Makati makes us hungry!
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. Nikkei – Legaspi Village
Last month’s #10
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:get a dessert for free when you submit a feedback to the restaurant using your Booky app!
9. Gaja Korean Kitchen – Poblacion
Gaja Korean Kitchen offers a contemporary take on traditional South Korean recipes. It’s for any Korean-loving foodie wanting a modern taste of real recipes from the land itself. It’s not for anyone in search for an unli-KBBQ hub. We recommend their Samgyeopsal Kimbap, Itaewon Army Stew, and Ribimbap. Insider tip: Check out Odd Seoul, a modern Korean bar hiding just in Gaja Korean Kitchen.
8. Kenny Rogers Roasters – Glorietta 3
Last month’s #4
Kenny Rogers is a well-loved brand that is best known for their signature roasted chicken, muffins, and macaroni and cheese. It’s for those who want a casual American lunch or dinner. It’s not for those who want a twist on familiar dishes. We recommend their Honey Bourbon Ribs as well as their Rib and Chicken Platter. Our insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Chicken Quesadilla, Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Caesar Salad, or Kani & Mango Salad with Booky!
7. Gong Cha – Greenbelt 3
A Taiwanese drink shop franchise that first stole our hearts back in 2011, Gong Cha’s has over 170 outlets worldwide – including accessible outlets for Filipinos to get their milk tea fix. It’s for those who want options for their caffeine cravings. It’s not for big groups because their outlets are usually quaint. Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Gong Cha Milk Brown Sugar, Milk Alisan Tea, or Plain Mango Ice Smoothie with Booky!
6. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater ramen joint from the people behind popular Ramen Yushoken from Alabang; it is also called being tagged as Yushoken 2.0. It’s for people who don’t mind queuing a bit for a spot at the table. It’s not for people who want rice bowls and other Japanese favorites. We recommend the Tantanmen, Shio Ramen, and Super Chasu Bowl. Our insider tip is if you’re in a big group, be ready to be seated separately if you want to get seats faster.
5. Auntie Anne’s – Glorietta 4
Last month’s #5
Dubbed as “the world’s most loved pretzels,” Auntie Anne’s features all-time favorites such as their signature pretzels, pretzel nuggets, choco chip cream cheese stix, and more. It’s for carb lovers who like their pretzels savory and sweet! It’s not for people on adiet, it’s carb heavy! Insider tip: you can Buy 1 Get 1 Blueberry Cream Cheese Stix!
4. Single Origin – Greenbelt 3
Single Origin is the ultimate brunch hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. Featuring a hefty breakfast & lunch menu, dinner menu and beverage list you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for at Single Origin. It’s for hungry eaters that are on the hunt for full, indulgent meals. It’s not for those looking for Korean or Japanese flavors.
3. Pizza Warehouse – Glorietta
Last month’s #3
Pizza Warehouse is a casual restaurant in Glorietta serving up everything pizza. They offer other comfort food as well, including pasta, salads, roast chicken, and even corn dogs! It’s for anyone either just passing by for a bite or a fulmeal, in need of affordable pizza, baked rolls, lasagna, and calzone. It’s not for those wanting oven brick pizza. We recommend their solo slices of pizza (the more slices to try, the better) and their Cheeseburger Baked Roll. Insider tip: You can get 2 All Cheese Pizza Slices for the price of 1!
2. Ganso-Shabuway – Greenbelt 5
Last month’s #2
Ganso-Shabuway is an international franchise from California that offers Japanese style hot pot. They serve all-natural grass fed beef, fresh produce and other hot pot toppings. It’s for people who are looking for a healthier dining option. It’s not for sushi lovers. We recommend the Set B (for 2) with Spicy Miso broth, Wagyu beef set, and their Seafood Deluxe Set. We’ve been reading great reviews about their dipping sauces, so make sure to try those as well. Our insider tip is every order of single or sharing shabu-shabu set comes with unlimited rice, soup refills and dipping sauces.
1. The Lost Bread – Glorietta
Last month’s #1
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 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. Insider tip: You can get 2 orders of Brown Sugar Okinawa, Toffee Caramel Hokkaido, and Brewed Black Thai Tea for the price of one with Booky!
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