Friday, December 5, 2014

Foodie Guide to Kapitolyo Food Trip (or Restaurant Hopping)

Living near Kapitolyo has its perks. It turned from residential to a must visit foodie destination. Since I have blogged about so many Kapitolyo restaurants, let me do a rundown of the different establishments and my personal favorites.

I absolutely love Japanese cuisine. If I could only choose one food to eat for the rest of my life, I would choose salmon sashimi. And Haru’s salmon sashimi is fresh and milky! Another must order is the beef teppanyaki.
Total damage: PHP500-1000 per head

Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant is located at 9 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

CAFÉ JUANITA

The eclectic and popular Filipino restaurant first started in Kapitolyo before it branched out to the busy Bonifacio Global City area. Do try their kare-kare and halo-halo.

Total damage: PHP700-1,500

Café Juanita is located at 19 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Ramen Cool is your simple no-frills Japanese restaurant. I was pretty disappointed with their ramen noodles but the other dishes like tempura and teriyaki are pretty okay. The one I love most though is their iced coffee.
Total damage: PHP500 per head

Ramen Cool is located at 25 East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

This place has been my favorite Vietnamese restaurant since I visited its Makati branch. The Bo Lu Lac is to die for. Tender and flavorful, every bite is such a delight!
Total damage: PHP500 per head

Вà Nôi’s is located at East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. It is on the same side as Three Sisters and across Milky and Sunny. 

One of the early players when Kapitolyo started to become a foodie hotspot, Nav serves modern Thai cuisines that are drool-worthy. I love the Son-in-Law Eggs as I looove century eggs. The Catfish salad is of course another staple order.
Total damage: PHP500-700 per head

Nav is located at United St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City (Across Pioneer Center and Ace Water Spa).

LONGGANISA SORPRESA

Been craving for Vigan, Lucban or what-have-you longganisa? You don’t have to drive all the way to those provinces just to taste those delectable longganisa. All you have to do is pay Longganisa Sorpresa a visit.

Total damage: PHP500

Longganisa Sorpresa is located at United St. Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City (Across Pioneer Center and Ace Water Spa).

This restaurant is fairly new in the area. If I got it correctly, Chef Boy Logro is part owner of this restaurant. I only got to try a few dishes but the Chinese Style Ossobucco left a good impression.
Total damage: PHP500-700 per head

Red Panda Bistro is located at 48 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For reservations, please call 475-0877.

The well-loved Spanish restaurant in San Juan is now in Kapitolyo as well. I wasn’t able to try the churros but everyone was raving about it. And the mere fact that it was sold out at 3 p.m. proves that it really is something worth trying. (Oh, and the paellas are amazing!)

Total damage: PHP500-1000 (depending on how many will be sharing the bill)

Calderon is located at 12-C East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. You may reach them at 0905 266 6982 or 0999 703 3299 for reservation or advance order.

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Kapitolyo. The anise pork belly and the vanilla pumpkin soup are just so delicious. Plus, those not so hidden stick figures on the brick walls are adorable! Do try the beef shanks!
Total damage: PHP800-1,200

Open Kitchen is located at 71-B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

The always jam-packed restaurant is not just some one-night hype. It actually serves really good Mexican food. You won’t go wrong with the stuffing as every single one is delicious! I’ll try oxtail next time. (They were out of that one as early as 11:30 am!!!) The mojito’s pretty refreshing too!
Total damage: PHP250-500

Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is located at 75 E. Capitol Drive, Pasig City, Metro Manila.

I witness this small restaurant start from being a quiet player in the market to a very popular and successful one. Who wouldn’t when its bacon slabs are to die for? The refreshing iced tea is such a delight as well. The sausage platters are really good too and a nice meal to share with friends. Plus, the cakes! Oh the cakes… <3 You might want to visit Epic Coffee for Poco Deli’s cakes too and pair it with coffee.

Total damage: PHP500-1000

Poco Deli is located at 21 East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City. 

CAB CAFÉ

A café that serves la paz bachoy? Yes, there’s one! Enjoy side by side some cakes and a warm bowl of la paz bachoy (though not recommended) in Cab Café! They also have burgers which are loved by my sister. [Sister Approved!]

Total damage: PHP300-500

Cab Café is located at 18 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Gostoso’s dishes are awesome! Priced at friendly prices, ordering two dishes for yourself isn’t such a bad idea. Try the Piri Piri Chickena dn the Porco Gostoso. And get the creamy corn as side dish. <3
Total damage: PHP500-700

Gostoso is located at 51-B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

CHARLIE’S

Yet another popular joint in Kapitolyo is the burger place called Charlie’s. The wagyu burgers are juicy, thick and flavorful. It’s hard to be girly while eating their burgers but who cares? It’s party in the mouth!

Total damage: PHP500

Charlie’s Grind and Grill is located at 16 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

This sandwich and ice cream place is also always packed with hungry diners. It is not a surprise at all as the place serves awesome sandwiches, steaks, fries and ice cream! I love the man sandwich and the Javan Hot Chocolate ice cream!
 
Total damage: PHP300-500

Mad Mark's is located at 23 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Thai Dara is another Thai restaurant in the area and compared to Nav, it has a homier feel. Simple plating and well lit restaurant, this place screams comfy. Their iced teas are also very refreshing!
Total damage: PHP300-500

Thai Dara is located at 23 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

JUANITO’S BISTRO

Juanito’s is a simple and no frills Filipino restaurant with a KTV on the second floor. I love the pakbet best.

