A weekly summary of all the hottest new restaurants that recently opened featuring an airplane-themed cafe, a grab-and-go Japanese food hall, popular Wagyu Japanese Beef has a spin-off branch, and more. Scroll down further to see the latest buzz on what’s opening soon.


Plane Bistro – Espana Blvd.

Plane Bistro is an air travel-themed restaurant offering the experience of dining “inside” an airplane, with plane seats and windows to boot. Even more exciting is being served by uniformed flight staff. 

Plane Bistro
Photo from @ronielaenriquez

Reservations are accepted
1920 Espana Blvd. cor. Kundiman St., Sampaloc, Manila

No Reservations – Kapitolyo

Kapitolyo’s newest hidden gem, No Reservations, serves modern Asian fusion comfort food. Signature dishes include their Seoul-style wings & waffle, baby back ribs, house sushi roll.

No Reservations
Photo from @jamesalba

No reservations accepted
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2/F 16 United St., Kapitolyo, Pasig
+63 917 605-5365

Go Bento – The Fort

Go Bento is the first modern Japanese grab-and-go food hall. It offers customers the experience of building their own bento meals (tonkatsu, tempura, etc). Other menu items include sushi, sashimi, salads, soup, bottled juices and cheap beer.

Go Bento
Photo from @ninadeleon

No reservations accepted
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9th Street cor. High Street, Fort Bonifacio,Taguig
+63 2 656-6790

Coco Ichibanya Curry – Greenhills

Coco Ichibanya is Japan’s #1 curry house and food chain. Customize your own curry plates from the amount of rice to the spiciness of the curry and even the number of toppings. This is its 3rd branch in the metro. 

Coco Ichibanya Curry
Photo from @aliciasy

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Unit PB 105, Connecticut Carpark Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan

Hide Yamamoto – City of Dreams Manila

Named after acclaimed chef Hide Yamamoto, the restaurant features 3 unique Japanese fine dining experiences: sushi, teppanyaki and robatayaki. This is its 4th international branch following Singapore, Jakarta and Seoul. FACT: In the photo are $2200+ appetizer plates consisting of fresh uni, caviar and edible gold.

City of Dreams Manila
Photo from @norbertjune

Reservations are recommended
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UG/F City of Dreams Manila, Aseana Ave., Parañaque
+63 2 519-0046

Sprout – Greenbelt 3

Sprout offers fresh and healthy packed meals, sandwiches and snacks for people on-the-go. It also offers self-concocted healthy juices and other beverages from local suppliers. This is its 2nd branch in the metro.

Sprout PH
Photo from @sproutph

No reservations accepted
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3/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St,Ayala Center, Makati

Buta+Wagyu – SM Aura

Buta+Wagyu, a spin-off of Makati’s Wagyu Japanese Beef, serves only A5 quality wagyu beef (levels 9-12) flown fresh from Japan, and homegrown organic okra-fed pork. Buta means pork, while Wa-gyu means Japanese cow.

Photo from @kbh__kbh

Reservations acre accepted
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5/F SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 949-7547

Tori Box – Fairview

Tori Box is a student-friendly diner specializing in Japanese chicken cutlets prepared in different cooking styles. Rice meals, noodles and burger meals are available for dine in and takeout. 

TOri Box
Photo from @toriboxph

No reservations accepted
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G/F Pacific Park Residences, Regalado Ave. near FEU-NMRF Medical School, Fairview, QC

The Green Olive Cafe – Tagaytay

The Green Olive Cafe is the first dedicated board game cafe set in a homey space in Tagaytay. It offers all-day breakfast, steak, sandwiches and other comfort food. 

The Green Olive Cafe
Photo from @thegreenolivecafe

No reservations accepted
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San Francisco St., Sta Rosa Road, Tagaytay
+63 917 850-4273

Rita’s Italian Ice – Alabang Town Center

Rita’s is the largest Italian ice concept in the world with over 600 stores in the US alone. It offers a variety of iced treats including its most famous flavored Italian ice (made with real fruits) topped with a swirl of thick creamy custard. This is its 3rd branch in the metro. 

Rita's Italian Ice
Photo from @karenbanoffee

No reservations accepted
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Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Crispy Corner – Shaw Center Mall

Crispy Corner is a fast casual restaurant serving burgers, Asian fusion a la carte dishes and affordable Pinoy meals that come with unlimited rice and iced tea. Bestsellers include the Bagnet Kare-Kare and Crispy Tadyang.

Crispy Corner
Photo from @crispycornerph

No reservations accepted
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Shaw Center Mall, 360 Shaw Boulevard, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong
+63 2 941-0293

Southern Dairy: Homemade Gelato + Kitchen – BF Homes

Southern Dairy is an ice cream parlour serving small-batch homemade gelato. Soft opening favorites include the Mango & Graham Chunks, Chocolate Oreos and its signature Butter Cake Cream Cheese. It also serves some light meals, sundaes, floats, cakes, cookies and milkshakes.

Southern Dairy
Photo from @iankingrojas

No reservations accepted
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44-C Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
+63 2 503-4809

Kuaizi Chinese Restaurant – Maginhawa

Kuaizi, meaning chopsticks, is a Chinese restaurant offering claypot, noodles, rice toppings and dimsum.

Kuaizi Chinese Restaurant
Photo from @theagilb

Reservations are accepted
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2/F #108 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village, Quezon City
+63 906 509-8129

Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream – Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Joseph’s Craft Ice Cream is a local ice cream stand serving liquid nitrogen-blasted flavored cream. It currently offers a limited selection of classic and premium flavors including their signature Bacon Crisps and Mango Basil flavors.

Joseph's Craft Ice Cream
Photo from @cheffymitchyu

No reservations accepted
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Shangri-la Plaza Mall,Ortigas,Mandaluyong



Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory – UP Town Center

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is a world renowned premier chocolatier and confectionery house from Colorado, USA offering premium chocolates, classic caramel apples and other sweet treats. This is their first store in Southeast Asia and will be serving coffee and other specialty beverages as well. 

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Photo from @carradinelambert

Casa Verde – SM Megamall

Casa Verde, one of Cebu’s most popular dining destinations, is a family-style American restaurant serving their signature value-for-money Brian’s ribs, Mighty Ton burger and tall shakes. This will be its 2nd branch in Manila.

Casa Verde
Photo from @bastigolez

Nanbantei of Tokyo – Alabang

Nanbantei of Tokyo specializes in yakitori or grilled skewered meat. It offers an extensive list of items on sticks from meat to seafood to vegetables, but its bestsellers are the beef yakiniku, chicken wings, salmon balls and more. This will be its 3rd branch in the metro.

Nanbantei of Tokyo
Photo from @nanbantei_ph

Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie – Greenhills

Tuan Tuan, meaning ‘to put together’, puts together the best of HK comfort food in a french brasserie setting. Specialties include the snow buns, curry dishes and laksa noodles. It is a homegrown concept from the Lugang group. 

Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie
Photo from @hungrybuddy


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