It might have been months (or years) since you last headed out and enjoyed a meal from your favorite restaurant. If you’re hesitant to dine in but really miss eating at the mall, consider outdoor dining, which is said to be a safer alternative when it comes to minimizing the risk of getting COVID-19. SM malls have plenty of open-air areas with socially distanced tables and adequate ventilation for a safe dining experience. Here are some restaurants where you can have a great meal in an outdoor setting.
Make your way to Shake Shack for burgers that look and taste good. Pair any of their burgers with crinkle-cut cheese fries and a hand-spun shake, which come in yummy flavors like chocolate, salted caramel, and the Manila exclusive ube. Want some Korean chicken? They’ve got new Korean-inspired items on their menu like the Gochujang Chick’n Bites (just P265 for 10 pieces!) and Gochujang Fries—available for a limited time only. Munch on these goodies at the Mega Fashion Hall Terrace near the mall entrance, which is just a few steps away from Shake Shack.
G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Hap Chan is home to an extensive Chinese cuisine menu, which might make it hard for you to choose—in a good way. Here, you can get dim sum, noodles, roasts, and hot pot—all available in servings that are good for sharing with the family. Plus, buy one order of Sweet and Sour Chicken Fillet and get another one for free! This promo is from October 11 to 29, 2021.
Lower GF, SM Southmall, Alabang Zapote Road, Las Piñas
Yabu: House of Katsu
Yabu has made a name for itself when it comes to katsu or Japanese-style breaded cutlets. While you can get the usual pork, chicken, and seafood katsu sets, you can enjoy katsu baos and curry katsu here, too! Plus, the side dishes that come with each katsu set—shredded cabbage, miso soup, and rice—are all refillable.
Level 2, North Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Craving ribs? Head over to RACKS! Here, you can find value-for-money ribs—take your pick from the classic ribs, boneless pork ribs, to beef ribs. Also check out their Blue Plate Specials available on weekdays, where you can get meals like Rib & Chicken, Fish & Chips, Surf & Turf, among other specialties. Their branch in SM Mall of Asia has al fresco dining, where you can enjoy the cool breeze, especially at night.
G/F North Veranda, Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
Banapple is popular for its huge servings at affordable prices. Case in point: the Hickory Smoked Barbecued Country Ribs come with a generous serving of rice and corn on the side; and the Lasagna Roll-Ups are packed with herby cream, Parmesan cheese, and tomato meat sauce. Banapple’s SM North EDSA branch has an al fresco setup, but you can also find outdoor seating options at the SkyGarden. Plus, show your COVID-19 vaccination card and get a Homebrewed Iced Tea for free!
2/F Sky Garden, SM City North EDSA North Avenue corner EDSA, Quezon City
Champorado with a twist? You can get it at Providore. Their ube-flavored porridge is made richer with white chocolate tres leches sauce, topped with crispy dangit for that salty contrast. Avail of their Buy 1, Take 1 ube champorado deal until October 31! For heftier meals, you can choose from Providore’s bistro plates, pasta bowls, and baked goods. It’s located near SM Aura Premier’s The Pocket Park, where bikers can park their ride and get some grub.
G/F SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
While American-Chinese fast-food chain Panda Express is known for their signature orange chicken cooked in a sweet, spicy, and tangy sauce, they also have the Kung Pao Chicken or chunks of stir-fried chicken thigh in a peppery sauce mixed with nuts and veggies. Other favorites on the menu include the Broccoli Beef, Eggplant Tofu, and Savory Shrimp. It’s just a couple of steps away from the Mega A Covered Walkway al fresco area!
UG/F SM Megamall Building A, Mandaluyong City
Vikings Luxury Buffet
Feeling indulgent? Check out Vikings Luxury Buffet. There are over 400 dishes to choose from, so make sure you mind your pace as you explore all stations! Leave some room in your tummy for the roast beef and binusog na lechon from the carving station, the sushi and sashimi selection at the Japanese station, and of course, sweet treats to wrap up your filling meal. Vikings has outdoor dining options for guests who are fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, or unvaccinated. For those who are fully vaccinated, just show your COVID-19 vaccination card and get 25% off when you dine in as a group of four. This promo runs until November 30, 2021.
Building B, SM By The Bay Complex, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City
Find more outdoor dining areas and promos at https://www.smsupermalls.com/sm-vax-shop-dine.