Both nostalgia and flavors.

In the first of our series on good eats around the metro’s major universities, find out where the Archers dine and have a good time when classes are out. We found the oldies but goodies that a lot of alumni would very much miss, as well as some new ones who have become regular hubs to the current DLSU population.

If I were you, I’d call friends or family members and try these places out. There are reasons why they’ve made so much buzz. Check them out on the Booky app and add them to your ‘Must Try’ lists!

24 Chicken – Leon Guinto 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.

Original Special Fried Chicken from 24 Chicken Delivery Manila
Photo from Facebook | 24 Chicken Delivery Manila

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2472 Leon Guinto St cor Estrada St., Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila
(0927) 122 3550

Flaming Wings – Archer’s Nook

Serving up awesome wings, tenders and Wicked Oreos since 2005. Their mission: to dish up lip-smackin’ grub at fast-food prices. Visit on your birthday and get free wicked oreos, for a minimum purchase of P300, that is.

Wings from Flaming Wings
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Wicked Oreos from Flaming Wings
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Archer’s Nook Dorm, 5624 Taft Ave., Malate, Manila
+63 2 524-7429

Chomp Chomp – Bellagio Residence

Chomp Chomp offers Asian fusion street food. If you’re craving for a hot bowl of Singaporean laksa, shrimp fried rice and other Singaporean delights at a very affordable price, then this is the place to visit. 

Seafood Laksa and Street Food from Chomp Chomp Asian Street Food
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2/F Bellagio Residence , Leon Guinto cor. Estrada St., Malate, Manila
+63 2 775-7028

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – Leon Guinto St.

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is one of Kapitolyo’s most popular 24/7 breakfast diners. It is a modern and upgraded ‘carinderia’ that offers value-for-money 100-peso meals, which includes a build your own breakfast plate with all your favorite toppings. 

Espada, Dilis, and Danggit Meal from Kanto Breakfast
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Pancakes with Chocolate Ganache from Kanto Breakfast
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2466 Leon Guinto St, Malate, Manila

Cafe Noriter – Taft Ave.

Noriter is Korean for ‘playground’. True to its name, Noriter Cafe is a big quirky playhouse to hang out with friends, choose your spot by the window or a private bunk. Check out their fun interiors.

French Toast and Coffee from Cafe Noriter
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2/F Reyes Bldg., Estrada St. cor. Taft Ave., Malate, Manila
+63 2 516-1430

8065 Bagnet – Leon Guinto St.

The crispy pork specialty of Ilocos is the highlight dish in this store. Try their famous Bagnet cooked in different variations–Kare-kare, binagoongan, curry, pinakbet, sisig and even dinuguan. The place is named after its first branch’s address, 8065 Estrella St. 

Bagnet from Bagnet 8065 Co.
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Leon Guinto St. cor. Estrada St., Malate, Manila
+63 2 516-7890

Phillypinas: The Artisanal Cheesesteak – Sandejas St.

Phillypinas’ play on words is as cool as their 9-inch cheesesteaks that will surely break your diet but not your bank. They offer 3 variants–the Original, Phillypinoy and Phillyveggie, all served with fries on the side. They also offer fresh salads, nachos, wings, onion rings and various beverages. 

Philly Cheesesteak from Phillypinas
Photo from Facebook | Phillypinas The Artisinal Cheesteak

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G/F One Oasis Place, 2663 Sandejas St. Vito Cruz, Malate, Manila
+63 2 405-0054

Bai – Dagonoy St.

Get a taste of Dumaguete in the heart of Manila. Dumaguete is the capital of the province of Negros Oriental and is most famous for its fresh seafood and other Filipino favorites, including Sinugbang Manok, Humba, Sizzling Pochero.

Sinugbang Manok from Bai restaurant
Photo from @bairestaurant

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879 Dagonoy Street, Malate, Manila
+63 2 524-4619

Samgyupsalamat – Leon Guinto

Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant popular to students and nearby residents of DLSU-Manila. Enjoy barbecuing and other Korean favorites like Bibimbap, spicy noodles and other grilled meat. 

