The very oriental red and white signboard of this Korean restaurant is hard to miss on the 3rd floor of RCBC Plaza Tower 2. Red Table, a casual, quick-service diner offers budget-friendly Korean dishes perfect for those who want to try a variety without having to spend much. From their noodle dishes to their popular Bibimbap, which you can customize to suit your taste, Red Table provides true Korean dish goodness in all its branches. It is also popular for its Onigiris (rice balls wrapped in nori) which come in two variants: the tuna & mayonnaise (P60) and kimchi (P55). An onigiri is wrapped separately from a sheet of dried […]
The popular restaurant is known for its authentic Chinese hotpot, the taste of which has been consistent since it opened in Makati in 1990. Living up to its name Tien Tien, which means everyday in Chinese, they serve fresh seafood and vegetable hotpot dishes daily. Hearty Hotpot Meat Set (Regular/P890) You can choose from plain, satay and coriander flavored soups, and add seasonings like garlic, chili and green onions as you desire. They also offer a la carte dishes such as sweet-sour pork, spare ribs and noodles. Delivery service is available for its a la carte menu. There is a fish tank beside the entrance, and three private dining rooms […]
Amici evolved from the service-from-the-heart initiative of Fr. Gianluigi Colombo, an Italian priest in charge of overseeing the operations of the Don Bosco Printing Press. In 1994, in support of the school’s employees, he proposed to start a canteen in Don Bosco School to meet the need of the school’s employees for an access to good food during lunch breaks. He got permitted and the result was an Italian delicatessen canteen called Amici di Don Bosco (Friends of Don Bosco). The school cafeteria became a business entity that served the employees and the students of the school. It was later on expanded as a franchise restaurant in Manila in 2007. […]
‘Original Korean Taste’ is how Bornga presents itself. And it has been offering nothing less than that to its local and foreign diners since the popular Korean restaurant opened its first branch in the Philippines last year. Its main restaurant is in Seoul and has more than 80 branches across Asia, a testament to the restaurant’s continuing success. The airy and classic-styled dining space At Bornga, you can enjoy authentic Korean flavors with ingredients that are imported from Korea. Its most popular dish is Masinchang Samgyeopsal (P390) that comes in soy sauce or spicy sauce. Vegetable lovers are sure to love its 7 to 9 kinds of fresh locally-grown Korean […]
‘Poco deli’ means ‘a small diner‘ in Italian. The lovely little restaurant has a cozy, wooden-themed interior that gives off that country atmosphere of European charm, complete with barrels and brick walls; there is definitely nothing to belittle about this dining place. From its stylish decor to its menu and service, expect to be impressed and your big appetite to be satisfied. The rustic-style restaurant is accented with beer barrels and brick walls. A must-try here are their firm and juicy homemade sausages, like lamb sausages, small Nurnberger sausages and chicken sausages; all are filled with savory goodness. There are also packed sausages available that cost P170-230 for 200-300g. German […]
Have a beautiful plump skin with Bulalo. Aviles Restaurant is famous for its Bulalo, a well-loved Filipino boiled soup made with beef shanks and beef marrow bones. The beefy soup is said to be good for the skin because it is rich in collagen. You may also add calamansi juice or soy sauce as desired. You can order a generous amount of tender meat in Bulalo for P 520.
Witness a flaming chicken cooked right before your eyes. Bertito’s Anyhaw Restaurant is well-loved among locals as an ideal place to chill out with friends over beer or some grill. It is also popular for its bestselling ‘Flaming Chicken’ which is cooked by pouring it with a specialty rum sauce that makes the chicken burst into flames giving its skin a nice crispiness.
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.
Old world charm, timeless cuisine. Calle Arco is a 70-year–old ancestral home that was converted to a restaurant in 2008. It’s the kind that reminds you of a relative’s home you used to visit in the province in your childhood, conjuring up images of warm relationships, home-cooked meals, and other nostalgic memories. Inside the restaurant are vintage pieces like the colorfully painted oars, a century-old piano, and other uniquely Filipino classic decors. There are some Spanish influences, as well as a vibrant feel with its bright pink walls inside. Vintage furnishing gives the restaurant an elegant, classic feel Calle Arco offers authentic Filipino home-style dishes with some infused with interesting […]
This American country-inspired restaurant offers a charming ambiance and an equally endearing menu crafted by expert culinarians and industry consultants who call themselves the MonDay Chefs. Tucked away in a quiet small town south of Manila, its wooden interiors and rustic pieces provide a warm and welcoming atmosphere that takes you to a place where life can be simple but beautiful, laid back yet fun. The country style restaurant presents a homey, charming atmosphere The restaurant offers mainly American food as well as some local and foreign dishes. Laguna’s specialty cheese ‘kesong puti’ (white cheese) is used in the basil pasta dish Laguna Pesto (P155) giving it a distinct local […]
Komoro Japanese Dining is one of the pioneers of affordable Japanese restaurants in the country and one of the first that introduced Japanese bento in the Philippines. It has been enjoying over two decades of success since it started with its authentic Japanese cuisine offering that are both delectable and reasonably-priced. In Manila, Komoro is nestled in SM Megamall. Customers will find all the quintessential Japanese dishes but for new comers it is recommended they try Komoro’s best-selling Katsudon paired with Soba. These 2 dishes are more than enough to satisfy a Japanese craving. Katsudon (P105); Soba (P88) Also highly recommended are the crowd favorites Gyoza and Ebi Tempura, and […]
Treat yourself with Uncle Tetsu’s world-famous Japanese cheesecakes. Their specialty cheesecakes have soft and moist texture and come in a variety of delightful flavors. A whole cake is priced at P299. You may also their new product the Pastry Puff that recently came out. Handmade using the finest and freshest ingredients, each piece will make you ask for more. Visit their branches at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North Edsa.
