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Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Manila, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!
10. Churreria La Lola – Robinson’s Place Manila
Churreria La Lola, from the same group behind Rambla, is a dessert shop featuring this popular Spanish dough pastry: deep fried churros. They offer classic churros served with their signature Belgian chocolate dip and a variety of xuxos or stuffed churros, alongside summer Spanish drinks like horchata. It’s for anyone craving a filling dessert or snack. It’s not for people looking for lunch or dinner options. We recommend the Classic Churros with Hot Belgian Chocolate Cup or the Mixed Churros to get 2 flavors in one cup. Our insider tip: Check out their unique flavors like matcha, strawberry, and ube!
G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
9. Potato Corner – Robinsons Place Manila
Potato Corner is something we all grew up with. Mixing and matching those classic cheese, barbecue, and sour cream fries was pure joy. As kids, it was the go-to after school snack that you never got bored of. As “adults”, not much has changed. It’s for people who love flavored french fries. It’s not for people who aren’t into junk food. We recommend flavored french fries, 4 Cheese Potato Chips, and Sweet Potato Chips. Our insider tip: you can get two Jumbo Garlic Parmesan Fries for the the price of one! Read more here.
8. Kenny Rogers Roasters – Robinsons Place Manila
With their signature roasted chicken and famous muffins, Kenny Rogers has been a staple restaurant for Filipinos for generations. Homestyle meals, healthy options, steaks, and ribs – plus an assortment of sides that have countless of combinations! It’s for people who are looking for affordable and delicious meals. It’s not for people who are looking for a fine dining experience. We recommend the Roast Chicken Plate, Honey Bourbon Ribs, Spaghetti with Meatballs and OMG Unfried Fried Chicken. Our insider tip: you can get buy one get one deals like Cheeseburgers, Chicken Quesadillas, and Burrito! Read more here.
7. Shi Lin – Lucky Chinatown
Shi Lin is a casual Taiwanese restaurant that specializes in dumplings, buns and noodles. They are most famous for their steamed xiao long baos. It’s for people who are crazy over Taiwanese food. It’s not for people who are looking for Asian fusion dishes. We recommend the Xiao Long Baos, Salt and Pepper Fried Chicken with Chili and Fried Rice with Shrimp and Egg. Our insider tip get a free dessert when you accomplish the feedback form when you book through Booky.
6. Samgyupsalamat – Leon Guinto, Malate
Last month’s #6
Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant popular to students and nearby residents of DLSU-Manila. It recently opened a new branch in Jupiter. Enjoy barbecuing and other Korean favorites like Bibimbap, spicy noodles and other grilled meat. It’s for meat and Korean food lovers alike. Hungry folks looking to unwind are welcome too. It’s not for shy appetites. We recommend you wear loose jeans (sweatpants are ideal) and come hungry. You’ll thank us later. Our insider tip: stock up on a plate each for meat and greens. It saves time and effort in the long run.
Reservations are accepted
Leon Guinto cor Estrada St, Malate, Manila
5. Happy Lemon – Robinsons Place Manila
Happy Lemon is a Hong Kong milk tea brand mainly serving fun and fresh tea beverages, coffee and juices. Since opening in November of 2010 in the Philippines, the brand recently serves Hong Kong Style bubble waffles. Currently, they have 21 branches nationwide. It’s for people who are avid fans of milk tea and tea beverages. It’s not for people who are not into sweet drinks. We recommend their Cocoa with Rock Salt and Cheese, Classic Milk Tea, Matcha Latte with Oreo Cookies and Cream, and Lemon Yakult Green Tea. Insider tip: you can get two Matcha Latte for the price of one! Read more here.
4. Ilustrado – Intramuros
Last month’s #3
Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish restaurant that has been operating since 1989 inside the historic walled city, Intramuros. Ilustrado features a Hispanic architectural design with old world interiors and known to serve world-class Filipino, Spanish, as well as Global cuisines. It’s for people who want to bring their family and friends for a get together meal. It’s not for people who are not willing to drive all the way to Intramuros. We recommend you to try their Paella Ilustrado, Adobong Bagnet with Prawns, kare-kare, sinigang, kaldereta and morcon. Our insider tip: Try their Sampaguita Ice Cream! You’ll only be able to find it at Ilustrado.
744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, Manila
3. Tim Hortons — UN Ave.
Last month’s #4
Tim Hortons is Canada’s world-renowned coffee house. It’s for all coffee lovers who have a taste for premium caffeine blends and all the pastries that go with it. It’s not for third-wave coffee enthusiasts. We recommend the Original Blend Coffee, Iced Capps, and their donuts. Our insider tip: Tim Hortons now brews 24/7!
2. Cuaderno – Strada Street Food Park
Last month’s 2
Cuaderno is a library-inspired Filipino-Mexican joint serving up dishes like sisig nachos, Mexican braised beef ribs, and nacho chili con rice. With a mission to encourage a culture of knowledge, Cuaderno also offers a wide range of books for reading that its customers can enjoy while dining. It’s for students who are looking for a meal after class. It’s not for people who aren’t into reading. We recommend you get their Cuaderno’s Mexican Braised Ribs, Buffalo Wings, Beef & Cheese Quesadillas, and Nacho Grande. Insider tip: Some of the books in Cuaderno are for sale.
1. BITE (Buffet In Time Esplanade) – Sta. Cruz
Last month’s #1
BITE (Buffet in Time Espalanade) is the first to offer time-based buffet (168.00 for 30 minutes) in the Philippines. They offer a wide selection of an eat-all-you-can Asian and Western dishes. It’s for people who are on a budget, but still want a heavy meal. It’s not for people who want a sit down meal. We recommend their P368 buffet rate for unli time.
So, did your favorite restaurants in Manila make the list? Remember that your buds count, so don’t forget to always cast your votes! You can vote for them by clicking ‘Add to Favorites’ on the Booky app—we tally them each month to see the city’s best picks.