Keep your tummy happy in these restaurants in Makati.
It’s easy to get overwhelmed in Makati with all the choices… from the streets of Poblacion to the high rise buildings in Salcedo and Legazpi, you’re bound to find the perfect bar or restaurant with a little digging but you know what? No need for that cause we got you covered!
Also read: The Ultimate Guide to Restaurants in Makati
Scroll down and check out the top 10 most loved restaurants in Makati for the month, you can thank us later, focus first on where your cravings will take you!
10. Your Local – Legazpi Village
Last month’s #9
Your Local is a neighborhood 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.
We recommend their Feel Good Waffles, Salmon Otak Otak, Chili Crab Buns, and Beef Rendang Burger
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱100 off your bill!
9. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #4
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 are expecting other Japanese favourites like sushi or rice bowls.
We recommend 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.
8. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Salcedo Village
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery offers international fare and specialty breads and cakes – With a delectable brunch menu until 3pm featuring the best homemade pancakes, sandwiches, and coffee to start off your day. Add to that a diverse dinner menu 5pm onwards, including high quality steaks, homemade pastas, and an expansive wine, beer and cocktail selection.
It’s for those who are looking for for filling and dependable comfort food.
It’s not for those who are on a tight budget.
We recommend their Grilled Octopus Salad, Roated Bone Marrow, and Kimchi Fried Rice.
Insider tip: They also have a branch in Legazpi and you could enjoy up to ₱250 off your bill there as well!
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G/F V Corporate Center, 125 LP Leviste St, near Picasso Boutique, Salcedo Village, Makati
7. Kermit Manila – Poblacion
Kermit is mostly known for their resort and restaurant in Siargao which is why many were thrilled to hear of their opening in Manila. They serve Italian food that many swear by; their pizzas and cocktails are definitely must-tries.
It’s for people who enjoy freshly baked pizzas and especially those who’ve been craving for Kermit for quite a while, no need for a plane ride!
It’s not for those looking for a wide selection of seafood as Kermit is mainly an Italian restaurant and they do specialise in pizza.
We recommend the Cloud 9, Pizza Margherita, and Pan Seared Tuna.
6. Beni’s Falafel – Poblacion
Beni’s Falafel has been a Makati favourite for quite awhile; they’re best known for their healthy Middle Eastern dishes and most notable is their Falafel.
It’s for those looking for flavourful no-meat options (but they also have meat for those who are looking for dishes like kebabs)
It’s not for those looking for an intimate place to eat.
We recommend any order that includes their Falafel, it’s really a must to try it for yourself!
5. El Chupacabra – Poblacion
El Chupcabra serves Mexican favourites and specialises in authentic soft tacos, they even have a vegan menu!
It’s for those who are looking for authentic Mexican dishes.
It’s not for those looking for a fusion-type of cuisine.
We recommend their soft tacos, of course!
4. Hummus Elijah – Poblacion
Last month’s #7
Hummus Elijah is a late-night Middle-Eastern joint that offers different varieties of hummus, falafel sandwiches, and shakshuka. Hummus Elijah also has an array of Mediterranean herbs and spices for sale inside the restaurant.
It’s for those who love authentic Middle-Eastern cuisine and are looking to satisfy their late night craving.
It’s not for those looking for a fancy, reservation-only type restaurant.
We recommend the Hummus Elijah and Falafel Sandwich.
3. Cosmic – Poblacion
Last month’s #8
Cosmic is a cutting-edge bistro that offers full-fledged vegan comfort food. The concept was built out of the owners’ passion and need for more accessible, affordable, and delicious vegan and vegetarian dishes. Now, Cosmic has become a sanctuary for the health-conscious folks of Makati with their plant-based delights.
It’s for vegetarians who enjoy comfort food and people who want to try out a variety of famous food in their no-meat versions.
It’s not for people who are looking for actual meat.
We recommend the Vegan Kare-Kare, Vegan Lasagna, and “Sisig”.
2. Blackbird – Ayala Triangle Gardens
Last month’s #5
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.
We recommend their Prosciutto and Melon, Prawn Scotch Eggs, and Blackbird Wagyu Steak.
1. Rambla – Salcedo Village
Rambla by Chef Pepe Lopez, is a Spanish-Mediterranean restaurant that applies modern techniques to create their well-loved specialties like the Beef Tenderloin with Foie Gras, Egg Bomb, Octopus Carpaccio and their signature paellas and cochinillo.
It’s for those who enjoy a cozy sit-down meal and Spanish food.
It’s not for those looking for a hole-in-the-wall type of restaurant.
We recommend the Paella de Cochinillo.
Insider tip: Enjoy up to ₱200 off your bill!
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