20 Popular Restaurants in MOA which You Have to Try!


Can’t decide where to eat when around Mall of Asia!

Mall of Asia has got to be one of the biggest shopping, dining, and entertainment destinations in the Metro. Apart from housing the country’s third biggest mall, MoA boasts a number of concert venues, five-star hotels, and seaside dining destinations.

Because it’s so huge, it can be a bit tricky to decide where to eat. The secret? Have a restaurant bucketlist! Here’s ours, but feel free to send us your own lists as well. From eating by the bay to the newest modern buffets, here are 20 of the Most Popular Restaurants in MOA you’ll love in the area. Promise, you’ll thank us later.

Vikings

It’s pretty obvious that SM Mall of Asia believes in the saying “go big or go home” and no other restaurant embodies that better than Vikings. One of the leading all-you-can-eat buffet chains in the country, you’ll be guaranteed to have your fill with their extensive roster of international cuisines and culinary favorites. It’s time to eat like a viking!

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Bldg B By The Bay, Seaside Blvd, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
(02) 846 3888

Gringo

Gringo is a homegrown restaurant and bar serving Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties such as baby back ribschicken, and burritos. It’s a popular spot for after-work cocktails with friends. This particular branch is located at the MAAX building, just across MoA Arena making it the ideal place to pre-game before a concert.

Recommended dishes: Crispy Catfish Salsa, Full Rack Gringo Baby Back Ribs, Whole gringo Original Chicken, and Lemon Garlic Butter Crab

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G/F SM Mall of Asia Annex, MAAX, Pasay

Gen Korean BBQ House

There’s no shortage of good Korean restaurants in SM MOA, and Gen Korean BBQ House definitely makes the cut. A popular chain from Los Angeles offering a grill-all-you-can experience, their menu boasts over twenty different cuts of meat to choose from- and that’s not even including the seafood and vegetables dishes that they have to offer. Premium offerings plus an extensive drinks selection are what make Gen Korean an excellent spot to celebrate your special occasions.

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Bldg. J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(0945) 123-8530

Flatterie

From the same group that brought you Todd English Food Hall and Pound, comes Flatterie – a pizza concept that promises affordable luxury. They serve freshly-made flatbreads and pastas in a gorgeous bistro setting. The black tiled walls, warm lighting, wooden furniture, and leather couches make this pizza joint feel trendy, yet refined. 

Insider tip: With Booky you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Caramelized Onion and Cheese Flatbread at their branch at Greenbelt 3!
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G/F SM Mall of Asia, South Arcade, Pasay
(0917) 631-8950

Ippudo

Ippudo is a ramen house from Fukuoka, Japan. They’re a globally renowned Japanese restaurant famous for their Hakata-style, tonkotsu-based ramen. Brace yourselves for long lines, it seems everyone just wants a taste of their irresistible noodles and broth. If you plan on visiting, we recommend trying a classic bowl of Shriomaru Motoaji or the more unique Yokohama Lekei, which combines two different types of broth!

Recommended dishes: Karaka-Ramen, Nanban Karaage, and Okonomiyaki

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2/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
(02) 877-8299

David’s Tea House

Dim sum may not exactly be your typical go-to snack when you’re by the seaside but David’s Tea House at SM MoA By the Bay has much more to offer than just small bites. Offering an assortment of congee, noodles, rice toppings, and even shabu-shabu are the reason why this Hong Kong-style kitchen is a consistent crowdpleaser.

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Manila Bay Reclamation Area, Pasay

Check out: 9 Korean Restaurants at SM Mall of Asia Every Foodie Needs to try!
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Rita’s Italian Ice

You don’t have to go to Italy to taste Italian ice! Rita’s Italian Ice is the largest ice concept in the world with over 600 stores in the US alone. They serve a variety of iced treats including their famous Gelati – a combination of flavored Italian ice topped with a swirl of thick creamy custard. 

Insider Tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Ice Treats (Banana Split Ice Cream Ice, Marshmallow Peanut Butter Ice, Fudge Brownie Ice) for P125 with Booky!
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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

Hawker Chan

If we’re talking popular restaurants in Mall of Asia, there’s no doubt that Hawker Chan will come up in the conversation. It’s famous in Singapore— and all over the world— for being the first Michelin-starred street food stall thanks to their succulent Soya Chicken. Now with their first Philippine branch in Mall of Asia, people from all over the Metro are flocking to Pasay for a taste of Hawker Chan’s roasts.

