Different choices of microwaved rice meals at cheap prices, as well as drinks could be had in 7-11 or Mini-stop which now has "Toppers" - rice toppings priced at P52 or P75 if with Lipton Iced Tea. Choices include Bicol Express, Liempo, Dinuguan, sisig, chicken adobo, menudillo and beef caldereta. How's that for options? Mini-Stop and Seven-Eleven (7-11) are open 24 hours.
|Halo-Halo. For the foreigners who want to tick off a must-try gastronomy, the "halo-halo"is available at , of all places, a Hokkaido Ramen House-inspired Japanese restaurant called "Raku"" for just PhP135.|
There's even a coffee shop (Kopiroti) and a Japanese restaurant (Raku). More peso to spare? Try the italian restaurant Andiamo! But even Andiamo is now competitive, advertising value meals - but don't hold your breath for that: their value Beef Stroganoff, Beef Salpicao, and Chicken Cordon Bleu are priced at P249 "all-in"! Their breakfast deals include Beef Tapa, Corned Beef, and tocino at P149 each. Halo halo costs P95. Beef noodle is P150, chicken noodle is P130. As of October 2014, Andiamo has closed shop. Read the succeeding paragraph.
Shakey's Pizza recently opened, located at the extreme corner of the food court, just beside the new Pancake House. A Mister Donut shop stands beside Kopiroti. At the opposite corner, Yellow Cab stands along Dimsum and Dumplings which offers inexpensive rice meals at P79 (with choices that include Chicken Mushroom, Braised Beef, Spareribs, Patatim, Ampalaya, and my favorite - Chicken Curry).
Raku (Hokkaido Ramen House) enjoys almost-full capacity these days so food must be good here. Just beside it is the minimalist, Cowan Asian Express - their pork tocino at P145 feel overpriced and is nothing special. Flanked between Cowan and Andiamo is Kenny Roger's Roasters. As mentioned earlier, Andiamo has ceased to exist, it's space now occupied by Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. To its right is the newly opened Wendy's.
AVOID MARY GRACE CAFE
And just so you avoid delays, if you're taking a meal or snack at the Food Court, we feel we need this special mention. Avoid Mary Garce Cafe. The place is messy, the servers take forever to serve you and they forget orders.
|Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf across Kenny Rogers Roasters occupy what used to be Andiamo. It's open until 2AM then resumes in the morning.|
|Wendy's is located beside (right of) Coffee Bean. Wendy's is open 24 hours daily.|
Beside 7-11 is the new Seattle's Best, located beside the stair, and then followed by Teresa's Pasalubong, which seems misplaced beside a sport and apparel shop (Fashion Rack).
|Seattle's Best has very inviting interiors. It's open 24 hours daily.|
|Teresa's Pasalubong seems misplaced beside Fashion Rack (the second shop)|
What used to be a small Jollibee counter has been expanded. It is set behind the row of restaurants directly opposite the escalator. Jollibee now has its own dining hall which is cramped most of the time. I recently ordered (June 2014) through a huge crowd and got all my orders wrong. My iced tea became a pineapple juice and my take-out (had to because there was no table inside) was on a plate instead of a take-out box.
Within this Jollibee cove, there's a Fruitas House of Dessert, Tiktilaok Honey Roasted Chicken, Chowtime serving dimsum, congee, etc; another Teresa's Pasalubong (selling Pinoy delicacies).
AVOID MARY GRACE CAFE
And just so you avoid delays, if you're taking a meal or snack at the Food Court, we feel we need this special mention. Avoid Mary Grace Cafe. The place is messy, the servers are inattentive and take forever to serve you and they forget orders.
Illy Coffee Bar with their comfy red sofa set. (above and below) There's another stall of Illy Coffee Shop - "Espressamente" - at the pre-departure area (where gates 131-133 are).
|Another Victoria's Secret outlet located at the Food Court hall at the 3rd floor, one level above the Departure Hall. The other Victoria's Secret shop is at the domestic pre-departure hall.|
|Bath and Body Works at the domestic pre-departure area.|
7-11. I could swear there isn't this much choice at my nearest 7-11. They also sell inexpensive Fried Chicken set which can be served with rice if you want to. It's open 24 hours daily.
|Havainnas has a new store at the terminal, and is open until 10PM. Did you know that this store is even bigger than their main branch in hometown Brazil, particularly in Ipanema's shopping district?|
|If you're rush-shopping for a toy, visit the appropriately named "Don't Forget the Kids" at the 4th level near McDonalds, open 24 hours daily.|
|Unusually late, McDonalds is finally in Terminal 3 as of February 2015, located near Havaiaana's. It's open 24 hours daily.|
Minimalist "Andiamo!" - pasta, pizza, pannini! One of the few fine dining places at the 3rd floor outside the pre-departure hall. It offers more space - and solitude - at the opposite side. Unfortunately, with more restaurants with more affordable rates, Andiamo has folded. Coffee Bean (I think) has taken its space.
Raku Japanese Restaurant - a Hokkaido Ramen House: popular and usually packed. Now it has considerable competitions. Beside Raku, to its left is Kusina which serves Filipino cuisine, with a very busy staff calling for customers, like barkers on a bus terminal. You'd notice them from their shouts just behind the usually-empty police bunk. Raku is open 24 hours daily. Raku also serves halo-halo. Someone asked me about it a few months back.
Main Food Court: Yellow Cab, Dimsum and Dumplings, Mini Stop - all of these shops are open 24 hours daily.
Airport Chapel, Left Luggage and Viewing Gallery - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2012/11/naia-terminal-3-part-6-blessed-john.html
NAIA Terminal 3 Takes in Some Color - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2014/10/naia-terminal-3-takes-in-some-color.html
Updated June 14, 2014.
Kopiroti has a smaller space located just beside the escalator. Their "bigger" branch - called KR Express" - is located inside the pre-departure area which is open from 2AM to 6PM..
|There's a new Duty-Free Shop located at the ground level Departure Hall, near Burger King. this is near the entrance to the Covered Parking Building. It's open 24 hours daily.|
|Credit card calling phones (also accepts Philippine coins) for calls anywhere in the world.|
WINGS TRANSIT LOUNGE
The Wings Transit Lounge is now open at the 3rd level where the food court is. It has capsule beds, a twin for 2, a bunk for 3 and a family room for 4 persons with 5 and 8 hour rates inclusive of light meals, and additional provisions for shower use. PLEASE visit the separate post for more information on accommodations at the Wings Transit Lounge. We will NOT be entertaining additional questions about Wings Transit Lounge other than what's being provided in the aforementioned post. Check it out here - http://eye-in-the-blue-sky.blogspot.com/2014/10/naia-terminal-3-takes-in-some-color.html
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