5 must-try restaurants in and around Tomas Morato


Posted at Jan 05 2017 06:48 PM | Updated as of Jan 05 2017 08:20 PM

MANILA - Tomas Morato is known for its vibrant nightclubs. The area is so popular among millennials who want to spend their Friday night drinking booze and hitting the dance floor. 

But did you know that Tomas Morato is also studded with must-try restaurants that cater to different palates? 

Here are some of the best food places in the area as recommended by restaurant finder app Zomato: 

1. Leann's Tea House

Bibimbap. Trisha Garcia for ABS-CBN News

Cuisine: Korean

Address: 105-R Mother Ignacia Corner Sct. Madrinan Street, South Triangle

Far from its name, Leann's Tea House is not a tea house at all. It is a Korean restaurant that serves one of the most authentic dishes in the area. 

Kimchi Fries. Trisha Garcia for ABS-CBN News

They have set meals -- from appetizers to desserts -- that are perfect for the whole gang. Their menu comprises of Bibimbap, Kimbap, Samgeopsal, and of course, Kimchi. 

2. Zensho 

Sushi and sashimi. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: 168 Tomas Morato Corner Roces Avenue, Sacred Heart

This Japanese Restaurant is known for its all-you-can-eat service, where you can order different freshly prepared Japanese dishes. 

Oyster Motoyaki. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Their bestsellers include the Oyster Motoyaki, Ebi Tempura and Sukiyaki Steak. The sushi and sashimi, which are beautifully arranged in a boat-shaped bowl, are also a must-try. 

3. Jipan 

Sushi pizza. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Cuisine: Japanese

Address: Ground Floor, Robinsons Magnolia

Known for their freshly baked bread and pastries, Jipan also serves authentic Japanese dishes. 

California Maki. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

This certified "Tita place" serves made-to-order California Maki, sushi pizzas, salads, and hot noodles. You can also have your afternoon coffee or tea in Jipan, partnered with your choice of cake or cookie. 

Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Jipan also has branches in SM Megamall, Capitol Commons, Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, and 220 Pilar Street. 

4. Grind & Co.

Chicken wings. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Cuisine: American

Address: 28-C Scout Tuason Street, Laging Handa

Looking for a place where you can chill after your drinking session? Grind & Co. has the perfect midnight snack for you. 

Grind burger. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

This hole in the wall in Scout Tuason serves different flavors of wings: Buffalo, Lemon, Garlic Parmesan, Teriyaki, Sweet Soy, Sweet Chili, and Black Pepper. They also have different burgers, sausages, and nacho flavors. 

Davao chocolate gelato Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Here, you can also order your favorite gelato from Manila Creamery. 

5. Lola Ote

Isaw, pork and chicken barbecue. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Cuisine: Filipino

Address: 26 Courtyard Building, Sgt. Esguerra Street, South Triangle

If you're a street food fanatic, you might want to check out this infamous "isaw place" in the area. 

Pork sisig. Rhys Buccat, ABS-CBN News

Lola Ote is known for their well-marinated barbecues, which are 12 and 18 inches in length. They also have isaw in pork and chicken. 

Their sisig, meanwhile, is a perfect match with ice-cold beer.