Spanish is back in style
Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in San Juan, based on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.
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10. Manam – Greenhills
Last month’s #7
Home of the best Sisig in Manila, Manam specializes in serving up comfort Filipino food in classics and twists. It’s for eating in groups. Order portions available in small, medium, and large servings. It’s not for impatient people; with Manam’s popularity you can expect long lines outside their doors especially at lunch and dinner time. We recommend their signature House Crispy Sisig and the original Sinigang na Beef Short Rib and Watermelon. Insider Tip: The GH branch is now open for breakfast from 7am-10am!
9. Fukujin Izakaya – Little Baguio
Last month’s #8
Expect the unexpected at Fukujin Izakaya. This modern Japanese restaurant is constantly reinventing dishes, pushing boundaries, and developing new menu items on a regular basis. It’s for people who like to be surprised by progressive cuisine. It’s not for people looking for an authentic taste of Japan. We recommend the Land and Sea Maki, Umami Chicken Soba, and Nori Ice Cream.
8. ¡Más! Unlimited Tapas and Cocktail Bar – Missouri St
Más is one of the few Spanish concepts in Greenhills and the only one to offer unlimited tapas for just ₱550! If the unlimited rounds of tapas don’t fill you up, you can always order a 300 gram Rib Eye Steak à la carte. Insider Tip: For a better deal, order the cocktails as an add-on to your unli-tapas. Add ₱350 to your Mas Experience to enjoy free-flowing G&Ts and sangrias with your food!
7. Ooma – Greenhills
Last month’s 6
Ooma is a modern Japanese restaurant by the Moment Group and young acclaimed chef Bruce Ricketts, the same partnership that brought us Mecha Uma. Ooma, a wordplay on Uma meaning ‘good’, promises bold Japanese flavors at affordable prices. It’s for heavy rice eaters, rice is unlimited. It’s not for people looking for ramen. We recommend the Soft Shell Crab Taco-Maki, Hangar Steak and Uni Udon. Our insider tip is that at Ooma, you get to ‘brush’ (not dip) soy sauce on your sushi.
6. Cafe Sanso – Little Baguio
Café Sanso is named after the internationally acclaimed artist, master painter and printmaker, Juvenal Sansó. The restaurant serves international dishes like pizza, pasta and steaks, as well as traditional Spanish dishes including paella, callos, croquetas, and jamon. It’s for people who love art as much as they love food, the cafe is right next to the Sanso Museum! We recommend trying the Churrasco Pork Belly and for dessert, the Churro Ice Cream Cup Sampler. Read the full feature here
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32 V Cruz St. Little Baguio, San Juan
5. Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining – Connecticut St
From the group that brought you Lugang Café, Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, and The Dessert Kitchen, comes XIÙ, a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Cantonese dishes. It’s for people who enjoy the experience of eating Chinese food in a luxury setting. It’s not for those looking for a casual, hole-in-the-wall. We recommend best-sellers such as their Stewed US Beef Short Ribs, Baked Black Ink Rice, Stuffed Sea Conch and of course, the Baked Lobster with Cheese. Read our full feature here.
4. Flossom Kitchen + Cafe – Sta. Lucia
Last month’s #1
Flossom Kitchen and Cafe offers all-day breakfast, Filipino breakfast dishes, as well as salads, pastries and coffee. They’ll soon be offering charcuterie boards and wines on their menu, so keep that in mind for your next date night! It’s for people on the hunt for an Instagrammable chill out spot. It’s not for men with fragile masculinity. We recommend their best-sellers: Pan-Grilled Salmon, Truffle & Egg Croissant, and Molten Lava Burger. Our insider tip: This is the ideal place to spoil your girlfriends! The cafe is housed in the same place as Benibana Beauty Hub – a beauty salon that specializes in hair, nails, and facials.
3. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Wilson
Last month’s #2
Wildflour Café + Bakery offers international fare and specialty pastries, famous for being the first purveyor of the wildly popular cronuts in Manila. It’s for people who enjoy breakfast, brunch or lunch in a place that always reminds you of Sunday mornings. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals for their weekday lunch break. We recommend their grilled cheese salad and soup combo, mushroom salad, pulled pork sliders and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Don’t forget their über moist to-die-for chocolate cake for dessert! Our insider tip is to get pastries at 50% off after 7pm.
2. FETA Mediterranean – Annapolis
Last month’s #3
FETA serves Mediterranean cuisine by Chef Beyto Koc. It’s not uncommon to see Lebanese, Iranian, or other groups of Middle Eastern ethnicities dining here – a tell-tale sign of its authenticity! It’s for people who like mouthwatering dishes that make use of bold and exotic spices. It’s not for solo diners with small appetites – the servings are generous and good for sharing! We recommend their Kebap on a Stick, their Beef Pide, and their Lamb Shank. Our insider tip: Order the Platter of Mezedes to enjoy a sample of their best appetizers: eggplant salad, hummus, ezme, tzatiki, ghanoush, and keftedes.
1. Dohtonbori – Greenhills
Last month’s #5
All the way from Tokyo, Dohtonbori is Japan’s #1 okonomiyaki restaurant chain that offers the first cook-your-own okonomiyaki experience in Manila. This is its first branch in the Philippines. It’s for foodies who enjoy DIY meals, but don’t worry as the servers can also cook for you. It’s not for people who prefer American-style pancakes. We recommend the Deluxe Okonomiyaki, Four-Cheese and Dohtonbori pizzas, and their premium yakiniku. Our insider tip: From October 6 until October 31, they’ll be serving UNLIMITED DRAFT BEER for only 399!
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