For those who are fans of the Japanese cuisine, we’ve listed some great restaurants in Salcedo Village that serves authentic and delicious Japanese food at reasonable price. 1. Shokuji Shokuji is a restaurant tucked away in Salcedo Village in Makati that offers delicious and reasonably priced Japanese cuisine. Address: G/F LPL Center, 130 San Agustin St. cor. Sedeno St., Salcedo Village, Makati City Telephone Number: (02) 812-9235 Business Hours: 11:00 am- 2:00 pm/ 6:00 pm- 10:00 am Closed On: Saturday, Sundays, and Holidays Read more: shokuji 2. Takashi Japanese Cuisine Takashi Japanese Cuisine Makati is as authentic of a Japanese restaurant experience as you can get owned by Chef Takashi Kawasaki. […]
A new dining scene sited in one of the bustling streets of Makati is about to excite your taste buds and let you experience Pasta in many ways! Trufa Pasta Bar is a brainchild of a cocky Catalan guy and a true-blue Filipina who both share the same passion for pasta. The restaurant is currently on a soft opening and will be officially opened this September 1; but if you’re as excited as us, you can visit them now and be one of the first few to experience this new delight in town. Trufa means Truffle in Spanish and the reason behind the name of the restaurant is […]
Experience a great Japanese cuisine dining experience that lets you in on delectable fusion dishes through innovative creations in the name of Yoshinobu. Yoshinobu is a hidden Japanese restaurant gem located at the second floor of the Antel Corporate Center in Salcedo Village. Though it can be quite difficult to locate, you’ll be amazed at how cozy its interiors are, perfect for midday meetings or a relaxed dining situation. DINE IN. Yoshinobu’s spacious and well-lit restaurant is decorated with paintings hung on the wall for a contemporary feeling. FOR PRIVACY. If you want privacy, you can opt to dine at their function room which is ideal […]
Eating healthy is in and what’s supposed to be a trendy fad is turning out to be a lifestyle that’s here to stay. Eating in Salcedo is no different. Along the streets of Rufino and Valero is Sprout, with an image of young leaves sprouting out right above the store name. Opened in 2015, Sprout sells fresh organic food that can be eaten soon after it has been purchased. For those who are on the run, paninis and sandwiches made of fresh organic ingredients are available. Premium coffee and other special beverages such as Bright Eyes (to boost energy) and Ginger Jab (to warm the body) They also have rice […]
In a place surrounded by trees, you will find a small restaurant called XO46. Located in the Salcedo residential area, this Filipino-Spanish restaurant is regularly frequented by locals who are Filipino and expats alike. This restaurant got its name from the year “1946,” the year when the Philippines achieved its independence, and the word “extra ordinary,” which is abbreviated to XO. It exudes an Asian atmosphere. The wine bottles ordered from Spain, which are placed on the rack, adds a stylish effect to the place. Its menu is mostly Filipino cuisine. XO46 offers dishes in big servings. It is suggested to come in groups. XO46 has been chosen as the […]
The masterminds behind the casual fine dining restaurant LULU created a new bar in town! Hooch is a stylish bar located beside LULU on the Ground Floor of V Corporate Centre along L.P. Leviste St. This bar definitely reflects Lulu’s alter ego, its interior filled with dimmed lights, soft midnight blue velvet couches, and glass windows. Both foreign and local bartenders man the bar on different nights. What takes Hooch apart from the other bars in Makati is their dedication in using fresh ingredients. Their cocktail syrups and garnishes are all homemade and they never use any form of preservative. We recommend the Harajuku cocktail, which is a mix of […]
