15 Restaurants at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone You Should Visit this Summer!


All set for the weekend!

If you’re not yet set on where to go for an out-of-town vacation, why not try Subic, Zambales? It’s only 2-3 hours away from the metro and you get the best of both worlds: a beautiful beach and good food.

For those who don’t know, the Subic Bay Freeport Zone is actually a good place to visit if you want to go on a food trip with your friends and family. It’s a food haven that specializes in a wide range of cuisines like Chinese, Korean, American, and so on.

So, without further ado, here are some of the best restaurant at Subic Bay Freeport Zone you need to try when you’re in town.

Slabs Diner and Steakhouse

Slabs is a diner serving American comfort food such as steaks, chicken, pastas, and ribs. We recommend their dry-aged steaks, a process which tenderizes and adds to the flavor of the meat.

Steak from Slabs Diner and Steakhouse
Photo from Facebook | Slabsdinerandsteakhouse

No reservations accepted
Global Promenade (Next To PLDT) Bldg. Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo City
(047) 251 3635

Buddha’s Bowl

Serving up modern Southeast Asian cuisine, get your fix of your favorite Asian fusion and Thai dishes at an affordable place at no other place than Buddha’s Bowl.

Laksa from Buddha's Bowl
Photo from Facebook | Buddha’s Bowl

View their Instagram account
Promenade, L2 Harbor Point, Rizal Highway Corner Magsaysay Dive, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City, Zambales

Tong Kyung Am

Tong Kyung Am is a Japanese-Korean restaurant that takes pride in their fresh Japanese sushi and Korean hot pot and samgyeopsal.

Samgyupsal from Tong Kyung Am
Photo from Facebook | BayfrontHotelandTongKyungAmRestaurant

Reservations are accepted
Blk 19, Lot 1, Moonbay Marina Waterfront Road, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222, Zambales, Olongapo City
(0917) 824-3784

Gangnam Premium Buffet

Go all out at your trip with Gangnam Premium Buffet, a restaurant that offers endless servings of Korean and Filipino comfort food favorites as well as unlimited beef samgyupsal on some days.

Crab from Gangnam Premium Buffet
Photo from @ella_medea

Harbor Point, Rizal Hwy, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2200, Zambales
(047) 251 1110

Texas Joe’s House of Ribs

Texas Joe’s is one of the most popular American smokehouse in Subic that has mastered the art of tender briskets, fall-off-the-bone ribs, and pulled pork. To stay in theme with the restaurant, even the staff here are required to wear cowboy-style outfits.

Steak from Texas Joe's House of Ribs
Photo from Facebook | texasjoes

No reservations accepted
Waterfront Rd, Corner McKinley, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 252 3189

Also read: 22 Beachside Eateriies Around the Philippines That Will Definitely Destroy Your Beach Bod

1925 Gastropub

Looking for a one-stop shop for food, drinks, and live music? No need to look any further than 1925 Gastropub, a restaurant that serves up delectable international dishes, cocktails, beer, and imported and local spirits which you can enjoy while listening to music performed by a band in the background.

Rib Finger Single Order from 1925 Gastropub
Photo from Facebook | 1925 Gastropub

Reservations are accepted
Sampson Road corner Dewey Avaneu, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo
(047) 251 3632

Rali’s Restaurant

Rali’s promises a nice view of Subic while dining because of its location. It serves American-Asian favorites like burgers, ribs, steaks, and more. 

Steak from Rali's Restaurant
Photo from Facebook | ralisrestaurant

Reservations are accepted
View their Instagram account
Malawaan Park, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
(047) 252 1147

Xtremely Xpresso

Xtremely Xpresso is where you need to go if you’re in need of a good caffeine fix. But aside from their great coffee, they also serve pizza, pasta, and ribs here.

Steak from Xtremely Xpresso
Photo from Facebook | xtremelyxpresso

No reservations accepted
View their Instagram account
Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 252 3681

Coco Lime Restaurant

According to locals, Coco Lime is a great spot for some good and affordable Filipino-Thai cuisine. It serves mostly Filipino favorites like kare-kare, pochero, crispy pata, but we heard that some of the other must-tries here include the bagoong rice, pineapple rice, and Thai bbq chicken.

Ulam from Coco Lime Restaurant
Photo from Facebook | CocoLimeRestaurant

Reservations are accepted
Along Rizal Hi-way, Across Times Square Cinema, Subic Bay, Rizal Hwy, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Olongapo, 2200 Zambales
(047) 252 2412

Meat Plus Cafe

What used to be a hole-in-a-wall place in 1997, Meat Plus Cafe is now one of the most go-to restaurants in Subic for its affordable char-grilled steaks and ribs.

Steak from Meat Plus Cafe
Photo from @theyasyasshow

No reservations accepted
Sampson Rd, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Zambales
(047) 252 7091

Also read: A Foodie's Guide to the Best Ice Cream Sandwiches that will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth!

Pirates Bistro

Pirates Bistro is a pirate-themed American bistro that showcases good and affordable comfort food, specializing in ribs, steaks, pizza, and pasta. They usually have acoustic bands playing at night.

Burger from Pirates Bistro
Photo from Facebook | piratesbistrosbfc

Reservations are accepted
View their Instagram account
Bldg. 532 Waterfront Road CBD Area, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2200 Olongapo City
(0948) 770-7606

The Bird House Cafe

Calling all bird enthusiasts your search for a bird cafe is now over! Introducing The Bird House Cafe, the only bird cafe in the Philippines!

At this cafe, you don’t only get to interact with your new found friends but you also get to cool down on cold drinks and milkshakes as well as fill up on bird themed meals/desserts.

The Bird House Cafe Facade
Photo from Facebook | The Bird House Cafe

Upper Mau, Cubi Triboa, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
(0917) 796 4668

Chef Samurai

From the same owners of Meat Plus Cafe, Chef Samurai is a Japanese restaurant that offers both traditional and modern dishes with must-tries like the unagi-cream cheese maki, seaweed salad, and grilled wagyu sticks.

Maki roll from Chef Samurai
Photo from Facebook | chefsamurai

Reservations are accepted
Raymundo St., Subic Bay Freeport Zone, Zambales
(047) 250 0655

Urban Deli

Urban Deli is an all-in-one restaurant, bar, cafe, bakery, and deli that uses only the finest ingredients in preparing their bestselling dishes. They have a wide variety of cuisines and they also take pride in their freshly-baked breads and pastries

Shrimp from Urban Deli
Photo from Facebook | UrbanDeliPH

No reservations accepted
Bicentennial Park, Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone, 2222 Olongapo City
(047) 250 2921

Sweet Finale Desserts and Pastry Shop

End your trip on a sweet note at no other place than Sweet Finale Desserts and Pastry Shop, a place serving up a wide variety of cakes, cupcakes, and even over-the-top milkshakes.

Caramel Cheese cake form Sweet Finale
Photo from @mrsmon

View their Instagram account
Ground Floor, Promenade Area, Harbor Point Mall Rizal Highway, Subic Bay Freeport Zone
(0922) 830 0958

Are you excited to give this list a try? Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and share your experiences with us by using the hashtag #bookymanila when posting photos. Watch out for more updates as we continuously add more restaurants to make your food trip as fun and as convenient as it can be! Happy trip!

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