Here’s a checklist for your QC food trip!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Quezon City, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. BLK 513 – SM North EDSA
Last month’s #1
BLK 513 is Manila’s first ever premium gluten-free activated charcoal-enhanced frozen yogurt. Choose between dark skim cup or cone and top it with a unique selection of crunches, fruits and sauces. It’s for health-conscious dessert lovers. It’s not for people who prefer traditional ice cream. We recommend the Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie, Peach Mango Float, or you can be adventurous and customize your own. Popular sauces include cereal milk and milk jam. Our insider tip is get 2 Dark Skim Cones or 2 Super Skim Cup for the price of one with Booky’s exclusive Buy 1 Get 1 deal! Read more here.
9. Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa
Last month’s #6
Soru Izakaya is a modern Japanese restaurant offering innovative takes on cuisine classics. The culinary style is referred to as the “new Nippon” which translates to new Japanese. It’s for Japanese food enthusiasts craving a different approach to their favorite dishes. It’s not for loyalists to traditional Japanese cooking. We recommend their Nori Tempura, Oh Umi Maki, Matcha Cheesecake, and their Wasabi Cocktail. Our insider tip: Their rainbow art work is actually mayonnaise, so don’t forget to dip your maki!
8. Grape Escape PH – Maginhawa
Grape Escape is a wine lounge and kitchen and is the first of its kind in Maginhawa. They first made its appearance a year ago in the food park, StrEAT: Maginhawa. The owners wanted a more permanent place for people to socialize and enjoy wine so they opened this full-fledged restaurant in March 1. It’s a place for catching up with family and friends since there’s no wifi in the restaurant. It’s not for people who are on a strict diet. We recommend their salpicao, pork chop, polpette and blueberry tiramisu. Our insider tip: The restaurant serves unlimited wine!
7. Seoul Train Korean BBQ – Sgt. Esguerra
Seoul Train is an immersive train-themed Korean BBQ grill, one of Tomas Morato’s latest hidden gems. It’s for barkada nights out and fun dates for people who enjoy great Korean food and unique experiences. It’s not for those too lazy to grill their own meat. We recommend the Bul Samgyeopsal, Woo Samgyeop, and Samgyetang. . Our insider tip: The restaurant also has arcade crane machines, so try your luck at winning a cool prize! Read the full feature here.
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#28 Sergeant Esguerra Ave, near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City
6. RB CTY / Rib City – Maginhawa
Last month’s #10
RB CTY / Rib City is a fun and interactive restaurant specializing in ribs, but they also offer dishes like pasta, salads, and other mains. In line with their restaurant concept, they encourage guests to build lego while waiting for orders. It’s for barkada nights out or Saturday playdates with the kids. It’s not for people who are looking for a quiet place to work in. We recommend the Big City with CTY rice or the Twin Tower. Our insider tip: They regularly release food promos!
5. Ahi Hawaii – Maginhawa
Located in the ever popular Maginhawa, Ahi Hawaii made waves when they opened a little over year ago as one of the country’s pioneers for serving poke bowls and spam musubi. It’s a place for hanging out with your barkada. It’s not for people who are cutting down on carbs. We recommend their classic sugar, Kobe bowl, Ahi bowl, Tiki sinigang fries. Our insider tip: They recently launched their new menu! Read our full article here.
4. Kumori Cafe – SM North EDSA
Last month’s #5
Kumori is a vibrant bakery and cafe that offers calm and comfort through a variety of authentic Japanese breads and pastries, a total opposite to their namesake, which actually means ‘cloudy’. It’s for yuppies or barkadas looking to work or catch up over delicious, Instagram-worthy pastries in a cheerful ambience. It’s not for your boys night out. We recommend the Soft Matcha Bun, Salmon Bonito, and their famous Japanese cheesecake: the Kumori Hanjuku Cheese. Our insider tip is to order their cheesecakes by the box, as one piece could easily be finished in 2-3 bites.
3. The Frazzled Cook – Sct. Gandia
Last month’s #2
The Frazzled Cook is a quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good comfort food in a cozy, homey ambiance. ‘Frazzled’, which means completely exhausted, says nothing of the food, but the passion and hard work put in to every dish they serve. It’s for casual but intimate date nights or cozy meals with the family. It’s not for people who don’t enjoy searching for ‘hidden’ restaurants. We recommend the Sizzling Squid, Wagyu Salpicao, Truffle Pasta, and Pancake ala Mode. Here’s an insider tip: The place is easily curtained off into sections, and they also have rooms for smaller private events. Read our full feature here.
2. Hamaru Yakitori & Sushi – Quezon City
Last month’s #4
Hamaru is a hidden Japanese bar and restaurant in Quezon City. Staying true to its name which means “go crazy over”, Hamaru is seriously crazy to surprise you with its modern izakaya menu consisting of sushi, yakitori, sashimi, unique cocktails and more. It’s for people looking for good Japanese food on a night of good drinking. It’s not for people looking for a light meal. We recommend Niño’s Chicken Poppers, Oyster Motoyaki, and their Hamaru Soft Shell Crab Roll. Our insider tip: Try their 8-course degustation menu available every day, which comes with desserts and a 5-sake flight! Read our full feature here.
1. Blake’s Wings & Steaks – Katipunan
Last month’s #1
Blake’s Wings & Steaks is an all-American diner offering hefty portions of wings, ribs and steaks for the entire family to enjoy. (In case you didn’t know, Blake is a husky!) It’s for casual gatherings with families and friends with large servings of comfort food to share. It’s not for diners on a strict diet.We recommend the Wicked Wings, Porterhouse Steak, and Blake’d Mussels. Our insider tip: They have free Wi-Fi! Also get FREE CHURROS on top of your discount with Booky!
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