Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Pasay for October 2014

Booky users have listed their favorites from Pasay and 8 out of 10 from this list can be found in the Mall of Asia (MOA) complex. Clearly, the MOA complex is not just another shopping center built on reclaimed land, it’s become the heart and hub for business, leisure and entertainment in Pasay. Read on to see who got the #1 spot.

10. Banzai: The Great Teppanyaki Theater – Seaside Boulevard

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Banzai The Great Teppanyaki Theater
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Another great addition to the SumoSam Group of Restaurants led by actor/entrepreneur Marvin Agustin, Banzai has captured the public’s attention with their high impact Japanese interiors and fiery teppanyaki exhibition. It’s for people who want to feel transported into different parts of Japan via their city interiors. It’s not for people who prefer an intimate experience. We recommend you visit their Trick Art Gallery for fun photo sessions. Our insider tip is get only what you can consume, leftover charge is P1,288.

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Bldg. J, The Bay Leisure Park, Seaside Blvd., MOA Complex, Pasay
+63 2 552-7368

9. The Red Crab Alimango House – Newport Mall

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The Red Crab Alimango House
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The Red Crab Alimango House is a Filipino restaurant that serves flavorful and succulent crustacean dishes, specializing of course in crabs. It’s for people who enjoy cracking crab shells and eating with their hands. It’s not for couples looking for a classic romantic date. We recommend the Crab Maritess and Szechuan Crab. Our insider tip is you can ask the waiters to have the crab meat separated for you. P.S. Customers paying in cash can avail of a 10% discount when they present their Resorts World Manila membership card.

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2/F Resorts World Manila, Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Domestic Airport, Pasay
+63 2 856-0087


8. Mitsuyado Sei-Men – Blue Bay Walk

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Mitsuyado Sei-Men
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Mitsuyado Sei-Men is an international franchise by the UCC Group and is widely known as The House of Tsukemen (meaning ‘dipping noodles’). Blue Bay Walk is their second branch (the first one being in Jupiter St., Makati) and has remained faithful to their old town Japanese-themed interiors. It’s for people who love thick noodles and cheese on them. It’s not for people who prefer slurping ramen broth. We recommend the Double Cheese Tsukemen and Gyoza. Classic ramen lovers should order Char-siu Ramen instead. Our insider tip is they don’t offer service water, but they do have service tea.

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Blue Bay Walk, Edsa Macapagal Blvd., Pasay
+63 2 843-4329


7. RACKS – SM Mall of Asia

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Racks Ribs
Photo from Instagram c/o @artsyava

RACKS is an all-American steakhouse and BBQ joint that made ribs a household name in the country. Their fall-of-the-bone ribs made it a culinary destination for families and friends. It’s for people who like keeping old traditions alive. It’s not for adventurous foodies who are seeking something new. We recommend the Racks Baby Ribs and Hickory Smoked Chicken. Here’s a fun fact: RACKS is actually an acronym for Real American Country Kitchen Style and a locally homegrown brand now under newer management (by the same family who owns Shakey’s and Dunkin Donuts).

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Entertainment Mall, Seaside Blvd., Manila Bay Reclamation Area, Pasay
+63 2 556-4786


6. Yakimix – SM Mall of Asia

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Yakimix Buffet
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Yakimix is a pioneer in the eat-all-you-can restaurant category. They serve various Japanese, Chinese and Korean dishes ready for eating or for grilling at affordable buffet rates. It’s for people who can load up in one sitting. It’s not for people who wants a relaxed sit-down dinner. Our insider tip is no phone reservations on weekends so better come early to have your name listed.

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SM Mall of Asia, Veranda, Seaside Drive, Pasay
+63 2 836-1537


5. Ramen Nagi Manila – SM Mall of Asia

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Ramen Nagi Manila
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Ramen Nagi (more popularly known as Butao in HK) is a product of internationally renowned ramen master Ikuta Satoshi’s years of experience and craft in noodle-making. Ramen Nagi serves Butao (‘Buta’ meaning pork and ‘O’ meaning king), the rich signature tonkotsu broth used in every bowl they serve. It’s for ramen lovers who enjoy creating and customizing their own bowls. It’s not for fans of Shoyu ramens. We recommend the original Butao King and Black King. Our insider tip is watch out for the Limited Kings, their monthly special bowls. So far they’ve released Ebi, Truffle, Curry, Mabo Tofu and Bonito/Fish King.

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Ocean Drive, Pasay
+63 2 550-2394


4. Yabu: House of Katsu – SM Mall of Asia

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Yabu House of Katsu
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Yabu is the leader in all things Katsu (meaning cutlet in English); they have set the standard of what all other katsu-serving restaurants should aim to emulate. Owner John Concepcion of Unilever RFM Ice Cream, Inc. brought in Chef Kazuya Takeda from Tokyo to partner with and create this specialized dining experience with him. It’s for people of all ages who like all things fried. It’s not for people looking for a wide menu selection. We recommend the Kurobuta Premium set (‘Kurobuta’ is also known as the kobe beef of pork). Our insider tip is talk to the manager, he/she might give you free ice cream! P.S. If you don’t already know ‘The Yabu Promise’, it’s 20 minutes serving time or it’s free.

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2/F SM Mall of Asia, South Arcade, Manila Bay, Pasay
+63 2 511-7202


3. Lugang Café – SM Mall of Asia

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Lugang Cafe
Photo from @lugangcafe

Lugang Café is a Shanghai-based café focused on providing quality and contemporary Taiwanese cuisine. It’s for singles, doubles and groups looking for a place to have casual but quality brunch, lunch, afternoon tea, or dinner. It’s not for intimate affairs. We recommend the Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao, Honey Garlic Squid and Stewed Beef, Tendon and Turnip in Clay Pot for mains and the 12-inch Bellagio Breeze for dessert. Here’s a fun fact: Originally called Bellagio Café, the owners had to rebrand to Lugang (the literal translation of its Chinese name) because Bellagio has already been trademarked.

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G/F Main Mall, South Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
+63 2 555-0219

2. Vikings Luxury Buffet – Seaside Boulevard

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Vikings Luxury Buffet
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Vikings Luxury Buffet have redefined the buffet service industry completely; what was once mostly available in hotels catering to the upper classes has now been made available to the middle class. It’s for families and groups who are looking to celebrate special occasions affordably. It’s not for people who prefer the ambiance of a hotel buffet. Customers are loving their avocado ice cream. Our insider tip is to visit on your birthday month for a free meal. P.S. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID.

Reservations are recommended
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SM By The Bay, Mall of Asia Complex, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
+63 2 656-3888


1. Spirals Buffet – Sofitel Manila

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Spirals Buffet Sofitel
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The new Spirals Buffet is one of the most lavish buffets in the country. It has 21 dining ateliers showcasing the best of international cuisines, which includes the new and popular L’Epicerie, or the “cheese room”. It’s for hotel patrons and guests who want a grand experience and a few photo taking opportunities. It’s not for people who don’t eat much. We recommend you leave room for their cheese selections and foie gras station. Our insider tip is Thursday is Wine and Cheese buffet day. P.S. There’s also unlimited champagne and sangria every Saturdays from 12nn-2pm.

Reservations are recommended
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Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel, Atang Dela Rama St., Pasay
+63 2 832-6988


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