Van Gogh is Bipolar Restaurant Review

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It was one hot sunny day when we found ourselves cruising along the street of Maginhawa, killing some time, and nowhere to go when the thought of dropping by the famous restaurant of Van Gogh is Bipolar came to mind. I have been eyeing this interesting place for several years, and alas! we unexpectedly found time to see it in our least expected time.

Van Gogh is Bipolar is a unique restaurant in Maginhawa Street that revolves around the idea of self-healing and setting moods. It is a restaurant that offers visual treats of teapots, arts, trinkets, clocks, antiquities, dried plants, dingus.


The place is eclectic and magical. It draws attention and interest yet exudes a calming effect on its guests. The setting, the lighting, the staff, the utensils, and the mini garden will really set you in the right mood to eat. Even the toilet area is comforting! 

Van Gogh is Bipolar
154 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village Diliman, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Lunch 12 NN-3 PM / Dinner 6PM Onwards
 +63 922 824 3051
Facebook: Van Gogh is Bipolar

All guests are required to remove their footwear before entering the restaurant which can be accessed through an old mirrored closet door that was converted into a portal that leads inside! Very Narnia.

The place was small. It can only accommodate around 15 diners. We were there around 2PM so there’s more space and no much people around.


Van Gogh is Bipolar promises No Preservatives and No Artificial & Processed Ingredients. Their menu changes based on the mood of the chef and the availability of ingredients.

Check their menu & food prices here.


You can choose between Happy and Chill courses. Happy meals are meat-based while those under Chill menu are fish-based. Note: They only serve set meals during dinner time; during lunchtime, they offer ala carte dishes. We were a little full during our visit so we just got this set (click on the small arrow to see other photos).

We paid around P800 for this set – pasta, a fish rice meal, and a small glass of ginger drink. We think the meal was a bit pricey. Maybe because they were organic? The taste was not outstanding, just okay. Maybe we are not used to eating healthy foods or our palates aren’t sophisticated enough. Lol.


There are NO SERVERS here. You have to write your name and orders on a paper provided and ring the bell by the kitchen window and give your written orders. If you need anything you have to go back to the kitchen window and ring the bell again. After eating, you have to place soiled dishes by the kitchen window.


Our lunch lasted for 2 hours. Overall, a pleasant one. We think of going back to the place someday.  

Van Gogh is Bipolar has its own character. It’s up to you to find the place amazing or pretentious. Depends on your taste or preferences, you will either love it or hate it.

One thing we’ll all agree on is that Van Gogh is Bipolar is a bit expensive, but the comforting vibe is all worth it. If you are looking for something new that offers a unique experience, then Van Gogh is Bipolar is a must-try.  It’s okay to dine here especially if you will not pay the bill. *wink*

Disclaimer: We are not professional food critics. Ghaad, we cannot even cook a decent meal. We just love eating and criticizing  (lol) recording our experiences. That given, please do not take our word against us, as our reviews are solely of our personal opinion, purpose and consumption. We may be swayed, subjected, or somehow influenced by background, sex, religion, nationality, affiliation, and experiences.

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