A European dessert cafe takes #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.
Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!
10. Seoul Train Korean BBQ – Tomas Morato
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.
9. The Frazzled Cook – Sct. Gandia
Last month’s #9
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.
8. Salta! by Pappare – UP Village
Salta! By Pappare offers affordable Italian rotisserie meats like chicken, lamb, and steak as well as Pappare’s pastas. It’s for people craving for grilled meats Italian style. It’s not for big groups, they have limited seating. We recommend their CRABonara, brick oven Neapolitan pizzas and giant sangrias. Our insider tip is togo here if you’re looking for your Pappare fix in a restaurant setting.
7. LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato
Last month’s #6
LoLa Cafe is a converted restaurant offering reinvented Filipino dishes made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients, by Chef John Mangibin. It is one of QC’s hidden restaurant gems and must visit dining places. It’s for families and couples looking for a charming lunch or dinner place. It’s not for diners looking for live music. We recommend the Wagyu Salpicao, Bone Marrow Sisig, Tartufo Pasta and more. Our insider tip: The restaurant makes a good option for big events and special occasions. Some have even held their wedding ceremonies and receptions here. P.S. For all Booky users who answer our customer feedback form, Lola Cafe offers free Strawberries & Cream Pavlova. You can read our full feature here.
6. Hamaru Yakitori & Sushi – Quezon City
1008 Favorites (Tied for #6)
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. Fat Russel’s Kitchen – South Triangle
1008 Favorites (Tied for #6)
Lat month’s #10
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.
5. Romulo Cafe – Tomas Morato
Last month’s #7
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.
4. Grape Escape PH – Maginhawa
Last month’s #3
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.
3. RB CTY / Rib City – Maginhawa
Last month’s #1
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!
2. 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!
1. Vanderlust Bistro & Patisserie – Sct. De Guia
Last month’s #5
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 Pollo al Funghi sul Riso. Our insider tip: WiFi and sockets are available! Read more here.
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