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The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Manila for May 2016

The Booky Report: Top 10 Most Loved Restaurants in Manila for May 2016

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Taft Ave.’s got some mouthwatering new eats.

There are many exciting things about Manila, and its food scene will always be one of them. From milkshakes to roast beef, this place has got everything down pat. Wanna know who made the list this May? Here’s a sneak peek: A well-loved churro place, hole-in-the-wall roast beef joint, and tons more new desserts.

Find out the city’s most-favorited restaurants of the month, and don’t forget to add them to your ‘Must Try’ list on the Booky app. That way, you never have to miss them while you’re around the area!

10. Yabu: House of Katsu – Robinsons Place Manila

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Yabu

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Yabu is the leader in all things Katsu (meaning ‘cutlet’ in English). Owner John Concepcion of Unilever RFM Ice Cream, Inc. brought in Chef Kazuya Takeda from Tokyo to partner with him in creating this specialized dining experience. It’s for people of all ages who like their food deep-fried and can eat unlimited sides. It’s not for people looking for a wide Japanese menu selection. We recommend the Kurobuta Premium set. Our insider tip is to fill up their VIP form and get a ‘surprise’ e-mail (a.k.a. free Katsu) on your birthday. P.S. If you don’t already know, ‘The Yabu Promise’ is that they will serve you within 20 minutes or it’s free.

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G/F Robinsons Place Manila, Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila
+63 2 554-0339

9. Starr’s Famous Shakes – Sampaloc

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Starr's Famous Shakes

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Inspired by the A&W milkshakes of the 80’s, Starr’s is a dessert parlour that serves creamy and thick milkshakes with dreamy flavors and toppings. It also serves some light snacks to pair with their drinks. It’s a great drink to take to the movies. It’s not a place for coffee drinkers. We recommend the Bubblegum, Caramel & Cookie Dough and Mixed Berries. Our insider tip is be ready to sip hard because they weren’t kidding when they said they serve thick shakes.

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V. Concepcion cor Laon Laan St,Sampaloc, Manila
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8. Brinner Cafe – Sampaloc

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Brinner Cafe

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Brinner Cafe is a pastry cafe that serves all-day breakfast, sandwiches, and more. They also accept orders for custom cakes and pastries. It’s for students and residents living nearby. It’s not for a relaxed lunch, especially on a school day. We recommend the DIY breakfast plates, the Bacon & Egg Waffles, and Grilled Peanut Butter and Marshmallows Sandwich. Here’s some trivia: If you’re wondering what Brinner means, it’s ‘Breakfast for Dinner.’

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1676 Piy Margal St. cor. M. Dela Fuente, Sampaloc, Manila
+63 906 410-3969
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7. Plane Bistro – Espana Blvd.

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Last month’s #2

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Plane Bistro

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Plane Bistro is an air travel-themed restaurant offering the experience of dining inside an airplane, with plane seats and windows to boot. Even more exciting is being served by uniformed flight staff. It’s for university students around Espana area looking for a quirky spot to hang out in. It’s not for foodies looking for fine dining experience. We recommend the Pizza Nachos, Chicken and Bacon Roll Ups, pasta selections and Salted Caramel Popcorn Turbulence shake. If you love themed restaurants and cafes, check out 22 Crazy Fun Restaurant Concepts to Experience in Manila.

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1920 Espana Blvd. cor. Kundiman St., Sampaloc, Manila
+63 2 463-6329
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6. Churreria La Lola – Robinson’s Place Manila

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Churreria La Lola

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Churreria La Lola, from the same owners of Rambla, is a dessert shop featuring a popular Spanish dough pastry, the deep fried churros. They offer classic churros served with their signature Belgian chocolate dip and a variety of xuxos or stuffed churros, as well as sandwiches and horchata, which is a traditional summer Spanish drink. This is their 3rd branch. It’s for anyone craving for a filling dessert or snack. It’s not for people looking for lunch or dinner options. We recommend the Classic Churros with Hot Belgian Chocolate Cup or the Mixed Churros to get 2 flavors in one holder. Our insider tip: Get their newest flavor, the matcha churros!

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G/F Robinsons Place Manila,Ermita,Manila
(02) 242-4967
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5. Wai Ying Fastfood – Benavidez

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Waiying Fastfood

Wai Ying Fastfood is one of Chinatown’s most famous dim sum houses. It’s for foodies on the hunt for authentic Chinese food and the best dim sum in the country. It’s not for those who dislike hole-in-the-wall type establishments. We recommend their assorted dim sum baskets and rice toppings. Our insider tip: If you find Wai Ying to be too crowded, try out Ying Ying which is their sister restaurant.

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810 Benavidez St.,Binondo, Manila
+63 2 243-6665
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4. Amo Yamie Crib – Mendiola

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Last month’s #5

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Amo Yamie Crib

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Amo Yamie Crib is a quirky cafe and movie house serving fun coffee, tea, pastries and desserts in cozy and private travel bunks. It is a cafe concept that first opened in Pampanga, and this is their first branch in the Metro. It’s a place for students and friends to hang out after school. It’s not for people looking for a quiet venue. We recommend their cute flowerpot cheesecakes and fun teas and frappes. Our insider tip is that have limited special movie rooms that you could reserve for 2 hours.

Reservations are accepted (for movie room)
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2/F Gordi Plaza Bldg., Legarda St., Mendiola, Manila
+63 917 833-5017
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3. Hobing Korean Dessert Café – Lucky Chinatown Mall

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Hobing Snow Korean Dessert Cafe

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Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe a charming cafe specializing in the popular Korean shaved ice dessert: bingsu. It’s for diners looking for a chill hangout spot or study area. It’s not for those looking for full meals. We recommend the Choco Cookie Bingsu, Strawberry Bingsu and the Mango Cheese Bingsu. Our insider tip: Their servings are good for sharing, so it’s better to visit them in groups!

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3/F Lucky Chinatown Mall, Annex, Reina Regente St,Binondo, Manila
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2. Chef Resty’s – Archer’s Nook

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Chef Resty's Roast Beef

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Chef Resty’s is a quick-service restaurant serving gourmet meals at affordable prices; its specialty, roast beef. It’s for diners looking for a quick, filling meal on the go. It’s not for people trying to avoid rice. We recommend their specialty combo meals and sizzling plates. Our insider tip: Watch out for Chef Resty’s at popular food markets!

 

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2/F Archer’s Nook, Taft Ave,Malate, Manila
(0917) 838-2784
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1. Amo Yamie Crib – España

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Last month’s #1

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Amo Yamie Crib

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Amo Yamie Crib is a quirky cafe and movie house serving fun coffee, tea, pastries and desserts in cozy and private travel bunks. It is a cafe concept that first opened in Pampanga, this is their 2nd branch in the metro, next to Mendiola. It’s for friends looking for an after-school hangout spot. It’s not for those looking for a quiet venue. We recommend their cute flowerpot cheesecakes and fun teas and frappes. Our insider tip is that they don’t offer charging outlets nor Wi-Fi.

Reservations are accepted
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1250 España St cor P. Noval, near UST,Sampaloc, Manila
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So, did your own top restaurants in Manila make the list? Remember that your buds count, so don’t forget to always cast your votes! We tally them every month based on user data on the Booky app to make sure you get the most accurate recommendations from your fellow foodies. Let us know your most loved restaurants by adding them to your ‘Favorites’ list!

Tag us on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila to share your Manila food adventures with us. We’d love to share your drool-worthy experiences to the online food community!

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