18 celebrity-owned restaurants in Quezon City

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GMA 7 stars Rocco Nacino and Arianne Bautista have something in common, they are both restaurant owners.


You've probably been to these restaurants in Quezon City, unaware that they are co-owned by celebrities.

Yup, a lot of them have ventured into food business.

The youngest is 23 years old, whose initial goal was to have "simple lang na business."

It won't take long before she becomes like Marvin Agustin, who is now a restaurateur who owns several branches of different food chains.

Here is the list of celebrity/ restaurateurs whose establishments are situated in Quezon City.

There are 18 of them.

Boy Abunda

The host/talent manager joined the food chain GoodAh!!! in September 2015.

A year later, he opened a branch in Timog Avenue, Quezon City, the former location of Ozone Disco.

The food chain supports the endeavors of his foundation Make Your Nanay Proud (MYNP).

If you order Boy's Bistek, you contribute three pesos to MYNP.

READ: Remember the former Ozone Disco? It's now a food chain owned by Boy Abunda


Ogie Alcasid

Together with partners, Ogie opened the first branch of Ryu Ramen and Curry on Tomas Morato Avenue in 2012.

After four years, it already has two more branches: U.P. Town Center and SM Jazz Residences in Reposo corner Jupiter Street, Makati City.

In an previous interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), he said, “It’s not hard to sell food, but it has to taste good.”

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Arianne Bautista

This 23-year-old Kapuso talent co-owns Tornado Peri-peri Chicken which now has branches in Maginhawa, UP Teacher's Village, Diliman, Quezon City; Tanza, Cavite; Puerto Prinsesa, Palawan; on Taft Avenue.

She recently announced that her "small business" will have branches in Cebu and Baguio, too.


Kris Bernal

Six weeks ago, the Kapuso actress officially opened her burger joint Meat Kris at 120 Don Roces Avenue, CommunEAty, Quezon City.

According to the actress, it took her two months to finish conceptualizing and executing the interiors of her stall.

A hands-on owner, Kris herself serves the stuffed burgers to her diners.

Trivia: The name of her burgers were patterned after her projects and co-stars. One was called Sausage ni Aljur Burger!

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READ: Kris Bernal's burger sold-out six hours before closing time

Dina Bonnevie

Dina co-owns Victorino's restaurant with her husband/politician DV Savellano.

Known for its Ilocano dishes, it serves Bagnet, Bagnet chips, Poqui-poqui, and Warek-warek, to name a few.

It's located in 11th Jamboree Street, Scout Rallos, Quezon City.

Glaiza de Castro and Bianca King

Glaiza, Bianca, Abby Asistio, Xander Angeles, and more showbiz personalities put up an "organic" restaurant, the Runner's Kitchen, which offers healthier food options.

It's located at Unit 2 Ground floor #74 Creekside Square, Tomas Morato Avenue, Quezon City.

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Kean Cipriano

One fine day, Kean collaborated with Callalily bandmate Tatsi Jamnague not for a composition but for a food venture.

The bandmates are proud co-owners of Concho’s: The Home of Sisig Goodness.

Its original branch opened in Marikina City two years ago.

The second branch, located at 140 Maginhawa Street, Quezon City, opened September of this year.

WATCH: PEP EATS. Come taste the goodness Callalily's Kean Cipriano and Tatsi Jamnague offer: CONCHO'S

Louise delos Reyes

Louise co-owns North Wing on Maginhawa Street with Arianne.

The actress designed every corner of the food hub, making it Instagram-worthy!

Aside from chicken wings, it also serves pasta, pizza, and steaks.

We're opening at 6PM today! See you all later ?? #NorthWing #Maginhawa #northwingmnl

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Jean Garcia

Her restaurant Jean's Manila is located at 16 Roces Avenue, Quezon City.

It serves what food reviewers described at the "best bopis," adobo, crispy pata, and other comfort food for Pinoys.

Jean's Famous Beef Kare-Kare #passiononyourplate #foodporn #chic2garcia #thereyno #franceez

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Cesar Montano

Bellissimo Ristorante, an Italian-inspired restaurant, serves pasta and pizza, back ribs and steaks, among others.

