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Graduation season is almost here for some of us. Whether it’s you or your younger sibling who’s about to graduate soon, your family is bound to celebrate this memorable event after the grand ceremony. So the only remaining question is: where?

We’ve prepared a good amount of new restaurants in this list that you and your folks can try and discover together. Craving for some lechon, shabu-shabu, or maybe you want to try some racks of ribs with mozzarella cheese? Don’t worry, we’ve got that all here for you.

Hukad – Trinoma

Hailing all the way from Cebu, Hukad, which means ‘to scoop’ is popular for their lechon de cebu and crispy pata. They have really good scallops too! And in case you haven’t heard, unlimited rice is available here. Read more here.

Insider tip: Get 2 orders of Halo-halomazing for ₱145!
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G/F Garden Restaurants, Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor North Ave, Quezon City
(02) 621-5334

Royal Indian Curry House – Poblacion

Royal Indian Curry House or R.I.C.H. is a popular late night sports bar and restaurant in the growing Poblacion food hub in Makati. It serves authentic Indian cuisine and is also an all-in-one hangout spot that boasts of five floors of entertainment and dining areas. Read more here.

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5345 General Luna St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 801-4435

Kko Kko – various branches

Owned by Grace Lee, Kko Kko is a modern restaurant that serves authentic and reinvented Korean favorites that are mostly chicken dishes. One of their most-talked about dishes right now is their warm cheese fondue inside a round bread with chicken, fries and onion rings. Read our full feature here.

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Shinsen – various branches

Shinsen, which means “fresh”, is a new homegrown, underrated sushi bar that offers local and imported sashimi selection, donburi bowls, teppanyaki, and bento sets. Read more here.

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Shaburi – Uptown Mall

Shaburi is an all-you-can-eat healthy shabu-shabu brand from Japan that offers unlimited premium meats like wagyu beef, fresh seafood, organic vegetables and a selection of appetizers. Unlike other shabu shabu places, Shaburi offers each guest his/her own personal pot. Read more here.

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Level 4, Uptown Mall, 36th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 805-2932

Jin Joo Korean Grill – various branches

Jin Joo is a modern Korean BBQ restaurant offering classics and innovative Korean specialties. Bestsellers include their 8-flavored samgyeopsal and Cheese Dung Galbi (baby back ribs wrapped in mozzarella cheese). Read more here.

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Zubuchon – various branches

Dubbed as “the best pig ever” by Anthony Bourdain, Cebu’s famous lechon is now here in Manila featuring their menu favorites – Sinuglaw, Zubuchon sisig, and more! Read our full feature here.

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Thai BBQ Restaurant – various branches

Thai BBQ Restaurant is a newly-opened franchise restaurant from Los Angeles that serves modern and authentic Thai cuisine

Related post: 10 Best Restaurants for Authentic Thai Street Food
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Paradise Dynasty – various branches

Paradise Dynasty is the world’s first restaurant to offer colorful Xiao Long Bao in unique flavors. Its specialties dwell on the northern and southern Chinese cuisine. Read our full feature here.

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Level 2, S Maison, Conrad Manila, Seaside Boulevard cor Coral Way, Pasay
(02) 828-8333

Hogs & Cattle – Century City Mall

Hogs & Cattle highlights everything steak in their restaurant. With a menu stacked with an assortment of cuts and meats that can satisfy any meat craving you may have. They even have a Wagyu-All-You-Can promo for only Php 899!

Also featured here: 13 New Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants To Try in Poblacion
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G/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 860-7501

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