SAGE Bespoke Grill: Secret of One of the Best Steakhouses in Manila @MakatiShangriLa

Our family loves steaks! We got a rare chance to go behind the kitchen and know the secret behind one of the best steakhouses in Manila.

Watch this video: Makati Shang Kitchen: Sage Bespoke Grill’s Tomahawk Steak with Anton Diaz


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SAGE Bespoke Grill is the steakhouse restaurant of Makati Shangri-La specializing in Josper-grilled steaks.

We ate here twice recently and came up with some tips on what to order and how to have an awesome time at Sage… 


Makati Shangri-La Hotel Level 2
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
Telephone: +632 814-2580
Website: Sage Bespoke Grill Website

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Sage Menu: Josper Grill, Appetizer, Salad, Soup, Chef’s Corner, Signature Sides | Chef’s Table, Desserts and Cheeses, Wine

Make sure to reserve this presidential table for added privacy and an elegant setting. 



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6 Oysters (P1,230). Shallot, Fresh Sea Grapes.

The oysters are fresh and served with vinegar and lemon.


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Iceberg Lettuce Salad (P360). Sour Cream, Bacon, Blue Cheese.

You have to cut through the crunchy iceberg and eat it topped with sour cream and blue cheese. 


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Sage has really good creamy and hot soups to stimulate your appetite.


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Lobster Bisque (P450). Sherry and Paprika Cream.

You can taste the flavor of real lobster. It’s also not too thick with just the right creaminess.


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Edamame Soup (P400). Crab Meat.

For something interesting, order the Edamame-based soup with crab meat for contrast.


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The bread platter is tempting, but skip it so that you don’t get full and you get to enjoy your steak.



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Jacks Creek MB 5 (1,300 gram P8,200)Australian Wagyu Tomahawk.

The Australian Wagyu Tomahawk is the best steak in Sage with the perfect balance of meatiness and marbling. Seasoned with salt and pepper only.


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The steak is cooked in a Josper Grill using charcoal to properly cook the steak to your desired doneness.


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The steak is manually checked and flipped by the chef and then rested (outside the oven) for the same time it is cooked.


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It’s basted with butter infused with rosemary, bay leaves, green pepper, crushed garlic, black pepper, and finished with Himalayan salt.


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Order an appropriate red wine to complement the steak.



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Mixed Grill Surf and Turf (P4,720). Lobster Tail, River Prawn, Lapu Lapu, Sea Bass, Tenderloin, Rib Eye, Lamb Chop, Chicken Skewer, Pork Chop.

One of our favorite dishes in Sage is the Mixed Grill Surf and Turf with the best seafood and steak combination for family sharing. 


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We love the rib eye, river prawn with a huge head, the lobster tail, lamb chop, and chicken skewer paired with grilled garlic. 


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Signature Side Dish (P215 each). Josper Corn on the Cob, Creamed Spinach, Forest Mushroom, Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Peas.

Order the corn, spinach, and mushroom as side dishes, and the mac and cheese for the kids.


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Bouillabaisse (P3,305). Lobster Tail, Mussel, Prawns, River Prawns, Lapu Lapu, Squid, Seabass, Cheese, Croutons, Potato and Rouille Sauce.

Nobody does Bouillabaisse in Manila like this anymore with the right combination of seafood.



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Banana Sticky Toffee Pudding (P315). Louisiana Pecan Nuts, Salted Caramel Ice Cream.

This is our favorite dessert at Sage–soft pudding with just the right sweetness from the toffee balanced with the salted caramel flavor.


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Chocolate Sphere (P315). Brownies, 70% Whipped Ganache, Poached Pear, Warm Chocolate Sauce.

Sometimes a good chocolate dessert is still the best ending to a good steak meal. 


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SAGE is perfect for a family celebration or a steak milestone dinner date with your special someone. We think you’ll love the taste of Josper-grilled cooked meats the same way we do.

It’s best to go as a group of 8-10 people so that you can order the tomahawk steak and the mixed surf and turf for sharing.

Budget about P1,700/head plus wine. 


Makati Shangri-La Hotel Level 2
Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1200, Philippines
Telephone: +632 814-2580
Facebook: @MakatiShangrila
Twitter: @MakatiShangrila
Instagram: @MakatiShangrila
WebsiteSage Bespoke Grill Website

Operating Hours:
Monday to Friday
Breakfast 7am – 10am
Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm

Lunch 11.30am – 2.30pm
Dinner 6pm – 10.30pm

Brunch 11.00am to 2.00pm
Dinner 6pm -10.30pm

Dress Code: Smart Casual

Book a Table Now at Sage Bespoke Grill


Live an Awesome Life,



Disclosure: Our meal was courtesy of Makati Shangri-La. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. 

P.S. We also visited Shang Palace to know the secret of the one of the best hakaws in Manila. 🙂

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Watch this video: Makati Shang Kitchen: Shang Palace’s Signature Hakaw with Anton Diaz


P.P.S. Don’t miss The Picnic BIG SUNDAY BRUNCH on April 2!

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Manila, March 16, 2017 – Indulge in the next big family event this season. Makati Shangri-La introduces The Picnic, a big Sunday brunch that will bring together the best of the best dishes of Inagiku, Sage Bespoke Grill, and Shang Palace on April 2, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We are delighted to introduce this unique dining experience to our patrons. We want families to enjoy a picnic style brunch buffet specially curated by Makati Shangri-La’s international chefs,” said Andrew Zarzosa, Executive Assistant Manager for Food and Beverage. “This will be a first for us and we promise a memorable brunch experience in Makati.”

Makati Shangri-La, Manila is not only well-known for its grandeur and elegance, but its culinary prowess and splendid service in every restaurant and bar, leaving every guest more memories to take home.

Located at the Mezzanine level of the hotel, there will be interactive food stations all around. It will be an amazing food journey that allows every guest to savor the best dishes with an excellent view of the hotel’s grand chandelier.

Experience the delight of Shang Palace’s signature dim sum such as delectable xiao long bao and hakaw plus other Cantonese favorites such as the rich Peking Duck, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Hot Prawn Salad.

Get a taste of Inagiku’s 18 years of authentic Japan cuisine featuring the richest noodles, tempura and a variety of the freshest sushi, whose ingredients hail from the land of the rising sun.

Don’t forget to drop by Sage Bespoke Grill’s Butchery showcasing the finest meats of large proportions char-grilled in the Josper plus charcuterie in a live station, sliced before your very eyes. Pair every meat with freshly made pasta and foie gras.

To top off every meal, guests are invited to visit Grandma’s Kitchen, a heartwarming corner which is reminiscent of a sweet old lady’s cottage filled with sweet confections in every cupboard and drawer.

Price begins at Php 2,800++ per person for a buffet with one free cocktail, 4,800++ with free flowing Moet et Chando, and Php 14,888++ with free flowing Dom Perignon champagne.

For inquiries and reservations, guests may call (63 2) 813 8888 or send an email to Follow the story of Makati Shangri-La, Manila on social media with the #MakatiShangExperience and #MakatiShangPicnic

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