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5 Kid-Friendly Restaurants In The Metro To Try With The Family This 2020
PHOTO BY Amare La Cucina and Genki Sushi PH via Facebook
  • Both parents and kids look forward to the weekend because it’s their chance to bond and spend quality time together. But dining out can be tricky when you have kids in tow — you have to keep them busy and entertained or risk a meltdown while eating.

    5 kid-friendly restaurants in Metro Manila

    If you’re looking for a place where the whole family can enjoy meals, we’ve rounded up a list of kid-friendly restos where energetic kids are kept occupied so mom and dad can savor the dishes (and eat as soon as the food is served!). Try them all out in 2020!

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    1. Amare La Cucina

     This homey pizzeria that hails from Baguio is a must-try for — what else — their pizzas that are cooked in a traditional wood fire brick oven. They also have yummy and kid-friendly fare like meatballs, wood-fired ribs, and ragu Bolognese. Don’t worry, the adults won’t be left out because they have a wide selection of pizzas, pastas, and entrees.


    While waiting for the food to arrive, the kids can color their placemats. But more exciting is that they can make their own pizza! The staff of Amare can teach the little ones how to knead and toss dough, plus how to decorate the pizza with toppings.

    Amare La Cucina is at 91 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. For reservations, follow @AmareLaCucinaKapitolyo on Facebook.

     2. Genki Sushi

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     Kids will surely enjoy ordering from the tablet and seeing the food delivered right to their table by a bullet train or race car. Even if the kids aren’t into sushi, mom and dad can have their fill of maki, nigiri, or sashimi while their children will like chicken teriyaki or chicken katsu.

    If they’re not too adventurous, there’s always the classic choices like French fries and fried chicken. They also have delicious strawberry ice cream so leave room for dessert!

    Genki Sushi has branches in U.P. Town Center, Bonifacio Stopover, Ayala Malls The 30th, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay. For more information, follow @GenkiSushiPH on Facebook.

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    3. Gerry’s Jeepney


    If your kids prefer Filipino food, take them to Gerry’s Jeepney. They’ll get a kick dining in the colorful jeepneys

    Big groups can eat boodle fight-style and choose from set menus named after popular jeepney routes in the metro like Quiapo, Cubao, Ayala, Pasig, and Monumento. Or you can order ala carte and choose from dishes like Binagoongang Lechon Kawali with Pritong Talong, Tsuper Tsiken, Kare-Kare, and Pancit.

    For dessert, kids will enjoy kakanin like bibingka and puto bumbong made fresh in clay pots! Or they can have saging con yelo, turon or leche flan. Yum!

    Gerry’s Jeepney has branches in Kapitolyo, Pasig City and Maginhawa, Quezon City. For reservations, follow @GerrysJeepney on Facebook.

    4. Staple & Perk


    If you’re looking for a cozy nook to bond with the family, then head to this spot in Makati. The floor-to-ceiling windows, white, brick walls, and high ceilings won’t overstimulate young kids but the store does have cute stuffed toys on hand if ever you need to calm them down.

    Your kids will love their all-day breakfast menu and their burgers, while you can try their selection of pasta and entrees. They also have coffee for parents who need their caffeine fix and ice-blended drinks like Banana & Peanut Butter for the little ones. Of course, they also have sweet treats like cakes and pastries to perk you up (you might not want the kids to have too much, though, LOL).

    Staple & Perk is at Ground Floor, Ecoplaza Building, 2305 Chino Roces Avenue, Magallanes, Makati City. For reservations, follow @stapleandperkcafe on Instagram.

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    5. Din Tai Fung


    Din Tai Fung has all we want in a kid-friendly restaurant: big servings, yummy food, and prompt service. If you want to distract the kids, you just have to direct them to the huge –windows — they’ll be mesmerized with the chefs who are making xiao long bao from scratch!

    While you shouldn’t miss out on their Michelin-star xiao long bao, they also have plenty of options to satisfy your tummy like shrimp fried rice and crispy beef strips. For dessert, cap it off with their chocolate lava xiao long bao. Even picky eaters won’t be able to resist this restaurant!

    Din Tai Fung has branches in SM Megamall, Power Plant Mall, Greenbelt 3, and Bonifacio Global City. For more information, follow @DinTaiFungPh on Facebook.

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