Make sure you visit 10/10 this year!
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.
10. Greeka Kouzina – Little Baguio
Greeka Kouzina is a Greek-inspired restaurant known for their appetizing food, generous servings, and Mediterranean-inspired interiors. News of their first branch opening in the dark tucked-away P. Guevarra street in San Juan had people waiting in line for hours just to try it. It’s for people with big appetites as each dish comes with filling sides. It’s not for people who prefer single servings or solo dining. We recommend the Fig Roka Salata, Arni Lemonato – Roast Lamb and the Psari Plaki – Dory. Our insider tip: Come in a big group to have a taste of everything.
9. International Burger Co. – San Juan
International Burger Co. serves burgers in unique flavors and combinations from all over the world. American, Mexican, Korean favorites plus more can now be found under one roof! It’s for adventurous burger lovers who love worldly cuisines. It’s not for pizza hunters. We recommend the French, Korean, and Japanese Burgers. Our insider tip: Got a thing for sides? All burger orders come with a choice between onion strings or twister fries.
8. Hai Chix & Steaks – Missouri St.
Last month’s #2
Hai Chix & Steaks is a dining concept where East meets West. It is an Asian fusion restaurant specializing in steaks and Hainanese chicken. It’s for everyone craving some Asian and American specialties without having to visit 2 different restaurants. It’s not for vegetarians. We recommend their bestselling U.S. Angus Ribeye and the Hainanese Chicken Rice. Our insider tip: Have your steaks cooked medium. P.S. It recently opened a third branch in Salcedo Village.
7. Sodam Korean Buffet – San Juan
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!
Reservations are accepted
17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
6. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s – P. Guevarra St.
Last month’s #9
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.
Reservations are recommended
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387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Agnonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan
5. TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie – Promenade
Last month’s #6
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.
4. Tomo Japanese Dining – Addition Hills
Last month’s #5
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.
Reservations are accepted
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137 Araullo Street, Addition Hills, San Juan
3. Refinery – Promenade
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.
2. WAFU – Greenhills Shopping Center
Last month’s #3
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.
1. Dohtonbori – Greenhills
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. 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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