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Finding out where to eat in Metro Manila is never a hassle. The city has every type of cuisine and dish you could ever want if you know where to find it. From local street food to upscale dining experiences, there’s something to satisfy every craving and budget.

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For lovebirds looking to try something new or those wanting to impress their date, read on to discover the best restaurants in Metro Manila perfect for a memorable date.

Antonio J Restaurant

One of the most recognizable restaurants in Marikina, Antonio J Restaurant should be a go-to for every Marikeño and anyone else visiting the city. We recommend trying the crispy pata, chicken inasal, and pork sisig.

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Unit 1, Liwasang Kalayaan St, C&B Circle Mall, Marikina, Marikina Heights, Marikina, Metro Manila

Calleza Grill

When dating on a budget without compromising a good experience, head to Calleza Grill. Try their overloaded tokwa’t baboy, steamed plapla, and grilled pork belly.

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L Sumulong Memorial Circle , Antipolo, San Jose, Antipolo, Rizal

Comida China de Manila

There’s no need to journey to Binondo to experience its nostalgic flavors. Instead, visit Comida China de Manila for a taste of Manila’s oldest Chinatown. We recommend their beef with beancurd, shrimp fuyong (Chinese-style omelette), and sweet and sour pork.

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G/F, Eulogio Rodriguez Jr Ave cor Calle Industria, S&R Libis-Bagumbayan, Bagumbayan, Quezon City

La Travieza

Take your crush on a day trip to Rizal but don’t forget to eat at La Travieza on the way. We recommend trying classic Filipino favorites like liempo, bulalo, and chopsuey!

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L Sumulong Memorial Circle (beside Calleza Grill) , Antipolo, San Jose, Antipolo, Rizal

OM Indian Kitchen

To spice up date nights, both literally and figuratively, try OM Indian Kitchen in Pasig City. Whether you prefer vegetarian options like cauliflower and potatoes or meat dishes like chicken kebab, OM Indian Kitchen offers a wide variety to explore.

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G/F, E Rodriguez Ave, The Grove by Rockwell, Ugong, Pasig, Metro Manila

Pranjetto Bar & Restaurant

If the answer to “Saan mo gusto kumain?” is always “Kahit saan” (anywhere), then Pranjetto Bar & Restaurant is a definite choice. This restaurant offers everything from pork BBQ to kilawin, sizzling meals, and even sushi.

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Tai Koo HK Roast

For some of the best Chinese-style roasts in Metro Manila, take your date to Tai Koo HK Roast. Share a massive platter featuring their char siu, roasted pork, and soy chicken for a successful dinner with your bae.

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Romeo’s Spice and Steak

Another go-to when visiting Antipolo, Rome’s Spice & Steak should be visited when going for affordable steaks! Try their angus ribeye, as well as their seafood options like baked tahong, and even their original pares Pampanga.

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Meo Asia

One of the few unlimited samgyupsal restaurants with a la carte options in Antipolo is Meo Asia, known for the quality of its meat. They also offer shabu-shabu where you can choose from various seafood options, meats, or a combination of both.

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G/F , Sumulong Hwy, L Sumulong Memorial Circle, Robinsons Place Antipolo, Dela Paz, Antipolo, Rizal

Boudica

For a more intimate date night, check out Boudica in Pasig for a mix of British and Filipino dishes. We recommend trying their isaw, fish and chips, and the full English breakfast.

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Doña Julia Vargas Ave, City Golf Plaza, Ugong, Pasig, Metro Manila

Vitals Coffee & Bread

Visit Vitals Coffee & Bread, a low-key coffee shop in San Juan known for its superb pastries. Try their classic coffee options such as Spanish latte, as well as more modern flavors like pandan and peanut butter.

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150 F. Blumentritt St, San Juan, Batis, San Juan, Metro Manila

James & Daughters

Arguably one of the best restaurants in Metro Manila, James & Daughters offers fusion cuisine inspired by the chef’s travels. Dining at James & Daughters will transport you from Thailand with dishes like smoked duck in red curry to France with their duck leg confit.

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G/F , Capitol Commons, 1605 Meralco Ave, Estancia Mall, Oranbo, Pasig, Metro Manila

Le Reve Patisserie by Angeli Nasser

Interested in exploring pastries? Visit Le Reve Patisserie at Estancia Mall for a modern twist on classic French baking techniques with Filipino flavors. Don’t miss their dalandan madeleines, French apple crumble, and chicken adobo on brioche.

