Mall of Asia
Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular restaurants in Japan that offer authenticity, quality, innovation and creative thinking when it comes to ramen. They already have branches in Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan Hongkong and the Philippines. They are most known for their Butao King which is original pork bone broth. Butao King/pork bone broth (P390) Other basic choices are: Black King/pork broth dyed dark with squid ink (P410) Red King/spicy miso (P410) Green King/an Italian fusion soup made from pesto-like combination of olive oil and basil (P410) They also let the guests to customize their ramen by filling out the Omotenashi sheet, their signature order slip. It’s a simple check list […]
Highlands Prime Steakhouse used to be a restaurant that you could only visit if you’re a member at Tagaytay Highlands. They’ve since opened up to more people by opening branches at the Mall of Asia and Estancia Mall. This casual restaurant uses the Angus beef with the highest rank, which will truly captivate your taste. Although classified as a casual restaurant, they do not skip on quality. They dry-age these USDA-certified cuts for 28 days and cook them to perfection so that you don’t even need any sauce to fully satisfy your palate. We highly recommend getting their Prime Rib (P2,350 for 14 oz.). It’s seasoned and slow-cooked at […]
Botejyu in SM Mall of Asia Japan’s premier specialty restaurant is finally here! Botejyu, the innovator of the legendary Okonomiyaki, and inventor of Okosoba, opens their first Philippine branch at the SM Mall of Asia. Botejyu President and CEO Hideto Kurita (in the middle) with Viva International Food and Restaurants, Inc. officials pose for a photo op From the gourmet city of Tamade, Osaka in 1946, Botejyu first started as an okonomiyaki specialty restaurant. The restaurant was named so from the Japanese onomatopoeia of the sound “bote” of the okonomiyaki being flipped and the sizzling sound “jyu” of it cooking on the hot teppan griddle. Ceasar […]
Llaollao, pronounced as “yao-yao” is set to invade the Philippines with their first two branches opening soon in SM Mall of Asia, Pasay and Glorietta 2, Makati. While it was mentioned in Llaollao Philippines’ Facebook page that they will be open this month of June, there’s no official announcement yet on when the exact opening date is, but the hype of yogurt lovers in the Philippines is really obvious. This frozen yogurt franchise, which originated in Spain, serves up to 700 different combinations that you can customize, ranging from fresh berries to sweet and fruity sauces, and cookie crunches. There’s no need to reconcile! (Photo credit: llaollaoweb.com) One […]
You can now get a taste of Osaka’s famous okonomiyaki as Chibo Okonomiyaki Restaurant, one of Japan’s leading okonomiyaki restaurants, has landed on our shores! JAPAN’S BEST. It’s been said that Osaka okonomiyaki is one of, if not the best in Japan. Chibo Okonomiyaki specializes in Osaka okonomiyaki, so expect no less than the best. Logo courtesy of Chibo Okonomiyaki Facebook page. Chibo was founded in 1973 at Sennichimae in Osaka, Japan, a district known for gourmet eateries. The name comes from the flag mark of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, a 16th century Japanese warlord, and the man responsible for building Osaka Castle. They’ve long been considered the king of […]
Two words: Sushi buffet. One big contribution that the Japanese has brought to the Philippines would be their cuisine. What with all the emerging Japanese restaurants in the metro alone, you’ll know that Japanese cuisine has established a name in the culinary scene here in the Philippines. One of the most well-known Japanese restaurants in the metro is Banzai. It’s popular because of being a Japanese buffet restaurant, having all sorts of your favorite Japanese food in one place. It’s actually a heaven of Japanese food, whether you want sushi, okonomiyaki, katsu, tempura—it’s totally a world of Japanese food in there. So, are you kinda […]
Filipinos love good food. Most people, however, do not like being limited to paying a lot just to get several dishes in one seating. Buffets solve this problem by having several options for one price, but are still limited by the space given to customers. La Fiesta, however, seeks to up the buffet game by claiming the title of the Largest Filipino Buffet. THE LARGEST FILIPINO BUFFET. La Fiesta is possibly the largest collection of food under one roof, served every single day of the week. Photo courtesy of La Fiesta Largest Filipino Buffet Facebook page. La Fiesta is located at the SM Mall of Asia and is, […]
The burger game is strong with this one! Big, juicy, and meaty burgers are every person’s dream. When assembled to have the best and delectable ingredients there are in the world, burgers become more lovable and tastier. At Burger Lab, you can find these treats and not only that—you can finally build your dream burgers! The Burger Lab is a cozy and laidback restaurant owned by Sho Isomura and Rommel Gutierrez as they thought burgers are great to pair with beers. The restaurant looks like a chemistry laboratory, with test tubes and apparatus displayed at some shelves found in the restaurant. It has a sleek motif which makes […]
Did you know that February is National Potato Lovers Month? Here’s a great way to celebrate the Potato-est day of our lives: head on over at the SM Mall of Asia and see the wondrous World of Fries. LIKE IT CHOCOLATEY. Check out World of Fries’ S’mores Fries drizzled with chocolate and caramel syrup. Have you ever wondered what other interesting flavors you can mix and match your potatoes with? At the World of Fries, you can see your potato flavor dreams come into life. Have you ever heard of S’mores fries? Well, come and taste it as it is available now in the Philippines. PLAIN JANE. If you want […]
