photo credit: Carter Hiyama
Magna Kusina, a boisterous space punctuated with reds, blues, and yellows borrowed from the Philippines’ flag, is a great place for modern takes on Filipino food. Start off with a few grilled skewers to share—we like the diver scallops, wagyu, and shishitos—then focus on dishes like Mom’s Crab Fat Noodles made from squid ink and local dungeness crab or the BBQ pork chops with banana ketchup. The restaurant is pretty casual, but you still need to make a reservation for a table. Otherwise, plan on eating takeout on the couch while reruns of Bar Rescue play in the background.
photo credit: Keanu Bayanat