If you’re in the mood for a food trip, then Mandaluyong is definitely one destination that you won’t want to miss! From the countless, incredible SM Megamall restaurants, to all the other great local food joints around Shaw and Kapitolyo, Mandaluyong is not lacking in must-try dining options.
There are way too many to name so we’ve rounded up 10 of the best ones for the month!
10. Summer Palace – EDSA Shangri-la Hotel
One of the best fine dining restaurants on Chinese cuisine in the metro, Summer Palace has been around for over 25 years so you can definitely be assured that they know what they’re doing.
It’s for groups and dates looking for a high end Chinese dining experience with beautiful interiors.
It’s not for people looking for simple Chinese takeout.
We recommend their Pan-Fried Scallops Stuffed with Minced Shrimps.
Our insider tip: They have vegan options!
9. Ooma – SM Megamall
Last month’s #7
Ooma is a modern Japanese restaurant by the Moment Group and acclaimed chef Bruce Ricketts, the same partnership that brought us Mecha Uma. Ooma, a wordplay on Uma meaning ‘good’, promises bold Japanese flavors at affordable prices.
It’s for people who are looking to completely satisfy their Japanese cravings.
It’s not for people looking for ramen.
We recommend the Soft Shell Crab Taco-Maki, Hangar Steak and Uni Udon.
Our insider tip is that at Ooma, you get to ‘brush’ (not dip) soy sauce on your sushi.
8. Planet Grapes – Shangri-la Plaza
Planet Grapes is an upscale wine shop and restaurant that caters to anyone who wants to enjoy wine with local comfort food. It’s a place where budding enthusiasts can discover wine, one grape at a time.
It’s for those who want to learn more about wine without having to feel intimidated about it.
It’s not for those who are expecting a selection of deli meats to go with their wine but rather they have reimagined Filipino and Spanish dishes.
We recommend Planet Grapes Street Food Platter, Sapin-Sapin with Salted Egg Sauce, and Cheese Platter.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱300 off your bill!
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Unit GD 103, North Wing, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA cor Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong
(02) 8531-8207; (02) 8532-2950
7. Green Pastures – Shangri-la Plaza
Green Pastures is a farm-to-table concept restaurant by Chef Robby Goco of Cyma. It’s one of the go-to places for clean, healthy and organic dishes.
It’s for those who are looking for a restaurant that practices sustainable dining.
It’s not for those who are on a tight budget.
We recommend the Farmhouse Salad, Steak & Eggs, and Organic Porchetta.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱200 off your bill!
6. Heat – EDSA Shangri-la Hotel
Last month’s #5
Heat is an open-theater kitchen featuring the best Asian and continental specialties ranging from fresh meats, sushi, and local delicacies. It can seat 426 people and also has 4 private rooms for special occasions.
Our insider tip: They ask that you come in smart casual attire.
Lobby Level, Tower Wing, EDSA Shangri-La Hotel, 1 Garden Way, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
5. D&B Duck & Buvette – EDSA Shangri-la
Last month’s #3
Duck & Buvette is the old Cafe Provencal reinvented. It’s a French bistro and bakery specializing in duck confit and buvettes (the French version of tapas or small plates that uses seasonal produce and hand-picked ingredients).
It’s for weekend lunches and dinners with family or friends.
It’s not for children looking for spaghetti or fried chicken.
We recommend the Maple Candied Bacon & Lemon, D&B Crispy Half Duck Confit and French Ice Cream Sandwich.
Our insider tip is they serve Intelligentsia specialty coffee, a leading coffee roaster company in Chicago.
4. Cyma – Shangri-La Plaza
Last month’s #2
Cyma is a Greek and Mediterranean inspired restaurant that was quick to gain following because of its flavourful and flaming dishes. It’s great for big groups looking to relax and fill their bellies with authentic Greek comfort food.
It’s for those looking to have a big meal with a group of friends or family.
It’s not for those looking for quick meal.
We recommend their Cyma Fillet Mignon and Roasted King Crab Legs.
3. Brotzeit – Shangri-La Plaza
Last month’s #4
A restaurant where you can find world-famous German beers is right in Shangri-la Plaza at Brotzeit. It’s a German-inspired pub from Singapore that also offers specialties like meaty dishes, sausage platters, and many other German dishes that definitely go well with that beer.
It’s for people who love European beers and German food.
It’s not for those looking for a chill and quiet night as this place gets livelier at night.
We recommend their Beer Battered Fish Fillet and Grilled Flank Steak.
2. Galileo Enoteca – Highway Hills
Last month’s #1
Galileo Enoteca Deli serves authentic Italian dishes and boasts of their vast collection of wine to perfectly match their food, giving diners the ability to explore the world of fine alcohol of the European regions.
It’s for those who want to experience the romantic Italian vibe with the perfect wines to match any dish they choose.
It’s not for those looking for a loud place as this is the perfect retreat for a chill night or a low-key date.
We recommend their Pasta Tartufata paired with Merlot Riesling.
1. TGC The Giving Café – Sheridan
The Giving Cafe offers Asian cuisine serving coffee, other drinks, snacks, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and more while supporting local coffee growers.
It’s for those who enjoy a good cup of freshly roasted coffee.
It’s not for those who are looking for a wide selection of baked goods as they have more of heavy meals.
We recommend the Sweet and Sour Pork, Bihon Guisado, and their Iced Timplado.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱150 off your bill!
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