Kapitolyo’s famous chops is now in Pasay!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Pasay, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Hukad – SM Mall of Asia
Hukad is a Cebuano restaurant focusing on regional Filipino fare. It traces its roots to 1982 and has a restaurant coverage of more than 25 branches in Visayas and Mindanao. It’s for families looking to try local flavors beyond Manila. It’s not for small appetites. Their dishes are best paired with their unlimited rice for only P45. We recommend the famous Lechon de Cebu and their Crispy Pata. Our insider tip: Get P300 OFF when you book a table at Hukad Trinoma branch. Read our full feature here.
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2/F Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
9. Annam Noodle Bar – Newport Mall
Annam Noodle Bar serves authentic, value-for-money, fresh and healthy, 100% MSG-free Vietnamese street food. Their menu features a few main specialties namely: Banh Mi, Hanoi Pho, a few appetizers, Vietnamese coffee and desserts. It’s for anyone craving for a great bowl of pho up until 3AM. It’s not for people who prefer Chinese noodle bowls. We recommend their banh mi selections, Australian Wagyu beef slices pho or the combination. Our insider tip is get P200 OFF when you book a table at Annam Noodle Bar Eastwood branch. See more insider tips here.
8. Tim Ho Wan – SM Mall of Asia
Tim Ho Wan is Hong Kong’s most celebrated dim sum restaurant, after all it’s the cheapest One Michelin star in the world. It’s for affordable and fast dim sum. It’s not for people who don’t want to queue. Their crowd stealer is the Baked Bun with BBQ Pork. We also recommend their Wasabi Salad Prawn Dumpling and Steamed Spinach Dumpling with Shrimp. Our insider tip is there is no service tea, you have to order it per pot.
7. Tomahawk Chops & Grill – SM Mall of Asia
Tomahawk Chops and Grill, which first opened in Kapitolyo, serves homegrown cowboy food; imagine an inch-thick chop grilled tenderly and seasoned with Texan-flavored spices. It’s for people who want a change from their usual fried and breaded pork chops. It’s not for people looking for a big menu. We recommend the Grilled Tomahawk Chops and Country Fried Chicken with dirty rice or go unlimited ribs and wings for only P495. Cap off your visit with their signature Wookie (waffle cookie) dessert. Our insider tip is visit during lunch time (Mondays thru Fridays) between 11AM-2PM for lunch sets below P200.
6. Gringo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #10
Gringo is a homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as ribs, chicken, burritos and more. It’s a quick and casual concept brought to us by the same group behind the Tokyo Bubble Tea franchise. It’s for office goers’ lunch breaks, quick bites and afterwork drinks. It’s not for foodies looking for many rice meal options. We recommend the Southern Spice Chicken, Gringo Baby Back Ribs, Truffle Queso Quesadilla, Crispy Taco. Our insider tip is they also have kids menu for the little ones.
5. Paradise Dynasty – S Maison
Last month’s #4
Paradise Dynasty offers an innovative take on northern and southern Chinese cuisine. Aside from its signature hand-pulled noodles, it is the known to the world for being the first restaurant to offer colorful xiao long bao in eight premium flavors: Original, Black Truffle, Foie Gras, Garlic, Ginseng, Szechuan, Crab Roe, and Cheese. It’s for anyone who wants to try a unique take on the classic XLBs. It’s not for people looking for affordable wanton noodles. We recommend the Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao basket so you can try all flavors, Lettuce Roll with Homemade Sesame Sauce, Dan Dan La Mian and Deep-fried Garlic Pork Ribs. Our insider tip: Queuing may take awhile because you are listed and called based on number of people.
Reservations are accepted (weekdays only)
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Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay
4. Four Seasons Hotpot City – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #2
From the group that created Vikings Luxury Buffet and NIU by Vikings comes a new hotpot buffet concept. Designed with a lavish and modern market interior, Four Seasons Hotpot City serves a wide assortment of fresh and healthy ingredients, and a number of appetizers, mains and desserts. It’s for foodies looking for a unique hotpot experience in a grand buffet style setting. It’s not for people who easily gets full. We recommend you visit on your birthday to dine for free, but you must bring a friend. Our insider tip is the VIP rooms give each customer a personal hotpot to cook with. Get more insider tips at Four Seasons here.
3. Golden Cowrie – S Maison
For 33 years, Golden Cowrie, a homegrown restaurant from Cebu, has become a culinary destination for both local and international tourists in Visayas and Mindanao. It focuses on regional Filipino fare that are best paired with their unlimited rice offer. It’s for big family gatherings. It’s not for people looking to dine alone. We recommend the Ngo Hiong (kikiam), Baked Scallops, Crispy Pata, Cebu Lechon and Tuna Belly. Our insider tip is Golden Cowrie also owns Hukad, her more casual sister.
2. Dohtonbori – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #3
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Manila. It has over 300 stores in Japan, with branches in Thailand and Taiwan and this is its second branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, don’t worry the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki, Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese Pizza, and their premium yakiniku. Our insider tip: You can also book and get discounts at their Greenhills or SM North branches.
1. Vikings Luxury Buffet – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #1
Vikings Luxury Buffet opened its first branch in the Mall of Asia complex in 2011. Five years and 9 branches later, it is now considered the Philippines’ largest luxury buffet chain. This homegrown brand has expanded all around Metro Manila, the Visayas and Mindanao (full feature here). It’s for families and groups who are looking to celebrate special occasions affordably. It’s not for people who prefer the quiet and relaxed ambiance of a hotel buffet. Our insider tips are (1) Visit on your birthday month for a free meal. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID. (2) Avail P500 off any day at SM Jazz, SM Marikina, and SM BF branches when you book a table thru Booky.
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