Where to Eat

10 Best Restaurants in Alabang

There is a certain allure attached to “the south”, more particularly, the Alabang area. Aside from the perception that its residents are among the most affluent, there is also the added bonus of having a number of top-notch dining destinations.

So, if you’re looking for a reason to brave the traffic of the express way, here are 10 of Alabang’s best restaurants that you should try today:
 

1. Ramen Yushoken

(photo via Facebook, @RamenYushoken)

Ramen Yushoken is one of the top reasons you’d find a northerner all the way in the south. The famous ramen bar arguably serves the country’s most authentic version of the Japanese favorite.

Their rich broth is boiled with tonkatsu for 12-hours, served with perfectly al dente noodles and topped with either a slab, or shreds of melt-in-your-mouth Chasu (braised pork). Their ramen is best paired with an order of Gyoza and a side of Aji Tamago.

  • Location: Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa, 1781 Metro Manila
  • Type:  Japanese
  • Budget: Approx. P600 per head
  • Hours: 11am-11pm
  • Must try: Super Chasu, Tantanmen
  • Contact details: (02) 808 7424

 

2. The Black Pig

(photo via Facebook, @theblackpigmanila)

The Black Pig is a charcuterie, bar and restaurant by Chef Carlos Garcia who used to work for  the famed michelin star restaurant, Gauthier Soho in London. The “secret” restaurant’s concept focuses on the luxurious Spanish Black Iberico Pig which is particularly enjoyed as your starter. For the best experience, pair your meal with a drink from their extensive collection of Holgate craft beers.

  • Location: Commercenter Building, Filinvest Ave. corner,, E Asia Dr, Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa
  • Type: Spanish/European
  • Budget: Approx. P800 per head
  • Hours: 12nn-3pm (lunch), 630pm-10pm (dinner)
  • Must try:  Jamon Iberico de bellota, The Black Pig Charcuterie Board
  • Contact details: +632 808-1406

 

3. Neil’s Kitchen

(Photo via Facebook, @neilskitchen.bonellis)

Neil’s Kitchen takes Filipino food to a whole new level. Taking Spanish influences, along with inherited family recipes, Chef Neil Ramos elevates your favorite Pinoy dishes in a way you’ve probably never seen before.

Combined with its charming interiors and the telltale ambiance of a family-owned restaurant, Neil’s kitchen is definitely a must-visit restaurant if not for the  Filipino-style paella alone.

  • Location: Lot C 701 – 704 Westgate Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: Filipino Spanish Fusion
  • Budget: P600-P800 per head
  • Hours: 11am-9pm
  • Must try: Sinigang Paella with Grilled Pork Belly, Fried Suman Mangga & Chocnut
  • Contact details:  (02) 710-8962

 

4. Caviar

(Photo via Facebook, @caviarrestaurantmanila)

If you’re up for a fancy delicious dinner or an intimate celebration, Caviar is your place. The elegant yet cozy interiors of the upscale restaurant alone is enough reason to convince you that it’s worth the splurge.

Caviar is most famous for their Brunch meals where diners get to feast on a set menu specially prepared by seasoned chefs. If you’re a wine or champagne connoisseur, the restaurant has its own wine cellar and fully stocked bar to satisfy even the most discerning of drinkers.  

  • Location: Unit A-206 Westgate Centre, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: European
  • Budget: P1500-P2000 per head
  • Hours: 530pm-10pm (Dinner), 10am-2pm (Sunday brunch)
  • Must try: US Black Angus Ribeye, Escargot Aux Truffle
  • Contact details: (02) 552 79 30

 

5. Burger Geek

(Photo via Facebook, @Burger-Geek)

Burger Geek is THE go-to burger joint in Alabang, no questions. The hip restaurant serves classic American cheeseburgers with different types of toppings and add-ons that will keep you coming back. While you’re at it, make sure to order their perfectly cooked sides of fries or onion rings to complete your meal!

  • Location: Molito Compound Madrigal Ave cor Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: American
  • Budget: P300-P400 per head
  • Hours: 11am-11pm
  • Must try: The Cheerleader, The Hangover, Umami Chicken
  • Contact details: (02) 801 2903

 

6. Tus’ Claypots and Skillets

(Photo via Facebook, @tusrestaurant)

Tus’ which means “yours” in Spanish is a family style European restaurants located in Westgate Center. The duo responsible for the restaurant are two young chefs and friends who transformed their passions into a beautiful (and delicious!) business. Their dishes are the epitome of hearty comfort food both young and old would enjoy. If you love cheese, you’re in for a treat.

  • Location: D1 Westgate Center, Commerce Avenue corner Filinvest Avenue, Filiinvest City, Alabang
  • Type: European
  • Budget: Approx. P500 per head
  • Hours: 11am-10pm
  • Must try: Margherita Pot Pie, Pineapple Float, Dark Decadence Half-Baked Cookie
  • Contact details:  (02) 828 3178

 

7. Chairman Wang’s

(Photo via Facebook, @chairmanwangs)

A few restaurants can capture the look of ancient china as much as Chairman Wang’s. With its hanging lanterns and traditional chinese design, you know you’re in for something authentic.  If you’re visiting for the first time, you can’t miss out on their hand-pulled noodles prepared fresh in their open kitchen.

  • Location: Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: Chinese
  • Budget: Approx. P300 per head
  • Hours: 11am-11pm
  • Must try:  Chairman’s Prime Beef Noodle Soup Crispy Chicken with Chairman’s Pepper Gravy
  • Contact details: (02) 828 8477

 

8. Sushi Ninja

If you’re looking for an authentic Japanese experience, Sushi Ninja isn’t your place, but that’s  exactly what makes it one of the greats. The genius behind the restaurant is Chef Matt Tanjuakio who studied in the prestigious Sushi Academy in LA.

With the inspiration of his Japanese mentor, family background, and Filipino flair, Chef Matt was able to curate a menu filled with exciting modern twists on our Japanese favorites.

  • Location: Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: Japanese
  • Budget: P600-P800 per head
  • Hours: 1130am-10pm
  • Must try: Okinawa Toshi, Covarrubias Maki
  • Contact details: (02) 556 7706

 

9. Exchange Alley Coffee House

(Photo via Facebook, @Exchange-Alley-Coffee-House)

Exchange Alley Coffee House (EACH) is the perfect place to catch up with friends or have a productive study session. On top of their specialty coffee, they also serve great food and have high-speed WIFI! The owners of EACH are the same names behind Magnum Opus Fine Coffee, so you’re free to have high expectations.

  • Location: Molito Commercial Complex, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
  • Type: Coffee/Comfort Food
  • Budget: Approx. P200 per head
  • Hours: 7am-11pm
  • Must try:  Nitro Coffee
  • Contact details:  (02) 8091009

 

10. D.I.Y. Poke

(Photo via Facebook, @diypoke)

DIY Poke in the tiny boutique mall, Madison Galeries, is one of the first restaurants to start the Poke craze in the city. The Hawaiian concept takes sushi bowls to the next level with their combination of sauces and toppings to make one filling yet healthy meal. Since it’s DIY, customers are encouraged to experiment with their choices but there are ready made options available on the menu as well.  

  • Location: 2/F Madison Galeries, Don Jesus Boulevard, Alabang Hills, Cupang, Muntinlupa
  • Type: Hawaiian-Asian fusion
  • Budget: P300-P400 per head
  • Hours: 10am-9pm
  • Must try: Cherry Blossom Bowl, D.I.Y. Poke, Dojo Japanese ice cream
  • Contact details: +63 995 473-6224

 

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