Makati’s hidden gems.
Makati may be one of the busiest cities in the metro, but it’s also a haven for good finds.
With all the hidden alleys and streets we only pass by, there are sure to be plenty of undiscovered restaurants in the unlikeliest of locations. It’s time to shed light on these hole-in-the-walls in unbeaten paths, and those that hide in plain sight yet remain unrecognized.
Look a little closer and you might even score some discounts and freebies c/o Booky!
Update: Check out our new Buy 1 Get 1 deals this week!
Insider tip: Whip out your smartphones and download Booky so that you can get up to P500 off your total bill on any of these restaurants. To put a cherry on top of that, you even get a free dessert when you answer our quick survey form! Sounds like a good deal to us.
Hops & Brews – Poblacion
Hops & Brews offers great drinks from morning ’til late at night. International comfort food is what you’ll find to fill your stomach. Some of their must-tries are Torched Salmon and Hainanese Fried Chicken. Read more about them here.
Royal Indian Curry House – Poblacion
Royal Indian Curry House or R.I.C.H. is a popular late night sports bar and restaurant in the growing Poblacion food hub in Makati. It serves authentic Indian cuisine and is also an all-in-one hangout spot that boasts of five floors of entertainment and dining areas. Read more here.
Refinery – Rockwell
Refinery is a third wave cafe that serves all-day breakfast and brunch items, international comfort dishes, and more. They also serve great coffee.
Your Local – Legaspi Village
Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro serving South East Asian dishes with a twist. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the restaurant has a hipster meets industrial vibe serves all day brunch together with their standard menu.
Apartment 1B – multiple branches
Apartment 1B by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim offers gourmet comfort food with the best quality ingredients. Through the years, their best-sellers have stood the test of time and still remain to be the same.
Holy Smokes BBQ – Poblacion
Holy Smokes BBQ serves authentic Texas-style barbecue such as smoked brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, bacon, and pulled pork – all smoked using local fruit wood. They are known for their brisket which is USDA certified Angus beef that is smoked between 12-16 hours. Read more here.
Old Swiss Inn Restaurant – Urdaneta
A crowd favorite since 1946 that was originally built along Roxas Boulevard, Old Swiss Inn is home to authentic Swiss and European cuisine. It’s a cheese lovers’ haven, best known for their raclette and classic Swiss cheese fondue. Read more here.
G/F Somerset Olympia Makati Ave. cor Sto Tomas St, Urdaneta, Makati
Taqueria Seta – Poblacion
Taqueria Seta is a two-storey taqueria that specializes in Mexican street food like nachos, tacos, quesadillas, burritos, and more. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 Carnitas Tacos for only ₱110 with Booky!
Boxes Asian Kitchen – Legaspi Village
Boxes Asian Kitchen offers affordable Asian comfort food for dine-in, delivery and take-away. This is their first branch in the Metro. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 Dalandan Chicken for only ₱145 with Booky!
The Wild Poppy – Poblacion
The Wild Poppy is a hip garden rooftop-inspired restaurant serving modern Asian specialties like fried baos, other small bites and signature cocktails. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 orders of Kim & Reuben for only ₱290 with Booky!
YDG Coffee – Magallanes
Your Daily Grind Coffee (YDG Coffee) started in October 2015, doing pop-ups in bazaars and company events. Aside from their signature coffees and drinks, they serve all day breakfast, sandwiches, pasta, and dessert. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 Iced Black Coffees for only P100 with Booky!
Zoo Coffee – Bel-Air
Zoo Coffee is an animal-themed Korean cafe specializing in Korean coffee, tea and smoothies. They also offer light meals, pastries and desserts. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 Oreo Bingu bowls for only P370 with Booky!
Polilya – Poblacion
Polilya serves reinvented global bar chows. Some dishes and cocktails are infused with local craft beer by Engkanto Brewery. Read more here.
Insider tip: Get 2 orders of Blame it on the Heat for P145 and Sex on the Beach for P150 with Booky!
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