International franchises and homegrown gems!
THIS WEEK: Authentic Italian Restaurant, Crunchy Chocolate Chip Cookies from an International Brand, and a Café that Caters to both Art and Coffee!
July 18 to August 9, 2019
Update: Check out our new Buy 1 Get 1 (BOGO) deals this week!
Salvatore Cuomo Café – The Podium
Renowned Italian-Japanese Chef Salvatore Cuomo has made another mark in Manila’s dining scene with his eponymous café. Catered towards a younger crowd, the Salvatore Cuomo Café is a more laid-back establishment that serves a variety of appetizers, entrees, and pastas. As it goes with all of Cuomo’s restaurants, his handcrafted Neapolitan pizza is a must.
Abbiocco Alternative Filipino – Laging Handa
‘Abbiocco’ refers to the sleepy sensation you get after a satisfying meal—an appropriate name for the Filipino restaurant. As the ‘Alternative’ in its name also entails, Abbiocco strives to craft dishes with a twist such as their Seafood Kare-Kare sa Gata, Shrimp and Salted Egg Fried Rice, and their thrice-cooked Lechon Kawali.
Famous Amos – S Maison
Hailing from the city of Los Angeles, Famous Amos has made its way into the hungry hearts of Manila’s cookie lovers. Known for their crunchy, aromatic bite-sized chocolate chip cookies baked fresh on site, you’ll leave wanting more!
Prologue – Laging Handa
Prologue offers a smorgasbord of dishes that provide comfort and satisfaction. From their Buttermilk Chicken, Fried Polentas, and pasta plates, Prologue hits the spot for a great dining experience.
Arts and Beans – Kapitolyo
Arts and Beans is a sanctuary for both a relaxing ambience and the beauty of art. They aim to share the best quality of coffee made with premium blends of the best beans in the Philippines as well as showcase paintings made by talented artists around the country!
Insider tip: The paintings displayed in the café are also for sale!
Pinot – Bonifacio High Street
Unlike many fine dining restaurants that exude an intimidating air, Pinot possesses a warm and inviting atmosphere alongside its high-class dishes. To provide an array of food experimentation for its customers, Pinot offers a 2-Course, 3-Course, and 4-Course tasting menu.
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Shaburi & Kintan – Glorietta 2
Love meat but you’re tired of KBBQ? Then perhaps, Shaburi & Kintan will tickle your fancy. Shaburi & Kintan is a Japanese restaurant that offers all you can eat Japanese Shabu Shabu or Yakiniku.
Wrong Yakiniku – West Fairview
The ultimate go-to place for BBQ, at Wrong Yakiniku, you can enjoy eat-all-you-can Japanese and Korean BBQ Grill. Aside from those, they also offer hotpot, maki, and tempura.
Vensu Place, 2 Pontiac cor Camaro St., West Fairview, Quezon City
Musashi Maru – Glorietta 2
Musashi Maru is a restaurant that serves up a wide selection of Japanese food – deep-fried, with rice, sizzling, raw, and even with soup and noodles. So, whether it’s sunny or rainy, you’re sure to find a dish that’ll pair with the weather.
Roofdeck, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati
Menya Kokoro – Uptown Mall
Created by Japanese Chef Takuma Ishakawa in Tokyo Japan in 2013, Menya Kokoro serves a unique take on ramen by offering mazesoba, literally translated as “mixed noodle” – or soupless ramen.
Ben’s Cookies – The Podium
A bakery known best for offering cookies with chocolate chunks instead of chips, if you’ve got a sweet tooth, then you definitely have to try Ben’s Cookies.
Shari Shari Kakigori House – Serendra
Still sweating buckets despite the rainy weather? Shari Shari Kakigori House has got you covered with their kakigori – authentic Japanese shaved ice – with different flavors ranging from fruity to creamy and indulgent.
Sakura Hanami – Maginhawa Street
A milk tea shop with drop-dead gorgeous, Instagram-worthy interiors and drinks, find yourself in Sakura Hanami, and you’re sure to have quite an unforgettable experience – one that may just be similar to walking under the cherry blossoms in Japan.
Insider tip: Get Buy 1 Get 1 Hanami Dream Tea, Fine Cut Lemon Tea, White Sakura Milk Tea, and Tokyo Wintermelon Tea!
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