Japanese food is making a comeback!
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.
So, are you ready to taste the best of what these Mandaluyong restaurants have to offer? You’re in luck since we’ve gathered a list of the most loved restaurants voted by Booky users themselves! Spoiler alert: one inventively sweet dessert stop has been the most loved Mandaluyong restaurant for 5 months straight!
10. Tsujiri – The Podium
Founded in 1860, Tsujiri is a 155-year old Japanese matcha brand from Uji Kyoto, Japan. It just recently opened its third branch at SM Aura, serving authentic matcha products. Tsujiri is also the pioneer of matcha desserts! It’s for matcha lovers looking for quality matcha dishes and drinks. It’s not for people who don’t want to spend much on dessert. We recommend their Houjicha, Tsujiri Sundae, and Chocolate Lava Cake with Matcha Soft Serve.
9. Manam Cafe – SM Megamall
Home of the best sisig in Manila and a homegrown concept by The Moment Group, Manam specializes in serving up classic Filipino comfort food as well as Filipino dishes with a twist.
8. Banh Mi Kitchen – SM Megamall
Banh Mi Kitchen is a quick service food stall specializing in healthy Vietnamese subs. Get their Beef Rendang or Wagyu Beef Tapa banh mi flavors and Viet iced tea. Remember their #CrunchTest promise: “If it’s not crunchy (the baguette), we’ll replace it, no questions asked.”
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Tuna Sisig Banh Mi and Wintermelon Lime at Banh Mi Kitchen!
7. Pezzo – SM Megamall
Pezzo isn’t exactly new to the SM Megamall food scene, but it has re-opened in a bigger and better location! The re-opening is a perfect excuse to try out Pezzo’s quirky brand of Singaporean, carnival-themed pizza. You can Buy 1 Get 1 whole pan with Booky in all 7 branches!
Insider tip: You can buy two whole pans for just ₱529 or a box of 3s for ₱279!
6. Ganso-Shabuway – Shangri-La Plaza
Last month’s #9
Ganso-Shabuway is an international franchise form California that offers Japanese style hot pot. They serve all-natural grass fed beef, fresh produce and other hot pot toppings. It’s for people who are looking for a healthier dining option. It’s not for sushi lovers. We recommend the Set B (for 2) with Spicy Miso broth, Wagyu beef set, and their Seafood Deluxe Set. We’ve been reading great reviews about their dipping sauces, so make sure to try those as well. Our insider tip is: every order of single or sharing shabu-shabu set comes with unlimited rice, soup refills, and dipping sauces.
5. Churreria La Lola – SM Megamall
Last month’s # 7
Churreria La Lola, from the same group behind Rambla, is a dessert shop featuring this popular Spanish dough pastry: deep fried churros. They offer classic churros served with their signature Belgian chocolate dip and a variety of xuxos or stuff churros alongside summer Spanish drinks like horchata. It’s for anyone craving a filling dessert or snack. It’s not for people looking for lunch or dinner options. We recommend the Classic Churros with Hot Belgian Chocolate Cup or the Mixed Churros to get 2 flavors like matcha, strawberry, or ube, in one cup.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get Nutella Xuxo or 6-PCS Churros Clasicos!
4. Ooma – SM Megamall
Ooma offers bold and new Japanese fare, like their Aburi maki that’s probably the best torched sushi in town. The restaurant was born out of a collaboration between The Moment Group and Chef Bruce Ricketts, one of Manila’s youngest and brightest chefs who happens to specialize in traditional and fusion Japanese cuisine.
3. Sunnies Cafe – SM Megamall
Last month’s # 2
Sunnies Cafe is the spin-off cafe of eyewear power brand, Sunnies Studios. It is LA-inspired and got us covered from brunch to dinner, and coffee to cocktails. It’s for people looking for an Instagram-worthy moment, from food to space. We recommend the Crispy Tacos, Chicken and Waffles, White Truffle Cream Pasta, and their famous Funfetti.
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Sunnies Pork Bowl and Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Bowl with Booky!
2. Dohtonbori – SM Megamall
Last month’s #5
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Manila. It has over 300 stores in Japan, with branches in Thailand and Taiwan and this is its second branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, don’t worry the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Ultimate Cheese Okonomiyaki, Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese Pizza, and their premium yakiniku.
Insider tip: This branch in SM Megamall has a unique lantern room!
1. The Lost Bread – SM Megamall
Last month’s #1
The Lost Bread is a container shop that specializes in over-the-top milkshakes, while The Lost Bread HQ offers a more well-rounded menu that includes all-day modern Pinoy brunch menu, specialty French toasts, unique desserts, blue soft serve ice cream and a new collection of overshakes. It’s for the locals and students living, studying or working in the area. It’s not for party groups as it may be difficult to look for seats. We recommend the Fried Mashed Potato Balls, Sinigang Beef Sukiyaki and Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice. For desserts, try their Blue Soft Serve, limited Matcha Flan and milkshakes.
Fun fact: You can get Buy 1 Get 1 Sub-zero Soft Serve Cup, Craft Your Own Soft-Serve Cone, and Overshakes in 3 flavors, and Milk tea Milkshakes in 3 flavors with Booky!
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