Right underneath the 7 train line on Roosevelt Ave in Woodside, Renee’s has been making excellent Filipino food since 1992. But even in 2020, this casual neighborhood spot has people lining up for a seat on its tiny sidewalk patio. One of the many reasons this place is so popular is its sisig, made exclusively with pieces of pork head. The result is a crunchy meat salad with grilled onions and a sprinkle of crunchy chicharron. The pork chunks are so nicely charred, it seems all the pieces get their own real estate on the grill - only to be removed just a second before getting too crispy.
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From a grocery store with a takeout counter to a tiki-themed spot with a nice back patio, these are our 16 favorite Filipino restaurants in the city.
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"NO MENUS. JUST FISH" is pretty much everything you need to know about this Astoria restaurant.
Jollibee is a Filipino fast food chain, and it’s ideal for when you want some fried chicken with a side of spaghetti covered in a sweet tomato sauce.
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Bilao is a Filipino restaurant on the UES that works perfectly for lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends.
Papa’s Kitchen in Jackson Heights is a classic Filipino spot that serves excellent ube pancakes during weekend brunch.
Kape’t Torta is a Filipino bakery in Elmhurst that makes excellent pan de sal and other sweet pastries.
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Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
SriPraPhai is a Woodside favorite that’s been serving some of NYC’s best Thai food for over two decades.
Mama Fina’s is a counter-service Filipino restaurant in the East Village that makes excellent pork sisig.
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