Restaurants in Quezon City (Eat)

calendar_todayMay 24, 2022
account_circleJanine Daquio

As the largest city, Quezon City is certainly not behind to offering great food finds here in the Philippines! Quezon City is so big that wherever you go, you would always find restaurants where people could possibly hangout.

Apart from malls, there are also popular places like Tomas Morato, Maginhawa Food Park, Eastwood, La Mesa Eco Park, Quezon City Memorial Circle and more where there’s literally restaurants in the area or along the way.

Restaurants by Cuisine

To help you end your agony on where to eat, here are the best restaurants in Quezon City listed according to cuisine preferences.

Japanese Restaurants in Quezon City

Soru Izakaya

The term “Izakaya” in Japan is known as a bar where you can chill after a tiring day. While Soru Izakaya brings the culture here in the Philippines, they added a twist by blending in the traditional and the contemporary to meet the foodies interests.

The worth-noting dishes to order are the sushis – plated in an artful manner by using colorful Japanese mayo. Try ordering Hiroshima Maki, Lava Maki, or Kuro Dragon Maki not to just satisfy your cravings but also your food porn photography desires.

Located at Maginhawa Street.


“Teppan” means iron plate and “yaki” means grilled. When you visit Teppanya, you will be seated around a chef cooking at the grill surface showcasing his cooking skills and sometimes entertaining performances while completing the order you like.

Currently, Teppanya’s price for an unlimited menu for P1188+ for lunch and to a higher price for dinner and should you decide to upgrade for deluxe or premium.

The unlimited menu gives you unlimited nigiri sushis, aburi sushis, temaki sushis, sashimi, sashimi platters, makimono and special rolls, grilled meats, soups, salad, donburi, rice, and teppanyaki.

Located at SM North Towers beside SM the Block. Another Japanese restaurant to consider when visiting SM North EDSA is Sumo Sam.

Ramen Nagi

Ramen Nagi, as one of the authentic Japanese restaurants you could possibly ever taste in the country, has been serving Filipinos for quite some time. The receptionist or the waiter will hand you a paper to get your order of liking. They have four flavors to choose from.

Butao King is their classic flavor so expect a white-colored soup when served. On the contrary, the Black King is obviously black but with a rich flavor of seafood.

If looking for a spicy flavor, Red King is definitely the one you should try and lastly, the Green King is a ramen flavor with a hint of pesto and other surprising flavors.

Located at TriNoma, Robinsons Galleria, and SM North EDSA. Another Japanese restaurant in TriNoma worth trying is Hokkaido Ramen Santouka

red king ramen nagi

Chinese Restaurants in Quezon City

King Chef Dimsum Kitchen

Also another affordable restaurant that gives the best #cravingssatisfied Chinese food experience is the the King Chef Dimsum Kitchen. Try Mantao, Xiao Long Bao, Soyed Wanton and Bird’s Eye Dumpling for that ultimate dim sum experience. Apart from dimsum, they also have rice meals. They also have colorful desserts you’d definitely love to take pictures with.

Located at Banawe Quezon City and SM North EDSA. 

Shao Kao Grillery

Chinese food is not all about dimsum as you know that Chinese cuisine has a lot to offer. And for people living in Quezon City, you are quite fortunate to have Shao Kao Grillery that serves authentic Chinese street barbecue!

The food is affordable. Local food is served such as bangus, liempo, etc but the Chinese flavor remains as the owner learned the secret recipe when she was in China (source:appetizingadventure website). Yes, you can have that taste of street food in Hong Kong, China, or Singapore.

Located at Masinsinan Street, Teacher’s Village.

Tim Ho Wan

Of course, Tim Ho Wan’s pork buns as the top favorites make this place a go-to restaurant. Apart from the bun, other dishes worth trying are congee, spinach dumplings, rice with beef and fried egg, and spareribs rice.

Located at SM North EDSA. 

Thai Restaurants in Quezon City

Mango Tree Bistro

A cuisine that is quite challenging to explore here in the Philippines is Thai cuisine. The selections are not quite many and it would be tad hard to know its authenticity. Mango Tree, a Thai brand that arrived in the Philippines embraced the cuisine dearly by the Filipinos.

Choose Pad Thai with vegetables and their Green Curry Chicken for a hefty meal or opt to Pomelo Salad and a Tom Yum seafood soup. Finish it off with a Mango Sticky Rice dessert plated in perfection.

Located at TriNoma Mall. Should you change your mind on trying a Korean cuisine, K-Pub is also located in TriNoma.

Muang Thai

Another Thai restaurant worth trying in Quezon City is Muang Thai. Try their Satay Sampler Platter that consists of satay muu, satay goong, satay gai.

