20 Breakthrough Restaurants on the Hot 100 for September 2015


Restaurants worth your attention!

Every month, our Hot 100 List changes based on your votes. See the ‘Favorites’ list on the Booky app? Every restaurant you add to that list counts as a vote. But we only get to feature the top 10 for every municipality every month, leaving out all the other awesome restaurants on the Hot 100. This is where this list gets in handy.

The following are first timers on the Hot 100 for the month of September. Check it out, some of them have already made it to the top 10 lists even.

The Hot 100

 

#96 Sonya’s Garden – Tagaytay

Sonya Garcia’s Garden is a tucked away bed and breakfast, a wellness spa, a country store, a panaderia, a cottage restaurant and a well-kept secret garden. It is one of the top choice destinations for a romantic getaway during weekends for Manilenos. 

Sonya's Garden
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Barangay Buck Estate (near Tagaytay), Alfonso, Cavite
+63 917 532-9097

 

#95 Miguel & Maria – Marikina

Miguel & Maria is a local neighborhood restaurant and bar that offers affordable feel good food and a cozy place to have drinks to the residents and visitors of Marikina. Recommended dishes include Mac & Cheese, BBQ Pulled Pork and Baby Back Ribs. Have you read our list of 10 new specialty restaurants worth visiting in Marikina?

Miguel & Maria
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89 Lilac St., Concepcion Dos, Marikina City
+63 2 423-2624

 

#87 Memory Lane – Tagaytay

Memory Lane is a family destination, a country-home inspired restaurant, a specialty gift shop filled with memorabilias from the 50’s and 60’s and a beauty salon owned by actress Jolina Magdangal and her family. It’s even made our list of 21 restaurants with beautiful interior designs.

Memory Lane Tagaytay
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Magallanes Drive, Tagaytay
+63 46 483-2479

 

#84 Mr. Graham’s Sandwich Shop – Tomas Morato

If you are a regular at Mrs. Graham’s Cafe, then you’ll be seeing a new shop beside it. It’s Mrs. Graham’s Mister, Mr. Grahams Sandwich Shop. It offers 5 kinds of gourmet sandwiches that come with crisps and coleslaw. Every sandwich also comes with a free macaron from Mrs. G. Love sandwiches? Check these 12 sandwich shops for a quick awesome lunch.

Mr. Graham's Sandwich Shop
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51-C Scout Rallos St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City
+63 2 351-5115

 

#83 Foodever21 – Makati

Foodever21 is a small streetside burger eatery known only to its nearby Makati population. It serves affordable, 100% homemade beef patty burgers overloaded with toppings and sauces, pastas, rice meals, sizzling plates and sandwiches. While no one seems to be able to find forever these days, Foodever21 guarantees forever with their food, located on 21st Ave., East Rembo; hence their name.

Foodever21
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No reservations accepted
190A 21st Avenue, East Rembo, Makati
+63 917 812-5012

 

#82 Artsy Cafe – Maginhawa

Artsy Cafe, as its name suggests, is a colorful art-filled farm-to-table concept cafe. The owner John Penaflor discloses that he sources ingredients from their family’s small farm in Dagupan, Pangasinan to ensure the freshest vegetables and herbs. Every corner of the place is an instant photo background, which is why it has become such a popular choice of venue for private events, surprise parties, baby showers and even pre-nup shoots. 

Artsy Cafe
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36 Maginhawa Street, UP Village, Quezon City
+63 2 434-9487

 

#79 Kazoku Japanese Restaurant – Maginhawa

Kazoku is a new Japanese restaurant headed by Chef Moto from Tokyo, Japan. They serve authentic but affordable sushi, ramen and other Japanese specialties. To make your trip even more worthwhile, here are 16 other places to include in your Maginhawa itinerary.

Kazoku Japanese Restaurant
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Reservations are accepted
2/F 46 Maginhawa St., UP Diliman, Quezon City
+63 917 821-9841

 

#77 Victorino’s Restaurant – Tomas Morato

Victorino’s is a fine dining restaurant with old fashioned Filipino home interiors. They serve Ilocano-Filipino cuisine and desserts from partner Chef Heny Sison. Their specialties include the Poqui-poqui, Bagnet and their famous Mango Chocolate Torte. Victorino’s made our top 10 most loved restaurants in QC last December 2014, check it out here.

Victorino's Restaurant
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11th Jamboree St. cor. Sct. Rallos, Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 917 833-4148

 

#75 Tipsy Pig – Burgos Circle

Tipsy Pig is a man pub most popular for its signature brews, extensive beverage list and good food. It’s from the same group that brought us Reserve, URBN, and Relik. It’s a popular place for the after work crowd and weekend pub crawlers. The Capitol Common branch has been consistenly on our top 10 most loved restaurants in Pasig list. 

