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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.
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
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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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
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.
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
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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
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
Insider tip: Get 2 Salmon Aburi for ₱210!
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