Ayala Mall has opened its newest shopping mall in Parañaque, the Ayala Malls Manila Bay. This is the largest mall they have built to date. It has 5 floors and an open area where people can shop, play, rest and just enjoy the place.
Last December, I was finally able to visit the place. It was surely big but there are still a lot of vacant spots. It was also a bit hard to navigate inside the mall since there were no signages and most of the staff (guards and janitors) are not yet familiar with the stalls.
But despite the still vacant spots, I have spotted 10 recommended eats at Ayala Malls Manila Bay.
Note: This list is not in any particular order.
A restaurant offering Asian fusion with Western dishes. Despite its cozy and elegant ambiance, they offer delectable dishes like Ox Sisig, Lengua in Mushroom White Sauce, and Cantonese Prawns at a reasonable price. Most of the dishes are good for 3-4 persons but they also offer solo meals
Check out our food review here.
2. Hawker Chan
Known as the world’s cheapest Michellin-starred restaurant. The restaurant offers affordable dishes like Soya Chicken and Char Siew which can be paired with either rice or noodles.
Just like in their other branches, be prepared to fall in line during peak hours. Or better yet, visit them during off-peak times.
3. Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen
An Italian restaurant known for its home-cooked and delicious dishes. I first tried their restaurant in Ayala Malls Vertis North and it became one of my favorites since then.
The dishes that I have tried and would recommend include the Mama Lou’s Special Pizza, Spinach and Goats Cheese, Salpicao, Lucio’s Truffle Pasta, Oriental Salad, and Mama Lou’s Cheesecake.
Chili’s offer Southwestern-inspired cuisine in a casual atmosphere. They are known for their Hamburger, Baby Back Ribs, Sizzling Fajitas, and Fire-Grilled Steaks but I also recommend trying their Grilled Bbq Chicken and Salad. For dessert, try their Molten Chocolate Cake and Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.
One of the restaurants I always recommend whenever we have visitors from other countries or if we are craving for good Filipino dishes with a twist.
One of the best twists they have made was their Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon! Other must-try dishes include Crispy Pata with Chili Garlic Bits and Puto Bumbong with Muscovado Sugar. Everything that I have tried here so far were all delicious!
Another Filipino restaurant that I recommend to friends whenever they ask me for good Pinoy dishes.
Must-try includes Sisig in a Pouch, Chicken Binakol, Crispy Boneless Pata, Grilled Liempo Mesa Way, River Shrimp (Suahe) on the Rocks, and Tilapia.
An authentic Japanese restaurant specializing in Okonomiyaki whose name was coined from the rhythmic cooking sound of okonomiyaki.
Aside from their Okonomiyaki (where you can add as many dried bonito flakes as much as you want), they also offer Sushi Rolls, Takoyaki, Ramen, Donburi Bowls, and Teppanyaki Grilled Dishes.
8. Banana Leaf
Banana Leaf pioneered the introduction of Southeast Asian cuisine to Filipino diners, serving modern Malaysian, Singaporean, Thai, Indian, Vietnamese and Indonesian foods.
Some of the recommended foods to try are their Roti, Pomelo Salad, Vietnamese Fried Spring Rolls, Deep Fried Pandan Chicken, Hainanese Chicken, and Pad Thai – Thai Style.
9. Cafe Mary Grace
Every Tita loves Cafe Mary Grace!
Cafe Mary Grace is famous for their ensaymada, and cheese rolls paired with their hot chocolate but they actually offer a lot more! I would also recommend trying their all-day breakfast, fresh salads, pasta dishes, Parma Ham & Arugula Pizza, and of course, cakes!
A perfect place to catch-up with friends with its cozy ambiance. Instead of going to a coffee shop, why not enjoy a cup of coffee and a slice of cake here?
Medley offers delicious modern Mediterranean grab-and-go food with a modern twist that caters not only to meat lovers, but also to vegetarian, and vegans alike.
First tried this place in BGC and to be honest, dining in is uncomfortable for me since it is located just outside Fully Booked. That’s why I am so glad that they finally opened their 2nd branch with wider space and a comfortable sitting area. I can now enjoy dining in while chatting with friends comfortably!
My favorites include their Big Cheese Pizza, Lemon & Herb Chicken Salad, Beef Kofte, and Falafel (El Nido) Pita Sandwich.
Check our food review here.
Bonus: If you are looking for a cafe after having a meal, instead of going to the usual popular coffee shops why not try Lo(w)cal Cafe? This cafe serves locally-sourced coffee that’s vegan-friendly! They are also the only vegan-friendly cafe serving vegan whipped cream so, make sure to check them out!
Location: Macapagal Blvd cor. Aseana Avenue, Paranaque City (across City of Dreams)
Mall Hours: 11;00 am to 9:00 pm (Monday to Thursday) and 10:00 am to 10:00 pm (Friday to Sunday)
Facebook Page: Ayala Malls Manila Bay
What other restaurants can you recommend?
Disclaimer: This list of recommended eats at Ayala Malls Manila Bay is limited only to the restaurants that we have already tried.