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East Village
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111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2962
+1 646-392-7880
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Oakland, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great find! We were craving for authentic Filipino cuisine and found this restaurant! Savory dishes and lush desserts galore! The price is right, and this restaurant truly enriches the " flavor " of the East Village. Come hungry!

Thank arpisturista
Hong Kong, China
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We visited Maharlika over the weekend as my daughter was needing her Filipino food fix. We were lucky to get a table that night as the place was packed. Hubert the waiter was helpful, friendly and funny. We had the spring rolls, the pok pok appetizers, sizzling sisig, the pata confit, bok choy and garlic fried rice. The food was... More 

Thank TanEugene
Aberdeen, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

It's authentic Philippine cuisine at its best cooked the modern way. Try their cocktails that goes well with the dishes. All we ordered were good but the Ube Waffle Fried Chicken and Pork Sisig stands out. Sisig is what Derek Jeter commented once in an article as a dish "to die for".

Thank rablan
Westport, Connecticut
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163 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

We had an extended family brunch at Maharlika. Although initially disappointed that they only offered the brunch menu on Sundays, we were pleasantly surprised. The servers were very friendly and helpful. The space is tight, but the decor is fun and eclectic. The general menu offers a very wide selection of Filipino dishes and amusingly named drinks. The lumpia were... More 

Thank lisa d
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

After walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, I decided to go for a heavier than usual, albeit late, lunch. I don't know how I heard about Maharlika but I was so focused on going to this sole Filipino establishment in the East Village, if not in Manhattan. The place itself can be considered a hole in the wall - not as... More 

Thank OletAbad
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Stopped here with friends to sample the food. Service is great, the menu and specials are well explained. The food we very good the wife and friends are a Pilipino so they all really enjoyed many items from the menu.

Thank Georaider
Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

The place was small. Don't expect a fancy restaurant. The tables are small and I've seen 3 people fit on one table. The waitstaff were attentive. The menu were explained and the food came out quickly. Food portions were good for sharing. Even the appetizers could already be mains by their sizes. For those unused to Filipino food, expect fried... More 

Thank Shemivad
Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have never had Filipino food before, so I wasn't sure what to expect coming here. I went with a group of people and we all ordered different things and shared. Everything was very delicious! Would absolutely recommend this place! The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly as well.

Thank Laura B
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936 reviews
697 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Maharlika is the bomb! I haven't been exposed to much Filipino food aside from the basic staples, so this restaurant was a pleasant surprise. On Sunday's only, Maharlika offers a family-style pre-fixe menu for $30pp. We had a group of 5, I don't remember the names of all the dishes we got, but there was more than enough food to... More 

Thank Tunaidi
Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

kare-kare was the best amongst our order. laing was nice too however the serving was quite tiny. the crispy pata was also delicious. just a reminder that this is not the typical filipino restaurant where you expect bountiful size of servings. the plating of food is also modern, not the typical pinoy way. we had a feast! sarap!

Thank autumn2orange

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Filipino, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10003-2962
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 646-392-7880

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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East Village
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