Potts Point Café is an Australian-themed restaurant that serves healthy dishes with ingredients sourced from 100% organic produce from its local partner communities. The café’s name is inspired by Potts Point, an affluent suburb in Sydney considered as the region’s center of history, culture and sophisticated living. Potts Point Cafe is located at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The restaurant is managed by the same company behind the successful The Old Spaghetti House and Grilla chain of restaurants. Its main branch is located in Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City. The restaurant exudes a casual and relaxing atmosphere with its modern industrial interiors and lighting. This neat and […]
Banzai is the country’s biggest Japanese buffet located at SM By the Bay, Mall of Asia, Pasay City. Banzai interior reflects a traditional Japanese setting. Upon entering, the guests are welcomed with Japanese lanterns, bamboo shoots, wood floor, cherry blossom tree and even Dotonbori neon signs. The restaurant is big enough to accommodate a maximum of 417 people. Banzai runs an open kitchen where you can see how the chefs prepare each dish. Everything is cooked on the spot, so everyone can enjoy fresh and authentic Japanese cooking. This Japanese buffet restaurant is supervised by 2 Japanese chefs to ensure the quality. Dotonburi neon signs Banzai is a total Japanese […]
One of the restaurants of LJC Group, Abè offers one-of-a-kind kampampangan cuisines. A lot of people say that most of the really good cooks come from the province of Pampanga. I guess it is safe to say that you can only expect delicious traditional Filipino food and a satisfied tummy when you visit Abè. Abè was named after the founder of LJC Group Mr. Larry Cruz’s father. Mr. E. Aguilar “Abè” Cruz loved to travel. That’s why the restaurant specialties were inspired by his trips around the world. The company also made sure that this restaurant has a family-friendly ambiance. It is spacious and has a nice view of the Manila […]
The Aristocrat Restaurant is famous for its world renowned Chicken BBQ & Java Rice combination. The Aristocrat also carries a wide variety of delicious Filipino & Asian inspired cuisine and has been serving customers from all over the globe since 1936. That’s 78 years of good food and fond memories. It has grown to become a staple in Pinoy culture and iconic in the Filipino food universe. BBQ Family Be sure to visit one of their branches when visiting Luzon. Open 24 Hours in Roxas Blvd. (Manila) & Jupiter St. (Makati). Our other branches are located in: SM Mall of Asia, SM Manila, SM San Lazaro, SM Dasmarinas (Cavite), Robinsons […]
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
① Tonkatsu Set Meal (salt, soy sauce, miso = P470, miso = P490) ② The very accommodating staff Santouka is a ramen restaurant that originated from the north of Japan, Hokkaido. It now has a few outlets around the world. As of now, they have 3 branches here in the Philippines. The Tonkatsu Set Meal (Photo ?) is said to be the restaurant’s most popular item. It uses high-quality Canadian pork that that is deep fried, creating a crispy coating. You’ll also taste the soft texture of the meat in every bite. If you have an empty stomach and you decide to eat at Santouka, we assure you that your […]
Mother’s Crepe and Café is famous for their delicious and healthy crepes, as implied by their motto. The signature crepe is made from fresh eggs, dietary fiber and rich flour. From the first bite, you can already taste the creamy filling without it being too sweet. For beverages, they have the popular green tea smoothie (P95). The famous Halo-halo smoothie (P125) is also a must try.
A Japanese-style family restaurant that offers delicious Japanese and western dishes. The place is designed to make customers feel as if they are back home in Japan. The ambiance is homey and friendly. It is a perfect place to dine with your family and friends. The menu is in English, but is also available in Japanese. A lot of customers here are Japanese. The service is like being in a family restaurant in Japan. Their budget meal is P300.
Tanabe is a Japanese restaurant that has branches in MOA and Malate. Mr. Honda, the chef who handles the branch in MOA, has been a sushi chef in a first-class hotel in Thailand and Tokyo for more than 40 years. This restaurant’s high quality sashimi has 8 varieties of raw fishes (photo 1) and is good for 2 servings. Tanabe also offers the appetizing shrimp tempura with vegetables (photo 2) and the perfect drinking snack, asparagus wrapped in bacon (photo 3).
Yabu is a restaurant that offers tonkatsu with very crunchy coating and soft meat. You can eat this without adding any condiments! If you are craving for a bowl of rice, fried pork cutlet and curry, then come and visit Yabu! This restaurant has a Japanese chef that supervises the dishes that are being served, maintaining a high-level quality to its food. Berkshire Pig (Black Pig) Premium Set is a dish with a crispy coating, chewy and soft texture, and rich gravy. This food is certainly like its name suggests. Yabu’s Katsudon will make you feel that you’re in Japan just by eating a grain of its rice. Hiroshima’s Deep Fried Oysters (P450) is […]
Gotti’s is a casual Italian restaurant that is located outside the Promenade, along the first floor of the main mall. The pasta is only Php 150; while the pizza is Php 260. Seafood Pizza is a dish that has shrimp, squid, mussels, tomatoes and olives that is tangled with thick parmesan cheese. Its crisp dough, which is baked in stone, fits perfectly well with all of the ingredients. Seafood pizza The Siciliana Spaghetti and Mediterranean Salad are some of the regular dishes that have a lot of volume. Siciliana spaghetti Mediterranean salad Gotti’s dishes are popular among young customers because of its reasonable prices.
This is a Singaporean restaurant that already has 2 stores in the Philippines, located in Rockwell Power Plant and at SM MOA. Boon Tong Kee is already in its 30th year. This restaurant’s menu incorporates the taste of Cantonese cuisine with traditional Singaporean flavors. Singapore’s specialty, Boiled Chicken (photo 2), is Boon Tong Kee’s recommended dish. Not only is it flavorful, it is also very healthy.