FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
Craving for desserts? Check out this town-favorite pastry shop located at Solenad 2 in Sta. Rosa Laguna and delight in their delectable pastries, perfect for your quick snack fix. PASTRY HEAVEN. Aroma and flavors to fall for. Purple Oven is a dainty white shop where you can find freshly-baked homemade breads and other pastry goodies. Every morning, there is a long queue of customers here all wanting to start their day right with the bakeshop’s warm and tasty bread that’s perfect for breakfast. Purple Oven also offers a lot of tasty delicacies you can try like their Spanish Chorizo and Sausage Turnovers that are great for snacks to go. You can get […]
YOKOHAMA Meat Kitchen, originally from Yokohama, opened in October 17 at Jupiter, Makati. It is brought by Yakiniku Zanmai, a famous barbecue restaurant that has been successfully operating several branches around Japan for at least fifteen years. The restaurant has a modern concept that lets customers feel the Japanese-style of hospitality. It is owned by two Japanese who aimed to deliver the luxurious beef flavor from Japan to Manila. Find fresh and quality meat in Manila. Enjoy a banquet of grilled meat here. The owners highly recommend two dishes: Wagyu-Tokujo Karubi and Harami which are both for P690. The restaurant has 12 tables good six people each. It also offers […]
Now you know it! Go ahead and gorge on Greek grub in this place The owner’s love for Greek food led to the birth of this Mediterranean-inspired restaurant. The place’s intimate setting can seat up to 40 diners. Its blue walls evoke the cool Grecian islands Its name is a shout-out to the great ancient Greek philosopher and the logo and the interiors feature an owl that symbolizes the goddess Athena. Its bestseller is Moussaka which is made with baked eggplant, mashed potatoes, and lamb topped with white sauce. Enjoy authentic Mediterranean cuisine here and fall in love with its healthy, tasty goodness. This dining spot situated in a laidback […]
Whimsical ambiance, wonderful breakfasts. Its pink and art painted walls. The artful design of the restaurant makes for a lovely setting to start a day right. The owner believes that an unhurried breakfast is important and so the restaurant offers a menu with hearty breakfast meals. A hearty breakfast! ‘The Early Bird Full English’ (P495) Try the crispy rod-shaped French toast with cinnamon flavor. You can sweeten it up a bit by dipping it in chocolate or caramel. The healthy and filling ‘The Early Bird Full English’ (P495) is a satisfying medley of fried egg, beans, toast, sausage, tomato, mushroom, potato, and bacon served in one plate. Grilled cheese paired […]
Try Lebanese cuisine: Choose Beiruti Bite! If you’ve already had enough of Italian, Filipino, or Japanese cuisine, why not try something new, like Lebanese? Beiruti Bite is the perfect spot to go on a food adventure if you want authentic Lebanese servings. TRY LEBANESE. Beiruti Bite resto in QC Beiruti Bite started as the brainchild of a Lebanese expat who wanted to provide a real Lebanese cookery here in Manila. The food you see here is not the typical shawarma stall you see in malls, as some of ingredients that they use here are imported ones. Not only that, because the cooking appliances they use are also imported which aid […]
Gorge on scrumptious crab meat with your friends! The restaurant has the iconic American red-white-and-blue-designed chairs. Claw Daddy’s is located in front of the Nuvali Koi Fish Feeding area. This seafood and American grill-themed restaurant is famous for its crab dishes that are meticulously prepared by its chef from sourcing to cooking. Crab Maritess is a crab dish dipped in garlic oil that is savory in every way! Claw Daddy’s Baby Back Ribs is also a hit because of its all-American style taste and texture. The choice meat is drenched in a sweet BBQ sauce with a hint of ginger that makes it delectably savory, tender and juicy. The chef […]
Spicy Indonesian food anyone? The interior features a classic American color theme. It is under the same management as Claw Daddy’s and shares the same American style ambiance. Its dining area can accommodate up to 60 persons making it ideal for small events too. John Bamboo offers Indonesian-American cuisine known for its distinctive exquisite taste of sweet and spicy fusion of flavors. Good for threesome sharing, the Seafood Sate Sampler (P579) One of its hit dishes is the Seafood Sate Sampler, a platter of skewered shrimps, white fish, and squid with sweet savory peanut butter sauce that perfectly complements this seafood medley. Enjoy this and more at John Bamboo located […]
