Cubao, we’re coming for you!
Cubao, as we all know, is full of hidden food crawls and unique shops for quirky finds. Whether you’re looking for new restaurants to try, cafes where you can sing your hearts out, or cuisine specific restaurants like Italian restaurants, Korean restaurants, or Japanese restaurants, Cubao is the place to be.
To sum that all up, here’s a list of the must-try Cubao restaurants:
Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante – Manhattan Parkview
Giovannni’s Bar Ristorante is a restaurant that allows you to experience authentic homemade Italian cuisine, serving up Italian dishes ranging from different kinds of pasta to a variety of pizzas which you can pair with red wines, white wines, coffee selections, and iced tea.
Notable dishes they offer: Tortelloni, Risotto Alla Pescatora, Calmari E Gamberi Fritti, Calzone (Folded Pizza)
Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot – G/F Manhattan Parkview
The first big-scale hotpot buffet by the Vikings group, Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot gives you a chance to self-serve yourself the ingredients – from fresh seafood to vegetables, and even noodles – to make mouthwatering hotpot. Aside from those, this branch in particular also offers up appetizers, mains, and desserts you can eat while cooking.
Price: Starts at ₱730
The Eatery by Chef Erick Congmon – G/F Manhattan Park View
The Eatery is a casual dining restaurant brought to you by Chef Erick Congmon and friends – the same team behind the well-loved House of Lasagna. It’s a place to enjoy a delicious, unpretentious comfort food meal with loved ones.
Recommended dishes: Garlic Parmesan, Chicken Skin is In, Cubed Wagyu Beef, Creamy White Truffle, Original Pride
Habanero Kitchen Bar – Cubao Expo
Named after one of the hottest peppers in existence, Habanero Kitchen Bar is a restaurant that serves up innovative, creatively plated Filipino dishes.
Notable dishes they offer: Lechon Habanero, Mussels Sisig Pizza, Leche Flan, and Turon Habanero
Bellini’s – Cubao Expo
Famous for being featured as the hang-out restaurant of Popoy and Basha’s squad in the movie, One More Chance, Bellini’s is also well-known for serving up authentic al dente pasta and pizza!
Recommended dishes: Ravioli Tartufo, Quinticco Pasta (5 pasta dishes in one plate), Parma Ham Arugula, and Bellini’s Special Pizza.
INT. – Cubao Expo
INT. Bar is an authentic speakeasy that serves up more than just good cocktails. Get your fix of creative drinks and great food served in a fun and welcoming environment that’ll leave you with a memorable experience and a stress-free feeling.
Recommended dishes: Fully Loaded Nachos, Potato Croquettes, Spiced Cheese Penne
Get up to ₱500 off your bill!
Fred’s Revolucion – Cubao Expo
A self-proclaimed home of sincere drinkers, Fred’s Revolucion is a go-to destination for artists and for those who want to make new friends over drinks. However, if you’re in search of unique alcoholic drinks you can pair with your not-so-usual grub like sausages, oysters, and fries, that vary every so often, then Fred’s Revolucion is also a perfect spot for you to head on to.
Notable dishes they offer: Split Banger and Mash, Hoi Chi Wings, Grilled Pork Strips, Bagnet Blanchan
Cafe Mary Grace – Gateway Mall
Cafe Mary Grace is a homegrown cafe serving traditional cakes and pastries. It’s a place where you can enjoy brunch with your fellow titas and titas at heart.
Notable dishes they offer: Smoked Ham with Almonds, Cranberries, and Balsamic Vinaigrette, Classic Carbonara, Seafood Pasta, The Mary Grace Tandem,
Cafe Adriatico – Gateway Mall
Cafe Adriatico is a 36-year old Filipino-Spanish bistro with its flagship restaurant built by the LJC group of restaurants and located in the heart of Manila. Feel free to choose from their menu filled with Filipino, Spanish, and continental fare.
Notable dishes they offer: Baby Squid Pasta, Beef Spareribs, Ninja, Lola Ising’s Adobo Rice, Salpicao Rice
Burgoo – 2/F Gateway Mall
Burgoo is a casual American restaurant offering up big servings of American comfort food from burgers to pasta, and ribs, on even bigger tables perfect for big groups and families.
Recommended dishes: Shrimp and Ribs Platter, Seafood Jambalaya Supreme, Seafood Caesar Supreme, and Grilled Pork Chops
Get a Regular Seafood and Linguini and Supreme Pizza Bundle for only
₱790₱445, a Cheeseburger and Regular Cheesy Beef Baked Macaroni Bundle for only ₱650₱475, and 2 Mojitos for only ₱175!
Gumbo – 2/F Gateway Mall
Offering an authentic taste of cajun and creole cooking specializing in juicy steaks, ribs, pastas, and fresh seafood fare, Gumbo is a restaurant where you can get your fix of no doubt flavorful, herb, and spice-filled food.
Notable dishes they offer: Seafood Aglio Olio, Cajun Fried Chicken, Bourbon-Style Baby Back Ribs, Ultimate Seafood Fest
Get a Petite Seafood Ah Jambalaya and Petite Cajun Fried Chicken Bundle for
₱870₱485 and a Petite Spaghetti Carbonara and Petite Quattro Formaggio Bundle for only ₱750₱425!
All Over Cubao
Big Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ – 7th Ave.
A BBQ joint that specializes in jaw-dropping, mouthwatering, head-turning, smokey, fork-tender ribs, Big Daddy Jay’s All-American BBQ is a restaurant you definitely shouldn’t miss out on if you’re a meat-lover.
Notable dishes they offer: Full Rack of Ribs, Chicken Wings, Buttered Rice, and Aunt Wilma’s Key Lime Pie
Gerry’s Grill – Ali Mall
A household name when it comes to Filipino families, Gerry’s Grill is a restaurant and bar that serves some of our traditional Filipino favorites which go best with an ice-cold bottle of beer.
Recommended dishes: Buko Pandan, Chili Cheese Sticks, and Sizzling Sisig
Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes – G/F Gateway Courtyard
Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes is a classic Filipino favorite for their homey ambiance and their delicious simple comfort food such as all-day breakfast dishes and decadent desserts.
Notable dishes they offer: Lasagna Roll-Ups, Chicken Parmigiano, and their Banoffee Pie
Sabor Bar de Vinos – Novotel Manila
Housed by a hotel perfect for staycations, Sabor Bar De Vinos is a tapas bar that offers an assortment of small savory Spanish dishes which can be perfectly paired with a glass of wine or two.
Notable dishes they offer: Gambas Al Ajillo, Patatas Bravas, Quesadillas, Cannoli Venetia
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Featured image from The Eatery.