On your birthday, you’re definitely more than entitled to celebrating it any way you can — it’s about celebrating your life, after all! While dinner with loved ones is always a classic option, why not take it one step further, and treat yourself to a free meal? Here’s a list of restaurants in Manila that would be glad to give your food for free on your birthday, or even on your birth month!
Love ramen? Then head on down to Ippudo for your special day, or even anytime within your birth month. Just show your valid ID, and Ippudo will treat you to a free bowl of ramen (choose from Shiromaru, Akamaru, or Karakamen), as long as you bring three friends who will order any basic, special, or LE ramen, or any dish from the teppan rice category (choose between Beef Ishiyaki or Unagi rice). You can also come back as many times as you want within your birth month!
Ippudo has branches at Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila; 1880 Building, Eastwood City; North Wing, SM Mall of Asia; Uptown Place Mall, BGC.
Gen Korean BBQ
You’ve never had Korean BBQ this good. Gen Korean BBQ sets itself above the rest of other Korean BBQ places in Manila, and your birthday is a good time to come and try what everyone’s been raving about. Have access to mouthwatering premium meats when you head over to Gen Korean BBQ for your birthday! All you need are four full-paying guests and a valid ID to celebrate over a hip ambiance and awesome Korean barbecue, any time of the month!
Gen Korean BBQ is located at Bldg J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City.
Be treated to an eat-all-you-can at Sambo Kojin for lunch or dinner, either on your actual birthday, three days before or three days after your birthday! Just bring one full-paying guest and remember to bring your valid ID on any of those seven days. You’ll even receive a free birthday cake slice, delivered on your table by singing and dancing staff!
Sambo Kojin has branches at Eastwood; EDSA Annapolis; SM Megamall; SM Southmall; West Avenue; SM Fairview.
With three full-paying guests, get your hands on 101 world flavors as you celebrate at Buffet 101 within your birth month. Remember to bring your valid ID and to fill out their information sheet!
Buffet 101 has branches at SM By The Bay; Robinsons Magnolia; Eastwood.
Prepare your stomach for a feast fit for royalty when you commemorate your special day at Vikings! On the day of your actual birthday, just bring one full-paying adult. If you’re celebrating anytime within the month, simply tag along four full-paying guests to eat for free. Don’t forget your valid ID!
Vikings has branches at SM By The Bay; Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall; SM Marikina; SM North EDSA; SM Jazz Mall Makati; SM City BF.
DADS, Saisaki, Kamayan
It’s three mega buffets in one! Feast in any of the DADS World Buffet branches for free, either on your birthday, three days before or three days after your birthday. Just bring a valid ID and one full-paying adult.
DADS World Buffet has branches at EDSA; West Avenue; Padre Faura; Glorietta 3; SM Megamall.
Here’s a special treat for katsu lovers: Get a free full katsu set at Yabu (Hire, Rosu, Chicken, Menchi, or Cream Dory) while you bring three friends who will get their own full katsu set each, anytime during your birth month. You can even come back as many times as you want within the month! Just bring your valid ID to avail their promo.
Yabu has branches at SM Megamall; Robinsons Magnolia; SM Mall of Asia; Glorietta 5; SM Aura Premier; SM The Block; Alabang Town Center; SM Southmall; Power Plant Mall; Robinsons Place Manila.
Four Seasons Hotpot
Enjoy some yummy hotpot on your birthday, anytime within your birth month! On your actual birthday, bring one full-paying guest for either lunch or dinner. If you come in within the month, bring three full-paying guests. Don’t forget your valid ID!
Four Seasons Hotpot has branches at SM By the Bay; Manhattan Parkview, Araneta Center; SM Southmall.
Grill all you can on your birthday at Yakimix! Come in anytime within your birth month with three full-paying guests and a valid ID.
Yakimix has branches at Alabang Town Center; Greenbelt 3; Robinsons Malate; Mall of Asia; SM North Edsa; Macapagal; The Podium; SM Masinag; Prime BGC.
NIU by Vikings
Go for a luxury celebration and treat yourself to NIU by Vikings. With a valid ID, celebrants can eat for free on their actual birthday if accompanied by one full-paying adult; come in anytime within your birth month and bring along three full-paying adults.
NIU by Vikings is located at 6th floor, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, BGC.
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