An okonomiyaki favorite stays strong #1!
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. Basil – SM Mall of Asia
Basil serves authentic Thai cuisine in a garden-inspired restaurant guided by Tom McGue and Chef Al Brown. It’s for people looking for a some comfort Thai food. It’s not for people who are picky when it comes to spices. We recommend their Pad Thai, Chicken Green Curry, and Tom Yum soup.
G/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
9. Gumbo – SM Mall of Asia
Gumbo, A Taste of New Orleans, a casual dining restaurant that provides extra ordinary atmosphere of fun, quality food, best service and cleanliness. Fill your senses with the authentic taste of Cajun and Creole cooking such as freshly caught seafood’s, tender and juicy steaks and ribs, a variety of pasta and pizza dishes and whole lot more. It’s a place for big group get-togethers. It’s not for people who are on a diet. We recommend the Bourbon-style Baby Back Ribs, Cajun Fried Chicken, Seafood Jambalaya and Seafood Gumbo. Insider tip: It has 6 branches in the Metro which offers up to P500 off when you book through Booky! Read more here.
8. Yabu: House of Katsu – SM Mall of Asia
Yabu is the leader in all things Katsu (meaning cutlet in English). Owner John Concepcion of Uniliver RFM Ice Cream, Inc. brought in Chef Kazuya Takeda from Tokyo to partner with and create this specialized dining experience with him. It’s for people of all ages who like all things fried. It’s not for people looking for a wide Japanese menu selection. We recommend the Kurobuta Premium set (‘Kurobuta’is also known as the kobe beef of pork). Our insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Mozzarella Sticks with Booky! Read more here.
7. Four Seasons Hotpot City – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #5
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.
6. Llaollao – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #10
llaollao (pronounced as ‘yao yao’) is a Spanish frozen yogurt brand, which started in 2009 and now has over a hundred branches in Spain alone. llaollao is best known for their Sanum cups topped with fresh seasonal fruits, sauces, and crunchy toppings. It’s for people looking for delicious desserts minus the guilt because it is healthy and even gluten-free. It’s not for people who prefer regular, sweet ice cream. We recommend the 3-layered Sanum yogurt cup that comes with 3 fresh fruits, 2 crunches and 1 sauce. Our insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Split Smoothie and more with Booky! Read more here.
5. Yo! Panda – SM Mall of Asia
Yo! Panda is a homegrown and family-owned modern Hong Kong restaurant with IG-worthy interiors and Asian-inspired dishes and desserts. It’s for foodies craving for unique HK comfort food. It’s not for people looking for roasted meat rice toppings. We recommend the Crispy Pork Chop with Cheese Sauce and Noodles, Crispy Roasted Pork Belly, HK milk tea and their signature HK Egg Waffle Sundaes, made with Italian gelato. Our insider tip is to enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Bubble Waffle through the Booky app! Read more here.
4. Gen Korean BBQ House – SM By the Bay
Last month’s #2
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 groups who want to enjoy some grilled meats. It’s not for people who want a quiet night out, they usually blast music. We recommend going as a group, grilling meats is best eaten with others. Our insider tip: Go there on your birth month! They usually have free group promos for people celebrating their birthdays within each month. Check out our full feature here.
3. Vikings – SM by the Bay
Last month’s #8
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. Gringo – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #3
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.
1. Dohtonbori – SM Mall of Asia
Last month’s #1
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.
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