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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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want the ultimate comfort food baby. We suggest that you don’t leave the restaurant without at least trying out a slice of their light and well-balanced Chocolate Oblivion Cake.

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) 7958-5713

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want a chill catch up with friends a la tita chikahan style.

Recommended dishes: Almejas A La Bilbaina, Paella Negra, Torreznos 
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Level 1, Phase 1, UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8930-9103 | (0927) 505-5474

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who are eating with a group of people because their food is affordable and perfect for sharing.

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who love loads of options in one restaurant. It will most likely eliminate the problem of choosing which cuisine to enjoy and what restaurant to eat at.

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want to have Filipino ulam but doesn’t cook nor has anyone who will cook for them.

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) 8990 0287 | (0917) 837 1346

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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.

It’s perfect for: Those who like getting hands-on with regards to getting their food and those who like creating their own “set meals”.

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

It’s perfect for: Those who consider aesthetics – the look of the restaurant’s interiors and the food’s plating – when choosing a restaurant.

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

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 7717-2870

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want silog no matter what time it is and those who want a good savory brunch or lunch after jogging in UP.

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who love their dimsum, dumplings, noodles, and rice bowls.

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 | (02) 7753-9031

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want to splurge on themselves with indulgent and unique comfort food dishes.

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) 8936-2113

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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.

It’s perfect for: Those who can’t get enough of Italian food especially pasta and pizza and those who aren’t counting their calories.

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
(02) 7958-5638

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. 

It’s perfect for: Those who like the classic Italian flavors most especially the classics at a reasonable price.

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.

It’s perfect for: Those who want to practice their chopstick skills with a variety of smokey, torched sushi or aburi and more Japanese dishes.

Recommended dishes: Pork Katsudon, Torched Salmon, Aburi California Roll
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G/F UP Town Center, Phase 1, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8513-7393

Ramen Nagi

One of the most popular joints in the country, Ramen Nagi is known for offering “King” bowls that come in different flavors. Some of the flavors they offer are the Black King (squid ink), Red King (spicy), and Green King (pesto).

It’s perfect for: Those who like customizing their dishes and want some savory noodles and hot soup.

Recommended dishes: Original King (Butao), Black King (Kuroo), Green King (Midorio), and Red King (Akao)
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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman Center, Katipunan Ave
(02) 8990-5438

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse

A Southern USA-inspired smokehouse and barbeque restaurant, at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, you can get your fix of flavorful, fork-tender pork ribs, smoked wings, smoked beef brisket, and other meat dishes.

It’s perfect for: Those who are eating for gains and those who want their meal to be a no-doubt worth it cheat day/break from white meat chicken and fish.

Recommended dishes: Daddy's Burger, Smoked Beef Brisket, and Smoked Pork Ribs
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LG/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 3225-0697 | (0916) 331-0490

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