Discover 5 Best Restaurants In Manila, Philippines, Tourists Can Easily Visit

The Philippines is also known for its unique food and cuisine.
The Philippines is also known for its unique food and cuisine. (Photo: MDiningBar/Facebook)

Aside from beautiful beaches and white sand, the Philippines is also known for its unique cuisine. With a wide range of food that has different tastes, here are the top five restaurants that tourists can try in the country's capital, Manila.

Hilton Manila's Kusina Sea Kitchens

There is always a classic taste at the kitchen of Hilton Manila, per Manila Bulletin. Located at Newport Boulevard in Pasay City, newly-arrived tourists can easily find their way at Kusina Sea Kitchens.

Kusina is the Filipino word for kitchen. The place boasts of not using instant food mixes to make its food luscious but uses its sauces instead to make its most popular Filipino stew - kare-kare.


Built in 1936, Aristocrat carries 80 years of experience in serving good food for Filipino people. Known as the most popular restaurant in the country, located at the corner of San Andres and Roxas Boulevard, it has become a national landmark.

Aristocrat is the home of best chicken barbecue while its java rice remains to be unmatched. Its other Filipino dishes also set the standard for taste and quality.

Alba Cocina Espanola

Established by Señor Anastacio de Alba in 1952 with only five tables, his son chef Miguel de Alba continues Alba Cocina Espanola. The eatery is now known as Alba Restaurante Español and has five chains.

The newly-opened branch at Estancia Mall, Capitol Commons in Pasig City, has 170 chairs that still carry the original Alba Cocina Espanola restaurant feels, but with a modern twist. It serves its signature paella and callos dishes that are said to be one of the bests in the food industry.


Nielson Tower, the pre-war aviation headquarters, is now turned into a popular dining space called Blackbird. The restaurant can be seen in the heart of Makati City, where visitors will be greeted by an art deco bar that offers signature cocktails.

Blackbird features a modern black-and-white motif that suits a classy and new generation of diners who want to experience contemporary fine dining. It serves European classic food like Italian pizzas and Asian specialties such as lamb rendang.

M Dining + Bar

Philippine Tatler described M Dining + Bar as "cozy, intimate, dimly-lit," and of course, with delicious food. It carries a wide range of good wine and classic favorites like bottarga pasta, chorizo puffs, cheese crisps, cotechino, and vongole or grilled fish in lemon oil.

Chef Tom Bascon makes sure every plate served carries sophisticated style while the continental cuisine has a high standard with M Dining's ambiance. With its own private dining room, main dining area, and Bar M, diners will surely see an inviting place that will suit their need.

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