New Restaurants in Manila (Oct 4-10, 2015): OGAWA, Poulet Manille, Ka Tunying’s Cafe and more!

A weekly summary of all the hottest new restaurants that recently opened featuring the newest Japanese restaurant that they’re calling “little Tokyo”, a new French chicken place in SM Aura, radio/TV host Anthony Taberna’s bakery cafe and more. Scroll down further to see the latest buzz on what’s opening soon.


OGAWA Traditional Japanese Restaurant -The Fort

Ogawa, headed by and named after Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa previously from Senju of EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, offers a unique and authentic Japanese dining experience through its interiors and quality dishes. A la carte teppanyaki, sushi, tempura, robatayaki, bento lunch sets and other Japanese fare are served. Read our full feature here.

Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant
Photo by @aileenkingang

Reservations are accepted
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2/F Fort Strip, The Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Ave cor 28th St,Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 886-4994

Maisen – SM North EDSA

Maisen, franchised by Bench group, is one of Japan’s finest tonkatsu restaurants. It offers various tonkatsu sets including its bestselling Kurobuta Tenderloin Katsu, served with their signature sweet and spicy Kurobuta sauce. This is its 3rd branch in the metro.

Maisen PH
Photo from @binky318

No reservations accepted
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G/F SM North EDSA, Quezon City
+63 917 252-2238

Torch – The Circuit Makati

Torch serves international fusion cuisine; their specialties include thin crisp pizzas, sizzling marbled Angus steaks and oven baked sushis. This is its 5th branch.

Torch Resto
Photo from @janzapanta

Reservations are accepted
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Circuit Lane Makati, Riverfront Drive, AP Reyes St., Carmona, Makati

Wasabi Warriors – Serendra / SM Megamall

Wasabi Warriors is an Australian sushi brand that serves fresh and high quality sushi for people on the go. This is its 2nd and 3rd branch in the metro. 

Wasabi Warriors
Photo from @franciepancy

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Serendra, 11th Ave., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 915 657-3986

Shi Lin – Greenbelt 3

Shi Lin is a casual Taiwanese restaurant that specializes in dumplings, buns and noodles. They are most famous for their steamed xiao long baos. 

Shi Lin
Photo from @_thejamesharold

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Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati

Vine Cafe by FNS – Pasig

Vine Cafe is a cozy and artsy book cafe that serves light meals, coffee and home-baked pastries desserts by Fat and Skinny Desserts. FNS is a desserts specialist that has been joining various bazaars around the metro.

Vine Cafe by FNS
Photo from @vinecafebyfns

No reservations accepted
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4-A P. Burgos St., San Jose, Pasig
+63 917 512-3767

Ka Tunying’s Cafe – Visayas Ave.

Ka Tunying’s is a bakery and all-day breakfast cafe that serves freshly baked breads and Filipino-inspired dishes, coffee selection and healthy juices. It is a venture by Ka Tunying himself, radio/TV host, Anthony Taberna and his family.

Ka Tunying's Cafe
Photo from @toffeelandia

No reservations accepted
88 Visayas Ave., Vasra, Quezon City
+63 2 366-1342

Poulet Manille – Closed

Poulet Manille is French restaurant specializing in healthy and organic free-range chickens available in classic, truffle, and Southwest BBQ flavors. It’s a concept from the people behind Smith Butcher & Grill and Lulu.

Poulet Manille
Photo from @andreatatad

No reservations accepted
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LG/F SM Aura, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
63 998 998-2017

Sisterfields – Tagaytay

Sisterfields is the newest farm-to-fork, pasture-to-plate and crop-to-cup concept from the Cravings Group. Founder Annie Guerrero aims to deliver quality dishes thru fresh ingredients which they grow themselves or source locally from suppliers within a short distance. 

Sisterfields Tagaytay
Photo from @olskj

No reservations accepted
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Summit Ridge Tagaytay, Km. 58, Gen. Aguinaldo, Maharlika West, Quezon City


The Halal Guys – Mega Fashion Hall

The Halal Guys is one of the most popular and iconic food carts in New York City. It serves halal-certified street food including their famous gyro and chicken rice platters and sandwiches, not to mention their equally famous signature red and white sauces. The Halal Guys Philippines is the brand’s first international franchise outside of the US. Read our full feature here.

The Halal Guys Philippines
Photo by @aileenkingang

The Shrimp Bucket – Greenhills / The Circuit Makati

The Shrimp Bucket is a casual seafood restaurant that specializes in bags-by-the-pound of shrimps, mussels or crabs and served with your choice of special sauce. 

The Shrimp Bucket
Photo from @akosiste

Pink Panda Southeast Asian Diner – The Circuit Makati

Pink Panda is a concept diner serving Southeast Asian cuisine with a modern twist from the Mothership F&B group (Hatch 22, Crisp on 28th, Sabao, etc.).

Pink Panda
Photo from @pinkpandamanila

Pound – The Fort

Pound, a spin-off of the burger section at Todd English Food Hall, will be all about indulging gourmet burgers and sliders. Supported by its local partners, Pound Philippines will be its world flagship store.


Pound Burgers
Photo from @lellybadelly

Peperoni Pizzeria – Uptown Place BGC

Peperoni Pizzeria is an all-day Italian diner from Singapore that will be serving their signature thin-crust, wood-fired pizza created with homemade dough and secret sauces, and other Italian comfort food. Pizzas are available in medium (9″), large (12″) and family (21″) sizes.

Peperoni Pizzeria
Photo from @sher_channie

RUB Ribs & BBQ – UP Town Center

RUB offers no frills American grub specializing in racks of ribs with the sidings of your choice. Other appetizers and entrees are served as well. This will be its 5th branch in the metro. 

RUB Ribs
Photo from @prinzsotto

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – Poblacion

Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is a modern street-style diner that serves DIY breakfast favorites 24/7. 

Kanto Freestyle Breafast
Photo from @shitsenstuffs

OnBoard Game + Gastropub – The Circuit Makati

OnBoard is a board game gastropub, the first gaming venue with a full operational kitchen that serves inspired comfort food and craft beers, paired with the fun experience of playing over 300 board game titles.

OnBoard Game + Gastropub
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