February 09, 2018

Valentine’s Day at the Shang: Find Love at First Bite

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  • If you’re still sitting on a fence trying to figure out where to take your loved on this Valentine’s Day, look no further as some of the best romantic dining spots are right here in the metro. The Shangri-La Plaza houses a vast selection of unique dining concepts and restaurants of quality cuisines, which promises to make your special Valentine’s date a Love at First Bite.

    There’s a plentitude of dining options at the Shang, so let us help you make a decision by listing down some of the best restaurants and cafes to take the most important people in your life, be it your partner, your best friend, or your family.


    You can never go wrong with an Italian restaurant for a romantic date, especially when you go to Balboa at Shang’s Level 4, East Wing. This restaurant is ideal if the quaint and romantic ambiance of a Victorian setting appeals to you. The restaurant is rich in Victorian elements like vintage fixtures, classic paintings, and bold prints. On one side of the restaurant, you can also watch the city go by outside while you enjoy your time with your loved one.

    Must-try items: Prawns & Garlic (Php 368) for appetizer; Balboa Pulled Pork with Camembert pizza (Php 399 – 12″ / Php 599 – 16″)  for the main; Fruit Safari (Php 188 – glass / Php 388 – pitcher), Cucumber Pineapple Lemonade (Php 158 – glass / Php 388 – pitcher), or Raspberry Lemonade (Php 158 – glass / Php 388 – pitcher) for refreshment

    Also read: Balboa at the Shang

    Green Pastures
    Health food, Western

    A farm-to-table concept on the Level 4 of Shang’s East Wing, Green Pastures is a great choice for couples who are sharing the same fitness goals together. Dominate by wood and greens, the restaurant itself is a refreshing place to be in. While they are known for their delicious salads, they also offer Filipino and Western favorites that will let you indulge in good food without feeling guilty about your diet.

    Must-try items: Autumn Sunrise (Php 440 – small / Php 615 – large), Caesar Kale (Php 410 – small / Php 580 – large), and Farmhouse Salad (Php 455 – small / Php 625 – large)

    Also read: Green Pastures in BGC

    House of Wagyu
    Steaks, Western

    House of Wagyu prides itself on serving only the finest quality of beef with only the most excellent delivery of customer service. Located on the Lower Ground Floor of Shang’s East Wing, this restaurant is a great choice if you want you and your significant other to be filled up with good steak while reveling in an intimate and romantic setting.

    Must-try item: Grade 8 Rib Eye (Php 3,250 – 220g / Php 4,775 – 350g / Php 6,675 – 500g), cooked on a stone grill on your table

    Nadai Fujisoba

    Sometimes you just want to have a more easygoing and casual vibe for your date. You just want to enjoy each other’s company while indulging in a bowl of hearty goodness—we’re talking about noodles. Warm up your tummy and your heart with freshly made buckwheat noodles at Nadai Fujisoba, a soba restaurant with 52 years of Japanese heritage. Located at Shang’s Level 5, East Wing, this dining spot has a bright and casual atmosphere, perfect for friendly catch-ups and mellow conversations.

    Must-try items: Niku Fuji Soba (Php 280), Aka Fuji Soba (Php 280), and Ebi Ten Soba (Php 300)

    Also read: Nadai Fujisoba opens in Bonifacio High Street

    Morelli’s Gelato

    You already finished your meals but don’t want to end your date yet, so what do you do? Take your loved one to Morelli’s on the Mid Level of Shang’s East Wing for desserts! Morelli’s offers signature gelato that has been sold in Scotland since 1907. They also have a selection of snacks, coffee, and tea.

    Must-try items: Chocolate with Rum and Strawberry (Php 130/scoop)

    TWG Tea
    Tea and desserts

    TWG Tea is another great place to conclude your date with some desserts that are perfect to go with a healthy cup of tea. Its tasteful gold-decorated tea salon is a perfect venue to appreciate fine tea. They have hundreds of tea selection, so if you’re not sure what to have, don’t hesitate to ask the servers.

    Must-try item: Tea Party Tea (Php 195)

    Also read: TWG Tea Salon and Boutique

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