Another ultimate Thai cuisine experience is eating catfish so order Yum Pla Dook Fu (fried catfish with green mango salad) but if you wouldn’t want to go too far from Filipino dish, you can also try the bagoong rice version of Thai, Khao Kluk Kapi (shrimp paste fried rice topped with egg sauce, fresh mango slices, raw shallots, and cured pork bits).

For chicken meat cravings, you can also try Gai Hor Bai Toey (Thai pandan wrapped chicken served with homemade soy sesame sauce).

Located at Malakas Street.

Restaurants by Theme

After exploring food by cuisine, why don’t we learn the best restaurants in Quezon City by fitting into your theme. 

Romantic Restaurants in Quezon City


Mario’s restaurant was first established in Baguio City but with customer’s demand, it has opened another branch in Quezon City. Imagine how far the distance is with these two cities.

Mario’s is a fine-dining restaurant that has been a place for proposals, anniversaries, and other important events of the guests’ lives. Spanish cuisine is served.

Located at Tomas Morato. Rub Ribs & BBQ is also located in one of the Tomas Morato scouts.

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge

What sets this restaurant apart from other restaurants is their offered “7 course degustation” where appetizer down to dessert is served to perfect on impressing your date for a price of P1,500 or P1,700 per head. The waitstaff knows exactly when to serve the next course. Food is exceptional and the ambiance is just right to set the romantic mood.

Located at Loyola Heights.

Casa Renato

Craving for Mediterranean food? Casa Renato isn’t too far to brave the traffic going to Fairview for yet another Instagrammable restaurant. Get to taste their food served in generous portions and cap off the night with wine plus a well-trained waitstaff to satisfy your dining experience.

Located at Fairview. Other restaurant located at Fairview is Buffalo’s Wings N’ Things.

Buffet Restaurants in Quezon City

Seven Corners Buffet

Apart from eating at the popular buffet Vikings, Seven Corners of Crowne Plaza Manila has a wide selection of sumptuous food and a variety of cuisines. They also have the best service and ambiance.

Steaks and roast pig are the best finds. Should you look for seafood restaurant, Seven Corners is your best bet.

Seven Corners Buffet Price

Lunch Php 2,500.00
Dinner Php 2,700.00

Lunch Php 2,700.00
Dinner Php 2,700.00

Kids Rate:
1yr to 5yrs is free
6yrs – 12yrs is 50% off of the regular rate
13yrs old is considered an adult

Located at Crowne Plaza Hotel Ortigas Center.

Food Exchange Manila

Looking for another buffet? Food Exchange at Novotel Hotel is another place to dine. They have Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and Filipino food selection. But it’s the Indian cuisine that makes this buffet special and their black pasta.

They also have cheese, flavored oil, and salt collections that you can choose from.

Food Exchange Novotel Buffet Price

Breakfast (6:30 to 10) – Php999 nett per person
Lunch (12 to 2:30) – Php1688 nett per person
Dinner (6 to 10) – Php1888 nett per person
Sunday Brunch (11:30 to 2:30) – Php2488 nett per person

Located at Novotel Cubao. Chill Top Resto Bar is also near at Novotel if you ever wish to chill on a roof deck while having a drink.

Garden Restaurants in Quezon City

Talisay Garden

A contemporary interior with a garden setting, Talisay Garden fits for your special events whether in a big group or intimate date for your special someone. The spacious garden invites you to linger a little longer while enjoying your Sunday morning.

Start off your meal with Lumpia Fresca and fill your tummy with their Jamon de Talisay.

Located at Maginhawa Street.

Garlic Kitchen

If you feel like dining in a casual family restaurant but with a good garden setting, Garlic Kitchen is your choice. Most especially for parents whose diet is good for anything with garlic, they can definitely spoil their day. Their pasta is intriguingly plated in a very unique way that you’ll love posting on your Instagram feed or story.

Located at Maginhawa Street.


Embracing the Filipino culture, Provenciano’s interior is impeccable. Every restaurant’s corner is instagrammable. It has a homey vibe and is right for a family or barkada who finds comfort in eating Filipino food. Their Puto Bumbong is a-must try.

Located at Maginhawa Street.

The Frazzled Cook

Compared to the first three mentioned for the best garden restaurants in Quezon City, The Frazzled Cook has a limited space for the al fresco dining. However, the shabby chic interior is one of the reasons that this Instagrammable restaurant is often frequented by the diners.

the frazzled cook ambiance

If you are looking for affordable European cuisine, try dining at Frazzled Cook.

Located at Tomas Morato.

So there you have it! A lot of restaurants to visit in Quezon City, right? How about reading some more. Check out some of the restaurant reviews below.

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