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There are tons of restaurants surrounding the QC area, and many foodies from all over the Metro visit them despite the horrible traffic. In everyday circumstances, though, you can’t really rely on a mode of transportation other than your own two feet – especially when you’re just having your school lunch. Check out this list of go-to restos Ateneans love!

READ MORE: Check out the Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Quezon City this month! 

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Brown’s Gourmet – Regis Center

Brown’s Gourmet is a casual dining restaurant serving organic comfort food with a gourmet twist. Highlights of their menu are the chicken entrees.

Recommended dishes: 1 Whole Chicken + 4 Rice + 4 Sides, Pumpkin + Wasabi, Perfect Plate, Crispy Adobo Flakes Pasta

Crispy Adobo Flakes Pasta from Brown's Gourmet
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Perfect Plate with Chicken, Carbonara and a Salad from Brown's Gourmet
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2/F Regis Center, 327 Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0966) 947-2340

Blake’s Wings & Steaks – Katipunan Ave.

Best known for their wings and steaks, this is another one of San Roque’s best-kept secret restaurants! Their buffalo wings has that right amount of spiciness and works perfectly well with their bleu cheese dip.

Recommended dishes: Pork Ribs, BBQ Chicken Wings, Original Porterhouse Steak, and Spaghetti with Dried Tuyo in Olive Oil

Steak from Blake's Wings and Steaks
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Steak, Salad, Wings, Ribs, and Nachos from Blake's Wings and Steaks
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186 Katipunan Ave., Blue Ridge A, Quezon City
(02) 8635-2097 | (0917) 277-5156

Starr’s Famous Shakes – Esteban Abada St.

Your milkshake craving will surely be satisfied here at Starr’s. They have almost any flavor you might think of, and if they don’t you can always customize your shake.

Notable shake flavors they offer: Red Velvet, Choco Cookies & Almond Roca, Peanut Butter/ Banana/ Caramel, Toffee

Strawberry, Cotton Candy, and Toffee Shakes
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Mozzarella Poppers from Starr's Famous Shakes
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Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Mozzarella Poppers from Starr's Famous Shakes!

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G/F Xavier Residence, 41 E. Abada St., Xavierville Subd., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 3435-8589

Flaming Wings – Katipunan Ave.

Quick, affordable, and convenient, Flaming Wings is situated nearly in the middle of the Katipunan stretch. Students go here to grab a quick bite of wings, chicken tenders, and their well-known Wicked Oreos.

Notable wing flavors they offer: Garlic Parmesan, Hot Honey, K-Pop, and Nashville Heat

Chicken Wings, Rice, and Dip from Flaming Wings
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Wicked Oreos from Flaming Wings
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318 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8929-6900

Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza – Katipunan Ave.

Italian pizza baked in an authentic brick oven. What else can you ask for? How about delicious pasta and dishes? Fret not, Gino’s also serves must-try pasta and other Italian food. Check out their Salted Egg Pasta next time you visit, it’s definitely a different experience for the taste buds.

Recommended pizza flavors: Four Cheese, Salami, and Bacon Gouda

Buratta with House Salad from Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
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Pizza from Gino's Brick Oven Pizza
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2/F K2 Bldg., 341 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
+63 2 225-7462

Chubby Chicken – Esteban Abada St.

This one’s another go-to chicken place. Their simple flavor-coated chicken is a must-try. They also infuse their special chicken with their other dishes such as pasta, sandwiches, and even tacos.

Recommended dishes: Chubby Chicken, Chubby Tacos, Chicken Parmigiana, Chubby Oreos, Chubby Twinkies

Chicken Parmigiana from Chubby Chicken
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Fried Oreos and Fried Twinkies from Chubby Chicken
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41 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 252-6480

B.Wings – Esteban Abada St.

B Wings is one of those underrated restaurants in the area. It’s a little hidden, found along Esteban Abada, behind the Regis Building along Katipunan, but the different flavors of their wings are all worth trying.

Recommended wing flavors: Morimoto Wings, Black Mamba Wings, and Garlic Cheddar Wings

Liempo from B.Wings
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Wings from B.Wings
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G/F Loyola Heights Condominium, E. Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 3433-1199

Roku Sushi + Ramen – Katipunan Ave.

As the name suggests, their specialty is sushi and ramen. Two of your common Japanese cravings can be satiated in just one place.

Recommended dishes: Dream Roll, Firecracker Roll, Gyudon, and Roku Ramen

Fireball Maki from ROKU Sushi and Ramen
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Sushi from ROKU Sushi and Ramen
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5/F The Oracle Hotel & Residences, 317 Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
(02) 8352-5780

Shakey’s – Katipunan Ave.

Shakey’s Katipunan has been up and running for a very long time now. It’s the usual barkada place for Ateneans. It’s a 24-hour place to study, meet for projects, or watch the televised games of different sports.

Recommended dishes: Manager’s Choice Pizza, Shakey’s Special, Chicken ‘N’ Mojos Blowout, Bunch of Lunch

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Katipunan Ave. cor. Rosa Alvero St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
+63 2 426-0044

Sweet Inspirations – Katipunan Ave.

It is one of the longest-running restaurants in Katipunan. 22 years since it began and it is still satisfying customers who visit them. The place offers a laid-back vibe perfect for a cozy dining experience either with family or friends. 