Tipsy Pig
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Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 917  616-6923

 

#74 Beyond Coffee – Sampaloc

Beyond Coffee is a tiny neighborhood cafe that serves whimsical coffee in sexy jars and affordable comfort food. It is somewhat hidden but gets filled up quickly during lunch and dinner hours by students and office goers in the area. If you’re in the area, these 19 popular restaurants around UST might also interest you.

Beyond Coffee
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928 P. Paredes St., V. Exclusive Tower, Sampaloc, Manila
+63 2 733-2636

 

#72 Ryu Ramen Curry – UP Town Center

Ryu specializes in tantanmen ramen, curry dishes and other Japanese comfort food. Unlike other ramen houses, Ryu has 5 varieties of the spicy tantanmen, which can actually be adjusted so kids can enjoy them too. Here’s a fun fact: 4 of the owners were born under the dragon sign (the 5th is singer-songwriter, Ogie Alcasid), which is why the restaurant is named Ryu because it means dragon in Japanese. 

Ryu Ramen Curry
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UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman,Quezon City
+63 2 294-3574

 

#71 Maisen – Greenbelt 5

Maisen, which means ‘go for it’, is one of Japan’s finest tonkotsu restaurants. It offers various tonkotsu sets, including its bestselling Kurobuta Tenderloin Katsu, served with their signature sweet and spicy Kurobuta sauce. It is an international franchise by Suyen Corporation (Bench group).

Maisen PH
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G/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati
+63 2 777-7888

 

#59 Costa Coffee – Robinsons Place Manila

Costa Coffee is UK’s #1 coffeehouse chain and 2nd to Starbucks amongst the world. The Costa menu is all about ‘great coffee, delicious food and a dazzling array of hot and cold drinks.’ Note that as of now, they don’t serve non-fat milk. This is its 2nd branch in the metro.

Costa Coffee PH
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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila

 

#65 Buffalo Wild Wings – Glorietta 1

Buffalo Wild Wings (or B-Dubs), from Columbus, Ohio, is a sports bar and restaurant most popularly known for three things: wings, sports and beer. They serve 18 flavors of chicken wings, as well as flatbreads, burgers and craft beers. This is its 2nd branch in the metro.

Buffalo Wild Wings
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Glorietta 1, Ayala Center, Makati

 

#58 Nihonbashi Tei – Tomas Morato

Nihonbashi Tei is a humble izakaya offering an extensive list of authentic Japanese specialties at fairly affordable prices. Their menu includes sushi, ramen, yakitori, curries, donburi, chirashi and many more. Check out other noteworthy and amazing sushi places here.

Nihonbashi Tei
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281 Tomas Morato, Diliman, Quezon City
+63 2 441-5395

 

#53 Paper Moon Cafe – Trinoma

Paper Moon Cafe offers the heavenly Mille Crepe Cakes of Emy Wada, Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes and founder of Lady M in New York City. These handmade paper-thin 20-layered crepe cakes are available in mini, medium and large sizes. It is a partnership between Emy and Mille Crepe Cake fan, Vic del Rosario of Viva Entertainment. This is its 2nd branch in the metro.

Paper Moon Cafe
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Level 4, Trinoma Mall, Quezon City

 

#52 Cafe SeolHwa Bingsu – Alabang

Cafe Seolhwa is a Korean dessert cafe serving snowflake ‘bingsu’ or shave iced dessert topped with chopped fruits, condensed milk, fruit syrup and beans. This is its 2nd branch in the metro. 

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Commerce Center, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa

 

#48 Antonio’s Garden – Tagaytay

Antonio’s Garden is Tagaytay’s most celebrated fine-dining restaurant and food destination that features the best of international cuisine from top chef Tony Boy Escalante. Its impeccable food, elegant interiors, scenic gardens and great service are what make them exemplary. Remember to book in advanced, they don’t accept walk-ins.

Antonio's Tagaytay
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Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Purok 138, Bgy. Neogan, Tagaytay
+63 46 483-4847

 

#45 Puzzles: Board Game Lounge – The Fort Strip

Puzzles: Board Game Lounge is a cozy board game café conceptualized by a group of young and hungry gamer entrepreneurs whose goal was to create something that builds genuine connections amongst families and friends through fun, competitive tabletop games and good food. Read our full feature here.

Puzzles Board Game Lounge
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The Fort Strip, 26th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
+63 2 815-1030

 

#40 Paper Moon Cafe – Glorietta 3

Paper Moon Cafe offers the heavenly Mille Crepe Cakes of Emy Wada, Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes and founder of Lady M in New York City. These handmade paper-thin 20-layered crepe cakes are available in mini, medium and large sizes. It is a partnership between Emy and Mille Crepe Cake fan, Vic del Rosario of Viva Entertainment. This is its first branch in the metro.

Paper Moon Cafe
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No reservations accepted
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G/F Glorietta 3, Ayala Center, Makati

 

Share to and tag friends who would love to try these with you, don’t forget to add them to your ‘Must Try’ lists on the Booky app. Also, keep on voting for your top restaurants, after you’ve tried them of course, onto our Top 10 lists by adding them to your ‘Favorites’ list on the app.

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