With Filipino favorites like Dencio’s and Maxi Mango!
Cubao, as we all know, is full of hidden food crawls and unique shops for quirky finds. Whether you’re looking for new restaurants to try, cafes where you can sing your hearts out, or cuisine specific restaurants like Italian restaurants, Korean restaurants, or Japanese restaurants, Cubao is the place to be.
To sum that all up, here’s a list of the new restaurants in the area and a few of the oldie but goodie hidden gems for you to check out
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Dencio’s Bar and Grill – KIA Theatre
When Filipinos gather for a special occasion, their number one priority is to look for a restaurant to celebrate at. With Dencio’s Bar and Grill now open, celebrating has just become a whole lot easier.
Although they do offer a wide selection of Filipino comfort-food, from appetizers to desserts, a few must-try dishes are the Krispy Sisig and the Sinigang na Hipon.
Kumori – Gateway Mall
Wondering where to eat desserts in Cubao? Where else than Kumori, a Japanese bakery offering only freshly baked, handmade and quality bread as well as cakes and pastries.
Their bestsellers that you’ve got to try are the Hanjaku Cheese and cheese tarts.
Maxi Mango – Gateway Mall
Mango may be a seasonal fruit but thanks to Maxi Mango, you can get your fix of mango the whole year round! With its new kiosk now open, you can have mango in four interesting and sweet ways that’ll invoke both nostalgia and joy.
Putok Batok – Manhattan Parkview
Although Putok Batok isn’t necessarily considered as one of the buffet restaurants in Cubao, it’s still their unli sinful sisig offerings – liempo, hipon, bagnet – and their unli crabs that put them on the map.
Try out their Filipinized international dishes and of course, don’t skip out on trying out their Putok Batok specials like their sisig, wings, calamares, and hipon.
G/F Manhattan Parkview, General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City
In case you missed it, here are some oldies but goodies.
Four Seasons Hotpot City – Manhattan Parkview
From the same group that brought us Vikings and NIU by Vikings, Four Seasons Hotpot City is one of those buffet restaurants that play on the hotpot/shabu-shabu concept.
Add this to your must-tries for your next Sunday lunch out with your family!
Burgoo – Gateway
Founded in 1999, Burgoo is one of the best restaurants when you’re looking for two things: casual dining and American cuisine dishes like ribs, wings, kinds of pasta, and shakes.
Be that as it may, if the classic Chicken BBQ doesn’t do the trick, their Barbecued Baby Back Ribs might.
Gumbo – Gateway
Gumbo, A Taste of New Orleans, a casual dining restaurant that provides an extraordinary atmosphere of fun, good recipes turned to quality dishes, good services, and clean interiors.
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 a whole lot more.
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.
This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Cubao for when you’re in a big group and when you and your friends just want to get down and dirty with your hands.
The Appraisery – Cubao Expo
Are you looking for some not so typical cafes? Well, look no further! The Appraisery is 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.
Kapitan Tapa – Redgold Building
An affordable restaurant in Cubao offering dishes for your tapsilog fix needs, Kapitan Tapa doesn’t hold back on making its recipes turned dishes, sinfully good.
Some best-sellers are the Sizzling Sisig, Sizzling Liempo, Siomai Mami and Chicksilog!
Fred’s Revolucion – General Romulo Ave.
A self -proclaimed home of the sincere drinkers, Fred’s Revolucion is one of the bars in Metro Manila that’s become a go-to destination for artists and for those who want to drink good beer while chatting with their newly made friends.
Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante – Manhattan Garden City
Serving authentic Italian cuisine, Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante is one of the Italian restaurants that still make wood-fired brick oven pizza and pasta from scratch.
Try out their best-sellers like the Tortelloni, Pansotti Con Salsa di Noci, Souffle Al Tartufo and Wurstel & Patatine.
Bellini’s – Gen. Romulo Ave.
Aside from being featured as the hang-out restaurant of Popoy and Basha’s squad in the movie One More Chance, Bellini’s is known as a hidden restaurant in Cubao that serves authentic al dente pasta and pizza!
Try out their best sellers: Ravioli Tartufo, Quinticco Pasta (5 pasta dishes in one plate), Parma Ham Arugula Pizza, and Bellini’s Special Pizza.
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!