Chino Roces Avenue
Open the door and be ready to find out what gastronomic offering they have at this tiny restaurant. CANTINO. Chalkboard art make the place more aesthetically-pleasing What first started as a small canteen for employees of the European Motors has buzzed the whole neighborhood and got them hooked in their sumptuous meals. Cantino, is just a simple restaurant found at Pasong Tamo where you can find a neat and fashionable dining area perfect for those on a budget workers just around the area. This secret spot is such a fine place to see when you just want a nice place to eat out during break. DINE IN. […]
Ever dreamed of a fine dining kind of night? There’s now a chance to do at Artisan Cellar in Makati. ARTISAN CELLAR DOOR. A fashionable space where you can dine and relax with wine and great food This Artisan Cellar Door is a wine shop and lounge that is the perfect spot for those who want to have a sip of their favorite wine while having a meal. Artisan Cellar Door opened in September 2015 and has catered to those groups of friends and couples who want to drink on the spot after purchasing a bottle of wine. This modern-looking place has a luxurious vibe, complementing the atmosphere […]
Bread isn’t exactly a staple on the Filipino table with the exception of the pan de sal or the ever-popular loaf of bread which we call “tasty bread”. There are lots of bakeries within Makati, but one bakery in particular is becoming the talk of the town: Staple and Perk Bakery. Staple and Perk Bakery is both a bakery and a café. College friends Kathryn Wong, Aldrin Lim, and Bryan Ahn had an idea in 2014 to put up a resto-café based on Aldrin’s commissary business. 2 years on and they’re still among Pasong Tamo’s most popular cafés, with breads baked fresh every day. The restaurant itself is […]
If you’ve ever wanted to get your hands on special wines, there’s only one place to go: Sommelier Selection. Founded in 2002 by Jerome Philippon, Sommelier Selection offers artisanal, boutique wines from Europe. Theirs is a unique wine portfolio built over 14 years of visits to different wineries in Europe. They currently have 300 different wines, 120 European appellations, and 100 European grape varieties from 60 estates in France, Italy, and Spain. THE BEST FOR JAPANESE. Japanese customers are sure to love the Tour de Pierres (P1,310), the Cuvée Gyotaku (P1,545), the Petit Fume (P1,415) and the Colombelle Rose (P590). Specializing in artisanal wines, one of their best […]
There are various Japanese restaurants in the metro but nothing can beat the authenticity and fusion of flavours served in Hatsu Hana-Tei. KINSHI SUMAKI. Try this all-time bestselling dish for only P240 Just like a first spring flower where it derives its name, Hatsu Hana-Tei is a restaurant that aligns itself to nature, by producing healthy and local food which are surely prepared and cooked fresh. MAGURO TATAKI. This special tuna recipe has been on their menu for 12 years already, proving that it’s worth a try (P340). Unlike other restaurants which choose to be modern and all, Hatsu Hana-Tei prefers to have a traditional Japanese […]
Shinjuku Ramen is a well established restaurant that has been serving as many as 50 kinds of noodles, ramen, udon, and chow mein. Among of that selection is the ‘Soy Sauce Ramen,’ which has toppings ranging from kimchi, salt, mabo tofu, and curry. This ramen joint’s popular dish is a soy sauce-based ramen with crab, shrimp, squid, pork, and vegetables that is tangled with a thick and flavorful soup which you will surely sip down to the last drop. Shinjuku Ramen is open until midnight.
If you’re craving for some ramen, check out Riozen. Chanko Nabe, good for sharing (Priced at P900, P1,500, P2,200) Riozen in Little Tokyo is one of the Japanese restaurants which serve ramen and sashimi. It is also popular for serving Japanese hotpot, perfect those craving for a hot dish. They also serve usual Japanese favorites so you can go over their menu and find the food you’d like to eat for the day. Tori Karaage (P260) – Fried chicken with cucumber, tomatoes and cabbage This restaurant has spacious private rooms with 10 seats. If you plan to drink or dine by yourself, this is also the perfect place to enjoy […]
Meat, potatoes, burdock and seaweed. These are just some of the food items that you will see once you enter the shop, Red lanterns decorate the place and remind you of the downtown mood in Japan. This old tavern that is already on its 8th year is located in Little Tokyo. Every morning, Izakaya Oishinbou shops for its fresh ingredients. This restaurant also makes and serve pickle Chinese cabbage and ginger with Sushi. This restaurant’s crunchy Shrimp Tempura is made by a veteran cook; hence, as you can see in the picture, the tempura has an oversized tail that looks like a fan, which is actually made from Somen (noodle) […]
One of the much-loved Japanese foods to ever come here in the Philippines would be okonomiyaki. These Japanese savory pancakes, often filled with a delicious combination of onion, meat or octopus/squid/shrimp, and vegetables, are a favorite among other Japanese snacks. Okonomiyaki Special (P400) In Little Tokyo, Kagura is popular for the said dish. Offering authentic Japanese cuisine from the Kansai region, Kagura is your go-to place if you’re also a fan of baseball. It has become famous because it is where the Manila Moukokai (Manila Fierce Tiger) gathers to watch baseball games of Hanshin Tigers. Inside their little restaurant, you can see the Japanese master and his assistants prepare the […]
Nodasho is one of the popular restaurants in Little Tokyo that offer an extensive menu such as sashimi, sushi and tempura. The authentic Japanese food that this restaurant serves is prepared by a skilled chef. It is well loved by the Filipinos and Japanese. Nodasho’s offers the dishes Makigari Pot and Nodasho’s secret recipe, the flavourful miso broth made from shrimp and salmon. The texture of the ingredients of pork roll with daikon (radish) is quite outstanding, too!
The arrangement of this restaurant’s tables and tatami rooms look exactly like the Izakaya in Japan. Izakaya Kikufuji’s sashimi (photo 1) tastes even richer as you drink liquor with it. It also offers blue fin tuna, which is only served in limited quantities. Its baked tuna is cooked over charcoal fire and is drizzled with Ponzu sauce. This restaurant also offers donburi such as sea urchin, sanma or pacific saury, small sashimi, miso soup, salad and a small bowl set of Sanma Set Meal (P220), etc. Customers will surely enjoy their meal in this restaurant because of its free rice refill.
Kotono is an authentic Japanese restaurant that is located in the first floor of Makati Cinema next to Little Tokyo. It offers its customers numerous dishes that are made from high-quality ingredients ordered from France. Their Duck Meat Stew Steamed in Bamboo (photo 1) is Kotono’s pride because of its uniquely, rich flavors. The restaurant’s seafood cuisine such as sashimi and deep fried oysters are the dishes to be eaten while drinking. This restaurant also offers a variety of Japanese liquor including Kubota, Hakkaisan, and Urakasumi. It also serves a wide number of shochu such as Nikaido Kicchom. If you plan on having a banquet for 10 or more people, […]