15 Best Hidden Restaurants In Banawe for Your Next Food Trip


Affordable hidden gems!

Not many people know that in Banawe, a quiet neighborhood in Quezon City, lies many hidden gems of Asian cuisines. It’s filled with underrated hole-in-the-walls that offer your comfort food fix of Taiwanese eats, Chinese, Singaporean, and more.

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Quezon City this month!

Residents like to keep some of these places a secret, but we know better than to do that. Here lies a whole new list of underrated spots for you to discover.

Lam Tin Tea House

Lam Tin Tea House is a Chinese tea place that serves fuss-free Chinese fare with its Chinese-style fried chicken as its specialty. 

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No reservations accepted
30-U Banawe St cor Cuenco St, Santo Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 708-0989

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Shiok Shiok

Shiok Shiok, a phrase that means “great!” or “cool!” in Singapore, specializes in Singaporean hawker food like Beef Rendang, Satay Barbeque, Nasi Lemak, and Laksa.

Read more: 10 New Restaurants Around Banawe You Might Have Missed
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No reservations accepted
81A Nicanor Roxas St, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 732-6490

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Shuin

Shuin is a Taiwanese hole-in-the-wall that is most popular for its smoked chicken and fried chicken chop. Other specialties include fried dumplings, Taiwan sausage and more.

Read more: 11 Most Underrated Taiwanese Restaurants in Metro Manila
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No reservations accepted
100B Maria Clara St, Near Banawe, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 354-1166

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Maki Haus

Maki Haus is a noodle specialty house that takes pride in their maki and maki-mi noodles. They also serve good dimsum here.

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No reservations accepted
Banawe Ave, St. Peter, Quezon City
(02) 411-8767

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Tasty Dumplings

Banawe residents swear by Tasty Dumplings’ famous Taiwanese pork chop, hongma, and dumplings. Their soya milk is also a must-try here!

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No reservations accepted
583 N.S. Amorante Ave. cor Banawe St., Sienna, Quezon City
(02) 742-2917

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Kabigting’s Halo-Halo

Kabigting’s started as a humble carinderia in Arayat, Pampanga. It specializes in palabok, tokwa’t baboy, and of course, halo-halo. 

Also read: 12 Beautiful Pampanga Restaurants for your Next Out of Town Date
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No reservations accepted
528 Banawe Ave cor Calamba St, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 354-6156

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Kimpo Tea House

Kimpo Tea House is another hidden Chinese tea place that specializes in classic Chinese fare such as spareribs, noodles, and dimsum. 

Also read: 13 Must Try Little Dim Sum Places around Metro Manila
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No reservations accepted
706 Banawe St, Sienna, Quezon City
(02) 516-6497

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Uniku

Uniku is a casual Taiwanese place that serves your typical Taiwanese fare such as dumplings, rice toppings, mantou, and more. Everything here is affordable and under 200 bucks!

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No reservations accepted
237 Banawe Street, across 238 Banawe Center, Banawe, Quezon City
(02) 411-9382

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Chef Robert

Chef Robert serves specialty comfort food of different cuisines, from Filipino, Italian, Thai, Japanese, and more. Whatever you’re craving for, you’re sure to be satisfied here. 

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Reservations are accepted
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847 Banawe St, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 935-2478

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G’s Cafe

G’s Cafe by Gears, a car parts and accessories shop, is a casual hang-out place that serves Western comfort food like pizza, pasta, fish and chips, and more.

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Reservations are accepted
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802 Banawe St, Sienna, Quezon City
(02) 516-3352

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Garnish by TYK

Previously the Tiny Yellow Kitchen, Garnish by TYK offers a mix of comfort food including all-day breakfast and specialty desserts. They even create custom cakes for any occasion.

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Photo from @garnishbytyk

Reservations are accepted
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62 D. Tuazon cor P. Florentino, near Quezon Ave, Quezon City
(02) 781-3070

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Daily Veggie n Cafe

Daily Veggie n Cafe is a vegetarian-friendly restaurant that takes the word ‘healthy’ to the next level, with their nutritious and delicious dishes. 

Also read: 12 Vegan & Vegetarian-Friendly Restaurants for a Healthier 2017
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No reservations accepted
114 Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City
(02) 711-8209

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Fong Wei Wu

Fong Wei Wu is a casual Taiwanese restaurant that serves authentic Taiwanese cuisine like black pepper rice, pork chop rice, noodles, and more.

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Photo from @belly_happy_dude

No reservations accepted
82 Banawe Corner Samat St, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 412-5435

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Wan Chai Tea House

Wan Chai is a well-loved Chinese restaurant that serves authentic fare like dimsum, fried rice, stir-fried noodles, and more. 

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No reservations accepted
835 Banawe St., Sienna, Del Monte, Quezon City
(02) 742-6200

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Shanghai Hand-Pulled Noodles

Shanghai Hand-Pulled Noodles is a Chinese noodles specialty house that specializes in hand-pulled noodles, but they also serve dimsum, chowfan, and rice toppings here. 

Also read: 13 Best-Kept Secret Chinese Restaurants Around Metro Manila
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No reservations accepted
411 N.S. Amoranto St., Retiro, Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City
(02) 743-0286

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