Grilled Pork from Samgyupsalamat
Photo from @jamsaysyumm

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911 Kapitan Tikong cor. Leon Guinto St., Malate
+63 906 569-2367

Rap Steaks and Cakes – Dagonoy St.

Rap is an old time favorite, a staple and the go-to place for affordable steaks. More than just the food, it has become a customary experience for every La Sallian, a memory to revisit for all alumni. Get their bestselling T-bone and Porterhouse steaks, and leave room for their homemade cakes. Oh and did we mention their butter gravy is unlimited?

Chicken and Rice in Gravy from Rap Steaks and Cakes
Photo from @rapstacruz

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879 Dagonoy St, Malate, Manila
+63 2 525-5589

Noel’s Barbeque – Fidel Reyes St.

Noel’s BBQ is hailed as the best BBQ experience in DLSU. Don’t expect good ambiance in this place, but definitely expect good barbecue and street food.

Barbeque from Noel's Barbeque
Photo from Facebook | Noel’s BBQ

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Fidel Reyes St., Malate, Manila
+63 915 740-8875

Sinangag Express – Dagohoy St.

A Filipino fast food chain serving everyone’s breakfast “-silog” favorites. Also known as SEx. It is open 24/7 for your early morning and late night cravings. Their bestsellers include Tapsilog, Bangsilog and Chicksilog.

Cornsilog from Sinangag Express
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877 Dagohoy St., Malate, Manila
+63 2 528-1062

Boy Shawarma – Estrada St.

Boy Shawarma boasts of serving authentic Turkish shawarma. The anatomy of their shawarma includes chicken/beef, pickles, fries and garlic sauce. Rice meals, and barkada bundles are also available.

Shawarma from Boy Shawarma
Photo from @iambadethskie

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945 Estrada St, Malate, Manila
+63 2 624-3068

Zark’s Burgers – Taft Ave.

Zark’s Burgers, once a little hole-in-the-wall burger joint only familiar to DLSU students and Taft crowd has recently opened its 7th branch in SM Fairview, it has become one of the most popular local burger chains in the metro. It is most known for its triple and quadruple-stacked burgers and burger-eating challenges. 

Burger and Fries from Zark's Burgers
Photo from @zarksburgers

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Archer’s Nook, 2464 Taft Ave., Malate,Manila
+63 923 737-2517

SHP Bibimbab Cafe & Restaurant – P. Ocampo St.

SHP Bibimbab Cafe & Restaurant serves modern Korean comfort food in a homey ambiance. You can even lounge and dine with their large stuffed bears in one of their bunks. These type of cafes are largely popular today especially amongst students looking for places to study or hang out. 

Bibimbab, Kimchi, and Noodles from SHP Bibimbab Cafe and Restaurant
Photo from @byykmk

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2/F Mervin Terraces Bldg., 980 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila
+63 905 372-0496

Ate Rica’s Bacsilogan – Agno St.

An Agno Food Court (or ‘Hepa Lane’ because it’s one of the areas where in DLSU where smoking is allowed) favorite, If you love tapsilog and all -silogs, then you’re gonna love Ate Rica’s Bacsilog, that’s bacon-silog for only P60.

Bacsilog from Ate Rica's Bacsilogan
Photo from @foodjogapher

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Agno St., Malate, Manila, Manila
+63 927 752-0693

Ichiro Japanese Restaurant – One Archers

Ichiro is a casual Japanese restaurant serving up different kinds of katsu that are perfect for when you and your barkada need a quick but filling dinner.

Katsu Meal from Ichiro Japanese Restaurant
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U18 2/F One Archer’s Place, Taft Avenue, Malate
(02) 522-1572

Search for ‘TAFT AVE‘ or ‘MALATE’ on the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants with their corresponding menu and details of location. Share with us your experiences by tagging us on Instagram @bookyapp and using the hashtag #bookymanila when you post your photos online.