December 29, 2023

LOOK: Holiday Hours of Your Go-to Shops & Restaurants in the Metro

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  • Prepare for a joyous holiday gathering with your nearest and dearest as we give you an advanced sneak peek into the festive schedules of some of our favorite dining spots in Manila!

    Whether you’re into cozy cafes or upscale Japanese restaurants, these culinary gems are all set to add that extra touch to your Christmas and New Year celebrations.

    Santis Delicatessen

    Ready to shop your favorite gourmet products just in time for your holiday cooking? Your favorite deli shop in Manila celebrates a joyous Christmas and New Year with the following schedules:

    IMAGE from Santis Delicatessen

    With a total of 13 deli shops across NCR and its neighboring regions, Santis Delicatessen prepared a special schedule that will allow you a last-minute shopping excursion for your favorite Swiss dairies, holiday ham, pastries, chocolates, pasta, and other premium products and delicacies!

    IMAGE from Santis Delicatessen

    Santis Delicatessen has branches in Quezon City, San Juan, Makati, Pasig, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang, Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas. For a complete list of their store locations and products, visit

    Also Read: Säntis Delicatessen in Yakal, Makati: A Haven of Fresh Gourmet Products and Fine Wines


    HIRO Japanese Yakiniku 

    Known to serve premium Omi beef directly supplied from Shiga Prefecture in Japan, HIRO Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant in Makati is ready to satisfy your wagyu cravings on Christmas, December 25, with shortened hours, from their regular operating schedule of 12:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Make sure to get your fill of those succulent wagyu offerings, as HIRO Japanese Yakiniku will be closed on December 31 and January 1, 2024, to celebrate the holiday season.

    Holiday Break
    (Closed on the following days)

    Yakiniku Hiro (Makati)
    Address: OPL Bldg., Don Carlos Palanca St. cor. Dela Rosa
    Contact Number: 02-8442-2741 / 0917-133-2828

    Closed on December 31 and January 1, 2024


    Menya Ippondo (formerly Ramen Shimada)

    Meanwhile, if you want to include steaming bowls of ramen to warm you up during your holiday celebrations, try Menya Ippondo in Makati! They serve steaming bowls of authentic tonkotsu ramen and tantanmen, as well as a Cyoinomi Set that comes with beer to add to your ramen cravings.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Menya Ippondo will also shorten their hours on Christmas day, from their original schedule of 3:30 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. (Monday to Friday) and 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday). The ramen restaurant will also be taking a short break from December 31 to January 2, 2024.

    Holiday Break
    (Closed on the following days)

    Menya Ippondo (Makati)
    Address: Little Tokyo, 227, Chino Roces Ave., Pasong Tamo
    Contact Number: 0910-939-6492

    Closed on December 31, January 1, and
    January 2, 2024


    Genba Kappouryouri

    Located at Aseana City in Parañaque, Genba Kappouryouri is a traditional Japanese fine dining restaurant that allows guests to witness the chef’s culinary creations coming to life with Genba’s open kitchen.

    IMAGE from Genba Kappouryouri

    Aside from your Japanese favorites such as sushi, sashimi, donburi, udon, and tempura, Genba also serves omakase, a multiple-course Japanese meal.

    Ebi Udon Tempura / IMAGE from Genba Kappouryouri

    While the Japanese restaurant is open all year round, they have recently changed their operating hours to 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., with unlimited draft beer after 11:00 p.m., best paired with Japanese barbecue!

    Holiday Schedule
    (Open daily with a new schedule)

    Genba Kappouryouri (Parañaque)
    Address: Unit 101, K1 Center, Block 5, Lot 22, Bradco Ave. Aseana City
    Contact Number: 0919-000-0666

    11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    5:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

    Also Read: Genba Kappouryouri


    Pang Masa Ya 

    Offering a delightful range of authentic Japanese staples in a cozy and rustic setting, Pang Masa Ya Yakiniku & Teppanyaki in Makati is a favorite dining spot for those craving for their signature ramen bowls, as well as an array of Japanese favorites including maki (sushi rolls), teppanyaki, and yakiniku (barbecue).

    Beef Yakiniku and Sukiyaki / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Fortunately, you can get your fix of authentic Japanese food from Pang Masa Ya this Christmas as they are open on December 24 and 25. However, make sure to savor your favorites as they will be taking a break during the New Year, from December 31 to January 2, 2024!

