Metro Manila’s finest!
We all know how unpleasant the traffic can get… and don’t even get us started on what it’s like during rush hour! Traffic can be bad but if there’s one thing we absolutely love about Metro Manila is it’s melting pot of food!
Restaurants in Metro Manila vary from Japanese, Italian, Filipino, Middle Eastern, Thai, and so many more… where to eat in Metro Manila you ask? From the many choices, we’ve done our research and compiled the metropolitan’s top 10 most loved restaurants from Booky!
10. Dohtonbori – multiple branches
Dohtonbori is an okonomiyaki restaurant hailing from Japan. It’s the first and only okonomiyaki restaurant in Manila. Their okonomiyaki is prepared right in front of the diners, and guests can try their hand at making it or simply watch their skilled servers.
It’s for friends and family craving Japanese fare other than the usual sushi and sashimi. It’s not for big groups who want to be seated together as they provide seating booths.
Recommended dishes: their Deluxe Okonomiyaki
Insider tip: Get up to ₱300 off your bill with Booky!
9. Tai Koo PH – various branches
Tai Koo brings authentic Hong Kong roasts to Manila with popular selections such as Char Siu Pork, Roast Pork, Chicken, and their sought-after, Roast Duck, which is flown in all the way from Hong Kong. All their meats are roasted daily and you can pair them up together or with a choice of dessert.
It’s for those who want a simple yet tasty rice bowl. It’s not for those who want to share big servings.
Recommended dishes: their Hong Kong Roast Duck Rice, Char Siu Pork Rice, and Roast Pork Belly Rice.
8. Din Tai Fung – multiple branches
Last month’s #8
Din Tai Fung is an award-winning and half-century old Taiwanese restaurant brand known the world over for its quality, consistency, and most importantly, world-famous Xiao Long Bao. Din Tai Fung Philippines is a venture by The Moment Group.
It’s for dumpling lovers who want to try high-quality xiao long bao. It’s not for foodies looking for fusion or modern cuisine.
Recommended dishes: their Pork Xiaolongbao, Braised Beef Noodle Soup, and Black Pepper Beef.
7. Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza – multiple branches
Made with fresh ingredients, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza specializes in Neapolitan-style pizza. Topped with fresh cheese made in-house, their pizzas are a result of countless hours of research, tasting, and experimentation.
It’s for big groups who want a taste of authentic Neapolitan-style brick-oven pizza. It’s not for people with small appetites.
Recommended dishes: their Margherita Pizza with Fresh Mozzarella, Four Cheese Pizza, and Bacon Gouda Pizza.
6. Ganso-Shabuway – various branches
Last month’s #2
Ganso-Shabuway is an international franchise from California that offers Japanese style hot pot. They serve all-natural grass fed beef, fresh produce and other hot pot toppings. Plus, every order of single or sharing shabu-shabu set comes with unlimited rice, soup refills, and dipping sauces.
It’s for people who are looking for a healthier dining option. It’s not for those looking for unlimited pork and beef cuts.
Recommended dishes: the Set B (for 2) with Spicy Miso broth.
Insider tip: Ganso Shabuway has 2 branches in Makati - Rockwell and Greenbelt 5. Also don't forget, get up to ₱500 off your bill with Booky!
5. Soban K-Town – multiple branches
Born out of the desire to evolve Korean cuisine, Soban K-Town incorporates bold and new flavors into their traditional cuts of high-quality meat such as beef, pork, and chicken.
It’s for people who love Korean barbecue with tons of marinade and meat options. It’s not for people on a diet.
Recommended dishes: their Samgyupsal Set and 6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set.
4. Hawker Chan – various branches
Last month’s #3
Recognized by their world-class distinction, Michelin-starred restaurant Hawker Chan started out as a humble street food stall in Singapore. Now with their first Philippine branch in Mall of Asia, people from all over the Metro are flocking to Pasay for a taste of Hawker Chan’s famous roasts.
It’s for people who enjoy affordable Singaporean fare. It’s not for people who aren’t willing to wait.
Recommended dishes: Soya Sauce Chicken Rice, Char Siew Rice, and Roasted Pork Rice.
3. Silantro – various branches
Last month’s #6
Best known for their Beef Nachos loaded with melty cheese, chunks of beef, and tomatoes, it’s hard to overstate Silantro’s success proven by the long waiting lists for their restaurant. Even better, Silantro’s Fil-Mex dishes are budget-friendly and their addictive sauces— guacamole, chili sauce guacamole, and garlic salt are all refillable.
It’s for people who are craving Mexican comfort food at a reasonable price. It’s not for people who aren’t keen on waiting.
Recommended dishes: their Beef Nachos, Burrito, and Calliente Wings.
2. Manam – various branches
Last month’s #2
Manam Comfort Filipino specializes in serving up Filipino favorites in both classics and twists, perfect for any occasion.
It’s for those who would like classic or modern options for their favorite Filipino dishes. It’s not for those looking for an intimate dining experience.
Recommended dishes: their House Crispy Sisig, Original Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon, and Pancit Sisig.
1. Mendokoro Ramenba – various branches
Last month’s #1
Arguably the best place to get ramen in Metro Manila, Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater ramen joint from the people behind popular Ramen Yushoken from Alabang; it is also called being tagged as Yushoken 2.0.
It’s for people who don’t mind queuing a bit for a spot at the table. It’s not for people who want rice bowls and other Japanese favorites.
Recommended dishes: the Tantanmen, Shio Ramen, and Gyoza.
Our insider tip: If you’re in a big group, be ready to be seated separately if you want to get seats faster.
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