Our Story

Kumusta! We’re Ogi and Anya, the owners of Little Manila, and we’re proud to bring authentic Filipino cuisine to the people of Wellington.

We moved to New Zealand in 2008 and worked in a variety of businesses until 2018 when the opportunity to change careers came along where we could work together on something we’re very passionate about — Filipino food!

We took over Smokin’ BBQ and Grill at the Capital Market in the heart of Wellington City and have continued to grow its already loyal following by continuing to deliver traditional Filipino cuisine while adding our own contemporary twist. In 2019, we started Little Manila in the North City food court in Porirua. A year down the track, we’ve just tweaked our menu here to add gourmet Pinoy Buddha Bowls, a healthy option that our customers are really loving.

We’d love to welcome you to Little Manila to share our delicious and authentic Filipino food soon!


Hanggang sa muli,

Ogi and Anya



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