New Restaurants in Manila (Dec. 6-12, 2015): Din Tai Fung, Wagyu Beef BGC, Gastropark Kapitolyo Food Park, and more!


A weekly summary of all the hottest new restaurants that recently opened featuring Taiwan’s most popular xiao long bao makers, a premium Wagyu beef place, Kapitolyo’s first food park and more!

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Din Tai Fung – SM Megamall

Din Tai Fung is an internationally known dim sum restaurant and a 5-star Michelin awardee that serves Taiwan cuisine including its world famous classic and flavored xiao long baos. Other popular items on the menu include the pork chop rice, noodles and dim sum selections.

Din Tai Fung
Photo from @jesetiawan

No reservations accepted
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G/F SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong

Wagyu Beef BGC – Forbes Town Center

Wagyu Japanese Beef is a a Japanese restaurant serving only premium graded Wagyu beef cooked in different ways. It sources meat from the original hole-in-the-wall Wagyu Japanese Beef meat shop at the Sunvar Plaza in Makati.

Wagyu Japanese beef
Photo from @aileenkingang

Reservations are accepted
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Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Gastropark – Kapitolyo

Gastropark is Kapitolyo’s first food park, it houses 14 new and unique food stalls that are sure to satisfy everyone’s individual cravings. They are currently on soft opening. Read our full feature here.

Gastropark Kapitolyo Food Park
Photo from @aileenkingang

No reservations accepted
View all 14 vendors
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#12 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig

Cafe Laya – Taft Ave.

Cafe Laya is an all-Filipino artisan coffee shop and art gallery aimed at supporting local artists and products. It serves light meals, coffee and desserts and also holds creative workshops. 

Cafe Laya
Photo from @cafelaya

Reservations are accepted
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EGI Taft Tower, Taft Ave., Malate, Manila

Salad Stop! – Glorietta 2

Salad Stop! is a quick service salad bar concept franchised from Singapore which allows customers to choose from over 10 signature wraps or to customize using 35 ingredients and 18 homemade dressings. This is its 5th branch in the metro. 

Salad Stop!
Photo from @carabarcelona

No reservations accepted
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Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati

The Study Idea Space – Katipunan

The Study is dedicated to providing a comfortable space to meet, study, and learn, all while enjoying awesome comfort food by Chef Luigi Muhlach and coffee by the Barista Box. Tables and private cubicles are open for reservations.

The Study Idea Space
Photo from @muhlachluigi

Reservations are accepted
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2/F Regis Center, Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
+63 917 822-2437

Isla Una – City Golf Plaza

Isla Una is a contemporary Filipino restaurant and grill inspired by the warmth of Filipino hospitality. Traditional favorites such as lechon kawali, pinakbet, dinuguan and sisig are served, as well as fresh island seafood fare and more.

Isla Una
Photo from @leayosalinaaa

No reservations accepted
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City Golf Plaza, Julia Vargas Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig
+63 917 532-3507

Tori Ichi Yakitori & Bar – BGC

From Kyoto to Manila, Tori Ichi, literally “bird one”, is a Japanese yakitori restaurant specializing in grilled meats and parts on skewers. Unique to their menu is the currently raved about Bacon-wrapped Mochi (in photo). 

Tori Ichi Yakitori Bar
Photo from @franzorido

No reservations accepted
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Net Quad Bldg., 4th Ave. cor. 30th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Butcher’s Kitchen by Chef Carlo – Marikina

Butcher’s Kitchen is a steakhouse and grill offering specialty and no-shortcuts dishes by Chef Carlo Bayaban. Its signature dishes include the 11-spiced rub lamb chops served with their homemade chimichuri sauce, Angus steaks and Frozen Banana Ice Cream Pie. 

Butcher's Kitchen by Chef Carlo
Photo from @lusheelu

Reservations are accepted
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372 General Ordonez Ave. cor. F. Balagtas, Parang, Marikina
+63 923 848-9347

Garnish by TYK – D. Tuazon

Previously the Tiny Yellow Kitchen, Garnish by TYK offers a mix of comfort food including all-day breakfast and specialty desserts like their signature Triple Fromage Japanese Cheesecake . They even create custom cakes for any occasion. 

Garnish by TYK
Photo from @alexisdeocaris

Reservations are accepted
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62 D. Tuazon cor. P. Florentino, near Quezon Ave., Quezon City
+63 2 781-3070

Paper Moon Cafe – SM Aura

Paper Moon Cafe is home to the popular mille crepe cakes of Emy Wada, Tokyo’s Grand Dame of Specialty Cakes and founder of Lady M in NYC. These handmade, paper-thin, 20-layered crepe cakes are available in mini, medium and large sizes. 

Paper Moon Cafe
Photo from @mmdemesa

No reservations accepted
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3/F SM Aura Premier, 26th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Fat Daddy’s Smokehouse – Burgos Circle

Fat Daddy’s is a Southern American diner specializing in smoked and barbecued ribs, steaks, chops and other meats. It also serves other comfort dishes like the Mac & Cheese and Bacon & Smores Dip. 

Fat Daddy's Smokehouse
Photo from @fatdaddyssmokehouse

No reservations accepted
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Burgos Circle,Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Schmidt’s Gourmet Hotdogs – Greenhills

Schmidt’s serves gourmet hotdogs inspired by famous hotdog flavors around the world such as New York’s Coney Island Chili Dog, Japan’s Wagamama, as well as New Zealand’s Aucklander and more. 

Schmidt's Gourmet Hotdogs
Photo from @seanlee17

No reservations accepted
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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan

Watering Hole – Burgos Circle

Watering Hole is a bistro and bar serving all-day breakfast, Filipino and continental fusion dishes, as well as healthy options.

Watering Hole BGC
Photo from @thebaldbakerph

Reservations are accepted
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Forbes Town Center, Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 831-4692

Starr’s Famous Shakes – Greenhills

Inspired by the A&W milkshakes of the 80’s, Starr’s is a dessert parlour that serves creamy and thick milkshakes with dreamy flavors and toppings. It also serves some light snacks to pair with their drinks.

Starr's Famous MIlkshakes
Photo from @crisxcaluag

No reservations accepted
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8 Missouri St., North East, Greenhills, San Juan

 

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