Unli Korean BBQ or a brunch feast? Take your pick!
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in San Juan, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Kimpura – Greenhills
Kimpura is a fine dining Japanese restaurant that serves an array of authentic and innovative dishes. It’s for couples and families looking for a fancy spot to celebrate over good food. It’s not for diners looking for a cheap Japanese meal. We recommend their tempura, salmon sashimi, and any of their teppanyaki. Our insider tip: Get the teppanyaki table and watch your personal chef prepare your food right in front of you!
9. Sariwon – Promenade
Sariwon is a Korean franchise famous for its Legendary Bulgogi and Galbi or barbecued beef short ribs. It’s for friends or families looking for a great place to do some group dining. It’s not for solo eaters looking for a place to have a working lunch. We recommend their Haemul Pajeon and the Sariwon Bulgogi. Our insider tip: They have a complimentary drink at the end of your meal. Fun fact: It has been awarded “The Best Korean Restaurant” by the Seoul Metropolitan Government.
8. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s – P. Guevarra St.
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, by chefs Roland and Jacqueline Laudico, is a 1920s heritage house converted into a restaurant and events place where guests can enjoy an upscale but affordable Filipino buffet dining experience. It’s for special business meetings or big family celebrations. It’s not a place to treat your friends if you’re on a tight budget. We recommend the angus beef tapa, kare-kare, grilled gindara and cream dory with mango curry sauce. Our insider tip: Their clean plate policy charges you P100 for every 100 grams left. P.S. Buffet price is half for kids 4 feet and below.
7. WAFU – Greenhills Shopping Center
Last month’s #4
WAFU is a modern Japanese restaurant that speaks of class and elegance from interiors down to food. It’s helmed by the new executive chef, Chef Nobuyoshi Onishii, former Sushi Master from the renowned Midori Sushi in Japan. It’s for intimate gatherings or relaxing catch-up sessions with your family and friends. It’s not for those looking for quality Japanese food on a tight budget. We recommend the U.S. Flat Iron Steak, Sukiyaki Cut Beef, and Oyster Teppan. Our insider tip: Check out their Php999 promo, where you are given 2 hours to enjoy teppan-all-you-can at their teppanyaki stations on the second floor. Book ahead as there are limited slots per seating time. See more photos here.
6. TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie – Promenade
Last month’s #10
Tuan Tuan, which means ‘to put together’, best describes the restaurant’s goal of putting together the best of Hong Kong comfort food in a French brasserie setting. It is a homegrown concept from the Lugang group. It’s for casual but fancy and affordable lunches or dinners. It’s not for people looking for dim sum and pastries. We recommend the US Premium Beef Rib and Tendon Curry, Braised Ox Tongue, Pork Snow Buns, and Salted Egg Custard Snow Buns. Our insider tip: Don’t go mild on your Laksa.
5. Refinery – Promenade
Last month’s #6
First gaining traction in its Rockwell branch, Refinery is a third wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort food and specialty coffee–but what sets it apart is that it also serves wine and cocktails. It’s for ladies who brunch in the area; it’s also a solid working spot. It’s not for those who want quick and cheap breakfast. We recommend the Honey and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Bread Pudding, Shirred Truffled Eggs, Angry Pasta and Orange-Infused Cappuccino. Our insider tip: Unlike their Rockwell branch, the Greenhills location is open until 1am.
4. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Wilson
Last month’s #5
Wildflour Café + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries, famous for being the first purveyor of the wildly popular cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in a place that always reminds you of Sunday mornings. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals for their weekday lunch break. We recommend their grilled cheese salad and soup combo, mushroom salad, pulled pork sliders and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Don’t forget their über moist to-die-for chocolate cake for dessert! Our insider tip is to get pastries at 50% off after 7pm.
3. Tomo Japanese Dining – Addition Hills
Last month’s #8
Tomo Japanese Dining is an authentic Japanese restaurant serving classic dishes in an offbeat refurbished house with modern, minimalist Japanese interiors. It’s for people who are fans of Sugi Japanese Restaurant, the same Chef heads the kitchen here. It’s not for Little Tokyo loyalists. We recommend the Australian Wagyu Steak, Kari Kari Kari Yaki oysters, Mackerel sashimi, and their aburi sushi. Our insider tip: No need to worry about parking because they have lots of space. Read our full feature here.
2. Sodam Korean Buffet – Little Baguio
Last month’s #1
Sodam is an authentic Korean buffet best known for its all-you-can-eat grilled meat dishes and other cuisine staples. It’s for families and friends with huge appetites. It’s not for romantic date nights. We recommend their Samgyupsal, Japchae, and Haemul Pajeon. Our insider tip: Be ready to smell like grilled meat after!
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17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
1. Dohtonbori – Greenhills
Last month’s #2
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Manila. This is its first branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, but don’t worry as the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese and Dohtonbori pizzas, and their premium yakiniku. Our insider tip: Skip the queue, you can book a table through Booky at their Greenhills and SM North branches!
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