By Location

Where to eat? That’s the question my friends always ask me. Here are the links to the restaurants I’ve eaten at compiled by location and type.

updated: September 30, 2013

Where to eat in Alabang?
Bulgogi Brothers (various locations)

Where to eat in San Juan/Greenhills?
Amici (various locations) 1
Angel’s Kitchen
Annapolis Seafood Palace2 (now called UNO restaurant)
Arya Persian Restaurant
BBQ Republic
Beijing Hand-Pulled Noodle House (now closed)
Bizu Patisserie 
Brasserie Cicou
Bubble Tea Restaurant
C2 Classic Cuisine 2
Cafe Ysabel
Cara Mia
Choi Garden – Hot Pot
Choi Garden Sharksfin and Seafood restaurant (a la carte)
Choi Garden Sharksfin and Seafood restaurant (lauriat and my favorite dishes)
Choi Garden – Sunday Lunch 
CHOW FUN Modern Chinese Bistro
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Dinner at Choi Garden
Classic Savory Chicken (various locations)
Feng Wei Wee
Freska Ilonggo Seafood and Inasal
Gloria Maris
Goodburgers (various locations)
Green Maris Hot Pot
J. Abad Santos st. restaurants
Lugang Cafe
Lugang Cafe (shaved ice and desserts) latest and new dishes
Mann Hann (various locations) 2
Maimee’s Garden Cafe
Mr. Sunmoon Seafood House
mu noodle bar
NY Pizza
Omakase (various locations)
Ristras Mexican Grill
The Frazzled Cook
Yumemiya Japanese Cafe

Where to eat in Pasig/Ortigas area?
Army Navy Burger + Burrito
BonChon Chicken (various locations)
Cafe 1771
Cafe De Bonifacio
Cafe Juanita
California Pizza Kitchen (various locations)
Cantinetta (various locations)
Charlie’s Grind and Grill
Choi Palace 
Delicious Kitchen by Eat Well
Eat and Go
H.K. Choi 2
Hotshots Burgers
La Creperie 2
Mey Lin Pot and Noodle (various locations)
Mr Bean – It’s All Soy!!! (various locations)
Nasi Lemak
Minato Korean and Japanese Restaurant
North Park Noodle House (various locations)
Old Vine Grille
Red Mango frozen yogurt (various locations)
Recipes by Cafe Metro
Sango Burger Master (various locations)
Summer Palace, 2
Sumo Sam
Uncle Cheffy
Yabu: House of Katsu
Yedang Korean BBQ 2

Where to eat in Bonifacio Global City?

Aubergine part 23
Je Suis Gourmand part 2 (closed, now Champetre)
Tourné (closed)

Where to eat in Makati?
Apartment 1b
Chef’s Table by Chef Bruce Lim
Cibo  (various locations)
El Cirkulo  part 2
Elbert’s Cheesesteak Sandwiches
Fely J
Hai Shin Lou
IMC Kavino
Kanin Club part 2
Kaya Korean Restaurant
Korea Garden Restaurant
La Nuova Pasteleria
La Regalade
Le Bistro Vert
La Petite Camille
Lolo Dad’s Brasserie
Lorenzo’s Way
Lu Restaurant
M Cafe
Malacca (closed)
Mamou Too
Mana-ish and More!
Mangetsu Japanese Fusion
Mangetsu (Jupiter St. Makati)
Mercato Centrale (MARKET)
Mi Piace
Mitsuyado Sei-Men
Modern China
Myron’s Steaks Ribs Seafood
People’s Palace
Seryna & Little Tokyo
Shang Palace (Shangri-la Hotel)
Ukokkei Ramen Ron
Via Mare (various locations)
Wee Nam Kee Hainanese Chicken Rice
Yakiniku Sakura restaurant
Yakiniku Senri

Where to eat in Quezon City?
145 Fahrenheit
A Taste of L.A. Cafe
Asian Twist Fusion Restaurant
Bagoong Club
Bellini’s Italian Restaurant
Gaucho Cocina y Vinos Argentinos
Spring by Ha Yuan Mooncakes
King Chef Fine Dining Restaurant
Napa Restaurant & Bar
Peking Garden part 2
Romulo Cafe
Shantung Restaurant
Shifu Master’s Kitchen
Toast Box

Where to eat in Malate/Manila?
Lili, Hyatt Manila
My Kitchen by Chef Chris
Tao Yuan
Tanabe Japanese Restaurant
The Century Seafood Restaurant 2, 3
Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant (Diamond Hotel)

Where to eat in Binondo?
Crepe de Chine

Where to eat in Pampanga?
C’ Italian Dining

Where to eat in Pasay City?
Golden Bay Restaurant part 2
Gong Cha
Marriott Cafe

Where to eat in Tagaytay?
Antonio’s part 2
Antonio’s 2012
Bag of Beans
Fling Frozen Yogurt
Highlands China Palace
Highlands Golfer’s Lounge
Mr. Moo’s Fresh Milk & Kesong Puti

