Here’s where you can eat during FIBA World Cup in Araneta City

The FIBA World Cup fever is here at the City of Firsts! Experience the thrill and action of the basketball matches in Araneta City. The tournament at the Big Dome kicks off on August 26, and the matches of Gilas Pilipinas at the Smart Araneta Coliseum will happen on August 27 and 29.

Get a chance to cheer for Gilas Pilipinas team, and watch the action live through FIBA Watch Parties at the Smart Araneta Coliseum’s Red Gate and Yellow Gate are; or see the tournament live by purchasing tickets at the TicketNet.

But before you head out, you need to fuel yourself up for the FIBA matches that you’re going to watch. Here is the list of restaurants in Gateway Mall 2 that are ready to accommodate you during the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

1. Botejyu

Botejyu is the first restaurant chain to open at the Restaurant Collection of Gateway Mall 2 last April 9. It is strategically near the Red Gate of Smart Araneta Coliseum and has 2 entrances (one inside the mall and one facing General Araneta Avenue), making it easier for customers to access the restaurant.

As Botejyu continues to expand its business, the renowned Japanese restaurant chain now offers modern yaki, teppanyaki, donburi rice bowls, ramen, and their newest offering the bento box.

2. Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen (DQ) is located on the mall’s upper ground floor in a hard-to-miss strategic location. You’ll see it just across the Smart Araneta Coliseum’s Red Gate upper box entrance — making it perfect for post-concert or post-game hangout with friends.

It is also a few walks from Gateway Mall 2’s link to Farmers Plaza. So for MRT and LRT commuters, this is another option for quenching your thirst or relaxing your body from the tiring commute. You definitely deserve a Blizzard treat!

3. llaollao

Spanish frozen yogurt brand, Llaollao (pronounced as yao-yao), has made its way at the highly-anticipated Gateway Mall 2, offering its patrons and mall-goers a natural, gluten-free frozen yogurt. The frozen yogurt treat is located at the Upper Ground of Gateway Mall 2, just near the upper box entrance of Smart Araneta Coliseum.

4. Classic Savory

Classic Savory, the home of Savory Chicken, finally opens a new branch in the highly-anticipated Gateway Mall 2, Araneta City. The new store is the restaurant’s second branch in Araneta City, next to Ali Mall. Visit the restaurant at Upper Ground B of Gateway Mall 2, just a few meters from the Quantum Skyview.

5. Caramia

Caramia has opened its second store in the new Gateway Mall 2! The gelato store is located at the Upper Ground B of the new mall, the link between Gateway Mall 1 and Farmers Plaza. With its strategic location and eye-candy dining setup, you can hardly miss their shop.

Before heading out to your destination or going shopping around Araneta City, make sure to grab a dessert or a cup of coffee at the new store of Caramia on the Upper Ground B of Gateway Mall 2.

6. Pizza Hut

Pizza Hut opens its new and vibrant space in Araneta City. The new location is sure to be a hit with pizza lovers everywhere.

It is located on the mall’s upper ground floor near many popular attractions. See it beside the Smart Araneta Coliseum’s Red Gate upper box entrance — making it perfect for post-concert or post-game hangout with friends.

7. Burgoo

Burgoo American Bar and Restaurant has moved to its new home, Gateway Mall 2 in Araneta City to better serve mall-goers and patrons. With its expanded seating capacity and better ambiance, this all-American restaurant is now ready to give you a more refined dining experience.

Burgoo American Bar and Restaurant is located on the Upper Ground B of Gateway Mall 2, open from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

8. Abe

Abe, a well-known Kapampangan restaurant, has opened its new branch at Araneta City’s highly-anticipated Gateway Mall 2. The latest addition is located at the Restaurant Collection on the ground floor of the mall, just across the Lagoon.

Diners may also have the option to dine alfresco, facing the Gateway Mall 2’s Lagoon, and feel more relaxed with the sound of the rippling water, or inside the main dining area of Abe. Having a meeting or intimate lunch/dinner with family or friends? Abe Gateway Mall 2 also has function rooms that can cater for your personal events.

9. Shake Shack

Shake Shack Gateway Mall 2 is the brand’s 7th store in the Philippines, and is the first stadium Shack in the country. Event-goers may access Shake Shack inside and outside the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Apart from its mouth-watering menu, it also offers a beverage that’s exclusive for this branch — the Stadium Shake.

10. Nono’s

The premier home for comfort food opens its latest store at New Gateway Mall 2! Enjoy a wide range of dishes, from all-day breakfast and appetizers to cakes, pastries, and sweet confections, which you can savor before or after watching a game.

11. Starbucks Coffee

Yes, you’ve read it right! Starbucks Coffee has opened a new branch in Araneta City, and this time, it’s in the Gateway Mall 2. Need time to recharge after that intense game? Take time to chill and chat with your friends while having your favorite coffee and pastry.

12. a mano

For Italian pizza and pasta lovers, a mano is already here at the Restaurant Collection of Gateway Mall 2! With its name translated to “hand-made”, pizzas and pasta dishes are served fresh. The restaurant also showcases traditional dishes from various parts of Italy.

13. Taco Bell

Grab your favorite tacos and burritos before witnessing the action at the Big Dome! Taco Bell is now serving its patrons, mall- and event-goers alike at the Upper Ground A of Gateway Mall 2. Order your all-time taco and burrito favorites or you may try its newest offering, the Taco Rice Bowl.

14. Pizza Hut

Heading out to watch a basketball game? Score points off the court with Pizza Hut’s Fastbreak Sale! Get 15% off on all Pan Pizzas from August 26 to September 3, 2023. This promo is available at Pizza Hut stores in Araneta City.

15. Subway

In to healthy options? Subway has got you covered. Fill your tummies with their healthy, and sumptuous sandwich, and salad choices. With its strategic location at the Upper Ground A of Gateway Mall 2, and since it’s just a few meters away from the Smart Araneta Coliseum Red Gate, this Subway store is perfect for event-goers who want a healthy snack.

16. BLK 513

Bite into the dark side with BLK 513. This renowned frozen yogurt has finally opened its store at the Upper Ground A of Gateway Mall 2. Take time to refresh yourself before or after the ball game with their charcoal-activated yogurt with loads of toppings.