From brunch till dinner, you’ve got options!
Check out this month’s top 10 most loved and best restaurants in Makati!
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10. Kko Kko – Paseo Center
Last month’s #8
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea.
It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ.
Recommended dishes: the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak.
Our insider tip: The place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time with Booky to also get up to ₱100 off your bill.
9. Single Origin – Greenbelt 3
Last month’s #10
Single Origin is a popular hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. It features a hefty all-day breakfast menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinks.
It’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to late night. It’s not for diners who want alone time as tables are meant to be shared here.
Recommended dishes: the Single Origin Burger, Surf n Turf Beer Dough Pizza, S.O. French Toast. For drinks, don’t forget to try their Valrhona Mocha Latte, Orange-infused Cappuccino, and Bacon-infused Bloody Mary.
Insider tip: You can get up to ₱300 off your bill with Booky!
8. Your Local – Legazpi Village
Last month’s #9
Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro serving South East Asian dishes with a twist. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the unassuming yet inventive restaurant has a hipster-meets-industrial vibe, serving all day brunch together with their ingenious menu.
It’s for people who want to experiment in Pan-Asian cuisine. It’s not for those with a limited budget.
Recommended dishes: Chili Crab Buns, Beef Rendang Burger, and Torched Salmon Donburi.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱100 off your bill.
7. Crying Tiger Street Kitchen – Poblacion
Crying Tiger is owned by the same geniuses behind two well-loved Latin American street concepts: El Chupacabra and Senor Pollo. This hole-in-the-wall joint is ideal for late night drinks and after-work dinners.
It’s for people who need a pre-game spot. It’s not for people who enjoy their peace and quiet while dining.
Recommended dishes: Kai Jeow Moo Sab (Thai Pork Omelette), Khao Pad Goong (Thai Fried Rice with Shrimp) and of course, Chicken Satay.
6. Ooma – various branches
Last month’s #2
Ooma (a wordplay on the word Uma, meaning “good”) is a modern Japanese restaurant that promises bold Japanese flavors at affordable prices. Known to little, it also serves unlimited rice, just call on the servers roaming around.
It’s for people who enjoy Japanese cuisine with a contemporary flair. It’s not for those looking for authentic Japanese cuisine and possibly, a short queue.
Recommended dishes: their Aburi Maki selections, Hanger Steak, and Buta Kakuni.
Our insider tip: They have 3 branches in Makati - Rockwell, Salcedo Village, and Greenbelt 3.
5. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #7
Arguably the best place to get ramen in Metro Manila, 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.
Recommended dishes: the Tantanmen, Shio Ramen, and Gyoza. Our insider tip: If you’re in a big group, be ready to be seated separately if you want to get seats faster.
4. Ganso-Shabuway – various branches
Last month’s #1
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. Plus, every order of single or sharing shabu-shabu set comes with unlimited rice, soup refills, and dipping sauces.
It’s for people who are looking for a healthier dining option. It’s not for those looking for unlimited pork and beef cuts.
Recommended dishes: 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.
Insider tip: Ganso Shabuway has 2 branches in Makati - Rockwell and Greenbelt 5. Also don't forget, get up to ₱500 off your bill with Booky!
3. Nikkei – Legaspi Village
Last month’s #3
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.
Recommended dishes: the Salmon Belly Nigiri, Miso Kurobuta, Seared Tuna, Kobi Nigiri Sushi and Parmesan Scallops.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get up to ₱500 off your bill.
2. Toyo Eatery – Pasong Tamo
Last month’s #4
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!
It’s for those who appreciate experiential dining as well as food with finesse . It’s not for those who want a hefty meal.
Recommended dishes: the Bahay Kubo salad (which consists of all the vegetables in the beloved folk song) and Mayura Wagyu Onglet.
1. Blackbird – Ayala Triangle Gardens
Located in the heart of Makati city, Blackbird is an upscale contemporary European and Asian restaurant boasting some of the most high-end interiors the Metro has to offer, and it is headed by none other than Chef Colin Mackay of Sala Bistro and People’s Palace.
It’s for people looking to celebrate a special occasion. It’s not for people who have last-minute dinner plans.
Recommended dishes: their Prosciutto and Melon, Prawn Scotch Eggs, and Blackbird Wagyu Steak.
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