    Holiday Schedule

    Pang Masa Ya Yakiniku & Teppanyaki (Makati)
    Address: 1198 Pablo Ocampo St., Brgy. Sta. Cruz
    Contact Number: 0995-792-3563 / 0945-441-3122

    Open on December 24 and 25
    Closed from December 31 to January 2, 2024

    Also Read: Pang Masa Ya Yakiniku & Teppanyaki in Makati: The New Jap Resto to Look Out For


    Kenshin Japanese Izakaya Restaurant

    With seven (7) branches around Manila, Kenshin is a beloved Japanese gastro-pub, serving hearty set meals with your choice of ramen and sides of either gyoza, karaage, curry rice, or sushi!

    Yamamori Karaage / IMAGE from Kenshin Japanese Izakaya

    The Japanese izakaya also serves Okonomiyaki, a famous Japanese street food, resembling the flavors of savory pancakes. You can pair this with a range of izakaya drinks including shochu (distilled liquor), umeshi (plum wine), beer, whisky, and sake (rice wine)!

    Okonomiyaki / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    All branches of Kenshin are open during the holidays with the following schedule:

    Holiday Schedule

    Kenshin Japanese Izakaya Restaurant
    1. The Linear Tower, Makati
    2. Makati Cinema Square
    3. The Beacon Tower, Makati
    4. Yakiniku Makati Cinema Square
    5. Vista Mall, Las Piñas
    6. SM Southmall, Las Piñas
    7. SM Light Mall, Mandaluyong

    Contact Number: 0917-185-9271

    Open on December 24 and 31
    11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Open on December 25 and January 1, 2024
    11:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Also Read: Kenshin Japanese Izakaya Restaurant Lets You Cook Your Own Okonomiyaki



    There’s only one place to go if you are looking for authentic unagi or eel dishes in Metro Manila: Unakichi at Makati Central Square! With eels sourced directly from farms in Japan, Unakichi is sure to provide the freshest and best-tasting unagi dishes in the Metro.

    Unajyu Jo or grilled fine eel in unagi sauce with rice / IMAGE from Unakichi

    What’s more, they are offering an Osechi Ryouri, a traditional Japanese food typically savored every New Year, for their guests.

    They are open on New Year’s Day, but make sure to reserve your three-tiered osechi-jyu until December 26, and sample Unakichi’s specialties before they close for the holidays on December 24 and 31!

    Holiday Schedule

    Unakichi (Makati)
    Address: Unit G14B, Makati Cinema Square
    Contact Number: 02-7007-7137 / 0961-321-5680

    Open on January 1, 2024
    Closed on December 24 and 31

    Also Read: Unakichi in Makati: Experience the Real Taste of Unagi



    A favorite among the Japanese community in Manila, Sekitori is an authentic Japanese restaurant, with branches in Little Tokyo and Ortigas. They serve hearty nabe (hot pots), tonkatsu (deep-fried pork cutlet), katsudon (pork cutlet rice bowl), and even ramen.

    Chanko Nabe / IMAGE from Sekitori Authentic Japanese Restaurant

    For the holidays, Sekitori has an exclusive offering of an all-you-can-drink and all-you-can-eat Chanko promo, available for the New Year’s Eve.

    Don’t miss out before they close on December 25 and 31 until January 2. They will close for lunch on January 3 but will be ready to serve you by evening!

    Holiday Break

    Sekitori (Makati)
    Address: Little Tokyo, 2277 Chino Roces Ave., Pasong Tamo
    Contact Number: 02-8816-7608

    Closed on December 25
    Closed from December 31 to January 2, 2024
    Closed for lunch on January 3, 2024
    Open for dinner on January 3, 2024


    BAR IE

    Ready to go to speakeasy bars this holiday? A five-minute walk from Little Tokyo will take you to BAR IE in Creekside Mall, Makati!

    IMG_9731_2IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    BAR IE is patterned after a Japanese bar in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, ran by Master IE before coming to the Philippines. They offer flavorful curries, a selection of boozy drinks, and live soulful jazz music. Fortunately, BAR IE welcomes the New Year with their guests as they are open this New Year!

