Delicious Korean barbecue at Samgyupsalamat at Manhattan Parkview

Did you know that you don’t have to travel far and visit places to enjoy culinary specialties?

Araneta City in Cubao, Quezon City, prides itself as a world culinary destination, where a number of restaurants offer the distinct dishes of countries that you may have been yearning to visit.

As a food-lovers’ haven, Araneta City offers countless dining offerings that will satisfy even the most adventurous diner or discerning gourmand. 

Here are some restaurants that you can visit and dine at to taste the best the world has to offer:

A delicious Chinese feast awaits you at Gloria Maris in Gateway Mall. Try some of its specialties like Crab with Sotanghon or Fried Lapu-Lapu with Soy Sauce. For an authentic taste of Hong Kong cuisine, visit Hap Chan in Ali Mall, which is now open for dine-in customers. 

Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a warm bowl of delicious soup and noodles, visit SOUPer Hot in Shopwise Arcade, the place to be for your noodle cravings.

Enjoy this dish at Gloria Maris in Gateway Mall

Taste the delicious flavors of Taiwan at Tien Ma’s. Try its authentic soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao and the Taiwan Style Beef Noodle Soup, one of its bestsellers. 

Another Taiwanese special is Chicken Steak available at Chickilicious at Skywalk Ali Mall. It is made with chicken breast fried to golden perfection and seasoned with a variety of flavorings. 

For Southeast Asian cuisine, My Thai and Pho Hoa in Gateway Mall are recommended destinations. From delicious and warming pho to complex and filling Pad Thai, these restaurants offer the most delectable dishes from Thailand and Vietnam. 

If your taste buds favor Japanese fare such as sushi, sashimi, tempura, and tonkatsu, Araneta City has everything you want. There are Sachi in Coliseum Circle, Teriyaki Boy in Gateway Mall, Karate Kid in Farmers Plaza, Tokyo Tokyo in two locations at Farmers Market Arcade and Ali Mall, and Kureji and Rai Rai Ken both in Ali Mall. 

Next in the culinary adventure is Korea. Araneta City is home to several restaurants that serve authentic Korean food. For delicious Korean barbecue or samgyeopsal, try Samgyupsalamat in Manhattan Parkview Arcade or Romantic Baboy in Ali Mall. For a modern take on some well-loved Korean dishes, Kko Kko in New Frontier Theater Arcade is a must-try. To end your Korean food trip on a sweet note, try Hobing in Ali Mall, where different flavors of patbingsu or shaved ice dessert are served.

Dishes from South America also abound in Araneta City. For authentic Cuban sandwiches, Pepi Cubano in Coliseum Circle will satisfy your cravings. Those who want tacos and quesadillas can opt for Taco Bell in Gateway Mall and Cyberpark 1 and Fiery Style in Gateway Tower.

For your all-American food craving, visit Burgoo in Gateway Mall, Wing Zone in Coliseum Circle, Pancake House in Ali Mall, and Erin’s Artists’ Lounge and Café also in Ali Mall—each one offers a different take on the American food. For pizza lovers, Pizza Hut is in two locations: Ali Mall and Cyberpark 2. For a cold and sweet treat, visit Dairy Queen in Ali Mall, and Gateway Mall.

You can try Italian masterpieces at Cibo in Gateway Mall.

A world culinary tour at Araneta City wouldn’t be complete without visiting some of its famed Italian restaurants. First stop is Cibo in Gateway Mall, where you can try Italian masterpieces like Penne Trio Formaggi, Pancetta, Prosciutto Praga and Coda Alla Vaccinara. For other pizza and pasta dishes, you can visit Giovanni’s in Manhattan Parkway Arcade, Old Spaghetti House in Ali Mall, and Sbarro also in Ali Mall. 

For Filipino cuisine, Araneta Center offers a variety of choices—Café Adriatico in Gateway Mall, Max’s Restaurant in Coliseum Circle, Buddy’s in Shopwise Arcade in Ali Mall. There are also other Pinoy restaurants that serve various regional dishes like Gilligan’s in Manhattan Parkway Arcade, Gerry’s Grill in Ali Mall, and Empanada Nation in Cyberpark 1. 

These dining destinations are welcoming customers who may want to dine inside, but diners are strongly advised to undergo safety measures such as temperature checks, social distancing, hand washing or hand sanitizing instituted by these establishments to ensure health and safety of customers and employees.

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