Restaurants Around the Metro
with the Best Seafood Dishes
By Therese Aseoche
When you find yourself with fishy cravings, consider these top spots in Metro Manila that serve a variety of dishes to satisfy your hankering!
Everyone knows and loves this classic Greek restaurant. Its consistent food quality and amazing service has made it one of the Filipino foodie’s all-time favorites. Although your dining experience wouldn’t be complete without trying Cyma’s must-eat meat dishes, it has a number of delicious seafood dishes too, like the Greek Clams Pasta, Giant Shrimp, and Salmon Fillet roasted or grilled to your liking.
The newest kid on the block to claim best Fish and Chips in Metro is CargoFish, a pop-up stall at Uptown Place Mall. For an affordable price, you get a hefty meal with your choice of fish (must-tries are tilapia and dory), two sides, and one of the special dips (best of which is the Lime Chili Cilantro).
Lot 5A, Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City
Open Monday to Sunday from 5 A.M. to 3 A.M.
Credit must be given where credit is due, and Seaside Dampa Macapagal still reigns as a place where you can have your fill of a variety of fresh seafood at affordable prices. Scour through stalls and put your haggling skills to the test to bag the best and freshest finds to eat.
Hai Kang Seafood Restaurant
27 Wilson Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M., 6 P.M. to 10 P.M.
(+632) 570 63 25, (+632) 570 61 77 | Facebook
This Chinese restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood and vegetable dishes, perfect for when your family wants to indulge in healthy but hearty, meatless meals, especially during Lenten Season.
When you find yourself craving for good, authentic lobster rolls in the Metro, there’s nowhere else to go than Bun Appetit! Expect thick and juicy pieces of shrimp, crab, or lobster stuffed inside a soft buttered toast. Try eating this while walking under the heat of a sunny afternoon; you’ll feel like you’re walking around a seaside city.
Out of all the poke restaurants in Manila, Poke Poke is one that stands out for its extensive menu catering to varied flavor palettes and for its freshness, portion size, and taste. Must-tries are Gangnam Style featuring Korean flavors, Unaju featuring Japanese flavors and freshwater eel, and any of Poke Poke’s Sexy Bowls which are low-calorie and guilt-free.
Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
This iconic restaurant inspired by Forrest Gump serves mainly shrimp dishes with Southern flavors. Indulge in your choice of shrimp buckets, po’ boys, and pastas which are all worth the hefty price tag.
Note: Bubba Gump is temporarily closed for relocation. Stay tuned on its social media pages on news about its reopening.
The Red Crab
The Red Crab Alimango House is for the seafood lovers who aren’t afraid to get their hands messy on delicious, flavorful crabs. It isn’t the cheapest restaurant to head to, but the variety of dishes and quality of locally sourced ingredients are worth every peso. Don’t forget to order the Crab Maritess; it never fails!
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