Top 10 restaurants in Marikina, Philippines

August 11, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Marikina (/mərɪˈkɪnə/) (Filipino: Lungsod ng Marikina) is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 450,741.
Things to do in Marikina

1. Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

206 Katipunan Avenue | Blue Ridge, Quezon City, Luzon 1109, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Credit Cards Filipino, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$39 - HK$78 6324382675
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 365 reviews

Banapple Pies & Cheesecakes

Banapple is your friendly bakery cafe that serves freshly-baked pies, cheesecakes and desserts, as well as good food, hot meals & coffee :)

Reviewed By Idam2000 - Quezon City, Philippines

Ate at Fairview Terraces branch with my grandchildren and friends. The place was a bit cramped with just a few tables and chairs. BUT food was great. I particularly liked the chicken parmigiana. My grandchildren enjoyed their lasagna and my friends their salpicao and cheesy mac. The servings were big. We had to take out some of the food we were not able to finish. We were so full but we were not able to resist their cheesecake for dessert.

2. The Chocolate Kiss Cafe

Magsaysay Avenue | Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Quezon City, Luzon 1101, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations Filipino, Cafe, Asian Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch HK$31 - HK$94 +63 2 433 1140
Excellent
24%
Good
61%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 113 reviews

The Chocolate Kiss Cafe

For over 20 years, The Chocolate Kiss Cafe has been offering lovely cakes and great food in a friendly setting, perfect for families and barkada get-togethers. Born from the Apelo family’s love for baking, cooking, and eating, the restaurant has now become part of the lives and memories of many regular diners.

Reviewed By Ann M - Butuan City

I usually come to class early to have some time to read the Reading materials. Since I am not used to super quite environment in the library l, I tend to be sleepy. When I was looking for the closest coffee shop around UP, I found this place. They have affordable menu and coffee is ok-- one step up from a flavored or 3-in-1 coffee. The chocolate cake that they have is average given the price.

3. Xin Tian Di

Fourth Floor | Crowne Plaza Galleria. Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Buffet Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$275 - HK$314 +63 2 633 7222
Excellent
69%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Xin Tian Di

Master chefs prepare authentic Chinese dishes at lunch and dinner, including signature roast duck. Our Dim Sum Unlimited lunch buffet, with over 55 dim sum selections, is popular for business luncheons and quick meals.

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Very consistent. Quality ingredients in every dish. Does not fail to impress throughout the years.
Alhough became a bit pricey compared to before. Prices have increased drastically.
I'd like to acknowledge server named Roa. Very good service! Always checks and asks if there's any help needed. Very alert and quick to serve. Friendly and pleasant attitude. Great service!
Overall, Xin Tian Di still one of the best when it comes to Chinese Food.

4. Ninyo Fusion Cuisine

66 Esteban Abada Street | Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Asian, Japanese Lunch, Dinner HK$8 63 2 426 0301
Excellent
50%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 69 reviews

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine

Reviewed By kcmd87 - Manila, Philippines

Unprofessional staff!!! Worst service ever!!! Also, pre-arranged agreements were not followed through! Better to just spend your special occasions elsewhere! Celebrated my 30th Birthday there with a degustation for 12. Sadly, Ninyo ruined the day for me. Here are the details of what happened:
1. Minutes upon arrival, we weren't offered bread... So, I asked that bread be served.. When it came, they gave 2 slices of bread on a saucer per guest and put 2 servings of butter in the middle to be shared by 3-4 people. This should have been the other way around.
2. We were asked whether we wanted orange juice or iced tea.. But then, after 6 guests had been served orange juice, the waiter suddenly announced in front of everyone that the remaining guests will be forced to have iced tea. Our agreement beforehand was that all my guests should be given the option between iced tea and orange juice. I was even willing to pay extra for this but Ninyo's Facebook person said I can have dalandan juice without extra cost.
3. While asking for our degustation preference, the waiters were speaking in Tagalog and without finesse, as if we were eating on the streets or some fast food chain. Also, they weren't even courteous enough to say "sir" or "ma'am"
4. My guests were not asked regarding the doneness of their steak.
5. The staff were cutting corners by serving the two courses (salmon and steak) simultaneously on one plate rather than separately as was shown in the menu.. Also, the sorbet should have been served in between these two and not immediately after the appetizers.
6. For the dessert, they couldn't properly match the guests with their dessert of choice and one guest was served the wrong dessert twice.
7. At 1:40PM, I was already being told that I would need to decide whether certain late members of my party would still avail of the degustation. This was despite our prior arrangement that we will use the venue until 4PM. Their reason for this was that their staff members were already about to leave. Also, we just started our degustation at 1PM. Were they expecting a course like that to finish in an hour?
8. The staff member computing my receipt was wearing a tattered plain white shirt! That was supposed to be a fine dining place. Why?
9. It was my birthday and I wasn't even given a greeting/ complimentary dessert, even though I know that this is protocol for special occasions like anniversaries, etc. Considering that we were a group of 12, all of whom had a degustation course, I don't think this is an unreasonable expectation.
10. Other unprofessional behaviors exhibited by the staff included the following:
- When we asked one of the waiters to have our group photo taken, he asked us to say "sex" instead of "cheese" or saying nothing at all
- The staff were shouting at each other the orders
- When serving dishes or pouring drinks, they didn't say "excuse me" even if they would be too close to their guests
11. When asked why all these happened, they said that this is because the manager and waiters were new.

