Perfect for the hungry pair.
Everyone can agree that when it comes to eating good food, it’s better when you’re together with a loved one. Nowadays, what with the stress of work coming down on us, the week is even harder to get through, but with the promise of a little date night, nothing’s impossible. So whether you’re taking your S.O. out for a romantic night, meeting up with your single pals, or even treating your mom out to that well-deserved bonding time, you don’t have to skimp out on a cheap restaurant to save a buck. Here are 15 affordable but perfect restaurants for date night!
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LoLa Café+Bar – Tomas Morato
LoLa Cafe is a destination restaurant that offers specialty Filipino cuisine helmed by Chef John Mangibin, his first under the LoLa Group. Food is prepared fresh and locally-sourced. They’re ideal for private events and special occasions.
Kko Kko – various branches
Get into a chopstick battle with bae as you dip into Kko Kko’s modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes from owner Grace Lee and her mom. They aim to bring together Korea and Manila through food. Kko Kko has a three-part menu that includes Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean Lunchbox).
Va Bene – various branches
The first Italian restaurant within the Metro which serves only fresh pastas in their menu. Chef Massimo Veronesi offers a fully-set menu with classic pastas and pizzas, main courses consisting of steaks and veal, and truffle specials. If you find bae as irresistible as truffle, this date is for you!
Burgoo – various branches
Founded in 1999, Burgoo is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in American cuisine serving favorites like ribs, wings, pastas and shakes. Be that as it may, if the classic Chicken BBQ doesn’t do the trick, their Barbecued Baby Back Ribs might.
Bar Pintxos Y Mas – Don Jesus Blvd., Alabang
Bar Pintxos is a tapas bar from the South serving authentic Spanish food specializing in different kinds of tapas and pintxos. It’s for the pair that loves pairing food with their liquor in a cool and quirky place, whether they’re in for an intimate drink session or a long night at the bar.
Vanderlust – various branches
For the globe trotters, aspiring travelers and explorers, Vanderlust is the only bistro that flies you around the world with its affordable luxurious treats such as the 300 year old German pastry Schneeballe, Tuscan favorite Bistecca alla Fiorentina, Spanish cheese from the La Mancha region and many more.
Cafe Dominique – Quezon City
Cafe Dominique is a casual family-run restaurant serving American fusion comfort food including buttered prawns, roast chicken, twice cooked pork belly, milkshakes, and desserts.
Grape Escape – Maginhawa
Grape Escape Wine Lounge + Kitchen is a casual wine and dine experience where you can pair wine with a Spanish-Italian inspired cuisine that offers Brick Oven Pizza and Tapas. Aside from their food, make sure you leave space for their drinks, especially because you can avail of their wine-all-you-can promo for only ₱599 from Mondays to Thursdays!
Limbaga 77 Cafe – Tomas Morato
Limbaga 77 Cafe & Restaurant offers traditional Filipino dishes. Located in a 50-year old house, the restaurant is an ode to the familial Filipino classics and the country’s diverse home cooking. Their specialties include Kare-Kare, Baked Lechon, and Four Flavored Wings.
Shinsen Sushi Bar & Restaurant – various branches
Shinsen is a homegrown local Japanese sushi bar and restaurant serving authentic food fare made with only the freshest ingredients available in the market. They have an extensive menu including sushi rolls, sashimi, Japanese steak, affordable donburi bowls, bento lunch sets and more.
Gourmet Gypsy – A Roces Ave., QC
Owned by Chef Waya Araos-Wijangco, Gourmet Gypsy Art Cafe serves food from around the world. They make sure that these dishes are fresh, authentic and of high quality, making customers enjoy a full dining experience. Read more here.
La Cabrera – Ayala Ave.
La Cabrera is a famous Argentinian ‘parilla’ headed locally by Executive Chef Juan Barcos. It strives to provide the same unique dining experience as its principal through its old rustic interiors and great food. Read our full feature here.
Namoo House – Uptown Parade, BGC
Namoo House, or more popularly known as Maple Tree House, is a modern Korean barbecue restaurant from Seoul. Maple Tree House is known for their premium and quality cuts of beef and pork cooked over charcoal grill, and its beautiful interiors. Best-selling dishes here include the New Zealand Lamb Chops, Stone Bowl Bibimbap, Boneless Short Ribs and Ribeye Steaks. Read our full feature here.
Earth Kitchen – Katipunan
Earth Kitchen, a joint project of the Got Heart Foundation and Hizon’s catering, is a farm-to-table concept restaurant dedicated to promote the products of local farms and indigenous people.
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