13 Underrated Restaurants in Makati That Deserve Your Undivided Attention


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!

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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.

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7862 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati
(0916) 785-0568

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.

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5345 General Luna St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 724-9978

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.

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G/F Joya Bldg, Joya Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati
(02) 831-2879

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.

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Universal LMS Building, 106 Esteban St, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 823-6206

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.

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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.

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Matilde cor Jacobo St, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 503-6544

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.

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G/F Somerset Olympia Makati Ave. cor Sto Tomas St, Urdaneta, Makati
(02) 818-8251

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!
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4988 P. Guanzon St, Poblacion, Makati

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.

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G/F Cityland 3, VA Rufino Street, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 892-7701

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.

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2/F 5666 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0995) 990-8737

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.

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ID Center, 2100 Chino Roces Ave, Magallanes, Makati
(0917) 550-7207

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.

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G/F Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue Extension Corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati
(02) 772-3824

Polilya – Poblacion

Polilya serves reinvented global bar chows. Some dishes and cocktails are infused with local craft beer by Engkanto Brewery. Read more here.

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5658 Jacobo St, beside Z Hostel, Poblacion, Makati

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