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Few would claim Philippine food was among Asia’s best. However, Filipinos love food, especially a long lunch, eaten with their hands off a banana leaf. Manila is one of the most affordable places to enjoy Thai, Chinese, Japanese, French, and Italian food to international standards. Excellent service and beautiful settings make Manila a happy place to wine and dine.
So here are the top restaurants in Manila, Philippines:
Via MareVia Mare has great views and even better fresh seafood, including an oyster bar. This is a must for oyster lovers! There are several locations across the city, the first outlet opened in 1982, and over the years, Via Mare has become one of Manila’s most celebrated seafood restaurants.
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SalaEnjoy sumptuous modern Italian / European cuisine and excellent wine list at Sala. This intimate restaurant with a modern and sophisticated ambiance serves some of the finest European food dishes in the city and the essence lies on the quality and freshness of every ingredients.
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Le Petit SouffléBeing one of the popular French restaurant in Manila, it dedicates well known French Japanese cuisines in a relax and cozy ambiance. People are here to try their classic desserts as well as enjoying their nice services.

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Casa Armas Tapas Bar Y RestauranteLooking for some Spanish cuisines in Manila? Order your reservations online and try the fascinating Spain's regional dishes here. With a large variety of choices in their menu, you will definitely find something that will suit your taste, or why not try their signature dish : Paella Valenciana.?
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TrellisBest service when it comes to authentic Filipino cuisine for affordable prices. Food that is prepared according to a family recipe that has been passed down through several generations. With its high popularity among locals, Trellis provides local signature cuisines, like "sisig" and "burong hipon" for you to enjoy in a joyful and casual environment.
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Harbor View RestaurantThis restaurant has been in the business for more than 18 years and due to its location on Manila Bay, it offers an amazing harbor view. The menu has a very wide variety of Filipino favorites. House specialties are seafood cooked in chili and deep fried shrimps.
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G Point Smörgåsbord & BarAt this restaurant, you can enjoy a large 'all you can eat' buffet (called smörgåsbord in Swedish) with various Swedish, European and Filipino food. You should come here with an empty stomach and be ready to dig into the yummy food. Also serving pizza, steaks and vegetarian food.
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Casa RocesAt this hidden gem, you can eat Filipino and Spanish cuisine in a sophisticated but yet a casual ambience. Casa Roces is a stylish restaurant and best described as 'classic-meets-contemporary´. On the menu, you will find fish, pasta and meat dishes, which are well presented.
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Banana LeafBanana Leaf is a multi-awarded international restaurant chain serving delights of modern Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese, and Indonesian cuisine. At this restaurant, they present the food on a banana leaf, hence its name. The highly skilled master chefs ensure that every dish is made with perfection and high quality.
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Nobu ManilaNobu is a well-known restaurant chain with location across the world and one is at the Nobu Hotel Manila. From the menu, you can pick innovative Japanese cuisine cooked to perfection by the expert chefs. It attracts a hip crowd and celebrities. Signature dishes includes black cod miso and lobster with wasabi pepper sauce as well as sushi.

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The AristocratAnother chain of restaurants, Aristocrat is famous for its chicken barbecue with Java rice among other Filipino comfort food like kare-kare (Filipino stew) and crispy pata (crispy deep-fried pork leg). This Filipino-owned family corporation has a reputation as “The Philippines’ Most Popular Restaurant” and has become a landmark that inspired the development of the restaurant industry within the country.
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Bistro RemediosExperience great country cooking in a chic bistro setting at Bistro Remedios. It is the best dining experience foreign guests should try if they are looking for local home cooking. The restaurant also has a trio who serenades clients with Tagalog and regional songs. For those who prefer private dining, Bistro Remedios has function rooms that can accommodate 12 to 50 persons. Bistro Remedios is located at the Remedios Circle in Malate, Manila.
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