Manila Restaurants


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  • If you like to eat, you'll love Manila. Filipino food combines its Malayo-Polynesian origins with many Hispanic, Chinese, American, and other Asian influences. If you want to stretch your budget, eat like the locals. Popular dishes include adobo (chicken and/or pork braised in garlic, soy sauce, and vinegar), kare-kare (oxtail and vegetables cooked in peanut sauce), crispy pata (deep-fried pig's leg), sinigang (meat or seafood in sour broth), pancit (noodles), and lumpia (fresh or fried spring rolls). Snacking is normal, with many Filipinos eating five "meals" in a day. Good, cheap restaurants can be found everywhere. Two places we enjoy are Cafe Ysabel, run by one of the country's most famous chefs, and M Café, just beside the Ayala Museum in Makati.

    For French food try L'eau Vive in Asia. This is run by Carmelite nuns who serve frog legs in garlic and butter, and rabbit with white cream sauce among other dishes. Kashmir Restaurant in Ermita is a top Indian restaurant. Try the chicken tandoori, and kesu pullao, a saffron seasoned rice dish.

    If you are a lover of fast food then Manila is full of the usual American fast-food outlets such as McDonald's, Burger King, Pizza Hut, KFC etc. Jollibee, the native version of McDonald's, is another common fast-food outlet that is very popular with the locals.

    Besides restaurants, there is a variety of street food, however, some precautions are needed. You should probably avoid the Balut-boiled duck embryo, but bananas fried in oil and coated with brown sugar, barbecue pieces of pork marinated, skewered and grilled and chicken barbeque are generally safe and tasty.


    744 Calle Real del Palacio
    General Luna Street

    Old World Charm in Intramuros... read more

    Aristocrat (The)

    432 San Andres Street corner Roxas Boulevard

    Philippines' most popular restaurant... read more

    Harbor View

    South Boulevard, Rizal Park
    Manila Bay

    Fresh seafood with a view of Manila Bay... read more

    Mandarin Deli

    Makati Avenue
    The Mandarin Oriental Manila

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    La Cocina De Tita Moning

    315 San Rafael Street, Manila

    Enjoy delicious family recipes served in an ancestral home... read more

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    Lolo Dad's

    899 Pres. Qurino Ave. cor. Leon Guinto St

    Charming, quaint restaurant in old Manila home...
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    The Establishment

    Fort Bonifacio

    A place where you can have a good dinner, enjoy drinks at a bar and listen to live lounge music, without leaving the building... read more


    547 Shaw Boulevard, Wack-Wack

    Buffalo Wings N' Things

    Doña Julia Vargas Avenue


    26th Street Corner C5 Bonifacio Global City , Taguig, Philippines

    Celing Halo Halo

    Nasugbu, Philippines

    Kamay Kainan

    Edsa Corner Ortigas Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines

    Claw Daddy

    5th Avenue Bonifacio Global City , Taguig, Philippines

    Adarna Food House

    Central, 119 Kalayaan Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines


    Robinsons Place Manila, Manila, Philippines

    Sonyas Garden Restaurant And Country Bed And Breakfast

    Barangay Buck Estate , Alfonso, Philippines

    L'Opera Ristorante Italiano

    Manila, Philippines

    pancake house

    Roxas Blvd

    Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant


    Leslie'S Tagaytay Food Fiesta Park

    Emilio Aguinaldo Highway Silang West , Tagaytay City, Philippines

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