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Manila, home of 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. Ilustrado Restaurant – Intramuros

Open for dine-in, pick up, and delivery

paella negra from ilustrado topped with bell peppers, squid, and lime
Photo from Facebook | 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.

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

9. The Old Swiss Inn – Paco

Open for dine-in, pick up , and delivery

Cheese Fondue from The Old Swiss Inn
Photo from Facebook | TheOldSwissInnRestaurant

Old Swiss Inn has been called Manila’s preface to Swiss cuisine, but with being a favorite since 1946, the European restaurant has embedded itself as a gem for their signature cheese and chocolate fondues, raclette, steaks and corned beef.

It’s for the ultimate cheese lovers.
It’s not for people who are lactose intolerant.

You may order via messaging @fearlessapron on Instagram or Facebook.

The Old Swiss Inn menu
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G/F The Garden Plaza Hotel and Suites, 1030 Belen St. Paco, Manila
(02) 8526-2739; (02) 8521-3002; (02) 8818-0098; (02) 8818-8251

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.

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

7. Dong Bei Dumpling – Binondo

Open for dine-in

Dong Bei Dumplings
Photo from @piareyrey

Known as an institution in Binondo, Dong Bei Dumpling is famous for their Pork Kuchay Dumplings, which cost ₱200 for 14 pieces. They also provide their special chili oil, which adds a perfect kick to their dumplings.

It’s for people who are on a Binondo food crawl and need authentic fare. It’s not for people who want more options.

Dong Bei Dumpling menu
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642 ET Yuchengco St., Binondo, Manila
(02) 8241-8912

6. Wai Ying Fastfood – Binondo

Open for pick up and delivery

Photo from @jamsaysyumm

Wai Ying Fastfood is an authentic Chinese eatery and a must-try while you embark in your Binondo food crawl. A bustling two-storey restaurant, Wai Ying serves up an extensive menu of dimsum and dumplings  – get your fill here.

It’s for authentic Chinese cuisine!
It’s not for people who hate waiting in line.

You may order by messaging the directly on their Facebook page or contacting the numbers below.

Wai Ying Fastfood menu
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810 Benavidez St. Binondo, Manila
(02) 8 254-3326; (02) 8 254-3318

5. Bai – Malate

Open for dine-in, pick up, and delivery

Bai Sinugbang Manok laid on a grill
Photo from Facebook | 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 for 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.

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

4. Ippudo – Robinsons Place Manila

Open for pick up and delivery

Photo from @ippudoph

Ippudo is a ramen house from Fukuoka, Japan, but are a globally renowned Japanese restaurant famous for their Hakata-style, tonkotsu-based ramen. Brace yourselves for long lines, because everyone just wants a taste of their irresistible noodles and broth. 

It’s for people with big appetites.
It’s not for people who want Japanese rice bowls.

You may order via Viber at 0919 074 4560. Click here for the order form.

Ippudo menu
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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila
(02) 8353-0701

3. Holy Grill – Taft Ave.

Open for 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.

You may order by messaging them on their Facebook page.

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

2. Cafe Adriatico – Remedios Circle

Open for dine-in, pick up, and delivery

Cup of Chocolate eh from Cafe Adriatico
Photo from Facebook | 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 Foodpanda, Grabfood, or by contacting the numbers below.

Cafe Adriatico menu
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1790 M. Adriatico St. Remedios Circle, Malate, Manila
(02) 8738-8220

1. Purple Yam – Malate

Open for pick up and delivery

Photo from @eatmate

Purple Yam is a Brooklyn-based Filipino restaurant and a pioneer in globalizing Filipino cuisine while supporting small local producers. Set in a 1950s ancestral home, Purple Yam was born out of chef Amy Besa’s love for the Philippines and her goal of leaving a legacy to pass on her knowledge to passionate culinary students. To ensure the freshest ingredients, Purple Yam is by reservation only.

It’s for special occasions.
It’s not for last-minute plans.

You may order by messaging them on Facebook or contacting (0917) 870-5760. Here are the instructions.

By reservations only
Purple Yam menu
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603 Julio Nakpil St. cor. Bacobo, Malate, Manila
(02) 8523-3497; (0917) 870-5760

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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