4 New Must-Try Chinese Restaurants in Metro Manila

Who loves Chinese food? We know we do! So if you’ve been looking for new restaurants to enjoy mouthwatering dimsum, hearty roast ducks or the freshest seafoods, then this list is for you!

1. TungLok Signatures

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TungLok, or 同乐 in Chinese, means being happy together — and true to its name, this famed restaurant is definitely a place where your family and friends can create happy memories together as you bond over excellent food and beautiful interiors. Brought to you by Eric and Emelda Teng of the Mango Tree and Genki Sushi group, TungLok Signatures offers a wide range of classic and modern Chinese cuisine from Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Sichuan delicacies that will surely keep you wanting for more.

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If you want to be transported to Singapore without taking the plane, then this is the dish that will surely give you the Singapore experience in Manila. Their Tunglok Signature Chili Crab (market price) is a crowd-favorite due to its fresh-from-the-sea taste and flavorful sauce. So if you’re planning to visit this restaurant, don’t miss out on this catch!

TungLok Signatures

Upper Ground Floor, City of Dreams Manila, Parañaque City 

+63 917 702-4024

2. Red Spice

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Authenticity at its finest. Okada Manila just recently launched another food destination that offers a world-class dining experience, and we’re all here for it. Red Spice offers different Chinese and Cantonese dishes from tasty dimsum and authentic noodles, to delectable rice bowls and fresh seafood and vegetables any time, any day. Yep, that’s right! Red Spice is open 24/7 so you can definitely visit them to satisfy your late-night cravings. 

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When we say their hakaw is a must-try, it is really a must-try! These delicious giants are not just stunningly beautiful, but also astonishingly tasty! With fresh and juicy shrimp wrapped in silky smooth wrappers, their Shrimp and Bamboo Shoots Dumpling (Php 348) is really a dish you would order again and again. 

Red Spice

G/F Restaurant Promenade, Okada Manila, Entertainment City, Paranaque


3. Shanghai Saloon

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Experience Modern Chinese cuisine by way of cosmopolitan Shanghai in Shanghai Saloon. Inspired by the 1920s dining places in Shanghai, this proudly local concept will not just fill your tummies but also your eyes. Every corner is just so Instagram-worthy with their elegant but casual interiors from the lights to the wallpapers. 

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Their Peking Duck (Php 1,888 for half) is, of course, the star of the show. Safely kept in a chiller cabinet to maintain its temperature and humidity to achieve that dry-aged taste, you are assured that their ducks are one of the best. Enjoy that crispy and savory skin and that heavenly meat only in Shanghai Saloon.

Shanghai Saloon

1st Level The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila 

+632 8426-5587

4. Sichu Malatang

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It’s rare to find authentic, Sichuan-style street food hotpot in Manila so we’re really happy with the launch of Sichu Malatang! Their fresh ingredients are exemplary and their homemade sauces and soup bases are perfect. And that’s not even the best part yet! Sichu Malatang is not like your ordinary hotpot restaurant as their bowls are completely customizable. This place is really worth the travel to the south.

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There are 3 easy steps to build your own hotpot here. The first step is to choose between the three bowl sizes — the smallest one is good for 1, the medium is good for 3-4 people, while the largest is goof for a family of 5. Then next, you can choose from their wide array of fresh vegetable and delicious meat choices (pro tip: their crabs and shrimps are really good!).  Finally, it’s time to add your comforting noodles and scrumptious balls. From the classic fish balls and squid balls, to the best-selling cheese balls and lobster balls, don’t worry because they surely have your favorites. Once you have completed your bowl, you can opt to have it in Malatang-style (Php 1.10 per gram, Php 275 per 250 grams, Php 550 per 500 grams), which means Mala Hot Pot cooking, or in Malaxiangguo-style (Php 1.36 per gram, Php 340 per 250 grams, Php 680 per 500 grams), which is Stir Fried with Mala. Then don’t forget to choose your spice level!

Sichu Malatang

Double Dragon Plaza 1302 Pasay City

Level 1, South Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia, Pasay

+63 935 868-4584

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