Rediscovering an old fave: A visit to Aristocrat Restaurant Subic Branch

Aristocrat is one of the first restaurants I’ve known since childhood. I remember their branch in Grand Central in Monumento, my favorite is their Chicken Barbecue and Java rice. We would always eat there on Sundays and on special occasions. There are a lot of new tastes and restaurants that I’ve tried since then, but whenever I pass by the Aristocrat at Roxas Boulevard, I can always say that they have indeed the best Chicken Barbecue in town.

I had the opportunity to rediscover the Aristocrat restaurant. This time, we visited their Subic branch. The Aristocrat in Subic is the first franchise of the restaurant, having met the stringent requirements of the Reyes family before approval.

Aristocrat Restaurant has a very good location in Subic, you can’t miss it because it’s just beside Harbor Point Mall.

Upon arrival, our hungry tummies immediately feasted on Arisocrat’s bestsellers. Of course, we were each served with Chicken Barbecue paired with Java Rice.

3 pc. Chicken Barbecue, Php 195

Equally delicious offerings from their extensive menu were also served.

Lumpiang Shangai, Php 260

Their Lumpiang Shanghai is crunchy and meaty. Unlike other lumpiang shanghai that has more lumpia wrapper than filling, this will definitely fill your tummy with meaty goodness.

Kare-Kare, Php 395

Fish Fillet in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Php 240

Aristocrat truly has that distinct Filipino taste. From its humble beginning as a snack mobile in 1936, the Aristocrat has grown into a restaurant enterprise with branches in Metro Manila and some provinces in Luzon, all serving the same quality foods that have made it “The Philippines’ Most Popular Restaurant”.

In a sit-down interview with Subic branch owner, Mr. Jay Ramos, I asked him his favorites in the menu aside from Chicken Barbecue. He mentioned Chicken Honey, Pork Barbecue, Mechado, Crispy Pata, Pinakbet and Lumpiang Shanghai. Actually, he mentioned a lot, he is really proud of how Aristocrat maintains the quality of their food. That’s why without too much advertising, the restaurant is still popular, “It’s really the food that brings people back”, Mr. Jay Ramos said.

Lola Asiang’s Big 4 Merienda

We were treated like royalties that day at the Aristocrat in Subic. We were still full from our lunch and yet it’s time for merienda! And to mark Lola Asiang’s 121st birthday, The Aristocrat showcases Lola Asiang’s “Big 4” namely, Lumpiang Ubod Sariwa, Dinuguan at Puto, Arroz Caldo, and Pancit Luglog.

Lumpiand Ubod Sariwa, Php 85 (image from Aristocrat)

Dinuguan at Puto

Their Dinuguan uses beef instead of pork. The puto (steamed rice cake) is so soft, a perfect complement to dinuguan.

Arroz Caldo and Tokwa’t Baboy

I really love this combination among the merienda dishes.

Pancit Luglog

I love the simplicity of their Pancit Luglug, just the right amount of toppings mixed with the flavorful sauce. Even the noodles are tasty when eaten alone.

Other merienda offerings to try are Pancit Bihon Guisado, Adobo Flying Saucer and Halo-Halo.


Their flying saucer is not flat, Php 85

Halo-Halo, Php 100

It was a great day to rediscover the familiar comforting taste of Aristocrat’s Chicken Barbecue, but it’s also great that there are a lot of delicious choices that is surely worth more visits.

with Mr. Jay Ramos

You can also take home Aristocrat’s Achara, Bagoong and their famous Java Sauce.

If I made you hungry with this post, go to the nearest Aristocrat branch near you and satisfy your cravings!

The Aristocrat now has 10 branches located at Roxas Boulevard in Malate (open 24 hours), Jupiter in Makati, SM Mall of Asia, SM San Lazaro, The Block in SM North EDSA, Robinsons Place Manila, SM Manila, Subic Bay, San Pablo, Laguna and  at Banawe St. Sta. Mesa Heights, Quezon City. The Aristocrat is Opening Soon in SM Dasmariñas Cavite.



  1. I have tried the other branches of The Aristocrat but I think the branch along Roxas Boulevard still offers the best-tasting food. With its wide and cozy ambiance as well, guests can enjoy dining together with their local and foreigner friends. Chicken barbecue for the win! 😀


    Badet Reply:

    Their Roxa Blvd. is the biggest branch. But all Aristocrat branches maintains the same quality of food. I can vouch for that because we ate at both their Roxas and Subic branch and the food taste the same.


  2. If you live in the 80s Aristocrat is one of the bestest, it is actually our family favorite, I remember my father taking us there all the time. Le sigh. I miss my dad. Sayang was not able to join this trip daming food sarap! haha!


    Badet Reply:

    I’m an 80s child! 🙂


  3. This post made me sooo hungry. No matter what cuisine I’ve tried, I still want to go back to Filipino food. There’s just something so deliciously filling about Filipino food. 🙂 I’ve actually never been to Aristocrat, although there’s also an Aristocrat in Zamboanga City but I doubt it’s the same company. I guess I better check this restaurant out as it seems to have a heritage of serving good food. ;0


    Badet Reply:

    This is definitely a must-try Mich!


  4. Bet ko ang outfit mo sis! Hehe!
    On Aristocrat’s menu naman, aside from their signature BBQ chicken, I love their luglug the most. And their iced tea is still my most favorite among the fancy Pinoy restaurants. 🙂


    Badet Reply:

    Di ko alam na may luglug sila until this event. Masarap nga!


  5. I love Aristocrat’s Java sauce, sauce palang ulam na!



  6. photos palang full na ako,, much more cguro if I can taste them in reality:)


  7. It’s been a while since I’ve last eaten at Aristocrat’s.. Love their food though! And tama si Mrs. M, java sauce palang ulam na! 😀


  8. naku, ang sarap talaga dyan sa Aristocrat! We used to eat there. Delicious talaga ng food and nice din ang service. Sa Roxas blvd kami kumakain na branch.

    nagutom tuloy ako sa mga photos dito sa post mo ms. badet! =)


    Badet Reply:

    Thanks Joy! Fave ko since bata pa ako yung Chicken Barbecue plus Java Rice nila.


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