Recently Jersey and I hit up this restaurant in Eagle Rock called Isla Cocina Pilipina. We're on a mission to find a swanky good Filipino spot.
Verdict? It was good, but not great. The restaurant itself was a bit awkward. There was a grip of empty space which made me feel a bit wonky...definitely had a cold ambiance.
Jersey was tearing UP that food and took great pride in ordering for me. The waiter looked at me like I was incompetent or about to try Filipino food for the first time. I reassured him that wasn't the case. Jersey is just snotty about my pronunciations. Really, I'm the ONLY person in the world who can't say ponsit correctly.
I danced while eating (which is a good sign) but the waiter was also tons of fun so that could have explained my goofiness, too. He kept trying to get me to order chocolate sauce and a soup #5 lol...For all of you non-Filipinos, you'll have to google that. I really try to eat like the Romans when I'm chillin in their kitchens, but I can't get down with that ish man! Just can't.
Overall it was just okay. No fun drinks, normal food with no specific wow factor and kind of a ways from us so I don't know if we'll be going back...unless his people's come into town and need to grub.