10 Restaurants for Group Dining in Quezon City
Perfect for the reunion season!
(SPOT.ph) The holiday season is upon us once again, and that only means one thing: Reunions. Whether it’s meeting up with balikbayan relatives or old high school friends, the holidays are all about catching up with people you haven’t seen for a while, and there’s nothing quite like sharing some good food and conversation. If you’re looking to hold your next reunion in Quezon City, we’ve rounded up 10 restaurants that are just perfect for exactly that.
Here are restaurants in Quezon City that are perfect for groups:
BOA Kitchen + Socials
If you and your squad are more adventurous types, then BOA Kitchen + Socials may just be the best place to hold your next reunion. This restaurant changes from day to night, being a cheery brunch place in the morning before transforming into a neon-lit joint at night. The menu changes too, with hearty brunch favorites in the morning and Asian flavors at night. Their Hanging Tender (P675), with its Japanese-inspired marinade, is a must order. The space also regularly plays host to events, so you and your friends can rent out the whole restaurant if you’re looking for something a little bit more private.
BOA Kitchen + Socials is at Mezzanine Floor, 45 ABDC Building, Scout Rallos Street corner Scout Tuazon Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City.
The Community Kitchen
With a name like The Community Kitchen, you can be sure that this restaurant caters to big families and groups who are always looking for a good meal. Sharing is caring seems to be the restaurant’s motto, as the majority of their dishes have options for bigger servings. You can’t go wrong with pizza and pasta, like their garlicky and citrusy Shrimp Scampi (P350/solo, P525/sharing)and overloaded Capricciosa pizza (P550), which is topped off with ham, artichokes, mushrooms and even a soft-boiled egg. Just make sure to leave some room for dessert, as their homemade Kouign-Amman (P120/slice, P210/ala mode, P400/whole) alone is worth the drive to Libis.
The Community Kitchen is at G/F The Community Building, Metropoli Drive, Libis, Quezon City.
Talisay The Garden Café
With its family-inspired recipes and cozy ambiance, Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou’s restaurant is perfect for family reunions, especially if you and your relatives want to reminisce on happy memories. Practically everything at Talisay The Garden Café is made from scratch, ensuring that you get that homey feeling with every bite of your meal. Start off with their Bread Basket (P140), which comes with homemade butter, and then share a plate of their showstopping Jamon de Talisay (P580) and flavorful Paella Mixta (P790). Then have some coffee and a slice of their rich and creamy Cassava Cheesecake (P220/slice, P1,600/whole) for a nice finisher.
Talisay The Garden Café is at 44 Maginhawa Street, Teachers Village, Quezon City.
If you and your friends are looking to expand your palates beyond Korean barbecue, consider trying yakiniku. At Yakiniku San, you can grill four different cuts of meat, whether it’s plain or marinated in their classic or spicy yakiniku sauces. Pair them off with their pillow-soft Agedashi Tofu, or for a nice palate-cleanser, their Kyuri Tanuki, which are cucumber slices topped off with tempura crumbs and mayo. Did we mention that you can get your unlimited fill for less than P500? Plus, there’s no time limit, making this the perfect place to catch up with friends you haven’t seen for a while.
Yakiniku San is at G/F Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.
If your family wants more elevated takes on home-cooked favorites for the next reunion, consider booking a table at 1950 Restaurant. Located at an old ancestral home, this homey restaurant puts a spin on classic Filipino dishes. Share a bowl of their Sinigang na Lechon (P375), which features a broth made with caramelized pineapple. Belong to a family of adobo lovers? You can get four unique versions of it with their Adobo Classics (P350).
1950 Restaurant is at 14 Castilla Street, Quezon City.
WYLD Kitchen + Bar
Looking for a lowkey night out? Consider spending it at WYLD Kitchen + Bar. This restaurant features a relaxed vibe, alongside a menu filled up with creative takes on classic comfort food. You can’t go wrong with their Nachos (P349), which comes smothered with cheese, sour cream and homemade guacamole. Share a plate of that with some friends, while sipping on WYLD’s signature cocktails like the zesty Piñalaya (P249) or fruity Mulberry Sangria (P299).
WYLD Kitchen x Bar is at 2/F Unit 2, The Grandia Place, Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City.
Korean barbecue is always a popular choice for get-togethers, considering its DIY nature and shareability. But why not mix it up by ordering some Korean stew alongside your samgyupsal? Sam Stew’s eight-flavor samgyupsal (P1,870), which comes with unlimited banchan, is already pretty heavy on its own but if you and your friends are extra hungry, consider ordering some of their specialty stews, like the hearty Budae Jigae (P1,040/family size, P680/regular size) or the Jjim Dak (P1,040), which may remind you of our classic chicken adobo.
Sam Stew it at 2/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City.
There’s no comfort food quite like fried chicken. And at Birdhouse’s first standalone branch, you can partake in the comfort of a crispy fried chicken by sharing with friends and family. Birdhouse is known for its hefty meal sets, which usually come with two pieces of fried chicken, and your choice of sides and sauces. Order one set and split it with a friend, to save some room for Birdhouse’s specialty sandwiches, like the Honey Butter Fried Chicken Sandwich (P201).
Birdhouse is at 2/F Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City.
Classified Kitchen + Wine Café
Who says steak night has to be hard on the wallet? At Classified Kitchen + Wine Café, you and your family or friends can indulge in some high quality cuts of beef like the Australian T-Bone Steak (P320) or U.S. Angus Ribeye Steak and Grilled Marrow (P575), without having to break your budget. Did we mention they also have unlimited wine promos? Plus, this restaurant’s laid-back and rustic vibe makes it a great space to catch up with friends and family.
Classified Kitchen + Wine Café is at 24 Scout Tuason Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Quezon City.
Manam Comfort Filipino
Those living in Quezon City no longer have to venture beyond the city limits to get a taste of Manam’s classic Filipino cooking, thanks to their new branch at Trinoma. This particular branch features the same sunny vibe as other stores, only this time there’s a private dining area that’s perfect for reunions and get-togethers. Aside from their crowd-pleasing House Crispy Sisig (P150/small, P265/medium, P398/large) and Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon (P245/small, P455/medium, P775/large), the Trinoma branch also features breakfast and dessert options.
LG/F Garden WIng, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City.