    Holiday Schedule

    BAR IE (Makati)
    Address: Rm. 5A, Mezzanine, Creekside Mall, Amorsolo St.
    Contact Number: 0927-426-0311

    Open on New Year’s Eve and New Year
    Closed on December 25 and January 2, 2024



    Located at The Fort Entertainment Center in BGC, Ogawa is known for its refined and intimate ambience. Their menu consists of masterfully crafted sushi, sashimi, and maki, as well as unagi (eel) and sukiyaki, all featuring fresh and premium ingredients, sourced both locally and from Japan.

    Assorted sushi, sashimi, and maki / IMAGE from Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant 

    Enjoy the Japanese traditions at Ogawa before they adjust to their shortened hours, from their original operations from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., on December 24 and 31 for the holidays!

    Holiday Schedule
    (Shortened hours)

    Ogawa (BGC)
    Address: 2/F, The Fort Entertainment Complex, 5th Ave. cor. 28th St.
    Contact Number: 02-8886-4994 / 0917-856-4292

    Early closing on December 24 and 31

    Also Read: Ogawa in BGC: Authentic Japanese Flavors at Its Finest


    Hana Japanese Restaurant

    Walking through Little Tokyo in Makati, you can never miss Hana Japanese Restaurant as it leads you to a small doorway on the left upon entering the compound’s patio. It also has a takoyaki food cart, offering piping hot servings of your favorite Japanese snack!

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Aside from takoyaki, the Japanese restaurant also serves sushi, maki, yakitori, ramen, and even bento. Satisfy your cravings for these Japanese staples this holiday by taking note of their operating hours this season!

    Holiday Schedule

    Hana Japanese Restaurant (Makati)
    Address: Unit 1, Little Tokyo, Chino Roces Ave., Amorsolo St.
    Contact Number: 02-8362-4808 / 0927-221-9710

    -Closed on December 23 to 25

    -Open from December 26 to 29
    Regular operating hours:
    12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday)
    2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday)

    -Closed on December 30 to January 1, 2024

    Also Read: Hana Japanese Restaurant in Makati: The Go-to Place for Takoyaki, Maki, and More


    Washoku Musashi-Maru

    Following the concept of Japan Town, Musashi-Maru at Glorietta 2 offers a unique experience to lovers of Japanese food in the Metro! The authentic Japanese restaurant features a high-speed sushi conveyor lane that brings you small plates of sushi, sashimi, and kaisen straight to your table.

    Gunkan Zanmai / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Aside from its sushi offerings, they also serve hearty Ebi-Fry and Rosu Tonkatsu lunch sets and even steaming bowls of ramen. Don’t forget to visit them this holiday season with the following adjusted operating hours:

    Holiday Schedule

    Washoku Musashi-Maru (Makati)
    Address: Roofdeck 2, Japan Town, Top of the Glo, Glorietta 2
    Contact Number:

    -Open from now to January 8, 2024 with the following hours:

    11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

    Except on the following dates:

    December 8 & 30- 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    December 24 & 31- 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    December 25 & January 1- 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    -Open from January 9 onwards:

    10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday)
    10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Friday to Sunday)

    New Hatchin Japanese Grocerant

    New Hatchin is a hybrid of a one-stop grocery where prepared meals are available to dine on site or take home. They make sure to use their own grocery products for their dishes. Don’t forget to visit them this holiday season with the following adjusted operating hours:

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Toriya Kanbe Japanese Restaurant

    Yosu Nabe / IMAGE from Kanbe Japanese Restaurant’s Facebook page

    Toriya Kanbe Japanese Restaurant in BGC is one of the prominent establishments in Manila that serves Hakata Mizutaki and other Japanese hotpots, as well as Fukuoka’s B-grade gourmet, the Kanbe Yaki! Aside from Japanese hotpots, the restaurant also offers an extensive selection of yakitori or grilled skewers, among which are the chicken skin skewers and Torimomo or grilled chicken meat, which are just some of the Toriya Kanbe’s best-sellers. Check out their holiday schedule below.

