O’ Mai Khan is probably one of the oldest and best restaurants in Baguio City. It started out as a small restaurant in Otek Street, near Rizal Park, but now it has a bigger and better building located in Upper Session Road, just a few blocks away from SM City Baguio. It is now more accessible to more people as parking is no longer a problem, well it’s still a problem because it’s fully packed most of the time.
Anyway, I’ve always been a fan of O’ Mai Khan’s food and have been there a couple of times with friends and then with B, back in the old branch in Otek Street. The food is always great and the ambiance is absolutely perfect for a date or perhaps an intimate family dinner or a date.
O’ Mai Khan is a word play of the Ilocano phrase “umay kan” which literally means, come on or let’s go. However, it is a Mongolian restaurant. I find it very creative how the phrase somewhat sounds Chinese, the owners were even creative enough to have created a back story about how everything began.
You can read the back story on their menus while waiting to be seated. If you have no reservations, you must wait outside, so I suggest you call in ahead or bring a really thick jacket so you don’t freeze outside.