Restaurants in San Juan are known to having unique and affordable dishes. So we checked out the hype to see if these restaurants are really sure to make your tummy happy.
The thing about San Juan restaurants is that most of them are rented houses turned into restaurants. What’s beautiful about it is that you get to see how creative Filipinos can get not only with their dishes, but with their interiors as well.
If you’re looking for barkada food trip places, a new food adventure, or just a place to eat with your loved ones, then keep reading. These restaurants in San Juan will take you on a different culinary journey under P500!
1. Chef Laudico Guevarra’s
387 P.Guevarra St, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
If you have a big appetite and love Filipino dishes, Guevarra’s is calling for your name! For only P399, you get to enjoy a glorious buffet with a wide variety of classic Filipino dishes. The restaurant is homey and the ambiance feels quite sophisticated. It’s the perfect restaurant for Sunday family lunch or date night with your bae.
If you’ve ever passed by this restaurant, you would see that the parking is always full and the restaurant is always flocked with people. To understand the hype, you’d have to try the food yourself.
Since it’s a buffet, you can have as much food as you want and you can guarantee that everything tastes as good as it looks. They serve classic Filipino dishes such as Beef Kare-Kare, Palabok, and more! There is also a dessert table where you can have unlimited soft-serve ice cream.
2. Tori Tori Kushiyaki Snack Bar
197 Wilson, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
This is for all Japanese food lovers out there. You seriously need to try Tori Tori Kushiyaki Snack Bar’s skewers and sushi. Their food is affordable (P450 for approx 2 pax) and they serve perfectly seasoned sticks of wagyu, squid, chicken and more!
Don’t forget to order beer to have the full experience! Every Monday to Wednesdays, they offer a buy one take one promo for the beers. This snack bar will definitely get your mouth watering. Heads up though. The restaurant is rather small, so it’s ideal for when you’re in a hurry and just need a food fix.
196 A. Mabini, Lungsod ng San Juan, 1556 Kalakhang Maynila
7 Flavors is literally named because each table provides seven flavors to tickle your taste buds: sweet, salty, sour, spicy, bitter, astringent, and umami. This restaurant will take you to all places with their range of dishes! Think of it as a culinary tour to Filipino, Mexican, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and American cuisines. From Mondays to Thursdays, their lunch buffet is only at P400!
The people’s favorite station and a must try in 7 Flavors is their taco station. They provide a hard taco shell, ground beef or pork, shredded lettuce, fresh salsa, and cheese.
17 J. Abad Santos Drive, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Probably the biggest hype for Filipinos right now is Korean Barbecue grills. With all these K-dramas swirling around like Weightlifting Fairy, you can’t help but crave Korean food.
Sodam is one of the most sulit KBBQs around Metro Manila. Yes, it’s a buffet with UNLIMITED beef! The best part? It only costs P365! But be sure to book a reservation at least 2 days prior to going there so that you won’t have to wait 30 minutes for a vacant table. It’s that popular now, but I swear, it’s so worth it.
5. Oyasumi Ramen
Unit 3, 308 P. Guevarra St. corner Seaview St., Little Baguio, San Juan, 1504 Metro Manila
Tired of eating instant ramen noodles? Or are you simply craving something hot and soupy? Well then, Oyasumi Ramen is one of the best Ramen places in Manila! The spice in the soup is perfect and it will surely satisfy your authentic ramen cravings for only P370.
The best seller in Oyasumi Ramen is their Yokohama Lekei Ramen. Pair it with their delicious Gyoza and you’re tummy is sure to be happy. The burst of flavours will make you forget your name. They also have a branch in SM Megamall, too.
213 Wilson Street, San Juan, 1500 Metro Manila
If you’re looking for perfectly flavored, authentic kebab, Behrouz Persian restaurant will provide only the best. The serving is big and each bite only gets better and better. Two long kebabs with a generous amount of rice is only P300! It’s good enough to satisfy two people.
All I can say is that this restaurant is definitely underrated. The ambiance is a little too simple, which may be the cause of it being underrated, but the Persian food makes up for it!
So what are you waiting for? Share this post or tag a friend to head over San Juan for your next food trip!