Top 10 restaurants in Manila, Philippines

July 20, 2017 Flossie Demartino

Metropolitan Manila encompasses six cities and 12 towns. Located on Manila Bay in the South China Sea, and bisected by the Pasig River, the capital of the Philippines is historic and modern, rich and poor. A popular sight is the walled area called Intramuros. The capital during Spanish colonization, Intramuros has retained old dungeons and gunpowder rooms but added art galleries and theaters. The city is filled with museums, shops, parks and churches, plus enough nightlife to last until dawn.
Things to do in Manila

1. Cafe Adriatico

1790 M. Adriatico Street | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar Filipino, Cafe, European, Spanish, International, Asian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night 6325093007
Excellent
26%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 254 reviews

Cafe Adriatico

Reviewed By normandic - Groningen

I visited the restaurant again during a visit to Manila with some colleagues. From the 2nd floor you have a excellent view over the street live of Ermita. The service and food is good and the restaurant has a Spanish atmosphere. For me an oasis in the noisy neighborhood.

2. Market Cafe

1588 Pedro Gil Street | AG New World Manila Bay Hotel, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Seafood, Asian, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks HK$17,266 - HK$21,190 +63 2 252 6888
Excellent
56%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 143 reviews

Market Cafe

An all-day dining restaurant with an international buffet. This Malate restaurant adds innovation to buffet dining with its market-style presentation and the performance art of its open-kitchen preparation. Using the freshest ingredients from local markets, our chefs can take you on a culinary tour of Chinese, Japanese, Western, Korean and Filipino dishes and desserts. Feel free to wander from one station to the next, where chefs prepare food especially for you, or choose from an à la carte menu if you prefer to be served at your table.

Reviewed By Alistair W

In all of my travels, I have never seen a buffet breakfast like this! Anything you can imagine is here, and it is all very, very nice! Friendly staff, great chefs.

3. Lili

Hyatt Hotel and Casino, Manila | 1588 Pedro Gil, Manila, Luzon 1004, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Chinese, Asian Lunch, Dinner 2526888
Excellent
70%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 54 reviews

Lili

Reviewed By Bent G - Makati, Philippines

Got the Dimsum Buffet which was around 900 pesos per peeson which was very reasonable for the quality of food that was available. The staff were all charming and well trained. For me they have the best Barbecue Pork. Definitely would go back again.

4. The Aristocrat

432 San Andres Street corner Roxas Boulevard, Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Filipino, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$39 - HK$78 +63 2 524 7671
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
22%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1 reviews

The Aristocrat

Reviewed By chinesebookie - Manila, Philippines

There is this one, and some others scattered around the Metro area. Like Emerald Garden, this is an institution. Not to be missed.
I've taken my FIlipino family here several times. Really good barbeque. Especially the chicken barbeque. Also a host of other Filipino dishes.
Only issue is parking when it is busy.

5. Barbara's

Plaza San Luis Complex, General Luna St | Intramuros, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Filipino, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 5274086
Excellent
32%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
24%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 346 reviews

Barbara's

Reviewed By jun_barnes - Makati, Philippines

It’s one of those few restaurants that can satisfy your senses very well. Your appetite will be satisfied by their delicious Filipino-Spanish dishes, your ears will be satisfied by the great musicians playing the piano and native musical instruments, and your eyes will enjoy the beauty of the antique restaurant and the Filipiniana dancers showcasing the beauty and grace of
Filipino folk dances. It’s such a wondeful experience that can be enjoyed by everyone.
I highly recommend getting a reservation before going to Barbara’s because the restaurant can get filled up. In the four times that I have visited, it was always full packed. I also recommend going to the restaurant early to reserve a good seat to watch the show. We normally go there at around 6pm, dinner starts at 630pm while the show starts at 715pm.
There’s a wide variety of dishes to choose from from appetizers to salads to main dishes and desserts. I particularly love the kare-kare with the ox tripe and tail cooked tenderly. The dish was rich and delicious especially with the bagoong (shrimp paste). I also enjoyed the grilled liempo because it was perfectly seasoned and the caldereta because it was flavorful. They also serve lechon pork belly with the skin so crispy and the meat so juicy. For dessert, I am already happy with the fried sweet potatoes & fried Saba.
Barbara’s do not have their own parking area but it is located right in front of San Agustin church. There are also parking areas nearby with minimal parking fee.

6. Bistro Remedios

1911 M. Adriatico Street | Malate, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Delivery, Takeout, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards Filipino, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 2 523 9153
Excellent
51%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Bistro Remedios

Reviewed By jaysantos_dot_ph - Makati, Philippines

If you want to savour some Filipino food done well and willing to pay for it, this is a nice place. We are a large group when we had our dinner here and the staff took the challenge well.

7. Harbor View Restaurant

1000 Katigbak Parkway | Rizal Park, Manila, Luzon 1300, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Filipino, Seafood, Asian, International, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$78 - HK$628 632 710-0060
Excellent
27%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 481 reviews

Harbor View Restaurant

Reviewed By Howard W - San Francisco, California

Stumbled across this place. Got seated right away but waited almost 30 minutes before we got to order. I had to flag someone down. Ordered the salmon sinaguan soup, laing (veggies in coconut milk) and rice. The food was delicious. Then had to flag down someone for the bill. We did not see our waiter again. If you have plenty of time, try this place. It is on the water and had a nice breeze but if you are in a hurry, don't bother.

8. COWBOY GRILL

431 Remedios St, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Bar, American, Filipino, Barbecue, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks 522 04 29
Excellent
28%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
6%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 176 reviews

COWBOY GRILL

Reviewed By GRANT c - Luton, United Kingdom

was hoping for a good evening here but was very disappointed. because it was just the two of us we were shown to a cramped table at the back and told to share with another couple. so told them to stick it and left.

9. Spiral

CCP Complex Atang Dela Rama | Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Manila, Luzon 1300, Philippines Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Buffet International, Italian, French, Chinese, Japanese, American, Indian, Sushi, European, Asian, Thai, Korean, Middle Eastern, Singaporean, Central European, Central American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +63 2 551 5555
Excellent
69%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 2 reviews

Spiral

Making a splash when it first opened in 2006, Spiral’s dining innovations were a first in Asia and it became one of Manila’s most loved restaurants. Dining has never been the same again since. But the new Spiral proves that even a trailblazer can top itself with Sofitel once again taking destination dining to a whole new level.The new Spiral is divided into 21 dining ateliers. In France, an atelier is an artist’s special workshop, and in Spiral it is where secret recipes are masterfully prepared right before your very eyes. The range of cuisines is expansive and the attention and detail to each dish has the focus of an artisan.

Reviewed By mikerickett - London, United Kingdom

I have travelled the world on business and enjoyed some amazing breakfasts at some amazing hotels. I don’t think any of them compare with Spiral’s offering at the Manila Sofitel. The range and quality of the food together with brilliant service make this an essential experience for anyone working or holidaying in the region.

10. Uno Wharf Seafood Palace

270 Escolta St | Calvo Building, Manila, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Chinese, Seafood, Asian Lunch, Dinner +63 2 232 1054
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Uno Wharf Seafood Palace

Reviewed By Ella_Salita - Philippines

Fresh seafood all the time. You will see the live seafood varieties in the Aquariums inside the restaurant. My all time favorite is the steamed lapu lapu. This restaurant is a good meal stop place when you are in Chinatown.

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