Must-Try Restaurants in the Philippines

10 SM Mall of Asia Restaurants You Should Check Out

SM Mall of Asia (MOA) is one of the biggest attractions in Pasay City. Not only is the massive mall – one of the largest in the world – filled with everything a shopaholic needs, it is also the home of excellent cafes and restaurants.

MOA is conveniently located right on Manila Bay allowing its customers to dine with a view of the water. Here 10 restaurants in MOA you definitely need to visit:

1. Yo! Panda

Yo! Panda MOA

(photo via Facebook, @yopandamanila)

In the mood for Modern Hong Kong? You’re in luck because this offbeat, bright, Instagram-worthy restaurant offers affordable treats that will keep you wanting more.

To get an idea of the price range, Yo! Panda’s soft serve waffles with toppings come in at about P200. New items on the menu include Shrimp Chowder, Lechon Macau Pizza and HK Spam & Egg Ramen Soup. Their top items include egg waffle sundaes, Shrimp and Cheese Balls, and Adobo Bao.

  • Location: Ground Floor, Ocean Drive, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Asian, Desserts
  • Reservation: Not available
  • Budget for one: P200
  • Open hours: 10am-10pm
  • What to eat: Cheesecake, Waffle Sundaes, Adobo Bao
  • Contacts:
    Facebook: @yopandamanila

2. Ippudo

Ippudo MOA

(photo via Instagram, @ippudoph)

If you like Japanese food, Ippudo’s fourth branch has opened in SM MOA. The popular ramen house known for its authentic Hakata-style ramen from Fukuoka, Japan is located on the second floor of the North Wing of Mall of Asia.

Enjoy a trip for your taste buds that will transport you to Japan, which won’t break the bank. A plate of gyoza may be priced between P125 to P220, while their best sellers like the Karaka-Ramen, tonkotsu with noodles, pork belly, and spring onions comes in at P400. Their classic Nanban Karaage with salad and homemade Ippudo’s tartar sauce is reasonably priced at Php 260.

  • Location: Second Floor, Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Japanese
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: around P700
  • Open hours: 10am-10pm
  • What to eat: Tonkotsu broth, Akamaru Shinaji, Pork Buns
  • Contacts:
    Phone number: (02) 470 1837
    Facebook: @ippudoPH
    Website: ippudoph.com

3. Tenya

Tenya MOA

(photo via Facebook, @TenyaPhilippines)

Here’s another Japanese entry but this is one is very different. Unlike the café dessert and meals that Kumori offers, Tenya specializes in tendon and tempura. The secret is in their batter.

Tenya’s tempura is coated in a light and crunchy batter that encases a juicy signature ingredient. Their 3-piece Ebi Tempura ala carte is P240 while the All-Star Tendon with rice will set you back P295.

  • Location: Ground Floor, North Wing, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Japanese
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: P500
  • Open hours: 10am-10pm
  • What to eat: Tempura
  • Contacts:
    Phone number: (02) 478 0656
    Facebook: @TenyaPhilippines
    Website: tenya.com.ph

4. Royal Indian Curry House

Royal Indian Curry House MOA

(photo via Instagram, @r.i.c.h2015)

Try new and bold flavors with a meal at R.I.C.H. The restaurant offers a great and authentic Indian dining experience. The restaurant’s menu specializes in Northern Indian cuisine and touches on Asian and a bit of Mediterranean flavors as well.

From its ambience to service and flavor, we guarantee you will feel like you’ve been transported to India. Try the Veg Biryani for P399, which is good for sharing between 2-3 people.

  • Location: Building G9-14, SM By The Bay, Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: P500
  • Open hours: 12pm-5am
  • What to eat: Cheese Naan, Chicken Biryani
  • Contacts:
    Phone number: (02) 801 4435
    Facebook: @RoyalIndianCurryHouse

5. Tomahawk Chops and Grill

Tomahawk Chops and Grill MOA

(photo via Facebook, @tomahawkchopsandgrill)

This is where you get the classics. Tomahawk is renowned for its fried and grilled items. First on the list would be the Grilled Tomahawk Chops – a house specialty.

For P295, you get an inch-thick, bone-in pork loin chop served with rice, veggies an extra side and the resto’s signature sauce. A meal for two would be about P800 to 1,000. Other items you can’t miss include the Grilled Rosemary Chicken and Country Fried Steak.

