Philippu Lounge y Restaurante - Closed

31-01 21st St.
Long Island City, NY 11106
Critics' Pick


  • Daily 10am-10pm
  • $$
  • Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • BYOB
  • No Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Replacing a notorious red-sauced Italian place with a gondola on the roof, Philippu faithfully renders the full canon on Philippine cuisine, including kare-kare (a peanutty oxtail stew), pinkabet (salad dressed with fermented shrimp paste), and, the national dish, chicken adobo, originally inspired by a Mexican recipe of the same name. However, the menu emphasizes those dishes that a common heritage of Spanish colonialism around the globe. For example, the crispy pork belly called lechon kawali is a dead ringer for Dominican chicharron de cerdo, in an attempt to make the new, extensively windowed restaurant a real neighborhood spot.

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