5. Pino Resto Bar

39 Malingap Street | Teacher's Village, Quezon City, Luzon 1101, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery Filipino, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +63 2 441 1773
Excellent
32%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 67 reviews

Pino Resto Bar

Reviewed By vicarbo - Quezon City, Philippines

Was here maybe 5 years (?) ago and visited it again as a companion read a review.
Familiar Filipino food with twists like crispy bagnet kare kare (deconstructed - 2nd picture below) dry, with the peanut butter sauce/gravy under the bagnets.
There were other familiar dishes rendered a little less familiar.
Very good & delicious

6. Cyma

Level 2, Eastwood Mall | Libis, Quezon City, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Greek Lunch, Dinner +63 2 709 1955
Excellent
37%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
1%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 56 reviews

Cyma

Reviewed By dd_20082014 - Quezon City, Philippines

We remember how the times we were here before. The time when plenty people were saying it's a great place to dine. Always ordering the favorite dishes like flaming cheese, Greek pasta and salad. Enjoying their entrance of flaming cheese with Opah!
It is our first time to dine in eastwood. The place is small with some outdoor tables. Only al fresco is available. We are convincing our daughter to dine there. We check out the menu and trying to tell her that there are dishes similar to the one she likes. Pasta, they have. How about pizza, the waiter then said they don't have without offering anything else. We have to do it on our own. We then told the waiter to move us inside when there are available tables. He then told us it might be a long wait. We asked if the table outside will have smokers nearby. He assured us none. We took it.
The orders came. Now we remember that the pita bread was the one that is closest to pizza. Next there were smokers outside. When we saw available table inside, we followed up but they gave it to another customer.
Overall, the food have changed to ordinary. The servers need to be attentive specially when the area is distributed.

7. Krung Thai

Corner M. Cruz and W. Paz Streets, Marikina, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 2 646 4041
Excellent
36%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 97 reviews

Krung Thai

Reviewed By Roseth H - Pasig, Philippines

My family of 3 entered this resturant, and really like it right away. small place, 9 tables(4chairs)+1 groupe chair.
we ordered 5 dishes.. and ate almost 2. very tasty food.
BUT bad service. they was slow, and to few of them, since the place was more than half full when we arreived, only 2 serving ladies.. slow
the prices of the dishes was okey, but the taste of the dishes we liked, made this to a resturant worth going back to. indeed...walking distance from Marikina sports center.

8. Cafe Xocolat

172 B. Gonzales Street | Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Luzon 1100, Philippines Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Excellent
35%
Good
58%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 37 reviews

Cafe Xocolat

Telephone + 63 2 929 4186

Reviewed By 227quintind - Quezon City, Philippines

Nice selection of food with old house appeal. Lingered longer because of magazines and newspaper...so relaxing. Had specials and they came with signature desserts...red velvet and chocolate cake slices...yummy and not too sweet!

9. Tamagoya Noodle House

2 Soliven Avenue, Antipolo City, Luzon 1803, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian, Soups Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +63 8618631
Excellent
34%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 100 reviews

Tamagoya Noodle House

Reviewed By VanceC - Manila, Philippines

This was our second time at Tamagoya. First time, I ordered their Tamagoya Ramen and recently I had their Gomoku Ramen. It's good that their server already explains the food we ordered. They also updated their menu to indicate ingredients. You see the Tamagoya Ramen has bamboo shoots, which was rather odd when I tried it out. Also, the Gomoku Ramen which is supposedly a seafood ramen has pork which might irk some customers.
Btw, they have parking in-front and at the side of the restaurant. High chair also available upon request. And yes, the ramen and even the drinks are still pretty affordable.

10. Cafe Lidia

64 Calderon St. Calumpang, Marikina, Luzon, Philippines Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi Italian, Filipino, Cafe, Pizza, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night +63 2 647 7606
Excellent
28%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 155 reviews

Cafe Lidia

Reviewed By Candice C

There's always a lot of people in this restaurant. Thankfully they have parking lot space aside from the street. The prices here are affordable. Which is why people come here aside from the tastiness of their food. It's a nice place to hang out with friends. I'm not sure if they bake their cakes but the selection is good. And it's good. Their food is mainly pizza and pasta but they also have Filipino all-day breakfast and other stuff. A must try in Marikina.

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