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Check Out All the New Restaurants at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall

April 21, 2019

The opening of SM’s new H&M heaven Mega Fashion Hall was welcomed by a cheering crowd of both apparel addicts and enthusiastic eaters. If you’re reading this article, you’re probably part of the latter group, mallrats who rave about restaurants and seldom leave home without visiting a new place where they could try and quiet their rioting belly. If you find yourself in or around the Ortigas area, there are a slew of new dining choices at the Mega Fashion Hall that you may fancy and want to keep an eye out for.

Osaka Ohsho (Gyoza)

Location: 3/4 SM Mega Fashion Hall

Known as the “King of Gyoza,” serving the world’s No. 1 Gyoza, Osaka Ohsho has finally made its way to the Philippines. The gyoza they offer come in three varieties, Original, Cheese, and Nori (Seaweed). If you’re in the mood for a  new spin on your classic Japanese dumplings, this is the place to be.

Boqueria (Restaurant and Chocolateria)

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If you’re craving for some Spanish fare, hop over to Boqueria and sample their range of paellas and ensaladas. For the perfect cap to your dinner plans, end your meal with a serving of their Churros with Valor chocolate.

Abé (Filipino)

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Currently one of the more popular Filipino restaurants, Abé can now be found at the third floor of the SM Mega Fashion Hall to satisfy those with a hankering for homegrown meals. It’s also a great place to bring your foreigner or balik-bayan friends who want to try/miss our local cuisine.

8 Cuts (Burgers)

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Feeling carnivorous? Hop over to 8 Cuts Burger Blends, also located at the third floor, and sink your teeth into one of their tempting pre-approved burger creations. For those who are a little more adventurous, you can also choose entirely new combinations to make a personalized sandwich that’s truly yours alone.

Lucca (Bakery + Café)

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With the success of its flagship store located at the UP Town Center, Lucca now opens its second branch at SM Mega Fashion Hall. Known as a boulangerie that serves light meals and coffee, it can be found at the top floor near the newly-furnished ice skating rink.

Tim Ho Wan (Chinese / Dimsum)

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A much-awaited newcomer in SM Megamall is Tim Ho Wan, possibly the cheapest Michelin-starred restaurant in the entire world. They take pride in their pork buns and dim sum offerings and we can’t wait to do a full-blown review once they’re open for business. Learn more about Tim Ho Wan here.

Ippudo (Ramen)

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Ramen lovers have a new place to gush about as the world-renowned Ippudo is finally set to open in the Philippines soon. While the coming soon murals around the spot where the restaurant will soon stand don’t actually say anything definite, we’re still pretty sure that it’s Ippudo.

Tuan Tuan (Chinese Brasserie)

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Another new Chinese restaurant, Tuan Tuan, is also set to open soon in the Mega Fashion Hall. Unfortunately, there’e not much word about it just yet. I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Rosanjin (Japanese)

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Rosanjin is also another restaurant opening at SM Megamall’s newest wing soon. Though the logo is obviously Japanese, not much else has been divulged about this new dining spot just yet.

Lugang Café (Chinese / Xiao Long Bao)

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After its opening at SM Aura, Lugang Café is opening another branch in the SM Mega Fashion Hall. XLB lovers, here’s your haven.

St. Marc Café (Croissants, Bread, and Coffee)

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Having first opened at Tokyo’s famed Ginza Boulevard, St. Marc Café has also expanded to Singapore and now, to the Philippines. They are best known for their Chococro, their signature product (which I think is also short for Chocolate Croissant) that’s made from Ghana and Ecuador beans wrapped in a buttery croissant.

Salon de Thé by the French Baker (Tea House)

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Joining the slew of new tea salons and patisseries in Manila is The French Baker. Their newest venture, Salon de Thé, can be found on the ground floor opposite BONO Artisanal Gelato.

Kool Kids (Contemporary Ice Cream)

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Opening this month is Kool Kids, a new dessert place that can be found at the top level beside Lucca. We’re all fans of ice cream and its position in the new mall makes it the perfect spot to visit for an afternoon post-ice-skating treat.

Any information to share about TuanTuan and Rosanjin? Which of these restaurants are you excited to try out once it opens? Have you tried Osaka Ohsho? What do you think of their gyoza? Sound off in the comments section below!

Mikka Wee Mikka Wee

Mikka Wee is former editor of Pepper.ph and was part of the team until she got whisked away to Singapore in 2016 where she worked in advertising and eventually found herself back in the food industry. She currently does marketing work for two popular Singaporean dessert brands and is a weekly columnist for The Philippine Daily Inquirer’s lifestyle brand, Preen.ph. She has always been crazy about travel, food, and her dog Rocket.

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4 responses to “Check Out All the New Restaurants at SM Megamall’s Mega Fashion Hall”

  1. Volts Sanchez says:

    8 Cuts is from the people behind Burger Bar, I believe. I can’t wait for Tim Ho Wan.

  2. Angelica Gutierrez says:

    Luccaaaaa! My family’s addicted to their French bread. 😀

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