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About Restaurants / Dining in Quezon City

Metro Manila is home to so many great eats. Offering a variety of options for places to dine plus a wide range of cuisine and dishes to choose from, you don't have to go far in search of good food because Metro Manila has it all. The entire megacity promises an exciting food trip but if you're looking for one of the best and most popular places in the metro for some delicious grub, then go for Quezon City. From simple eateries and casual dining restaurants to fancy spots and even food parks, the largest city in the Philippines has it all.

A hotspot for gastronomical experiences

Quezon City was once the capital of the Philippines. But even after that title has been given to the city of Manila, Quezon City remains to be a hub for lifestyle and entertainment because of its numerous malls, various attractions, and of course, dining choices.

If you're going on a Quezon City food crawl, then it's best that you identify which location you're going to be focusing on. Quezon City has so many renowned food communities where you'll find rows upon rows of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, so whether you enjoy eating Pinoy food or prefer American, Italian, or Japanese, you'll surely find the place that will satisfy your craving.

QC's food districts

One of the most popular food districts in the metro is located within Teachers Village in Quezon City. One of the first food districts in Metro Manila, Maginhawa Street is popular among food trippers because of its array of dining options. At first, it only had a few restaurants catering to the hungry students and locals, but as the years went by, more and more restaurants started filling up its stretch. Establishments such as restaurants, holes-in-the-wall, and even food parks have found their home at this street.

Friuli Trattoria is one of the pioneer restaurants in Maginhawa. From pizzas, pastas, and even gelato, this restaurant is the go-to place if you're craving for some authentic Italian fare. Up until now, it remains one of the most popular establishments in the district for a meal. Meanwhile, Crazy Katsu is the answer to your Japanese food cravings. Aside from katsudon¸ you may also order sukiyaki and curry rice at this affordable Japanese joint. Beyond these two favorite restaurants, there's a lot more that you can enjoy at this premier food district.

Food parks are another place where you can eat in Maginhawa. These establishments are perfect for foodies who are picky when it comes to food, as you can order dishes from various kiosks. StrEATand Merkanto International Street Food are just two of the food parks you'll find in the district, both of which offer various cuisines and grub so if you can't decide between eating pad thai or chicken wings, then you can just head to a food park.

Katipunan is another great place for a food trip. The vibe is the same as Maginhawa since it is located near schools and universities but with the presence of the UP Town Center Mall, more popular and upscale restaurants can also be found there so if you feel like spending a bit more for delicious food, it's a great place for you to eat as well. Chubby Chicken, Game Over PH, Third Cup Café, and Jeepney Bistro are just a few places where you can get some delicious grub when in Katipunan. Meanwhile, if you prefer to eat within UP Town Center, then it's a must that you check out Casa Verde, Mama Lou's Italian Kitchen and Backyard Kitchen + Brew for your food trip.

Buffets in Quezon City

For big eaters, there are also some buffet joints in Quezon City where you can have an eat-all-you-can experience.

Hotel Rembrandt's The Lobby offers buffets for every meal of the day, from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even meryenda so have your fill of delicious dishes at any time. Meanwhile, the Garden Café at Luxent Hotel offers buffet-style dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.