Where to eat in Baguio City?
Baguio Country Club
Cafe by the Ruins
Carlo’s Pizza
Choco-Late’ de Batirol
Everything Nice
Mama’s Table by Chef Vicky Clemente
Palaganas Bakery
Wood Nymph

Where to eat in Cebu City?
Abuhan Tres
Laguna Garden Cafe
Sunburst Fried Chicken

Where to eat in Boracay?
Boracay Crab House
Mañana Mexican Cusine
Real Coffee

Where to eat buffet in Manila?
Cafe Ilang-Ilang (International buffet at The Manila Hotel)
Cafe on the Ridge (International buffet at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay)
Benjarong & Tosca (Thai and Italian buffet at Dusit Thai Hotel)
Basix (International buffet at Dusit Thai Hotel)
Umu (Japanese buffet at Dusit Thai Hotel)
Heat (International buffet at Edsa Shangri-La)
Inagiku (Japanese buffet at Shangri-La Manila)
Senju (Japanese buffet at Edsa Shangri-La)
Spiral (International buffet at Sofitel Hotel)
Paseo Uno (International buffet at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel)

Where to eat dessert? buy cakes? bread?
Arny ♥ Dading’s Peachy Peachy
Angels Kitchen
Bar Dolci
Cold Layers
Bellini’s Orange Cake
Bibingka and Pastillas
Bizu Patisserie
Cara Mia
Cakes and Bakes
Chef Philippe Breads
Classic Confections
Delize by Jill Sandique
Dragonfly Desserts
Famous Belgian Waffles
Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt
Gong Cha Milk Tea
Gourmet Finds (best French macarons and kouign amann in Manila!) cookies doughnut-croissant
Halo Halo
Hungrypac Cakes and Crinkles
Karen’s Kitchen
Kitchen’s Best Home Patisserie
Lartizan Boulangerie Française
La Creperie
La Tasca Bibingkang Malagkit
Maitre Chocolate Boutique Cafe
Masatami Shave Ice
Mom & Tina’s Cinnamon Rolls
Nic’s Gourmet Desserts
Puto and Kutsinta
Putong Ube
Queso de Bola Cheesecake from Indulgence by Irene
Red Mango
Sans Rival
Sugarhouse pt. 2
The Ice Cream Bar by FIC
Tutti Frutti Frozen Yogurt
Vargas Kitchen Butter Cake
Yamato Bakery Cafe
Yoh-gurt Froz

Tea and Coffee
Blue Bottle Coffee (SF)
Cha Dao
Coffee in Hong Kong
Gong Cha
Holly Brown Coffee (HK)
Sightglass Coffee (SF)


Where to eat in Hong Kong? (cheap to mid range)
18 Grams
Ants One
Arirang Korean Restaurant
Ay-Sheng Flour Rice Noodle
Azabu Sabo
Bistro on the Mile 2(International buffet at Holiday Inn Golden Mile)
Butao Ramen, Green King
BLT Steak
Cafe de Coral (best milk tea) 1, 2
Cafe Gray Deluxe @ Upper House
Cafe Key West
Caffe Habitu
Chiu Fat Porridge Noodle Restaurant (cheapest, yummy noodle soup)
Chuk Yuen (best dimsum and seafood) part 2, 3, 4, 5
Crumbs Scones & Frozen Yogurt
Crystal Lotus at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Delicious Kitchen 2
Donq Bakery
East Ocean
Ebeneezer’s Kebabs & Pizzeria
Empire City Roasted Duck part 2
Enchanted Garden at Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel
Gong Cha (best milk tea)
Guangdong Barbecue Restaurant
Gyu Jin Shabu Shabu & Sukiyaki
Hak Ka Hut
Hak Ka Hut Dim Sum
Hokkaido Ramen Santouka
Hang Fa Lau (cheap and good desserts)
Hang Heung (best noodles, roast meats, congee) part 2, 3
Holly Brown Coffee
Honeymoon Dessert
House of Jasmine
Ippudo Hong Kong
Jimmy’s Kitchen
King’s Dumplings
Kitchen M Caffe
Little Mermaid Bakery
Lobby Lounge, Intercontinental Hotel Hong Kong
Loong Yat Heen
Macau Chinese restaurant 
Miso Cool
Monster Sushi
Moon Chiew (in Whampoa Garden – closed)
Nanhai No. 1
Pak Loh Chiu Chow restaurant dim sum, latest 2012, Elements branch
Praise House Congee & Noodle Cuisine part 2
Pokka Cafe (coffee and Japanese fusion)
Spring Deer (best Peking food, Peking duck)
Super Star Seafood restaurant
Sweet Dynasty
Tai Hing Roast Restaurant
Tau Heung
Te Quick Pasta & Herb Tea
The China Club
The Lounge @ JW Marriott (afternoon tea)
Tim Ho Wan part 2
Tsui Wah
Wu Kong (Shanghai food) part 2hot pot
Xia Fei Shanghainese
Xiao Nan Guo Premiere part 2
Yakiniku Gyukura
Yu Joy Hot Pot
Yung Kee

