21 Exciting New Restaurants on the Hot 100


Rain or shine, these restaurants are fine.

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.

Check it out, a few first timers have already made it to the top 10 lists even.
The Hot 100

#11 Faburrito – Makati

Faburrito is a quick serve and healthy Mexican restaurant that serves freshly prepared wraps, burritos and other Mexican specials. First time on the Hot 100 and first time on the top 10 Makati list.

Faburrito
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G/F The Columns, Tower 2, Ayala Ave., Bel-Air, Makati
+63 2 576-3533

 

#33 Smith Butcher & Grill Room – Makati

Smith is the first butcher and grill room in the Philippines that offers a premium selection of meats from five continents–USDA Prime Black Angus for North America, Argentinian beef for South America, Irish sirloin and French Charolais filet mignon for Europe, bone-in chops for Australia, and Japanese Matsusaka for Asia. Smith, which loosely means craftsman, is dedicated to the craft of the butcher aging steaks to customer’s desire.

Smith Butcher & Grill Room
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ACI Bldg., 147 dela Costa Street, Salcedo Village, Makati
+63 927 375-9467

 

#35 Balay Dako – Tagaytay

Balay Dako offers traditional Filipino dishes with the signature touch of Chef Tony Boy Escalante. ‘Balay Dako’, which is Negrense for big house, is set in a 3-storey house in Tagaytay where each floor will feature a specific section of the restaurant–Terrazas, a semi-open bar on the top floor; Comedor, the main dining area on the 2nd floor; and Silong, the private event area of the restaurant on the ground. The second floor dining area is the only one open for now.

Balay Dako Tagaytay
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Balay Dako Tagaytay
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Tagaytay-Nagsugbu Highway, Tagaytay
+63 917 899-2866

 

#38 Alab by Chef Tatung – Tomas Morato

Chef Myke ‘Tatung’ Sarthou has grown from a private dining restaurant in his Quezon City home to a bigger and resort-like space inside Acacia Estates in Taguig, and now to its newest home in Tomas Morato under a new name Alab. ‘Alab’, which is Tagalog for flame, serves the same ‘burning with passion’ Filipino dishes but more youthful and forward thinking.

Alab Chef Tatung
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67 Scout Rallos (near corner Tomas Morato), Quezon City
+63 2 364-9631

 

#39 Kafe Batwan by Sarsa – Rockwell

Kafe Batwan is the newest addition to the Sarsa group of restaurants. Being the avid travelers and cafe seekers that Chef JP Anglo and sister/co-founder Tracie Anglo-Dizon are, together they created a contemporary Filipino kafe with a strong local identity. Here’s a fun fact: Batwan is a fruit native to the Visayas and was used in the name as an homage to the owners’ Negrense roots. 

Kafe Batwan
Photo from @kafebatwan

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Joya Lofts, Rockwell Center, Makati
+63 2 625.5166

 

#44 Ladurée Philippines – Rockwell

Ladurée is an internationally-known Parisian tea salon most popular for its delectable and colorful French macarons. The news about Laduree opening in Manila broke early in January; rumors about it opening in April also spread, but in vain. Now, Laduree Philippines has finally announced and confirmed a July opening in Rockwell.

Laduree Philippines
Photo from @ladureeromania

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Lopez Tower, Rockwell, Makati

 

#59 Hai Chix & Steaks – Greenhills

Hai Chix & Steaks is an Asian fusion restaurant specializing in steaks and Hainanese chicken. This is their 2nd branch in the metro, the first one’s in Ortigas Home Depot.

Hai Chix & Steaks
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#6 Missouri St., Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
+63 2 696-3358

 

#60 Frank & Dean – The Fort

Frank & Dean is a cafe and kitchen in one that offers mostly Italian and American dishes like pizza, pasta, waffles and Southern fried chicken. They also have a wide selection of hot and cold coffee from local producers and specialty coffee Yardstick. Check it out on the Top 10 BGC list this month.

Photo from @thecaseycal

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1/F Forbes Town Center Open Garden, Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
+63 917 835-1335

 

#64 The Wholesome Table – Salcedo Village

The Wholesome Table  is an organic restaurant that serves healthy comfort food opened by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. All produce are sourced locally where possible, the meat is pasture-raised and ingredients are not processed or refined. This is their 2nd branch in the metro and is also dog-friendly. Its BGC branch has been consistently on the top 10 lists

The Wholesome Table
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Infinity Tower, HV Dela Costa cor. LP Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Bel-Air, Makati
+63 917 885-7520

 

#71 Chef Laudico Guevarra’s – Mandaluyong

Chef Laudico Guevarra’s is a 1920’s heritage house restaurant and events place where guests can enjoy affordable buffet-style dishes, in function rooms or outdoor setting, from Chefs Roland and Jacqueline Laudico.

