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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Get up to ₱300 off your bill!
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
Get up to ₱300 off your bill!
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)
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
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
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
Get up to ₱250 off your bill!
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.
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