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I keep coming back to Manila.

Manila, home to many government offices and big universities and a whole lot of food choices. There are so many choices that it can be difficult to maneuver through the best restaurants in Manila so we’ve compiled the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in the capital for this month.

Happy food hunting!

10. Bai – Malate

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

Bai Sinugbang Manok laid on a grill
Photo from @bairestaurant

Get a taste of Dumaguete in the heart of Manila. Dumaguete is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental and is most famous for its fresh seafood and other Filipino favorites, including Sinugbang Manok, Humba, Sizzling Pochero.

It’s for those craving fresh Filipino dishes.
It’s not for those looking for something extra fancy.

You may order via Grabfood, Foodpanda, or contacting them on their Facebook page.

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L Guinto cor Kapitan Ticong St, Malate, Manila
(02) 7907-5319; (0936) 055-1592

9. Holy Grill – Taft Ave.

Open for: Dine in and delivery

Photo from Booky

The search for the Holy Grill is over! Blessing BBQ believers with the best selling rib eye in Taft along with a slew of hot-off-the-grill classics such as pork liempo and chicken barbecue, Holy Grill guarantees a fun and filling dining experience that is sure to answer your hungry prayers.

It’s for people who love fresh off the grill dishes.
It’s not for those who don’t want to smell like their grilled food afterwards.

They are open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may order by messaging them on their Facebook page.

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2 Torre Lorenzo, Taft Ave., Malate, Manila
(02) 8253-5748

8. DOON Thai and Asian Fusion Cuisine – Dolores St.

Open for: Dine-in, take out, and delivery

DOON Pandan Chicken
Photo from @djeremeih

A stone’s throw away from DLSU, CSB, and St. Scholastica’s College, Doon is a hidden gem that offers authentic Thai cuisine as well as Asian fusion fare at student-friendly prices. Not the obvious choice to the quick service restaurants dotted around the area, Doon is perfect for people on longer breaks who want to savor their meal.

It’s for a quiet respite from Taft’s bustling street.
It’s not for university students who have short breaks.

You may place your orders at +63917 890 8737; +63917 525 975; +63917 892 3994.

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936 Dolores St, Malate, Manila
(02) 8562-4068; (02) 8522-4597

7. Raffaele – Intramuros

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

raffaele-pizza-bayleaf-hotel
Photo from Facebook | The BayLeaf Hotel

Raffaele is an Italian restaurant located in The BayLeaf Hotel within the walls of Intramuros. It is known for its wood-fired pizza and other delicious Italian favorites including a variety of pasta, mains, and desserts.

It’s for those who are craving some authentic wood-fired Italian pizza.
It’s not for people who are looking for a quick pizza fix.

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The Bayleaf, Muralla cor Victoria St., Intramuros, Manila
(02) 5318-5000

6. La Cathedral – Intramuros

Open for: Dine in

la cathedral cafe
Photo from @lacathedralcafe

Situated beside the historical Manila Cathedral Church, La Cathedral is a homey café offering hearty meals from pastas, sandwiches, to rice meals. After a long time of being stuck at home, La Cathedral is the perfect place to sip a hot cup of coffee while appreciating the rich view of the 400-year old church and enjoying the cold Manila breeze.

It’s for those who love dining outside, seeking for scenic views.
It’s not for people who don’t appreciate culture and history.

They are open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Be sure to contact them ahead of your visit since they get fully-booked especially during the holiday season.

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Greenfield Bldg, 398 Cabildo St, Intramuros, Manila
(02) 8701-7833 | (0916) 588-2292

5. Cafe Ilang Ilang – Ermita

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

steak, the manila hotel, cafe ilang ilang
Photo from @themanilahotel

Missed going to buffet-style restaurants? You’re in luck because one of the best buffet restaurants in Manila, The Manila Hotels’ Cafe Ilang Ilang, has just reopened last September!

Their all-you-can-eat menu has everything you’ve been craving for since the community quarantine started — bread, pasta, sushi, dumplings, and of course traditional Filipino dishes!

It’s for foodies who have big appetites but won’t sacrifice quantity for quality.
It’s not for people who are on a diet.

You may order by contacting the numbers below or via their website.

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Manila Hotel, Manila Hotel, Ermita, Manila
(02) 85720011; (0998) 950-1912

4. Oyasumi Ramen – San Juan

Open for dine-in, pick up, and delivery

oyasumi-ramen-san-juan
Photo from Facebook | Oyasumi Ramen

Aside from the standard miso and shoyu ramen bowls, Oysasumi Ramen also offers some unconventional flavors. Opting for a more tangy flavor in your ramen? Try their tomato ramen bowl. If you want something rich and earthy, then their truffle ramen is the way to go!

It’s for those who are looking for both traditional and reinvented flavors of ramen.
It’s not for those who are looking for other Japanese dishes like sushi and sashimi.

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308 P. Guevarra St. cor Seaview St., Brgy. Sta. Lucia, San Juan City
(02) 8275-0309

3. Cafe Adriatico – Remedios Circle

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

Cup of Chocolate eh from Cafe Adriatico
Photo from @CafeAdriatico

Cafe Adriatico is a 36-year old Filipino-Spanish bistro located in the heart of Manila. It is a pioneer and the iconic flagship restaurant of the LJC group of restaurants. Despite being old, one cannot discount the old charm it continually brings to its loyal patrons, including stars and politicians.

It’s for families who appreciate heirloom Filipino recipes.
It’s not for modern and contemporary Filipino cuisine.

You may order via Food Panda, Grab Food, or by contacting the numbers below.

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2. Wai Ying Fastfood – Binondo

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

Photo from Facebook | Wai Ying Fastfood

Wai Ying is known as one of the best authentic Chinese restaurants in Binondo. With its no-fuss and no pretense kind of place, you’ll surely get that Shanghai, Beijing, or even Hong Kong feels when you visit. Even Chinese nationals will agree.

It’s for people who are on a Binondo food crawl and need authentic fare. It’s not for people who want some fancy Chinese cuisines.

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810 Benavidez St, Binondo, Manila
(0956) 835-7763

1. Ilustrado Restaurant – Intramuros

Open for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery

paella negra from ilustrado topped with bell peppers, squid, and lime
Photo from @ilustradorestaurant

Ilustrado is a fine dining Filipino-Spanish restaurant that has been operating since 1989 inside the historic walled city, Intramuros. Ilustrado features a Hispanic architectural design with old world interiors and known to serve world-class Filipino, Spanish, as well as Global cuisines.

It’s for people who appreciate traditional, hearty dishes and interior design with Spanish flare.
It’s not for those who want a quick bite to eat.

You may either send them a message on their Facebook page or contact the number below to order.

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744 Calle Real Del Palacio, Intramuros, Manila
+63 939 9206822

Know some more restaurants in Manila that just reopened or are available for delivery? DM us on Instagram at @bookyapp for your suggestions. We know that right now might seem uncertain—and believe us, uncertainty can be scary, but here’s one thing we know for sure: we’re here for you. Take care always! – The Booky Team

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