Masarap. Mura.

Malinis. Masaya.

Delicious. Affordable.

Clean. Fun.

JT’S MANUKAN GRILLE, which offers grilled chicken items marinated the Ilonggo way, is the brainchild of actor Joel Torre and his wife, Cristy.  What started as a simple takeout counter in May 2003 has now blossomed into a full service restaurant concept with eighteen existing branches.

The outlets are set-up in open air, alfresco settings which resemble the inasal chicken outlets commonly seen in Bacolod City. Air conditioning sections are also available. For quite some time, Joel and Cristy have been experimenting with various marinations that they’ve learned from their parents and aunts.  They wanted to come up with grilled chicken that was tasty, succulent and fresh tasting at all times.  In May 2003, the opportunity finally came for them to try out their recipes when Joel was offered a space at one of the properties of the Vera Perezes.  The original plan of only having a take out counter for their chicken eventually became a restaurant as word got around of how juicy and tender the chicken being served at JT’s Manukan Grille was.

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The Four M's


(The Filipino term for Delicious)

JT’s Manukan Grille is a Negrense restaurant that offers a variety of Ilonggo dishes brought to you from the province of Bacolod, Negros Occidental. Our specialty dish, Inasal, is deeply marinated chicken grilled to perfection. Grilled to a crisp on the outside, tender and juicy in the inside. We cook it with care, well done, not rare. One bite of this baby will bring you back to the City of Smiles. Aside from chicken, we also have Kansi (beef bone marrow and vegetables soup) and Batchoy (The Ilonggo noodle soup), perfect for the rainy season. JT’s Manukan Grille also offers squired dishes such as Isol (Chicken ass), Sate Babi (The Ilonggo version of the Kebab) and a whole lot more!


(The Filipino term for Affordable)

Jt’s Manukan Grille caters to everyone and anyone! Meals start at PHP 150 upwards, definitely affordable for the whole Family and Barkada (Group of friends). If you’re looking for good food with an affordable price JT’s Manukan Grille is definitely your go to place.


(The Filipino Term for Clean)

JT’s Manukan Grille stands by the food’s quality. Our food is prepared with authentic ingredients, some even shipped all the way from Bacolod. Here at JT’s we make sure that we serve healthy and fresh dishes that are brought to you with outmost care and love.


(The Filipino Term for Fun)

JT’s Manukan Grille has been a staple place for family occasions, dinner with friends and even romantic dates. We have the right ambiance for you to enjoy good food as well as good conversations. JT’s Manukan Grille also caters to tourists who are eager to get the Ilonggo dining experience without having to fly all the way to Negros.

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