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Rediscovering Cubao

For shopping enthusiasts, exploring Cubao should be on your top list. Cubao is a well-known shopping district in Quezon City, thanks to the number of shopping malls all situated a few blocks from each other. They offer a wide variety of things you need – from clothes, shoes, bags, cosmetics, to gadgets and appliances. Name it, malls in Cubao have it all – you’ll easily find what you need.

Other than being a shopping district, there are many reasons people choose to visit Cubao. Malls aside, you can also find different restaurants, leisure destinations, and much more. If you happen to ask locals who might be living in Amaia Skies Cubao, chances are, they will introduce and recommend you to these places.

Things to do in Cubao

Famous malls in Cubao

Gateway Mall

Gateway Mall is the first mall in the Philippines to feature a LazyBoy theater. Moreover, the mall also has the finest selection of shopping, dining, and entertainment establishments as well as a three-level basement parking. High-end boutique shops and international brands are found in this mall.

Ali Mall

Ali Mall is one of the earliest shopping malls in the Philippines. It was built in 1975 and named after the boxing legend Muhammad Ali. The mall is owned and operated by Araneta Center, and is situated where the former Cubao terminal is located in.

Farmers Plaza

Farmers Plaza is also a well-known mall in Cubao. It offers retail spaces occupied for merchandise outlets. The mall consists of five floors with a mix of international and local shops, entertainment facilities, and dining outlets. Today, the mall features more than 200 stores. Farmers Plaza is connected to both Araneta Coliseum and Gateway Mall through a footbridge.

After an enjoyable shopping experience, never miss visiting the restaurants in Cubao. Enjoy your meals without worrying about your wallet. Also, if you are a food enthusiast, you might want to try these places.

Great eats in Cubao

The Appraisery

Known to be the hipster’s haven, The Appraisery is a place where customers can have a good conversation while having a good meal. Their chicken avocado is a must-try! They also serve App’s Sushi Sandwich, Pesto Triple Decker, and their best-selling coffee drink, Kumbaya. You can visit The Appraisery located along General Romulo Avenue in Cubao Expo.

Bengal Brew

Bengal Brew is a restaurant for pet lovers, where you can enjoy an hour playing with Bengal cats with the inclusion of an order of pastry and a drink of your choice. Your delectable choices include Mango Cake, Blueberry Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse, Rocky Road, and Choco Fudge. Aside from their cake slices, they also serve brownies, savory pastries, rolls, cupcakes, and muffins. You can visit Bengal Brew at Manhattan Parkview, Manhattan Garden City.

Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante

Giovanni’s Bar Ristorante is best known for their authentic Italian dishes, as they create their pizzas and plates of pasta from scratch. Try their best-sellers like the Tortelloni, Souffle Al Tartufo, Pansotti Con Salsa di Noci, and Wurstel & Patatine. Giovanni’s is located in Manhattan Parkway.

Four Seasons Hotpot City

If you are a fan of buffets, then you should visit Four Seasons Hotpot City – a new buffet restaurant with a hotpot concept. As part of the Vikings group, they are committed to the quality of using fresh ingredients for their entire menu.


Bellini’s is a hole-in-the-wall restaurant tucked in Cubao Expo. They are known for their authentic Italian dishes served in a romantic setting, as their meals are good for two. Mr. Bellini, the restaurant’s owner and chef, serves sweet red chilled wine, on the house, after each meal.

Café Adriatico

Café Adriatico is best for casual dining. They serve European, Spanish, American, and Filipino food amidst an earthy ambiance. The most popular fusion meals are Spareribs Adobo Rice, Lengua Estofada, Chicken ala Kiev, Mozzarella Chicken, Suman sa Lihiya, and Chocolate Decadence.

After indulging yourself with the best diners in the area, now is the perfect time to explore Cubao some more.

Popular attractions in Cubao

Araneta Coliseum

Smart Araneta Coliseum, or The Big Dome, is a stadium arena where many major sports and entertainment events are held. The place is also known to be the home of some of the country’s most important events, such as concerts, theater arts, basketball games, boxing events, religious conventions, and everything in between. The Coliseum is the busiest during special occasions, with over thousands of guests, which is why it would be helpful to book your tickets early.

3D Art Museum

Art in Island (3D Art Museum) is the newest tourist attraction in Cubao. It allows you to interact with the various 3D art masterpieces through different poses. The museum is open from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm from Tuesdays to Sundays. Go early on a weekday for you to take the perfect photo with each artwork since you have more than a hundred art pieces to interact with.

Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Also known as the Cubao Cathedral, this minster is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Quezon City. It was built in 1950 by the Society of the Divine Word, although the Diocese of Cubao was formed only in 2003. You will also be impressed by how organized the Eucharistic celebrations are, complete with angelic melodies sung throughout the service.

Aside from having a fun and exciting day shopping and dining around Cubao, why don’t you explore what the place has to offer in depth first. You will realize that it is exciting city, full of one-of-a-kind places to go to and things to see.

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