If there is anything that proves how much Filipinos love to eat, it’d be our crazier-than-ever local restaurant scene. From unique, stand-alone concepts to food halls buzzing with hungry diners, Evia Lifestyle Center in Las Piñas knows how to bring in Filipino foodies from all over town.
Here, we list down a few restaurants that are must-tries Evia Lifestyle Center—one of the newest malls in the South, located right along Daang Hari road. This establishment is the complete package: It has a gym, a good number of retail stores, a grocery, a bookstore, beauty parlors, and a round-up of restaurants that have made it a favorite dining destination in its area. Did we mention that the mall’s crisp, modern, yet quirky interiors make it worth the trip? Don’t be surprised if you find yourself coming back to visit again and again.
Most likely the mall’s most popular restaurant, Another Story is a must when you drive down to Las Pinas to eat. Diners of every age will appreciate the whimsical, fairytale-like set-up of the restaurant. From the interiors to the food, this place is sensory overload in every way. The drinking glasses and chairs are colorful and mismatched, there are painted quotes on the walls, flowers and vines crawling through every nook and cranny, and intricate lamps lighting up the space.
The menu, created and developed by chef Ica Manalo Sebastian, is comfort food at its finest. The garlicky Vongole Manila Clams and sumptuous Roast Pork Belly are simple dishes, but plated with flair. Another Story is also famous for its luxuriously thick and flavorful cheesecakes. Choose a flavor that excites you to make the most of the experience—ube or tiramisu, perhaps?
Another Story is located at 2/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas.
There’s nothing quite like the teppanyaki dining experience, don’t you agree? Take your family to Teppanya for an interactive, dynamic, and classy show of flipping and chopping—a show better seen than explained when it comes to a restaurant that puts fresh ingredients, homegrown talent, and well-executed Japanese classics at the forefront.
An extensive list of nigiri and aburi sushi is part of their menu, as well as classic ramens and soups. Diners may also avail of a 3-or 5-course menu that can be personalized to your liking, as well as set menus for the teppanyaki that include options for seafood, poultry, and meat. You can be sure you’ll be getting quality cuts of meat at this establishment, as well as quality service and food preparation. We all deserve to treat ourselves every once in a while!
Teppanya is located at 2/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas.
3. Tiger Leaf
Tiger Leaf is a newer concept put together by the same group behind Another Story. Similar whimsical, quirky, and maximalist interior designs stand, which create a dining experience that is truly unlike any other.
The restaurant covers Southeast Asian favorites: Dig into Thai pomelo salads and soups, Vietnamese spring rolls and pho, Malaysian stir-fried noodles, Singaporean cereal prawns, and Filipino bistek and adobo, among others. Remember to look up and gaze at the intricate lamps that cover the ceiling while you’re at it.
Tiger Leaf is located at 2/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas.
4. Commune Hall
Commune Hall, while not technically a restaurant, is a food hall concept that brings small food businesses together in one place. It’s strategically located right by the cinemas—is there a better combination than food and a good movie? More than 10 concepts stand in this space, so there’s bounding to be something for everyone.
There is The Rib Shack and Burger O’Clock for meat-lovers, Happy Greens for the health-conscious, Steet Eats for tusok-tusok favorites, Boru for fresh sushi rolls, and Nonna’s Pasta and Pizzeria for carb-heavy, comfort food classics. Wash everything down with beer on tap from the Commune Bar!
Commune Hall is located at 3/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas.
As you might expect, Butcher & Sons fires up a fancy affair of European meat-centric dishes. Their steaks are a must, with cuts sourced from Japan, USA, and Brazil. Their “meat locker” has everything from boneless sirloins and rib-eyes to luxurious bone-in cuts of Porterhouse and rib-eye steaks from the Basque area of Spain.
There are also main course seafood and poultry options available: Scandinavian salmon, Maine lobster tail, and sous-vide chicken. Each beautifully-plated dish will merit a deserving spot on your Instagram feed, too.
The Butcher & Sons Steakhouse is located at G/F Evia Lifestyle Center, Daang Hari Road, Las Pinas.