Ever heard of that restaurant in Tarlac that features a special wall where you can vent your frustrations and anger? The restaurant is called “Isdaan” and the wall is called the “Tacsiyapo wall”. Ever since it was featured in various TV shows for this unique feature, a lot of people have taken interest in this restaurant. However, it’s quite far from the Metro Manila area, which makes going there for just using the wall quite a hassle.
Fortunately, the restaurant has put up a branch nearby that’s very accessible to those living in the greater Manila area and even surrounding provinces. This branch is located near Bay, Laguna, specifically in Calauan, Laguna. It’s located along the national highway and about 71 kilometers away from Makati which would take (give and take) around 1-2 hours of travel time depending on traffic.
This branch has been reportedly owned by the Barrio Fiesta Group and the actress Heart Evangelista. And just like its main branch in Tarlac, the one in Calauan also features the Tacsiyapo wall. Aside from the Tacsiyapo wall, the restaurant also features a myriad of gigantic and life-sized statues including that of Buddha, several types of animals, famous political figures and even characters from your favorite animated movies and TV shows. And not to mention the various water features located throughout the restaurant which are perfect for taking pictures.
As for the food, Isdaan offers mostly Filipino-themed recipes from fried seafood, savory soups and dishes and grilled food among others. But be prepared to wait and often times fall in line as the restaurant has been reported to have a not so efficient customer service. Past customers have reported that food serving time is quite awful especially if you’re on a hurry or really hungry. And since the restaurant follows a first come, first serve policy, you might want to come earlier to avoid wasting too much time.
As for the price, Isdaan mostly targets middle to high income consumer groups. An ordinary meal (sharing) would cost at least P300-P400 and can cost even higher depending on the food you want, so for those looking for a cheap dining experience, Isdaan might not be the most economical choice for you.
Nevertheless, the appeal of the restaurant is really on the Tacsiyapo wall and the various figures and statues placed in the entire property. As for the food and service, the restaurant is yet to improve on this.