14 Must-Try Family-Friendly SM Southmall Restaurants!


A quick guide for people in the South or those who want to avoid the North.

If you’re a frequent mall goer in the North and you’re tired of having to grapple for a parking spot every single time, then it’s time for you to head on to the South. Particularly to one of Las Pinas’ famous malls – SM Southmall.

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With over 140 establishments located in the mall, to those who are familiar with the mall, you’d know that SM Southmall is home to several foodie destinations, mostly located along Food Steet – a wing of sorts in the mall that has a stretch of restaurants you must try!

Planning to head on to the mall and need a guide? Then check out the 14 Must-Try SM Southmall Restaurants (along Food Street and around the mall) which are worth the trip to the South!

Filipino Cuisine

Mesa

Got a balikbayan coming home? Then bring them on to Mesa, a Filipino restaurant with a modern yet cozy interior that serves up unconventional yet interesting and tasty Filipino dishes.

Recommended dishes: Tinapa Roll Wrapped with Lettuce, Tinapa Rice, Pinatayong Manok, Chicken Binakol

Tinapa Rice from Mesa
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Chicken Binakol from Mesa
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G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 556-5033

Buku-Buku Kafe

Buku-Buku Kafe is a whimsical restaurant that offers up colorful, eye-catching interiors and flavorful International dishes that are just as comforting and creative as stories you read at their bookshelves.

Recommended dishes: Chicken Melt Linguine, Sizzling Chicken Alfredo, Three-way Sisig, Coffee Panna Cotta Affogato

Buku-Buku Interiors
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Buku-Buku dishes
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Food Street, G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas

Giligan’s Island Restaurant and Bar

A nautical-themed restaurant, Giligan’s Island Restaurant and Bar serves up simple, straightforward, Filipino comfort food favorites which are best-eaten family style and as pairings to rice.

Recommended dishes: Sizzling Tofu and Fried Garlic Fish Fillet

Filipino Seafood Dishes with Rice from Giligan's Restaurant
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Inigaw na Pusit, Bangus, and Liempo from Giligan's Restaurant
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Food Street, G/F SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 511- 1266

Zubuchon

Serving up dishes featuring Cebu’s famous lechon – dubbed by Anthony Bourdain as “the best pig ever”- at Zubuchon, you can get your fill of indulgent dishes from breakfast to lunch/dinner which you can balance out with their Filipino favorite soups, seafood, and desserts.

Recommended dishes: Their classic roast pig, Pinakbet, Zubuchon Pancit, and their Sizzling Sisig Stuffed Squid

Zubuchon lechon
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Mango and Kakanin and Leche Flan from Zubuchon
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Food Street, UG/F SM Southmall, Almanzo, Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 718-2005

Blackbeard’s Seafood Island

A restaurant that prides itself on the way you’re meant to enjoy their seafood & grilled treats – boodle style – Blackbeard’s Seafood Island is the restaurant to head on to if you and your barkada plan on getting down and dirty with your hands.

Recommended dishes: Dapitan’s Pride (San Mig clams, grilled clams, grilled squid, grilled liempo, laing, steamed crabs, and Kalkag rice with crispy shrimps), Magellan’s Landing, Garlic Seafood Delight, Kare-Kare

Grilled Hito from Blackbeard's Seafood Island
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Tali Boodle from Blackbeard's Seafood Island
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G/F SM Southmall, 1173b – 117 Food Street, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 403-6672

Other Cuisines

Tetsu

Craving for Japanese but have a limited budget? Then Tetsu, an intimate Japanese restaurant that offers up affordable ramen, sushi, sashimi, okonomiyaki, and more is the restaurant for you.

Some dishes on their menu: Sashimi Moriawase Mix 5 (Assorted tuna, salmon, uni, prawns, horse mackerel) and Tonkotsu Black Ramen.

Ramen from Tetsu
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Katsu Set from Tetsu Japanese Restaurant
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G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 511-8734

Racks

Racks is an all-American restaurant that doesn’t shy away from serving up familiar American dishes from grilled ribs to smokey chicken and even indulgent sides.

Recommended dishes: RACKS Sampler (classic pork ribs, baby ribs, beef ribs, and smoked spring chicken), Mississipi Mud Pie, and Caesar Salad with Blackened Chicken Strips.

