TUESDAY Thru SUNDAY - 5pm to 12mn
Bringing authentic Filipino flavors to SoHo.
Among its most popular offerings are its signature House Sisig, Adobo and Sampaloc Margarita.
Owner, Soledad “Choly” Robillo, draws upon the memories of family meals and her Filipino-Spanish heritage to create her menu.
Choly grew up in a household where family time and her happiest memories centered around the dining room table.
Born and raised in the Philippines, Choly was one of 11 siblings whose mother, Socorro, owned and ran a hotel in Davao City. Most of her siblings gravitated toward working in hospitality. In 2018, Choly opened Bananeras Kitchen in Davao City with immense success. Choly Filipino Restaurant is her first dining concept in New York City, where she has lived and worked in both hospitality and private banking for more than two decades.
Here, Choly explores her cultural heritage with a menu of family recipes passed down from generations of the Robillo family. Ingredients are sourced locally from small farms. Fabrics on the walls are reminiscent of the traditional Ikat patterns found in the Robillo family home in Davao City. Cooking, entertaining and making customers feel at home at her restaurant, or in her own home, remain the core of Choly’s warm personality.
We were all really happy with what we ordered and the overall experience at Choly. I'd definitely recommend for a more authentic Filipino experience in Manhattan!
Amazing food, service and atmosphere. The bar was such a vibe and dessert brought me back home.
Great service and ambiance. My friends and I enjoyed meeting the friendly staff, and the food was authentic and delicious! I am half Filipino, and the cuisine made me feel at home
It was an amazing experience. Feels at home. Food were excellent. Service was really warm. Servers are very hospitable. We flew from Florida and looked out for a Filipino restaurant and we made the right choice.
True to form, the sisig came on a hot sizzling skillet, perfectly chewy and crunchy. The kinilaw was so refreshing and paired well with our drinks. The kare kare was the star, and this restaurant does an amazing rendition of it. Generous portions too - two of us came here on an empty stomach and we both saved plenty of leftovers.