December 13, 2013

Where to Eat in UP Town Center- Restaurants and Food Destinations

Restaurants in UP-Ayala Town Center- Katipunan

UP Town Center is the newest food mecca in the Metro featuring a two-storey hub of restaurants and new dining spots. 

We were curious to know the restaurant selections in the area, so we decided to pay a visit and check it out ourselves. 

Welcome to Manila Casa Verde! Cebu's most popular American-style comfort food destination finally lands in Manila! It is probably the most visited restaurant in UP Town Center as diners flock the place for the famous Brian's Ribs. Another must-try is their gigantic Milky Way- Definitely the biggest milkshake in town!

Check review of Casa Verde here.

2. Liberty New York Steakhouse 

A casual-looking steakhouse with menu consisting of fusion and classic American fares. Enjoy classic dishes like buffalo wings, salads, burgers and steaks, or go fusion with Shawarama Nachos, Falafel Salad, Korean Beef Tacos, Marsala Roast Chicken and Chinatown Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry. 

3. Pinac- Heirloom Capampangan Cuisine

Feast on Filipino dishes from the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Pinac offers heirloom recipes that will surely satisfy the scrupulous taste buds of foodies.

Home of the famous Mango Torte. Dulcelin finally decided to open up their restaurant. Now, they are more than just desserts with sumptuous gourmet dishes worth trying out as well. 

Burger Bar's little brother. Feast on mouth-watering burgers with 8 premium cuts to choose from. Be the boss and create your own burger blend, or go for the tried and tested classics and tributes burgers. 

The Singaporean restaurant famous for its Signature Boiled Chicken, Coffee Pork Ribs and Cereal Prawns.

7. Salu Salo- The Filipino Feast 

Salu-Salo is another restaurant that specializes in classic Filipino dishes and Kapampangan cuisine. Enjoy all-time Filipino favorites such as Kare-Kare, Adobo, Tidtad (Dinuguan) at Puto, Sinigang and more! 

Craving for something light and healthy? Have yourself a bowl of Pho with freshly baked Vietnamese Baguettes and some fresh spring rolls from Ba Nois. 

Go Greek at Kos Greek Ouzeri and enjoy a Mediterranean meal of gyros, tzatziki, saganaki and souvlaki. Did I mention that they serve complimentary and unlimited bread selections? :)

Speaking of unlimited, Red Onion features an all-you-can-eat hand shaved noodles for only P228! They take pride in serving classic Taiwanase dishes such as their 39 Spices Beef Noodles, Crispy and Handmade dumplings. Oh, and they serve Shi Lin's famous Night Market Pork Chop!

The katsu craze is still on with Ginza Bairin setting up its 2nd branch at the UP Town Center. Can't wait to try the Unagi Katsu from the #1 Katsudon place in Japan. 

After all the hype they got from their first branch, IHOP continues to serve Classic American Breakfast for the Filipinos. Pancakes, Waffles, French Toasts and Omelettes, you name it, they got it! 
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Torch still keeps the fire burning with their fusion-inspired dishes. Their bestseller includes pizza, sushi and steaks.
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14. Tea Rock Cafe - Taiwan's Finest

If you don't fancy the unlimited Taiwanase noodles from Red Onion, maybe Tea Rock Cafe can satisfy your Taiwanese snack cravings with their milk teas and chicken chops.

15. Steveston Pizza

The shop that created a pizza buzz in Canada, Steveston Pizza offers artisan pizza of various elements and colors. Their 12" pizza ranges from P399 to P1,299 per order.

16. Vanilla Cupcake Bakery

Satisfy your sweet tooth with some cupcakes from Vanilla Cupcake Bakery. Choose your pick from their wide glass display showcasing their various cupcake flavors.

17. Lucca Bakery

If cupcakes are not enough for you, try the next door bakery named Lucca that serves pastries, breads, cakes and desserts.

18. Ryu Ramen & Curry

A business venture of singer-songwriter Mr. Ogie Alcasid, Ryu Ramen & Curry joins the still booming ramen craze in the Metro. They also have branches in Tomas Morato and SM Jazz Makati.

19. Highlands Coffee 

From Vietnam to the Philippines, Highlands Coffee brings their signature coffee blends in the country. Experience a taste of Vietnam in every cup. 

The doughnut shop with the never ending line of customers. There's no off-peak hours on their vocabulary, as patrons patiently and willingly wait for their freshly baked doughnuts. 

After the success of Japanese katsu here in the Philippines, Tonkyo Tonteki brings another dish famous in Japan- Tonteki (Pork Steak). Will a Tonteki Craze be next? 

Stock up on Japanese goodies from Family Mart and give in to the temptation of having that soft serve sundae twirl. 

An upscale dampa destination that specializes in what else but shrimp and other seafood favorites!

A place that specializes in toasts. And it's not just any ordinary toast. Cafe Shibuya takes pride in their high toast that's crunchy on the outside yet soft and chewy on the inside. Choose from a wide selection of sweet and indulgent dessert toasts or some tasty and delectable savory toast to fill up your appetite.

Check review of Cafe Shibuya here.

25. The Primary Kitchen Bar

Take advantage of their buy 1 take 1 cocktails all day, all night, everyday! 

That's 25 new foodie destinations in the burgeoning UP Town Center along Katipunan. I can't wait to dine in all restaurants I've listed here. It's just the perfect hangout place for students, families and foodies out there. Did I mention that parking is at a flat rate of P20? Hope they won't increase it anytime soon. :)

Check out the restaurants we've tried in UP Town Center:

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