Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Makati for January 2018

The start of a year full of new favorites!

Check out the top 10 most loved restaurants this month in Makatibased on user favorites from Booky, the #1 food app in the Philippines.

Insider tip: If you book at the Prime Restaurants below through Booky you can get a free dessert after your meal when you fill out the feedback form on our app!

10. Kazunori – Pasong Tamo

389 Favorites
Returning entry

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The people behind Yushoken Ramen and Mendokoro Ramenba bring you Kazunori, a sushi bar/cafe/restaurant that offers hand-rolled sushi, fresh and quality dishes like omurice, katsudon, and more. It’s for people who are obsessed with Japanese food. It’s not for people who are on the go/in a hurry. We recommend the Otoro roll, Unagi don, Uni Cream Pasta and Karai Niku Soba. Our insider tip is to have your meal in the bar area and be fascinated with the chefs making different kinds of beautiful sushi.

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2301 Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati

9. Izakaya Kikufuji – Little Tokyo

411 Favorites
Last month’s #7

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Little Tokyo is a food hub of restaurants featuring unique Japanese specialties like yakitori, wagyu, okonomiyaki and more. Izakaya Kikufuji is one of them and it serves fresh sashimi and affordable and tummy-filling bento sets. It’s for people who want to experience authentic Japanese style dining–kimonos, tatami mats, Japanese families and all. It’s not for those looking for a quick ramen bowl. Aside from their sashimi selections, we recommend their Wagyu sticks and spicy salmon sushi. Our off-menu tips: Check out all 14 restaurants inside Little Tokyo here.

Reservations are accepted (until 7pm)
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2277 Pasong Tamo, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 893-7319

8. Filling Station – Poblacion

468 Favorites
Last month’s #10

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Filling Station is a 50’s-themed diner and sports bar that serves American, Mexican. and Filipino dishes. It’s for a blast from the past, good music, and some classic American, Mexcican, and Filipino eats. It’s not for fine dining and quiet nights out. They’ve got great music that plays loud here. We recommend the Filling Station Breakfast Platter, Arroz a la Cubana, and Steak and Eggs.  Our insider tip: They have a Make Your Own Breakfast option that lets you pick all your favorites and really live that 50’s diner moment.

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5012 P Burgos St, Poblacion, Makati
(02) 897-2053

7. Nikkei – Legaspi Village

552 Favorites
Last month’s #3

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Nikkei is the first Peruvian-Japanese sushi bar in Manila headed by Argentinian Chef Christian Cejas. “Nikkei” is a term that describes Peruvian cuisine culturally inspired by the Japanese; it is the latest food trend in Europe. It’s for adventurous eaters who love to try new cuisines. It’s not for people looking for party-sized servings. We recommend the Salmon Belly Nigiri, Miso Kurobuta, Seared Tuna, Kobi Nigiri Sushi and Parmesan Scallops. Our insider tip: get their dessert for free when you submit a feedback to the restaurant using your Booky app!

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Frabelle Business Center, Unit GO3, 111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 880-023

6. Hops & Brews – Poblacion

591 Favorites
Last month’s #2

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Hops & Brews offers great drinks from morning ’til late at night. They offer specialty coffees based on single origin beans to power up your day to their classic cocktails to satisfy your thirst at the end of the day. It’s for international comfort food from all over the world in one convenient spot. It’s not for people looking for one specific cuisine. We recommend the Hainanese Fried Chicken and the Lamd Tajine. Our insider tip: For a unique coffee experience, try their Iced Cubee, homemade iced coffee made with coffee iced cubes mixed with lukewarm milk. Read more about Hops & Brews here.

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7862 Makati Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
(02) 755-7888

5. Your Local – Legaspi Village

627 Favorites
Returning entry

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Listed as one of the world’s best restaurants, Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro serving modern Southeast Asian dishes. Opened by Chef Denny Antonino and Nicco Santos, the restaurant has a hipster meets industrial vibe and serves all day brunch together with their standard menu. It’s for yuppies in the area or intimate but casual date nights. It’s not for people looking for quick Asian takeouts. We recommend the Steak Rice, Lamb Rendang, Chorizo Sandwich and Torched Salmon Donburi . Our insider tip: Chef Nicco just opened a new concept restaurant that offers nasi lemak, roti prata, and more called AnyAny, Hole in the Wall, Century City Mall.

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Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
(02) 823-6206

4. Ganso-Shabuway – Greenbelt 5

706 Favorites
Returning entry

Photo from @gabbyantonio

Ganso-Shabuway is an international franchise from California that offers Japanese style hot pot. They serve all-natural grass fed beef, fresh produce and other hot pot toppings. It’s for people who are looking for a healthier dining option. It’s not for sushi lovers. We recommend the Set B (for 2) with Spicy Miso broth, Wagyu beef set, and their Seafood Deluxe Set. We’ve been reading great reviews about their dipping sauces, so make sure to try those as well. Our insider tip is every order of single or sharing shabu-shabu set comes with unlimited rice, soup refills and dipping sauces.

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2/F Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati
(02) 903-6763

3. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village

748 Favorites
Last month’s #3

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Mendokoro Ramenba is a 20-seater ramen joint from the people behind popular Ramen Yushoken from Alabang; it is also called being tagged as Yushoken 2.0. It’s for people who don’t mind queuing a bit for a spot at the table. It’s not for people who want rice bowls and other Japanese favorites. We recommend the Tantanmen, Shio Ramen, and Super Chasu Bowl. Our insider tip is if you’re in a big group, be ready to be seated separately if you want to get seats faster.

No reservations accepted
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G/F V Corporate Center 125 Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 215-1751

2. Kko Kko – Paseo Center

770 Favorites
Last month’s #1

Photo from @lauredilian

Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that uses traditional and contemporary recipes
that came from Grace Lee and her mom. Their menu is divided into three main categories – Korean Fried Chicken, Korean Street Food, and Dosirak (Korean lunch box) – each narrating a story about the dining setting and customs of Korea. It’s for foodies looking for new and unique Korean dishes. It’s not for people looking for grilled Korean BBQ. We recommend the Chicken Cheese Fondue, Snow Chicken Cheese, and Galbi Jim Dosirak. Our insider tip is the place is quite small and may get full quickly on peak hours, so make sure to book a table ahead of time. Fun Fact: Kko Kko was named after the sound that a chicken makes.

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2/F Paseo Center, 8757 Paseo de Roxas, Salcedo Village, Makati
(02) 809-6688

1. Single Origin – Rockwell

789 Favorites
Last month’s #9

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Single Origin is a popular hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. It features a hefty all-day breakfast menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinksIt’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to late night. It’s not for diners who want alone time as tables are meant to be shared here. We recommend the Single Origin Burger, Surf n Turf Beer Dough Pizza, S.O. French Toast. Don’t forget to try their Valrhona Mocha Latte, Orange-infused Cappuccino and Bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Our insider tip: They serve specialty Lamill coffee blends from California. Full feature here.

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G/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St, Ayala Center, Makati
(0977) 390-0429

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