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More reasons to smile in QC!

Sharing good news as a number of restaurants are slowly reopening and if you’re in Quezon City, one of the largest cities in Metro Manila, then you’re sure to discover a whole bunch of places to order from and eat in!

Also read: 16 Must-Try Reopened Restaurants in U.P. Town Center!

With many food hubs such as Maginhawa and Tomas Morato, it can be quite daunting to choose so we’ve decided to round up the top 10 restaurants you should try for this month!

10. Alba Restaurante Español – Tomas Morato

Alba has been around since 1952 so it’s no surprise that even their oldest branches like this one in Tomas Morato is still strong and standing! They’ve been the go-to for traditional Spanish cuisine with favourites like their Paellas, Gambas, Croquetas and more!

It’s for families and other big groups since Spanish food usually has large servings.
It’s not for those looking for a more intimate setting.

Available for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery. You may order via contact the numbers below or messaging them on their Facebook page.
Alba Restaurante Paella Negra
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Tomas Morato corner Scout Lozano St, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8925 1912, (02) 8928 7129, (02) 7901 3431; 0945 355 9946

9. Grape Escape – SM North EDSA

Grape Escape Wine Lounge + Kitchen is a casual wine and dine experience where you can pair wine with a Spanish-Italian inspired cuisine that offers Brick Oven Pizza and Tapas.

It’s for friends who want to catch up over comforting food and super good sangria.
It’s not for those expecting typical flavoured pizzas… Grape Escape offers yummy ones straight from their brick oven!

Available for: Pick up and delivery. You may order via Grab or Foodpanda, for an updated menu and list of offers, check out their Facebook page.
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Sky Garden, 2/F SM North EDSA, North Ave cor EDSA, Quezon City
(02) 8531 1173; 0905 305 1674

8. Teppanya – SM North

It’s time to get grilling at Teppanya, our go-to when we want to enjoy savory, pan-fried food! If you are dining in, you wouldn’t want to miss the special show that the chefs put out using their teppanyaki spatulas.

It’s for those who want to have hot, literally fresh-from-the grill food on their plates.
It’s not for people who are sensitive to a smoky environment.

Available for: Dine in and takeout. Their SM North branch 
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SM City North EDSA, SM North EDSA, Quezon City, Quezon City
(02) 8247-1922

7. RUB Ribs & BBQ – Tomas Morato

RUB Ribs & BBQ offers no frill American grub such as ribs with the sidings of your choice, wings, and other comfort food. They are most famous for their BBQ ribs & their signature sauce.

It’s for those who are looking for affordable but really juicy and delicious ribs that you’ll really be coming back for more.
It’s not for those who are avoiding meat in their diet.

Available for: Pick up and delivery. You can order via their website, here.
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64 Scout Rallos,Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(02) 7501-2799

6. The Frazzled Cook – Tomas Morato

This homey place located at Tomas Morato is well-loved for their truffle pasta, but they have other unique dishes too like their Mango Salad with Wasabi Mayo and Tenderloin Nuggets on Mashed Potatoes and Flat Bread.

It’s for those seeking for the ultimate comfort food at the heart of Quezon City.
It’s not for formal foodies.

Available for: Dine in, pickup, and delivery. They are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(02) 8374-6879; (0917) 633-3352

5. Victorino’s – Tomas Morato

Victorino’s is a fine dining restaurant with old fashioned Filipino home interiors. They serve Ilocano-Filipino cuisine and desserts from partner Chef Heny Sison.

It’s for families and other big groups who are eyeing to catch up over classic Filipino comfort food.
It’s not for those looking for an international menu.

Available for: Dine in, pick up, and delivery. You may order by calling the numbers below.
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114 Scout Rallos cor 11th Jamboree St., Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
0939-915-2750; 0977-363-1044

4. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge – Katipunan

Ninyo is a homey, romantic garden restaurant that serves a fusion of French and Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is known to offer delicious gastronomic food in an intimate and relaxing environment that can be enjoyed by couples, friends and family.

It’s for those who want a quiet and intimate place to eat.
It’s not for those looking for a bar for late night drinking (but they do have a variety of wines and super good mocktails)!

Available for: Dine-in and delivery. You can order by contacting the numbers below, check their Facebook page for an updated delivery menu.
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66 E Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8426-0301; (0939) 921-5881

3. Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa

Soru Izakaya is a modern Japanese restaurant offering innovative takes on cuisine classics. The culinary style is referred to as the “new Nippon” which translates to new Japanese.

It’s for Japanese food enthusiasts craving a different approach to their favourite dishes.
It’s not for loyalists to traditional Japanese cooking.

Available for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery. You can order via their website here.
Soru Izakaya Lava Maki
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140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 8296-2737; (0917) 704-0515

2. Ariake – Tomas Morato

They’re finally back! After getting held back by the COVID-19 pandemic, this underrated Japanese restaurant has finally opened its doors once again. They only promise fresh dishes to satisfy your appetite. Get a load of their sushi and oyster selection on your next visit!

It’s for people who live for the freshness when it comes to food.
It’s not for people who hate seafood.

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Unit C Barreto Bldg., 284 Tomas Morato cor Scout Rallos, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 412-7632

1. LoLa Cafe + Bar – Tomas Morato

Lola Cafe + Bar is a converted restaurant offering reinvented Filipino dishes made from fresh and locally sourced ingredients by Chef John Mangibin. It’s one of QC’s hidden restaurant gems and a must-visit dining place.

It’s for families and couples looking for a charming lunch or dinner place.
It’s not for diners looking for live music.

Available for: Dine-in, pick up, and delivery. You may order by messaging them on their Facebook page.
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99 Sct Lozano St., Quezon City
(02) 7219-3254; (02) 7501-2620; (0917) 817-6045

Did you know that with the Booky app, you can type “QUEZON CITY” and search over 100 restaurants in the area. If you spotted a new restaurant near you, shoot us an email at support@phonebooky.com with all the details.