A gastronomic feast for the senses.
Degustation is the careful preparation and appreciation of food. Restaurants do this through a multi-course meal served in small meticulously prepared portions, it’s for those who want to have a richer dining experience with each course filled with visual detail and refined flavor.
For this list, we present the best restaurants in Metro Manila and beyond for the best tasting experience. You can save them all on your ‘MUST-TRY‘ list on the Booky app to never miss any of these restaurants.
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Foo’d by Davide Oldani – Shangri-la Hotel
FOO’D (pronounced food-dough) by Michelin-starred chef Davide Oldani is the first to offer a much more affordable fine dining experience starting with a three-course meal at only ₱1,500.
Menu: 3-course, 4-course, or 5-course tasting menu Price: ₱1,500, ₱2,250, ₱2,700 with upgradable options
Insider tip: Get up to ₱100 off on your bill with Booky!
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge – Loyola Heights
Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, headed by Chef Niño Laus, serves up his take on modern Asian and European dishes with 100 of the world’s great wines. They have an assortment of degustation courses (including an exclusively vegetarian tasting menu), so make sure to check out their options. Don’t forget to bring your own lock to hang on their romantic love locks wall.
Menu: 6-course set starts at ₱1,250/person
Insider tip: Get up to ₱200 off on your bill with Booky!
Mecha Uma – Fort Bonifacio
Mecha Uma, meaning ‘absurdly delicious’, offers a more fine dining and out-of-the-box experience with it’s 10-course omakase personally prepared and served by Chef Bruce Ricketts. Also featured in: Reservation-Only Restaurants
Menu: 10-course omakase Price: ₱3,600 per person
Toyo Eatery – Chino Roces
Toyo Eatery is a Filipino Eatery that takes the essence of Philippine flavors, traditions, and techniques and creates a gastronomic experience that is epitomized by originality, flavor, and finesse. With something for everybody, Toyo offers a full six-course tasting menu, a short three-course menu, and à la carte options!
Menu & Price: 7-course tasting menu (₱2,900/person), 4-course set menu (₱1,000/person)
Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar – Alabang
Caviar is a French fine-dining restaurant that provides a serene and intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink fine wine, and enjoy great tasting food.
Menu: 5-course Dinner (₱2,200/person), 5-course Vegetarian menu (₱1,800)
Nobu – City of Dreams
Nobu by Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is a fine-dining restaurant that blends traditional Japanese flavors with Peruvian and Californian tastes. Located at City of Dreams, the restaurant’s sleek design and cozy cabana-style section are perfect for special events or gatherings.
Menu & Price: Nobu Signatures (₱4,580), Seasonal Specials (₱5,600)
Sala Restaurant – Legazpi Village
Last year, Sala celebrated its 20th year with a revamped dining room. The new contemporary interiors set the stage for Scottish chef Colin Mackay’s simple yet perfectly executed European fare. His other ventures, People’s Palace and Blackbird at the Nielsen Tower, are equally excellent options for a romantic dinner.
Menu: Festive Tasting Menu (₱3,400 per person)
12/10 – San Antonio Village
12/10 is a Japanese izakaya-inspired restaurant owned by Thea de Rivera and Gab Bustos of The Girl + The Bull. More experimental in their approach to Japanese cuisine, 12/10 elevates their dishes by fusing unique flavor profiles that marry harmoniously. 12/10 offers a DIY tasting menu with courses ranging from ₱180 to ₱1,250.
Beso Beso reimagines a gastronomic narrative of the uniquely eclectic culture and heritage of the Philippines within the context of a fine Filipino – European restaurant. Their tasting menu attests to this, serving creations such as their peculiar Dirty Ice Cream dish made with foie gras, Baguio strawberries, and a chia seed cone.
Menu: Tasting Menu starts at ₱1,200/person
Metiz – Chino Roces
A modern Filipino restaurant by Filipino-French chef Stephan Duhesme, Metiz serves one 5-course prix-fixe (or fixed price) menu using local ingredients. The flavor profile of most of their dishes is vinegar-based, seeing as they treasure fermented foods on their menu. Even though their menu changes regularly, they accommodate dietary restrictions, too!
Menu: 5-course prix-fixe menu (₱1,500+/person)
Hapag Private Dining – Katipunan
Nestled in the Katipunan area, Hapag Private Dining is known for their 8-course tasting menu serving unique and contemporary Filipino dishes such as their Laing Stones and Banana Heart Granola dishes. Compared to other tasting menus, Hapag gives you a wide array of entree options that you can choose from.
Menu: 8-course tasting menu (₱2,500/person), +₱800 for beverage pairing
Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo
Located on the upper floor of renowned artist, Benji Reyes’s home, Tahanan Bistro is one of the best dining experiences in Antipolo. It is family-run and operates to provide guests a warm second home. Helmed by Chef Kevin and Keesha Reyes, this restaurant serves organic and locally-sourced Filipino dishes. Fun fact: Their five-course sets change every 3 months.
Menu: All five-course sets are priced at ₱1,350/head
Insider tip: Get up to ₱500 off on your bill with Booky!
Bale Dutung – Pampanga
Bale Dutung (meaning ‘house of wood’), by the famous Chef Claude Tayag and wife, Mary Ann, offers a unique four-hour, 10-course degustation dining experience with 3 standard menus to choose from: Kapampangan Spread, Lechon 5 Ways and the Anthony Bourdain menu.
Menu: 3 kinds of 10-course menu (Anthony Bourdain, Lechon, and Kapampangan) Price: ₱1,850 per person
Mama’s Table – Baguio
Mama’s Table is a private, fine dining experience in Vicky Clemente’s secluded glass garden home. She serves a French-inspired 8-course meal (appetizer, soup, intermezzo #1 and #2, seafood course, meat course, digestive, dessert), there is no menu so be ready to be surprised. Mama’s Table only accepts one group at a time, with a minimum of 6 persons.
Insider tip: Arrive before sunset to get a view of Vicky’s beautiful garden and the sunset viewing deck.
Strictly by reservations only
Check them out here
888-A Ambuklao Rd, Baguio City
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