From authentic Asian dining to some Filipino classics, it’s time to find your way in Banawe!

For residents of Banawe and Quezon City in general, most of these places are all too familiar, but that familiar (and same comforting) feeling is also what keeps these places swarmed by regulars. 

The Banawe area is a relatively quieter neighborhood with more family-style restaurants than night bars to hang out in. In short, it’s silent but deadly to the belly.

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In this list, we focused more on the smaller restaurants as well as some hip new cafes and steak diners that most foodies from other cities probably haven’t heard of.

If you love finding holes-in-the-wall, then you’re guaranteed to enjoy completing this list!

Khao Kai Thai Chicken House – Del Monte Ave.

Mostly found in the south in BGC and Poblacion, Khao Kai makes its way to the north here in Banawe. Khao Khai serves modern Thai cuisine made for the Filipino palette with its signature fried chicken, the gai tod, gai yang, and the victory wings.

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447 Del Monte Ave, Quezon City

Le Ching Tea House – MCV Bldg.

One of Manila’s older Chinese restaurants, Le Ching probably holds great memories for your parents when they were in college. It mainly serves affordable but delicious rice bowls as well as dimsum like siomai, hakaw, and more.

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MCV Building, 888 Banawe St. Corner Del Monte Ave, Quezon City

Corner Cafe + Deli – Sto. Domingo Ave.

One of the best places to work in the area, not only does Corner Cafe + Deli have enough sockets for any remote worker it also has excellent food and coffee that will keep you ordering again and again. We recommend ordering the honey bacon steak and the ube halaya croffle.

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123 Santo Domingo Avenue, Quezon City

Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hotpot – 780 Banawe

If you’re tired of getting Chinese-style hotpot then maybe mixing it up and trying Japanese hotpot at Nabe Japanese Izakaya and Hotpot might just do the thing. Nabe offers unlimited meat and side dishes including sukiyaki, angus beef, beef short plate, and more!

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780 Banawe St, San Antonio, Quezon City

Jung’s Kitchen – Sto. Domingo Ave.

Amidst all the Chinese and Japanese restaurants in Banawe alone stands Jung’s Kitchen, one of the few Korean restaurants in the area. Unlike most Korean barbecue places, Jung’s Kitchen does not offer unlimited meat options but makes up for it by serving high-quality cuts like brisket, ribs, pork neck, and more!

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91 Sto. Domingo Ave, Quezon City

Oedo Japanese Restaurant – Sto. Domingo Ave.

The Shinto shrine-inspired entrance, the Japanese lamps, and the zen garden make Oedo a landmark restaurant for the Sto. Domingo area. Boasting a big 2-floored space with function rooms for private events, Japanese specialties like sushi, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, soba, and gyudon are served.

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105 Sto. Domingo Ave., Quezon City
(02) 8255-5993

Jiang Nan Hotpot – Banawe Center

Established in 2017, Jiang Nan Hotpot has been the go-to spot for good hotpot and Chinese grilled barbeque in Banawe. They have a variety of meats, veggies, sauces, soup, balls, noodles, tofu products, and mushrooms to choose from.

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238 Banawe St. corner Panalturan St. Brgy. Manresa
(0927) 431 4502

Tra Vinh – N.S Amoranto Ave.

One of Banawe’s best-kept secrets, Tra Vinh is an authentic Vietnamese spot that serves up easy, affordable, and flavorful Vietnamese dishes and recipes.

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440 N.S. Amoranto Sr. St, Santa Mesa Heights, Quezon City

Tuen Mun Roasts – N. Roxas St.

Tuen Mun Roasts is an HK-inspired eatery serving everyone’s favorite roasted items on rice. Feast over generous servings of barbecued pork, Lechon Macau, roast duck, and soy chicken with rice or noodles.

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74B Nicanor Roxas St., Sto. Domingo, Quezon City

Oomori – One Banawe Complex

Oomori Japanese Cuisine offers a wide variety of Japanese food like sushi, rolls, sashimi, temaki, rice meals, and many more. Their menu does not limit to traditional Japanese dishes.

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One Banawe Complex, Banawe St cor Calamba St, Quezon City

King Chef Seafood – Banawe St.

Eat like a king at this popular Banawe Street favorite! Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine at King Chef Seafood and bite amazing flavors and dishes that are guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

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238 Banawe Centre, Panalturan & Pagataan, Brgy. Manresa, Quezon City

Shiok Shiok – N. Roxas St.

Shiok Shiok, a phrase that means “great!” or “cool!” in Singapore, specializes in Singaporean hawker food like Beef Rendang, Satay Barbeque, Nasi Lemak, and Laksa. This is one food spot that’s definitely worth the trip.

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81A Nicanor Roxas St, Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 8732-6491

Tien Ma’s – D.Tuazon

Tien Ma’s is an underrated late-night joint that serves authentic Taiwanese specialties including their affordable xiao long bao’s, beef brisket noodles, 3-cup chicken, and more. 

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168 D. Tuazon St. cor. N.S Amoranto Avenue, Retiro, Quezon City

Tasty Dumplings – N.S Amorante Ave.

Another underrated Chinese spot favorite, Tasty Dumplings is a little joint most known for its dumplings, bigger-than-palm-sized fried pork chops, and signature chili sauce.

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583 N.S. Amorante Ave. cor Banawe St., Sienna, Quezon City

28 Treasures HK Roast + Dimsum – N. Roxas St.

When it comes to Roasted Duck, 28 Treasures promises a crispy, golden brown skin with succulent meat that’s tender in every bite. Here’s a dish that’s perfect to gather the family over!

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390 Banawe Street Corner Nicanor Roxas Street

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