Total damage: PHP400-600

Juanito’s Bistro is located at 50 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.           

LIA’S CAKES IN SEASON

Famous for its avocado cake, Lia’s has been one of the popular cake stores in Pasig. Plus its friendly prices add extra appeal to the discerning foodie market. (An avocado cake slice costs PHP85 while a whole cake costs PHP670.)

Total damage: PHP60-700

25 A&B East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Lazy to prepare your breakfast? Or are you craving for breakfast meal during lunch or dinner? Fret not as Milky and Sunny serves the fluffiest pancakes in Kapitolyo! Their big breakfasts are quick solutions to appease the hungry tummy.
Total damage: PHP300-500

Milky & Sunny is located at 9 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

THREE SISTERS

If you’re on the lookout for pancit or barbeque then this is the place to go to. One of the pioneers of the Kapitolyo food scene, Three Sisters serve the best pancit bihon and barbeque in the area. Our family for one orders from them every time there’s a pot luck occasion.

Total damage: PHP50-300

Three Sisters is located at 10 East Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Want some ribs or pork chops? Then visit Tomahawk. Don’t let its ground floor deceive you. They have a second floor and it is actually spacious! It’s a perfect place for group lunch or meetings.
Total damage: PHP500

Tomahawk Chops & Grill is located at 56-A East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Call them at 0917 840 9876 for reservations.

Rub Ribs is another rib place which has been around longer than Tomahawk. It also has more affordable dishes. The downside though is that the place is always packed. So visit them early. Really early! Oh, and do order their fried Oreos! Yum!
Total damage: PHP300-500

Rub Ribs & BBQ is located at 88 East Capitol Drive, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

KOOL KIDS

This ice cream place that makes use of nitrogen to make its ice cream cooler is also present in SM Megamall’s Fashion Hall. I loved the vanilla ice cream best! (I guess I really am getting old and opt for simpler flavors.)

Total damage: PHP150

Kool Kids is located at 56-A East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Want something Greek? Greeka Kouzina, another gem in San Juan, found a place in Kapitolyo as well at the ground floor of D Strip which is across Ace Water Spa. The moussaka and kebab are sumptuous!
Total damage: PHP500-700

Greeka Kouzina is located at the Ground Floor, D Strip, United St. Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

AVI 
This is also one of my favorite restaurants in Kapitolyo. The Sous Vide Hanging Tender Steak, Basil in Red soup and the Seafood Diablo pasta are must orders!
Total damage: PHP500-1000

Avi is located at D Strip, 20 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Locavore is one of the newest restaurants around but has created so much buzz already. Its Sizzling Sinigang, Max’s Boneless Fried Chicken and Lechon and Oyster Sisig are too good to skip.
Total damage: PHP700-1500

Locavore is located at 10 Brixton St., Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. It is right across the warehouse of Hallmark, Urban Ashram, and Edgy Veggy. It is also behind Pioneer Center Supermarket. For reservations, please call 632-9600. Locavore is open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. [Update: Locavore is now open for lunch!]
   
Want something healthy? Then Edgy Veggy is the place for you. This vegan restaurant has risotto balls, pasta, and meat alternative meals.
Total damage: PHP500

Edgy Veggy is located at 3 Brixton St., Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Mini tacos and calamares from St. Patrick’s sure hit the spot! Pair it with a glass of alcohol and hello Friday, even if it’s a Monday! Do try their Spam Chips too!
Total damage: PHP300-500

St. Patrick’s is located at 24-D East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

SMILE ELEPHANT

Smile Elephant is the third Thai restaurant in the area. You might miss it if you’re not familiar with the streets of Kapitolyo as it is located beside a car wash. Its milk tea is a must order!

Total damage: PHP300-500

Smile Elephant is located at 45 West Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Craving for Italian cuisine? Kapitolyo has it too. Try its 4 Stagoni pizza if you haven’t decided on which flavor of pizza to get.
Total damage: PHP700-1000

Grande Torino is located at 59 West Capitol Drive, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

ST. GERALD’S

Visiting this place makes me remember my grade school days. I would stay here and order chicken sandwich (which comes with PicNic) and their soup of the day. St. Gerald’s cakes are also great!

Total damage: PHP200-300

St. Gerald's is located at 12 United St., Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

Tired of Charlies but still craving for burgers? Then try Size Matters. It started as a small and humble business in the South and gained some following. Its juicy patty is something to look forward to. The lasagna is also cheesy good.
 
Total damage: PHP300-500

Size Matters is located at Ground floor, Ace Water Spa Building, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City. 

Fondue lover? Then you’ll love this place! They have a handful of savory fondues to choose from. They also have a good selection of wine to complement your fondue.
Total damage: PHP500-1000

Eleven Tables is located at the Ground Floor, Ace Water Spa and Hotel, United St. cor. Brixton St. Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

 
What better way to reward yourself after hours of swimming than to munch on a slice of strawberry shortcake and a cup of citrus tea? Ace Water Spa has yummy baked treats and their fruity tea is worth ordering too!
 
Total damage: PHP200-400

Ace Coffee Lounge is located at the lobby of Ace Water Spa, United St. corner Brixton St., Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City.

This milk tea place started small and branched out in less than a year. To add a bit of excitement with your milk tea, put in some popping bobba sinkers.
Total damage: PHP100

Cha Dao is located at #5 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig.

Happy food tripping!

-Gluttonshopper

2 comments:

  1. Have you tried Silantro's Nachos? they are the best!

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    1. I did on my first visit. It was overloaded with toppings. :)

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