Notable dishes they offer: Mongolian Rice Bowls, Chicken Corndon Bleu, Oil-Based Seafood Pasta

Latte from Sweet Inspirations
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Mongolian from Sweet Inspiratoins
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311 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 3433-4200

Go! Salads – F.B. Dela Rosa St.

They have great-tasting salads at affordable prices. This is the place to get your quick and fresh salad fix especially to the health-conscious customers in the area. It’s even conveniently and strategically located near a gym.

Recommended dishes: Sgt. Steak Salad, Tuktuk Salad, Rock Smoothie, and Hummingbird

Herbal Teas from Go! Salads
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325 F.B. Dela Rosa St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
+63 2 212-1212

La Carnita Modern Mexican Cantina – Loyola Heights Condominium

La Carnita Modern Mexican Cantina is a restaurant that offers up a selection of Mexican comfort food ranging from tacos to Tex Mex Fried Chicken and even classic Mexican dishes such as elotes and jalapeno coleslaw.

Recommended dishes: Nachos Ala Bomba, Plain Quesadilla, and Spanish Hot Chocolate

Nachos from La Carnita
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Ribs and Rice from La Carnita
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G/F Loyola Heights Condominium, Fabian Dela Rosa St cor Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 551-8123

TOSH Cafe – Katipunan Ave.

TOSH Cafe is a restaurant by The Old Spaghetti House that has coffee, pastries, cookies, cakes, an all-day breakfast menu, and free WiFi for your studying/working needs.

Notable dishes they offer: Banana Peanut Butter French Toast with Whipped Cream & Palm Sugar Syrup, Grilled Chicken Pesto Sandwich, Arroz Ala Cubana

Pork Scallopine with Mushroom Sauce and Rice Pilaf from TOSH Cafe
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Pasta from TOSH Cafe
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319A Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8326-8674

Brickfire Oven Roasted Steaks and Chops – Loyola Heights

Brickfire is a fast-casual diner serving affordable oven-roasted steaks and chops, which are certified Batangas-farmed beef baked in a brick oven.

Recommended dishes: Mac and Cheese, Duke Tenderloin Steak, Kansas Ribs, and Angus Steak

Los Indios Dish (Adobo) from Brickfire
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Duke Tenderloin Steak from Brickfire
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2/F Xavier Residence Bldg., E Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8426-2254 | (0917) 777-7034

Xocolat – Gonzales St.

Serving a variety of innovative chocolate-infused savory dishes, Xocolat is a restaurant that’s perfect for chocolate lovers and adventurous foodies.

Recommended dishes: Xocolat Chicken Pasta, The Ultimate Xocolat Burger, Spiced Xoco Chicken, Old Fashioned Drink, and Bittersweet Drink

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155 B Gonzales St. cor Katipunan Ave. Loyola Heights. Quezon City
(02) 8929-4186

Tetsuo – Loyola Heights

Tetsuo is a restaurant that offers up affordable Japanese dishes – signature fried chicken, soba, baos, and katsudon – perfect for those on a budget!

Recommended dishes: Karaage + Soba, Pork Bun, and Ice Cream Bun

Karaage with Soba Noodles from Tetsuo
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Mantou with Black Sesame Ice Cream from Tetsuo
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88 Esteban Abada St., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(0917) 852-1567

McDonald’s – multiple branches

A staple fast-food chain all over the world, you can’t go wrong if you order their cheeseburgers and of course, their world-famous fries.

Recommended dishes: Fries and McFloat, Apple Pie, Cheeseburger, 6 pc McNuggets

Chicken Mcuggets and McChicken from McDonald's
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Cheeseburger and Fries from McDonald's
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Jollibee – Katipunan Ave.

Jollibee is the country’s largest fast-food chain and the birthplace iconic Chickenjoy and Jolly Spaghetti.

Recommended dishes: Jolly Spaghetti, Peach Mango Pie, Palabok, Cheesy Classic Jolly Hotdog, Burger Steak with Rice

Fun fact: Their Katipunan branch is newly renovated and comes complete with wireless charging stations. 
Perfect Pairs from Jollibee
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Oreo Sundae from Jollibee
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287 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
#87000 | (02) 8426-4920

Kenny Rogers Roasters – Katipunan Ave

Specializing in homestyle meals and delicious American dishes, Kenny Rogers Roasters’ chicken has been a staple for Filipino families presently and for generations to come because of their mouthwatering steaks, ribs, famous corn muffins, and side combination possibilities.

Recommended dishes: Grilled Chicken Plate, Rib and Chicken Platter, Corn Muffin

Burger and Milk Tea from Kenny Rogers Roasters
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Quesadilla and Milk Tea from Kenny Rogers Roasters
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303 Katipunan Ave, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8928-0112 | (0917) 596-6382

Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes – multiple branches

Banapple Pies and Cheesecakes is a classic Filipino favorite for their homey ambiance and their delicious simple comfort food such as as all-day breakfast dishes and decadent desserts.

Notable dishes they offer: Lasagna Roll-Ups, Chicken Parmigiano, and their Banoffee Pie

Rice Meal from Banapple
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Banoffee Pie from Banapple
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We’re pretty sure there are more awesome restaurants around ADMU to go to. Please do share other places and neat insider tips in the comments section below for us and all foodies reading this blog.

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