Friday. End of a workweek. Finally! It’s payday, you reach out to your ATM get some moolah and group message your friends and ask them all out to the nearest watering hole or dive bars.
Nighttime is crazy out of town cousin of daytime. Because he has a different set of rules, more tolerance and an enabler most especially after hours. We do things we don’t do during daylight. We’re more open to friends of friends of friends of friends. Wait I lost connecting the levels. But you do get me right? After a few buckets of beer or emptying the bottle of that mid-range liquor at past 1 am. You all pay the tab and in a harmonious mindset, the final fight would be how awesome it is to go grab some food. How satisfying it is to go grab that cheeseburger, that Chelo Kebab or that hot tapsilog after hours of a drinking session? Late night is the easiest time to eat like a no one is watching you because eating like nobody is watching you is all about self-pleasure and very little else.
We’ve rounded up 10 highly recommended places around Metro Manila that are open late down to being open 24/7 to gratify your NEED to munch. All these menu recommendations for TASTE had been rated 4 Extra Rice Rating. If you don’t know what is our rating scale is, please click this link.
Hungry after a drinking session? Here are the top 10 food you should get! You’re a late-night guide around Metro Manila
1) Hungarian Meal at Whistlestop (24 hours)
Whistlestop 2.0 is a nicely designed restaurant with retro touches, much different from its original cowboy-styled incarnation. It’s open 24/7 and with ample parking spot and steady location.
2 pcs Hungarian sausage, 3-4 pcs of honey-cured bacon on a bed of their glorious rice mix. This is good to share for 2-3 people. Depending on how awesome your hunger is. If you eat like a MAN, then just share this with 1 person nevertheless. Ask for a side of honey mustard and a glass of ice-cold coke.
Address: # 28 Jupiter Street, Makati City.
2. The Shawarma at Ziggurat Makati (24 hours)
Smack behind the alley in Makati’s red district lies a 24-hour tower of Middle Eastern cuisine, a good place for dinner but an even better place for post-drinks grub. This is by far the only middle eastern restaurant with the most extensive selection. One of our favorite hidden place in Makati.
You can never go wrong with a good shawarma roll. It will outlive most food trends available in the metro. Perfect one hand snack that you can bite into furiously.
What makes their shawarma special is they don’t mince the meat so small and just spread it out. They serve it as sliced beef strips, with roasted onions and bell pepper.
Address: Durban Street Corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Tigris, Makati.
3. The Beef Pares at The Original Pares Mami House (24 hours)
I recommend ordering the classic Beef Pares, of course, the camaron rebusado and their campto soup. Good food stands the test of time. You do not need so many forward-thinking concepts and expensive restaurants to satisfy your search for palate satisfaction. A complete set of Pares will cost you 110php.
Address: N.S Amoranto Sr. Avenue, La Loma, Quezon City
4. The Roast Beef Pares in Kanto Freestyle 65°
It’s sweet and salty, garlic-infused with all the right stuff with the perfect side of sous vide poached egg. Kanto Freestyle is that perfect stopover when you want to sober up after a night up drinking and partying. Open 24/7 serving all-day Filipino and Western comfort food.
- Ground Floor, Continental Court Condominium, 47 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
- Operating Hours: Open 24 Hours 7 days a week
- Budget: 400/2 pax
5. The Pad Thai at Dusadee (24 hours)
Authentic Thai food that is cheap, clean and decently tasty. They source their spices directly from Thailand as the owner is from Thailand.
Photo Credit: @kuhrla
Their Pad Thai’s comparable to Fort or Makati restaurants that will charge you double or triple the price. The noodle is bouncy and chewy perfectly covered with the sauce, the right amount of meat and topped with fluffy eggs. The big-serving size for just 110php.
Address: 40 Aguirre Ave, Parañaque City, Metro Manila
6. The Unli Samgyupsal at The Premier Samgyupsal (24 hours)
When only one order of meat is not enough trying the Unlimited Samgyupsal Beef and Pork set of Premier Samgyupsal. Their unlimited sets include unlimited sides, unlimited egg, and a seafood broth. This is on top of their Aged Pork, and USDA Beef. It’s such a steal at 580 PHP per person. There are several branches of this joint, but you’d rather eat at this branch to guarantee consistency.
They have several branches in Malate, Tomas Morato, and Las Pinas area.
7. The Carne Asada at El Chupacabra
From the same group that brought us Mexicali, Cafe Mediterranean, Fishbar Boracay fame. El Chupacabra is located along Felipe Street near the corner of Polaris Street with the table overflowing into the actual street.
One of the best taco place in Metro Manila. It is cheap, and it is greasy the way a street taco should be.
Address: 5782 Felipe Street, Makati, Luzon 1200, Philippines
8. The Goulash and the Gnagi at Old Swiss Inn (24 Hours)
Old Swiss Inn opened their first branch in 1946, and after 70 years, they still serve consistently good European fare. The best thing is they are open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
Their Goulash is a thick tomato broth with tender beef and stewed vegetables. It’s rich in flavor and has the right amount of spice. Warm and comforting. The Gnagi, on the other hand, is exactly what you want after a night of drinking, think the German version of the crispy pata, served on a bed of sauerkraut. You have that crispy skin, tender meat and the right amount of fat.
The best part about this is, if you have a sweet tooth you can always have their Toblerone fondue.
Address: Ground Floor, Somerset Olympia Bldg. Makati Ave corner Sto. Tomas St. Urdaneta, Makati City
9. The Beef Shawarma Rice at Yalla Yalla
Sliced beef with chopped vegetables on a bed of biryani rice. Drizzle the right amount of their garlic yogurt sauce and let the flavors melt together. Shawarma is always a good idea.
Address: 5652 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati City
10. The Goto in Goto Tendon (24 hours)
Their Goto tendon (small size) came with a quail egg, spring onions, fried garlic and a side of chicharon for that added texture. The broth itself was flavorful that you only needed to add a bit of calamansi. Each element topped on the goto gave an added flavor and dimension to the dish.
At Goto Tendon, an amusing revamp of the Pinoy lugawan/paresan set in an air-conditioned dining area seems enticing enough.
Goto Tendon (with several branches)
Forget your diet, forget your Kales for a moment. Late night, after drinking eating is that sweet spot moment where you can EAT for pleasure.
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