Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Manila for May 2018


A new Chinese spot makes the list!

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. Happy Lemon – Robinsons Place Manila

149 Favorites
Returning entry

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Happy Lemon is a Hong Kong milk tea brand mainly serving fun tea beverages, coffee and juices. It’s for everyone in need of a quick sweet fix, especially for a nice hangout over a fresh cup of milk tea. It’s not for those who have the opposite of a sweet tooth! Our insider tip: Treat your friend to a Buy 1 Get 1 Lemon Special Cooler with Booky!


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3/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
(02) 212 1212

9. Champagne Room – Manila Hotel

152 Favorites
Returning entry

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Often tagged as one of the most beautiful fine dining restaurants in Manila, the Champagne Room over the years was able to maintain its classic, elegant, and royal charm to its multitude of loyal patrons. It’s a great choice for intimate and formal gatherings as well as romantic dates.

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Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd., Ermita
(02) 527-0011

8. Ilustrado – Intramuros

154 Favorites
Last month’s #7

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Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish restaurant that has been operating since 1989 inside the historic walled city, Intramuros. It’s for the foodies who love a good narrative behind their dish. It’s not for those who aren’t fans of Spanish cuisine. Our insider tip: plan a trip here at the end of a day spent around Intramuros.


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744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 527 3674

7. Auntie Anne’s – Robinsons Place Manila

160 Favorites
Last month’s #9

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Dubbed as “the world’s most loved pretzels,” Auntie Anne’s features all-time favorites such as their signature pretzels, pretzel nuggets, choco chip cream cheese stix, and more. It’s for carb lovers who like their pretzels savory and sweet! It’s not for people on adiet, it’s carb heavy! Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Creme Brulee Pretzels at Auntie Anne’s with Booky!


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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Wing, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
(0923) 705 2272

6. Jamba Juice – Robinsons Place Manila

166 Favorites
Last month’s #6

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Enjoy a healthy mix of all your favorites in one cup of energy with Jamba Juice, the ultimate smoothy and juice bar. It’s for anyone who wants the freshest ingredients for a well-rounded lifestyle. It’s not for those who don’t enjoy a good shake. Our insider tip: buy 2 12 oz Smoothies for only ₱180 with Booky!


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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
(02) 354 031

5. Red Mango – Robinsons Place Manila

168 Favorites
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Red Mango serves non-fat, all-natural, frozen yogurt as well as healthy delicious fresh fruit smoothies. A frozen favorite to many, their signature fro-yo has been a staple to many over the years. Our insdier tip is you get a Buy 1 Get 1 Medium Frozen Yogurt (Plain or Matcha) with Booky!*


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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Sta. Monica Wing, Adriatico St. cor Pedro Gil, Ermita, Manila
(02) 854-5273

 *This coupon will be available on May 28, 2018

4. Bad Bird – Robinson’s Place Manila

207 Favorites
Last month’s #2

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Bad Bird specializes in deep fried chicken flavored with umami spices served with sides like waffles, dirty rice, corn cobs and hush puppies. It’s for everyone who loves a good fried chicken with a twist and spicy kick. It’s not for people who shy away from deep fried food. We recommend the Waffle Plate plus dirty rice, corn cobs and hush puppies on the side. Everyone loves their corn. Our insider tip is their gravy isn’t free.

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Robinsons Place Manila, Midtown Wing, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila

3. Crepes & Cream – Robinsons Place Manila

325 Favorites
Last month’s #8

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Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Death by Chocolate and more at Crepes & Cream with Booky!

Crepes & Cream offers the best sweet and savory crepes around town. With htat thin layer that we all know and love that wraps around the flavor of our choice like PB&J, Chocolate, or even Taco, get the perfect crepe made just for you.


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2/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St.
(02) 567 2029

2. Mai Wei Fang – Robinson’s Place Manila

343 Favorites
Last month’s #3

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First in the Philippines offering their signature pan fried soup dumpling (Sheng Jian Bao) from Shanghai, China. They are a casual Chinese restaurant focused on wheat flour inspired recipes found throughout China. It’s for people who love Chinese food. It’s not for those who don’t eat wheat. We recommend their Pan Fried Pork Soup Dumplings, Shao Bing Sandwich, and of course their  Chinese Fried Chicken.


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Level 1, Adriatico Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
(02) 562 2786

1. BITE (Buffet In Time Esplanade) – Sta. Cruz

1501 Favorites
Last month’s #1

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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.


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2/F JT Centrale, 1686 V. Fugoso cor Felix Huerta, Sta. Cruz, Manila
(02) 252-26334

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 appwe tally them each month to see the city’s best picks.

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