BEST OF MANILA: 40 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Manila 2014! (Top 21-30)

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Here’s the third part of the year-end roundup of the Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Manila for 2014 (Top 21 – 30)…

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WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF is a hole-in-the-wall steakhouse in Makati specializing in Premium Japanese Wagyu. It was founded by Yoshikazu YayanoTakayuki Hayano, and Chef Seiji Kamura.

The wifey and I recently had our Christmas date here, and here are some tips on how to make yours a memorable one…

Read More: WAGYU JAPANESE BEEF: Makati Hole-in-the-Wall Japanese Wagyu Steakhouse! (A Review)

G-20 Sunvar Plaza Building, Amorsolo St. corner Pasay Road, Makati City 1230, Philippines
Telephone: +632 808-9508
Operating Hours: Open 10.00am to 10.00pm

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is a must. 



ALLIUM is the restaurant reincarnation in Makati of our favorite Studio Kitchen in Alabang, by Filipino-American Chef Mark Tan. Its name is inspired by the genus of plants that include onions, garlics, chives, and leeks and responsible for the flavors we enjoy in our food.

We tried the degustation sampler and grilled meat selections prepared by Chef Mark during one of our Mercato partners’ meeting. His specialty is contemporary American cooking using fresh local ingredients and good quality imported meats.

Read More: ALLIUM by Chef Mark Tan of Studio Kitchen 🙂

ALLIUM Contemporary Modern American Cuisine
G/F Grand Midori, Bolanos St., Legaspi Village, Makati City
Telephone: +632 519-1088
Mobile: +63 999 694-3068, +63 916 356-3663 

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended.



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My Perfect Pint Combination: Lengua with Crispy Garlic x Craftpoint Liberation Pale Ale.

THE PERFECT PINT is a gastropub by the Tempongko brothers. It showcases Filipino Food by Chef Gene Gonzalez, paired with the best of Craft Beers in the Philippines.

It’s inspired by research on the ideal environment to drink a pint of beer, which concluded that: 

“The maximum satisfaction is found to occur at an ambient temperature of 17.6 degrees Celsius, with just over two days until you are due back in work, between three and four people with youall in good spirits, with quiet music and widely available food and snacks.”  (via Mindlab Intelligent Insights)

The Perfect Pint envisions setting the standard in providing that experience to every customer in the Philippines.

Read More: THE PERFECT PINT: Philippine Craft Beers x Filipino Food by Chef Gene Gonzalez @ThePerfectPint_PH

THE PERFECT PINT. Craft Beer. Fine Food.
2F Crossroads, 32nd St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 823-1320
Mobile: +63 936 940-3406
FacebookThe Perfect Pint: Craft Beer + Fine Food
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 2.00am

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended. 



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LULU is a casual fine dining restaurant with a tandem hip bar called HOOCH. The name Lulu is a carryover from the former Rockwell restaurant of the same name, while Hooch is an alcohol drink term used during the prohibition era.

Read More: LULU + HOOCH by Chef Tom Hines: Gourmet Comfort Food with 12nn-6pm Happy Hour!

G/F 125 V Corporate Center, L.P. Leviste, Street Salcedo Village, Makati
FacebookLULU Restaurant
Operating Hours
Monday to Saturday 12.00nn until the last man standing.
Sundays 12.00nn to 10.00pm. 

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended. 



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MENDOKORO RAMENBA is the “serious ramen” reincarnation of Ramen Yushoken in Makati by Elbert Cuenca and Ryan Cruz. It serves strictly ramen limited to 80-100 bowls only for dine-in during lunch or dinner inspired by authentic ramen houses in Japan.

Do we have a new Ramen Nazi in Makati?  

Read More: MENDOKORO RAMENBA: Ramen Yushoken in Makati (A Review)

Ground Floor, V Corporate Center, Soliman Street, Salcedo Village, Makati. 
(at the back of V. Corporate Center where Wild Flour is located. It’s along the same road as La Creperie)
Telephone: +632 215-1751 
Operating Hours: Monday to Saturday
Lunch – starts at 11:30AM until the 80th bowl is served
Dinner – starts at 6:30PM until the 100th bowl is served
FacebookMendokoro Ramen

Note: Cash Only. No Reservations. 


