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8 Authentic Chinese Restaurants to Try in Binondo

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  • Updated as of January 8, 2020

    Are you in for a food trip this weekend? This time, let’s check out the world’s oldest Chinatown, which can be found just in the Manila neighborhood: the Binondo district.

    In this hub, discover what Chinatown has to offer—from monumental temples, Feng Shui goods, and affordable Chinese food. Make sure to tag your friends along with you and let Philippine Primer be your guide as you discover these 8 restaurants that are worth a visit for your food adventure!

    Masuki

    Beef Wonton Chicken Asado (Php 260/regular, Php 275/special)

    Perfect for the rainy season, Masuki’s signature Original Mami is a must-try for every foodie out there. Here’s a tip: dip the noodles to their special secret Masuki sauce, to enhance the flavor of the noodles. Masuki is one of the most popular and oldest noodles and dim sum restaurants in town so make sure you get to try their dishes first!

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    Address: 931 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-8244-0745
    Business Hours: 7 a.m. to 10: 30 p.m. (Mon. to Thurs.); 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (Fri. to Sun.)
    Price range: Php 255 below/per dish
    Facebook: facebook.com/masuki1930/

    The Original Salido

    Hong Ma with Cuapao (Php 410)

    Are you a fan of Asado? The Original Salido should be your next stop if you love cuapao (open-faced siopao) and coffee. This restaurant offers their famed Asado, a sweet pork Chinese dish that’s best with rice or with steamed buns. If you’re planning to head there in the morning, have a cup of brewed coffee prepared using the siphon method to start your day.

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    Address: 2/F Ongpin St., Santa Cruz, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-521-3333
    Business Hours: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon. to Sun.)
    Price Range: Php 380 below/per dish
    Facebook: facebook.com/salidorestaurant/

    Sincerity Café & Restaurant

    Sincerity Fried Chicken (Php 180/half, Php 360/whole)

    What’s a Chinatown food trip without eating the famous Sincerity Fried Chicken? As one of the legendary restaurants in Binondo, Sincerity offers a simple yet flavorful pack of food on their menu, starting off of course with their fried chicken that’s soft, chewy, and flavorful that you’ll enjoy even without the sauce.

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    Address: 497 E.T. Yuchengco St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-8241-9990
    Business Hours: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Mon. to Sat.) 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Sun.)
    Price range: Php 540 below/per dish
    Facebook: facebook.com/sincerityrestaurant.main/

    President Grand Palace

    Fried Squid Salt and Chili (Php 350) 

    If you’re looking for a place where you can bring your family with you, President Grand Palace is the best choice. It has a semi fine-dining ambiance with over 700 seats so bringing in large groups would be ideal. Their menu focuses on Cantonese cuisine so expect loads of seafood items when you dine in.

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    Address: 746-750 Ongpin St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-8243-4988
    Business Hours: 10 am to 10 pm (Mon. to Sun.)
    Price range: Php 1,200 below/per dish

    Wai Ying Fastfood

    Hakaw (Php 80)

    Opened in 1988, Wai Ying has been a favorite among locals and tourists because of its affordable Chinese food offerings in town. Their most popular dish is hakaw, a Cantonese dumpling served in dim sum. They also have crunchy siomai which is also very affordable for those going there on a tight budget.

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    Address: 810 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-8242-5195
    Business Hours: 24 hours
    Price range: Php 300 below/per dish
    Facebook: facebook.com/Wai-Ying-Fastfood-Main-Branch

    Happy Delicious Kitchen

    3-in-1. Pick 3 dishes, pair it with a cup of rice! (Php 150)

    Have you tried ordering a 3-in-1? And no, it’s not a sachet of coffee. It’s part of a food menu. At Happy Delicious Kitchen, you can order three dishes and a cup of rice that costs only Php 150. Amazing deal, right? This Taiwanese restaurant is a favorite among Chinese locals which makes it all the more a must-visit!

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    Address: 801 Benavidez St., cor. Salazar St., Manila
    Contact Number: 02-8244-0120
    Business Hours: 8:30 a.m-7:30 p.m
    Facebook: facebook.com/happydeliciouskitchen/

    New Po-Heng Lumpia House

    Lumpiang Sariwa (fresh) (Php 70)

    If you love spring rolls, head to New Po-Heng Lumpia House. By the name itself, you’ll get to try their fresh lumpia stuffed with vegetables, peanuts, shrimp, and pork, all finely chopped and cooked. Whether you love it salty, sweet, and spicy, you’ve got your new favorite place for your lumpia fix.

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    Address: Uysubin Bldg., 531 Quintin Paredes St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number: 02-7753-1891
    Business Hours: 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
    Price range: Php 60 below/per dish
    Facebook: facebook.com/Newpoheng/

    Lan Zhou La Mien

    Knife Mien (Php 220)

    This hole-in-the-wall restaurant serves flavorful dishes that you’ll surely love. Lan Zhou La Mien’s signature dish is the Knife Mien, made up of freshly made noodles and shrimp. They also have ramen noodles here. Try their egg fried rice why is a bestseller on their menu.

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    Address: 818 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
    Contact Number:  02-8244-5365
    Business Hours: 9:00 a.m-9:00 p.m (Mon. to Sun.)
    Price range: Php 230 below/per dish

    Which of these Chinese restaurants are you planning to visit so far? Share with us in the comments section below!

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