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When it comes to celebrations, Filipinos make sure that there’s always more than enough food on the table. In fact, when it comes to home-cooked food, Filipinos also make sure that you are well-fed and happy.
If you’re too busy to be bothered to prepare home-cooked Filipino dishes, then check out the Top 10 Favorite Filipino Restaurants that’ll make you say “Kainan na!”
10. Choobi Choobi – Panay Ave
A popular Cebu-based Filipino seafood restaurant serving up fresh seafood fare specializing in shrimps straight from the owners’ shrimp farm, Choobi Choobi is a seafood lover’s dream restaurant. It’s for people who don’t mind peeling shrimp shells and really getting down and dirty with finger food. It’s not for those looking for a fine dining experience. We recommend their Salted Egg Shrimps, Patrick Star Baked Scallops and Grilled Pampano.
9. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – Pasig
Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is a 24/7 free street all-day breakfast diner. It’s for those who want to DIY their breakfast and those who are on a tight budget. It’s not for those who aren’t willing to wait in long lines. We recommend the New Zealand Beef Tapa, Chocnut Champorado with Tuyo, and Oreo Cookie Butter Pancakes.
8. Pepeton’s Grill – Tomas Morato
If you’re hungry for some classic Filipino comfort cuisine, then Pepeton’s Grill and Restaurant is the spot for you. Serving all-time favorites like sinigang, sisig, and crispy pata, Pepeton’s puts their own signature twist on pork with their Kapalmuks house specialty.
7. Limbaga 77 Cafe Restaurant – Sct. Limbaga
Limbaga 77, named after its street address 77 Sct. Limbaga, is a bright and hard to miss 2-storey cafe serving classic Filipino dishes. Having two floors also mean two of everything–function rooms, open terraces, restrooms and yes, bars.
6. Kusina Alfonso – Makati
Kusina Alfonso is a farm to table restaurant that has a modern Filipino menu. It’s for those who live in the area and want a home-cooked meal. It’s not for those who want to eat family style. We recommend the Tinapa and Salted Egg Fried Rice, Beef Pares, and Tortang Talong.
5. Guevarra’s by Chef Laudico – San Juan
Chef Laudico Guevarra’s, by chefs Roland and Jacqueline Laudico, is a 1920s heritage house converted into a restaurant and events place where guests can enjoy an upscale but affordable Filipino buffet dining experience. It’s for special business meetings or big family celebrations. It’s not a place to treat your friends if you’re on a tight budget. We recommend the angus beef tapa, kare-kare, grilled gindara and cream dory with mango curry sauce. Our insider tip: Their clean plate policy charges you P100 for every 100 grams left. P.S. Buffet price is half for kids 4 feet and below.
4. Romulo Cafe – multiple branches
Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes set in a comfy museum-style restaurant that gives you a glimpse of Philippine history. It’s for homey family dinners and get-togethers, especially with balikbayan relatives. It’s not for your boys or girls night out. We recommend the Bagnet Pakbet, Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno, and Flying Tilapia. Our insider tip: Many of their dishes have vegetarian options. Read our full feature here.
3. Cafe Juanita – Pasig
Cafe Juanita is a neighborhood favorite that serves classic Filipino dishes that has eclectic and over the top Asian-inspired interiors. It’s for people who want to go out on a date and those who are looking for a function room where they can celebrate special occasions. It’s not for those who like simple interiors. We recommend Crispy Pata, Two-Way Pork Adobo Ribs, and Sisig on Tofu.
2. Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo
Unlike any fine dining restaurants in the metro, Tahanan Bistro is one that’s a far cry from the usual, offering dishes using local, Filipino ingredients but with French techniques. It’s for those who love stunning views whether it’s for Instagram or for surprising a loved one. It’s not for those who don’t want familiar, nostalgic Filipino dishes. We recommend their Arayat Set menu and Kanlaon Set menu.
1. Terrace 45 – Tomas Morato
Terrace 54 is a restaurant that offers classic and contemporary comfort food that features not only Filipino food but International dishes as well. It’s for those who crave Filipino comfort dishes and International comfort dishes. It’s not for those who are looking to eat breakfast and lunch. We recommend their Prawns Thermidor Pasta and Buffalo Bacon Bites.
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