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G/F Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay

Zubuchon

There’s a reason Anthony Bourdain called this the best pig he’s ever had. Zubuchon prides itself on only using the best local ingredients: natural sea salt, native coconut vinegar, and backyard-raised pigs. Free of MSG, food coloring, or any chemical preservatives, who would be able to resist that perfectly crisp, mahogany brown skin?

Must-try dishes: Sinigang, Pinakbet, Baked Scallops, and Zubuchon Pancit

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Main Bldg. (near SM Hypermarket), Pasay
(02) 621-6454

Jin Joo Korean Grill

Jin Joo Korean Grill is a hip restaurant offering a mix of traditional and innovative Korean dishes. Their signature dish is Jin Joo’s 8 Flavours— samgyeopsal marinated in eight different ways: honey garlic, wine, herb, curry, soybean, red pepper, nutty, and smoky BBQ. If you’re a cheese lover, try their Cheese Dung Galbi— baby back ribs wrapped in cheese.

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2/F SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Drive, Pasay
(02) 640-2032

Yabu

Yabu is a homegrown Japanese concept that specializes in all things katsu. Their most popular item by far is the Kurobuta Pork set which comes with unlimited rice, cabbage, miso soup, and fruits. Don’t miss out on other dishes like their Mozzarella Katsu Sticks, Rosu and Oyster Set, and their U.S. Beef Belly Gyudon.

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2/F SM Mall of Asia, Nort Wing, Pasay
(02) 810-1327

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Blackbeard’s Seafood Island

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island prides itself in being the home of the original boodle feasts. There’s no better way to enjoy fresh seafood than by eating it with your hands, right by the seaside. Choose from over 12 unique boodles and enjoy their selection of fresh paluto dishes such as lobster, crabs, oysters, and more. 

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Building G, SM By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 804-0130

Also read: 11 Family-Friendly Restaurants in Metro Manila that both you and the kids will love!

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is the most affordable Michelin starred restaurant from Hong Kong. This humble but globally-recognized franchise serves a number of dim sum items and rice topping specials but they are most popular for their baked buns with BBQ pork.

Insider Tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Deep Fried Milk Custard (Php 90) and Steamed Egg Cake (Php85) with Booky
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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

Tong Yang Plus

As the season for cool weather draws closer, nothing is more comforting than shabu-shabu. Tong Yang Plus is known for offering the “ultimate grill and hot pot experience.” You can choose from two types of buffet: shabu-shabu & grill or shabu-shabu only.

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2/F Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 845-4647

Basil

Craving for some Pad Thai or some Tom Yum soup? Then head on to Basil, a garden-inspired restaurant that serves up authentic Thai cuisine that’s both filling and refreshing to the palate.

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G/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

Royal Indian Curry House

Considered as the first Indian sports bar and restaurant in Manila that offers authentic northern Indian dishes, Royal Indian Curry House (R.I.C.H)’s dishes will surely take your taste buds on a flavor adventure!

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SM By the Bay Seaside Blvd., SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

Manam

Home of the best Sisig in Manila and a homegrown concept by The Moment Group, if you’re looking for a place to bring your OFW relatives, Manam is the perfect place! They serve up Filipino comfort food with a twist as well as classics in every portion size.

Must-try: House Crispy Sisig and Original Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon

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SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
(02) 511-8401

The Alley

One of the most awaited milk tea shops, The Alley is finally open in SM Mall of Asia and has already gained a following for offering a variety of milk tea flavors to milk tea fanatics.

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay

Read: 17 Restaurants in Pasay that Will Give You a Bang for Your Buck

Four Seasons Hotpot City

A buffet that offers more than the typical hotpot experience, Four Seasons Hotpot City has options for you and the whole family to enjoy.

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Bldg E, SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
(02) 831-7777

Botejyu

A restaurant chain hailing from Osaka, Botejyu is the pioneer of the legendary okonomiyaki and has been serving authentic Japanese specialties from different parts of Japan.

Must-try dishes: Beef Prime Skirt Yakiniku and Grilled Pork Kalbi

Takoyaki, Katsu , Karaage, and Okonomiyaki from Botejyu
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G/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
(02) 877-0137

Can’t wait to try these restaurants around the Mall of Asia Complex? Make sure you save them to your MUST TRY LIST on the Booky app! Don’t forget to show us your food adventures by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and #bookymanila.

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