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There are many things to love about San Juan, and the food is just one of them. Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in San Juan, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Bangus Specialty Restaurant – Connecticut Carpark
Don’t be fooled by their name, Bangus Specialty Restaurant are experts in more than just fish. Aside from their famous bangus and seafood dishes, Bangus Specialty Restaurant also serves up an incredible menu of Filipino cuisine. It’s for people who love Filipino food. It’s not for people who are expecting a fusion cuisine. We recommend their Sinigang na Hipon and Fried Milkfish Belly with Sampalok Candy Sauce and Crispy Kangkong.
Connecticut Carpark, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave., Greenhills, San Juan
9. Sodam – Little Baguio
Sodam reopens after a short renovation hiatus. It offers unlimited eat-all-you-can buffet including grilled meats and other Korean dishes. It’s for people craving for unlimited Korean food. It’s not for people who want to avoid smoke and smell sticking to their hair and clothes.
Reservations are accepted
17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 238-3593; (0905) 393-4190
8. Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – N. Averilla St.
Last month’s #4
Flossom Kitchen and Cafe offers all-day breakfast, Filipino breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pastries, and coffee. They’ll soon be offering charcuterie boards and wines on their menu, so keep that in mind for your next date night! It’s for people on the hunt for an Instagrammable chill out spot. It’s not for men with fragile masculinity. We recommend their best-sellers: Pan-Grilled Salmon, Truffle & Egg Croissant, and Molten Lava Burger. Our insider tip: This is the ideal place to spoil your girlfriends! The cafe is housed in the same compound as Benibana Beauty Hub – a beauty salon that specializes in hair, nails, and facials.
7. Refinery – Promenade
Last month’s #5
First gaining traction in its Rockwell branch, Refinery is a third wave coffee shop in San Juan that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort food and specialty coffee–but what sets it apart is that it also serves wine and cocktails. It’s for ladies who brunch in the area; it’s also a solid working spot. It’s not for those who want quick and cheap breakfast. We recommend the Honey and Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Bread Pudding, Shirred Truffled Eggs, Angry Pasta and Orange-Infused Cappuccino. Our insider tip: Unlike their Rockwell branch, the Greenhills location is open until 1am.
6. Fukujin Izakaya – Little Baguio
Last Month’s #7
Expect the unexpected at Fukujin Izakaya. This modern Japanese restaurant in San Juan is constantly reinventing dishes, pushing boundaries, and developing new menu items on a regular basis. It’s for people who like to be surprised by progressive cuisine. It’s not for people looking for an authentic taste of Japan. We recommend the Land and Sea Maki, Umami Chicken Soba, and Nori Ice Cream.
5. FETA Mediterranean – Annapolis
Last month’s #2
FETA serves Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Beyto Koc in Greenhills. It’s not uncommon to see Lebanese, Iranian, or other groups of Middle Eastern ethnicities dining here – a tell-tale sign of its authenticity! It’s for people who like mouthwatering dishes that make use of bold and exotic spices. It’s not for solo diners with small appetites – the servings are generous and good for sharing! We recommend their Kebap on a Stick, their Beef Pide, and their Lamb Shank. Our Insider Tip: Order the Platter of Mezedes to enjoy a sample of their best appetizers: eggplant salad, hummus, ezme, tzatiki, ghanoush, and keftedes.
4. Cafe Sanso – Little Baguio
Last month’s #6
Cafe Sanso is a casual dining restaurant that serves Spanish dishes like Callos, Paella, and Jamon Platter. It’s located right beside Sanso Museum in San Juan. It’s for those who enjoy traditional Spanish cuisine. It’s not for those looking for a buffet. We recommend their Raclette Charcuterie Platter, Truffle Pizza, Paella Valenciana, and their Beef Salpicao.
3. Dohtonbori – Greenhills
Last month’s #1
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Greenhills. This is its first branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, but don’t worry as the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese and Dohtonbori pizzas, and their premium yakiniku.
2. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Wilson
Last month’s #3
Wildflour Café + Bakery in Greenhills offers international fare and specialty pastries, famous for being the first purveyor of the wildly popular cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in a place that always reminds you of Sunday mornings. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals for their weekday lunch break. We recommend their grilled cheese salad and soup combo, mushroom salad, pulled pork sliders and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Don’t forget their über moist to-die-for chocolate cake for dessert! Our insider tip is to get pastries at 50% off after 7pm.
1. Serenitea – Greenhills
Serenitea is a homegrown bubble tea brand known for their strong brews and flavor selections. They have one of the widest tea menus in the country, offering fruit, milk, mixed, and specialty tea drinks all loved by Filipinos. It’s for people who absolutely love milk tea and are open to new variants such as their new Brown Sugar line. It’s not for those who prefer coffee over tea. We recommend their Thai Milk Tea among many others.
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