  • Location: Second Floor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: American
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: around P450
  • Open hours: 10am-10pm
  • What to eat: Ribs, Wings
  • Contacts:
    Phone number: (02) 556 0680, +63 9773211138
    Facebook: @tomahawkchopsandgrill

6. Rita’s Italian Ice

Rita's Italian Ice MOA

(photo via Facebook, @RitasItalianIceThePhilippines)

This is a dessert place that needs no introduction. This popular chain has landed in SM MOA and has been hard at work churning over 65 flavors of cool ice treats.

Their desserts include the popular frozen custard, milkshakes and gelato in a variety of flavors. A regular Blendini Custard with ice and a topping costs P170 while the All-Custard option is priced at P190.

  • Location: Ground Floor, North Wing, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Ice Cream, Desserts
  • Reservation: Not available
  • Budget for one: P150
  • Open hours: 10am-10pm
  • What to eat: Gelato, Frozen Custard
  • Contacts:
    Phone numbers: (02) 650 5859, (02) 955 2452
    Facebook: @RitasItalianIceThePhilippines
    Website: ritasice.com

7. Tajimaya

Tajimaya MOA

(photo via Facebook, @tajimayaph)

Tajimaya is another Japanese restaurant that’s sure to leave you more than satisfied. Beautiful interiors and delicious food mix well in this cozy restaurant where you can enjoy lunch out with friends or a dinner with your family.

  • Location: Second Floor, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Japanese
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: P600
  • Open hours: 10am-2pm, 5pm-10pm (Mondays to Thursdays), 10am-11pm (Fridays to Sundays)
  • What to eat: Wagyu
  • Contacts:
    Phone numbers: (02) 556 8929
    Facebook: @tajimayaph

8. UP RICE

UP RICE MOA

(photo via Facebook, @UPRICEmnl)

UP RICE’s rice bowls should be your new go-to lunch. Try international dishes as rice toppings and make sure to order their specialty meats: home-cured ham, bacon and corned beef.

The Reuben Panini is a definite must but if you’re looking for rice, the House Corned Beef Salpicao at P220 will surely be a home run. The average price for two dining at UP RICE is about P800. If you drop by on Wednesdays, it’s Quiz Night while you eat!

  • Location: Fourth Level, Two E-Com Center, Ocean Dri ve, Mall of Asia Complex (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Filipino
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: around P400
  • Open hours: 11am-2pm, 5pm-11:30pm (Mondays to Wednesdays & Saturdays), 11am-2pm, 5pm-1:30am (Thursdays & Fridays)
  • What to eat: Spicy Beef Quesadilla
  • Contacts:
    Phone numbers: (02) 986 9372, (02) 806 2713
    Facebook: @UPRICEmnl

9. Gringo

Gringo's MOA

(photo via Facebook, @gringochickenribs)

Enjoy Latin American dishes with a Tex-Mex mix. As the newest addition to the Tokyo Bubble Tea group, Gringo’s specialities include crispy catfish, burritos, and baby back ribs.

Their Chili Con Carne fries to start your meal is an absolute must and make sure to try their tacos and quesadillas. A solo meal would be about P250 but there are big entree servings.

  • Location: Ground Floor, Mall Of Asia Arena Parking Building, J.W Diokno Boulevard Corner Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex (View Map)
  • Cuisines: Mexican, Latin American
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: around P400
  • Open hours: 11am-12am
  • What to eat: Ribs, Spicy Chicken
  • Contacts:
    Phone number: (02) 478 7503
    Facebook: @gringochickenribs

10. Morganfield’s

Morganfield's MOA

(photo via Instagram, @morganfieldsph)

Morganfield’s is the restaurant you to go when you’re hungry and want great bang for your buck. It’s premium ingredients that translate to flavorful dishes makes it perfect for a date night or dinner with the family.

Morganfield’s is known for its massively juicy ribs that’s slow baked for hours and grilled to absolute perfection. There are items to share and a meal for two would cost about P1,500.

  • Location: North Wing, SM Mall of Asia (View Map)
  • Cuisines: American
  • Reservation: Recommended
  • Budget for one: around P750
  • Open hours: 11am-11pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 11am-12am (Fridays & Saturdays)
  • What to eat: Salad, Fries
  • Contacts:
    Facebook: @morganfieldsph
    Website: morganfields.com.ph

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