Enjoy the ‘world breakfast’ on a refreshing morning. A stylish green-and-red interior This unique restaurant opened in May 2015 with the concept of ‘world breakfast’. Fresh mornings and invigorating breakfasts are what the owner wants the customers to experience when dining in this breakfast and brunch cafe. Advocating wellness and clean living, the owner ensures that the dishes they serve do not have any artificial seasoning. Its bestseller is the ‘Truffle Shitake Mushroom’ that bursts with Japanese and fusion flavors. Another one is the ‘Sausage Mushroom Risotto’ that’s made with sausage and soft-boiled egg and partnered with Italian rice. It has a gentle creamy taste, the kind that lingers in […]
Located in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Casa Italia, Singapore’s largest Italian café chain, offers yet another Italian gustatory experience to indulge in their generous servings of their menu staples such as pizza, pastries, and beverages. Casa Italia is known for its artisanal gelato, which has captured many customers by the flavorful and mouthwatering ice creams that they serve. The gelatos are made only through natural ingredients, keeping it tastiness at par with the gelatos served in Italy. They serve over 40 flavors such as as classic rich chocolate taste, fruit-flavored ones, and other exceptional flavors you may not have tasted yet. RICH FLAVORS. Casa Italia offers 40+ gelato flavors Aside […]
Japanese flavors, reasonable prices, unruffled setting. Enjoy a generous serving of TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON (P252) Owned by the city’s mayor, Umenoya Japanese Restaurant is tucked away in a tranquil village allowing diners to quietly savor their meal. Its TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON dish is popular with Japanese tourists visiting the town. Enjoy this plump glutinous Japanese rice cake, topped with teriyaki chicken that’s tender enough to cut with chopsticks. There’s a long list of exciting dishes on their menu worth checking out so don’t forget to add Umenoya to your itinerary when you head to the south!
For mediterranean cuisine lovers, go to Azzurro! The restaurant’s warm lighting gives off a cozy and calm vibe. For people who want to try Mediterranean cuisine, go to Azzurro at Sta. Rosa, Laguna. The restaurant is located at the Paseo Premiere Hotel which is close to the industrial park. Many Japanese expats working in the area frequent the dining place for its tasty Mediterranean menu. One of its best sellers is the Seafood Marinara that’s made of hosomen (thin noodle) and thick tomato sauce that bring out the rich seafood flavour of the dish. Azzurro also offers lots of seafood and vegetable dishes available for those who do not want […]
Experience mouth-watering Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine House of Bawai is a Vietnamese and Filipino cuisine restaurant located in Solenad 3 in Nuvali Sta. Rosa Laguna. Another branch can be found in the cool city of Tagaytay. ‘Bawai’ means ‘grandma’ in Vietnamese which characterizes the overall feel of the restaurant – warm, fussy, and laidback. About 80% of the ingredients used here are all imported from Vietnam making its flavours truly Vietnamese. Have a bite of the crispy lettuce and shrimp wrapped together in a spring roll, the Goi Cuon Enjoy its Goi Cuon (P220), Vietnam’s well-loved comfort food made from fresh vegetables, noodles, and shrimp wrapped together in a spring […]
Those working in the Makati cbd looking for a quick Chinese food fix for lunch can drop by Noodle & Co. Located at the second level of the world-class, sky-reflecting building Zuellig, this inexpensive and straightforward Sino-grub spot is perfect for the office worker who wants to enjoy a quick lunch as he or she keeps up with the urban pace. The modern oriental diner offers various choices of reasonably-priced dishes. Its main offering is, as the name suggests, noodles, plus a bunch of other food like the popular Chinese dimsum specialties that are plump and juicy. Try its delicious Chinese-style noodle dish topped with wantons and vegetables for only […]
