My favorite Thai Restaurant in Manila – Mango Tree, Bonifacio High Street

One of the great things about Manila is that you can find not only great Filipino food, but also equally good food from other countries in Asia or around the world. So, whenever you need a break from the Filipino favorites, you have plenty of good choices. Whenever I crave for Thai food, Mango Tree on Bonifacio High Street is top of my list!

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 4.48.27 PMMango Tree is located in Bonifacio Global City at the intersection of 7th Avenue with the pedestrian area of High Street. It’s a great location, easy to reach by taxi or car and you can walk off all that great food afterwards with a stroll down High Street! There are some tables outside, but the best seating is inside. The space is large, with high ceilings, and the bar and kitchen in the back of the space. You can see into the kitchen through a glass divider. Banket-style seating with some greenery divides the main floor and there is also seating above the kitchen, looking down onto the main restaurant. It’s great for large groups, yet reasonably private for a small group.

Mango Tree has a nice cocktail list and good selection of beer and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic list. But you are really here for the Thai food and it is as good as you’ll find it anywhere outside Thailand – or even many places in Thailand! My favorite starters are the delicious soups, like Tom Kha or Tom Yum, and there is also a long list of hot and cold appetizers, all great to share. It’s most fun to continue family style and order a variety of the Thai specialties and curries: I’m not really a big fish fan, but you have to try the Deep Fried Sea Bass with sweet chilie sauce – it is served whole, looks amazing and tastes even better! We also enjoyed the stir fried beef or chicken with garlic, hot basil and more chilies! There are also a number of desserts available, including mango with sticky rice, so leave some room.

mnl-mangotree-food-1The service is very professional and friendly. Food and service were consistently good on a number of visits and I’m sure to return in the future. There are also two other locations in Makati and Trinoma, but I have not been myself. I’d recommend Mango Tree especially for groups and celebrations, it’s great food to share, a nice space to celebrate and friendly service to take care of everybody. Have a great time!

If this sounds yummy and you’d like some more tips for Manila – check out my Mini Guide Manila!


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