    Holiday Schedule

    Toriya Kanbe Japanese Restaurant
    Address: The Fort Strip, 7th Avenue, BGC, Taguig City
    Contact Numbers: 02-8732-8434 / 0969-096-1577

    – Open from December 30 – January 5 onwards:

    12nn. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)

    Open from January 6 onwards:

    4:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. (Monday to Sunday)

    Mitsukoshi Fresh

    IMAGE from Mitsukoshi Mall

    Mitsukoshi Fresh in Mitsukoshi Mall – BGC offers an array of high-quality, fresh food products that are essential for traditional Japanese cuisine. As a part of the renowned Mitsukoshi brand, they provide a premium selection of ingredients perfect for year-end celebrations, including special items like Osechi and New Year’s Eve soba. The store is known for its commitment to authenticity and quality, celebrating Japanese culinary traditions right in the heart of the city. Don’t forget to visit them this holiday season with the following adjusted operating hours:

    Holiday Schedule

    Mitsukoshi Fresh
    Address: 8th Avenue corner 36th Street, Grand Central Park, BGC, Taguig City

    – Open from January 1 onwards:

    12nn. to 10:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)

    Minnano Supermarket

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Minnano Supermarket is a grocery offering a wide variety of goods, with a focus on Japanese products and fresh produce. The supermarket is acclaimed for its extensive selection that caters to both the local Filipino and expatriate Japanese community. Minnano is celebrated for its year-round availability of unique and authentic ingredients, making it a go-to place for those looking to explore the flavors of Japan. Check out their holiday schedule below:

    Holiday Schedule

    Minnano Supermarket
    Address: 1/F Salamin Building, 197 Salcedo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 0966-842-0491

    -Closed on December 31

    – Open on January 1:

    5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)

    Cellar Solutions Showroom

    IMAGE from Cellar Solutions Showroom

    Cellar Solutions Showroom is your go-to place for fine wine storage solutions, offering a range of products from custom cellars to temperature-controlled cabinets. Their showroom displays an array of innovative designs and state-of-the-art storage technology, ensuring that each client’s collection is stored in optimal conditions, enhancing the wine’s longevity and taste. Check out their holiday schedule below:

    Holiday Schedule

    Minnano Supermarket
    Address: G/F L&H Building, 2310 Chino Roces Avenue, Makati
    Contact Number: +63 2 893-3270 / 0917 573-2934

    -Closed on December 31 – January 1

    – Open from January 2:

    9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday)

    Yakiniku A5 Toku

    Yakiniku A5 Toku is a premium dining destination in BGC, specializing in authentic Japanese Yakiniku with an emphasis on A5-grade Wagyu beef. The restaurant offers an intimate grilling experience with a curated selection of meats for a luxurious culinary affair. They take pride in providing an authentic Japanese barbecue atmosphere, complete with a selection of fine cuts for a truly indulgent experience.

    IMAGE from Yakiniku A5 Toku

    Don’t forget to visit them this holiday season with the following adjusted operating hours:

    Holiday Schedule

    Yakiniku A5 Toku (BGC)
    Address: The Fort Strip, 7th Ave., BGC, Taguig City
    Contact Number: 0929-626-2590

    -Closed on December 31, 2023

    -Open from January 1 onwards:

    11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)

    Grit Spa

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Grit Spa is a sanctuary for wellness located in Makati Central Square, known for its comprehensive range of rejuvenating massages. They focus on providing a tranquil environment where clients can relax, recharge, and revitalize. This place is dedicated to personalizing each guest’s experience to ensure maximum benefit and satisfaction. Don’t forget to visit them this holiday season with the following adjusted operating hours:

    Holiday Schedule

    Yakiniku Grit Spa
    Address: Unit G4-B, Makati Central Square, Pasong Tamo, Makati City
    Contact Number:02-8708-2802 / 0960-366-2576 / 0945-176-0664

    -Closed from December 31, 2023 – January 4, 2024.

    -Open from January 5 onwards:

    10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Sunday)



    Providing air conditioner cleaning and repair services, JMC stands as your optimal choice to guarantee a comfortable and cozy indoor experience for the holiday season ahead.

    Aside from ensuring your home’s perfect ambiance, JMC also caters to offices, so you won’t have to worry about the condition of your workspace after the holiday break.

    IMAGES from JMC

    What’s more, you can also avail of their free anti-mold coating (usually +Php 500) for customers who avail their aircon cleaning services this holiday. This holiday promo will run until January 10, 2024 only, so make sure to schedule JMC’s services before the New Year with this holiday schedule!

    Holiday Schedule

    Contact Number: 0998-849-9605 / 0977-842-1703
    E-mail Address: /

    Open from December 18 to 22, December 26 to 29, and January 4 onwards

    Closed from December 23 to 25 and December 30 to January 3, 2024


    Ready to celebrate the holidays? Don’t forget to bookmark this page to get updated with the latest holiday schedules of your favorite cafes and restaurants in Metro Manila!

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