Visit this intimate steak haven in Salcedo! Looking for a fancy restaurant for an intimate dinner date? We’ve got the perfect place for you! Elbert’s Steak Room is a hidden steak shop located on the third floor of Sagittarius Bldg III at 111 H.V. Dela Costa St. in Salcedo, Makati. – DIMMED WELCOME. The entrance to Elbert’s Steak House (Photo from Our Awesome Planet) – The restaurant exudes a classy aura with its wooden floors, walls and trimmings, which is complemented by leather and velvet chairs, tailored couches and a marble finished bar. Shelves display different types of liquor, from wine to whisky, which you may choose from. – WOOD […]
This French-inspired café comes straight out of a book! Fancy an afternoon tea date or maybe a sweet crepe plate to end your day? Get away from the hustle and the bustle of the Metro at La Creperie! Located at V. Corporate Center in L.P. Leviste St., La Creperie is a French-inspired café that has a very modern rustic interior. The place could look like a pop up café in The Secret Garden! Long taupe curtains, wooden floors and posts, bright Victorian chandeliers and plants and flowers in vases adorned the café. The high ceiling and glass panels allow the natural light to enter the room, which perfectly sets the […]
This comeback from the 90s has a few new tricks up their sleeves. The moment you enter the second floor of the Antel 2000 Building, you will instantly see (and smell!) Il Ponticello. – REBIRTH TO THE 21st CENTURY. A more minimalistic logo for the new Il Ponticello. (Photo from EricJaz Foodies) – Il Ponticello is an Italian restaurant that has been operational since the 1990s. With the changing times and in hopes of rising to popularity again, the restaurant tweaked their menu up with new pizza and pasta dishes. Sure enough, in 2014, Il Ponticello started to gain much attention and has been dubbed as one of Makati’s hidden […]
Love pizza but looking for something different from the usual brick-oven pizza? Roll on down to C’Italian’s at L’Ermitage Bldg, in Leviste St., cor. Toledo St., in Salcedo, Makati and try their panizzas! – ROLLED UP AND READY! Panizza prepared for your hungry self. – Panizza is made of soft and thin dough, which is very popular in Italy. Instead of munching on it upon its arrival to your table, you have to perform specific steps in order to enjoy it. First, you grab a slice from the horizontally sliced panizza. Second, grab a good amount of arugula and alfalfa and position it nicely on your panizza. Lastly, roll your […]
On the first floor of Tiffany Place, The Market offers an array of food choices from ham and cheese sandwiches, wine, to European instant and canned goods. Vegetables and fruits are also sold in the morning fresh and in good condition. Shrimp, octopus, scallops and other frozen seafood, chicken, beef, etc. You name it, they got it. – – – The Market also provides travellers and expats with curry roux, retort pouch pasta sauce, various seasonings, and other products made in Japan, such as brown rice and quinoa rice that we don’t see much in supermarkets. A dining area is also provided too for the customers where you can eat […]
UPDATE: Sabao has already closed. Sinigang, tinola and bulalo – these are soup-based classics made special in Sabao, a Filipino restaurant in Signa Designer Residences. – Binakol (P295) – Your favorite soupy dishes are given special treatment here. The sabaw (soup) is created using meat simmered for 16 hours, giving the chicken, pork or beef stock a rich natural taste. The vegetables and other ingredients are prepared separately, ensuring that they are still of best quality when served. Savor your favorite dish from the menu with a cup of brown, red or garlic rice. If you’re not too keen on rice, go a bit unconventional and add glass or Chinese […]
The very famous make-your-own-pizza and all-you-can-eat pizza joint, Project Pie, opened a branch in Salcedo last October, 2014. – – Located at the 2nd floor, Project Pie has the nicest interiors you’ll ever see with a stylish cafe design. Your pizza can be baked inside a large pizza oven with the toppings of your choice. The freshly baked crispy thin-sized pizza, called the No. 2 is their bestseller. – – The stylish interior and friendly staff are the reasons why people love coming back for more pizza madness.