Get your fill of authentic Chinese cuisine and enjoy a luxurious fish dish made affordable in this seafood haven. Le Garden Seafood Restaurant has been drawing seafood lovers since it opened in 2008. Its bestselling dish is the Steamed Lapu-Lapu Fillet with Bean Curd Tausi Sauce (P380) that is favored for its flavorsome goodness and soft texture. The tasty fish locally called Lapu-Lapu is usually served in expensive restaurants but Le Garden offers this fine dish in a special but affordable way. The Lapu-Lapu and tofu combo is simply perfect. Seasoned with soy sauce and other ingredients that bring out the fish’s flavour to the fore, the quality of the […]
The very oriental red and white signboard of this Korean restaurant is hard to miss on the 3rd floor of RCBC Plaza Tower 2. Red Table, a casual, quick-service diner offers budget-friendly Korean dishes perfect for those who want to try a variety without having to spend much. From their noodle dishes to their popular Bibimbap, which you can customize to suit your taste, Red Table provides true Korean dish goodness in all its branches. It is also popular for its Onigiris (rice balls wrapped in nori) which come in two variants: the tuna & mayonnaise (P60) and kimchi (P55). An onigiri is wrapped separately from a sheet of dried […]
The popular restaurant is known for its authentic Chinese hotpot, the taste of which has been consistent since it opened in Makati in 1990. Living up to its name Tien Tien, which means everyday in Chinese, they serve fresh seafood and vegetable hotpot dishes daily. Hearty Hotpot Meat Set (Regular/P890) You can choose from plain, satay and coriander flavored soups, and add seasonings like garlic, chili and green onions as you desire. They also offer a la carte dishes such as sweet-sour pork, spare ribs and noodles. Delivery service is available for its a la carte menu. There is a fish tank beside the entrance, and three private dining rooms […]
The Buenos Aires-based steak restaurant is ranked 17th in Latin America’s Best Restaurants 2014. At La Cabrera, you can enjoy the same great taste of its Argentine steak in that region right here in Manila. One of its popular dishes is Bife de Chorizo (500g/P1,800), a steak dish that oozes with savory goodness in every slice and bite. The order comes with about 10 kinds of free delectable side dishes that complement the meat. The exquisite Argentine steak The restaurant also offers wines that go best with steaks. Enjoy La Cabrera’s Latin vibe as you feast on its dishes and its interiors. Bring along your friends and bond over good […]
This famous European cuisine fine dining restaurant is headed by the renowned Scottish Chef Colin Mackay. The restaurant quickly became popular after its opening in Manila in 1997. After a decade, Chef Colin moved it to Ayala Avenue, Makati, much to the delight of gourmands and European food lovers in the city. Sala is loved and frequented not only for its exceptional menu, but also for its modern and deluxe interior décor characterized by clean simplicity that speaks of fine elegance. The stunning restaurant at night Take a taste of Sala’s fluffy Twice Baked Prawn and Dill Souffle (P540) that entices with its aroma and flavors. Its dessert called Rhubarb […]
Caramia is the sweet spot in all Amici Restaurants, literally! All Amici branches have this delightful gelato shop and there are some stand-alone Caramia branches as well. Here, authentic Italian gelato is freshly made everyday. They also offer signature gelato cakes and slices for that perfectly satisfying dessert. Colorful and luscious gelatos in full display at their showcase Punctuate your Italian dining experience with Caramia gelato and you’re sure to completely satisfy your palate. Choose from their various gelati as well as their seasonal gelato flavors, the newest addition are Turtle Pie, Mango Cream Pie, and Chunky Monkey. You can also indulge in their all-new Gelato Sundaes, Pistachio Strawberry Delight […]
