15 New Restaurants to Try Around the UST Campus


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As we all know, the Royal and Pontifical University of Santo Tomas is one of the top universities in the Philippines that is also the oldest existing one in Asia. Those blessed to be enrolled in this university, knows that it is also home to many unique and affordable diners that serve exceptional food, worth every centavo!

This list is not just for the students, but also for the alumni who like to reminisce the good ‘ol college days with great and value-for-money food. Don’t you worry, because this list is updated and features some of the newest diners around Sampaloc area, so enjoy!

Related post: 16 Underrated Diners around the UST Campus

Obladi Oblada – Red Manor Bldg

Obladi Oblada is owned by a chef, who has garnered experience in restaurants like Hillside Cafe, Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, and other hotel restaurants. Rest assured, food here is remarkable and very affordable with bestsellers like the squid ink pasta, seafood pasta, and beef salpicao.

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1109 Red Manor Bldg., G. Tolentino St, Sampaloc, Manila
(0915) 665-6655

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S.M.Y. Noshery – University Tower II

S.M.Y. Noshery is one of the newest hangout places for Thomasians. It’s a comfortable diner and boutique with soft pillows on the floor for you to sit on and several board games for you and your buddies to play with. It serves comfort food like pasta, sandwiches, and flavored fries. 

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University Tower II, Galicia St cor España Blvd, Sampaloc, Manila
(0927) 619-2862

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The Hashery – Padre Paredes St.

The Hashery is a newly-opened cafe that refreshing drinks and good food that goes well with their comfortable ambiance. They have several hand-crafted drinks from coffee, tea, to frappuccinos and smoothies.

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944 Padre Paredes St., near UST, Sampaloc, Manila

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The Food Truck Manila – P. Noval

The Food Truck Manila serves Tex-Mex fusion dishes like tacos, burgers, wings, and more. We heard that it’s been having long queues ever since it’s opening day!

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1085 P. Noval cor J. Barlin St, Sampaloc, Manila
(02) 986-0577

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Hub Urban Coffee – Sun Suites Dorm

Hub Urban Coffee is a coffee shop along Dapitan that serves affordable hot and iced beverages, rice bowls, pasta, and other hot meals.

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G/F Sun Suites Dorm #1217 Juaning St Cor Dapitan, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(0943) 145-6809

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Homework’s by Hanakotoba – Delos Reyes St.

Homework’s by Hanakotoba is also a newly-opened diner around P. Noval that serves good food like burgers, pasta, and a variety of freshly-baked cakes

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1229 Delos Reyes St cor P Noval, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(02) 806-5486

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Troika Resto and Art Gallery – Extremadura St.

Troika is a newly-opened restaurant that serves good food in an art gallery setting. They usually host events that revolve around music, poetry, and art

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823 Extremadura St., Brgy 460 Zone 45, Sampaloc, Manila

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Plaground Nolja – Dapitan St.

Playground Nolja is a colorful Korean diner that serves your favorite Korean dishes and Korean bingsu. They also have a few board games that you can play with your college buddies.

Related post: 13 Fun Cafes for Korean Bingsu Desserts
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1177 Dapitan St., near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(02) 257-1079

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Chiquitos – Tolentino St.

Chiquitos is a small diner that specializes in everything chicken! They have affordable chicken chops, wings, rice bowls, fries, and even desserts. 

Also read: 17 New Chicken Dishes You'll Love
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1001 Tolentino St., cor Delos Reyes, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(0927) 227-9044

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Gulp and Gobble – G.M. Tolentino

Gulp and Gobble is the newest dessert place that offers deconstructed Korean bingsu. They also serve hot and cold beverages here.

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G.M. Tolentino, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila

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Jelly Citea – Piy Margal St.

Jelly Citea is a cute little tea shop that offers a wide variety of tea products like milk tea, fruit tea, and even coffee and smoothies. They also have a few snacks and hot meals to munch like their lasagna rolls, popcorn, waffles, and sandwiches. 

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1672 Piy Margal St, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(0922) 859-9420

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Estella Cafe – Santander St.

Estella Cafe is a quaint boutique and cafe that serves delicious comfort food like pasta, pizza, and rice meals. The interiors is somewhat dreamy and one where you would want to bring your friends over for lunch or dinner. They also sell clothes, bags, shoes, and accessories here.

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1226 Santander St cor Dapitan, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila

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Tiger Winx – V. Concepcion St.

Tiger Winx likes to keep it real with their UST-inspired interiors that perfectly boasts the unique tiger spirit that every Thomasian has to offer. They’re known for their very affordable chicken wings and tiger fries here. 

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1252 V Concepcion St., near UST, Sampaloc, Manila

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Zoyys Republic – G. Tolentino St.

Zoyys Republic is also a newly-opened restaurant and cafe that serves value for money rice meals and delicious snacks to munch on. For the sweet tooth, they also serve desserts here. 

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1047 G. Tolentino Street, near UST, Sampaloc, Manila
(0917) 625-8613

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Dormina Espressia – Tolentino St.

Dormina Espressia takes on the same concept that Amo Yamie Crib has to offer with their private mini house bunks. They serve pasta, pizza, rice meals, and over-the-top dessert beverages here too!

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1021 Tolentino Street, Sampaloc, Manila

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Know any other new diners around UST that we may have missed out? Share it with us in the comments section below, or if you’re a restaurant owner, email us your restaurant details together with its complete address, menu, and contact information to support@phonebooky.com. Download the Booky App now and enjoy up to P500 discount at 500 Prime partner restaurants!

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