Watchlist: 16 Popular Restaurants to Open at the SM Mall of Asia


16 new reasons to go to Pasay.

Just when you thought Metro Manila’s biggest mall couldn’t get any better, here are 16 new restaurants that are set to open at the SM Mall of Asia Complex. Take note that some of these restaurants are rare finds since there are only a few other branches open in the metro, so you better stay tuned for their opening dates!

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Pasay this month!

Yo! Panda (Now Open)

Yo! Panda is a homegrown and family-owned modern Hong Kong restaurant with IG-worthy interiors and Asian-inspired dishes and desserts. What sets this branch apart from its flagship store in Megamall is that they will only offer their waffles and parfaits. This will be its second branch. READ MORE.

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Royal Indian Curry House (Now Open)

Royal Indian Curry House (R.I.C.H.) is a popular late night sports bar and restaurant that serves authentic Indian cuisine and is also an all-in-one hangout spot. This will be its second branch. READ MORE.

Read more: 8 Secretly Good Indian Restaurants in Metro Manila
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Kumori

Kumori is a vibrant bakery and cafe that offers calm and comfort through a variety of authentic Japanese breads and pastries. Their bestsellers include the Hanjuku Cheese and cheese tarts. This will be its seventh branch in the metro.

Read more: 9 Best Places to get Yummy Cheese Tarts in and out of Manila
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Yabu: House of Katsu (Now Open)

Yabu is a homegrown Japanese concept that specializes in all things katsu. Their Kurobuta Pork set is the most popular item on the menu and comes with unlimited rice, cabbage salad and fruits. This will be its eleventh branch.

Also read: 10 Best Places to Get Katsu in Manila
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Tong Yang

Tong Yang is a classic go-to restaurant for Asian shabu-shabu & barbecue. It offers a variety of Filipino, Chinese, Japanese and Korean dishes, fresh meat and vegetables and other hot pot toppings to be cooked on your personal hotpot and grill. More unlimited Korea buffets here.

Insider tip: Different grilling plates are required for different types of meats, so make sure to ask their servers for assistance.
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Tomahawk Chops & Grill

Tomahawk is famous for their delicious chops, ribs and steaks. Try their bestselling Grilled Tomahawk Chops on your next visit to their Kapitolyo branch. This will be its second store.

Insider tip: They have an unlimited wings and ribs promo for only P495.
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Tenya (Now Open)

Tenya is a Japanese franchise that specializes in tendon and tempura. It is known for quick service and delicious meals in a fast casual atmosphere. They serve only authentic tempura–fried batter is light, crunchy but not hard and its ingredients are very juicy. Signature menu items include the All-Star Tempura and Soba, Prawn & Vegetable Tempura and Soba. This is its sixth store in the metro.

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Ten Ren Tea

Ten Ren Tea is one of the leading international retailer and manufacturer of specialty teas. Ten Ren serves a full list of specialty tea-based beverages that are made-to-order using only natural ingredients and whole leaf teas–they have original teas, hot and iced milk tea, lattes, fruit tea drinks, and even slushies.  The more popular flavors include the 913 King’s Oolong Tea, Taro Green Milk Tea, and their Green Tea Mango Slush. READ MORE.

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Rita’s Italian Ice

Rita’s is the largest Italian ice concept in the world, with over 600 stores in the U.S. The popular chain offers a variety of cool treats including its famous Italian Ice cups, made fresh daily with real fruits and available in over 65 flavors. Other cool treats include frozen custard, gelati, milkshakes and more!

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Nitro7 Coffee and Tea Bar

Nitro7 prides itself as the first nitro coffee and tea bar in the Philippines. This will be its sixth branch.

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Lucky JPMM Taiyaki (Now Open)

Lucky JPMM is the first ever Taiyaki ice cream in the country. Taiyakis are Japanese fish-shaped waffle cones stuffed with premium quality soft serve ice cream. 

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Lizzy Latte

Lizzy Latte is a little neighborhood cafe from Legaspi Village serving classic yet adventurous coffee flavors like their blueberry latte. It uses carefully selected premium quality coffee beans specifically roasted according to Lizzy Latte’s high standards. This will be its second branch.

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Kissako Uji Matcha Cafe

Kissako is a hidden and quaint little Japanese cafe specializing in all things matcha, including Japanese tea, latte, parfait, cheesecakes, and even ramen! Unlike others, they use fresh and authentic green tea leaves that they turn into matcha powder. This will be its second branch. More matcha finds here.

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Chickilicious

Chickilious is a chicken and tea shop from Taiwan that offers XXL sized fried chicken steaks and milk tea. Chicken flavors come in seven flavors: Crispy Lemonade, Golden Fried, Noodles Fried, BBQ, Choco Demon Chickilicious, Cheesy and Takoyaki Style. Try their signature Honey Buns as well. More Taiwanese restaurants here.

Insider tip: Every chicken order comes with FREE UNLIMITED RICE. No sharing, no leftover, and not valid for take out.
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Basil

Basil is a garden-inspired restaurant that serves authentic Thai cuisine with best-sellers their Pad Thai, Thai Red Curry, Tom Yum and Thai Sizzling Sisig. Get discounts of up to P300 at their first branch here.

Also read: 10 Best Restaurants for Authentic Thai Street Food
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Blue Posts Boiling Crabs and Shrimps

The most sought-after seafood restaurant from Davao that serves fresh seafood which are boiled then marinated with different flavors & served by the bag. This will be its second branch.

Read more: 15 Best Classic & Modern Seafood Restaurants in Metro Manila
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Don’t know where to eat at SM Mall of Asia? Start with this list. If you didn’t find what you’re looking for here, there are 260 other restaurants listed in the Booky app. Simply search for “MALL OF ASIA” or be more specific like “MALL OF ASIA JAPANESE” to get a more uniquely filtered list.

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