Seafood Stew from Racks
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Sweet and Sticky Pork Ribs from Racks
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G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 869-3329

Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen

Feeling a bit cold? Then warm your hands and fill your stomach at Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen, a restaurant that specializes and serves up a variety of tonkotsu ramen.

Recommended dishes: Black Garlic Tonkotsu, Miso Tonkotsu, Spicy Tobanjan Tonkotsu

Ramen from Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
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Yuzutama Tonkotsu Ramen from Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
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UG/F Southmall, Food Street, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 898-8333

Tenya

Considered as the no. 1 tendon restaurant in Japan, Tenya is a bright, well-lit Japanese restaurant along the food street that serves up a variety of tendon (tempura on top of a bowl of rice) as well as other Japanese dishes such as teishoku, jyu, and gyoza.

Recommended dishes: All-Star Tendon (Black tiger prawn, squid, salmon, kani, green beans, shimeji mushroom) and Tempuramen

Tenya-Style California Maki from Tenya
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Crab Claw Tendon from Tenya Philippines
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Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Chikuwa Cheese, discounted Tenya-Style California Maki and Classic Milk Tea.

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G/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 984-3872

Burgoo

Burgoo is a casual American restaurant offering up big servings of American comfort food from burgers, pasta, ribs, on even bigger tables perfect for big groups and families.

Recommended dishes: Grilled Pork Chops, Seafood Caesar Supreme, Seafood Jambalaya Supreme, Shrimps and Ribs Platter

Fun fact: If you have kids or you're a kid at heart, they have 'table paper' which you can draw on. 
Ribs, Shrimp and Corn from Burgoo
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Chicken Dianne from Burgoo
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Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Mix & Match Burgers and Sandwiches, as well as Buy 1, Get 1 Regular Pasta with Booky. 

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G/F The Food Street, SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 519-2114

Yabu: House of Katsu

A Japanese restaurant specializing in all things katsu from seafood to meat, when payday comes around, we suggest that you head on to Yabu and enjoy their katsu sets/dishes served with refillable white or brown rice, miso soup, cabbage, and fruits.

Recommended dish: Rosu (served with refillable white or brown rice, miso soup, cabbage, and fruits

Insider tip: Take advantage of the dressings/sauces/seasonings at the table by asking your waiter what those are and what they go best with. 
Katsu in Between Brioche Buns with Fries from Yabu: House of Katsu
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Katsu Sets from Yabu: House of Katsu
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G/F SM Southmall, Food Street, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 800-0447

Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot

A concept by Vikings, if you want choices, then Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot – a buffet that serves up an array of international dishes and ingredients that’ll help you make the perfect bowl (or two) of hotpot.

Buffet tip: Avoid the soda, it'll make you fuller and you won't be able to take advantage of the buffet. 
Roasted Pork and Roasted Beef from Four Seasons Hotpot City
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Dumplings from Four Seasons Buffet and Hotpot
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G/F SM Southmall, Food Street, Alabang-Zapote Road, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 556-1777 | (02) 556-2777

Sambo Kojin

Catch-ups with family and friends are much better with food, don’t you think? Make the most out of both at Sambo Kojin, a Japanese-Korean buffet that serves up cooked Japanese food, Korean side dishes, and their famous DIY Yakiniku which is Japanese BBQ.

Tip: Don't fill up immediately on sushi and sashimi and take advantage of the wide selection of Yakiniku options. Also, feel free to ask the waiter for some help with the sauces at your table. 
Yakiniku from Sambo Kojin
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Sushi and Rolls from Sambo Kojin
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SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd, Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 511-7843 | (0908) 875-7833

Sumoniku

Got a sumo-like appetite? Then head on to Sumo Niku, a restaurant that offers up unlimited Yakiniku that’ll surely fill you up.

Options: Pork + Chicken and Pork + Beef + Chicken

Japanese Barbeque from Sumo Niku
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Japanese Barbecue Wagyu Beef from Sumo Niku
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UG/F SM Southmall, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Almanza Uno, Las Pinas
(02) 967-9005

Be sure to keep this list hand the next time you’re on the prowl for amazing restaurants in SM Southmall!

Search for ‘SOUTHMALL‘ on the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants with their corresponding menu and details. Share with us your experiences by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and using the hashtag #bookymanila when you post your photos online.

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