Who knew Salcedo Village was such a multi-cultural food hub?
After much research, we’ve finally finished our list of diners, eateries and specialty restaurants in Salcedo Village, Makati that probably only neighboring locals have ever heard of. This list unleashes some of their secret go-to restaurants that may seem shady to first timers, but actually serve some of the best and most authentic dishes in the market.
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Pablo – Leviste St.
Pablo is a bistro bar offering a multi-cultural assortment of dishes inspired by classic European Bistro cuisine. It is casual but maintains an upscale vibe for its prime customers, which are the traveler residents of the Picasso Boutique, in which it is located. Like the boutique, it is also named after the Spanish legendary artist. Restaurateur David Collado partnered with Marivic Diaz-Lim of Apartment 1B and Kitchen 1B to create their menu.
Smith Butcher & Grill Room – HV dela Costa St.
Smith is the first butcher and grill room in the Philippines that offers a premium selection of meats from five continents–USDA Prime Black Angus for North America, Argentinian beef for South America, Irish sirloin and French Charolais filet mignon for Europe, bone-in chops for Australia, and Japanese Matsusaka for Asia. Smith, which loosely means craftsman, is dedicated to the craft of the butcher aging steaks to customer’s desire.
Sultan Mediterranean Grill – San Agustin St.
Sultan is a Mediterranean restaurant specializing in kababs, biryani, shawarma, and other Middle Eastern specialties. It is inspired by the powerful sultans of the Ottoman Empire and is translated onto their hefty dishes. Old-time customers will be surprised to see their new interiors.
DiCofi – San Agustin St.
DiCofi is a small cafe serving only a limited number of Vietnamese specialties including the popular Banh Mi, Vietnamese pizza, and sticky rice. It also serves rice toppings, coffee and fruit shakes–all at very affordable prices. It is personally run by the owners who are Vietnamese.
Savor Park Café – Leviste St.
Savor Park Café is a ground floor cafe at a commercial building serving dressed-up Filipino cuisine in a bright and casual high-ceiling unit. Think: bacon crisps, chicken skin peking buns, and Neptune’s platter, which is beer-battered salmon, shrimp and squid. Aside from main entrees, it is also a nice quiet nook for an afternoon coffee and dessert.
Mendokoro Ramenba – Leviste St.
Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater modern ramen house from the people behind Ramen Yushoken and is being hailed as Yushoken 2.0. Its opening allowed Yushoken fans in Manila to enjoy their ramen bowls without having to travel to the South. Good news, Mendokoro Ramenba is now open from 11am to 11pm straight to serve as many of us as they can.
Grub Shack Express Grill – Valero St.
Grub Shack is a casual fast food diner serving all-day breakfast, affordable pasta, pizza and a trusty list of their signature grubs, which include honey lemon chicken wings, garlic spiced pork belly, beef tenderloin salpicao and lemon garlic shrimp meals.
ChopStop – Valero St.
ChopStop is an American fastfood diner specializing in cereal-breaded pork and chicken chops served with their crowd-pleasing barbecue, gravy, chili or tonkotsu sauce. It is a fun, quick stop diner concept from the group behind Adobo Connection. They also serve chugs to go with their chows. Enjoy cheap beer and all-day unlimited margarita.
Claudette’s – Valero St.
Claudette’s is a beautiful cafe hidden in Easton Place serving affordable meals together its signature cakes and desserts. It is most popular for its moist and fudgy Cloud 9 cake that’s just the right amount of sweet. It’s also very affordable unlike so many other cake shops today. Other items you should try are the Beef Stroganoff and the Dolly Sin cake.
No reservations accepted
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G/F Easton Place, 118 Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati
+63 2 843-3965
La Creperie – V Corporate Center
La Creperie is a proudly local French-inspired cafe specializing in French crepes, galettes and their signature Angelina hot chocolate. A selection of home-style French food and heirloom recipes, as well as all-day Filipino breakfast are also served. La Creperie is founded by best friends Cheese Ledesma-Ong and Christine Laman, the same duo behind the Big Chill chain of juice bars.
The Flying Pan – Valero St.
The Flying Pan is an all-day breakfast spot and comfort food specialist. It offers an extensive list of comforting meals including pizza, pasta, steaks and burgers, some of which are familiar to sister company Franco’s. It is the third concept restaurant from husband and wife Ramon and Monique Eugenio, the same couple behind Myron’s and Franco’s. The name and concept seem to be inspired by a breakfast cafe of the same name based in HK.
Tsumura Sushi Bar & Restaurant – Sedena St.
Japanese Chef Tsumura leads the kitchen and sushi counter at Tsumura, a hidden gem well known for its beautiful and fresh sushi platters and other Japanese specialties. Like any true Japanese, Tsumura gives as much importance to the liquor it offers to pair with their food. If you love sushi, here are 24 amazing sushi places to visit.
Warung Indo Cuisine – Leviste St.
Warung Indo is another Makati hidden gem serving authentic Indonesian-Chinese cuisine 24/6 except Sundays. Like any other specialty cuisine restaurants, the best way to judge its authenticity is if a lot of their own locals patronize it, which is the case for Warung Indo. Indonesian cuisine is one of the most exciting, colorful and flavorful cuisines in the world, no one should miss their spicy Seafood Fried Kwie Tiaw, their satay skewers and curry dishes.
Makati is such a big city with too many neighborhoods to cramp everything in just one list. So don’t panic if you don’t see some of your personal favorites here. But we, as foodies, always welcome new discoveries with open arms so please do share them in the comments section below for our readers to see.
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