Kotono is an authentic Japanese restaurant that is located in the first floor of Makati Cinema next to Little Tokyo. It offers its customers numerous dishes that are made from high-quality ingredients ordered from France. Their Duck Meat Stew Steamed in Bamboo (photo 1) is Kotono’s pride because of its uniquely, rich flavors. The restaurant’s seafood cuisine such as sashimi and deep fried oysters are the dishes to be eaten while drinking. This restaurant also offers a variety of Japanese liquor including Kubota, Hakkaisan, and Urakasumi. It also serves a wide number of shochu such as Nikaido Kicchom. If you plan on having a banquet for 10 or more people, […]
Kimpura is a traditional Japanese restaurant that has been in the business for 42 years and has set up 2 more stores in Metro Manila. Its branch in Greenhills is on its 25th year already. Classic Japanese Sukiyaki (PHP680) Nigiri Sushi (PHP675) A skilled Japanese chef visits the restaurant every day in order to maintain the quality of the dishes. To make the ambiance more Japanese, customers are greeted by waitresses dressed in kimono. The restaurant’s interior is very spacious and its sushi and tempura counters have 10 seats each. To meet the various needs of the customers in terms of space, Kimpura has 8 teppanyaki tables and 6 private […]
Rikuseki An is a Japanese restaurant recommended for those people who want to taste authentic Japanese food with a calm ambiance. Salmon Roe Ranging from ingredients, seasoning, rice, and oil, Rikuseki gets all of their materials from Japan in order to recreate the taste of genuine Japanese food. Sashimi The restaurant’s bowl of fresh salmon roe is bountiful, while its sashimi, which consists of 5 varieties, is presented in a colorful way. Customers will definitely enjoy looking at its beautiful dishes done by a skilled Japanese chef. The quality of these dishes are truly Japanese. Another really popular dish is the beef Curry (Php390) which is stewed slowly. Lunch deals […]
Yoshinoya, a restaurant that serves beef bowls, was established in Manila in 2002. As of this moment, there are 7 branches in the Philippines that are flocked by countless of customers. This restaurant takes pride in its secret sauce that is full of flavour. Yoshinoya has preserved its traditional cooking style for years, and because of its exquisite beef bowls, Yoshinoya is now loved by the world. You’ll be satisfied by Yoshinoya’s beef bowl in the Philippines. It is recommended that you come here with your friends.
If you are looking for a place where you could eat affordable Italian cuisine, with a casual setting, why not go to Grappa’s? This restaurant is located on the second floor of Greenbelt 3. Thanks to Grappa’s Filipino staffs, not only customers can enjoy good food, they can also enjoy a hospitable and fun atmosphere. Furthermore, it also has a bar counter where you can enjoy a generous amount of Italian wine. Pizza is this restaurant’s recommended dish, which you can actually witness being prepared by the chef in the open kitchen. Peperonata is a pizza that has cheese, green peppers, salami, etc, and once you eat this pizza, you’ll […]
Italianni already has 8 stores in Metro Manila and the popular branches of it are located in major shopping malls, which are patronized by local Filipinos. This vibrant restaurant serves dishes with great quantity that is perfect for group meals. Pizza and Pasta is Italianni’s main dish, plus, Primer recommends that customers should try out its salad. Italianni uses fruits, which are simply unique and can be found in the Philippines, for its dressing. Mango and pomelo (a kind of citrus fruit) are some of those fruits. In addition, if it’s your or your friend’s birthday, why not celebrate it in here so you could hear a special birthday song […]
In the luxurious 5-star hotel Dusit Thani, Makati, you can find Tosca, an Italian restaurant named after the famous opera of Giacomo Puccini that was screened during the early 1900’s in Italy. Tosca has an elegant interior that is designed by award-winning decorators. This restaurant exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere that you will surely love, along with its authentic Italian food and wine. Since Tosca has some private rooms, business meals and special events can be held in here.
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.
Pepato Cibo di M is located in Greenbelt 2. It is a restaurant that has a new, unique Italian style and visited by a lot of western customers. Its name PEPATO means “pepper” and “exciting” in Italian. As its name suggests, Pepato serves food that is always surprising. Papardelle Onion Cream with Red Eggs (P350) is a rich pasta dish with white sauce. What’s more, the saltiness of the red eggs intensifies the taste of the white sauce. The ‘jumbo clam’ called Angel Wings (P395) is just simply grilled and has a moderate salty flavor. Chilean Seabass La Sorpressa (P800), on the other hand, is this restaurant’s recommended main dish. This […]
Feel free to enjoy this restaurant’s Italian cuisine. For starters, you can enjoy its Cold Cutlet, Pumpkin Soup and Salad, then for the main course, try out Bravo’s Pizza and Pasta that will surely deliver the taste of Italy to you. Also, to further enjoy your elegant meal, why not drink a glass of wine with it. Margarita Pizza (Small, P160/ Large, P270) is Bravo’s best dish. It has tomato, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, and oregano. The appetizing Spaghetti Gamberri (2- 3 people per serving, P335/ P635) is a meal with plenty of shrimps, tomatoes, and garlic.
