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Top 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Binondo

Choose your Dumplings at Ying Ying Tea House in Manila Chinatown

Must-Visit Restaurants in Binondo

Tired of the same old combo meals from your neighborhood Fast-Food Chain? Get your chopsticks ready as I virtually tour you to some of my favorite restaurants in Binondo that serve the best-tasting Chinese dishes this “World’s Oldest China Town” is famous for.

Binondo Food Tour
Binondo Food Tour

Binondo has always been a favorite destination by local foodies and to help you decide where to go on your next Binondo Food Trip, here’s the list (in random order) of my Top 10 Must-Visit Chinese Restaurants in Binondo.

Lechon and Asado Pork Toppings at Ying Ying Tea House
Lechon and Asado Pork Toppings at Ying Ying Tea House

Where to Eat in Binondo? Checkout Our Top 10 Must-Visit Restaurants in Binondo Manila

1) Ying Ying Tea House

It’s currently my most recommended restaurant in Binondo and this should be on top of your Binondo Food Trip itinerary. Located near the Filipino – Chinese Friendship Arch and the old Savory restaurant, this restaurant offers one of the best cold cuts, noodles, rice toppings, and dim sum in Binondo.

Must-Try: Cold Cuts, Congee, Asado Pork Bun, everything you can eat!

Location: 233-235 Dasmarinas St cor Yuchengo St Binondo, Manila
Telephone: (02) 710-3856

Asado Cheong Fan Dimsum at Wai Ying Fastfood
Asado Cheong Fan Dimsum at Wai Ying Fastfood

2) Wai Ying Fastfood

Famous for its Peking Duck Rice, this Chinese restaurant also offers various authentic dim sum, noodles, congee, and rice toppings. I heard that the owners of Ying Ying Tea House and Wai Ying Fastfood are related to each other (no wonder their menu is similar).

Must Try: Hakaw Wanton Mami, Hakaw and Peking Duck Rice Toppings

Address: Benavidez St, Binondo Manila
Phone:(02) 254 3326

Chicken Mami at Masuki Mami Restaurant
Chicken Mami at Masuki Mami – Restaurants in Binondo

3) Masuki Mami Restaurant

Your Binondo Food Crawl will not be complete without trying one of the Best Beef Noodle Soups in Chinatown. Masuki started their Mami Business in 1930 but they established the restaurant called Ma Kong Mami only in 1964 which was later named Masuki. Masuki’s Menu offers a variety of “Gupit” noodles perfect for your hungry stomach. Aside from their ever-popular Siopao (steamed pork bun), you can also try some of their specialty side dishes such as roast pork, beef brisket, wonton, and siomai. source:

Must Try: Beef Mami

Location: 931 Benavidez St., Binondo, Manila
Telephone Nos.: (02) 244-0745 / (02) 243-2674 / (02) 244-0737 / (02) 502-2300
Email: [email protected]

Xiao Long Bao at Cafe Mezzanine
Xiao Long Bao at Cafe Mezzanine

4) Cafe Mezzanine

Machang, Kiampong Rice, Soup #5, and Wintermelon tea is not the only reason I frequent this restaurant. I’m a huge fan and supporter of Chinese Fire Volunteers and by dining at Cafe Mezzanine I’m not only enjoying the food, but I’m also helping the fire volunteers since the restaurant donates all their revenue to Binondo Paco Fire Search and Rescue Brigade.. It’s like Food tripping for a cause! haha!

Must Try: Kiampong Rice, Xiao Long Bao, Soup #5 and Lumpiang Shanghai

Location: 650 Ongpin corner Nueva Streets Binondo, Manila
Business Hours: Mon – Sat:7:00 AM-8:00 PM / Sun:7:00 am-2:00 pm
Telephone: (+632) 242-9759 (+632) 241-9999 (+632) 247-2222

Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant Fried Chicken
Sincerity Cafe and Restaurant Fried Chicken

5) Sincerity Cafe & Restaurant

Located at Yuchenco Street near the famous Carvajal Alley, this restaurant is famous for its sauteed noodles and fried chicken. Aside from fried chicken, try also their Fried Oyster Cake on your next visit.

Must-Try: Fried Chicken, Pancit Canton, and Fried Oyster Cake.

Location: 497 Yuchengco St., Binondo Manila
Contact No.: 241-9991, 241-9990

Famous Fresh Lumpia from New Po Heng
Famous Fresh Lumpia from New Po Heng

6) New Po Heng Lumpia House

Although a lot of restaurants in Binondo are now serving Lumpiang Sariwa or Fresh Lumpia, New Po Heng’s version remains the most delicious fresh lumpia in Binondo. Try adding ground peanuts and dry seaweeds to your Lumpia, it’s really good!

Must-Try: Fresh Lumpia

Location: Uy Su Bin Bldg, 531 Quintin Paredes St, Bgy 289, Zone 027 Binondo, Manila
Phone Number: (+63 2) 241-8789, (+63 2) 496-3679

Fried Tofu with Pork Meat at Dong Bei Dumplings
Fried Tofu with Pork Meat at Dong Bei Dumplings

7) Dong Bei Dumplings

This small restaurant has become a popular stop for foodies frequenting Binondo by serving freshly made dumplings. I personally like their Kutchay Dumplings – their boiled dumplings stuffed with lots of chopped chives and juicy ground pork mixed with Chinese celery and other spices.

Must-Try: Kutchay Dumplings, Fried Pancake Dumplings, Wanton, and Xiao Long Pao

Location: 642 Yuchengco St, Binondo, Manila
Store Hours: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm daily

Fried Frog Legs at Estero Fast Food
Fried Frog Legs at Estero Fast Food

8) LGA Estero Fastfood

Situated right beside an “Estero” – a Spanish word for Creek, this is one of the favorite destinations of adventurous foodies. LGA Estero Fastfood offers popular Filipino and Chinese dishes but this restaurant is famous for one thing — the fried frog legs.

Must-Try: Fried Frog Legs, Oyster Cake

Location: Brgy. 297 Binondo Manila

Choose your Dumplings at Ying Ying Tea House in Manila Chinatown
Choose your Dumplings at Ying Ying Tea House in Manila Chinatown

9) Delicious Restaurant

Delicious Restaurant may not have the most pleasant location compared to other restaurants I mentioned above but this restaurant serves one of the most delicious and affodable food in this part of Manila.
Must-Try: Pancit Bihon Special, Spicy Fried Spareribs, Calamares

Location: Gonzalo Puyat St, Maynila
Telephone:(02) 733 0401

Pancit Canton
Pancit Canton

10) The Original SaLido Restaurant

I usually visit this restaurant just to have coffee after eating in some of the restaurants I mentioned above. I recently went there with a friend and tried their Special Chami Noodles, a noodle dish made from fresh egg noodles sautéed with pork, chicken, shrimp, and vegetables. I will surely come back to try other dishes on their menu:)

Location: 839 Ongpin St Binondo, Manila
Telephone: (02) 736-4569
Store Hours: Open daily, 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM

How about you, what’s your favorite restaurants in Binondo?


Written by Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal is the Online Publisher of He is an Accountant by profession who left the corporate world at the age of 23 to explore his beautiful country and the rest of the world. Today, Melo works as a part-time Social Media Manager for local and international clients. His full-time work focuses on discovering interesting culture, explore different cuisines and take memorable photos from local and international destinations he's visiting.

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