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Included is a Clark favourite that finally made its way to Manila!

It’s no question that SM Mall of Asia, also known as SM MOA, is one of the largest malls in the country (ranking at 4th largest) and in the world (ranked 14th) so we believe that one of the most important questions to ask yourself before you head on over is… where to eat??

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Here at Booky, we strive to make your life easier, so we’ve decided to curate a list of Top 10 restaurants in SM MOA for your convenience! All you have to do is scroll down and let your tummy decide. Happy eating!

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10. Rico’s Lechon – G/F South Wing

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Rico’s Lechon is popular among Filipinos and tourists who flock to Cebu for their best-seller, the Spicy Lechon. They also offer other Filipino favourites such as Pusit na Pinaputok, Bulalo, and Grilled Pork Liempo.

It’s for those who just absolutely love Cebu lechon and will be thrilled that they could grab a bite right here in Manila.
It’s not for for people who don’t eat pork but they do also offer a limited variety of seafood and other non-pork dishes.

Recommended dishes: Lechon Paksiw (₱320), Baked Scallops (₱290)

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G/F South Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
(02) 940-2191; (0977) 809-2143

9. Three Guys and A Grill – G/F North Wing

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Three Guys and a Grill is a concept of Tom Thurnherr (Swiss), Duncan Gates (Kiwi) and Franck Shrope (Fil-Am). They serve different kinds of hot dogs like the Posh dog, Ang-hang (spicy lamb sausage), Swiss Army dog, as well as drinks and chips.

It’s for meat lovers who enjoy their meats grilled to perfection.
It’s not for those looking for non-meat specialties

Recommended dish: The Little Bird Dog (₱150)
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Bacon Piggy Dog or The Pinoy Dog!

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G/F SM Mall of Asia, North Wing, Seaside Blvd., Pasay

8. Jin Joo Korean Grill – 2/F SM Mall of Asia

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Jin Joo is a restaurant that’s ready to bring something fresh to the table. When you’re finished taking photos of their industrial interiors, neon-lit signs, and pastel furniture, feast your eyes on their famous Jin Joo 8 Flavors with samgyeoupsal in Honey Garlic, Wine, Curry, Herb Soybean, Red Pepper, Nutty, and Smokey BBQ! Other favorites include their Galbi Jim (slow-cooked braised beef short ribs) and Dung Galbi (BBQ baby back ribs in mozzarella cheese!).

It’s for people who want a different twist on Korean BBQ by trying Jin Joo’s famous 8 Flavours.
It’s not for those who don’t want to smell like grilled meats afterwards.

Recommended dish: Galbi Jjim (₱390)

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2/F SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Drive, Pasay
(02) 640-2032; (0917) 255-5509

7. Manam – G/F South Wing

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Manam is a homegrown concept from the Moment Group, which has elevated modern Filipino cuisine to fit the world-class standards that it deserves. Manam’s House Crispy Sisig is said to arguably be the best sisig in Metro Manila, incorporating different dimensions of flavor.

It’s for those who want to satisfy their Filipino craving the best way possible.
It’s not for those looking for Filipino-fusion cuisine.

Recommended dishes: Pancit Sisig (₱190), Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon (₱245)

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G/F South Wing, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd, Pasay
(02) 889-1020

6. Gen Korean BBQ – SM By the Bay

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Not your ordinary KBBQ restaurant, GEN Korean BBQ House offers boundless menu items, from succulent cuts of premium Korean meat and delectable seafood, to fresh vegetables and traditional Korean ban-chan (side dishes)! Their menu also includes bottomless wine and cocktails, perfect for big and fun groups!

It’s for people who enjoy wine & cocktails to go along with their fave Korean grub.
It’s not for those who aren’t big on buffets.

Insider tip: You can get (1) FREE entry for every (3) paid entries and more!

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Bldg. J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(02) 541-2766; (0917) 621-8249

5. Tenya – G/F North Wing

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Tenya is Japan’s best tempura tendon chain that provides high quality tendon tempura at pocket-friendly prices. Tenya is authentic to the bone—with most of their ingredients and kitchen equipment hailing from Japan.

It’s for people looking for best quality tempura in the metro.
It’s not for people who aren’t into fried food.

Recommended dish: All-Star Tendon (R: ₱325, L: ₱355.00)

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G/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
(02) 810-2784

4. The Shrimp Shack – G/F South Wing

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Inspired by Hawaii’s fresh ingredients and daring flavors, The Shrimp Shack strives to deliver an authentic Hawaiian shrimp scampi experience. Taste the North Shores of Oahu every time you bite into a Shrimp Shack favourite!

It’s for those who absolutely love seafood and of course, shrimp.
It’s not for people who aren’t much into seafood.

Recommended dish: Surf & Turf, choose your own sides: Macaroni Salad and Rice (₱360), Rice and Thai Chili Mayo (₱340)

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G/F South Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
(02) 511-1139

3. Ippudo – 2/F North Wing

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Ippudo is a Japanese restaurant that serves up simple Japanese dishes as well as specializes in Hakata-style tonkotsu ramen. Their ramen bowls are perfect for when you need a warm hug in the form of food. 

It’s for those who love ramen whether it be during the rainy season or summer, ramen is always your go to.
It’s not for those who are looking to customise their own ramen.

Recommended dishes: Karaka-Ramen (₱400), Okonomiyaki (₱270)

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2/F North Wing, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
(02) 877-8299

2. Four Seasons Hotpot City – SM by the Bay

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Four Seasons Buffet & Hotpot is the first big scale hotpot buffet concept from the Vikings group. Expect a grand display of premium and fresh seafood, noodles, vegetables and meat. The buffet also includes a number of appetisers, mains, desserts and beverages.

It’s for people who love a good and extensive buffet.
It’s not for those who don’t have a big appetite.

Rates: Weekday Lunch (₱722.40), Weekday Dinner (₱932.40), Weekend / Holiday Lunch / Dinner (₱932.49) 

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Bldg E, SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
(02) 831-7777; (02) 835-7777; (0998) 988-1888; (0917) 539-1888

1. Meat Plus Café – G/F North Entertainment Mall

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One of Clark’s top food destinations that’s finally made a home in Manila, Meat Plus is a must-try casual dining restaurant made for the serious meat-lovers. Bite into thick and juicy steaks, perfectly grilled burgers, and many other meaty favorites at Meat Plus!

It’s for people who love a good steak with no fuss.
It’s not for vegans as it can be quite challenging.

Insider tip: You choose your own steak and add a cooking fee of ₱135.

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G/F North Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Seaside Blvd., Pasay
(02) 282-9434

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