A certain restaurant’s still #1!
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.
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10. Max’s Restaurant – Robinsons Place Manila
A restaurant with simple and reliable Filipino offerings, Max’s restaurant has been a go-to place for families and groups who want homey interiors and a taste of nostalgia in every bite. It’s for families and groups who want to celebrate special occasions. It’s not for people who want fusion food. We recommend their Fried Chicken and their Pork Sinigang. Our insider tip: With Booky, you can get 2 orders of Chicken Sisig Rice Bowl with Sago’t Gulaman for ₱169!
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4/F Robinsons Place Manila, Pedro Gil cor Adriatico St., Ermita Manila
9. Infinitea – Binondo
Infinitea is one of the leading tea shops in the metro that offers a varity of drinks such as coffees, frappes, fruit teas, and more but is most known for their authentic pearl milk tea. They use 100% freshly brewed loose-leaf teas of high quality. It’s a place where you can get your caffeine fix with different kinds of drinks. It’s not for those who want to eat a heavy meal. We recommend their Original Milk tea Nai Chai and Wintermelon Milk tea. Insider tip: With Booky, you can have Buy 1 Get 1 Large Original Milk Tea and Large Green Apple Fruit Tea!
1227 Benavidez St, Sta. Cruz, Manila
8. Cara Mia Cakes – Robinsons Place Manila
Cara Mia Cakes and Gelato offers frozen sweets and treats like gelato and refrigerated cakes if you just can’t choose between cakes and gelato. It’s for those with a sweet tooth. It’s not for those who’s teeth are sensitive to the cold and those who aren’t looking for a sugar rush. We recommend their Midnight Dream, Pistachio Cioccolato, and Chocolate Smores. Our insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Ube Gelato or Dulce de Leche Gelato!
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2/F, Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St. cor Pedro Gil, Ermita, Manila
7. Ilustrado – Intramuros
Last month’s #5
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.
6. Gong Cha – Robinsons Place Manila
Gong Cha serves milk tea, fruit juices, ice smoothies, brewed tea, chocolate beverages, and coffee. There are over 170 outlets worldwide spreading from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, China, Malaysia, and the Philippines. It’s for those riding that Korean wave of treats! It’s not for those who like their milk plain. Our insider tip is to enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Gong Cha Milk Brown Sugar, GC Milk Alisan Tea, or Mango Ice Smoothie (Plain) with Booky!
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3/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
5. Mai Wei Fang – Robinsons Place Manila
Last month’s #3
Mai Wei Fang is a casual Chinese restaurant focused on wheat flour based recipes. They are the first in the Philippines to offer signature pan-fried soup dumplings (Sheng Jian Bao) all the way from Shanghai, China. We recommend trying their succulent CFC (Chinese Fried Chicken), a fillet of chicken breast marinated for over 12 hours with a blend of Chinese herbs and spices, then breaded, and fried to perfection!
4. Kenny Rogers Roasters – Robinsons Place Manila
Kenny Rogers is a well-loved brand that is best known for their signature roasted chicken, muffins, and macaroni and cheese. It’s for those who want a casual American lunch or dinner. It’s not for those who want a twist on familiar dishes. We recommend their Honey Bourbon Ribs as well as their Rib and Chicken Platter. Our insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Chicken Quesadilla, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Caesar Salad, or Kani & Mango Salad with Booky!
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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
3. Crepes and Cream – Robinsons Place Manila
Crepes and Cream is a dessert shop that offers the best sweet and savory crepes around town. It’s for those who like a twist on familiar breakfast dishes. It’s not for those who want to sit and dine. Our insider tip: With Booky, you can Get Vanilla Nutella Crepe and Death by Chocolate!
2/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St.
2. Red Baron Ribs & Steaks – Sta. Cruz
Last month’s #2
Red Baron Ribs and Steaks defines itself as a “value for money” casual dining restaurant that serves good quality meals that caters to the community, foodies and car enthusiasts. They specialize in different kinds of steaks and pork ribs. It’s for meat lovers, of course. It’s not for vegetarians, duh. We recommend their Original Meltique Steak, Lamb Steak, and Ribs.
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. Note: The restaurant is closed for now.
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.