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LG/F East Wing, Capitol Commons, 1605 Meralco Ave, Estancia Mall, Oranbo, Pasig, Metro Manila

Lo Cocino Pizzeria

Perfect for big eaters, visit Lo Cocino Pizzeria in Cainta for tasty pizzas and pasta. They offer pizzas as small as 6 inches, featuring options like Italian sausage, classic margherita, and triple cheese.

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G/F , Greenwoods Exec Villa, Greenwoods Ave, Jacinto Building, Greenwoods, Cainta, San Andres, Cainta, Rizal

Flossom Cafe + Kitchen

Ideal for brunch dates, Flossom Cafe + Kitchen features bright interiors and colorful, inviting dishes. Don’t miss their pancakes, ube champorado, and buttermilk chicken bites.

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187 N Averilla St, San Juan, Sta. Lucia, San Juan, Metro Manila

Persaros Cafe

For quiet dates where you just want to chill, consider visiting Persaro’s Cafe. Try their sausage platter and the chicken pesto sandwich, which is perfect for those who prefer lighter meals.

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Lauan Restaurant

Another restaurant perfect for when you crave a variety of dishes, Lauan has you covered. They serve mainly Filipino food alongside popular international dishes like tempura, pizza, and pasta. There’s plenty to explore for a dinner date at Lauan!

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69 San Rafael St, Kapitolyo, Kapitolyo, Pasig, Metro Manila 

Aburi

When craving Japanese food, Aburi should definitely be at the top of your list. They serve not only classic Japanese dishes like sashimi, tempura, and teppanyaki but also modern rolls such as the New York, Kylie Jenner, and Philadelphia sushi rolls.

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2/F, 398 Don Jesus Blvd, Madison Galeries, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Sea to Eat

Once you’re comfortable enough with your significant other, taking the next step to enjoy seafood by hand is a must. Head to Sea to Eat to try their Cajun boil filled with crabs, shrimp, clams, and more!

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21 J Molina St cor E Santos, Marikina, Concepcion Uno, Marikina, Metro Manila

White Dome Cafe

Escape the traffic of Metro Manila and venture to Cavite for a date at the White Dome Cafe. This cafe and restaurant offers more than just aesthetics; they also serve food and drinks worth the drive. Don’t miss their Biscoff latte, burnt Basque cheesecake, and adobong lechon kawali.

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Blk 58 Lot 5 Washington Ave, Royale Tagaytay Estates, Cavite, Buck Estate, Alfonso, Cavite

Hidden Vietnam

For your next big date, consider trying a less common cuisine at Hidden Vietnam in Commonwealth for authentic Vietnamese food. Be sure to try their fresh spring rolls, lemongrass chicken, and pho (Vietnamese noodle soup dish).

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B&B Grill

If you find yourself and your date in Angeles, Pampanga, and you’re looking for a no-fail restaurant experience, head to B&B Grill. They offer classic Filipino bar food, including grilled meats and sizzling rice meals that are both affordable and delicious.

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Teresa St, The Nepo Quad, Angeles, Sto. Rosario, Angeles, Pampanga

Crown Street Kitchen

Go out of your way to try something new with your significant other at Crown Street Kitchen. Located in Molito, this restaurant serves Australian dishes such as fish & chips, meat pies, steak frites, and hanger steak.

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Unit 6 G/F Bldg 7, Madrigal Ave, Molito Lifestyle Center, Molito, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Luck Garden Seafood Restaurant

For an authentic Chinese restaurant date, visit Luck Garden Seafood Restaurant. Make sure to bring a big appetite, as their oversized servings of steamed fish, yang chow fried rice, and dim sum are not to be underestimated!

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3 Kanlaon St, Kanlaon, Sta. Teresita, Quezon City, Metro Manila

ToriTori Kushiyaki Snacks Bar

A classic San Juan restaurant, head to ToriTori for a date right after work and enjoy their stellar barbecued meats that pair perfectly with a cold glass of beer. We recommend trying the angus belly, bacon enoki, and wagyu.

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197 Wilson St, San Juan, Sta. Lucia, San Juan, Metro Manila

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