Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Manila for April 2017


New authentic Korean eats in Malate!


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. The Samgyupsal by Sin Sun – Malate

36 Favorites
New entry

Photo from The Samgyupsal’s Facebook Page

The Samgyupsal is the newest 24/7 Korean spot in Malate. It offers a wide selection of Korean specialties starting with unlimited appetizers down to grilled meats. It’s for nights when you’re in the mood for authentic Korean eats—lots of it. It’s not for those who wouldn’t wanna smell like grilled meat after they eat. We recommend the Yangnyum Degigalbi, Wagyu Chadobagi, and of course, the Samgyupsal. Our insider tip: Aside from free unlimited appetizers, each table gets a complimentary bowl of shell soup, too!

Reservations are accepted
1845 Maria Orosa St., Malate, Manila

9. Sky Deck – Bayleaf Hotel

44 Favorites
Last month’s #3

Photo from @fiftyshadesofgreys

Sky Deck is a popular rooftop destination for anyone who wants to dine with a view. It’s for romantic evenings or intimate gatherings with friends against a beautiful sunset. It’s not for nights when you want cheap drinks and affordable grub. We recommend their Special Bagnet, Bulalo, and their cocktails, of course. Our insider tip: They also have a buffet selection!

Reservations are accepted
G/F The Bayleaf Hotel, Muralla cor. Victoria St, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 318-5000

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8. The Aristocrat Restaurant – Roxas Blvd.

45 Favorites
Returning entry

Photo from @fiftyshadesofgreys

When doors first opened for this 75 year old restaurant, it was merely a small business venture for husband and wife Alex and Engracia Reyes. With their spread aptly described as “Food fit for Royalty”, Aristocrat has always been and always will be a family favorite. It’s for the barbeque connoisseur who craves that classic sweet, tangy grilled flavor. It’s not for those who want a modern twist on Filipino food. We recommend their Aristocrat Classics (Chicken Barbeque, Pork Barbeque and Pork Spareribs Barbeque). Our insider tip: They accept home deliveries but only for a minimum order. P.S. Their Roxas Blvd. and Jupiter branches are open 24/7.

Reservations are accepted
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432 San Andres St. cor. Roxas Blvd., Malate, Manila
(02) 524-7671

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7. Ippudo – Robinsons Place Manila

48 Favorites
Returning entry

Photo from @ippudoph

Ippudo is a popular ramen joint specializing in Hakata-style Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen produced in their kitchen and tailor-fitted for the Filipino palate. It is a joint venture with the guys at Yabu. It’s for straight up ramen minus the fancy embellishments of modern cuisine. It’s not for people looking for an extensive Japanese menu, although special items are occasionally introduced. We recommend their Shiromaru Motoji Ramen and the Pork Buns–plus the new Tsukemen Ramen. Our insider tip: Cute “kiddie sets” may be requested for your little ones. P.S. Ippudo just opened their SM Mall of Asia branch!

No reservations accepted
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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
(02) 353-0701

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6. Champagne Room – Manila Hotel

62 Favorites
Last month’s #4

Photo from @miztylaneous

Often tagged as one of the most beautiful fine dining restaurants in Manila, Champagne Room has been able to maintain its classic charm among its patrons. It’s for romantic dates on special occasions, from Valentine’s to anniversaries and more. It’s not for diners on a budget. We recommend the Symphonie De Sarmon and Entrecote De Boeuf Grille. Our insider tip: They offer a choice between set menus and a la carte!

Reservations are recommended
Manila Hotel, Roxas Blvd, Ermita, Manila
(02) 527-0011

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5. Pablo – Robinsons Place Manila

65 Favorites
Returning entry

Photo from @brynny_md

Pablo is one of Japan’s (and the entire world’s) most popular cheese tart specialists. Apart from their famous cheese tarts, they also serve premium flavored tarts, sabrel cheeses, puddings, and soft-serve ice cream. It’s for the cheese lovers and dessert fanatics. It’s not for those trying to keep a low sugar intake. We recommend the Mini Cheese Tarts, Matcha Premium Cheese Tart, and their Golden Brulee Cheese Pudding. Our insider tip: Aside from their famous tarts, you have to try their equally delicious Cheese Soft Serve. See our full feature here.

No reservations accepted
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Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Malate, Manila

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4. Lazy Bastard – Archer’s Nook

79 Favorites
Returning entry

Photo from @eboymdonato

Lazy Bastard is a late night burger joint that aims to serve the most ridiculous, greasy, and delicious comfort food through their premium burgers and gourmet hotdogs. It’s for the young and hip crowd looking for after-office spot or late night weekend grub. It’s not for big family or group parties as seats are limited. We recommend the Bacon Cheeseburger and the Honey Parmesan Hotdog. Our insider tip: They now also accept credit card payments.

No reservations accepted
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2/F Archer’s Nook, 2464 Taft Ave, Malate, Manila
(02) 244-4403

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3. Hwangso-Ga – Ermita

94 Favorites
Last month’s #7

Photo from @justinevillafuerte

Hwangso-Ga offers unlimited samgyeopsal and beef brisket plus other traditional Korean specialties. It’s for Korean cuisine fanatics who want an authentic, bang-for-buck meal. It’s not for late night grub sessions as they close by 10pm everyday. We recommend you get their unlimited promo during lunch (P399)! Dinner rate is P449. Insider tip: Drinks are not included in their promos.

Reservations are accepted
1547 M. Adriatico Street cor Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila
(02) 405-0100

2. Tim Hortons — Ermita

123 Favorites
Last month’s #2

Photo from @rouen07
Photo from @arthurrific

Tim Hortons is Canada’s world-renowned coffee house. After months of its rumored arrival to the Philippines, we’ve confirmed that it’s soon to open in Ermita and has already opened in BGC! 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: We have unconfirmed news that it’s opening this month of February. Read more here.

No reservations accepted
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1007 United Nations Ave, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila

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1. Mak Chang Korean Restaurant  – Ma. Orosa St.

159 Favorites
Last month’s #1

Photo from @jinlovestoeat

Mak Chang is a Korean restaurant specializing in grilled meat..  It’s for friends and families who want an authentic Korean dining experience. It’s not for small appetites, as each customer is required to order at least 2 meat dishes from their menu. We recommend their specialties like the Galbisal and Beef Galbi and Samkyupsal, which come with unlimited sides. Our insider tip: Mak Chang is open until 4am.

No reservations accepted
Adriatico St. cor. Pedro Gil, Malate, Manila

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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.

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