FOOD Restaurants in the Philippines
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 […]
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.
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.
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.
Craving to drink something sweet? Then, drop by at this café! Enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Makiling from the terrace seats CEC Beanstalk Café is located at the 5th floor of The Green Glass Boutique Hotel. There aren’t any large buildings around the area so the unobstructed and stunning view of Mt. Makiling can be seen from its terrace seats. For only around P100, you can enjoy and choose from a wide variety of tasty large-sized drinks. Satisfy your thirst with tasty large-sized drinks at affordable prices You can savor both milky sweet cheese and sour blueberry flavors by ordering the Blueberry Cheese Frappe (P120). If you prefer mild […]
A chic café with delicious food at reasonable prices. The café’s interior design has a retro American feel Tabelle Diner Café is a retro American-style café that opened last November. Since then, locals and students have been patronizing it so every day here is a busy day. The cafe offers 13 kinds of Frappuccino. One is the bestselling Oreo Green Tea that has an excellent combination of lightly sweetened green tea and crushed Oreo cookies. There are also light meals available such as pastas, sandwiches and finger food or “pica-pica.” All items on the menu are available for less than P220. The delightful and affordable Oreo Green Tea. (P90) A […]
Chelsea Kitchen is another Raintree Group offering that is the more casual version of its Chelsea Grand Café. The concept for it, according to the company’s Corporate Chef Kalel Chan, is like ‘extension of the kitchen’ – open, casual, engaging. Its flagship branch occupies an inviting space at the ground floor near the main entrance of SM Megamall Fashion Hall in Mandaluyong City while its 2nd branch is located in Eastwood Mall Libis, Quezon City. Chelsea Kitchen has a funky and friendly vibe with its no-walls design, stylishly put together modern pieces, and breezy set-up. There’s an open kitchen where diners can have a snap of the dishes to be […]
Asian flavors and staples Ninak, derived from kanin (flipped to coin a unique name) which means rice in Filipino is a one-stop restaurant for Southeast Asian flavors and popular staples. Here you can take a gastronomic trip to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines through their dishes. With rice as its culinary centerpiece, a major mainstay in Southeast Asian cuisine, the restaurant brings to the table comfort, flavors, and culinary cultures. The restaurant is owned and managed by the Jose brothers, who also gave us the popular gourmet burger chain in the metro, the Brothers Burger. Ninak started as a food delivery service outlet in Ortigas and Pasong […]