17 Chinese Restaurants for the Best Hakaw in Manila


Hakaw, always and forever.

If you’re the type of person who ALWAYS orders hakaw at a Chinese restaurant, then you’re in for a treat!

Plump shrimp dumplings bursting with flavor, especially when dipped in light soy sauce with calamansi – hakaw is a heaven-sent blessing to us all. Because we can relate to you guys, we’ve decided to do a list on where to get some of the best hakaw in the metro!

Shi Lin

Shi Lin is a restaurant dedicated to Taiwanese cuisine featuring a limited but well-curated menu including hakaw and their famous xiao long bao!

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Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 869 9869

Templo – D. Tuazon

Templo is a small restaurant at the edge of  Quezon City  and  Manila  with an impressively long menu. On it you’ll find familiar flavors but there are also some more unique gems like Halibut with Taosi, Pork Intestine in Chili Oil, and their Golden Squid Ink Hakaw! Read more here

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55 Dapitan Street corner D. Tuazon, Brgy Lourdes, Quezon City
(02) 244-7640

Tim Ho Wan – multiple branches

Tim Ho Wan is a Michelin-starred dimsum restaurant chain from Hong Kong. While it is best known for their pork buns, dimsums like hakaw and vermicelli rolls are must-tries too. 

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Modern Shanghai – SM Mall of Asia

Modern Shanghai offers the authenticity of local Shanghai cuisine in a casual home-like manner.

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2/F SM Mall of Asia, Entertainment Mall, Ocean Dr, Pasay
(02) 551-1110

Mann Hann – multiple branches

Mann Hann is a casual dining restaurant with food that serves quality and authentic Chinese cuisine at reasonable prices. Most of their food are good for sharing.

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Lung Hin – Ortigas

Lung Hin is a modern Chinese restaurant serving authentic Cantonese fare. Their hakaw is on a league of its own, served with real and edible gold leaf on top. Read more here.

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44/F Marco Polo, Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(0916) 779-0562

Darwin Dimsum – multiple branches

Darwin Dimsum is a hole-in-the-wall Chinese place that serves a wide variety of affordable dimsum, noodles, and a few rice meals. What makes them different than the others is that they have specialty Hello Kitty hakaw, panda vegetable buns, and Mickey Mouse radish cakes! Read our full feature here.

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King Chef Dimsum Kitchen – multiple branches

King Chef Dimsum Kitchen has an extensive menu of dim sum ranging form steamed to fried, pork to seafood, chicken feet to raddish cakes, it is the place to get your fill on some good dim sum.

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Wai Ying – multiple branches

Wai Ying is a famous casual Chinese restaurant that’s popular for its cheap dimsum and HK roast rice toppings. It’s one of Binondo’s most go-to and iconic restaurants. <

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The Silver Dragon – San Juan

The Silver Dragon is one of the stalls at newly-opened food hall, The Courtyard @ 453. They specialize in favorites like dimsum, congee, noodle soup, and fried rice and serve up quick Chinese food brought straight to your table. 

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Courtyard @453, 453 P. Guevarra St., Addition Hills, San Juan
(02) 531-0220

Crystal Jade – BGC

Crystal Jade is a Singapore-based restaurant that serves authentic Chinese cuisine like dimsum, noodles, and rice toppings.

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Unit SEUG201 Bonifacio High Street, 30th St cor 7th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 808-5233

Wang Jia Tea House – Ortigas

A new restaurant with a single branch in Ortigas, Wang Jia Tea House offers favorite and familiar Chinese dishes like dumplings, rice toppings, and noodles.

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Ortigas Technopoint, Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Ortigas, Pasig
(0905) 227-7757

Chuan Kee – Binondo

Chuan Kee is a Chinese cafeteria-style restaurant, owned by the same family that brought us Eng Bee Tin

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650 Ongpin St, Binondo, Manila
(02) 288-8888

Red Palace Seafood Restaurant – Quezon City

Red Palace is a casual dining restaurant that serves authentic Cantonese cuisine such as dimsum, cold cuts, peking chicken, and more.

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132 Malakas St, Central, Quezon City
(02) 920-8261

Just Ping Teahouse – SM North EDSA

Just Ping Tea House serves authentic Chinese cuisine that aren’t heavy on the pockets. They have dimsum, noodles, rice toppings, and more.

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2/F SM City North EDSA, Sky Garden, EDSA cor North Ave, Quezon City

Causeway Seafood Restaurant – multiple branches

Causeway is one our most loved Chinese restaurants that serves authentic and unpretentious Cantonese cuisine. It’s one of the usual top choices when deciding where to hold a family reunion, because their food never fails. 

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Gloria Maris – multiple branches

Another classic Chinese restaurant, Gloria Maris is one the well-loved and popular Chinese restaurants in the metro. It serves traditional specialties such as dimsum, hotpot, lauriat, and more.

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Didn’t we promise you the ultimate cravings? For more options, search for ‘HAKAW‘ in the Booky app and look for the nearest restaurant to you! If you still don’t have the app, download it now to enjoy its offline access, restaurant discounts, buy one get one promos, and dessert freebies!

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