Whenever we hear the word ‘steakhouse,’ we tend to imagine an American atmosphere. However, in Makati, there is a chic, Italian-style steakhouse named Bistecca. It offers rib-eye and T-bone steaks along with appetizers and pasta. The tender and flavorful 1-kg red meat steak that Bistecca offers can be enjoyed by 2 to 3 persons. This restaurant also offers a wide variety of wines which is Php 1,000 per bottle.
Brasserie Boneme is a restaurant that serves international cuisine and lets you enjoy eating your meal with a glass of wine. This restaurant is ideal for lunchtime. When dining there, check out the restaurant’s prix fixe menu (P550, tax not included). However, if you only want to have a light meal, you could order one of Brasserie’s sandwiches that are made from varieties of bread, such as baguette and panini.
L’Incontro Ristorante Italiano is an Italian restaurant that creates dishes that will leave you lost for words. Even executives, who know delicious restaurant spots in Makati, guarantee that this restaurant offers dishes with high-quality taste. The Crespella ala Funghien Tartufo (P550) is this restaurant’s bestseller for 12 years. The aroma of black truffle, the rich flavor of its thick cream, and its tasty ham spreads in your mouth once you eat it. L’Incontro also offers a P1000+ (for a minimum of 40 people) buffet meals that are commonly acquired for farewell dinners for colleagues. This restaurant is also a perfect romantic venue for those couples who want to create an everlasting date.
Because of its unforgettable homemade pasta and sauce, Caruso has been patronized by a lot of people. This restaurant also has 3 varieties of pasta with different flavors you can compare with each other. Risotto and pizza are the main dishes of Caruso that always come in big servings. Caruso is a restaurant that is perfect for different occasions, such as a couple having their romantic date or just friends hanging out. There is also an available room for smokers.
Relish Ponte is a popular restaurant on Valero St., which can be called Salcedo main street. This restaurant’s predecessor, which was located in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, was run by the grandfather of the current manager. And even after moving to Makati, this restaurant still retained its charm and the recipes from previous generations. The famous ‘Amazing Artichoke’ (photo 1) is a dish with spicy chips that is diped in baked artichoke and cheese. With just a bite, it seems that you’ll become addicted with its rich and refreshing taste. Some of the old customers from the old restaurant just come to visit the new Relish at Ponte to eat this […]
Amici is an Italian restaurant that already has 8 branches in Metro Manila. One of its branches is located in Don Bosco, facing Pasay Road. It is also a 3 minute walk from Little Tokyo. Its name, amici, means friend in Italian. Amici has a casual atmosphere and serves dishes with reasonable prices. All of its 8 stores have authentic wood-burning ovens, where Amici’s highly-recommended pizzas are baked. The dough of their pizzas are crisp because they are baked in high temperature over a short period of time and with only a small amount of oil. Amici also uses various pizza sauces that are even imported from Italy. Customers can also enjoy sharing their meals with […]
Capricciosa is an Italian trattoria restaurant that originated in Japan. This restaurant uses ripe tomatoes that are imported from Italy. This is the reason behind the sweet and rich taste of its dishes. 30% of Capricciosa’s customers in Greenbelt 3 are mostly Japanese. The classic appetizer, Sicilian Meat Sauce over Rice Croquette (Photo 1), is a popular dish in this restaurant. If you’ve already been in Capricciosa’s branch in Japan, then you should visit its branch in the Philippines.
To enjoy delicious cuisine with an affordable price. That is the concept of Mom and Tina’s Bakery. This restaurant opened in Pasig City 25 years ago. Now, the homely cuisine it offers is loved by its local patrons. In 2008, Mom and Tina opened a store in Legazpi; hence, boosting its popularity. During lunchtime, about 100 seats are always fully booked! Customers can also enjoy dining at this restaurant’s terrace for a change of ambiance. Chicken spinach lasagna, which seems to be a popular lunch item among office ladies who are regular customers, is a dish with creamy tomato sauce and homemade pasta. Chicken Spinach Lasagna They also serve chicken relleno, […]
Kaya is a Korean restaurant that is patronized by a lot of people, especially foreigners. One of its 6 Manila branches is located on Jupiter Street. When inside Kaya, you’ll notice its modern Korean interior that gives off a stylish ambiance. Customers can also grill some meat on the table and have a good time with their friends in the private room located on the 2nd floor. They can also add spices to their meals according to their tastes and choose from the wide range of kimchi and grilled meat available. Kaya is a restaurant recommended to those who wants to eat a lot because it offers free appetizer refills. *** Suggestions: Casual dinner […]