Amici evolved from the service-from-the-heart initiative of Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, an Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Printing Press. In 1994, in support of the school’s employees, he proposed to start a canteen in Don Bosco School to meet the need of the school’s employees for an access to good food during lunch breaks. He got permitted and the result was an Italian delicatessen canteen called Amici di Don Bosco (Friends of Don Bosco). The school cafeteria became a business entity that served the employees and the students of the school. It was later on expanded as a franchise restaurant in Manila in 2007. […]
They said that you can have everything, but not all at once, although Max’s Group, Inc (MGi) believes that you can with their newly launched dining concept Burgos Eats. Their prominent brands such as Yellow Cab, Pancake House, Teriyaki Boy, Krispy Kreme and Jamba Juice have been all gathered together in a shared space where diners can have the best of five brands all in one sitting. The multi-format dining concept of MGi allows diners to order items on the menu from the five restaurants within the shared space. There’s no need to worry anymore if you’re getting your Japanese fix at Teriyaki Boy but at the same time craving […]
‘Original Korean Taste’ is how Bornga presents itself. And it has been offering nothing less than that to its local and foreign diners since the popular Korean restaurant opened its first branch in the Philippines last year. Its main restaurant is in Seoul and has more than 80 branches across Asia, a testament to the restaurant’s continuing success. The airy and classic-styled dining space At Bornga, you can enjoy authentic Korean flavors with ingredients that are imported from Korea. Its most popular dish is Masinchang Samgyeopsal (P390) that comes in soy sauce or spicy sauce. Vegetable lovers are sure to love its 7 to 9 kinds of fresh locally-grown Korean […]
‘Poco deli’ means ‘a small diner‘ in Italian. The lovely little restaurant has a cozy, wooden-themed interior that gives off that country atmosphere of European charm, complete with barrels and brick walls; there is definitely nothing to belittle about this dining place. From its stylish decor to its menu and service, expect to be impressed and your big appetite to be satisfied. The rustic-style restaurant is accented with beer barrels and brick walls. A must-try here are their firm and juicy homemade sausages, like lamb sausages, small Nurnberger sausages and chicken sausages; all are filled with savory goodness. There are also packed sausages available that cost P170-230 for 200-300g. German […]
Have a beautiful plump skin with Bulalo. Aviles Restaurant is famous for its Bulalo, a well-loved Filipino boiled soup made with beef shanks and beef marrow bones. The beefy soup is said to be good for the skin because it is rich in collagen. You may also add calamansi juice or soy sauce as desired. You can order a generous amount of tender meat in Bulalo for P 520.
Experience a family legacy of good food and sweet memoirs. Rustic wooden tables and chairs. This heritage restaurant teems with good food and homage to its original owner Faustina. Its current owner took over his grandma’s restaurant and then re-styled it as a café restaurant that serves comfort food. Here, you can try a variety of sweets such as blueberry cheesecake, waffles, and the Banana Choco Hazelnut Crepe (P115). The menu offers a wide variety of home-style dishes as well as pastas, pizzas, and many others. Delicate and sweet – the yummy crepe. The Rib steak plate is popular among its patrons.
Witness a flaming chicken cooked right before your eyes. Bertito’s Anyhaw Restaurant is well-loved among locals as an ideal place to chill out with friends over beer or some grill. It is also popular for its bestselling ‘Flaming Chicken’ which is cooked by pouring it with a specialty rum sauce that makes the chicken burst into flames giving its skin a nice crispiness.
Indulge in a secret sanctuary in this vegetarian restaurant owned by a lacto-vegetarian. Satya Graha is both refreshing and relaxing. Satya Graha is a restaurant conceptualized and owned by a vegetarian which first opened in 2008. It offers vegetarian dishes that are inspired by Filipino food like adobo and sisig. Here, soy beans and mushrooms are used instead of meat, along with healthy coconut oil. This place is worth a try for people who don’t favor vegetables because the dishes are tasty as much as they are healthy. All the dishes are vegetable-based. Discover this hideaway restaurant as you walk through its rear pathway.