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The restaurant scene in UPLB is diverse as its community–from lutong bahay favorites to fast casual dining, from Korean comfort food to Fil-Mex meals. As a thriving college town, the restaurants here are student-friendly with accommodating staff and aesthetic interiors. Thinking of driving down to this part of Los Banos soon? Then here are 10 best eateries around UBLB you need to try.  

Joe’s Inasal

Joe’s Inasal is a casual restaurant that serves authentic Ilonggo inasal and other Filipino classics. The place has about 60 seating capacity and is open from 10AM to 10 PM. Their price range is affordable from ₱hp 35 to ₱hp150 and the food is cooked upon order guaranteeing a hot meal every time. Their best seller is their Pa-a Inasal ( ₱hp 95), which comes with a cup of rice and free Nilaga soup.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Liempo, ₱hp99, Iinihaw na Tilapia, ₱hp80

ADDRESS: LB Square Parkway Lopez Avenue, Los Baños

Chikin Corner

Chikin Corner is a budget-friendly place that serve chicken poppers and tenders with various sauces that you can choose from. The best time to dine in is from 12 PM to 2 PM, and the seating capacity of the place is 10-12 people. They have a budget-friendly price ranging from ₱hp50 for hungry soloists to ₱hp999 for a hungry barkada. The best-seller is the Chikin Popper Combo Meal with Honey BBQ and Garlic Parmesan flavors for ₱hp139. 

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Chikin Tenders Honey Glazed and Fries with Rice and Iced Tea, ₱hp159, Chikin Poppers Spicy Honey BBQ and Fries with Rice and Iced Tea, ₱hp139

ADDRESS: corner of F.O. Santos Street, Los Baños


Crispynok serves savory food like chicken wings, pasta, salads, sushi bakes, and refreshers for an affordable price range of ₱hp105 to ₱hp495. The usual time the people start to dine in is from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The food is cooked upon order so customers are guaranteed a fresh meal every time. The highly recommended food is their chicken wings with salted egg, garlic parmesan, or Korean BBQ for only ₱hp145.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Crispynok Combo Meal with waffle and iced tea, ₱hp 199 and Buble Waffle, ₱hp105

ADDRESS: Anest Tower, Lopez Avenue, Batong Malake, Los Baños


Seoul Kitchen

This friendly Korean restaurant is known as one of the best Seoul foods in Los Baños. Its budget-friendly and air-conditioned making it inviting and comfortable any time of day. Seoul Kitchen gives off a K-drama vibe with its delicious variety of beef, pork, and chicken with compli kimchi as well as simple desserts. They are open every day from 11 AM to 9 PM. Their most highly recommended item is the Sundubu Chigae (₱hp250).

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Tuna Kimbap, ₱hp165, Mango Tango Bingsu, ₱hp315

ADDRESS: Pearl corner FO Santos Streets., Umali Subdivision, Los Baños


Alexa’s Kitchen

Alexa’s Kitchen is a new restaurant that’s been getting a lot of attention due to their value for money meals. The place may be small with a seating capacity of 14 people but the accommodating staff and value for money menu makes up for the limited space. Enjoy their ready-to-eat comfort meals like their best seller, Shawarma rice with an egg that only costs ₱hp99. 

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Pork Cajun, ₱hp90, Chicken Kebab, ₱hp85

ADDRESS: Mt. Banahaw Street, Batong Malake, Los Baños


Tropic Bowls

Tropic Bowls serves a fusion of Japanese and Hawaiian food with prices that start at ₱hp70. Each meal has chopped cabbage and dressings that you can choose from, such as wasabi mayo, sriracha mayo, and roasted sesame mayo. A must-try is their Chicken Curry Katsu which only costs ₱hp150.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Chicken Katsu, ₱hp110, Honolulu poke, ₱hp170

ADDRESS: Lola J’s Apartment, Ruby Street, Umali Subdivision, Los Baños


Chubby Habbi’s Mediterranean Grill

Chubby Habbi’s Mediterranean Grill is a Persian-Mediterranean restaurant that’s open from 11 AM to 9 PM with prices starting at ₱hp75. The air-conditioned dining area has a seating capacity of 23 and 8 for the al fresco area. They serve freshly cooked food, which takes 15 to 20 minutes, but you may also pre-order if you’re in a hurry. Their menu has a wide variety of kebabs and other Persian cuisines. One of their best-sellers is the Double Beef Koobideh, which is perfectly grilled and spiced for only ₱hp185.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Chicken Kebob, ₱hp145, Chicken Shawarma plate, ₱hp130

ADDRESS: Unit B & C Ruby Street, Los Banos Subdivision, Los Baños


Big Belly’s

Big Belly’s is popular for their huge servings and affordable meals. They’re open every day from 9AM to 9PM with price ranges from ₱hp129 to ₱hp299. One of their must-try is their Crispy Chicken in Garlic Parmesan which costs ₱hp129, but they also have other sauces like Korean Yangnyeom, teriyaki, etc. 

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Crispy Sisig Bowl, ₱hp149, Bagnet Binagoongan, ₱hp149

ADDRESS: Katigbak Dormitory, UPLB, Los Baños


Spice Jar Restaurant Catering Cakes

Spice Jar Restaurant is a lively Tex-Mex restaurant with one of the most vibrant places and accommodating crews. Their operating hours are around 11 AM to 10 PM. They sell student-friendly food for as low as ₱hp120. If you feeli like splurging then go for  their best seller, Smoked Angus Beef Shortplate, which you can enjoy for ₱hp595.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: Rice Meal Combo, ₱hp279, Cheesy Quesadilla ₱hp210

ADDRESS: Lopez Avenue, Batong Malake in Los Baños


Bonitos Bar and Restaurant

Everyone in UPLB know about Bonitos, being one of the the oldest restaurants around the area. Its open from 10 AM to 9 PM daily and are known for their great service and friendly staff. Bonitos Bar and Restaurant serves a fusion of Filipino, American, and Italian food where the prices start at ₱hp 215. A bit of a splurge if you ask us but a definite must try if you’re feeling celebratory together with friends or loved ones. Their specialty is the Crispy Kare-Kare (₱hp1,199), that’s perfect for four.

OTHER MUST-TRIES: All Cheese pizza, ₱hp388, ELBI Burger, ₱hp339.

ADDRESS: Oregano St. cor Lopez Ave, Demarses Subdivision, Los Baños


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