This is how you describe Cable Car in two words—“It’s home!” Cable Car also offers outdoor seating Having been in the industry since 1992, Cable Car is probably one of the most-trusted restopubs here in Manila. With four branches in the metro and one in Iloilo City, Cable Car has already conquered the after-work scene when it comes to merriment and relaxation. Cable Car Ortigas’ interiors Cable Car’s bar As you walk into its branch in Ortigas, you’ll already have a clue on what Cable Car is all about—it’s a restaurant slash pub that offers sumptuous food, signature drinks, and wholesome entertainment for all. Cable […]
For your charcoal-grilled cravings, visit Yaku Japanese Grill! Yaku started out as a restaurant that serves only Yakitori items, but now it has expanded into catering many customers with its extensive menu that serves various authentic Japanese dishes. As one of the first outlets found in The Podium ever since it opened, Yaku has always been a Japanese favorite for its variety of yakitori (Japanese barbecue). YAKU. Yaku has an interesting Japanese interior and setting. (Photo via Yaku’s Facebook page) Yaku’s Japanese interiors will welcome you as you come in to their dimly-lit setting perfect for a relaxed dining. The place is sandwiched between Toy Kingdom and Ang […]
Dining a la French is now a dream come true with Duck and Buvette! Found at the Shangri-La Plaza Mall, Duck and Buvette offers its guests French comfort food that’s delectable in every bite. Buvette in French means refreshment stalls that serve fresh snacks. These are small plates good for sharing, something one can do when dining in the restaurant. It’s well-known for its Duck Confit and several other duck dishes cooked the French way. They also use duck fat in some of their dishes which make these all the more flavourful and appetizing. Duck and Buvette took the place of Café Provencal in the mall, but they […]
If you love Kettle and its buttermilk fried chicken, you’ll love it even more as they build another restaurant that serves equally appetizing meals, in the name of Fireside. Fireside by Kettle is also an American restaurant that serves delicious comfort food. It serves the kind of food you would want to eat when you want to just relax as you dine in its spacious area. The place has a laidback interior perfect to bring your friends for company. With Kettle being known for their tasty buttermilk fried chicken, Fireside’s version of this will not disappoint you. Fireside’s Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers served with home-style gravy, honey, […]
Located at the luxurious EDSA Shangri-La hotel, HEAT offers sumptuous all-day dining for its guests. HEAT is an all-day restaurant that offers sumptuous serving for its guests, masterfully prepared by international executive chefs. The dining offers Asian and continental specialties through a lavish buffet with a live-kitchen concept. The spacious restaurant has a seating capacity of 426 people that also offers an outdoor setting that has a garden and a pool view. But if you want to dine there privately, you can do so by choosing among its private rooms called Celsius, Kelvin, Rankine, and Fahrenheit. As for HEAT’s buffet servings, you will see various dishes of international cuisine. The […]
Treat yourself with some of the best premium-quality meat at Chops Chicago Steakhouse. Located in Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, this steakhouse promises to serve something that will fill your stomach without drilling a hole in your pockets. Its finest USDA Prime Beef steaks offering has made this steak house a prime place for dining especially with its special menu, the Cab Rib Eye Steak. If you aren’t sure what to choose, you can take a good look at some of their savory lumps of meat and pick from there. Additionally, there are a variety of meaty dishes including The Bone Marrow (P295) served with bread, filling you with its flavors. […]
Enjoy a wide variety of fresh and high quality fusion cuisine at Cucina, Marco Polo Hotel’s buffet restaurant. Here chefs create their masterpiece dishes at the counter and serve you fresh and hot food straight away. The theme of the menu changes every day offering Filipino, Spanish, Italian and other international cuisines. Sometimes Cucina serves special fare like a whole roasted young pig and a whole tuna that add extra excitement to its diners’ buffet experience. Cucina’s fresh cheese and cured ham are imported from Italy and France making the restaurant a global journey of the palate in many ways. Rich and flavorful options of creative world cuisines are made […]
Adding to SM Megamall’s crowd-drawing features is the Mega Food Hall. Aside from the food court at the main building, Mega Food Hall is the newest foodie destination in the city. The grub hub is located at the 5th floor of Fashion Hall, SM Megamall’s 101,000-sqm recent expansion that also houses retail shops, dining establishments, an IMAX Theater, a new Olympic-sized skating rink, a 14-lane bowling center. The Mega Food Hall has 12 food stalls offering scrumptious international and local comfort cuisines like Yakitori One, The Halal Guys, and more.
Kettle is an American restaurant which is well known for their popular fried chicken marinated in buttermilk. It’s classy yet casual ambiance is very inviting, making it a great venue for gatherings, from a simple lunch out with friends to special family occasions. Their best-seller is the Buttermilk Fried Chicken. The meat is tender, juicy, and mildy sweet because of the buttermilk, while the breading is nice, crisp and has none of that oily smell. Buttermilk Fried Chicken (P559) Another best-seller is the Pork and Potato Strips, which are thinly sliced potatoes fried until crispy with a bit of pork belly. Its portion is huge and perfect for sharing. […]
Tenya hails from Asakusa in Tokyo where it’s been serving arguably the best Tendon in Japan with its chain of restaurants. And today, Tenya extends its reach to the Philippines having established a branch in SM Megamall. But what is a Tendon? It’s simply a combination of tempura and a don (rice topped with toppings) making it a Tendon. There are many selections from the entrée but the Jo Tempura is a favorite choice. It offers the classic Tendon experience paired with Soba or Udon that can either be hot or cold. Jo Tempura Soba / Udon (P445) Those who’ve dined at Tenya know that the most addicting part […]
The biggest consequence one could think of when leaving home for work or any other reason is missing home itself. This is what a group of friends from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland felt. They longed for their home so much they decided to open a restaurant that would eventually heal their homesickness especially their longing for Bavarian food and beverages. Brotzeit which originally began in Singapore opened its first store in the Philippines last 2013 at Edsa Shangri-La Mall. The name of the restaurant comes from two German words: Brot for bread and Zeit for time, and when combined, expresses an invitation for a meal. Thus, making it a direct […]
Nono's by Classic Confections offers a wide array of cakes and sweets, among which are the award-winning Nono's Chocolate Oblivion and Sylvia's Strawberry Shortcake, which are both named after Chef Baba's parents. Chef Baba Ibazeta Benedicto is at the helm of these confections, which are perfect for all occasions. Even though Classic Confections at Greenbelt 5 has permanently closed, there is nothing to worry about as Classic Confections menu is still served inside Nono's: Comfort Food Done Right located at UP Town Center in Quezon City, The Podium in Mandaluyong, and Three Central in Makati.
