Here are choices for when you want to spend with your fam, barkada, SO, or yourself!
Birthdays deserve a big blowout, am I right? We’re talking large servings of mouth-watering food, a luxurious setting to make you feel festive, and of course, a cake or dessert that’s as sweet as you ;)
If you’re celebrating your birthday soon and are looking for a place to make unforgettable memories, check out these 18 restaurants in the metro that offer one-of-a-kind dishes and perfect ambiances! We’ve grouped these places depending on whether you’ll be celebrating with your family, your friend group, your partner, or by yourself!
From all of us in Booky, Happy Birthday!
For Birthdays with Family
Vikings – multiple branches
Vikings boasts themselves as the largest bufffet spot in the Philippines, offering a delectable selection of international favorites that are nothing short of exquisite. Big families are welcome to dine and enjoy the elegant ambiance. We recommend their sashimi as well as the steak section, then don’t forget to go wild at the dessert corner!
Why you'll love it here: They have a special promo where birthday celebrants can eat for free! Check out this sweet treat here. And did we mention the celebrant gets a cake and a greeting from the staff?
Conti’s – multiple branches
Conti’s is the place to be for memorable family celebrations. The place is homey and simple, serving up classic yet elevated Filipino dishes along with drool-worthy cakes and pastries. They offer dishes for family size and party size so be sure to invite all the special people in your life!
Why you'll love it here: After you eat a delicious meal, you have a wide selection of scrumptious cakes to choose from! That way, you can end your celebration on a sweet note!
Lugang Cafe – multiple branches
If you and your fam love Taiwanese cuisine, you can go crazy here at Lugang Cafe where they serve authentic and flavor-packed comfort food dishes like Xiao long bao, Kung Pao Chicken, Szechuan Beef, and a whole lot more! You’ll love the wide and bright setting along with their attentive staff to help you get the best out of your dining!
Why you'll love it here: Not only delicious, their serving sizes are also perfect for big families!
Lemuria Gourmet Restaurant – Quezon City
Lemuria will change the way you think about fine dining. Their menu is all about innovation, so you can expect adventurous flavors and outstanding dishes inspired by French cuisine. They accommodate private events, so be sure to place your reservations ahead.
Why you'll love it here: The setting is secluded and quiet, perfect for intimate celebrations with your family. You'll love the ambiance from the elegant decor to the nature inspired setting.
Oriental Palace – Tomas Morato
Feast on authentic Chinese food and fresh seafood here at Oriental Palace. Their place is huge, making it ideal for large groups especially during important celebrations. Their menu boasts of a wide selection of dishes, so you can treat yourself to different kinds of Chinese faves!
Why you'll love it here: Oriental Palace is famous for hosting different kinds of intimate events, so you're sure that all your needs are handled.. Their setting is grand, the ambiance is relaxed, and there are plenty of parking spaces!
For Birthday’s with your SO
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse – multiple branches
Nothing says treat yourself more than a perfectly cooked piece of steak and delicious wine to pair! Here at Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, you’re only served with prime cuts to ensure you get the best dining experience. Apart from the great food, the setting here is absolutely stunning–wooden floors, chandeliers, mosaic tiles–elegant indeed!
Why you'll love it here: They host jazz nights that are perfect to romance your intimate evening celebrations. Plus, you can always expect impeccable service from their staff.
Blackbird – Makati
Birthday date? Blackbird is the resto for you. Romantic, elegant, and classy, Blackbird at Nielsonne Tower holds flair for being a historic spot turned into one of the outstanding restaurants in the metro. For dinners, expect succulent grilled meat, fish, and seafood alongside curried and pastas. And of course, look out for their indulgent offerings of homemade ice cream and desserts.
Why you'll love it here: It's one of the most renowned restaurants for a luxurious fine dining experience that also caters to big, private events.
Brasserie Sagana – BGC
Located in BGC, Brasserie Sagana is a French restaurant that’s ideal for people who want a more quiet yet special celebration. The vibe here is elegant and classy, but still cozy enough for you to feel laidback. Order the Cold Cuts and Paté Platter, Wagyu steak, risotto, and some wine to pair!
Why you'll love it here: French cuisine done right--that's the name of the game for Brasserie Sagana. Come here for a calm, comfy dinner in a not-so-crowded part of BGC.
Cafe Ilang Ilang – Manila
There are quite a number of buffet spots in the metro, but it’s Cafe Ilang Ilang that will bring you to culinary heights. Expect elegance in the setting where you’ll feel like a million bucks. The food? Feel free to choose from Asian, Mediterranean, European, and Western dishes and more!
