The North knows how to eat
When it comes to malls in Quezon City, few are as complete and high quality as SM City North EDSA. From international fashion brands to the latest in tech and, of course, some of the best restaurants in Metro Manila – they aren’t kidding when they say they’ve got it all for you.
And if you’re anything like us and you love to eat, then the massive list of options for where to eat in SM North can become overwhelming. Luckily for all the foodies out there, we’ve come up with a quick guide to just some of our favorite restaurants in the area. Have anything to celebrate coming up? Check out these 20 must-try restaurants you need to bring your friends and family to!
From the classic Main Building to the more modern The Block and Annex areas and more, read on for our list of the must-try restos in SM City North EDSA!
Tim Ho Wan – UG/F Main Bldg.
One of the first affordable Michelin-star restaurants to make a splash in the Philippines, Tim Ho Wan is world famous for their must-try pork buns, dim sum, and rice bowls.
Recommended dishes: Pork Buns, Pork Dumpling with Shrimp, Spare Ribs Rice
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Marugame Udon – G/F Main Bldg.
A self-service style restaurant from Tokyo which allows you to create your own udon by picking your own toppings, get affordable, flavorful, and freshly made Japanese dishes at Marugame Udon.
Recommended dishes: Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon, Chicken Paitan Udon, and Beef Yaki Udon.
Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen – 2/F Main Bldg.
Originally a Las Pinas favorite, Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen has started branching out to the rest of Metro Manila. Serving specialty coffee, homemade pastries, and filling rice meals, Cassalu Coffee & Kitchen is definitely one cafe you should keep an eye out for!
Recommended dishes: Salisbury Steak, Red Velvet Cheesecake, Panama
Easy, Tiger – 4/F Main Bldg.
Easy Tiger is a quick-service restaurant that serves authentic Thai comfort food at an affordable price. Fast, fresh, and flavorful, Easy Tiger definitely has what it takes to be your newest favorite food spot!
Recommended dishes: Pad Thai, Thai Fresh Spring Rolls, Thai Milk Tea
Hawker Chan – UG/F Main Bldg.
The world’s cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant, Hawker Chan offers first class food at ridiculously affordable prices. If you’re craving for some incredible soya chicken, char siew, or roasted pork, then head on to Hawker Chan!
Recommended dishes: Soya Sauce Chicken, Char Siew, Roast Pork
Pizza Express – UG/F Main Bldg.
Hailing all the way from London, Pizza Express is a long-awaited international pizza parlor that has become loved all over the world for their handmade and great-tasting pizzas, bread rolls, chicken wings, and pastas.
Recommended dishes: Fiorentina, Prosciutto, Baked Dough Balls.
Ramen Nagi – UG/F Main Bldg.
Ramen Nagi is one of the most popular ramen joints in the country. Nagi’s “King” bowls come in different flavors (and a variety of unique colors!) like the Black King (squid ink), the Red King (spicy), and the Green King (pesto). They also serving seasonal and limited edition truffle ramen.
Recommended dishes: Butao, Kuroo, or Midirio
Genki Sushi – G/F SM North Edsa
Genki Sushi from Japan is the pioneer of Kaiten Sushi, or sushi served on a revolving conveyor belt (like a sushi train!) Menu highlights includes a variety of fresh sushi, maki, ramen, tempura and more Japanese favorites.
Recommended dishes: Kake Udon and Chirashi Udon
Yabu: House of Katsu – 2/F The Block
A homegrown Japanese concept that specializes in all things katsu, Yabu’s sets are no doubt a must-try especially when you find yourself famished after shopping.
Recommended dishes: Rosu Original Katsudon, Salmon Katsu Set, Hire Kurobuta Katsu
Lugang Cafe – 2/F The Block
A member of the Bellagio Group of Restaurants, Lugang serves up authentic and affordable Taiwanese dining experience. Enjoy unique and must-try dishes, textures, and flavors courtesy of their capable kitchen staff.
Recommended dishes: Steamed Pork Xiao Long Bao, Tofu with Preserved Egg and Floss, Birthday Noodles
Gringo – G/F The Block
Gringo is a homegrown restaurant that serves Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties. Bite into a world of feisty flavor and discover new favorites only at Gringo!
Recommended dishes: Southern Spice Chicken, Gringo Baby Back Ribs, Truffle Queso Quesadilla, Crispy Taco
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Kumori Cafe – G/F The Block
Enjoy authentic Japanese sweetness with Kumori Cafe. Through only the finest ingredients and a commitment to freshness, Kumori Cafe offers quality, handmade & unique sweet treats that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Recommended dishes: Signature Cheese Tart, Hanjuku Cheese, Peach Brioche
Vikings – 4/F The Block
Vikings is the absolute best buffet experience in the country, featuring a cornucopia of flavors that can’t be found anywhere else. They feature several food stations including the appetizer and salad station, the Asian, Western and Mediterranean stations and the dessert station. It’s for a hungry camper down for the long haul in an ambient buffet setting. It’s not for the light of heart or stomach.
Recommended dishes: the Meat Station, Sushi Station, and Filipino Station
Prime Steak House – G/F The Block
Tired of the usual KBBQ blowout? Enjoy prime eating at Prime Steak House, a carnivorous joint that serves up unlimited steak! From Angus Ribeye to Sirloin, unlimited sides and more,
Post-buffet tip: Drink hot tea and walk around for a breath of fresh air.
G/F The Block, SM North EDSA, North Ave cor EDSA, Quezon City
Falafel Yo – 2/F Annex
Established in Makati, Falafel Yo is the first authentic Israeli falafel and salad bar in Manila! Expand your culinary horizons and bite into a filling and flavorful falafel experience that will have you coming back for more only at Falafel Yo.
Recommended dishes: Falafel Yo!, Falafelito, Ouchy Ouchy
Brickfire Oven-Roasted Steaks & Chops – UG/F Annex
Brickfire is a fast casual diner serving affordable oven-roasted steaks and chops, which are certified local Batangas-farmed beef baked in brick oven.
Recommended dishes: Mac and Cheese, Duke Tenderloin Steak, Kansas Ribs
Vampire Penguin – 2/F Annex
Who says you can’t have a taste of snow in a tropical country? At Vampire Penguin, you can get your fix of flavored shaved snow that’s both sweet, cold, and well, melts in your mouth!
Recommended dishes: Snow Thaiger, Mango Splash, Cheesy Beef Lasagna
Other Places in SM North Edsa
Dohtonbori – UG/F City Center
Dohtonbori, the first and only authentic okonomiyaki restaurant in the Philippines, offers affordable okonomiyaki and Yakiniku party platters. With their unique Japanese ambiance and flavors, you and your friends will definitely enjoy a night out at this must-try food spot!
Recommended dishes: Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki, Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese Pizza, premium yakiniku.
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Romantic Baboy – Sky Garden
Quickly becoming one of Metro Manila’s favorite unlimited KBBQ grills, Romantic Baboy has made enjoying great barbecue easy and affordable! From their signature cheese dips to premium cuts of beef and pork and more, you’re guaranteed a flavorful and filling time at Romantic Baboy.
Recommended dishes: Unlimited Pork + Beef, Herb Samgyupsal, Woo Samgyup
Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – 2/F North Towers
Want to spruce up your Instagram feed? Then head on to Flossom Kitchen + Cafe, a restaurant serving up Insta-worthy looks and food that may just be as delicious as it looks.
Recommended dishes: Flossom French Toast, Smoked Salmon Benedict, Eggplant Pargmigiana
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