24-hour restaurants in Manila are a rarity, especially ones that serve tasty, non-fast food grub even in the wee hours of the morning. This is what makes The Borough a gem. This bar and restaurant serves comfort food 24/7, plus good entertainment by their many resident DJs on some weeknights.The interiors are classy and reminiscent of swanky New York bars, mostly made up of comfortable leather couch chairs and barstools with dark wood and metal fixtures. – – The Borough’s menu is extensive, from main courses to a good liquor and cocktail list. They also have different menus for every time of the day. The Breakfast menu from 6 am […]
Located at Shangri-La Plaza in Ortigas, AKIRA is a sushi and teppanyaki restaurant named after the late Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere, delighting both visual and gastronomical needs. One of this restaurant’s attractions is the large iron plate where customers can watch the chefs as they create art out of their dishes. The chefs prepare each dish meticulously, aiming to achieve perfection in every detail, just as the Japanese do. The restaurant serve best quality Japanese wagyu in the premium A3 and A4 grades. They have classic Japanese food such as tonkatsu, ramen, sushi, sashimi, tempura. Japanese liquors are also available. Akira has branches at […]
Kimukatsu is a restaurant in Japan that is famous for its mille-feuille tonkatsu. The meat is repeatedly sliced thinly then covered with fresh breadcrumbs, fried slowly in low temperature for about 8 minutes and set to let the steam out. The private room of calm atmosphere is most suitable for dining together Mille-feuille pork cutlet We would recommend their Kimukatsu Assorted Set (set of pork cutlets with assorted flavour served with rice sheets) Kimukatsu Assorted Set that is full of variety where one can enjoy the assorted taste Rice set
Bono Artisanal Gelato is a Filipino brand that boasts of serving authentic, artisanal Italian gelato that taste like no other. As their tagline suggests, all gelato is made from the finest all-natural ingredients, sourced from different parts of the world. They don’t add anything artificial and “unreal.” The process, however, takes days to finish. They use pozzetto cabinets as storage because it can preserve a constant temperature and ensure the least amount of air and light contamination. They make it daily and traditionally, like how it is done in Italy where the gelato originated. Now, there’s no need to go to Italy just to have a scoop of the […]
Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House provides authentic Japanese cuisine. It serves a plentiful of pork ramen that will surely captivate its visitors. To season its food, high quality ingredients and natural sea salt are used by this restaurant. It also does not use any additives, making health conscious customers at ease. Shitamachi also makes its own soy sauce, which takes a lot of years to create. The pork they used is braised in this for a long period. The Shitamachi Japanese Chashu House continues to protect the taste of tradition that is passed by its predecessor. Shitamachi lets you enjoy the full the taste of Japan.
Filipino food is amusing because each district has different characteristics. The menu of Tambayan sa Kanto is centred on Ilocano cuisine. This restaurant uses ingredients that came directly from Ilocos region and the origin of its homey recipes are from the owner’s grandmother who resides in Ilocos. Its hipon (P358), which is this restaurant’s recommended dish, is a healthy soup that has onion, whitebait (Japanese anchovy), tomato, and ginger. Ensaladang gamet (photo 2), a seaweed and tomato salad, and bagnet (P430), crispy fried pork that is cut into small pieces, are just some of the typical Ilocano cuisine that Tambayan sa Kanto serves.
“Revolutionizing Filipino Cuisine” is the strong statement that Cafe de Bonifacio released which focuses on innovation in Filipino food. This café’s original recipe added a delicate twist to the Filipino dishes it offers, which is something worth boasting about. Its dishes have incorporated the cooking principles of Asian countries such as Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia. Cafe de Bonifacio’s Lumpia (photo 1) is similar to a spring roll that is then cut and arranged beautifully, making it easy to eat. This restaurant’s Tilapia (photo 2), which looks like it’s going to swim at any moment, is a dish that is very tasty up to its tail!
With reasonable prices, you can enjoy authentic Japanese food in Yaku Japanese Grill. Since this restaurant bears the name ‘Yaku,’ its signature menu is skewers grilled in charcoa The chicken skin (P69/3 skewers) and grilled chicken with onions (P105/3 skewers) are very fragrant and tasty. The shrimp and vegetable fritter soba or Kakiage soba (P249) is our editor-in-chief’s favorite dish. On the other hand, the sea urchin and tuna maki (P99 each) are served in big amounts, so it can surely make your stomach full. You can also order rice to eat with your skewers and there is an also free refill for Japanese green tea.
Paparazzi is an Italian restaurant located on the 2nd floor of EDSA Shangri- La Hotel. This restaurant always uses fresh ingredients and has a modern interior. Its Lunch Set Menu is affordable so it is highly recommended! In addition, Paparazzi’s pasta can be cooked according to the customer’s preference, so, if ever you want to try out its pasta, feel free to talk to the waiters.