11 restaurants join 'The Choice 2018' hall of fame


Posted at Aug 04 2018 04:39 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2018 03:11 PM

MANILA – A total of 11 dining establishments have been included in this year’s The Choice hall of fame. 

Now on its fourth year, The Choice recognizes the most popular restaurants, hotels, and culinary personalities in the Philippines. 

Winners are chosen via an online poll among thousands of food enthusiasts.

View the slideshow below for the 2018 hall of fame awardees:

1. Favorite pizza: Yellow Cab


2. Favorite crispy pata: Barrio Fiesta


3. Favorite lechon: Elar’s


4. Favorite steak: Mamou


5. Favorite cocktail bar: ABV


6. Favorite Filipino restaurant: Locavore


7. Favorite American restaurant: Chili’s


8. Favorite Spanish restaurant: Alba


9. Favorite Italian restaurant: Amici


10. Favorite buffet restaurant: Niu by Vikings


11. Favorite Restaurant with the Best Service: House of Wagyu


The results of The Choice awards were announced on Saturday at the ongoing World Food Expo at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Here are the rest of the winners:


Favorite burger: Army Navy
Favorite fried chicken: Jollibee 
Favorite sisig: Dencio’s
Favorite barbecue: Amber
Favorite hotdog/sausage: Brotzeit
Favorite ramen: Ippudo
Favorite donut: J.Co
Favorite ensaymada: Hizon’s
Favorite frozen dessert: Razon’s halo-halo
Favorite pastry/cake/cupcake: Estrel’s 
Favorite coffee shop: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Favorite 24/7 restaurant: Recovery Food
Favorite Chinese restaurant: King Chef
Favorite Korean restaurant: Samgyeupsalamat
Favorite Japanese restaurant: Yabu
Favorite Mexican restaurant: Silantro
Favorite Latin American restaurant: Senor Pollo
Favorite European restaurant: Old Swiss Inn
Favorite fine dining restaurant: Blackbird
Favorite fast food restaurant: McDonald’s
Favorite classic restaurant (1987 and older): Max’s
Favorite new restaurant: Fyre


Favorite Metro Manila 5-star hotel: Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Favorite out-of-town resort hotel: Discovery Shores Boracay
Favorite hotel buffet: HEAT, EDSA Shangri-La Manila
Favorite specialty hotel restaurant: Summer Palace, EDSA Shangri-La Manila


Favorite chef: Kel Zaguirre