Retro in design and with a modern black-and-white interior, Pablo opened its doors in Salcedo December of last year. – – The sister store of Apartment 1B, Pablo gives you the taste of authentic European cuisine that you can really enjoy. For starters, you can try their delicious Asparagus & Three-cheese Herb Sandwich served with French fries (P330). Another must-try is their Atlantic Cod (P840): bacon, white fish, and mashed potato layered in a fashionable way and tossed with Beurre blanc sauce. The continental breakfast buffet (P690) is also popular here. They also serve specialty coffee from Yardstick, so make sure you grab a cup! – Atlantic Cod – Asparagus […]
Experience fresh seafood fusion in the heart of Salcedo! A new seafood restaurant just celebrated their grand opening last March: Bait’s by Chef Joseph Margate! Located in Signa Designer Residences’ Ground Floor in Valero cor. Rufino St., this seafood kitchen is charging things up, one dish at a time! – – Joseph Margate, alumni of the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco, brought a whole new twist to the seafood dining experience. Margate, who served three years in the W hotel in Seattle, is introducing to Manila his fusion between the Californian and French style of cooking. Gourmet Magazine featured him as one of the few Filipino chefs who […]
Drinks, anyone? Located at the ground level of Classica 1 Condominium in H.V. Dela Costa St., Salcedo, Ark Café +Lounge is a perfect place to study or catch up with friends over a cup of coffee or a bottle of wine. Ark first opened their doors to their now-loyal patrons in April 2014. – Caption: GET ON THE ARK! Take only a few steps up to Ark Café + Lounge. – Ark’s minimalistic black and white interior has a very cozy appeal. Paintings and wine bottles adorn the walls, which gives the place a gallery sort of feel. – Caption: PIECE OF ART. Crisp and white walls decorated to perfection! […]
Taste the best burgers in town in this awesome burger joint! 8Cuts Burger Blends was derived from the eight types of beef cuts, which are blended and used in hamburger patties. 8Cuts stands out from every other burger joint because they blend different beef cuts to make unique patty combinations. Their burgers are such a hit that they have a total of 7 stores in the Metro! Their latest branch, which opened March of 2014, is located at the Ground Level of Infinity Towers at L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo, Makati. – BURGER HUNT! You can now satisfy your 8Cuts cravings at 7 different locations! – 8Cuts Burger Blends has a […]
Toby’s Estate Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee shop from Sydney, Australia that opened a branch in Salcedo last March 2014. It is a popular meeting place among the professionals and expats working in Makati. Interiors of Toby’s Estate Salcedo Once you enter the café, the smell of freshly brewed coffee welcomes you. The shop also has quite a relaxing ambiance due to bright and stylish interior. It is designed to be spacious so guests can enjoy having conversations with their friends or co-workers without worrying about other guests. There are 3 other branches of Toby’s Estate in Metro Manila and each has its own style. There’s one in Century […]
A newly opened restaurant in Salcedo, Makati City, Mendokoro Ramenba is the first ever ramen house that only has counters…no seats & tables! According to Mr. Elbert, owner of Yushoken restaurant in Alabang, the ramen taste and texture of noodles change as time passes. So it is best served to the customers as quickly as possible. It usually takes 3 minutes to bring the ramen from the kitchen to the customer’s table. Thus, the concept of a ramen counter shortens the time needed to serve the ramen because it is prepared literally in front of the customer, he added. Shoyu Ramen (P390) This idea is quite challenging especially in the […]
LuLu offers a wide range of healthy gourmet and comfort food. They also serve diverse and simply traditional food. They are also popular for their salad selection: One can try the Seared Yellowfin Tuna with Chinois Dressing served with arugula and risoni, Another favorite us the Warm Wild Mushroom & Spinach with an aged Balsamic Vinegar. Their dressings are all homemade. Seared Tuna Nicoise (P350) Warm Wild Mushroom, Spinach and artichokes (P320) Mandarin and Feta (P350) LuLu Facebook Account
