PASAYahin ang tiyan!
Pasay City, with its beautiful view of Manila Bay and its big open spaces, is pretty understated compared to bigger business districts. Home to the country’s biggest airport, some of the poshest hotels, and one of the biggest malls in the world, Pasay is a brimming with good restaurants that are worth braving the traffic for.
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Being airport city, the Pasay dining scene is one you can’t miss. The influx of tourists, expats, and balikbayans only mean that restaurants in Pasay have to be on par with international standards—and they are.
Don’t forget to put these Pasay restaurants on your ‘MUST-TRY‘ list!
SM Mall of Asia
Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that allows its diners to cook their own okonomiyaki. The dish literally translated means “what you like grilled” and it’s true—there are lots of toppings, meats, and flavors to choose from, you’ll never run out of options.
Vikings is the largest luxury buffet chain in the country with over 400 dishes that fulfills any food craving. There are stations for each cuisine, making dining at the restaurant seem like an adventure around the world. This homegrown buffet is one of the most value-for-money eat all you can restaurants around.
Insider Tip: Get booking discounts at their SM Jazz, SM Marikina, and SM BF Parañaque branches.
Known as the restaurants that serves the world’s cheapest Michelin-starred meal, the franchise was brought to local shores by the FooDee Global Concepts, the same folks behind Tim Ho Wan and the Todd English restaurants. Their delicious and affordable soya sauce chicken does not disappoint, but make sure to also try out their char siew and roasted pork.
Specializing in stuffed roasted pig, Zubuchon’s lechon was dubbed “The best pig… Ever!” by the late Anthony Bourdain. The restaurant is a Cebu favorite that was founded by Joel Binamira, the writer of the Market Manila blog. Make sure to get a bite of their Sizzling Sisig Stuffed Squid to accompany a plate of their famed lechon.
Known for their Sticky Bones, a slow-cooked prime pork ribs dish, Morganfield’s is a country grill from Malaysia serving American comfort food. Carnivores will happily feast on their menu offerings that consist of burgers, chops, steaks, seafood, and more.
A homegrown restaurant serving Latin American and Tex-Mex fare, Gringo serves affordable ribs, chicken, and burritos that promise a flavor explosion. It’s a family-friendly restaurant that also doubles as a good after-work drinking spot. Read our full feature here.
Elevating Filipino food with a touch of French, Locavore offers a different dining experience with the comforting taste of Filipino food. Their Lechon Oyster Sisig and Sizzling Sinigang are hits you shouldn’t miss.
Insider Tip: Get booking discounts at their Kapitolyo and Forbes Town Center branches.
Olivia & Co. is a modern fusion restaurant with whimsical interiors. This all-day dining bistro finds the perfect balance between exciting and adventurous flavors and the comforting feeling of eating something familiar. You must have a slice of their Passion Fruit White Chocolate Cheesecake.
Parmigiano Ristorante Pizzeria offers authentic Italian food, for less. As the name suggests, the dishes in this restaurant is infused with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Stop by to taste their signature Napoletana-style pizzas that are crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside. Read our full feature here.
Wolfgang’s is a critically acclaimed steakhouse from New York that serves only USDA-certified Prime Angus or Black Angus steaks, all sourced from the same ranch in the US—meaning what you get here tastes the same as the branches abroad. Order their Porterhouse steak, which is aged for 28 days, cooked in 1,500-degree fahrenheit broiler, and served sizzling.
Samgyupsalamat is a popular Korean barbecue Restaurant that offers unlimited servings. Their marinated meat is flavorful to eat on its own, and it also comes with satisfying sides and an affordable price tag. They recently launched a cheese fondue, so get your samgyupsal fix, ASAP!
Spiral is a first-class buffet in Pasay that lets you have a taste of the world. This interactive dining experience has 21 ateliers that showcase the finest dishes from all over the world as well as other items like cheese, charcuterie, breads, and desserts.
Reservations are accepted
Plaza Level, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Pasay
(02) 551 5555
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