7 New Restaurants To Try in U.P. Town Center


Me every year: “Ang laki na ng UP Town!”

UP Town Center has always been a vibrant foodie hub in Quezon City. It seems as though the shopping complex is forever-expanding with new wings sprouting from the ground like wild mushrooms!

Update: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Quezon City for December 2018

While we’re excited about all the recent developments, it can be hard keeping track of all the places you can dine and indulge in. Luckily, we’re here to help you out! Here’s a list of new and upcoming restaurants that are now open in UPTC.

Be sure to add them onto your ‘MUST-TRY‘ lists on the Booky app so you never miss any new spots near you.

If you're a Booky Prime member, you can book, dine and get discounts of up to P500 at these 500 partner restaurants around the city.

Tori Chizu

Serving Japanese favorites like ramen and umami coated fried chicken, Tori Chizu, a restaurant now open at UPTC, is best known for their Japanese style rice gratin or Doria — baked rice topped with cheese, sauce, and either chicken, beef, or seafood.

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Aburi

Aburi is a modern Japanese restaurant in UP Town Center. When translated from Japanese, means “roasted” or “torched”.

They serve perfectly blow-torched sushi such as their best-selling Salmon Aburi. They also have other Japanese classics such as Yakitori, Sashimi, and Tempura.

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

Marugame Udon

Another Japanese restaurant in UP Town Center that’s now open, Marugame Udon allows you to customise your own udon by choosing the temperature, condiments, and various sides.

Other staples that you should try are the Beef Ontama Bukkake Udon and Chicken Paitan Udon.

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

Casa Daza

Wondering where to eat in QC now that Wooden Spoon’s gone? Then you’re in for a treat! Celebrity chef Sandy Daza recently opened Casa Daza and it definitely still has the Filipino flavors you’ve been craving for and so much more.

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 720 2290

Cibo

Cibo is a modern Italian restaurant of well-known chef, Margarita Forés. They serve a variety of Italian dishes such as Spinach Zola — spinach dip, Crema Di Zucca Pancetta — summer squash soup, Penne Al Telefono — mozzarella, white cheese Basil, and many more.

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

Salad Stop!

One of the healthy restaurants in UP Town Center, Salad Stop is Asia’s largest healthy food chain and is widely known for their fresh and filling salad bowls and wraps.

Swap your quick meals for a healthier one by trying out some of their best-sellers such as Oh Crab Lah!, Tuna San, and Go Geisha – salad with tofu and miso dressing.

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G/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Llucia Churreria

To those who missed La Lola’s offerings of churros, don’t you fret, Llucia Churreria is now open at UP Town Center to save the day.

Even though they’re known for their mouthwatering churro with soft serve ice cream, nothing can beat their classic churros with dip — either chocolate, caramel, coffee, or Nutella.

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3/F Cinema Level, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Also read: 17 Awesome Dessert Spots in UP Town Center for Your Sweet Cravings

In case you missed it, here are other places you can check out!

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse

Get your meat on at UP Town Center at Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse, a Southern USA-inspired smokehouse barbeque restaurant serving pork ribs, smoked wings, smoked beef brisket, and other meat dishes.

They also serve other comfort dishes like the Mac & Cheese and Bacon & Smores Dip.

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G/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 225-0697

Frankie’s New York Buffalo Wings – various branches

Frankie’s is in it to win it with their tasty and delectable wings. Get the bang for your buck and give their must-orders a try like the Frankie’s Classic BuffaloGarlic Parmesan, Cheesy Bacon and Hickory BBQ. P.S. Their City Golf Plaza branch is open until 3-4AM for your post party cravings!

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 930-1831

Hobing Korean Dessert

Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe is a bingsu cafe most known for their wide variety of bingsu creations – exactly 10 flavors to choose from!

Some of these are the Strawberry Bingsu, Choco Cookie Bingsu, Injeolmi Bingsu, and Matcha Bingsu. French toasts, smoothies, coffee and tea are served as well.

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2/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
(0995) 118-5662

Kko Kko

Kko Kko, one of the go-to Korean restaurants at UP Town Center, is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes from Grace Lee and her mom. 

Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. 

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(0927) 777-9753

CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice

Coco Fresh Tea and Juice is a milk tea shop that never fails to reel in people that result in long lines and waiting times that are surely well-deserved.

Serving freshly-made tea and juice drinks like Coco Milk Tea, and Matcha Tea Latte. Their bestseller include Panda Milk tea, Passion Fruit Tea burst, Salty Cream Milk Tea and 3 Buddies – a milk tea drink with pearls, pudding, and grass jelly!

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2/F UP Town Center, Diliman, Quezon City

Barcino

Barcino is famous for its delicious Spanish cuisine and wide selection of wine. It has several  branches conveniently located across the metro, with a new branch in UP Town Center! Of course, the best part is their unlimited sangria.

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

Also read: 10 Best Kept Secret Restaurants in Quezon City

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.

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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 basically 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

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.

Insider tip: With Booky, you can get Buy 1 Get 1 Sunnies Pork Bowl or Crispy Honey Garlic Chicken Bowl!
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JiPan Cafe and Bakeshop

Top off your Japan trip by not only visiting a Japanese restaurant in UP Town Center but by ending it at Jipan Cafe and Bakeshop, a dessert place that offers assorted breads and a wide selection of sweet and savory pastries.

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 950-8265

Italianni’s

Italianni’s is a classic Italian restaurant and gathering place serving trusty Italian home-style recipes. It’s definitely your go-to Italian restaurant at UPTC. Read our full feature here. 

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Level 1, Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Costa Coffee

A cafe at UP Town Center, Costa Coffee – UK’s #1 coffee chain – serves a wide array of hot and cold coffee selection, snacks and desserts. Try out their famous for their Mocha Italia blend and more.

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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 283-0476

Gringo

Gringo specializes in Latin American and Tex-Mex specialties including chicken, ribs, burritos, and more. 

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table in Gringo's four other branches
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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 288-1648

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie 

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie located right in the heart of the alfresco area at UP Town Center serves Hong Kong comfort food in a French inspired ambiance. They offer curries, noodle soups, congee, Macanese dishes and their signature snow buns.

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G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City

Nono’s

The chef behind Classic Confections’ Chocolate Oblivion cake opens Nono’s for those who want to dine at UPTC and eat comfort food like Homemade Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Pepito steak sliders and many more

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

Dohtonbori

Dohtonbori, from Tokyo, is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience to Manila. This is its 4th branch in the metro.

Insider tip: Get UP TO P300 OFF when you book a table at Dohtonbori's three other branches.
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2/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Also read: 23 Affordable Buy 1 Get 1 Deals in QC for When You're Broke AF

Satchmi

Satchmi is a brainchild of entrepreneurs with old souls and quirky tastes. Aside from vinyl records, Satchmi serves freshly-made gourmet sandwiches, soups, bruschetta toasts, and a full list of specialty coffee

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

Auntie Anne’s

Dubbed as “the worlds most loved pretzels”, Auntie Anne’s opens its biggest branch in the Philippines featuring their all-time favorites such as their cinnamon, almond, choco chip cream cheese stix, and more.

Insider tip: Auntie Anne's is one of Booky's Buy One Get One (BOGO) partners! Get 2 Blueberry Cream Cheese Stix for the price of 1! Read more here.
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G/F UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Diliman, Quezon City

Know any new restaurants in your area? Share it with us in the comments below or tag us on Instagram @bookyapp on all your food finds! If you still haven’t, download Booky for free on iOS and Android and enjoy the convenience of searching and booking restaurants offline.

All of us when we get to UP Town Center.

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