Greek fusion, pad thai, and the best* ramen in the Metro?
Alabang is one of those towns that’s relatively near Manila, yet so far in people’s minds. So we’re giving you 19 mouthwatering reasons to finally push through with that food trip down South with your barkada.
The cravings don’t end: some of the best Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Filipino, and even Thai spots in the whole Metro are hiding here in Alabang! Whether it’s fine dining you’re looking for, or just a spot to chill (because as you’ll find out, people from the South are very chill), there’s a restaurant for everyone. Make sure to whip out your Booky app, because you can get a discount at almost all the best places to be!
Relish Cafe – Madison Galeries
Relish Cafe is a cozy modern bistro restaurant serving delicious cross-continental food inspired by family favorites. Enjoy their sumptuous fare in beautiful and welcoming interiors, and don’t forget to try their Gourmet Pesto Dip, Relish Roasted Chicken, Slow Roasted Beef Belly, and desserts.
Bar Pintxos Tapas Y Mas – Don Jesus Blvd.
Situated very near Madison Galeries, Bar Pintxos is a tapas bar serving authentic Spanish food. Pintxos and tapas are both snacks or small bites being served in a tavern or bar, the only main difference is pintxos is usually ‘spiked’ with a skewer or toothpick, often to a piece of bread.
Akrotiri – Commercenter
A fusion of coastal food cultures from all over the world, Akrotiri brings the best of the East and West into modern Eurasian cuisine, a stirring pot of Mediterranean classics, mainly Greek and other European dishes, and Filipino, Thai, Japanese, and Indian influences.
Kessaku – Commercenter
Kessaku is a casual restaurant serving a full range of authentic, top-quality Japanese food. True to their name, the word “kessaku” (pronounced kessah-koo, accent on the ‘koo’) translates to “creating masterpieces”. Their no-frills menu includes everything from sushi boats to tempura, wagyu cubes, and more.
Mona Lisa Ristorante – Commerce Center
Mona Lisa is a hidden Italian restaurant with an extensive menu where they have dishes to represent every region of Italy. It’s for the lovebirds who want to transport to a romantic European City. It’s not for the partners in crime up for a grittier date.
South Pub – Commercenter
South Pub is a community pub where anyone and everyone can unwind, eat, drink, and hang out. Their no-frills interiors have a dark industrial feel perfect for late nights but the natural light that comes in also makes it ideal for day time dining (and drinking).
The Black Pig – Commercenter
The Black Pig is inspired by a shared appreciation for two noble creatures: Spain’s black Iberico pig, known to be the finest ham in the world, and the Philippines’ own native lechon, widely regarded as our national dish. Each one has interesting origins and distinct benefits; both are delicious beyond compare and translated into each plated dish.
Melo’s – Westgate
Melo’s Steakhouse by Carmelo Santiago is the first in the Philippines to offer Certified Angus Beef. It’s also one of the few spots to offer authentic Wagyu beef. Read our full feature here.
Butamaru – Westgate
This ramen house from the South serves the noodles with fresh vegetables and tossed in black sesame dressing. You can also their other salad ramen flavor, the Kani Salad Ramen (cold ramen, shredded kani, mentaiko dressing).
Neil’s Kitchen – Westgate Center
Neil’s Kitchen is a modern Filipino restaurant by Chef Neil Ramon and his partners. They serve dishes with a Pinoy twist such as their signature Sinigang and Bagoong paella and Crab Fat Palabok. Neil’s Kitchen is also home to My Father’s Bookstore, a curated Christian bookstore by Ardy Roberto and Miriam Quiambao-Roberto.
Designer Blooms Cafe – Molito
You probably know Designer Blooms is a flower shop, but did you know that they have one branch that is part cafe too? Only at Molito, Designer Blooms Cafe serves some of the best pizza, pasta and croughnuts in town!
Parmigiano – Molito
Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria serves authentic Italian cuisine offering a variety of delicious pizza, pasta, steaks, risotto, and more using cherished family recipes. Menu highlights include their Salmone Alla Griglia, Truffle Cream Risotto, and 6 Cheese Pizza.
Just Thai – Molito
Just Thai is a homey restaurant offering authentic Thai classics. Owner Theresa Alvarez shares that their family’s love for the cuisine inspired them to create the concept from the ground up, from interiors to the food. Peek inside the restaurant and you’ll find accents of Thai culture, from the buddhas on the tables to the artwork on the walls.
JAEU Bistro & Ramen Bar – Festival Mall
JAEU is “East meets West” reimagined. You can have a taste of Japanese culture and European culture without having to go to two separate restaurants.
Market Basket – Festival Mall
Market Basket is a modernized ‘dampa’ concept restaurant where you can choose from their fresh seafood display on the side, have it weighed, and then cooked just the way you want it! They also have an a la carte menu for other options.
Señor Pollo – ATC Corporate Center
Señor Pollo is a Latin American restaurant and Bar specializing in fried and roast chicken as well as bar bites. We recommend their Grilled Chicken, Señor Pollo Roast, and the Crispy Chicken Sisig. It’s for the couple that can’t resist a simple, good roasted chicken and beer. It’s not for those who don’t think Latin-American food is romantic. Please reconsider.
Booky Tip: Get up to ₱200 off of your bill in the Señor Pollo branch in Eastwood.
Mr. Roboto – ATC Corporate Center
Mr. Roboto is a modern Japanese spot in the South.The concept is the brainchild of young entrepreneurs, Dani Ramos and David Mendoza. Inspired by their love for travel and food, their menu re-envisions traditional Japanese classics and translates them with imaginative twists and playful plating.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Ebi Sashimi, Daimos Maki, and Secret Secret Maki at Mr. Roboto with Booky!
Burger Geek – Molito Lifestyle Mall
Burger Geek is a classic American cheeseburger joint that’s all about burgers, sides, and milkshakes. It serves a custom blend of premium beef burgers pressed between 2 freshly baked potato buns with various toppings. Their must-tries include The Geek (double cheese, double patty, lettuce and tomato), Class President (with crispy bacon, shiitake mushroom, onion rings, BBQ sauce), and The B.Mac (double cheese, double double patty, and mac & cheese).
Ramen Yushoken – Molito
Ramen Yushoken serves tonkotsu broth ramen using a recipe from ramen master, Yamagishi Kazuo. It’s a casual restaurant with fast service and a tight menu. Here’s an insider tip, ask for their off-menu items.
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