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We mean it when we say you (most of the time) won’t find them anywhere else.

The South may have Poblacion, but the North proudly houses one of the best areas filled with bars, restopubs, and more importantly, unique restaurants you wont find anywhere else – Tomas Morato.

Although Tomas Morato is known to be an avenue lined up with a number of restaurants, the other streets/avenues/areas – like Mother Ignacia and Sct. Lazcano – are usually considered as a part-of-sorts with Tomas Morato. The result? When you want to know which Tomas Morato restaurants to eat at, there are just too many options.

Also check out: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Quezon City

Overwhelmed with the number of restos? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. Since you’ve already headed to the North, why not try out what we think are 18 unique restaurants in Tomas Morato restaurants you won’t find anywhere else!

Filipino Restaurants

Lola Cafe + Bar – Sct. Lozano St.

A restaurant with a warm, homey, open vibe to it, at Lola Cafe + Bar, you won’t only feel nostalgic thanks to their interiors but also with their classic Filipino dishes with interesting twists. Read our full feature here.

Recommended dishes: Crispy Maskara, Bone Marrow Sisig, Truffled Lengua, and Humba Glazed Belly

Fun fact: What makes it one of the unique restos in the area is that was once a post-WWII era residence. 
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99 Sct Lozano St., Quezon City
(02) 219-3254 | (0917) 817-6045

Kusina Juan Republika – Scout Lazcano

Kusina Juan Republika is a restaurant that highlights the idea of “Home away from home” not only through their interiors and spacious rooms perfect for groups but also through their home-cooked traditional Filipino food.

Recommended dishes: Krispy Garlic Hito, Pinakbet ni Juan, Kinilaw na Tanigue, Krispy Pata, Blue Marlin Belly Steak

Fun fact: They specialize in Kapampangan dishes such as Pritong Hito with Buro't Mustasa and Sizzling Balot and they offer buffet options.
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UG/F 2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 273-1767

Ombu Kusina – Mother Ignacia

Looking for an interesting twist on Filipino food or a chic place where you can enjoy with your family? Then head on to Ombu Kusina, a restaurant that offers up modern Filipino food from all-day breakfasts, to Filipino flavor inspired pizzas, and even desserts.

Recommended dishes: Angus Beef Salpicao, Binakol, Sisig Pizza.

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G/F Sequoia Hotel 91-93 Mother Ignacia St. cor Timog Ave near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 441-1789

Empacho – Tomas Morato Ave.

If you’re all about sinful and indulgent Filipino food, then Empacho’s dishes are right up your alley. Serving up savory Filipino dishes which are unapologetically rich and flavorful, at Empacho, your savory cravings are sure to be satisfied.

Recommended dishes: Balut Tempura, Crispy Pork Kare-Kare, Empacho’s Lechon Belly, Salted Egg lava Cake, Crispy Tokwa’t Baboy

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Crispy Pork Kare Kare from Empacho
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2/F Unit 201 170 Tomas Morato Avenue cor Don Roces Ave, Sacred Heart, Quezon City
(0917) 467-1816

Western Cuisine

La Spezia MNL – Scout Dr. Lazcano

La Spezia is an Italian hole-in-the-wall restaurant that gives you a taste of Italy with their straightforward, bona fide Italian food and sleek, no-frill interiors.

Recommended dishes: Burrata, Spaghetti Alle Vongole Veraci, Caprese Insalata, Bistecca Alla Florentina, Zeppole

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90 Scout Dr Lascano St, Laging Handa near Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 317-8992

Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie – Scout De Guia

Looking for a romantic place to bring your date to? Why not consider bringing them to Vanderlust, a Europeanne restaurant that features delicacies from three European countries: Italy, Germany, and Spain.

Recommended dishes: Catalan Baked Fish with Potatoes and Asparagus, Matcha Latte, Cannoli, Scheeballe, and Spanish Churros.

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100 Sct De Guia cor Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 954-0401

The Frazzled Cook – Scout Gandia

The Frazzled Cook is a quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good international comfort food in a cozy, homey ambiance.

Recommended dishes: Herbed Chicken Salad, Sizzling Squid, Truffle Pasta, Seafood Paella

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78 Scout Gandia cor Tomas Morato, Laging Handa, Quezon City
(02) 374-6879

Mario’s Restaurant – Laging Handa

A restaurant that’s been continuing the family traditions they hold dear as well as family celebrations since 1971, at Mario’s restaurant, you are sure to enjoy time-tested Spanish dishes which are best eaten family style!

Some notable dishes they serve: Oysters Rockefeller, Marinera, and Lengua con Setas.

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Blue Marlin from Mario's Restaurant
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191 Tomas Morato Ave cor Scout Gandia, Laging Handa, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 372-0360 | (0917) 323-2404

Eastern Cuisine

Bento&Co – Scout Lazcano

Bento & Co., short for Bento & Company is one of your neighborhood restaurants in Quezon City that allows you to create your own bento.

Recommended dish: Katsudon

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2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(0939) 520-2680

Gogi Gogi – Esguerra Plaza

Are in the mood for some KBBQ? Then go to Gogi Gogi, a Korean restaurant serving up authentic and affordable Korean food. Indulge on their unlimited samgyupsal and Korean shabu shabu for only ₱499!

