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.
You’ll find all of these places on the Booky app, together with their restaurant details, menus and maps. They are searchable even without internet, by the way–one of Booky’s key features.
Nihonryori – Valero St.
A restaurant whose name was drawn from the highly-esteemed, thrice Michelin-starred restaurant in Tokyo, Nihonyori is a Japanese restaurant that’ll transport you to the Land of the Rising Sun through their Japanese mural and paper lantern filled interiors as well as their Japanese food fare prepared fresh daily.
Fun fact: Nihonyori boasts a sake bar, sushi bar, and smoking area.
Recommended dishes: Signature Chef Aries Roll (₱400), Kaki Furai (₱500/4 pcs), Kakiage Tempura (₱280), Kani Bacon Tempura (₱200), Seafood Chahan (₱150), Tantan Ramen (₱230), Tonkatsu (₱280)
Insider tip: You can get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Chao Shan Beef Taste – Two Central
Chao Shan Beef Taste is a Chinese restaurant that serves up and specializes in authentic Chinese Shabu-shabu where you can cook their slices of the freshest quality beef available alongside vegetables in a flavorful broth.
Fun fact: If you need some guidance, they can provide a comic guide you can follow.
Notable hotpot ingredients they offer: Beef Spareribs Stock (₱400), Beef Ball (₱350/10 pcs), Brisket Deckle (₱350), Trip (₱230), Winter Melon (₱160)
Koku – Valero St.
Koku is your not so typical Japanese restaurant serving up both traditional and modern Japanese dishes. They specialize in larger than life, out of the box makis and creatively thought out sushi pizzas.
Fun fact: Their menu was developed by Chef Bruce Ricketts, the one behind Mecha Uma, La Chinesca, and more.
Notable dishes they offer: Soft Shell Crab Salad (₱288), California Pizza (₱288), Uni Sashimi (₱278), Samurai Maki (₱498), Miso Ramen (₱348)
Takashi – Dela Costa St.
With their locations situated right in the heart of business districts, Takasi offers up no-frill, quick, and delicious Japanese food favorites for those who are craving for a bit of umami right in the middle of a workday.
Notable dishes they offer: Assorted Sashimi (₱390), Spider Maki - Soft Shell Crab (₱275), Chicken Skin Karaage (₱95), Katsu Don (₱215)
Warung Indo Cuisine – Leviste St.
Warung Indo is a hidden Makati gem that serves up authentic Indonesian-Chinese cuisine for the adventurous foodie 24/6.
Fun fact: There are a lot of locals who patronize their dishes which is one of the many indicators of their cuisine’s authenticity.
Recommended dishes: Noodle Soup with Chicken and Mushroom (₱180), Fried Cat Fish with Terasi and Rice (₱180), Traditional Indonesian Marinated Fried Chicken (₱180)
Sup? Chow – Valero St.
A restaurant with a no doubt, unique, and quirky name, Sup? Chow offers up Asian comfort food that are just as unique as its name.
Recommended dishes: Truffle Braised Beef (₱280), Mapo Tofu Wontons (₱250), Tan Tan Misua (₱250), Hot & Sour Laksa Soup (₱350)
Pablo – Leviste St.
A bistro bar offering a multi-cultural assortment of dishes inspired by classic European Bistro cuisine, Pablo Bistro is a restaurant with a casual atmosphere with a slightly upscale vibe of its prime customers – most of which are traveler residents from the Picasso Boutique.
Notable dishes they offer: Spicy Chorizo Bites (₱390), Seared Scallop Salad (₱340/half serving), Fire Grilled Octopus (₱610), "Gambas Al Ajillo" (₱590), Cochinillo Asado (₱4,500/half serving)
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G/F The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences, 119 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 8403-0626 | (0917) 812-3301
Smith Butcher & Grill Room – H.V. dela Costa St.
The first butcher and grill room in the Philippines, Smith Butcher & Grill 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 for Europe, bone-in chops for Australia, and Japanese Matsuka for Asia.
Insider tip: Get up to ₱300 off your bill!
Sultan Mediterranean Grill – San Agustin St.
Sultan is a Mediterranean restaurant offering kababs, biryani, shawarma, and other Middle Eastern specialties inspired by the powerful sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
Recommended dishes: Sultan's Baked Ziti (₱225), Sultan's Kebab Platter (₱595), Braised Lamb Shanks (₱575)
Rambla – Tordesillas cor Bautista St.
Now also serving up dishes from BCN and Las Flores, Rambla is a Spanish Mediterranean restaurant that’ll give you a taste of Barcelona through their interiors but more importantly through their flavorful and creatively plated dishes and tapas.
Notable dishes they offer: Gambas Al Ajillo & Shitake Mushrooms (₱695), Rambla's Mini Pizzas (₱375), Patatas Bravas (₱295), Paella Negra con Chipirones (₱790)
Insider tip: Get up to ₱200 off your bill!
Trufa Pasta Bar – Valero St.
A cozy and rustic Catalan-inspired bar, Trufa Pasta bar offers up Spanish and Filipino fusion dishes and specializes in pasta for those who love their full-flavored carbs.
Fun fact: They have a build your own pasta option.
Recommended dishes: Asiatica (₱230) and Croquetas De Chorizo (₱195)
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱100 off at their branch at Legaspi Village, Makati.
Apartment 1B – Sedeno St.
Apartment 1B is a restaurant conceptualized by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim serving up classic and gourmet comfort food with the best quality ingredients in homey, comfy interiors.
Recommended dishes: Spaghetti Vongole (₱490), Roasted Half Chicken (₱590), Baby Back Ribs (₱790)
Insider tip: Get 2 Cilantro Corn Fritters, 2 House Salad, 2 Verde Parmesan Soup, 2 Tomato Basil Soup, 2 Spaghetti Bolognese, and 2 Spicy Popcorn for less!
Top of the Citi by Chef Jessie – Citibank Tower
Literally sitting atop Citibank Tower Makati since 1996, Top of the Citi by Chef Jessi boasts of a view of the metro’s Central Business District from the 34th floor. Get the best of fancy and elegant international dishes prepared by no other than celebrity Chef Jessie C. Sincioco.
Notable dishes they offer: Escargot Bourguignonne (₱650), Classic Citi Salad (₱550), Bacon-Cheese Souffle (₱550 for the regular size)
Penthouse 8747 – Paseo de Roxas
A place heavily inspired by The Great Gatsby and has a spectacular view of the metro, Penthouse 8747 offers up international dishes that are best eaten for dinner or paired with alcoholic drinks.
Recommended dishes: Pulled Pork Bun (₱420) and Steak Salpicao (₱580)
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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