Have a taste of heaven in your mouth with Hattendo from Japan. These excellent fluffy, pillowy cream buns with melting smooth texture have reached the Philippines and have been delighting Filipinos with its branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, and Power Plant Mall at Baker’s Dozen Rockwell Center. These sweet treats with melt-in-your-mouth goodness come from Hiroshima, from the dough and cream to the wrapping, each item is handmade and delivered straight to the shop. Choose from among its seven flavors including custard and whipped cream.
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.
LGA Fastfood is an exotic-themed canteen where raw meats are displayed on the counter. Regular meats, such as beef and chicken, are available but the most popular ones are frog legs. You can have it cooked in butter or garlic flavour for around P130-P190. You can also try a bowl of soft-shelled turtle soup at Xiao Chun Yuan for P400 and Four Season for only P190. At Uno Seafood Wharf Palace, frog meat dishes are also offered but fried pigeons are fast gaining popularity these days.
GYUMON is an authentic Yakiniku restaurant that has branches in Makati and Pan Pacific Hotel, Malate. Here in GYUMON, meat imported from America and Australia is charbroiled. Gyumon’s beef rib eye is nice and tender. This, together with their prime short rib, is said to be two of the most popular among the suggested dishes. —- Yukhoe (fresh meat top with egg and sesame sead) -Yukhoe Yakiniku If you are wondering which dishes on the menu you should order, check out the Bestseller 3 (P1,100). If you still have room in your tummy after that, try the Yakiniku (prime short rib, cow tongue, and outside skirt) which has a flavorful taste and an affordable […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Casa Armas is the perfect classy restaurant that offers Spanish cuisine in the heart of Makati. The ambiance and vibe inside Casa Armas is just perfect for a date, business meeting or family gathering. The open space, large window and their high ceiling make the place feel much bigger. Every night, there are men serenading the customers to make the experience more fun and unforgettable. – Pella Negra (Php 895 for half-order, Php 1,495 for whole order) –Gambas al ajillo (P365) Gambas al ajillo is a succulent shrimp dish that is sautéed with olive oil and garlic. This is an excellent […]
UCC (Ueshima Coffee Co.) is known as one of Japan’s oldest coffee shops. Here in the Philippines, it is popular for its specialty shops and is known to be the pioneer of Japanese-style coffee making. UCC puts a premium on the beans it uses and the quality of the coffee it makes. Considered as one of the drivers of the Third Wave Coffee movement, UCC offers an exceptional coffee experience that has been well-received by Filipinos. Popular among the older generations, UCC has lately been drawing the young market as well. Since Filipinos are passionate food lovers, all of UCC concept stores have revamped their menu to cater to the […]
Potts Point Café is an Australian-themed restaurant that serves healthy dishes with ingredients sourced from 100% organic produce from its local partner communities. The café’s name is inspired by Potts Point, an affluent suburb in Sydney considered as the region’s center of history, culture and sophisticated living. Potts Point Cafe is located at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City. The restaurant is managed by the same company behind the successful The Old Spaghetti House and Grilla chain of restaurants. Its main branch is located in Eastwood Mall in Libis, Quezon City. The restaurant exudes a casual and relaxing atmosphere with its modern industrial interiors and lighting. This neat and […]
Lucia Ristorante is a semi-fine dining restaurant that serves authentic and classic Italian dishes. Frequented by mostly urbanites and lovers of fine flavors, this chic restaurant is located at the ground floor of Hotel Celeste, an elegant boutique hotel in Makati near the cosmopolitan Greenbelt and Glorietta. Started by the famous Italian Chef Davide Lombardi, the man behind Lombardi’s Italian authentic chain, he combined his passion and expertise in the culinary arts and shared his classic epicurean recipes with his newfound home, the Philippines. Lucia Ristorante is currently run by The Cravings Group, renowned for operating a successful chain of restaurants, cafés and a premier culinary school in the country. […]