U-Belt has a few secret spots you would want to check out.

Mendiola has long been regarded as the university belt for being the home of a number of universities, and we all know that where there are students, there delicious and affordable food shall be as well.

If you’ve been following our blog then you know that “secret” is not in our vocabulary, so here are 16 food finds you can check out when you end up in the Mendiola area.

Also Read: 17 Go-To Restaurants Around Ateneo, Katipunan

If we miss your favorite U-belt restaurant or if you know of any other interesting food spots in the area, feel free to share and leave all of us some foodie insider tips in the comments section below!

24 Chicken – Legarda St.

At 24 Chicken, you can enjoy 8 different flavors of Korean fried chicken like garlic, spring onions, spicy BBQ grilledJack Daniels, and other unique flavors.

Available for: Pick-up and delivery. You may order via GrabFood and FoodPanda.
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Legarda st., Quiapo, Manila
(0906) 277 1678 | (0906) 277 1279

Troika Resto and Art Gallery – Extremadura St.

Troika is a casual restaurant that serves good food in an art gallery setting. They usually host events that revolve around music, poetry, and art

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823 Extremadura St., Brgy 460 Zone 45, Sampaloc, Manila

The Hashery – Padre Paredes St.

The Hashery is a cafe and co-working space that has refreshing drinks and good food that goes well with their comfortable ambiance. They have several hand-crafted drinks from coffee, and tea, to frappuccinos and smoothies at an affordable price.

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944 Padre Paredes St., near UST, Sampaloc, Manila

Hokusai Contemporary Japanese – Vantage Building

Conceptualized and owned by an Architecture student from UST, this Japanese restaurant gives everyone a chance to enjoy Japanese food at very affordable prices! Would you believe that you can get a meal here for under 100 pesos? It’s true!

Must-tries: Gyoza, Sizzling Karaage, Ramen, Barbeque Katsu Fingers, Japadog, and Tamaroll.

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2/F Vantage Bldg., 1222-24 Delos Reyes St., cor. P. Noval, Sampaloc, Manila
(02) 788-1409

Vincent’s Place Kambingan Restaurant – J.P. Laurel St.

Vincent’s Place brands itself as the “Kambingan ng Mga Sikat.” They serve goat meat specialties like kilaweng kambing, sizzling adobong kambing with garlic, papaitan, and more. They have an entire wall dedicated to their famous clientele, including a signed frame from Manila’s mayor.

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1787-A Dr. Jose P. Laurel Sr, San Miguel, Manila

Yoshimeatsu – Sampaloc

Enjoy an authentic Yakiniku Japanese grilling experience when you dine at Yoshimeatsu! From premium cuts of meat to addictive chicken yakitori and more, Yoshimeatsu is a surefire recommendation for the seriously hungry.

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861 Padre Campa St, Sampaloc, Manila
(0916) 397 9627

Romantic Baboy – Sampaloc

Quickly becoming one of Metro Manila’s favorite unlimited KBBQ grills, Romantic Baboy has made enjoying great barbecue easy and affordable! From their signature cheese dips to premium cuts of beef and pork and more, you’re guaranteed a flavorful and filling time at Romantic Baboy.

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851 Moret St, Sampaloc

Wingvibe – Delos Reyes St.

Come hungry and leave happy when dining at Wingvibe. Not only do they serve a wide range of chicken wing flavor options but they’re also student-budget-friendly.

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1222-1224 Delos Reyes St, Sampaloc, Manila

Start gathering your friends and schedule this food trip. We love seeing your meals and successful food trips to restaurants you’ve seen, Keep using the #bookymanila hashtag or tag @bookyapp on Instagram!

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