“Saan tayo kakain?” is that one question that’s SO hard to answer when you’re at SM Supermalls with your family or circle of friends. Admit it or not, it can get kinda overwhelming with all the dining options that surround you. But worry no more because cause we’ve narrowed down a list of restaurants that serve big groups, which you can find at SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, and SM North Edsa:
Location: SM by the Bay, SM Mall of Asia Complex
Photos from Vikings
What can you expect from Vikings’ flagship store at the SM Mall of Asia? Literally, a lot! Gather everyone in this themed buffet restaurant that has every dish you can think of: From seafood, meat, pasta, salads, and pastries, to Filipino ulam, Italian cuisine, Korean street food, and French desserts—you name it, they got it! Vikings also offer special spreads from time to time, like their lineup of dishes for Oktober Fest which you can enjoy with unlimited beer.
Manam Comfort Filipino
Location: Ground Floor, South Wing Main Mall, SM Mall of Asia
The *best* dining place to visit after picking up your titos and titas from the airport is at Manam Comfort Filipino. This restaurant serves Filipino food with a playful twist, think Sinigang na Beef Short Rib & Watermelon (sounds unusual, but trust us it’s good!), Crispy Pancit Palabok (a dish where the noodles dissolve once the sauce is poured), and Turon of Mango & Kesong Puti with Ice Cream (hits the spot every. single. time). You also can’t miss out on their signature House Crispy Sisig which has received rave reviews from food critics!
Location: Ground Floor, North Wing Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia
T.G.I Fridays’ menu is pretty straightforward: There’s Baked Mac and Cheese, Ribeye Steak, Fish and Chips, and Classic Burger. In short, these are meals that are best shared with a big group whether it’s payday or you just want to have a casual lunch! Order T.GI Fridays’ platters in case you want the best of all worlds like Filipino Pork Liempo, Riblets, and Grilled Chicken + side dishes in one big serving plate. Have these over cocktails and liquors—Happy Hour starts at 2 p.m. daily!
Soban K-Town Grill
Location: 3rd Level, Building B, SM Megamall
Love samgyupsal? Soban K-Town Grill in SM Megamall will satisfy your cravings! The Korean resto specializes in high-quality meats like the Woo Samgyupsal, Dak Galbi, and Honey Spiced Beef Bulgogi. There’s an abundance of banchan or Korean side dishes, too, such as Gyeranmari (savory egg roll), Myeolchi Bokkeum (pan-fried dried anchovies with peanuts), and Kimchi that you won’t get enough of. Not (yet) a fan of K-bbq? Try the Rosé Tteokbokki, Japchae, or Dolsot Bimbimbap instead.
Din Tai Fung
Location: Ground Floor, Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall
You have probably seen videos about Din Tai Fung (their branch in SM Megamall is spacious enough to house large groups) on TikTok and it trended for a reason. The world-renowned Chinese restaurant from Taiwan is famous for its Pork Xiaolongbao and it’s the first thing you should order from their extensive menu, followed by the Crispy Beef Strips, Salted Egg Yolk Prawns, Noodles with House Special Spicy Sauce, and Fried Rice with Salted Fish. Finish off your meal with their *unforgettable* Chocolate Lava Xiaolongbao.
DADS World Buffet
Location: 4th Floor, SM Megamall
Every time you pass by DADS World Buffet, you’ll see a long line of people outside and we assure you that the wait is worth it. Celebrate your family member’s birthday or a friend’s promotion in this eat-all-you-can and affordable restaurant where you can savor their three spreads: Kamayan (Filipino), Saisaki (Japanese), and DADS (global cuisines). Note that it’s best to reserve your slot instead of walking in since you can save up to P200 per person!
Location: North Towers, SM North Edsa
If you’re up for a unique dining experience, check out Teppanya at SM North Edsa. It’s a teppanyaki bar resto where the food is grilled in front of you, so there’s extra ~*entertainment*~ included (the chef performs an amazing egg trick!). Splurge on their set meals that are good for six persons which include Ribeye Angus Prime, Lobsters, Salmon Teppan, Ebi Tempura, and more. A sushi selection also awaits you and this can be ordered ala carte!
Mango Tree Café
Location: 2nd Floor, City Center, SM North Edsa
Sawasdee ka! At Mango Tree Café, there’s no need for you to fly to Bangkok to taste the flavors of Thai cuisine. They’ve got all the comfort food that you can think of: A hearty bowl of Tom Yum, rich and aromatic Green Curry Beef Tenderloin, some crispy Spring Rolls, a refreshing Pomelo Salad with Shrimp, highly-seasoned Chicken Satay, an appetizing plate of Phad Thai, and even Mango Sticky Rice! Invite your friends here one Saturday night or have a date with the family for Sunday brunch.