Top Restaurants in Metro Manila that Are Perfect for Your Barkada’s Night Out

Finally! After countless suggestions, everyone in the group chat has agreed on a time and date for your barkada get-together. Next comes another challenging feat – choosing the restaurant.

Luckily, there are a ton of popular, alluring, and uniquely-themed cafes and restaurants around Metro Manila. Whatever you guys feel like eating and whichever city you choose to meet in, there’s bound to be a place for you.

In this article, you’ll find a list of different restaurants that’ll leave you satisfied—and make you ask for seconds.


1. Ludo Boardgames Bar & Cafe

Photo from Ludo: Boardgame Bar & Cafe Facebook

Why not challenge your barkada to some friendly competition over boardgames? Ludo Boardgame Bar & Café offers an array of table games – some not sold locally – that cater to every person’s interest. You can call on a game master to teach you how to play games you’ve never encountered before.

With a budget of ₱300 per head, you and your friends can already fill your stomachs with Ludo’s food and drinks. You can opt for rice meals, pasta, or just go straight to desserts. They also offer beers, hard drinks, and cocktails, for those who are going to be playing until the wee hours of the night.

If you’re not in the mood for a heavy meal, your barkada can share various finger foods such as their Super Nachos, Cheese Gyoza, and Bacon Cheese Balls. They also offer “special drinks” such as their vanilla milkshake, boozified chocolate, and butterscotch beer.

Address: Scout Fuentebella Corner Scout Torillo Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City

Restaurant Hours: 4:00 pm- 12:00 am (Monday-Thursday), 4:00 pm – 2:00 am (Friday), 12:00 noon – 2:00 am (Saturday), and 12:00 noon-12:00 am (Sunday)

Mode of Payment: Cash and cards are accepted


2. Bondi & Bourke

Photo from Philippine Primer

If someone in your barkada is celebrating an important milestone in his or her life, Bondi & Bourke is one of the best places to splurge a bit more money on.

Founded by world-renowned chef Wade Watson, Bondi & Bourke aims to introduce Australian cuisines to Manila. The restaurant itself screams of sophistication. Its posh interior and cozy ambiance make it the perfect place to gather and celebrate.

Some of Bondi & Bourke’s popular dishes are their Fresh Australian Seabass, Australian Burger, and Prawn and Bacon Wedge. The best part about these dishes is that they come in large servings. Whether you choose to devour a whole meal by yourself or split the dishes with your friends, you’re sure to leave this restaurant with a happy stomach.

Address: Ground Floor, Cattleya Condominium Building, Salcedo Corner Aguirre Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Restaurant Hours: 11:00 am-10:00 pm (Daily)

Mode of Payment: Cash and cards are accepted


3. Samgyupsalamat

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The Korean culture has made such a huge impact in the Philippines over the recent years. This paved the way for the unlimited Korean barbeque business to boom. So, if your barkada is ready to fill their guts with meat and side dishes, Samgyupsalamat is the place to be. For only ₱500 each, you can get the authentic Korean BBQ experience.

Samgyupsalamat offers numerous selections of pork and beef for you and your friends to choose from. Grill unlimited servings of meat, including Daepae Samgyupsal (pork belly), Beef Samgyupsal (American beef short plate), Buljib Samgyupsal (tenderized fresh pork belly & herb pepper), and many more.

Address: UnliCity, Third Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City

Restaurant Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Sunday-Thursday), and 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Friday-Saturday)

Mode of Payment: Cash only


4. Mitsuyado Sei-Men

Photo from Mitsuyado Sei-Men Facebook

The Ramen Craze in Manila is now in full swing! Mitsuyado Sei-Men is a great way to introduce your friends to various Japanese dishes that are bound to please their taste buds.

As you enter the restaurant, its interior will make you feel as if you’re in the land of the rising sun yourself. Your friends get to enjoy Mitsuya Sei-Men’s Japanese street-food ambiance, which was greatly influenced by the Shin-Yokohama Ramen Museum, located in Yokohama, Japan.

Even though none of their dishes go over ₱500, it’s better to bring extra cash in case you want to add side orders or additional toppings. Don’t forget to try the restaurant’s most popular dish: Double Cheese Sauce Tsukemen, ramen noodles dipped with parmesan cheese and tonkatsu sauce with yuzu.

Address: 22 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City

Restaurant Hours: 11:00 am-11:00 pm (Daily)

Mode of Payment: Cash and cards are accepted



Eating out with friends is always a great experience to have. You not only get to catch up on each other’s lives, but you also get to unwind from a busy day at the office.

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