LOOK: Restaurants in 'The Choice' hall of fame

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 05 2017 05:36 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2017 04:17 PM

MANILA – The most popular restaurants, hotels, and culinary personalities were recognized once again in The Choice awards, which is now on its third year.

A total of 21 dining establishments were included in The Choice’s Hall of Fame for winning for three consecutive years. Leading the pack is Antonio’s in Tagaytay, now a Hall of Famer for four categories: Favorite fine dining restaurant, favorite restaurant for a romantic date, favorite restaurant with the best ambiance, and favorite restaurant with the best restroom. 

View the slideshow below for the complete list of Hall of Fame awardees:

1. Favorite fast food burger: Burger King

Facebook.com/burgerkingph

2. Favorite gourmet burger: 8 Cuts

Facebook.com/8cutsburgers

3. Favorite fried chicken: KFC

Facebook.com/kfcphilippines

4. Favorite sisig: Gerry’s Grill

Facebook.com/gerrysgrill.com.ph

5. Favorite barbecue: Aristocrat

Facebook.com/TheOriginalAristocrat

6. Favorite hotdog/sausage: S&R

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7. Favorite ramen: Ramen Nagi

Facebook.com/RamenNagiManil

8. Favorite donut: Krispy Kreme

Facebook.com/krispykremeph

9. Favorite ensaymada: Mary Grace

Facebook.com/CafeMaryGrace

10. Favorite frozen treat: Dairy Queen

Facebook.com/dairyqueenphilippines

11. Favorite for pastries, desserts, cakes, and cupcakes: Conti’s

Facebook.com/contispastryshopandrestaurant

12. Favorite coffee shop: Starbucks

Facebook.com/Starbucks

13. Favorite Chinese restaurant: Gloria Maris

Facebook.com/GloriaMaris.Restaurant

14. Favorite Korean restaurant: Bulgogi Brothers

Facebook.com/Bulgogi.Brothers

15. Favorite Mexican restaurant: El Chupacabra

Facebook.com/Elchupacabraph

16. Favorite hotel buffet: Spiral

Facebook.com/SpiralManila

17. Favorite fine dining restaurant, Favorite restaurant for a romantic date, and Favorite restaurant with the best ambiance: Antonio’s

Facebook.com/antoniostagaytay

18. Favorite family-friendly restaurant: Chili’s

Facebook.com/ChilisPhilippines

19. Favorite fast food restaurant: Jollibee

Facebook.com/JollibeePhilippines

20. Favorite 24/7 restaurant: North Park

Facebook.com/northparkgreatnoodles

21. Favorite Thai Restaurant: People's Palace

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Winners of The Choice are selected via an online poll among thousands of food enthusiasts. 

The awarding event is organized by the food blog Our Awesome Planet, the blogging collective The KTG, and the World Food Expo.

Here are the rest of the winners this year:

RESTAURANTS

Favorite pizza: Yellow Cab (repeat)
Favorite crispy pata: Barrio Fiesta (repeat)
Favorite lechon: Elar’s (repeat)
Favorite steak restaurant: Mamou (repeat)
Favorite cocktail bar: ABV (repeat)
Favorite Filipino restaurant: Locavore (repeat)
Favorite American restaurant: Chili’s (repeat)
Favorite Japanese restaurant: Izakaya Kikufuji (repeat)
Favorite Spanish restaurant: Alba (repeat)
Favorite Italian restaurant: Amici (repeat)
Favorite European restaurant: Old Swiss Inn
Favorite Thai restaurant: People’s Palace
Favorite Latin restaurant: Señor Pollo
Favorite buffet restaurant: Niu by Vikings
Favorite student hangout: Starbucks (repeat)
Favorite restaurant for corporate events/office parties: Max’s
Favorite new restaurant opened in 2016/2017: Poke Poke
Favorite restaurant with the best service: House of Wagyu (repeat)
Favorite hangover/recovery restaurant: Recovery Food (repeat)
Favorite classic restaurant (1987 and older): Aristocrat

OUT OF TOWN RESTAURANTS

Favorite restaurant in Baguio: Café by the Ruins (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Pampanga: Aling Lucing’s Sisig (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Tagaytay: Antonio’s (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Bacolod: Aida’s Chicken Inasal at Manokan Country (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Cebu: Casa Verde (repeat)
Favorite restaurant in Davao: Jack’s Ridge (repeat)

HOTELS

Favorite non-buffet hotel specialty restaurant: Summer Palace at EDSA Shangri-La
Favorite hotel staycation: Sofitel
Favorite hotel breakfast: Sofitel
Favorite hotel swimming pool: Sofitel
Favorite 5-star hotel in Metro Manila: Sofitel
Favorite beach resort hotel: Discovery Shores Boracay

CHEFS

Favorite chef: Tony Boy Escalante
Hottest male chef: Rob Pengson
Hottest female chef: Jackie Ang Po