12 Best New Restaurant Finds in U.P. Town Center


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U.P. Town Center has always been a vibrant foodie hub in the heart of Quezon City, and recently, it’s been leveling up and bringing in new spots for everyone to dine and indulge.

Now, sometimes it can be hard looking for these new places; luckily, Booky, is here to help you find them without the hassle of stepping out of your home. Here’s a list of recent and upcoming restaurants in UPTC that will surely have your munchies going. Also, be sure to add them onto your ‘MUST-TRY‘ lists on the Booky app so you never miss any new spots near you.

If you're a Booky Prime member, you can book, dine and get discounts of up to P500 at these 500 partner restaurants around the city.

JiPan Cafe and Bakeshop

Jipan Cafe and Bakeshop offers authentic Japanese cuisine that started in 1992. They offer assorted breads and a wide selection of sweet and savory pastries.

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 950-8265

Baker & Cook

Baker & Cook is a premium bakery offering beautiful, Instagram-worthy pastries, delicious breads, hand-crafted pizza and dessert innovations.

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Level 1, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Italianni’s

Italianni’s is a classic Italian restaurant and gathering place serving trusty Italian home-style recipes. It’s definitely your go-to Italian restaurant. Read our full feature here

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table in Italianni's eight other branches
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Level 1, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Costa Coffee

Costa Coffee, UK’s #1 coffee chain, serves a wide array of hot and cold coffee selection, snacks and desserts. They’re famous for their Mocha Italia blend and more.

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 283-0476

Gringo

Gringo specializes in Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties including chicken, ribs, burritos, and more. 

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table in Gringo's four other branches
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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 288-1648

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie – Quezon City

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie serves Hong Kong comfort food in a French inspired ambiance. They offer curries, noodle soups, congee, Macanese dishes and their signature snow buns.

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table in TuanTuan's four other branches
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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City

Nono’s

The chef behind Classic Confections’ Chocolate Oblivion cake opens Nono’s that serves comfort food like Homemade Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Pepito steak sliders and many more.

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Level 1, Phase 1B, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 958-5713

Dohtonbori

Dohtonbori, from Tokyo, is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience to Manila. This is its 4th branch in the metro.

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table at Dohtonbori's three other branches.
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2/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Wasai and Galaxtea

The first ever Taiwanese peanut ice cream rolls and blue butterfly pea teaare finally here in Manila! Make sure to indulge in these must-try snacks for those hot summer days. 

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 509-3414

Satchmi

Satchmi is a brainchild of entrepreneurs with old souls and quirky tastes. Aside from vinyl records, Satchmi serves freshly-made gourmet sandwiches, soups, bruschetta toasts, and a full list of specialty coffee.

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2/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Auntie Anne’s

Dubbed as “the worlds most loved pretzels”, Auntie Anne’s opens its biggest branch in the Philippines featuring their all-time favorites such as their cinnamon, almond, choco chip cream cheese stix, and more.

Insider tip: Auntie Anne's is one of Booky's Buy One Get One (BOGO) partners! Get 2 Large Lemonade for the price of 1! Read more here.
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UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Tom N Tom’s Coffee

Tom N Toms is the largest coffee franchise from South Korea. It serves a wide selection of brunch plates, pretzels, sweet and savory toasts, iced beverages and coffee. This is its first branch in Manila, but has one branch in Cebu.

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 281-4755

In case you missed it, here are other places you can check out!

Manila Creamery

Manila Creamery is a homegrown dessert specialist and a weekend market favorite that aims to create world-class gelato while promoting flavors that are uniquely Filipino. Popular flavors include: Mangga’t Suman, black sesame and Sicilian pistachio. Read our full feature here.

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3/F Cinema Level, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 599-7963

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Slice

Slice is a homegrown cafe most known for its freshly baked and indulgent cakes. It is said to be the home of the choco yema cake. This is its 2nd branch.

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 553-7783

Pezzo

Pezzo Pizza is a carnival-themed pizza franchise from Singapore that offers customizable pizza boxes of 1, 3 and 6 by the slice! Pick from any of their handcrafted classic and specialty flavors. Read our full feature here.

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

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Kumori Cafe

Kumori is a vibrant bakery and cafe that offers calm and comfort through a variety of authentic Japanese breads and pastries. Their bestsellers include the Hanjuku Cheese and cheese tarts.

Read more: 9 Best Places to Get Yummy Cheese Tarts in and out of Manila
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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

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Peperoni Pizzeria

Peperoni Pizzeria is a pizza franchise from Singapore and is home of the 21-inch XXL pizza. Aside from their handcrafted brick oven pizzas, they also serve classic Italian favorites including pastas, salads and other mains. Read our full feature here.

Also read: 12 Awesome Pizza Joints You Shouldn’t Ignore
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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 283-1101

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Paper Moon Cafe

Paper Moon Cafe is home to the popular mille crepe cakes of Emy Wada, Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes and founder of Lady M in NYC. These handmade, paper-thin, 20-layered crepe cakes are available in mini, medium and large sizes. Try all-new flavors like the Matcha, Ube and Queso Real mille crepe. 

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Sushi Nori

Sushi Nori is the first temakeria in the country serving made-to-order temaki and sushi rolls on-the-go.

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UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi from Japan is the pioneer of Kaiten Sushi, or sushi served on a revolving conveyor belt. Their menu includes a variety of fresh and quality sushi, maki, ramen, tempura and more. 

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Know any new restaurants in your area? Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @bookyapp on all your food finds! If you still haven’t, download Booky for free on iOS and Android and enjoy the convenience of searching and booking restaurants offline.

All of us when we get to UP Town Center.

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