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 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 serves 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, heres 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

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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 dimsum 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 dimsum, 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 Soup 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 variety of “Gupit” noodles perfect for your hungry stomach. Aside from their ever popular Siopao (streamed 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

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 to this restaurant. Im a huge fan and supporter of Chinese Fire Volunteers and by dining at Cafe Mezzanine Im not only enjoying the food, Im also helping the fire volunteers since the restaurant donates all their revenue to Binondo Paco Fire Search and Resque 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 their 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 on your Lumpia, its 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

Serving fresly made dumplings, this small restaurant has become a popular stop for foodies frequenting Binondo. I personally like their Kutchay Dumplings – its 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 compare 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, shrimps and vegetables. I will surely comeback to try other dishes in 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, whats your favorite restaurants in Binondo?

  1. kat romano says

    Thank you sa blog mo sir. Last saturday me and my friend went to binondo to try the top 10 restaurants that were listed on your blog. Nka five lang kame and babalik pa kame para iexplore pa lahat ng retaurants. When we went there close ang mañosa dahil nasunog un katabi nila sa building. I think that was aired sa news on tv. Sayang. Overall the experience was great masaya talaga magfoodtrip sa binondo. There’s a lot of choices! Thank you! Your blog was very helpful.

  2. yeng says

    All mentioned resto’s are good. But one thing bad is they don’t give senior discount. I’m planning to sue them soon.

  3. Nikki says

    How much is the budget for each restaurant???

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