Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Metro Manila for September 2017

A Korean favorite is back to take #1!

Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Metro Manila, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.

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. Kazunori – Makati

1088 Favorites
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The people behind Yushoken Ramen and Mendokoro Ramenba bring you Kazunori, a sushi bar/cafe/restaurant that offers hand-rolled sushi, fresh and quality dishes like omurice, katsudon, and more. It’s for people who are obsessed with Japanese food. It’s not for people who are on the go/in a hurry. We recommend the Otoro roll, Unagi don, Uni Cream Pasta and Karai Niku Soba. Our insider tip is to have your meal in the bar area and be fascinated with the chefs making different kinds of beautiful sushi.

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2301 Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati

9. Nikkei – Makati

1095 Favorites
Returning entry

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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 is get their good-for-sharing Tres Leches dessert for free when you submit feedback to the restaurant using your Booky app!

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Frabelle Business Center, Unit GO3, 111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 880-0231

8. BITE (Buffet In Time Esplanade) – Manila

1177 Favorites
Last month’s #3

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BITE (Buffet in Time Espalanade) is the first to offer a time-based buffet experience in the Philippines. A unique concept that allows you to pay for the time you spend in the buffet rather than paying for a flat rate, and with over 35 dishes to choose from (and a lot of desserts) it’s a sure sulit treat! It’s for groups looking for a sweet buffet deal. It’s not for people looking a quick meal. We recommend their Grilled Pork Chops with White Sauce (very addicting). Our insider tip is to try their Unli-time option for just ₱368/head! Read our full feature!

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2/F JT Centrale, 1686 V. Fugoso cor Felix Huerta, Sta. Cruz, Manila
(02) 252-2633

7. Vanderlust Bistro + Patisserie – Tomas Morato

1204 Favorites
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Vanderlust is a hidden restaurant serving up unique European pastries and dishes inspired from the owners’ travels in Europe. It’s for cafe lovers who want to explore unique new flavors of classic pastas, dessert, and more. It’s not for those who want a fine dining experience. We recommend you try their Schneeballen, Cacio E Pepe Mushroom Truffle, and Pollo al Funghi sul Riso. Our insider tip: WiFi and sockets are available! Read more here.

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100 Sct De Guia cor Tomas Morato, Sacred Heart, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 954-0401

6. Hamaru Yakitori & Sushi – Quezon City

1210 Favorites
Last month’s #2

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Hamaru is a new, hidden Japanese restaurant in Quezon City. Staying true to its name which means “go crazy over”, Hamaru is seriously crazy to surprise you with its modern izakaya menu consisting of sushi, yakitori, sashimi, unique cocktails and more. It’s for people looking for good Japanese food a night of good drinking. It’s not for people looking for a light meal. We recommend Niño’s Chicken Poppers, Oyster Motoyaki, and their Hamaru Soft Shell Crab Roll. Our insider tip is to try their 8-course degustation menu available every day that comes with desserts and even a 5-sake flight! Read our full feature here.

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The Food Hive Food Park, #80 Visayas Ave, Vasra, Quezon City
(0917) 105-5832

5. Grape Escape PH – Maginhawa

1296 Favorites
Last month’s #6

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Grape Escape is a wine lounge and kitchen and is the first of its kind in Maginhawa. They first made its appearance a year ago in the food park, StrEAT: Maginhawa. The owners wanted a more permanent place for people to socialize and enjoy wine so they opened this full-fledged restaurant in March 1. It’s a place for catching up with family and friends since there’s no wifi in the restaurant. It’s not for people who are on a strict diet. We recommend their salpicao, pork chop, polpette and blueberry tiramisu. Our insider tip: The restaurant serves unlimited wine! Read our full feature here.

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99 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
(02) 405-2546

4. The Lost Bread – SM Megamall

1349 Favorites
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The Lost Bread is a container shop that specializes in over-the-top milkshakes, while The Lost Bread HQ offers a more well-rounded menu that includes all-day modern Pinoy brunch menu, specialty French toasts, unique desserts, blue soft serve ice cream and a new collection of overshakes. It’s for the locals and students living, studying or working in the UP Village area. It’s not for party groups as it may be difficult to look for seats. We recommend the Fried Mashed Potato Balls, Sinigang Beef Sukiyaki and Beef Tapa with Coffee Rice. For desserts, try their Blue Soft Serve, limited Matcha Flan and milkshakes. Here’s a fun fact: You can get 2 Sub-Zero Soft Serve Cup for the price of one with BookyRead more here.

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4/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
(02) 721-7521

3. Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa

1571 Favorites
Last month’s #8

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Soru Izakaya is a modern Japanese restaurant offering innovative takes on cuisine classics. The culinary style is referred to as the “new Nippon” which translates to new Japanese. It’s for Japanese food enthusiasts craving a different approach to their favorite dishes. It’s not for loyalists to traditional Japanese cooking. We recommend their Nori Tempura, Oh Umi Maki, Matcha Cheesecake, and their Wasabi Cocktail. Our insider tip: Their rainbow art work is actually mayonnaise, so don’t forget to dip your maki! Read our full feature here.

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140 Maginhawa St., Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 704-0515

2. RB CTY / Rib City – Maginhawa

1673 Favorites
Last month’s # 4

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RB CTY / Rib City is a fun and interactive restaurant specializing in ribs, but they also offer dishes like pasta, salads, soup and other mains. In line with their restaurant concept, they encourage guests to play and build legos while waiting for orders. It’s for barkada nights out or Saturday playdates with the kids. It’s not for people who are looking for a quiet place to work in. We recommend the Big City with CTY rice or the Twin Tower. Our insider tip is that they are offering an Unlimited Promo that includes ribs, chicken, sides, churros and drinks for only P399/head from 2-6PM.

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63 Maginhawa st., UP Village, Quezon City
(0917) 871-4681

1. Kko Kko – Market! Market!

2132 Favorites
Last month’s #7

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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. Read our full feature here.

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G/F Market! Market!, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 845-3788

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