Pyro, according to their Facebook page’s categorization, is an Asian Fusion Restaurant. They’re at the Mabini Commercial Complex along Mabini Street, Davao City. This part of the city is seeing a constant growth of new establishments sprouting like mushrooms. The place is accessible enough via taxis and trikes but no jeepney route on the same road though.
Restaurant is a bit small with only about 8 tables in all. Full capacity at 34 persons based on my count of available seats. I imagine the place can get a bit “noisy” when it’s packed to the brim. If you’re uncomfortable with that kind of environment, you might be fidgety when you’re here. If you want to avoid the crowd, I suggest visiting after the lunch service or just before dinner service.
Service crew was quite accommodating and they are knowledgeable of the menu and can offer suggestions for you if you’re undecided which to order. That is a plus for me.
April, my girlfriend, ordered the Unlimited Chicken Wing since they had it as a Halloween promo. Wings were decent-sized; a bit small to my liking but since it’s unlimited, you compensate size with volume, I guess. When the wings came out, I found it lacking in the sauce department. I expected the wings to be dripping with sauce because, to me, that’s the joy of having wings – eat with your hands and get it “dirty” with the sauce so you can lick it off after.
I ordered the Bone Marrow Cheeseburger with the patty cooked medium (or is is cooked to medium?). I had to wait about 15 or 20 minutes though to have my burger. Not sure why. The staff didn’t explain; just that I had to wait another 5 minutes.
Anyway, so burger came and it looks appetizing. Brioche bun (I believe), lettuce, an onion ring, the patty (with the bone marrow mixed in), a thin slice of cheddar cheese and a slather of mustard. The patty was a bit dry after I took a bite off of the burger. I’m partly to blame perhaps since I asked them to cook the patty medium.
As for the bone marrow taste, I honestly could not find it. Most likely because it was mixed into the patty. (It was as confirmed by one of the staff.)
I was half hoping/expecting it to be something you had to add yourself or maybe a big dollop on top of the patty when the burger is served. And because this was a cheeseburger, I was really hoping for cheese to be oozing down the sides.
In the end though, it’s still a pleasant lunch. I’d still come back to check out the other items on the menu. I’d give it a 3.5/5.