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Address: H343+XM6, 38th St, Taguig, Metro Manila; Level 1, My South Hall, S Maison, Pasay (10:00am – 10:00pm Daily)
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 8:00pm
Official Website: randysdonuts.com
Facebook: Randy’s Donuts PH
Randy’s Donuts Menu Manila
Randy’s Donuts PH, Bonifacio Global City, Manila
Update: The donuts don’t really taste that good the following day. I recommend eating them on the first day of purchase.
There is also now a limit of 2 boxes of 1 dozen per person, or 4 boxes of half dozen per person due to supply issues.
I was surprised to learn that LA’s “famous” Randy’s Donuts recently opened in Bonifacio Global City, Manila. While its stores were closing worldwide, here it was on this side of the world trying to make a statement. To someone with no observant eye, you wouldn’t know that Randy’s Donuts appeared in several films, notably Iron Man 2, 2012, Mars Attack!, The Simpsons and Zootopia… The doughnut statue and drive by style turned it into a 50’s cultural icon.
Brought by the Bistro Group, the same folks behind T.G.I.Friday’s and Denny’s, it was no surprise that crowds formed on its first day of opening in May 11, 2022. There’s no giant donut on top of the roof for anyone to sit on, but there are multiple donut pieces around Uptown Parade for anyone interested in a photo op.
Classic and Deluxe donuts costs P95 each, while the Fancy and the Premium donuts cost P115. (See my menu above to know which ones are premium or not). A dozen assorted ones would put you around P1200++. Not exactly cheap for a middle class Filipino.
You should definitely get the Maple Iced Long John and Chocolate Long Johns if they’re available. I like that they’re not overly sweet and you can really indulge in these donuts. The dough is packed and heavy in the stomach too. (Kinda reminded me of Starbucks’ chocolate glazed doughnuts, same doughy texture.) I think Krispy Kreme has serious competition in the metro, especially as its standards has considerably dropped over the past decade. But of course, we’ll see how it all pans out.
I estimate the long lines will continue for 6 months. A year after opening, standards will likely depreciate. Bistro Group has a problem bringing US brands in Manila; they’re not going to stick if they don’t address consistency issues. (Notably, Denny’s and PF Changs, which already closed.)
Grab the Nutella Raised, it’s one of my favorite. Along with that, Oreo Raised and Coffee Raised.
Not a huge fan of rainbows and fruit loops and s’mores in my donuts. Simple is always better.
Strawberry Jelly donuts are always a good idea to add to your variety.
And don’t miss the Chocolate Raised. They’re the best out of the rest.
Order a Mocha Loca to go along with your donuts. Seriously one of the best mocha coffee I’ve tried in a while.
Randy’s Donuts opening in Manila is a wonderful silver lining… since Manila restaurants seemed to stop cooking anything remotely passable in the post-pandemic world.
It’s sad how far the quality is of Manila’s restaurants from its neighboring countries like Singapore.