13 Must-Visit Restaurants for Fancy yet Delicious Oyster Dishes to Try this Valentine’s Day


How do you like your oysters?

Either you love ’em or hate ’em; believe it or not but oysters a a favourite of many Filipinos. This slimy yet tasty delicacy can be eaten raw, topped with cheese and other spices, or even deep-friend to a crisp! And if you must know, oysters are aphrodisiacs meaning they are high in zinc – a mineral that helps boost your sex drive and keeps your energy up. Perfect for Valentine’s Day, eh?

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If you’re looking for good restaurants that offer delicious oyster dishes cooked in different ways, then this is the place to be! Freshly-shucked, rockefeller, mornay or in sisig form, you will enjoy this list if you love oysters as much as we do.

Nikkei – multiple branches

Nikkei is Manila’s first ever Japanese-Peruvian sushi bar and restaurant serving curated specialties like ceviche, sushi, causa, tiraditos, and Japanese craft spirits.

What to order: Fresh Oysters

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Bondi & Bourke – multiple branches

Bondi & Bourke features a menu of Australia’s most loved dishes like meat pies and steaks. They also have a private dining room with its own Chef’s Table, where guests of up to 20 can get an exclusive behind-the-scene glimpse of the kitchen in action.

What to order: Kilpatrick, Mornay or Fresh-Shucked with Mignonette

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Red Crab Alimango House – multiple branches

The Red Crab Alimango House is the go-to choice of Filipinos for the ultimate fresh crabs and seafood experience. it is a definitive place for locals and balikbayans alike. 

What to order: Fried Oysters with Salted Egg Curry Sauce/ Baked oysters with creamy malunggay pesto and cheese

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Locavore – multiple branches

Locavore serves locally grown and produced Filipino dishes with a French touch. They’re known for their Sizzling Sinigang, Lechon and Oyster Sisig, and Kare-Kare Wings.

What to order: Lechon and Oyster Sisig

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Todd English Food Hall – SM Aura

Named after the famous celebrity chef, Todd English incorporates the food hall setting with 9 different food stations to choose from–raw bar, pasta section, sushi, burgers and more. 

What to order: Fresh Oysters

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St cor McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Melo’s – multiple branches

Melo’s Steakhouse by Carmelo Santiago is the first ever restaurant in the Philippines to offer Certified Angus Beef. It’s also one of the few restaurants to offer authentic Wagyu beef. 

What to order: Florentine, Rockefeller, Fresh Oysters

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Teppan Okochi – BGC

Teppan Okochi is a fine dining Japanese restaurant by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Osaka, Japan. They serve dishes like okonomiyaki, Hiroshima oyster teppanyaki, wagyu teppanyaki, and unagi. Read more here.

What to order: Oyster Teppanyaki

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Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 813-0051

Terry’s Bistro – multiple branches

Juan Carlos de Terry serves Spanish and European-influenced cuisine, paired with their impressively curated wine list. The Nos Encanta Galicia consists of fresh oysters poached in Galician marinade with aged Sherry vinegar, garlic slivers, Pimentón de la Vera and fresh organic spices.

What to order: Oysters and Chili garlic sauce, Nos Encanta Galicia

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Highlands Bistro – Kapitolyo

Staying true to its roots, the Highlands Bistro prides itself on serving some of the highest quality steaks available in the country. They also serve burgers including the Po-Boy Burger – a pork bbq burger topped with fried oysters!

What to order: Po-Boy Burger

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G/F Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 532-2324

Hungry Hound – BGC

Hungry Hound is a casual gastropub that features European traditional dishes with a modern touch by Chef Mikko Reyes. It serves lunch, dinner, coffee, and drinks. 

What to order: Foie Baked Oysters

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G/F Globe Tower, 32nd St cor 7th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 876-9999

Lugang Cafe – multiple branches

Lugang Café is a Shanghai-based café focused on providing quality and contemporary Taiwanese cuisine. They are popular for their xiao long bao!

What to order: Oyster Omelette

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Prime Shack – Ortigas

Prime Shack MNL takes pride in using the freshest seafood and meat in creating winning gastronomic combinations. 

What to order: Oysters Rockefeller or Mango Cilantro

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Industrie Food Loft, City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Ave, Ortigas, Ugong, Pasig
(0975) 042-7246

Yabu – multiple branches

Yabu is a homegrown Japanese concept that specializes in all things katsu. Their katsu set meals come with unlimited cabbage and rice!

What to order: Hire and Hiroshima Oyster Katsu

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