A stylish pub located in the heart of Makati, Rue Bourbon focuses on New Orleans dishes as well as cocktails and beers. They are known for their product cocktail, Gunpowder Liquor (P195), which baristas make by setting fire to the liquor in shot glass, sprinkling some cinnamon powder over the drink (giving it a flaming effect) and then trapping the smoke using another glass once the fire disappears. And right after you drink the shot using a straw, you have to inhale the smoke! This is usually being served to birthday celebrants! Facebook: www.facebook.com/RueBourbonPH Terrace seats always do well very much The food is enriched, too
A mix of tradition and innovation. This is what Terry’s Selection is all about. Ever since it opened in 2008, Terry’s Selection has become a regular choice for people who wants to dine in a European/Spanish inspired restaurant. Chef Juan Carlos de Terry, who holds a Ph.D. in Oenology, is the man behind the success of this restaurant and deli in Manila. – – Chef Carlos mentioned that everything in his creations is a mix of tradition and innovation. Given that he specializes in wine, food, photography and music, he can see the balance of each element in his every dish. The second floor of the restaurant shows a spacious […]
Because of the rave reviews received by their main branch in Katipunan, Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza opened another branch in the heart of Salcedo Village, Makati early this year. Owned by Filipino food entrepreneurs Jutes and Cello Templo and named after their son, this Neapolitan style restaurant offers only the freshest pizzas carefully and individually baked in brick ovens. They use their own kesong puti (white cheese)made with milk from the Philippine Carabao Institute. For a small restaurant in Bautista near Tordesillas Street, Gino’s is surprisingly packed with customers. Customers line up outside and have their orders placed in advance, especially during peak hours. Once you take your seat inside though, […]
Tired of your usual diet? Well, you better try the rich and casual menu of Sultan where you can enjoy Mediterranean cuisine. They offer various dishes at a very affordable price starting from PHP 200. They serve healthy fruit and vegetables, meat like katahiji – which is perfect for dinner; – and snacks like yoreru and shawarma.
Photo 1 – Paneer Tika – BBQ cottage cheese(P170) Photo 2 – Masala Dosa – vegetables wrapped in a crepe (India version) (P155) Photo 3 – Outside New Bombay Along the crowded luxury condos in Dela Costa Street, Makati lies an Indian restaurant also popular among our Japanese friends. New Bombay is a small restaurant but it offers a genuine taste of authentic Indian cuisines. Most of the patrons are people who work in Makati. Their menu is rich with curry, vegetables, mutton and chicken. New Bombay is one of those Asian restaurants that offer a taste of their own cuisines for a reasonable price. Many Filipinos are spicy food […]
Aposento is an Asian restaurant near the Citibank tower in Makati. It serves different Asian cuisines, like Japanese pork cutlet on rice. It is crowded with businessmen, especially during the weekdays. (1) Crispy pork pattern (P495) (2) Wagyu Burger (P350) (3) Blueberry Cheesecake (P190) Their most popular dish is the Wagyu Burger (Photo 2), a thick Wagyu patty combined with fresh vegetables, cheese, mushrooms and bacon. The Classic Crispy Pata Pork is the most recommended by the manager. It’s so crunchy and juicy and is sprinkled with garlic, just simply irresistible! After those heavy meals, you can try their delicious cheesecake. (4) Impressive interior Cocktails are 50% off for women […]
Chocolate Fire offers only the purest and finest selections of scrumptious chocolates. They only use pure Belgian chocolate and high-quality local and imported ingredients, adding no preservative or chemicals. Yes, it’s just pure chocolate heaven! They display over 70 different varieties of fresh chocolates daily. It is the most preferred chocolate shop for most customers when they want to buy sweet treats for their loved ones. Imagine how jam-packed they are during Valentine’s Day!
Carmen’s Best Ice Cream only uses the finest ingredients: 100% fresh cow’s milk brought over daily from the dairy farm of the owner Paco in Bay, Laguna. Other ingredients used are imported from all over the world: Horlicks malted milk from England, chocolates from Switzerland, rum from Jamaica, the finest vanilla beans from Madagascar and Turon de Jijona from Spain. They don’t substitute if some ingredients are not available! They only use the finest quality and make it the old-fashioned way – homemade.