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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.
10. Four Seasons Hotpot City – SM by the Bay
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.
9. 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.
8. Dohtonbori – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #6
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.
7. Llaollao – SM Mall of Asia
Llaollao is an international franchise offering frozen yogurt – plain or modified with a selection of toppings. It’s for anyone craving for the perfect combo of fresh, fruity, and healthy. It’s not for the people who aren’t riding the froyo wave. We recommend their famous Sanum cup: three layers of fresh fruit + caramelized seeds + honeyed cereal + frozen yogurt.
6. Gringo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #2
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. Burgoo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #7
Founded in 1999, Burgoo is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in American cuisine serving comfort food favorites like ribs, wings, pastas and shakes. Fun fact: The name ‘Burgoo’ refers to a spicy stew dish from Kentucky that is often served with cornbread or corn muffins. It’s for big groups, serving sizes are for sharing. It’s not for people watching their calorie intake. We recommend their shrimp and ribs platter, Pasta Diane, Seafood Jambalaya and famous Mississippi Mudpie. Our insider tip: Despite being an American bar, Burgoo is actually kid friendly. Crayons are provided to keep everyone busy and creative while waiting for their orders. Read our full feature here.
4. Olivia & Co. – S Maison
Last month’s #3
Olivia & Co seeks to become the go to place for a gourmet experience. They serve artisanal coffee and tea to compliment food inspired by various cuisines of the world. It’s for those who love a nice filling meal with Asian twists and fresh ingredients. It’s not for those looking for simple dishes that don’t scream elegance. We recommend their Passion Fruit White Chocolate Cheesecake and Olivia’s Signature Carrot Cake for dessert!
3. Vikings – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #5
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.
2. Gen Korean BBQ – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #1
Gen is a popular Korean restaurant chain from Los Angeles, California. The word “GEN” means “the beginning” and is actually an open invitation to the art of Korean BBQ. If you’ve been to LA, then chances are you’ve seen the long lines outside this popular resto. It’s for those who love them some unlimited Korean barbecue. It’s not for those who can’t handle their meat! We recommend their premium samgyupsal (porkbelly), chadol (beef brisket), seafood, and more. Insider tip: There are over 20 meat options to choose from so choose wisely because the clock is ticking!
1. Sunset Bar – Sofitel Philippine Plaza
Sunset Bar is the quintessential outdoor dining venue that features a buffet of grilled barbecued specialties on Friday and Saturday nights. The buffet also includes unlimited beers, wine and 3 cocktails. It’s for anyone who “has a thing for sunsets” and a lot of food. It’s not for people who love fresh food. We recommend bringing either a hot date or the family here to enjoy the beautiful sunset view. Insider tip: Get this sweet deal of getting 20% off for their buffet per head through Booky!
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