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Restaurants in Metro Manila, Philippines

List of my reviews on TravBuddy regarding restaurants I've been to and experienced their cuisine. This list will be constantly updated as I refine the various reviews and continue dining in those places.

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Abe
    Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    Abe is a restaurant chain that specializes in Filipino cuisine. The branch at Serendra in Bonifacio Global City is one that has ambiance, and is centrally located in the restaurant row. The presentation further enhances the flavor of their sumptuo…
  2. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    Chelsea Market and Cafe is one of the more established restaurants in Serendra, having opened more than 5 years ago. It is a favorite of Manila's elite, as well as local movie stars. The restaurant seats about 50 people and is ideal for groups of 4 t…
  3. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Fort Bonifacio, Philippines
    Conti's is a chain of seven restaurants that started in 1997 as a family run restaurant and bakeshop in the city of ParaƱaque. The branch in Serendra is one that gets filled quite fast during lunch and dinner time, especially on weekends. While t…
  4. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Gerry's Grill has grown into a major restaurant chain since it first opened in the late 90s. This particular Gerry's Grill is one of their smaller restaurants located in a refurbished building previously owned by IBM in the major thoroughfare of Pase…
  5. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Italianni's is one of the more popular restaurant chains under the Bistro Group of Restaurant Concepts (which includes TGI Fridays, The Stock Market Cafe, FlapJacks, etc.). There are 15 Italianni's branches in the Philippines, and this review focuses…
  6. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    John and Yoko in Greenbelt 5 is one of many restaurants of the same name across Metro Manila. This location is more prominent as it is in a high traffic area, the high end mall of Ayala Land called Greenbelt 5. John and Yoko is named after the ecc…
  7. Cheap "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Philippines
    Jollibee is just one of the many brands of Jollibee Food Corporation (JFC). Jollibee specializes in hamburgers, fried chicken, spaghetti, desserts and specialty Filipino dishes. It is the number 1 competitor of McDonald's in the Philippines, and has …
  8. Ridiculously Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    Mango Tree The Fort is one of three restaurants bearing the Mango Tree name in Manila that serves authentic Thai food in an elegant dining setting. Worldwide, they have restaurants in Bangkok, Dubai, London, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Doha. The locatio…
  9. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    UPDATE as of April 2013: Stock Market is currently being renovated and is temporarily closed for business. Will likely open in the coming months. The Stock Market cafe used to be owned by Del Monte (which is why you will see lots of pineapples - o…
    This review was featured on Tuesday November 27th, 2012
  10. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    The Village Tavern is the newest member of the Bistro Group of Restaurants (also known for restaurants like T.G.I. Fridays, Italianni's, Fish & Co., FlapJacks, The Stock Market, Krazy Garlic, etc. in the Philippines). Village Tavern specializes i…
  11. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Pasig City, Philippines
    Mom & Tina's is a cozy little cafe and bakery along C5 in Pasig City. It is located in an area which is known for car dealerships and a few other restaurants. While they already have 4 branches in Metro Manila, this review focuses on the original bra…
  12. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Manila, Philippines
    Rai Rai Ken originates from two words that mean "Welcome" and "restaurant" in Japanese. In the Philippines, Rai Rai Ken is a franchise of Japanese themed restaurants that started in 1993 and has 17 branches all over the country, mostly located in mal…
  13. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Seattle's Best Coffee is your typical ubiquitous American coffee chain like Starbucks. The store in Greenbelt though, is one of the most crowded places, especially at night and on weekends. This despite the fact that an equally sized Starbucks is loc…
  14. Expensive "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Makati City, Philippines
    Spicy Fingers is a restaurant although this review will focus on the nightlife and entertainment since this is also a bar with live band performances. The food at Spicy Fingers is reasonably OK, although the place stands out more for its drinks an…
  15. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Taguig, Philippines
    This is the first Starbucks drive through store in the country when it opened in 2010. It is also LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified, which makes it a "green" establishment. The location is ideal for people driving to t…
  16. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Singapore, Singapore
    Boon Tong Kee is a restaurant chain that specializes in (you guessed it, chicken rice) since 1979. Their first restaurant was set up in 1983 along Balestier Road. They have seven outlets in Singapore and at least a couple more in the Philippines whic…
  17. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Ginza Bairin is a Japanese chain of restaurants originally opened in Tokyo back in 1927. The name comes from its location in the GINZA neighborhood of Tokyo. Ginza Bairin offers "TONKATSU" Japanese cutlet cuisine as the first tonkatsu specialty resta…
  18. Average priced "Nightlife & Entertainment" in Makati City, Philippines
    Red Box Karaoke is the largest (and probably only the one) karaoke in Greenbelt, an area known more for shopping and restaurants. It occupies a huge section of the third floor of Greenbelt 3 mall, right before one hits the various restaurants. They h…
  19. Average priced "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Red Kimono was launched in 2005 at the Fort Strip in Fort Bonifacio and has quickly added branches all over the Philippines. For this fusion food, the vision was to create a concept to bring together the modern and traditional elements of Japanese cu…
  20. Expensive "Restaurants, Cafes & Food" in Makati City, Philippines
    Yabu is a restaurant chain with six locations (as of May 2014) in the Philippines specializing in tonkatsu. In the past, most Japanese restaurants were a hodge-podge of the different specialities (tonkatsu, tempura, soba, udon, teriyaki, sashimi, sus…
    This review was featured on Monday May 5th, 2014
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