There are 3 new entries this month!
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. Romulo Cafe – Jupiter St.
Romulo Cafe offers traditional Filipino comfort food from heirloom recipes set in a comfy museum-style restaurant that gives you a glimpse of Philippine history. It’s for homey family dinners and get-togethers, especially with balikbayan relatives. It’s not for your boys or girls night out. We recommend the Bagnet Pakbet, Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno, and Flying Tilapia. Our insider tip: Many of their dishes have vegetarian options.
9. Nikkei – Rockwell
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!
8. Your Local – Legaspi Village
Last month’s #7
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.
7. The Belle & Dragon – Legazpi Village
Last month’s #6
The Belle & Dragon is a gastropub that highlights Western & Asian cuisine. You’ll surely enjoy these dishes with a modern touch and spin on pub favorites and local classics. They also offer a special selection of imported and local craft beers. It’s for people who are looking for a place to unwind with good food and drinks. It’s not for those who are looking for a place to work or study. We recommend their Lechon Sinigang, B&D Burger, Wonton Nachos and Pork Schnitzel. Our insider tip: they have an affordable lunch menu!
6. Holy Smokes BBQ – Poblacion
Last month’s #9
Holy Smokes BBQ serves authentic Texas-style barbecue such as smoked brisket, beef ribs, pork ribs, chicken, sausage, bacon, and pulled pork – all smoked using local fruit wood. They are known for their brisket which is USDA certified Angus beef that is smoked between 12-16 hours. It’s for people who loves barbecue. It’s not for people who are conscious with their health. We recommend the Beed Brisket (USDA), Homemade Bacon, Beef Belly Pastrami, Sweet Potato Tots and Beef Ribs. Our insider tip: you’ll get a free dessert once you’ve answered a feedback form from Booky!
5. Kazunori/Kazu Cafe – Pasong Tamo
Last month’s #2
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.
No reservations accepted
2301 Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati
4. Tajimaya – Rockwell
Tajimaya lets you experience a hands-on Japanese charcoal BBQ grill cooking with only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. They also offer a unique dishes with melt-in-your mouth Wagyu strips and Eat-All-You-Can Meals. It’s for people who are always looking for a feast with family and friends. It’s not for people who are on a strict diet. We recommend the Tajimaya Tamagoyaki, Wagyu Tokujou Tan, Wagyu Jou Karubi, Wagyu Atsugiri Karubi, and Tsukune. Our insider tip: in their Rockwell branch, they have P599 all-you-can-eat meat for weekday lunch only.
3. Mendokoro Ramenba – Salcedo Village
Last month’s #4
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.
2. Kiss The Tiramisu – Salcedo Village
Kiss The Tiramisu is a dessert shop global franchise from South Korea. The founder of Kiss The Tiramisu wanted to create an ice cream form of the Italian cheesecake, that he decided to make that perfect soft-serve ice cream made from pure fresh milk from Korea, served with cookie crumble, coffee sauce, cocoa shavings, and the most important ingredient – the mascarpone cheese. It’s for people who want to level up their dessert game. It’s not for people who aren’t into sweets. We recommend the Original Tiramisu Ice Cream, Matcha Tiramisu Ice Cream, Matcha Tiramisu, and Cheese Latte. Our insider tip: their Midas Touch is a Filipino-inspired creation Chef Kat Diploma, this one has ube cake, ube sauce, leche flan, and real edible 24K gold leaf.
1. Kko Kko – Paseo Center
Last month’s #1
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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