12 restaurants for 12 monthsaries!
Date night is something that every couple always looks forward to. There’s no better way to end the day than having a meaningful conversation with your love over good food. Whether you’re the type of couple who likes fancying it up at fine dining restaurants, pigging out at buffets, or trying out desserts at cafes, there’s something for you and bae on this list.
Check out our other articles on date spots! We have one for Makati, San Juan and BGC.
Like any other place, it has its fair share of unique restaurants that you can add to your ‘Must-Try‘ list on Booky, so you never go out of places to try with your partner. Enjoy!
Nikkei – The Podium
Nikkei is Manila’s first ever Japanese-Peruvian sushi bar and restaurant serving curated specialties like ceviche, sushi, causa, tiraditos, and Japanese craft spirits. Their Podium branch is always dimly lit, giving it a romantic vibe—it’s perfect date night spot! Read our full feature here.
The Noodle Studio – Ayala Malls The 30th
No need to book a flight for an Asian trip. The Noodle Studio puts the spotlight on the best noodle dishes around Asia. The restaurants offers familiar favorites like pad thai and mee goreng, but also got creative with a few of their dishes—cold noodles with Hainanese chicken, for example.
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2/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig
Kko Kko – Sapphire Bloc
Owned by Grace Lee, Kko Kko is a modern restaurant that serves authentic and reinvented Korean favorites. Fill your bellies with their Dosirak, Cheese Fondue, and Snow Chicken. Reservations are recommended, as the place can get crowded during peak hours. Read our full feature here.
Also read: The Ultimate Guide to Manila’s Cheesiest Korean Fondue
Poke Shack – Quezon City
For the couple who like mixing it up, try Poke Shack, a Japanese-Hawaiian restaurant that lets you create your own poke bowls. They have a wide selection of toppings to choose from, but also offer signature bowls, sushi rolls, and nachos for those who’d rather pick items off of the menu.
Las Flores – Podium
Las Flores is an authentic Spanish restaurant with a contemporary style offering an incomparable dining experience. Sit back and relax because aside from good food, the restaurant boasts of an extensive drink menu. Definitely try Salmon & Salmon, Paellas, and Croquetas—they’re muy bueno.
Shinsen – Sapphire Bloc
Shinsen in an underrated sushi bar that offers local and imported sashimi selection, donburi bowls, teppanyaki, and bento sets. Artsy couples will enjoy the restaurant—the walls are decorated with interesting murals that jazz up the place. More about Shinsen here.
Le Petit Souffle – SM Megamall
Le Petit Souffle serves a wide selection of playful and modern French-Japanese fare of both the sweet and savory variety. Find your perfect matcha with your perfect match ’cause they’ve got an entire section of the menu dedicated to the Japanese flavor! The interiors transport you to a stunning garden, delivering an unforgettable bistro date.
La Maripili – Ayala Malls The 30th
For the couple with an insatiable sweet tooth, La Maripili serves an assortment of churros, from classic to stuffed, sweet to savory, and with the option of various dipping sauces. Spanish desserts aside, they also offer more filling items like open faced toasts, pastas, and pizzas.
Insider tip: You can get Buy 1 Get 1 Small Churros with Hot Chocolate Dip when you use the Booky app! Read more here.
Niu – The Podium
If buffet restaurants are more your kind of celebration, look no further than Niu, a buffet restaurant serving local and international cuisines and unlimited alcoholic beverages (An absolute must if you’re a wine-loving pair). Their elegant interiors are impressive. Insider tip: Amplify the feeling of romance by sitting by the piano.
Wildflour – The Podium
Featuring a diverse menu for dinner consisting of steaks, pastas, specialty breads, and cakes, Wildflour is a good place to dine if you’re the type of couple who like having a lot of options. It’s also the ideal place to go to if ever date night isn’t an option because their brunch menu is just as spectacular.
Yayoi – SM Megamall
Techy couple? Yayoi (ya-yo-wee) is a contemporary Japanese restaurant that offers Teishoku meals (set meals) and lets their customers order through iPads attached to each table! If you’re looking for unique date ideas in Ortigas, Yayoi provides you a futuristic experience you won’t forget.
Where’s Marcel? – Pearl Drive
For couples who like their caffeine, Where’s Marcel is a Melbourne-based coffee shop that serves the best quality coffee made from premium grade beans. The menu was developed by Chef Sau Del Rosario and Christine Paredes, and features salads, full meals, and desserts. Must-tries here include the Dirty Chai, Oreo Brookie and S’mores.
Want more options? Search for ‘ORTIGAS‘ on the Booky app to see the complete list of restaurants with their corresponding menu and details of location.