Have a good time and eat good food without having to spend too much!
When you’re on a tight budget, you think that your food options are limited and even more so, when you’re in an area like Mandaluyong city where food options are seemingly endless.
Well, it’s time for you to scratch your head and think again ’cause we’ve got a list of some of the affordable restaurants in the area where you or you and your friends can eat and enjoy .
Nikkei – The Podium
A restaurant located at The Podium, serving Japanese-Peruvian fusion food, Nikkei will pleasantly surprise you with their takes on familiar Japanese dishes like their Grilled Ebi and Peruvian dishes like their Tres Leches.
With all the options available, it’s highly recommended that you come with a group so you can try most of their dishes.
Saboten Express – SM Megamall
Did lunchtime catch you at SM Megamall and you’re looking for a restaurant that’ll serve you a quick lunch that isn’t fast food? Then, Saboten Express is the place for you!
Considered as one of the affordable restaurants in SM Megamall, Saboten Express has Katsu sets for as low as ₱250, complete with Japanese rice, miso, soup, katsu sauce, cabbage, citrus dressing, Japanese pickles, and the Katsu of your choice.
Ganso-Shabuway – Shangri-la Plaza Mall
A restaurant that’s best for groups and families, Ganso-Shabuway will test your chopstick skills and cooking skills.
Go ahead and split the bill while splitting their recommended dishes such as their USDA Choice Angus Beef Set and Seafood Set among you and your friends. Read our full feature on them here.
C.U. Meal Box – Madison St.
One of the cheap restaurants in Mandaluyong city, C.U. Meal Box serves authentic Korean cuisine that’s all under ₱250, for individuals who want a satisfying meal whether it’s for dine-in or to-go.
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Ramen Jiro – High Pointe Medical Hub
Share the warmth and the bill at Ramen Jiro!
A restaurant in Mandaluyong city with minimalist interiors, you’ll be glad to know that Ramen Jiro’s food is anything but simple and plain. They’re known best for their tonkotsu broth ramen which is no doubt flavorful.
Hainanese Delights – Forum Robinsons
To all you Korean food fanatics, here’s another option for you!
Considered as one of the affordable restaurants in Mandaluyong city, Hainanese Delights serve a mix of Korean and Singaporean dishes. It is a restaurant that’ll fill your stomach without emptying your wallet.
2/F Forum Robinsons, 30 Pioneer St cor EDSA, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong
Drip Cafe – Shangri-la Plaza Mall
A cafe with aspirational interiors that’ll be your next home away from home, Drip cafe is a place in Mandaluyong city where you can bring your significant other for a date to sip some coffee, share a slice of cake, and even share the expenses.
A.M. Hugs – Pioneer Street Market
Nothing beats a food-full hug in the morning!
Choose from 10 dishes infused with Filipino and German flavors at A.M. Hugs. It’s one of those restaurants in Mandaluyong that doesn’t only give you good food but it’ll also give you good vibes with the names of their dishes like the Babe Hug and the Moo Hug.
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Bread Broth and Beyond – SM Cherry Shaw
A restaurant in Mandaluyong city with interiors that’ll remind you of your dining area at home – warm and cozy – Bread Broth and Beyond will serve you familiar comfort food that you can share with a group or with your family.
Try their recommended dishes such as the Seafood Marinara and the Grilled Pork Chop with Mashed Potato.
Burp Restaurant – Uptown Pioneer
After you eat here, get ready to say excuse me ’cause you’ll be burping out of satisfaction!
An Italian restaurant serving pasta like Truffle Mac and Cheese and main dishes like Chicken Parmigiana for under ₱250, Burp restaurant will probably be one of your go-to places when you’re not sure where to eat in Mandaluyong.
Santiago’s Cafe – San Rafael Street
Don’t let their Florida summer inspired interiors fool you. Behind all the pink, there lies a menu filled with Filipino favorites that are all under ₱250.
Some must-try dishes are their Adobo con Tsokolate, Adobo sa Atsuete, and their All Day Breakfast.
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Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – San Joaquin St.
Known as one of the restaurants in Mandaluyong that’s open 24/7, Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is perfect for when you have the munchies or for those who are all-day breakfast enthusiasts.
Some recommended dishes are the New Zealand Beef Tapa, Chocnut Champorado Topped with Tuyo Flakes, and their Oreo Cookie Butter Pancakes.
The Giving Cafe – Sheridan St.
Craving for Asian cuisine? Then head on to The Giving Cafe ’cause they’ve got a lot to give.
A restaurant in Mandaluyong city that serves coffee, other drinks, snacks, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more, The Giving Cafe also supports local coffee growers that pick the beans for you to have that hot cup of joe that completes your morning.
Hammock Kitchenette – Basilan Street
You’ll be wanting to lie in a hammock when you’re done trying their dishes! Serving traditional American dishes, Hammock Kitchenette is one of the affordable restaurants in Mandaluyong for, as they say, “food lovers with big appetite”.
You can try out their dishes like Tapa and Eggs and crepes that are all under ₱250!
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