19 Best Filipino Restaurants in the Metro to Bring Out Your Filipino Pride


Mabuhay ang Pilipinas!

As Filipinos, Filipino food will always play a huge part in our lives. We may be fans of other cuisines such as Italian, Mexican, Japanese, but our hearts will always remain loyal to our local flavors.

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In order to keep up with the modern times, some of these restaurants that we’ve included in this list have done their best to put creative twists on our beloved Filipino dishes. The best part about this list is that when you book a table at any of these restaurants via Booky app, you’ll get a discount and even a free dessert!

Kusina Juan Republika – Quezon City

Kusina Juan Republika Restaurant is a venue for gatherings, be it special celebrations or simple meet ups with family, relatives and friends, where the ambiance is “Home away from home”. Specialties include Pinakbet Rice with Seafood, Sisig Manila or Sisig Pampanga, Krispy Garlic Hito, Krispy Spicy Squid, Krispy Pata and Gising-gising, to name a few.

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UG/F 2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 273-1767

Locavore – various branches

Locavore serves locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch from Chef Mikel Zaguirre. It’s consistently on our monthly Top 10 lists and is really a top choice for reinvented Filipino dishes. 

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Ilustrado – Intramuros

Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish restaurant that has been operating since 1989 inside the historic walled city, Intramuros. Ilustrado features a Hispanic architectural design with old world interiors and known to serve world-class Filipino, Spanish, as well as Global cuisines.

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744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 527-3674

Limbaga 77 Cafe & Restaurant – T

Limbaga 77 Cafe & Restaurant offers traditional Filipino dishes. Located in a 50-year old house, the restaurant is an ode to the familial Filipino classics and the country’s diverse home cooking. Read our full feature here.

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77 Scout Limbaga cor Tomas Morato Ave, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
(0926) 715-8134

Lazat – Tomas Morato

Lazat is an Asian-Mediterranean fusion restaurant that serves traditional Filipino dishes with a modern twist. It was formerly called Cerchio, which means ‘circle’ in Italian. Read more here.

Also featured here: 8 Sinful Crispy Pata Dishes to Devour
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76 Sct Limbaga, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 351-5279

Roice’s Restaurant + G – Tomas Morato

Roice’s is a restaurant and bar with a cozy ambiance. It is run by a group of friends who are all foodies and alcohol enthusiasts. Read our full feature here

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112 Sct Delgado St, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 514-4004

Romulo Cafe – multiple branches

A tribute to the late Carlos P. Romulo, Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes. Romulo Cafe gives its diners a glimpse of the Philippine history though its museum-style interiors. Read our full feature here.

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Ombu Kusina – Tomas Morato

Ombu Kusina offers modern Filipino cuisine infused with popular dishes from other countries. Some of their bestsellers include the baked prawns, binakol na manok, lechon kare-kare, and more. Read more here.

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G/F Sequoia Hotel, 91-93 Mother Ignacia St cor Timog Ave near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 441-1789

LoLa Cafe+Bar – Quezon City

Named after the mother of the Sanvictores family, Lola Victoria, this post-WWII era home is one of Quezon City’s most well kept secret restaurants. Lola Cafe + Bar offers Filipino specialty cuisine by Chef John Mangibin. It serves reinvented Filipino dishes such as truffled lengua, wagyu salpicao, and more. Read our full feature here.

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99 Sct Lozano St, Quezon City
(02) 219-3254

Sentro 1771 – multiple branches

Sentro 1771 is one of the pioneers in the modern Filipino cuisine scene. A favourite and always a must-order when dining here is their Corned Beef Sinigang.

Also read: 11 Must-Try Unique Sinigang Dishes in the Philippines
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Cafe Ilustrado – Makati

Cafe Ilustrado is a mall-based restaurant offering modern Filipino-Spanish dishes. Cafe Ilustrado offers select specialties of Ilustrado (branch in Intramuros) such as Bagnet with KBL sauce, Callos Madrilena, Kambing Caldereta, Lengua con Setas as well as All Day breakfast silogs.

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4/F SM Makati, Ayala Ave., Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 818-6760

Hapag Heritage Cuisine – Maginhawa

Hapag Heritage Cuisine serves traditional Filipino dishes from year-old recipes like kare-kare, bagnet, beef morcon, pochero, bagnet and more. Read our full feature here.

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140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 813-9672

Golden Cowrie – multiple branches

Established in 1982, Golden Cowrie is an upscale restaurant designed to highlight authentic Cebuano flavors. It is a concept by Cebu Golden Restaurant Inc., which also established the famous Hukad. Some of their bestsellers include the baked bantayan scallops, lechon belly, and balut sisig featured here.

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Abuela’s – Makati

Abuela, which means ‘grandmother’ in Spanish, serves Filipino heirloom recipes with a twist by Chef Marco Legasto. 

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2/F Somerset Millenium, 104 Aguirre St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 805-2713

Mesa – various branches

Mesa serves a wide variety of modern Filipino and Asian fusion dishes from appetizers to soups, main dishes to well-known grilled items, choice of meat and seafood complemented with a selection of desserts, coupled with specialty drinks. Because of the restaurant’s success, it now has more than 10 restaurants nationwide.

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Cafe Juanita – Kapitolyo

Cafe Juanita has been a neighborhood favorite. Inspite of the restaurant boom in the area, this place continues to pack itself to the brim due to its classic Filipino dishes, kitschy details, and treats for the eyes thanks to its eclectic and over the top Asian-inspired interiors.

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19 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 632-0357

Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna – Makati

Liliw is a southern municipality in the province of Laguna, sometimes deemed the Tsinelas Capital of the Philippines. Rural Kitchen of Liliw Laguna serves homegrown Filipino dishes by Executive Chef Justin Sarabia. All of the recipes are from Justin’s lola.

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104 HRC Center Bldg Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 779-8073

Neil’s Kitchen – Alabang

Neil’s Kitchen is a favorite dining destination in the South that offers reinvented Filipino dishes by Chef Neil Ramos, who was first known for his catering business, The Hills at Silang. 

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Lot C701-704 Westgate Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771-1334

Sangkap by Chef Raymar Reyes – Pasig

Sangkap is a casual family-style restaurant that offers traditional Filipino cuisine with a modern spin to provide a unique dining experience. Their focus is on regional food fare using local ingredients and techniques by Chef Raymar Reyes.

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Portico, Captain Javier St., Oranbo, Pasig
(0917) 500-3187

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