What are the Best Places to Eat in Metro Manila?

What are the Best Places to Eat in Metro Manila? What are these restaurants or food joints famous for?

Over the years, Manila and its neighboring cities grew and developed to be the country’s premier gastronomic capital. Hundreds of new restaurants, bars, and food joints sprouted, each offering a fascinating menu selection and a cozy ambiance.

People who have been away from the Philippines for a long time, like our modern-day heroes (OFW), balikbayans, and even tourists, will be surprised on how Manila’s food scene has evolved. I, for one, was amazed too see the swift transformation after being away for only a few years.

What are the Best Places to Eat in Metro Manila
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Among the new food spots that caught my attention was a restaurant in San Rafael, Mandaluyong City called Lime. You see, I love street foods and this place takes street foods to a whole new level. If you are within the vicinity, you better try this place out to see what I’m talking about.

One thing that did not surprise me was the constant heavy traffic. I traveled everyday to meet friends and family to make-up for the lost time. It is really tiring to be in the middle of a traffic jam for several hours, everyday. Good thing there is a place where you can eat and relax. I’m not sure if there is a proper term to address this concept, but I call it a restaurant-spa. I found a place within the CCP complex called Wensha, where you can take all your stress away and pig-out in their sumptuous buffet.

Of course, Dampa will always be there. Besides the original fresh seafood market in Paranaque, Seaside Dampa in Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City, and Dampa sa Libis are there to satisfy your appetite.

There are many more good places to eat in Metro Manila, and I believe that you might have tried some of them.

What are the Best Places to Eat in Metro Manila that you can recommend?

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Vanjo Merano

I blog about Filipino and Asian food and recipes.

9 thoughts on “What are the Best Places to Eat in Metro Manila?”

  1. these places of gastronomic interests are enought reason for a Pinoy to retire here in Pinas..the warmt of eating authentic,native foods with your own people..pls keep on w/ this kind of infos and postings about places to eat in metro manila, i am bookingmark this site

  2. jerrys grill alabang
    dencios alabang
    leslies alabang
    yung bulalohan sa tagaytay market

  3. Three Sisters home cooked style restaurant at East Capitol, Pasig City (main) and a branch at Tiendesitas. They also have a branch at the Macapagal area. My family have been dining and ordering take out at the main restaurant for more than 30 years. I love their Pork BBQ (their best seller), pansit bihon, crispy beef ribs, fish sinigang etc. Some items on the menu are authentic Pasig flavors. Prices are very reasonable.

  4. “Recipes” at the 2nd flr of Robinson’s Place Manila, they serve real good Kare-Kare perfectly paired with General’s Chicken (Sweet/Spicy Fried Chix)

  5. Dencio’s – there’s one at SM Megamall. They serve Filipino foods – Bicol Express and Sisig :)

    Gerry’s Grill

  6. Here are my favorite restaurants in manila:
    El cirkulo (spanish)
    Bejanrong (thai)
    Hai shin Lou (chinese)
    shangrila hotel circles (buffet)
    King one (hot pot)
    Toki (japanese)
    Happy bakery (filipino baked products)
    sentro (filipino food)
    Kaya (korean)

  7. try dampa sa marikina (riverbanks), though prang pare-pareho lng ung mga sineserve ng mgs stalls dun,,nkakatuwa pring kmaen,esp. at nyt when u want to dine wid the family :)

  8. There is a famous Karinderya in Zobel-Roxas. Aling Sosings ang pangalan. They serve dinuguan with gata.

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