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MARMALADE KITCHEN is a comfort food resto and kitchen studio by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets fame. I like the simple, home-cooked goodness of the food prepared by the chef. 

The name of the resto is inspired by Chef Aileen’s love for breakfast, brunch food and marmalade. She loves the color orange so you can see different shades and forms of it throughout the store. 

It’s a cafe with a kitchen studio — a place where people can cook, learn and eat, something the chef loves doing until this day.  You can have a kids’ birthday party or a private cooking session with the chef in the studio.

Read More: MARMALADE KITCHEN: Comfort Food by Chef Aileen Anastacio of Goodies & Sweets 🙂

Unit 2-5 Forum South Global corner 7th Avenue and Federacion Drive
Bonifacio South District, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: +632 622-9196
Mobile: +63 917 837-0959
FacebookMarmalade Kitchen

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended.



BOWERY by Chef Cuit
THE BOWERY is Chef Cuit Kaufman’s American Bistro Pub concept, which serves fine New York Comfort Food inspired by the chic Bowery Street in New York. It’s a “Higher-end Borough” that aims to answer the need of foodies for better quality food in Manila. It’s also a great venue to hold meetings during the off-peak hours.

Read More: THE BOWERY: Fine New York Comfort Food by Borough’s Chef Cuit Kaufman @thebowery_ph

F151 Forbeswood Heights, Rizal Drive cor. Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Mobile: +63 936 929-6073
FacebookThe Bowery NYC Comfort

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended. 



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CRISP ON 28th is a neighborhood BGC cafe by Erwan Heussaff. The sister restaurant of Hatch 22, it offers breakfast and healthy all-day dining food. It’s making a buzz for its healthy quinoa salads and beautiful plates.

Read More: CRISP on 28th BGC (A Review) @ErwanJHeussaff @Crisp28ph

G/F Alveo Corporate Center, 28th Street (between 8th and 9th Avenue), Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +63 917 584-6883
Operating Hours: 8am to 11pm daily
FacebookCrisp on 28th

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is recommended.  



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NIU is a high-end buffet of the Vikings group, located on the topmost floor of SM Aura Premier in Taguig. The name literally means “nine” in the old Norse language and refers to the “Cloud 9” experience the buffet provides. Coincidentally, the buffet also has 9 stations with over 300+ dishes.

Read More: NIU Birthday Celebration by Vikings Buffet (First Look) @SMAuraPremier

NIU by Vikings
6F SM Aura Premier, 26th Street Corner McKinley Parkway, 1630 Taguig
Telephone: +632 478-3888, 847-3888
Mobile: +63 917 586-6888, +63 919 999-6888
FacebookNIU by Vikings: SM Aura

Note: Credit Card Accepted. Reservation is a must.




ERIC KAYSER is an authentic French Artisan Boulangerie in Manila, which is a licensed partnership between Eric Kayser and his local partners, Jacky AngKelvin Gaisano, and Chris Tiu. Eric Kayser has 96 stores in 17 countries, with the Philippines as the latest expansion.

You should notice the difference in the taste and texture of their bread because of their signature Natural Liquid Leaven, which sets it apart from the yeast-based breads in Manila. Eric Kayser demanded to have a commissary from the start and sent his trained French bakers in Manila to ensure the top quality of the breads, following the tradition of using a long natural fermentation processslow kneading, and small-scale production.

Gone are the days of flown-in frozen French breads. The key is to baking fresh daily using top quality ingredients and following a strict artisan production process. Once you’ve tasted the Eric Kayser difference, it will be very hard to appreciate other French breads in town.

Read More: The ERIC KAYSER Difference! Natural Liquid Leaven, Baked Fresh in Manila by French Chefs 🙂

Promenade Mall: F&B-L11, Lower Level, Promenade, Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Avenue, San Juan, Metro Manila
Telephone: +632 941-0738
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 9.00am to 10.00pm
FacebookEric Kayser Philippines

Note: Credit Card Accepted. No Reservation Needed.


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2 thoughts on “BEST OF MANILA: 40 Most Awesome NEW Restaurants in Manila 2014! (Top 21-30)

  1. more like 50 most awesome NEW restaurants in MAKATI/TAGUIG. lol..
    Will 90% of the restos in this list be in the south?

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