Maharlika

Quickdraw

Cuisine

Asian

Price Range

$25 - $30

OMG Foodie Recommends:

  • Sizzling Sisisg
  • Smelt Frito
  • Ube Waffle and Fried Chicken
  • Fil-Am Cheesesteak

A Noble Work of Modern Filipino Cuisine


Maharlika is a modern Filipino restaurant that has brought the cuisine into the consciousness of NYC foodies. Chef Miguel Trinidad and founder Nicole Ponseca take traditional Filipino dishes and re-imagines it. While it may not be what you initially expect, we have a feeling you’ll be coming back for more.

Chef Miguel Trinidad and founder Nicole Ponseca take traditional Filipino dishes and re-imagines it.

Tucked Away in the East Village…

In this little oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the Village, fun food and a fun atmosphere await. With a full bar, that will almost always be full, Maharlika offers a cool place to try some unique cuisine.

On The Menu

To begin, you will be served the classic fried chicken skins with sweet cherry sauce and banana ketchup. Don’t be afraid to just dive right into that. Next, how about the Smelt Frito, a house favorite which is lightly breaded smelt fish with a side of your choice of rice. It also comes with a side of sili remoulade that adds a nice burst of flavor. Of course, you need to try the sizzling sisig! Various parts of a pig (pig ears, snout, and belly) is served in a hot plate, still popping, with an egg yoke on top. Trust us, this is to die for! For breakfast, we highly recommend the ube waffle, served with macapuno syrup and fried chicken.

“…try the sizzling sisig! Various parts of a pig (pig ears, snout, and belly) is served in a hot plate, still popping, with an egg yoke on top

Why You Should Come Back

Maharlika can be translated as “noble work” and the restaurant does exactly that. When you enter through their doors, you’ll notice a friendly vibe amongst the staff and patrons. You can tell that every dish served is with a side of love. Whether it’s for brunch or for dinner, Maharlika makes you think twice about Filipino cuisine.

Maharlika can be translated as “noble work” and the restaurant does exactly that

Tip #1

Make sure to have cash as they don’t accept credit cards.

Tip #2

Get a reservation because this place gets crowded.

Tip #3

Try one of the many mixed drinks on the menu, they’re delicious.

Tip #4

For a great deal, come on Sunday nights and order the “family meal”. For just $25 a person, you get 3 courses with a bunch of sides.

Tip #5

For brunch, try coming on Saturday between 1:30-3:30pm – it’s usually the best time to come.

Kate McClaskeyAbout the Author: Kate McClaskey is a contributing writer to OMG Foodie. Her favorite foods usually contain butter if a big bowl of macaroni and cheese isn’t available. Along with devouring her way through Manhattan, Kate can be found running along the East River, laughing, and just being generally fabulous.


Hours & Locations

111 1st Avenue (btwn 6th and 7th)
New York, NY 10003
Map It! Tel: (646) 392-7880 Sun: 11am - 10pm
Mon: 11am - 11pm
Tue: 11am - 11pm
Wed: 11am - 11pm
Thu: 11am - 11pm
Fri: 11am - 12am
Sat: 11am - 12am

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