San Juan Travel Guide

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San Juan Things to Do

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    The Promenade of Greenhills Complex

    by machomikemd Written Aug 5, 2014

    The Promenade is the Newest Addition to the Burgeoning Shopping Complex of Greenhills and it contains newer cinemas, luxe restaurants like Tender Bob's, Peri Peri Chicken, Banana Leaf, Eric Kayser, the newly Opened Cowrie Grill Steakhouse (relocated from the Manila Hotel and is owned by the hotel) to name a few, a food court inside, KTV, concert hall, and book shops.

    Greenhills Shopping Complex is the main budget shopping area of the Middle Class is the Greehills Commercial Complex in San Juan Town. Greenhills Shopping Center in Manila is a tiangge (tent like or Hawker's Center) style shopping mall located in San Juan region of Metro Manila. Bounded by Ortigas Avenue on the west, Connecticut Street on the south, Club Filipino and Annapolis Street on the north and Missouri Street on the east, this shopping center contains many malls, entertainment and dining outlets.

    Opens: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm everyday

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San Juan Restaurants

  • Famous Artisanal French Bread and...

    Erik Kayser is a world renowned third Generation Artisanal French Baker and food writer from the French Region of Alsace Lorraine beside the German Border (hence the german sounding name) and he started a french type Artisanal Boulangerie named Maison Kayser in Paris in 1996 and it quickly became popular and it soon spread around the world...

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  • Steakhouse of Manila Hotel Now in...

    Part two of my Cowrie Grill with more picturesSince the 1980's, I had been here numerous times in their former location at the Manila Hotel but still, Cowrie Grill Never fails to make me crave their prime ribs!.Conservatively prepared, with a purist continental approach, Cowrie Grill boasts of steak preparations in a classicalist, yet dynamic...

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  • Steakhouse of Manila Hotel Now in...

    Since the 1980's, I had been here numerous times in their former location at the Manila Hotel but still, Cowrie Grill Never fails to make me crave their prime ribs!.Conservatively prepared, with a purist continental approach, Cowrie Grill boasts of steak preparations in a classicalist, yet dynamic sense, with how materials and ingredients are...

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  • Chinese Restaurant and Takeaway Place

    New Sunbeam, also known as Shin To Yon is an iconic Filipino-Chinese Budget Restaurant in the filipino Style Carinderia (sort of a cafeteria style of meals of which you would point the dish you want and they serve to you via food plates and then you pay the dishes at the counter. this budget restaurant is an institution in Greenhills Shopping...

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  • Vietnamese Noodle Chain

    Pho Hoa' is an international Chain of Vietnamese Noodle (The Iconic Beef Noodle Called Pho') and this chain specializes in the Northern Vietnamese Style of Pho Noodles hence being called Pho Hoa' and they offer both the North Vietnamese Style Pho Bac ( wider noodles and much more green onion, and garnishes offered generally include only vinegar,...

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  • Budget Congee and Dimsum Place

    Luk Yuen is one of the oldest chinese style noodle houses in Manila, it was started in 1983 and eventually became popular as a mid price noodle house. More Expensive than the Budget Fast Food Chowking but cheaper than Super Bowl of China. It is in the noodle business since 1983 which makes it truly a feat since many chinese noodle houses come and...

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  • Shanghai Cuisine Now in Greenhills Mall

    Crystal Jade is an international Chain of Shanghai style chinese restaurants which have branches in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and here in the Philippines. It is one of the first restaurants to offer Shanghai type of Chinese Cuisine and the most famous of the shanghai food is the xiao long bao, a savory prok meat dumpling filled with...

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  • Budget & Fine Dining Chinese Restaurant

    The Huge Two Storey Gloriamaris Flagship Restaurant recently had a make over and it now larger than before and they have more dining space and function rooms for the horde of people flocking this famous Chinese Restaurant in Greenhills.This tip will be on the Budget section of the Gloriamaris Restaurant in Greenhills, at their noodle and dimsum...