Chef Laudico Guevarra's
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387 P. Guevarra St. cor. Agnonne St., Addition Hills, San Juan
+63 2 705-1811

 

#72 Milkcow PH – Power Plant Mall

Milkcow is a dessert cafe serving ‘the best soft serve ice cream’. This popular Korean brand only opened late 2013 but have grown so much following because of their organic ice creams and honeycomb.

Milkcow PH
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2/F Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell, Makati

 

#74 The Lost Bread – Maginhawa

The Lost Bread is a container shop that specializes in french toasts and milkshakes with a twist. It is one of the food joints in the new Streat Food Park along Maginhawa Street. Check out all 12 food joints here.

The Lost Bread
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StrEat Food Park, 91 Maginhawa St., UP Village, Quezon City
+63 917 821-2111

 

#77 Wildflour Cafe + Bakery – Legaspi Village

Wildflour Café + Bakery Fort Bonifacio is bakery and cafe offering international fare and specialty breads and cakes. It’s the first purveyor of cronuts in Manila. This is their 3rd branch in the metro. 

Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
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Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 833-9799

 

#80 Cafe Naya at The Palace – The Fort

Contrary to the dim lighted interiors of The Brewery, Cafe Naya at The Palace is a bright cafe serving lunch until dinner, but mostly catering to the pre- and post-party goers of The Palace. They serve ‘coastal cuisine’ and specialties, particularly from Spain, Greece, Italy and France. 

Cafe Naya at the Palace
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The Palace, 9th Ave. cor. 32nd St., Uptown Bonifacio, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
+63 917 550-9999

 

#92 Applebee’s Grill & Bar – The Fort

Applebee’s is a casual diner, a grill and a bar serving big-plated American favorites including ribs, burgers, steaks and more. Expect to be served dishes similar to Friday’s or Chili’s. The first branch is set to open in BGC this July. Read our feature here.

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#93 Theo’s Baked + Brewed – Maginhawa

Theo’s Baked + Brewed is the newest treehouse-themed cafe in the Maginhawa neighborhood. It is owned by husband and wife Crystal and Alfred Retuya, who named the shop after their son. It is the perfect nook for groups and also solo workers on their laptops looking for a relaxed quiet corner. If they had opened earlier, we would have included them in our 7 Book Cafes for the Introvert in You list. 

Theo's Cafe Baked + Brewed
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106-C Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
+63 2 434-1451

 

#94 Milky Moustache – Taft Ave.

Milky Moustache is a bright and homey neighborhood cafe serving all-day specialty milkshakes, and other breakfast meals such as pastas, burgers, sandwiches, coffee and pastries. It is most popular to the BF Homes crowd being on popular food street Aguirre Ave. and is now coming to Taft, Manila.

Milky Moustache
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One Archer’s Place, Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

 

#95 Oyasumi Ramen – San Juan

Oyasumi Ramen serves Yokohama Iekei Ramen. “Iekei”, which literally means house, is a Yokohama-hailed ramen variant characterized by its thick, greasy, pork-flavored, some say creamy, broth. The noodles are thick and made fresh daily. Here’s an off-menu tip: If you still got leftover soup, ask their server to turn it into cheesy risotto. Check out 11 other new San Juan restaurants here.

Oyasumi Ramen
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308 P. Guevarra St. cor. Seaview St., San Juan
+63 2 275-0309

 

#96 Mr. Pizza – Greenbelt 3

Mr. Pizza is Korean’s #1 pizza chain serving gourmet hand-made and grill-baked pizzas with full-hearted toppings.They also have non-pizza offerings like seafood & kimchi Spaghetti and chicken wings. Their women-targeted marketing is one of their key success factors.

Mr. Pizza Philippines
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G/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati
+63 2 576-4590

 

#99 Happy Thai – Malingap

Happy Thai is the newest Thai restaurant in Teacher’s Village serving their own brand of delicious and affordable Thai cuisine. It is a sister restaurant of Baguio Ketchup Food Community’s Happy Tummy.

Happy Thai
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22 Malingap St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
+63 917 813-4815

 

#100 Señor Pollo Philippines – Poblacion

Señor Pollo Philippines is the home of the ‘Famous Latin Chicken’ and second brainchild of the team behind El Chupacabra. It’s a late night hangout place to get good food and cheap beer. This is Senor Pollo’s second branch. Poblacion has quickly become a food hub in recent years, here are 15 places to check out.

Senor Pollo Philippines
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5767 Ebro St., P. Burgos, Makati
+63 977 142-9273

 

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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