As soon as the family stepped in, we instantly knew this was going to be a different dining EXPERIENCE. The decor was inviting...the quality wood laminate floors, the specially placed and arranged lighting, the mural, the music, the cleanliness, and even the washrooms had that fusion/ ultramodern feel to it.
The waitress and host were of course Filipino, but carried themselves as highly polished professionally. They knew how to really treat dining customers - very accomodating and paying attention to what we needed.
We were in a "soupy" and moist mood , so we had shrimp sinigang, kare kare, barbecue chicken on skewers, and for desert: leche flan and mini-turon with toffee cake. (Of course, we also had rice!!!). Firstly, great presentation! Nice mod-looking plates as well as the bowls in which the sinigang and kare-kare were lovingly cradled. How about the taste? To die for! The sinigang was just the right lime/sour taste (unline Pin Pin's restaurant which was too lemony). The shrimp I mean prawns were monster-sized. The kare-kare was very tasty, perhaps a little too thin in thickness, but delicious indeed. The barbecue chicken tasted homemade and savoury. The deserts had a nice twist. Leche flan had nuts and pineapple on top and surrounding it. The mini-turon/toffee cake/ice cream combo really complemented each other for our taste buds.
The price? It was reasonable; for the 5 of us: $70 total including the tip. We would have spent perhaps $20 less at Pin Pin Restaurant, but personally, because of the lack of the long-line up, the spacious and more private feel to Rekado's, and the feeling of being an important customer via the well-presented food and decor, I would say the higher price was worth it.
Overall, I'd recommend Rekado's if you like to be pampered and if you don't like eating in a noisey, over-crowded restaurant and which may also cause you the slightest concern about cleanliness.