Where to eat in Hong Kong? (5 star price and quality)
Caprice part 2, 3, 4
Grissini (best Italian Sunday buffet)
Grissini (set lunch)
Harbourside (best overall buffet) part 2, 3
Hutong (best, expensive Chinese food)
L’ Atelier de Joel Robuchon (best, expensive set lunch) part 2, 3, 4
Lung King Heen
Petrus part 2
Spoon (French fine dining w/ awesome Sunday buffet) part 2 latest 2012
Tosca (Ritz-Carlton Hotel)


Where to eat in Macao?
456 Modern Shanghai Cuisine
Portugese fastfood


Where to eat in Singapore?
Cafebiz+ (Breakfast buffet at Traders Hotel)
Din Tai Fung
Crystal Jade
Killiney Kopitiam (at Changi Airport)
Siam Kitchen
The Line (International buffet at Shangri-la hotel)
Thye Hong


Where to eat in Taipei?
Chiate Bakery
Din Tai Fung
Shanghai Dumplings
Shin Yeh
Shin Yeh Taipei 101
Silks Palace at The National Museum
Taipei 101 food court
Tamsui Seafood Lunch
Taipei Hwashi Tourist Nigh Market Dinner
Vegetarian Restaurant (Taimall, Taoyuan)
World Soybean Magnate


Where to eat in Bangkok?
Baan Klam Nam
Bake A Wish
Best Seafood Restaurant
Chatuchak Market
Keeree Tara Restaurant (Kanchanaburi)
Phan-Khom Contemporary Thai Cuisine
Street side restaurant (no English name)


Where to eat in Perth?
Jade Restaurant
James St. Kitchen
Restaurants in Fremantle

Where to eat in Margaret River?
Blue Ginger
Chow Cuisine To Go
Kappadokia Kebabs
Margaret River Fish & Chips
Sea Gardens
Settlers Tavern
Wild Thyme
Woody Nook Winery


Blue Bottle Coffee
Contraband Coffee Bar
Ritual Coffee Roasters
Sightglass Coffee
Starbucks Coffee

Where to eat in Los Angeles?
26 Beach
Fiesta sa Barrio
Eggs n’ Things
Fig and Olive
Osteria Mozza
Red Lobster
Sweet Lady Jane
Sushi One
The Restaurant at J. Paul Getty Museum
Umami Burger

Where to eat in San Francisco?
Anchor and Hope 
Bi-Rite Creamery and Bakeshop
Brenda’s Soul Food
Cafe Des Amis
Dottie’s True Blue Cafe
Gary Danko
Gott’s Roadside
Hooker’s Sweet Treats
Jody Maroni’s Sausage Sandwiches
La Boulange Bakery
Level III at JW Marriott Hotel
Limon Peruvian Rotisserie
Pizzeria Delfina 
Salt House
Tartine Bakery and Cafe

Where to eat in Napa Valley/Sonoma?
Bouchon Bakery
Bouchon Bistro
Oxbow Public Market

Where to eat in Maryland?
Rosa Mexicano

Where to eat in New York?
Bouchon Bakery
Cafe Sabarsky
DGBG Kitchen and Bar
Halal Cart 53rd and 6th
Han Bat Restaurant
Jin Fong
Joe’s Shanghai
Levain Bakery
Little Pie Company
Ma Peche
Magnolia Bakery
Momofuku Milk Bar
Peter Luger
Ping Seafood Restaurant
Shake Shack
The Originial Chinatown Ice Cream Factory
Waffle House

Where to eat in Virginia?
Baked and Wired
Best Buns Bread Company
Bob Evans 
Coastal Flats
Chipotle Mexican Grill
Chutzpah Deli
Clyde’s of Reston
Famous Dave’s BBQ
Honey Pig Gooldaegee Korean Grill
Le Matin de Paris
Mayuri Indian Cuisine 
Michel by Michel Richard (now closed)
Ozzie’s Corner Italian
PassionFish / Happy Hour at PassionFish
Pitango Gelato
Ray’s Hell Burger
Restaurant Eve
Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Silver Diner
Thai Basil
The Counter
The Fox Hound
The Original Pancake House
Vit Goel Tofu
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market (Seafood)
Willie’s Smoked Carolina BBQ

Where to eat in Virginia Beach?
Pelons Baja Grill
Pocahontas Pancakes & Waffle Shop

Where to eat in Williamsburg?
Peking Restaurant

Where to eat in Washington DC?
Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley The Willard Hotel
Birch and Barley
Central Michel Richard
Chinatown Coffee
Founding Farmers
Georgetown Cupcakes
J&G Steakhouse
Le Pain Quotidien
POV Roof Terrace

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