Milk tea makes the list of Makati’s most loved!
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10. Your Local – Legaspi Village
Listed as one of the world’s best restaurants, Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro serving modern Southeast Asian dishes. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the restaurant has a hipster meets industrial vibe and serves all day brunch together with their standard menu. It’s for yuppies in the area or intimate but casual date nights. It’s not for people looking for quick Asian takeouts. We recommend the Steak Rice, Lamb Rendang, Chorizo Sandwich and Torched Salmon Donburi . Our insider tip: Chef Nicco just opened a new concept restaurant that offers nasi lemak, roti prata, and more called AnyAny, Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall.
9. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #65
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.
8. Cupcakes by Sonja – Glorietta 2
One of the most loved gourmet brands, Cupcakes by Sonja goes above and beyond by serving up various delectable desserts. It’s perfect for dates, hangouts, and any dessert lover’s afternoon. It’s not for those who don’t have a sweet tooth (or anyone lactose intolerant). We recommend their renowned cupcakes like Red Velvet Vixen, Vanilla Bean, and Lemon Drop.
Insider tip: With Booky, you can get mix and match 2 Cupcakes for the price of one!
7. 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.
6. Ono Poke – Greenbelt 1
Ono (pronounced like “oh-no”) which means delicious, tasty or to crave in the Hawaiian language, is a restaurant that serves poke bowls with a modern twist by adding Japanese flavors to it with their seasonings like furikake and togarashi to name a few.
Insider tip: You can Buy 1 Get 1 Shoyu Tuna, Crazy Kani, and Spicy Tuna Crunch Mini Bowl at Ono Poke!
5. Toyo Eatery – Pasong Tamo
Last month’s #8
Black Sheep former head chef, Jordy Navarra, is back with another all-new Filipino eatery that will serve modern dishes featuring local ingredients, which has been his signature. It’s for the adventurous foodies up for a new experience in familiar cuisine. It’s not for anyone craving foreign food. We recommend, among their other special offerings, their Grilled belly and loin of bangus with Toyo Eatery Silog.
4. The Perfect Pint – Greenbelt 2
Last month’s #3
A go-to restaurant where you can get your fix of local craft beers and find food pairings, The Perfect Pint is perfect for huge groups ’cause of its extensive menu that has all-day breakfast dishes, bar chows, pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches. It’s for big groups who are looking for a place to bond over drinks and food. It’s not for those with a limited budget. We recommend the Cheesesteak Pizza, Heap of Fresh Bacon, Oyster Sea-Sig, and The Perfect Pint Sausage Platter.
3. Nikkei – Legaspi Village
Last month’s #6
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!
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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