Restaurants

Top Choice Filipino in Iloilo

Buto't Balat

Even with SM City across the street, mall-themed restaurants feel worlds away at this atmospheric thatch-roofed pavilion. Munch on Ilonggo specialities such as tinuom (chicken in banana leaves) and seafood – most se…
Top Choice International in Iloilo

Wawa Heritage Restaurant

Situated amid the historic homes of Jaro, this charming locavore's delight feels like a 19th-century living room, and serves a tasty and inexpensive mix of Filipino, Chinese and Spanish 'heritage dishes'. The eclect…
Top Choice Seafood in Iloilo

Breakthrough Restaurant

An enormous, wonderfully atmospheric open-air restaurant by the ocean. Select your victims from huge tanks or mounds of ice, then have the chef cook it all for you. Expect to wait.
Top Choice Japanese in Iloilo

Sulu Garden

The multitalented Sulu Garden manages to successfully combine a Japanese teahouse with a fish farm, butterfly hatchery, artist studios and sushi restaurant.
American in Iloilo

Salt Gastro Lounge

The New York City photos, US licence plates, New Jersey fried chicken (who knew this was a Jersey speciality?) and peach cobbler are all meant to evoke America. Even if the style and taste of the dishes don't exactl…
Asian in Iloilo

Asian Spoon

Featuring cuisine from several Southeast Asian countries, including Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and of course Filipino. The Monday to Wednesday lunch buffet (P299) is a good compromise when you can't choose between …
Vietnamese in Iloilo

Troi Oi

Featuring Vietnamese street food such as banh mi and a variety of pho dishes in a pleasantly designed room with colourful umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Upbeat and friendly service – the waitstaff might spontan…
Filipino in Iloilo

Pyt Stop

Choose from more than half a dozen 'boodle fight' set menus (P1400 to P1700, good for eight), where heaping serves, laid out on banana leaves in the centre of the table, are enjoyed sans utensils. It's good for grou…
Filipino in Iloilo

Freska

The theme is traditional Ilonggo seafood, with snapper and shellfish taking pride of place on the menu, and a great all-you-can-eat lunch and dinner buffet (P300). Best of all, it has broken the San Miguel monopoly,…
International in Iloilo

Kusina NaNam

Hidden inside Chita's Pension House, this quirkily decorated, light and homey spot serves good pizza, pasta and Filipino dishes. One of the city centre's few recommended spots, close to the central plaza and Robinso…