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U.P. Town Center is a collaboration between U.P. Diliman campus and the Ayala Malls that aims to foster community and academe building by providing a mix of high quality retailers and office tenants, restaurants, and services that cater to the needs and demands of students, workers, and residents in the surrounding community.

U.P. Town Center opened its doors in 2013 and hasn’t stopped expanding and opening new stores since then. Check out these restaurants that you need to try while you’re there.

Nono’s

One of the most popular restaurants wherever it is, Nono’s has become well-known for their high quality comfort food and must-try desserts. It’s definitely a “yes!” from us for Nono’s.

Recommended dishes: Beef Tapa, Homestyle Fried Chicken, Chocolate Oblivion Cake

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Level 1, Phase 1B, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 958 5713

Barcino

Have a taste of Spain right in the middle of Katipunan at Barcino! Famous for their delicious Spanish cuisine and wide selection of wine, our personal favorite offer from Barcino is their unli-sangria.

Recommended dishes: Almejas A La Bilbaina, Paella Negra, Torreznos

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Enjoy up to P500 off your next bill!

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Level 1, Phase 1, UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 930 9103

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina

A true U.P. Town Center staple, Silantro is a casual Tex-Mex restaurant that still brings in massive lines! Packing huge flavor at great prices, Silanto is definitely a must-try spot when you find yourself at U.P. Town.

Recommended dishes: Silantro’s Paella Fajita Mix, Papi’s Fritas, Nachos

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0918) 251 4889

The Alley by Vikings

The Alley by Vikings is an indoor food hall with international unique concepts to choose from.  Reminiscent of hawker centers, The Alley is a food hall with all-you-can-eat street food for when you can’t choose where to eat in QC.

Weekday lunch rates start at ₱688, while the dinner, weekends, and holiday rate is ₱888.

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2/F Urban Turf, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 673 5888

Crisostomo

Crisostomo is a casual restaurant from celebrity chef, Florabel Co-Yatco. Aptly named after the protagonist in national hero Jose Rizal’s acclaimed novel, Noli Me Tangere, it serves classic Filipino dishes with a twist.

Recommended dishes: Halo-Halo ni Crisostomo, Paella Filipino, Kare-Kare ng Kura

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 990 0287; (02) 621 4150; (0917) 837 1346

Marugame Udon

A self-service style restaurant from Tokyo which allows you to create your own udon by picking your own toppings, get affordable, flavorful, and freshly made Japanese dishes at Marugame Udon.

Recommended dishes: Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon, Chicken Paitan Udon, and Beef Yaki Udon.

Beef Udon and Tempura from Marugame Udon
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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Sunnies Cafe

Sunnies Cafe is the spin-off cafe of eyewear powerbrand, Sunnies Studios. The LA-inspired menu has got you covered from brunch to dinner, and coffee to cocktails.

Recommended dishes: Pan-Seared Miso Salmon, Stove Top Pork Chop, Beef Kimchi Egg Bowl

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Buy 1 Get 1 Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Bowl for only P460 P230!

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 717 2870

Rodic’s Diner

We couldn’t possibly make a Most Recommended list of restos in the Katipunan area and not include this one! One of the most recognizable and famous food spots to come from QC, Rodic’s Diner serves up a truly must-try plate of tapsilog that will have you coming back for more.

Recommended dishes: Tapsilog, Chicken Longsilog, Sisig with Egg & Rice

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2/F Urban Turf, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0933) 218 7991

Wow Wok

Wow Wok offers quickbite asian meals with dishes like sweet and sour pork, siomai, hakaw, and more! Try their Wow Chow Meals, where you can have a main dish, a base of either rice or noodles, a side, and a drink, all of P249.

Recommended dishes: Shrimp Hakaw, Garlic Noodles, Honey Lemon Chicken

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2/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 108 0984

The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery 

The Fat Seed Cafe + Roastery offers specialty coffee and fusion comfort food like kimchi fried rice with maple bacon slab, quinoa bowl, and buttermilk fried chicken with ube waffle in salted egg sauce.

Recommended dishes: Bruschetta Medley, Buttermilk Fried Chicken with Ube Waffle in Salted Egg Sauce, The Fat Seed Burger

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 936 2113

Cibo

A favorite among titas and would-be-titas, Cibo is a local restaurant chain by Margarita Flores that serves authentic Italian dishes tweaked for Filipino tastes. Quite literally, Cibo means ‘food’ in Italian.

Recommended dishes: Tiramisu Croccante, Pate Di Fegato / Crostini/ Chicken Liver Pate, Melted Cheese/ Thin Sardinian Flat Bread

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Bistro Ravioli

Bistro Ravioli is an Italian restaurant that takes pride in their freshly made pastas and brick oven pizzas. This restaurant actually started out as a kiosk in a food court, selling their ravioli dishes. 

Recommended dishes: Lasagna Primavera, Three-Cheese Ravioli, Margherita Pizza

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2/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0949) 898-2013

Aburi

From the team that brought us Relish and Romulo Cafe, Aburi offers modern Japanese cuisine specializing in aburi or “torched” sushi, chirashi bowls and other unique dishes.

Recommended dishes: Pork Katsudon, Torched Salmon, Aburi California Roll

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Insider tip: Get 2 Salmon Aburi for ₱210!

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G/F UP Town Center, Phase 1, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 513 7393

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