Cesar's "beautiful restaurant" (the restaurant's name translated in English) can be found along Scout Rallos in Quezon City.


Ping Medina

Transferring from a relatively small area on Scout Castor, PenPen's Filipino Kitchen in now located in G. Romulo, Araneta Center, where it has a considerably bigger space.

Run by Ping, who proudly calls himself CEO of the Filipino-themed restaurant, PenPen's is basically a collaboration with his mom, his brother, and two silent partners.

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The hands-on owner told PEP Eats that some dishes served in the resto are family recipes.

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Rocco Nacino

Rocco owns Rufo's in Timog Avenue, Quezon City.

Its location is a big bonus to the Kapuso actor.

The Encantadia actor told PEP Eats, "Sakto pa na nasa harap lang siya ng GMA."

Rocco's branch also has function rooms and a beer pong area open for the guests.

WATCH: PEPeats. Rocco Nacino's Rufo's Timog restaurant offers more than its famous tapa

Quick check on @timogrufos before heading to Cabanatuan:) grateful to have such hardworking employees! #RufosTimog

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Victor Neri

It was in 2007 when Victor decided to quit showbiz.

He told PEP, "I felt na parang nag-plateau or may wall na. Parang ang ginagawa ko, parang just keep it there, maintain it.

"For any artist, if there’s no growth, it’s pointless already."

In 2015, he fulfilled a dream that started out as a mere household chore.

He gained interest in cooking when an OFW friend asked him to help out in the kitchen for an upcoming party.

That "little favor" led him to studying culinary at the Le Courdon Bleu Culinary School in Thailand and putting up his restaurant.

Victor owns Saute, which is located on Scout Rallos and Tomas Morato Avenue in Quezon City.

Its specialties: Sisig Cottage Pie, Crispy Pork Leg over Asian Sauerkraut, Ox Tripe and Tail Stew, and Southern Fried Chicken.

See you all tonight! CKB Building Scout Rallos Corner Tomas Morato

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Cherry Pie Picache

Cherry Pie's Alab restaurant in Scout Rallos corner Tomas Morato, Quezon City, had helped her recover from her mother's tragic death.

The actress collaborated with Chef Myke Sarthou and other partners to come up with dishes like Tinumok, shrimp and coconut noodles wrapped in taro leaves in coconut cream, and Lechon na Crispy Pata.

Alab is also known for its dessert like Bibingka Cheesecake and Pichi-Pichi with Quezo de Bola.

Its second branch is in UP Town Center.

Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista

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Salu, which comes from a play on the word "salu-salo" referring to a gathering of family and friends over food, is a Filipino-themed restaurant located at 26-B Scout Torillo Corner Scout Fernandez Street, Sacred Heart, Tomas Morato, Quezon City.

Romnick and Harlene traveled to various parts of the country to try each region's popular dishes.

Its specialties include Binagoongang Lechon Kare-kare, Adobong Manok Laing, Balbacua, with their ingredients coming from Luzon to Mindanao.

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Shamcey Supsup

Want to have that Filipino festive vibe while eating?

Check out Shamcey Supsup and hubby Lloyd Lee's "other baby," Pedro N' Coi.

A magna cum laude in Architecture, Shamcey's creativity became evident on each branch's interiors which were inspired by Pinoy Pop culture.

Its group meals and dishes were called Sampol ni Dolphy, Sampol ni Panchito, Talong and Winding Road, Chipangga, among others.

From their original branch in Fishermall, Quezon City, they now have six branches.

Joel Torre

The JT in JT's Manukan stands for Joel Torre.

His inasal resto now has 12 branches.

Panyaga 'ta! :) #jtsmanukangrille

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Richard Yap

The Filipino-Chinese star co-owns Wangfu Chinese Bistro and Luna J.

The latter is located in Il Terrazo, Tomas Morato Extension near ABS-CBN, offers home-cooked Filipino food.

Wangfu now has two branches.

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