Tradisyon looks like a place one might go to build a salad that you can collect points for on an app, but it’s actually a solid Filipino spot in Hell’s Kitchen that works well for takeout. They serve many of the things you’d find on the menu at most Filipino restaurants in NYC, like kare-kare and pork sisig, but you want the squid adobo. It has more chewy, chopped up pieces of squid than you’ll find at most places for under $12, and the adobo sauce has a tinge of brininess. They let you choose between white rice and garlic rice with every entree, and you’ll only need one thing to get full. So even though your food comes in a takeout container, it’ll be much more interesting than the seasonal salad you order ahead of time on your computer. While it seems like most people do takeout here, they also have a bunch of outdoor tables that work well for people-watching down 7th Street.
Where we've featured it
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.
More spots in Hell's KitchenSee more
Kashkaval Garden is a neighborhood spot in Hell’s Kitchen with Mediterranean food that’s good for sharing and a nice back room for dates.
As Is NYC
For a good beer in Hell’s Kitchen, go to As Is. They have a great selection, as well as some cocktails and natural wine.
Hardware is a gay bar in Hell’s Kitchen with a large dance floor and excellent drag performers.
More Filipino spotsSee more
Purple Yam serves Filipino food in a casual space with a nice backyard. Use it for a group dinner in Ditmas Park.
Piggyback is a pan-Asian spot in Chelsea from the people behind Pig and Khao, and it’s a great option for dinner before a show at MSG.
Here’s the good news: If you like the idea of eating various pig parts in some sort of spicy chili sauce, you’re going to love this joint. Jeepney is Maharlika’s second East Village restaurant, and this one is a take on a Filipino gastropub.
Suggested by our writers
Pig And Khao
Pig And Khao is a Thai/Filipino restaurant on the LES that serves great food and feels like a party.
Saraling Atin is a Filipino grocery store in Elmhurst with a cafeteria-style counter of meaty stews and pancit noodles in the back.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more