Why you'll love it here: You'll love tasting everything! They feature live cooking stations, home-made breads and pastas, charcuteries, carving stations, artisinal ice-cream, Halal food, Chinese favorites, and classic Pinoy faves!
Schedule: Breakfast, 6AM to 10AM: Lunch, Daily 11:30AM-2:30PM; Dinner 5:30PM-8:30PM
For Birthdays with your Barkada
Cocos – Sofitel, Pasay
Want to dine under the stars with a stunning view of the Manila Bay? Head over to Cocos, formerly known as Sunset Bar, an outdoor dining restaurant where you can enjoy Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a French touch!
Beside Cocos is the Pool Bar, where your barkada can spice up the night with some cocktails before splashing in the iconic lagoon-shaped pool!
Schedule: A la carte Lunch and Dinner – Daily, 11 AM to 10 PM |Pool Bar, Monday to Friday, 11 AM to 7 PM, Saturday and Sunday, 7 AM to 7 PM
Why you'll love it here: The al-fresco dining is stunning. You've got the Manila bay, the marvelous sunset, the cool and fresh breeze to share with your friends!
Sariwon Korean BBQ – BGC
Calling all K-BBQ lovers, this is your haven right here! Meat lovers will surely love Sariwon’s offerings. Get a load of premium slices of meat, marinated with authentic Korean flavors, all you can eat! They also have seafood, noodles, soups, and stews, if you want more options. And did we mention yyou can pair your meal with soju, too? Cheers to that!
Why you'll love it here: Heaps of Korean grilled meat (that are SO GOOD) plus some soju on the side? Yup, that sounds like a celebration to me!
The Peak at Grand Hyatt – Taguig
The Peak is where beautiful memories are made. It’s a grill restaurant, a music lounge, a speakeasy, and a whisky bar all in one. Enjoy a delicious feast and drinks while taking in the awesome view of the city.
Schedule: The Peak Grill – Open Daily, 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM |The Peak Bar / Music Lounge – Sunday to Thursday, 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM; Friday to Saturday | 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Why you'll love it here: If you love good food, good drinks, and a good view, this is the palce to indulge!
Moon Rabbit Cafe & Restaurant – San Juan
If you are your friend group are not into loud and packed bars or restaurants, best choose Moon Rabbit, San Juan’s hidden gem. They specialize in Chinese cuisine but they also have coffee and cocktails on the menu!
Why you'll love it here: The ambiance is cozy and welcoming, the place is spacious yet still elegant, and the food is delish! They have plenty of parking and a room available for private events!
Borro Manila – Tomas Morato
Brunch with the barkada? Head over one of QC’s most beloved spots, Borro Manila, where they serve comfort food dishes. The place is aesthetic, cozy, and ideal for special occasions! Try their fried chicken, truffle pasta, and nachos!
Why you’ll love it here: Portion sizes for their dishes are for sharing, so everyone can have a bite of different dishes. Best make a reservation since the place can be packed!
For Birthdays By Yourself
Nikkei Nama Bar – multiple branches
Nikkei Naman Bar take pride in their Japanese-Peruvian dishes which are always prepared to perfection. The ambiance here is laidback and relaxing, so you can enjoy a proper Me Time on your birthday!
Why you'll love it here: The service is top notch! Servers will attend to your needs and make you feel cared for.
Mendokoro Ramenba – multiple branches
Nothing says “treat yourself” more than a bowl of warm, savory, and authentic ramen from Mendokoro Ramenba. Their broth is unlike any other, the Chasu so tender it almost melts in your mouth, and the noodles the perfect texture. While you’re there, order a plate of gyoza or two–it’ll blow your taste buds away!
Why you'll love it here: No shame in dining alone here in Mendokoro, since their seating faces the kitchen. You'll build up appetite as you watch them prep your food!
Moon Hey Hotpot and Grill – Banawe
Eat to your heart’s desire at Moon Hey Hotpot and Grill, a spot famous for their conveyor belt that’s filled with a wide variety of veggies, meats, balls, and seafoods! We suggest trying both their hotpot and grill options so you can enjoy the best of both worlds!
Why you'll love it here: There are a lot of ingredients to choose from--and we mean a LOT. Plus, there's free ice cream after your hotpot and grill meal!
Ikinari Steak – MOA Square
A trendy spot found in MOA square, Ikinari Steak hails all the way from Japan, bringing to spotlight thick, juicy, and high-quality cuts of meat!
Why you'll love it here: If you're not into fine-dining and fancy restaurants, Ikinari Steak is the option since it's a casual and no-frills spot!
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