Three newcomers top off Makati’s best for 2017!
Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!
10. Filling Station – Poblacion
Filling Station is a 50’s-themed diner and sports bar that serves American, Mexican. and Filipino dishes. It’s for a blast from the past, good music, and some classic American, Mexcican, and Filipino eats. It’s not for fine dining and quiet nights out. They’ve got great music that plays loud here. We recommend the Filling Station Breakfast Platter, Arroz a la Cubana, and Steak and Eggs. Our insider tip: They have a Make Your Own Breakfast option that lets you pick all your favorites and really live that 50’s diner moment.
9. Single Origin – Greenbelt
Single Origin is a popular hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. It features a hefty all-day breakfast menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinks. It’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to late night. It’s not for diners who want alone time as tables are meant to be shared here. We recommend the Single Origin Burger, Surf n Turf Beer Dough Pizza, S.O. French Toast. Don’t forget to try their Valrhona Mocha Latte, Orange-infused Cappuccino and Bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Our insider tip: They serve specialty Lamill coffee blends from California. Full feature here.
8. Kiss The Tiramisu – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #2
Kiss The Tiramisu is a dessert shop global franchise from South Korea. The founder of Kiss The Tiramisu wanted to create an ice cream form of the Italian cheesecake, that he decided to make that perfect soft-serve ice cream made from pure fresh milk from Korea, served with cookie crumble, coffee sauce, cocoa shavings, and the most important ingredient – the mascarpone cheese. It’s for people who want to level up their dessert game. It’s not for people who aren’t into sweets. We recommend the Original Tiramisu Ice Cream, Matcha Tiramisu Ice Cream, Matcha Tiramisu, and Cheese Latte. Our insider tip: their Midas Touch is a Filipino-inspired creation Chef Kat Diploma, this one has ube cake, ube sauce, leche flan, and real edible 24K gold leaf.
7. Izakaya Kikufuji – Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo is a food hub of restaurants featuring unique Japanese specialties like yakitori, wagyu, okonomiyaki and more. Izakaya Kikufuji is one of them and it serves fresh sashimi and affordable and tummy-filling bento sets. It’s for people who want to experience authentic Japanese style dining–kimonos, tatami mats, Japanese families and all. It’s not for those looking for a quick ramen bowl. Aside from their sashimi selections, we recommend their Wagyu sticks and spicy salmon sushi. Our off-menu tips: Check out all 14 restaurants inside Little Tokyo here.
Reservations are accepted (until 7pm)
2277 Pasong Tamo, Legaspi Village, Makati
6. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #3
Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater ramen joint from the people behind popular Ramen Yushoken from Alabang; it is also called being tagged as Yushoken 2.0. It’s for people who don’t mind queuing a bit for a spot at the table. It’s not for people who want rice bowls and other Japanese favorites. We recommend the Tantanmen, Shio Ramen, and Super Chasu Bowl. Our insider tip is if you’re in a big group, be ready to be seated separately if you want to get seats faster.
5. Holy Smokes BBQ – Poblacion
Last month’s #6
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. It’s for people who loves barbecue. It’s not for people who are conscious with their health. We recommend the Beed Brisket (USDA), Homemade Bacon, Beef Belly Pastrami, Sweet Potato Tots and Beef Ribs. Our insider tip: you’ll get a free dessert once you’ve answered a feedback form from Booky!
4. The Belle & Dragon – Legazpi Village
Last month’s #7
The Belle & Dragon is a gastropub that highlights Western & Asian cuisine. You’ll surely enjoy these dishes with a modern touch and spin on pub favorites and local classics. They also offer a special selection of imported and local craft beers. It’s for people who are looking for a place to unwind with good food and drinks. It’s not for those who are looking for a place to work or study. We recommend their Lechon Sinigang, B&D Burger, Wonton Nachos and Pork Schnitzel. Our insider tip: they have an affordable lunch menu!
3. Nikkei – Legaspi Village
Last month’s #9
Nikkei is the first Peruvian-Japanese sushi bar in Manila headed by Argentinian Chef Christian Cejas. “Nikkei” is a term that describes Peruvian cuisine culturally inspired by the Japanese; it is the latest food trend in Europe. It’s for adventurous eaters who love to try new cuisines. It’s not for people looking for party-sized servings. We recommend the Salmon Belly Nigiri, Miso Kurobuta, Seared Tuna, Kobi Nigiri Sushi and Parmesan Scallops. Our insider tip: get their dessert for free when you submit a feedback to the restaurant using your Booky app!
2. Hops & Brews – Poblacion
Hops & Brews offers great drinks from morning ’til late at night. They offer specialty coffees based on single origin beans to power up your day to their classic cocktails to satisfy your thirst at the end of the day. It’s for international comfort food from all over the world in one convenient spot. It’s not for people looking for one specific cuisine. We recommend the Hainanese Fried Chicken and the Lamd Tajine. Our insider tip: For a unique coffee experience, try their Iced Cubee, homemade iced coffee made with coffee iced cubes mixed with lukewarm milk. Read more about Hops & Brews here.
1. Kko Kko – Paseo Center
Last month’s #1
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes
that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ. We recommend the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak. Our insider tip is the place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time. Fun Fact: Kko Kko was named after the sound that a chicken makes.
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