5 International Restaurants To Try In San Juan, La Union

Whether it’s for a long holiday vacation or for a short weekend, if you find yourself driving up North to La Union, you’re probably headed to the Surfing Capital of the North–San Juan. The small municipality has become such a bustling spot filled with tourists from all over the country and all across the globe.

People began to fall in love with San Juan because of its surfing waves and the quiet beaches you can swim in. Now, there’s a whole lot more than this that the small town can offer–delicious food, for example. The sudden increase of tourists visiting San Juan also resulted in the establishment of many food spots all over town, and there’s one for almost any cuisine you might be craving for.

Here are five international restaurants you have to try when in San Juan:

5. Kaizen Izakaya

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This small Japanese restaurant located on the ground floor of the Planet G building offers savory Japanese favorites such as sushi, sashimi, and ramen, among others. Kaizen is pretty much the nearest Japanese restaurant you can get to when in San Juan, so if you’re craving for Japanese food, this is the place to be.

G/F Planet G, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

4. Choka

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This American-themed restaurant boasts of its huge serving and delicious dishes that can satisfy your hungry appetite. They’ve got towering burgers that could take two people to finish, the best buffalo wings I’ve tasted, and original pasta recipes that are both healthy and tasty.

Their new location is also just a few steps from the beach, making your satisfying brunch at Choka a lot more relaxing.

Located inside Urbiz Garden Plage, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

3. Olas Banditos


At the sight of the huge Day-Of-the-Dead inspired skull on the outside wall of Olas Banditos, you’ll instantly know that you’re in for a Mexican food adventure. This Mexican Taqueria offers favorites such as tacos, burritos, and nachos. Something to expect when visiting Olas Banditos is the twist in the ingredients of these Mexican staples that make their food pretty much glocal.

National Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union

2. The Coffee Library

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The Coffee Library does not only offer amazing coffee that’s perfect for a relaxing day near the beach but it’s also the food spot for delicious Vietnamese cuisine. They’ve got hearty bowls of pho that you can enjoy at any time of the day, the must-try nem (Vietnamese fried spring rolls), and Vietnamese coffee that was actually brought back to the Philippines by the owner himself!

National Highway, Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union


1. Gefseis Greek Grill


The whole place is made to feel like you’re in Greece!

If you want something that’s new, Gefseis Greek Grill is definitely a must-try. This is the only place where you can get authentic Greek food in the area. The owners of Gefseis are Greek, and they came here to share their delicious cuisine with us (really, it’s a blessing). Prepare your taste buds for a food experience that will make you feel as if you’ve instantly traveled to Greece and back.

Urbiztondo beach, San Juan, La Union


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