12 Most Popular Dishes at SM Iloilo Food Hall


Iloilo, here’s a food trip destination you can’t miss!

Iloilo, known as “the heart of the Philippines” for its geographic location, is also at heart a haven for delicious eats.

In the city, one food hall aims to bring foodies the best of different cuisines—making it a great spot to satisfy cravings of all kinds.

SM Iloilo Food Hall

Photo by Tom Epperson
Photo by Tom Epperson

SM Iloilo Food Hall is a hip dining destination beautifully equipped with minimalist interiors to highlight each of their 12 unique dining concepts. Enjoy everything from authentic Korean bibimbap to incredibly tender baby back ribs. With tons of options, it may be a challenge deciding which to eat, so consider this your ultimate guide!

Kogi and Vegi – Dolsot Bibimbap

Kogi and Vegi is popular in Iloilo City for authentic Korean eats, from their samgyeopsal to the bibimbap. Get a taste of Korea with a heavy serving of Dolsot Bibimbap—a sizzling hot bowl of rice topped with lettuce, nori, beef, egg, and Gochujang sauce for that distinctly spicy kick.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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How Fun – Fish Fillet with Corn Sauce

How Fun is a casual dining concept with a great variety of Hong Kong dishes including dimsum, noodle soups, rice toppings, and even iced desserts. A sweet and salty favorite is their crispy, crave-worthy Fish Fillet with Corn Sauce. Ask for extra sauce on the side!

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Chicken Maru – Snow Flower Onion Crispy Chicken

Chicken Maru is all about premium Korean fried chicken. Their wildly addicting chicken wings come in 6 different flavors, with the most popular one being the Snow Flower Onion. 

Insider tip: You can have your chicken boneless!

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Pub Express – Baby Back Ribs

Pub Express is known for their fall-off-the-bones baby back ribs they promise to serve within only 5 minutes, a signature waiting time only they can deliver. Their mission is to serve great food in the fastest time possible. Insider tip: Not a fan of ribs? They have wings, too—available in lip-smacking flavors such as Garlic Pamesan, Kare-Kare, and Chili Bagoong.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Dungan by Kamay Kainan – Bulalo

Dungan is a spinoff of Kamay Kainan, a Filipino restaurant chain serving local delicacies since the ’60s. Like Kamay Kainan, Dungan offers a taste of home with their extensive menu of Filipino classics. Highlights include the Squid Alapobre, Pork Sisig, and their famous Bulalo.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City

Teppanyaki Brothers – Imbento Box

Teppanyaki Brothers is a casual Japanese restaurant that gives diners the full teppanyaki experience. Take your pick from their extensive menu and watch it get cooked teppanyaki-style right in front of you! Can’t decide what to get? The Imbento Box, served with tempura, beef teriyaki, fried rice, and vegetables, is a definite hit.

Insider tip: Set meals come with plain rice, miso soup, and sides.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Lava Mexican Food – Chicken Wet Burrito

Lava Mexican Food is a casual concept that serves authentic Mexican grub. Choose from their wide array of burritos, quesadillas, tacos, and more—made with ingredients shipped all the way from L.A. If you’ve got a big appetite, go for their Chicken Wet Burrito and go crazy with the cheese.

Insider tip: Visit them on Taco Tuesdays!

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Salads & Wraps by Healthy Kitchen – Honey Balsamic Salad

Salads & Wraps by Healthy Kitchen aims to provide diners with delicious, guilt-free options ranging from soups to salads and more. Need a healthy option for your summer body? The Honey Balsamic Salad is packed with fresh ingredients that will make you forget you’re on a diet.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Don’s Churros – Fiesta Box

Dons Original Spanish Churros is SM Iloilo’s go-to spot for perfectly crisp churros, best paired with their Chocolate Dip. The Fiesta Box makes a sweet addition to your food trip—share it with a friend or enjoy it solo!
No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Fruitfull – Fruit Salad

Fruitfull is an instant favorite among all fruit lovers. Aside from cool fruit smoothies, Fruitfull offers healthy desserts perfect for the summer. Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Order their Fruit Salad—a creamy and refreshing dessert packed with delicious apple slices, grapes, and more.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Sbarro – Italian Roasted Chicken

In 1956, a tiny Italian delicatessen was established in Brooklyn, New York—later known to be the first ever Sbarro. With over 800 locations today, it has become one of the most popular Italian chains in the world. While they’re best known for their pizza, the Italian Roasted Chicken makes a great lunch meal any day of the week.

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Pepper Lunch – Beef Aglio Olio

All the way from Tokyo, Pepper Lunch is a “fast-steak restaurant” known for innovative Japanese specialties from unique pasta dishes to pepper steaks. Make it a full dining experience by mixing their delicious Beef Aglio Olio in their signature sizzling plates. Add extra Honey Brown or Garlic Soy sauce as you please!

No reservations accepted
3/F SM City Iloilo, Benigno Aquino Jr. Ave., West Diversion Road,, Mandurriao, Iloilo City
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Dying to try all these at SM Iloilo Food Hall? Snap a photo and share your food adventures with us on Instagram @bookyapp and #bookymanila!

Don’t forget to check out all the great eats you can enjoy at all SM Food Halls across the Metro. Follow @smfoodcourt on Instagram and visit their Facebook page for more updates.

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