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These restos deserve a standing ovation!

If you work in the area of Mandaluyong and you’re in the mood for a treat for yourself or a simple lunch/dinner with your fellow officemates, going to The Podium is always a good idea. It’s not only filled with restaurants that highlight a variety of cuisines but its interiors are also picture perfect enough for you guys to have a lovely Instagram story to post right after your lunch and dinner out.

Also read: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Mandaluyong for this month!

Don’t know which are the best ones or don’t know where to go? Here are some Podium restaurants that are worth going home during rush hour or worth the 1-hour lunch break.

Manam Cafe

A homegrown concept by The Moment Group and considered as the home of the best sisig in Manila, Manam cafe specializes in classic Filipino comfort food as well as Filipino dishes with a twist.

Recommended dishes: Pancit Sisi, Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon, House Crispy Sisig

House Crispy Sisig from Manam Comfort Filipino
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Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon from Manam Comfort Filipino
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The Podium, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8244-5516

NIU by Vikings

NIU by Vikings Buffet 2.0. Why? The interiors are more modern and luxurious which is definitely an upgrade from its pioneer sister brand. In addition, NIU boasts NINE different stations of various cuisines you can try!

It’s recommended: That you first check out all the food available so you can plan and pace your intake smartly.

Roasting Station Meat and Veggies from NIU, The Podium
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Strawberry and Chocolate Dessert from NIU, The Podium
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5/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8845-4647

Las Flores

Offering Spanish-Mediterranean dishes, Las Flores is a restaurant that’s heavily inspired by Catalan culture where titas and friends can bond over tapas and drinks.

Recommended dishes: Paella Negra, Gambas Al Ajillo, Bombas De La Barceloneta, Sangria Blanca, and Calamansi & Cherry Blossom Moscow Mule.

Chocolatisimo from Las Flores
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Spanish Dishes from Las Flores
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G/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave., Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(0915) 654-5231

Nikkei

Nikkei is the first Peruvian- Japanese sushi bar in Manila headed by Argentinian Chef Christian Cejas. “Nikkei” is a term that describes Peruvian cuisine culturally inspired by the Japanese; it is the latest food trend in Europe.

Recommended dishes: Maguro Uni, Tres Leches, Grilled Ebi, Seared Tuna with Huancaina Risotto

Salmon Thai Ceviche from Nikkei
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Sushi from Nikkei
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G/F The Podium, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8637-2206 | (0949) 427-3365 | (0995) 908-3145

Paradise Dynasty

Serving up innovative takes on northern and southern Chinese cuisine, Paradise Dynasty most famous for specializing and serving colorful Xiao Long Baos with unique flavors.

Recommended dishes: Poached Beef in Szechuan Chili Oil, Spicy Szechuan Crispy Chicken, Radish Pastry, and Specialty Dynasty Xiao Long Bao (8 flavors)

Colorful Xiao Long Bao from Paradise Dynasty
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Glutinous Rice Roll with Red Bean Pasta from Paradise Dynasty
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2/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave. Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8682-3333

Nono’s

One of the most popular restaurants wherever it is, Nono’s has become well-known for their #ComfortFoodDoneRight or high-quality comfort food and delectable desserts.

Recommended dishes: Beef Tapa, Nono’s Homestyle Fried Chicken, Mac n’ Cheese, Roasted Beef Belly, Chocolate Oblivion Cake

Chicken and Waffles from Nono's
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Chocolate Oblivion Cake from Nono's
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2/F The Podium, 12 ADB Ave., Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8637-5147

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

A meat-lovers’ destination, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse offers up steak prepped to the bone. Enjoy their steaks with their well-thought-out sides and wine pairings.

Recommended dishes: Classic Wolfgang Burger, Medallions of Filet Mignon Au Poivre, and Shrimp and Pomelo Salad

USDA Prime Dry-Aged Porterhouse Steak from Wolfgang's Steakhouse PH
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Steak Sandwich from Wolfgang's Steakhouse PH
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G/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave., Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 7505-6272 | (0917) 625-8214

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery offers international fare, specialty breads, and cakes. Start your day with a delectable brunch served until 3 PM featuring the best homemade pancakes, sandwiches, and coffee to start off your day. Either that or end your day with their diverse dinner menu served until 5 PM onwards which includes high-quality steaks, homemade pastas, and an expansive wine, beer, and cocktail selection.

Recommended dishes: California Burger, Roasted Bone Marrow, Shakshouka, Grilled Octopus Salad, Kimchi Fried Rice, and Croque Madame

Pancakes and Caramelized Banana from Wildflour Restaurant
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Shakshouka from Wildflour Cafe and Restaurant
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G/F The Podium, ADB Ave, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8571-8588 | (0927) 299-9759

Uma Uma

A ramen shop originating from Fukuoka, Uma Uma serves authentic, 100% MSG-free Hakata-style ramen made with thing noodles and aromatic tonkotsu stock from an old hand down family recipe.

Ramen from Uma Uma
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Chicken Karaage from Uma Uma PH
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5/F The Podium, 18 ADB Ave., Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 8638-3011 | (02) 8800-7663

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