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  • Budget & Fine Dining Chinese Restaurant...

    part two of my gloriamaris tip with more pictures.The Huge Two Storey Gloriamaris Flagship Restaurant recently had a make over and it now larger than before and they have more dining space and function rooms for the horde of people flocking this famous Chinese Restaurant in Greenhills.This tip will be on the Budget section of the Gloriamaris...

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  • My Fave Korean Japanese Grill & Buffet

    This is my favorite Korean-Japanese Grill and Buffet and this is their first branch, which is located along the Busy EDSA Highway and is part of the Kamayan, Saisaki and Sambokojin Restaurant Complex. Sambokojin is the most busy along the three restaurants in the Complex.Sambokojin is the newest kid on the block on the Japanese-Korean Combination...

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  • Portugese Grilled Chicken and Cuisine

    Peri Peri Chicken and Portuguese Cuisine is a fast casual restaurant that started in 2005 here at the Greenhills Commercial Center, at the Promenade Part and since then has expanded to 4 outlets. this restaurant offers the Spicy Portugues Peri Peri Grilled Chicken and with the associated spicy peri peri sauce (they have 3 varities of sauce, the...

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  • Pan Asian Cuisine

    Originally, this restaurant Chain was called the Banana Leaf Curry House, It was reformatted and rebranded into the Banana Leaf Asian Cafe'. It is the place to go for moderate priced but authentic Pan Asian cuisine, which is a mix of Indian, Indonesian, Malaysian, Vetnamese, Singaporean, Thai and Chinese. It is a franchise of Banana Leaf Curry...

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San Juan Nightlife

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    Bo's Coffee: Local Coffee Chain Made it Big

    by machomikemd Written Aug 5, 2014

    Bo's Coffee was started in davao city by Steve Benitez, an expat pinoy from the United States in 1994, when He noticed that most filipinos still drink mostly instant coffee, instead of the various brews available abroad. At that time there were Local Coffee Shops just starting like Bo's, Figaro, Coffee Experience, Coffee Beanery and there was no STARBUCKS!, it only arrived in the philippines in 1998. Bo's Coffee then just zoomed into awareness mostly by word of mouth that eventually, it began opening coffee houses in the capital Metro Manila. Like any typical coffee houses, Bo's Coffee serves a dizzying array of hot and cold specialty coffees like expresso, cappucino, their trademark Froccino (Copied from the Frappucino of Starbucks!), Freeze Ice Blended Drinks and off course, the most expensive coffee in the world, the Coffee ALAMID! (or Coffee Luwak in Indonesia) made from excreted coffee beans by CIVET CATS. It is more expensive than Ethiopian Sidamo, Arabian Sanani, Hawaiian Kona, Columbian Supremo, etc.

    They have over 39 stores throughout the Philippines and this is their branch in Greenhills Shopping Center.

    Their Froccino Iced Coffee at 140 pesos an order is a good choice since I like cold coffee but the best was Coffee ALAMID, wherein it cost 260 pesos for a 4 ounce cup! (but it was worth it) You must drink it as is! to savor the strong flavor (don't add sugar or cream!)

    they have free wifi too

    Opens: 10:00 am to 9:00 pm everyday

    Dress Code: casual

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San Juan Shopping

  • Main Budget Shopping area of Manila

    Divisoria Area of the City of Manils is the main Budget Shopping Area of Metro Manila, but for more convenience and shopping in Air Conditioned Glory, the main budget shopping area of the Middle Class is the Greehills Commercial Complex in San Juan Town. Greenhills Shopping Center in Manila is a tiangge (tent like or Hawker's Center) style shopping...

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  • The Luxe Part of Greenhills Complex

    The V-mall was started in December 2005 and since then attracts a horde of shoppers from around the capital region. The Greenhills Shopping Center Complex occupies 16 hectares along Ortigas Avenue, of which V-Mall accounts for 20,000 square meters. Totally redesigned to make it more convenient for shoppers to go around, V-mall boasts of a wider...

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  • Fine Jewelry in Manila

    Richie owns Maristella Jewelry. She has been my jeweler since 1998. I usually bring my own precious stones and design. They are very good in executing my designs at the price I am comfortable with. They also accept trade in of gold. I suggest you bring your old and/or broken jewelry and trade it in.Fast and reliable service. What is standard k is...

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