QC ends the year with a homegrown Japanese favorite at #1!
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. EAT! Maginhawa – Maginhawa
Eat! is a cozy comfort food spot serving up all-time studnet favorites. It’s for students looking for good food without losing much of your allowance. It’s not for people who don’t like tight spaces. We recommend: Their Baked Dory with Cheesy Pesto, Sizzling Bulalo and Pork Sisig. Fun fact: Compared to their mother branch in Katipunan, this has a cozier and homier feel.
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#80 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City
9. Romulo Cafe – Tomas Morato
Last month’s #8
Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes set in a comfy museum-style restaurant that gives you a glimpse of Philippine history. It’s for homey family dinners and get-togethers, especially with balikbayan relatives. It’s not for your boys or girls night out. We recommend the Bagnet Pakbet, Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno, and Flying Tilapia. Our insider tip: Many of their dishes have vegetarian options. Read our full feature here.
8. Kko Kko – UP Town Center
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes
that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ. We recommend the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak. Our insider tip is the place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time. Fun Fact: Kko Kko was named after the sound that a chicken makes.
7. 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.
6. BeefX (Big B Burgers) – UP Town Center
Last month’s #6
Started as a fun project by friends in 2013, Beef X reinvents the burger patty with 50% beef and 50% bacon/spam/longganisa/breakfast sausage burgers. Aside from its burgers, they also serve Poutine ng Ina Mo, Pizza Buns, and Waffle Buns. It’s for people looking for a new take on the classic burger. It’s not for those who are afraid to get greasy while eating. We recommend their Beef X Bacon and The PG burgers. Our insider tip is to order their potions and tell the waiter how you’re feeling – Trust us, you’re in for a surprise!
5. Fat Russel’s Kitchen – South Triangle
Lat month’s #7
Fat Russel’s Kitchen is a casual dining restaurant that offers a wide array of comfort food with a fusion of different cuisines like American, Filipino, Japanese, Italian, Chinese and more. It’s for people who want a mix of different cuisines in one sitting. It’s not for pick eaters. We recommend their Laing-stuffed Cordon Bleu, Salted Egg Pasta with Shrimp, and Baked Scallops. READ MORE HERE.
4. RB CTY / Rib City – Maginhawa
Last month’s #3
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!
3. Grape Escape PH – Maginhawa
Last month’s #5
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! READ MORE HERE.
2. Vanderlust Bistro & Patisserie – Sct. De Guia
Last month’s #1
Vanderlust is a hidden restaurant serving up unique European pastries and dishes inspired from the owners’ travels in Europe. It’s for cafe lovers who want to explore unique new flavors of classic pastas, dessert, and more. It’s not for those who want a fine dining experience. We recommend you try their Schneeballen, Cacio E Pepe Mushroom Truffle, and Schweinekotelett with Mustard Cream Sauce. Our insider tip: WiFi and sockets are available! Read more here.
1. Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa
Last month’s #2
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!
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