There’s a new haven for people looking for a food adventure and a nice cold one. Manggahan opened last January as a pioneer to what we can refer to as a Filipino yakiniku concept. They boast many exotic dishes that are definitely worth a try but would never make your pockets cry. Nestled in an accessible location in Lahug, it is a favorite hang-out place for many young professionals and students who are always on the go for good food, but do not want to worry about ridiculous expenses.
The name speaks for itself. There is a big mango tree at the back of the restaurant. That is why it’s called Manggahan. The place occupies an 800 sq ft land area and can accommodate up to 160 people. It actually looks like a 1 story house with a nice porch on the outside. I don’t see special details on the inside aside from the giant wall painting of a mango tree, but I think that’s because the focus should be on enjoying the food.
I personally love Barbecues. So I’m a fan already. Some exciting dishes are Balot soup, Fried Bakasi, Hito and the very popular, Sizzling Crocodile Sisig. Sounds so good and tastes so good! I’ve also tried the Filipino dishes like their Monggo and the rockstar Dinuguan.
The place is also known as a great hangout place at night. Aside from serving cocktails and below zero beer, they have bands playing all the best tunes.
As well as having good food, Manggahan attracts a lot of people because of its very affordable prices. Each barbecue stick costs as low as 6 pesos and the rest of the food is very affordable as well. In fact, the most expensive item on the menu is the Grilled Lobster at Php 299. That’s a lobster. Very affordable.
Manggahan is just a few meters from the entrance of the Camp in Lahug. The exact address is 30 Wilson Street Barangay Apas, Lahug. You can call them at 2603300 or text them at 09228203971.