Are you worried about your health and calories but craving for delicious fried chicken? Then why not try Best of the Best Quality Chicken? BBQ is a restaurant that promotes healthy eating. It only uses olive oil from Italy for frying its chicken. In fact, BBQ is a restaurant based in Korea that already has 4,500 stores around 45 countries. The main branch in Korea is the one that manages the flavors of the dishes being served in all its outlets, keeping its flavors standard. Classic Fried Chicken and Spicy Fried Chicken and Grilled Chicken are just some of its popular dishes. However, among the regulars, the most ordered dish in this restaurant […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. In Korean, this restaurant means ‘Secret Garden’ and it is indeed a hidden paradise. New Biwon offers Korean authentic cuisine that is prepared by a chef, who already experienced preparing food for Korea’s president. This restaurant is located near Edsa Taft Station and MOA (Mall of Asia). Moreover, New Biwon’s menu is written in Japanese that is accommodated with pictures, making it easy to understand for Japanese customers. There is also a private room that can accommodate up to 30 people. It’s a perfect place to hold a party or conference. When it comes to food, Bulgogi (P250/ 1 person) is […]
The wife of Ara Korean Restaurant’s owner learned how to prepare the Korean food is served in the place; however, she added a twist in her menu to create a new and more delicious cuisine. Ara‘s interior has a South Korean traditional style, exuding a stylish ambiance in the whole place. If you want to spend more relaxing moments, private rooms are also available on its second floor. When it comes to ordering food, appetizers are served first. The sweet and cold pumpkin soup is just one of Ara’s appetizers that you might want to give a try. Also, please don’t hesitate to taste their kimchi. Others, especially children, might […]
Although Dongwon Garden is famous for its grilled meat and pot dishes, its Cold Noodles (P300) is an item worth eating too. According to the owner, the noodles are manufactured in the only potato starch production factory in Manila. After boiling the noodles for 20 seconds, it is ready to be served and eaten.
Tin Hau is a Chinese restaurant that is well-known for pleasing its customers with appetizing food. The dining room of this restaurant is spacious; a perfect place to eat Chinese dishes while vigorously talking with your family, friends and colleagues. Now, let’s go and talk about food! Their most popular dish is the Beijing duck. It has crispy skin and is served with a sweet sauce. When you eat it with cucumber, a refreshing taste will fill your taste buds. Peking Duck Braised homemade spinach tofu with shimeji mushrooms and golden dried scallops Crisp-fried shrimp with mayonnaise and corn flakes Steamed tiger prawns with minced garlic and vermicelli This restaurant is located on the […]
UPDATED: This restaurant is CLOSED as of January 15, 2019. In Makati City, there are varieties of restaurants lined up on Jupiter Street. However, there is one restaurant that stand-out the most because of its noticeable sign that says, “Lutong Macau.” This restaurant is already in its 8th year and still continues serving authentic Cantonese cuisine, as well as Western and Chinese food. Its veteran chef, who has been cooking for 36 years, is the one who is responsible for Lutong Macau’s menu. In addition, the taste of its dishes is quite unique, a flavor that you will only find in this restaurant. The first dish that Lutong Macau’s chef recommended is the […]
For 27 years, Mey Lin Bistro has been serving a variety of Chinese dishes in the Philippines. They already have 7 outlets in very strategic locations, such as SM MOA and SM Megamall. Mey Lin’s food is lightly seasoned and is not greasy. Customers can also enjoy watching how this restaurant makes its noodles. Not only will your taste buds be satisfied, but your eyes as well! This restaurant’s seafood noodle (P190) is the perfect meal to eat with your family during the weekends. Mey Lin also has individual meals such as fried rice and dumplings.
If you are looking for the perfect place to drink with your friends, then the Hao Hong Kong Diner might be the perfect place for you! This diner offers affordable and delicious rice wine. Hao offers Japanese cuisine. It also has a casual atmosphere, making its customers feel comfortable. Aside from serving good food of high quality, Hao also offers tasty mixed alcohol drinks such as ‘Jam Juice,’ which is popular among women because of its fruity taste. Coming to this place will not hurt your budget! Noodles are only Php 78 and its snacks are around Php 30. The meaning of the store’s name, hao, is ‘GOOD’. As the name suggests customers will surely […]
Associated with a popular restaurant chain in Hong Kong Maxim’s Caterers Ltd., Peking Garden has been serving the expats as well as the Filipinos for 18 years in Makati. The high-class Chinese restaurant has this elegant setting and serves food that focuses on Northern Chinese cuisine. They have invited 4 Chinese chefs who are actually very popular with a wide range of businessmen around the world. Try out this restaurant’s Peking duck as it is one of the finest! Do try Peking Garden’s shrimp with chili sauce, xiao long bao, and Fortune Chicken as well. Their pan fried stuffed fresh scallops combines the flavor of scallops and shrimps into one delectable dish. The chinjaorousu is actually the recommended dish for Japanese customers. […]
Located in Glorietta 1, Modern Shanghai is a restaurant that offers authentic yet affordable Chinese food. Take note that the taste of Shanghai dishes is not that spicy and is similar to Japanese cuisine. Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Photo 1) is steamed pork knee served with a sweet and spicy sauce. This dish is P800 and good for 3 people. Feel free to enjoy the creations of the veteran chef from China. Watch from the kitchen’s glass window how homemade noodles are created, too!