What makes a mom? More than just giving birth, Mom is the woman who accepts you, wants the best for you, and helps you pick up the pieces when you’re down. This person has created space in her heart so you can have a forever home—whether she gave birth to you or not.

Celebrate Mom, Ma, Mama, or Inay this Mother’s Day! For all this incredible woman has given you, show her your love by surprising her with a beautiful bouquet, a special gift, and a delicious outing she’s sure to enjoy. Below, we list eight restaurant options at SM Malls for every type of mom.

Din Tai Fung
Perfect for: the Foodie Mom


Gift Mom a Michelin-star experience at Din Tai Fung. This Taiwanese restaurant also snagged a spot in The New York Times’ Top Ten Restaurants in the World list and the “World’s Greatest Dumpling” award from Forbes Magazine. Mom will enjoy savoring all the flavors found in Din Tai Fung’s creative dishes that are loved by food critics worldwide.

Must-tries: Pork Xiaolongbao (steamed pork soup dumplings), Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, Chocolate Lava Xiaolongbao

Perfect for: the Traditional-And-Cool Mom


For Mamas who love Filipino cuisine but want something different from the usual, bring her to Locavore. It serves one-of-a-kind but familiar interpretations of Filipino food, made with fresh homegrown ingredients. Bite into a fat chicken wing glazed with Kare Kare sauce, relish the duck lugaw with foie gras and crispy duck flakes, and finish off with a cold pinipig cereal with ube milk.

Must-tries: Sizzling Sinigang, Sugpo con Mayonesa, Inasalitos, Champorado ni Speedy, locally brewed beers

Perfect for: the Adventurous Mom


So your Inay has a taste for novelty—take her to the world-famous Chinese hot pot chain, Haidilao. It’s known for its Sichuan-inspired spicy broths made with Sichuan peppers, hot spices, and Asian ingredients. You and your Inay can bond over sampling meats and veggies you get to cook in spicy broths. You might even catch a performance the restaurant regularly hosts.

Must-tries: Feel free to experiment, make sure to get lots of sauces!

One World Deli
Perfect for: the Steak Lover Mom


Beyond letting you explore food from around the world, this deli is an under-the-radar spot for top-notch thick and meaty slabs of steak at a price that won’t hurt your wallet. Yay for your steak-loving Ma! She can even pair her steak dish with other local and international meats, seafood, breads, cheeses, wines, and desserts.

Must-tries: Thick steaks, Icelandic Saltverk Sea Salt, Tagaytay-based Money Eagles Beer

Niu by Vikings
Perfect for: the Family-First Mom


If mom’s worried that not all in the family will enjoy her favorite cuisine, don’t fret! Bring your family-first mother to Niu by Vikings to celebrate Mother’s Day. Here, everyone can find their favorite food and flavors, from Mediterranean, Chinese, Japanese, French, Italian fares, and more.

Must-tries: Binusog na Lechon, Pizzas, Yorkshire Pudding, Tikka Masala, New Zealand-syle lamb

Perfect for: the Classic Comfort Mom


For Katusdon, ramen, and other Japanese comfort food, Yayoi is a must-try. It also lets you experience the “teishoku”—set-menu dining that gives you one soup, three sides, a main dish, and rice. Part of the experience is the Japanese efficiency—each seat has an iPad where you order your meals so you can get your food in less than 15 minutes.

Must-tries: Tantanmen, Gyoza, Hitsumabushi (Nagoya-style grilled eel with dashi broth and a dab of wasabi), Beef Sukiyaki (beef slices, tofu, vegetables, udon, and noodles in sukiyaki sauce)

Paradise Dynasty
Perfect for: The Empowered Mom


Your luxury-loving mom will enjoy a fine dining experience at Paradise Dynasty. Known for its colorful, international-flavored Xiaolongbao, this multi-awarded restaurant serves authentic gourmet Chinese dishes in a luxurious ambiance—with its high ceilings, dragons carved on red accented walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Must-tries: International-flavored xiaolongbao (Original, Kimchi, Foie Gras, Black Truffle, Cheesy, Crab Roe, Garlic, Szechuan)

Perfect for: the Ramen-Lover Mom

Treat your ramen-loving Mom to a taste of Japan at Ippudo! This renowned ramen restaurant is famous for its rich and flavorful tonkotsu broth, made by simmering pork bones for hours. Ippudo offers a variety of other ramen options and delicious appetizers, so there's something to satisfy every ramen-loving Mom.

Must-tries: Akamaru Shinaji, Shiromaru Motoaji, Hakata Don

Choose from these restaurants and treat your mom this Mother’s Day to show her your love and appreciation. We ensure there’s a resto for all kinds of moms!

Make sure Mom, Mama, Ma, or Inay feels special on Mother’s Day—she deserves it.