Sango! The Burger Master is now back to tango. 
The familiar name of Sango brings back the memories of my frequent visit to Rockwell when I was in college. While studying, I was also a brand ambassador of a clothing store located at Rockwell Archaeology wing. Other than my love for clothes, particularly dressing up, my trips to Rockwell included my spirit of curiosity in every restaurant opening in that mall. I strongly remember my fondness for Sango and their burgers. Each time I pass by, I feel like the huge sign was calling my name to enter the door and spend my college allowance for a piece of burger. It was a fun place to hang-out, cute and cozy interiors, fit for the hip. Sango abandoned Rockwell and the absence made the crowd miss the place. 
The buzz is out. I’m on a high to report that Sango is back! Well, not in Rockwell, in a different location far far away from where I was used to. For the Ateneans, lucky for you, Sango is now your friendly neighbor. 
From a Japanese expat owner who introduced the signature master sauce to two (2) new Filipino owners who are both Sango fanatics. The new Filipino owners didn’t want the Sango blood to die down and decided to buy the franchise and bring it back to life by reviving the first store in a new location, where mostly students live and hangout. 
If I was a blogger back then, I’m a hundred percent sure my photos and words about Sango had been posted in The Food Scout already. This time, I’m not going to miss this chance to share with you my comeback to the returning burger spot.  

The Food:

Yakiniku Kimchi Rice Burger (Php 185)
Rate: 5/5
Sango narrowed down their menu to make it easier for customers to select their choice of burger. It was a matter of selecting the best variants and creating new dishes for a new menu. 
Yakiniku Kimchi Rice Burger, being one of the newest on the menu, strikingly impressed my distaste for a strong tangy Kimchi. I found it a surprise to be dazzled by the combination of the thin angus beef strips and kimchi in a pocket of rice. This tops my Sango list! 
Yakiniku Rice Burger (Php 160)
Rate: 4/5
Exactly how Yakiniku Kimchi Rice burger is made, minus the strips of kimchi in the burger. A milder take with less spices that will satisfy a hungry student who walked all the way from the blue school in front to Sango. Yakiniku Rice Burger was part of the old menu but it’s only this time that they changed the beef to angus beef strips. One notch higher of improvement right there. 
Master Burger (Php 135)
Rate: 4/5
How could you go wrong with their Master Burger and the signature Master Sauce? Years ago, from my last visit at Sango Rockwell, this was the last burger I remember ordering from the short lady at the counter. Looking at it now, it brings back the naive days of college, when all I think of was studying for a test, getting a good meal and caring mostly about my future. I know, I know, such a selfless college girl. Things chance when you mature. Hehe. 
Anyway, the taste replicates the old taste I remember. Well, it should be. It’s the burger and the sauce that made Sango famous. Its Master Sauce, a blend of  spiced sweet flavor with its grind meat, flowing from the burger, sets the difference from all other burgers in town. 
Master Double Cheese Burger (Php 215)
Rate: 4/5
Like a baby in a crib, the Master Double Cheese Burger lies down to make you smile, and carry it straight to your big mouth. A more colorful take on Sango burgers with its signature Master Sauce, lettuce, tomato, chopped onions, cheese and double burger patties. 
Chili Dog (Php 120)
Rate: 4/5
It might not be a burger day for you today so a hotdog is present as an option. Still with the signature Master Sauce, the Chili Dog keeps its standard like how it used to be. 
Teriyaki Burger (Php 130)
Rate: 2/5
A disappointment led me to their Teriyaki Burger. One, for being awful in the photo. Second, for its bland teriyaki flavor. Unappealing to my choice of burger after being impressed by its other Sango sibling burgers. 
Master Fries (Php 115)
Rate: 4/5
The signature Master Sauce continued to charm, now with their Master Fries. The ideal dirty and messy side plate to run to, before and after your burger meal. 
Tori Karaage Don (Php 165)
Rate: 4/5
I was supposed to lay off my hands on the shallow bowl of Tori Karaage Don after being satisfied and consumed with my burgers. Yet, it was O who convinced me to give it a try since it generally pleased a man who taps rice over buns. Crisp of flavorful chicken karaage requires a bowl full of rice, which Sango addressed.
Oyako Don (Php 150)
Rate: 4/5
A comforting rice meal with boneless chicken strips mixed with egg over a heavy bowl of rice. 
Macha Azuki (Php 90)
Rate: 4/5
Ended the meal with Macha Azuki, green tea flavored milk shake dressed with red beans, sticky rice balls and corn flakes. 
Strawberry Shake (Php 70)
Rate: 4/5

The Ambiance:

Sango maintained its cozy and playful Japanese-inspired setting that looks like a playground for adults. Students, the market of Sango in Katipunan, would choose this as a spot to hangout while on a break before their next class. 
Displayed around Sango are origami artworks created by the customers. As a customer, you could make your own origami art by using their paper supplies and learning from the origami books and guide stacked in their narrow book shelf by the TV. 
I totally forgot making my own origami and was consumed by watching Takeshi’s Castle playing in loops. Takeshi’s Castle, the program I miss watching, kept me laughing the entire time while waiting for my order.
The Service:
Speaking of waiting for my order, the service painted the colorful ambiance to a grayer scale. It took them so long to bring all our orders on the table. Could I just say the staff is new to this fast-paced industry? Well, I believe not. I suggest they improve more on serving bulks of order or the students waiting will be late for their next class. 
All in all, I think the group ended the meal with happy tummies. We went on a chill Saturday afternoon, nothing to catch and nothing to worry about. The long wait for food didn’t bother too much but it’s still not the service we all expected. 
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Location: 299 Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours: 10:00am-10:00pm (Monday-Saturday) / 11:00am-10:00pm (Sunday)
Contact: (+63 937) 374-3376
Twitter: @sangoburger 
Instagram: @sangoburger  
Budget: PHP150++

Food 9/10
Ambiance 9/10
Service 7/10
Cost 9/10
Overall 8.5/10