Some notable dishes they serve: Japchae, Ramyun, Bibimbap, and Hangug Paenkeikeu

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G/F Esguerra Plaza, Sgt. Esguerra Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
(0917) 554-0801

Seoul Train Korean Barbeque – Sergeant Esguerra Ave

Not satisfied with one KBBQ restaurant for the night? Then head on to Seoul Train Korean Barbeque – an immersive, locomotive-themed Korean BBQ grill – and get aboard their Korean dishes, KBBQ, and their interesting activities such as their arcade crane machines!

Recommended dishes: Bul Samgyeop, Galbi Tang, and Dolsot Bibimbap

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#28 Sergeant Esguerra Ave. near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 772-2203 | (02) 287-2446

Leann’s Tea House – Mother Ignacia

Located in a two-story building along Mother Ignacia, at Leann’s Tea House you can avail of their a la carte Korean dishes or unlimited Korean buffets and be satisfied and filled no matter what time you visit.

Recommended dishes: Hameul Pajeon (Seafood Pancake), Bibimbap, Samgyeopsal

Fun fact: You won't smell like grilling meat if you don't want to because their grilling area is on the second floor. 
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Samgyupsal or Grilled KBBQ from Leann's Tea House
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105R Mother Ignacia St., South Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 411-8902

Ikigai Kakigori Cafe – POS Building

Want to complete your Korean cuisine food trip? Then head on to Ikigai Kakigori Cafe, a dessert shop that serves up kakigori – a Japanese shaved ice dessert complete with smooth shaved ice, fresh toppings, homemade ice cream, and drenched in homemade syrup.

Recommended flavors: Matcha Kakigori and Kuromitsu Kakigori

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Mango Kakigori from Ikigai Kakigori Cafe
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G/F POS Building, Scout Madrinan Street cor Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 372-1341 | (0999) 470-4749

The Brewology Cafe – Scout Lazcano

The Brewology Cafe is a quirky brunch cafe offering small bites, baked goods and specialty beverages. They have waffles, sandwiches, cakes and pastries too. It’s a nice quiet place to spend afternoons with your loved one.

Recommended dishes: Beef Bulgogi Tapa, H.O.E. Ben’s BAE, The Breakfast Pasta, Waffogato

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2/F 2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 501-2138

High Grounds Cafe – Scout Rallos

Wondering where to eat in QC while playing? High Grounds Cafe is the Philippine’s first and biggest online gaming cafe that also serves up international dishes for you to enjoy while you play.

Some notable dishes they offer: Brazo de Mercedes, Matcha Freeze, and High Grounds Meat Platter.

Fun fact: It has over 100 computer units with up to 500mbps connection speed, a gaming arena, and a cafe with free Wi-Fi that is also open 24/7 for non-gamers.
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67 Scout Rallos, Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 461-1886

Stories by Lilypad – West Triangle

Stories by Lilypad is a picturesque house turned restaurant that doesn’t only offer Instagram worthy interiors but also breakfast favorites like waffles and rice meals as well as filling comfort food dishes like pasta.

Some notable dishes they offer are: Grilled Chicken and Lime Pesto and create your own breakfast.

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Grilled Chicken and Lime Pesto Pasta from Stories by Lilypad
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46 Times St. West Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 374-4376 | (0956) 824-0094

Drinking Spots and Restobars

Little Winehaus – Scout Lazcano

From the name itself, Little Winehaus is one of the late night Tomas Morato restaurants where you can enjoy the finest of wines paired with good cheese, caviar pies, shrimp cocktails, and even gambas. Read our full feature here

Recommended dishes: Callos and Caviar Pie

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2 Scout Lazcano St cor. Scout Magbanua St
and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 799-9217

WYLD Kitchen x Bar – Mother Ignacia

WYLD Kitchen x Bar is an exciting and fresh bar thaty may have mysterious but intriguing interiors but familiar, exciting, and delectable nature-inspired dishes and drinks.

Recommended dishes: Onion Rings, Camote Tops Iced tea, Flora x Fauna, Spinach Dip, Spicy Hot Wings, and Mulberry Sangria.

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2/F The Grandia Place, 143 Mother Ignacia Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
(0919) 990-8805

Unique Concepts

BOA Kitchen + Socials – Laging Handa

A restaurant that changes completely from their interiors to their menu depending on the time of the day, at BOA Kitchen + Socials, if you decide to stay the whole day, it’s as if you’ve visited three different restaurants without having to leave one!

Notable dishes they offer: Torched Salmon and Avocado Toast, Sausage with Mashed Potato and Mushroom Gravy, Deconstructed Banana Crumble Pie, and The Highballs

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ABDC Bldg., Sct Rallos St. cor Sct Tuazon St. Laging Handa, Quezon City
(0928) 317-3772 | (0977) 707-8472

Want to look for more restaurants in Tomas Morato? Just open the Booky app and type, “TOMAS MORATO” and search over 100 restaurants in the area. If you spotted a new restaurant near you, shoot us an email at support@phonebooky.com with all the details.

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