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Michelin Star Restaurants in the Philippines You Should Visit

The food scene in the Philippines has undeniably taken a turn for the best which is why it’s no surprise that several Michelin star restaurants have come to Manila.

With that being said, here are the top Michelin star restaurants in the Philippines that you should visit:

 

1. Tsuta Ramen

Tsuta Ramen

  • Location: C3, 7th Ave, Taguig, Metro Manila
  • Operation Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM
  • Average Price per Person: P400
  • Must-orders: Char Siu Ajitama Miso Soba, Char Siu Ajitama Shio Soba, Ajitama Shoyu Soba

Highly regarded as the first Michelin-starred ramen in Tokyo, Master Chef Onishi Yuki’s ramen house made its way to the Philippines last 2017.

The quaint establishment sits 40, with its most in-demand seats being the bar seats as it allows guests to watch the chefs as they prepare the ramen.

If you’re wondering what sets Tsuta’s ramen apart from others, its the clear broth that it’s served with.

Three separate soup stocks are prepared just for one bowl: chicken stock, asari (clam) with kelp (seaweed), and fish stock – making for a flavorful experience every spoonful.

2. Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan
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  • Locations: SM Megamall, Glorietta 3, SM City North Edsa, Uptown Place Mall, Robinsons Place Manila and SM Mall of Asia
  • Operation Hours: varies
  • Average Price per Person: P200
  • Must-orders: Baked Buns with BBQ Pork, Prawn Dumpling, Steamed Spareribs

As a Chinese dim sum chain popular in Hong Kong, Tim Ho Wan’s long queue is definitely justified.

Good news for us Filipinos though as this Hong Kong Michelin-star restaurant currently has six branches (and counting!) in Manila.You don’t need to break the bank just to dine here, too!

Dubbed the world’s cheapest Michelin-star restaurant, you can stuff yourself with their baked pork buns and still have enough money left for dessert.

Trust us when we tell you three pieces of the pork buns be eaten by one person – its light and fluffy skin and saucy char siew pork is truly addicting.

3. Din Tai Fung

Din Tai Fung
Editorial Credit: Tang Yan Song

  • Location: Powerplant Mall, Bonifacio High Street and SM Megamall
  • Operation Hours: varies
  • Average Price per Person: P300
  • Must-orders: Pork & Roasted Garlic Xiao long bao, Crab Roe Xiao long bao and Noodles with House Special Spicy Sauce

Din Tai Fung’s greatest pride is their steamed pork dumplings which traditionally contain minced pork wrapped in a delicate dough skin, pleated, twisted at the top and steamed.

This Michelin-star restaurant boasts of their dumplings’ skin with a minimum of 18 folds, done exquisitely.

Named as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times in 1993, Din Tai Fung was originally a shop selling cooking oil in Taiwan. Since then, its become number one on The Daily Meal’s “101 Best Restaurants in Asia” list in 2013 and has enjoyed nothing but good reviews since then.

4. Liao Fan Hawker Chan

Hawker Chan

  • Location: Ground Level Entertainment Mall SM Mall of Asia, Pasay, Metro Manila
  • Operation Hours: 11 AM – 9 PM
  • Average Price per Person: P200
  • Must-orders: Soy Sauce Chicken Noodles, Char Siew Noodles

Hawker Chan’s queue starts well before its opening until its closing time for their soya sauce chicken rice and roast pork.

What started as a stall in Chinatown Food Centre in 2009, surprised the culinary world when it received a Michelin star in 2016.

Nowadays, the Philippines branch follows suit after its expansion in Thailand and in Indonesia.

Chef Chan shares that one of his reasons for opening up shop here is simply because “Filipinos love chicken”.

5. Kam’s Roast

Kam's Roast

  • Location: Third Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
  • Operation Hours: 11 AM – 10 PM
  • Average Price per Person: P500
  • Must-orders: Roast Duck, Roast Pork, Suckling Pig, Soy Chicken

The food gods have blessed us with Kam’s Roast in Manila – a restaurant so good, it received its Michelin star within four months of opening!

Proud of having the best pork dishes in the region, don’t miss out on their roast meals, which are all perfectly paired with rice.

Be sure to order their Roast Duck with meat so tender and skin so succulent that’ll be no surprise if you get addicted, wanting to order it day after day after day.

6. FOO’D by Davide Oldani

Fine dining restaurant

  • Location: Shangri-La Hotel at the Fort, 30th St cor, 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
  • Operation Hours: 11 AM – 3 PM; 6 PM – 11 PM
  • Average Price per Person: P1,000
  • Must-orders: Cipolla Caramellata, Cacio e Pepe, Boneless Lamb Rack

Want to go to a Michelin-star restaurant to celebrate a special occasion, like an anniversary or birthday? FOO’D by Davide Oldani has got you covered.

With their penchant for turning simple ingredients into culinary masterpieces, their Italian pop cuisine is definitely one for the books.

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