Ortigas Center

Ortigas Center

While it may be overlooked due to the Makati Central Business District, Ortigas Center in Pasig City is more than just a place for yuppies to work. While the Center hosts a slew of offices ranging from fast food businesses to call centers, it is also home to several malls, schools, churches, and museums.

The country’s largest mall, with a maximum capacity of 4 million people, can be found here. SM Megamall has four large buildings, which houses over 1,000 stores and eating establishments. Megamall is one of the few places in the Metro where you can shop, dine, and even renew your passport and driver’s license, all at the same time.

If SM Megamall seems a little too excessive for you, there’s The Podium right next door. It’s a lot smaller and usually a lot less crowded.

The Shangri-La Plaza Mall can also be found in Ortigas Center. Head over here if you’re hoping to do a little more upscale shopping, as the mall carries high-end brands like Brooks Brothers, Kate Spade, and Ralph Lauren.

Night owls will be pleased at what Ortigas Center has to offer after hours. Metrowalk houses many bars and restaurants that don’t get as crowded as the ones in the Makati and Taguig areas.

If you’d rather spend your money soaking up the culture and history of the Philippines, don’t worry, Ortigas Center has got you covered. The area is home to the EDSA Shrine, a shrine that commemorates the peaceful demonstrations that overthrew two Philippine presidents: Ferdinand Marcos in 1986 and Joseph Estrada in 2001.

The oldest privately-run museum is found in this area too. The Lopez Museum and Library has over 500 paintings and artifacts in its collection and over 10,000 books, articles, and other primary sources in its library. There are no permanent exhibitions at this museum, so you’ll always be sure to see something new.

It may not be as busy or as glamorous as Makati, but Ortigas Center certainly has a lot to offer.

Top Rated Restaurants in Ortigas Center

  1. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    566 Reviews View
  2. Purple Oven
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    183 Reviews View
  3. OOMA
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    167 Reviews View
  4. BONO Gelato
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    127 Reviews View
  5. Ippudo
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    382 Reviews View
  6. Fireside by Kettle
    4.5 Stars
    International
    97 Reviews View
  7. Poco Deli
    4.5 Stars
    Deli
    322 Reviews View
  8. Charlie's Grind & Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    288 Reviews View
  9. Jang Ga Nae
    4.5 Stars
    Korean
    85 Reviews View
  10. Jamba Juice
    4.5 Stars
    Juice
    95 Reviews View

Top Rated Hotels in Ortigas Center

  1. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    79 Reviews View
  2. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    41 Reviews View
  3. Oakwood Premier Joy-Nostalg Center Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    32 Reviews View
  4. Holiday Inn Galleria
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    30 Reviews View
  5. Astoria Plaza
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    32 Reviews View
  6. Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    44 Reviews View
  7. Ace Hotel & Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    19 Reviews View
  8. Tune Hotel Ortigas
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    12 Reviews View
  9. The Exchange Regency Residence Hotel
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    15 Reviews View
  10. The Linden Suites
    4.0 Stars
    Hotel
    21 Reviews View

Top Rated Places in Ortigas Center

  1. Yabu
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    566 Reviews View
  2. Purple Oven
    4.5 Stars
    Dessert
    183 Reviews View
  3. OOMA
    4.5 Stars
    Japanese
    167 Reviews View
  4. BONO Gelato
    4.5 Stars
    Gelato
    127 Reviews View
  5. Ippudo
    4.5 Stars
    Ramen or Noodle
    382 Reviews View
  6. EDSA Shangri-La Manila
    4.5 Stars
    Hotel
    79 Reviews View
  7. Fireside by Kettle
    4.5 Stars
    International
    97 Reviews View
  8. Poco Deli
    4.5 Stars
    Deli
    322 Reviews View
  9. Charlie's Grind & Grill
    4.5 Stars
    Burger
    288 Reviews View
  10. Ace Water Spa
    4.5 Stars
    Day Spa
    83 Reviews View