14 Restaurants in Cubao That Will Have You Drooling All the Way Home


A poetry and ukelele cafe makes the list!

Cubao, as we all know, is full of hidden food crawls and unique shops for quirky finds. Whether you’re looking for a good drinking place to hang out with your buddies, a cat cafe, or a spoken word coffee shop for your #hugot thoughts, Cubao is definitely the place to be. To sum that all up, here’s a list of hidden gems we’ve gathered for all of you to check out!

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Four Seasons Hotpot City – Manhattan Parkview

From the same group that brought us Vikings and NIU by Vikings, Four Seasons Hotpot City is another buffet restaurant that plays on the hotpot/shabu-shabu concept. Add this to your must-tries for your next Sunday lunch out with your family!

Four Seasons Hotpot City
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Four Seasons Hotpot City
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G/F Manhattan Parkview, Manhattan Gardern City,
Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 932-7777

Burgoo – Gateway

Founded in 1999, Burgoo is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in American cuisine serving favorites like ribs, wings, pastas and shakes. Be that as it may, if the classic Chicken BBQ doesn’t do the trick, their Barbecued Baby Back Ribs might.


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G/F The Food Street, SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Rd, Las Piñas
(02) 519 2114

Gumbo – Gateway

Gumbo, A Taste of New Orleans, a casual dining restaurant that provides extra ordinary atmosphere of fun, quality food, best service and cleanliness. Fill your senses with the authentic taste of Cajun and Creole cooking such as freshly caught seafood’s, tender and juicy steaks and ribs, a variety of pasta and pizza dishes and whole lot more. 

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2/F SM Megamall, Atrium, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 635-3015

IHOP – Coliseum Circle

IHOP (a.k.a. ‘International House of Pancakes’) is an American breakfast chain serving their signature fluffy buttermilk pancakes and more American favorites–all day, everyday. Big coffee drinkers can avail the ‘Never Empty Coffee Pot’.

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G/F Coliseum Circle, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 288-9735

Blackbeared’s Seafood Island – Araneta Center

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island brings seafood dining to the next level by serving their meals boodle-style. A boodle is actually already a surf n’ turf in its own form already, but they also have a particular surf and turf binalot, good for 2-3 persons.

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The Appraisery – Cubao Expo

It’s a cafe-slash-vintage-boutique-shop or in other words, a hipster’s haven for quirky finds and good conversations. Must-tries include the App’s Sushi Sandwich, Chicken, Avocado and Pesto Triple Decker and their best-selling coffee drink, the Kumbaya.

The Appraisery
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The Appraisery
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General Romulo Avenue, Cubao Expo, Araneta Center, Quezon City
(0998) 551-3006
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Four Strings Cafe – Cubao Expo

Four Strings Cafe is a premier ukelele hub where you can score great finds from local crafts, Manic Panic hair dyes, handcrafted ukelele, and they even offer ukelele lessons. They also serve organic brews and pastries.

The Four Strings
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The Four Strings Cafe
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59A Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
(0942) 947-5090

Bengal Brew – Manhattan Garden City

Cats or dogs? If you love cats as much as we do, Bengal Brew is a must-visit destination for you! For P400, you can enjoy an hour stay with 18 of their royal bengal cats, inclusive of one pastry and drink of your choice!

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Manhattan Parkview, Manhattan Garden City, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 366-8287
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Kapitan Tapa – Redgold Building

Head over to Kapitan Tapa for a delicious tapsilog fix, at your money’s worth! Other best-sellers include the Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Siomai Mami and Chicksilog!

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Unit B, Redgold Building, 1840 E. Rodriguez Sr. Ave., Immaculate Conception, Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 623-4879
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Fred’s Revolucion – General Romulo Ave.

Self-proclaimed home of the sincere drinkers, this bar is a go-to destination for artists and for those who just want to drink good beer and enjoy casual chats with new friends. 

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Marikini Shoe Expo, General Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
(0916) 434-6082
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Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante – Manhattan Garden City

Owned by Signore Giovanni who is married to a beautiful Pinay, Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante takes pride in their authentic Italian cuisine. They make their wood-fired brick oven pizza and pasta from scratch, with best-sellers like the Tortelloni, Pansotti Con Salsa di Noci, Souffle Al Tartufo and Wurstel & Patatine.

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Manhattan Parkview, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
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Bellini’s – Gen. Romulo Ave.

In case you didn’t know, Bellini’s is famous for being featured as the hang-out restaurant of Popoy and Basha’s squad in the movie, One More Chance. But aside from that note-worthy fact, this Italian restaurant serves authentic al dente pasta and pizza! House best-sellers include the Ravioli Tartufo, Quinticco Pasta (5 pasta dishes in one plate), Parma Ham Arugula Pizza and Bellini’s Special Pizza

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Marikina Shoe Expo, Gen. Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
(02) 913-2550
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Snagbox – Spark Place

Not your usual hotdog stand, Snagbox is famous for their authentic gourmet hotdogs! Must-tries here are the Noriyaki, Bacon Four Cheese Brulee and their Truffle and Garlic Parmesan Potato Chips.

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2/F Spark Place P. Tuazon cor. 10th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City
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The Warrior Poet Art Cafe – Cubao Expo

Spoken word or poetry night is becoming a huge event here in the Philippines and one of the places that embraces this culture is The Warrior Poet Art Cafe. Order a cup of coffee or maybe hot tea and engross yourself with some of the regulars’ striking performances.  Words Anonymous, one of the famous spoken word groups here in the country, performed some of their pieces here!

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64C Cubao Expo, General Romulo Ave., Cubao, Quezon City
(0977) 144-7716
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If you’re planning to head down to Cubao this weekend, share with us your experiences by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp! Do you know any other hidden gems in Cubao? Tell us all about them in the comment section below! Happy food hunting!

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