Why You Should Visit These Restaurants in Muntinlupa

By: Rose Mary Madrigal
restaurants in muntinlupa

On a hunt for the best restaurants in Muntinlupa City once you moved into your house and lot in Alabang? This popular place in the south is more than just a place to chill and hangout, but also houses the best restaurant from Japanese food to Italian cuisine.

So if you’re from the north visiting your southie friends, or you’re just looking for new restaurants in Muntinlupa to try then this list will surely help you decide why and where.

What to know about Muntinlupa City

Recognized as Metro Manila’s Emerald city, Muntinlupa has lived up to its name as one of the urban lifestyle capitals in the country. It’s growth has increased through the years which is why there’s no surprise as it becomes a popular spot for leisure.

It’s your typical laid-back city with schools, residentials, condominium complex, and of course shopping malls. But, why most love Muntinlupa, are the restaurants you can find here.

The best restaurants in Muntinlupa Metro Manila

Da Gianni

Who doesn’t love Italian food? It’s even better made authentic! If this isn’t your usual go-to, maybe you’d like to give it a try.

Di Gianni is a restaurant owned by actor Mateo Guidiceli and is a great place to dine with family and friends. Beside the cozy ambience, it also caters to authentic Italian food that even if it’s your first time, you would definitely love.

Di Gianni is located at Westgate Center, Filinvest Marketing & Exhibit Office, Alabang. Among the dishes you should try are Spagehetti Burrata, Proscuitto, and Arugula Pizza.

They offer other dishes from pastas, grill, pizza, and of course some coffee. Forget the carbs, and enjoy the best food with your loved ones, over a glass of great wine.

Sobra cafe

Looking for a chills spot to relax or hangout with friends? Sobra cafe initially stated out by selling food online until they finally opened their first restaurant in the South.

While some may say this isn’t a great place to go for a date, still, you can go here with your date if you’re looking for a chill casual place.

They offer great food which is the unique taste of nostalgia and different kinds of flavour. It’s your next bet if you’re looking for some comfort food.

You can find Sobra Cafe at Madrigal Ave, Molito Lifestyle Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa. Besides coffee, some of their best dishes are Sobra Burger, Fried Chicken and Waffles, Truffle Pasta.

The black pig

For a treat-yourself kind of day or a fancy date, The Black Pig bar and restaurant will not disappoint. They offer different kinds of delicacies from meat dishes to seafood entrees, charcuteries & cheese board, and other vegan or vegetarian options.

Some of their recommended dishes are Charcuterie Board, Rack of Lamb, and Seafood Risotto. The Black Pig restaurant is located at 2/F, East Asia Dr, Commercenter Alabang, Alabang.

Ramen yushoken

Japanese food lovers, this restaurant is definitely your best bet for the best authentic ramen in the South. It’s based from the recipe of Koji Tashiro, the son of Japan’s Ramen God, Yamihishi Kazuo and will surely be worth coming back to!

Some of their crowd favorites are Shoyu Ramen, Super Chashu, and Gyoza. It’s perfect for the rainy weather combined with some flavorful broth!


Just recently opened, Kiwami was first spotted at BGC, Taguig, but no fret southies, as their new branch is located at Alabang Town Center. Kiwami is a space that comprises four different Japanese restaurants that offer four key Japanese staples: ramen, tendon, yakitori, and tonkatsu.

You’ll surely be having a four course meal from appetizer all the way down to dessert. Some of the dishes you should try are Kazuya Curry Set, Enoki Buta Bara Roll, and Hokkaido Soft Serve in Lengua de Gato Cone.

Neil’s kitchen

Another restaurant found at Westgate center, Alabang is Neil’s kitchen which offers delicious and affordable Filipino meals. A family-owned restaurant, it serves home-cooked favorites and boats an ambience that’s warm and cozy.

Some of the recommended dishes are Tokwa’t Baboy, T-bone Tapa, Truffle rice, Grilled Salmon with Miso Sinigang rice, and Pancit Bam-i.

The nest dining in the sky

Good food plus great view? Yes, please! The Nest Dining in the Sky is located at Vivere hotel Alabang and is a rooftop restaurant. It’s perfect for date night or just a chill night and you want to enjoy a great meal overlooking the view of Alabang.

Some of the recommended dishes are Mozarella Balls, Tenderloin Steak, Truffle Pasta, Aligue Pasta, and their signature drinks.


A Japanese restaurant managed by Japanese executive chef, Chef Kondo-san, and Susan Cuenca who also owns another favorite resto in the south, Un Cuenca.

You should definitely try Sushi Boat, Beef Gyudon, and Spicy Tuna Maki. Besides those best sellers, they also have tempura, gyoza, sashimi, tonkatsu, and more.

Bungalow Cafe & Bakery

Start your day with good food paired best with a good cup of coffee. Bungalow Cafe & Bakery has been a favorite for their “titas or titos of manila” ambience who also love the rustic and summer-vibe setting.

What’s definitely worth trying are Squid Ink Seafood Pasta, Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Berries and Ricotta Toast. They also have a variety of pastries available which are also freshly baked.

Ippon Yari

Ippon Yari is another Japanese restaurant in muntinlupa that takes pride in having food prepared by skilled chefs who were trained individually in Japan. In addition to that, they use only fresh and local ingredients which will surely add to the flavours of each dish.

It’s a great place to eat if you’re looking for quality Japanese food that’s also affordable. Besides that, the quiet ambience will make you appreciate your meal much more. What you should definitely try here is the Sushi Platter, Wagyu Beef Teppanyaki, and Tempura.

Phoenix Court

Looking for a place for celebrations or big gatherings? Or are you craving for some Chinese food? Whether it’s for an occasion or not, Phoenix Court is your best bet for your authentic Chinese cravings.

Besides the good food, their ambience is both of elegance and modern perfect for all occasions. Among their best sellers are Peking Duck, Seafood Noodles, Sweet and Sour Pork, and Yang Chow Fried Rice.

You can find Phoenix Court at The Bellevue Manila, Northgate Cyberzone N Bridgeway, Alabang.

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