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

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


This month’s #1 is here to claim back its throne.

Climbing the charts from #8 all the way to the top, this month’s #1 is here to claim back its throne. A new and Philippines’ first Japanese seafood market makes its way swiftly to #3 after only a month of operations. Check out if your favorites are still on the list. Vote by adding awesome restaurants to your ‘Favorites’ list!

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10. Din Tai Fung – Mega Fashion Hall

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Last month’s #10

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Din Tai Fung

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Din Tai Fung is an internationally-known dim sum restaurant from Taiwan and a 5-time Michelin awardee that specializes in world famous xiao long baos and other Taiwan cuisine specialties. Expect a showcase of their expert wrappers thru their signature open kitchen window. It’s for curious foodies who want to know what the fuss is all about. It’s not for people looking for roasted meat rice toppings. We recommend the Classic and Truffle XLB’s, Shrimp and Pork Wontons with House Special Spicy Sauce, Pork Chop Fried Rice, and the Dan Dan Noodles with Spicy Sesame & Peanut Sauce. Here’s an insider tip: The menu is tailor-fitted for the Philippines and may differ from other international menus (e.g. the Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun).

No reservations accepted
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SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
+63 2 997-1935

9. Wildflour Café + Bakery – The Fort

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Last month’s #6

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Wildflour Cafe + Bakery

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Wildflour Café + Bakery is a bakery at heart that offers international fare and specialty breads and cakes. It’s for people who enjoy hearty brunch meals and a good cup of coffee any hour of the day. It’s not for office employees who want quick meals. We recommend their grilled cheese, salad and soup combo, wild mushroom salad, squid ink garganelli and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice.Our insider tipis except for Podium Mall, all Wildflour branches are open until 4pm only on Sundays. P.S. You can get breads and pastries at 50% off after 7pm.

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G/F Net Lima Building, 4th Ave. cor. 26th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 2 856-7600

8. Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina – Kapitolyo

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Last month’s #5

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Silantro Fil Mex Cantina

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Silantro Fil-Mex Cantina is a rustic local restaurant serving the best of Mexicancomfort food with a Filipino twist. It is a homegrown concept from Dagupan, Pangasinan and is now one of the most popular restaurants in the Kapitolyo food community. It’s for friends looking for value-for-money and filling Mexican food. It’s not for people looking for an intimate dining experience. We recommend the Beef Nachos, Lamb Soft Tacos and Calliente Wings. Our insider tip is servings are quite big so order in moderation and add when needed, service time is quick enough.

No reservations accepted
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East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig
+63 2 654-9657

7. Your Local – Legaspi Village

563 Favorites
Last month’s #4

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Your Local

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Your Local is a neighbourhood bistro serving modern South East 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 at lunch time and everyone at dinner. It’s not for people who are looking for quick Asian takeouts. We recommend the Lamb Rendang and Torched Salmon Donburi and their value-for-money 24 Hour Sous Vide Corn Fed USDA Choice Beef Short Rib. Our insider tip is to hop over to Yardstick after dinner for coffee through their revolving wall partition.

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Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban Street, Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 823-6206

6. Nikkei – Legaspi Village

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Last month’s #7

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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 who started to migrate to Peru in the 19th century; it is now becoming 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 is snag a seat at the counter and see Chef Christian at work.


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Frabelle Business Center, Unit GO3, 111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 880-0231

5. Todd English Food Hall – SM Aura

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Last month’s #9

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Todd English Food Hall

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Todd English offers food from all over the world in an upscale food hall setting. A large restaurant with 9 different food stations, it is branded after American celebrity chef Todd English. It’s for people who like big menus or want to eat in a big group. It’s not for dieters who are vulnerable to temptation We recommend the Torched Nigiri Stairs, T.E. Pork Chop, Asada Steak Taco and their flat breads. Our insider tip is that this restaurant is open until 11pm, perfect if you’re getting a late dinner after a movie date. P.S. After Pound, another T.E. spin-off called Hook, specializing in fresh seafood fare, is set to open soon.

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5/F SM Aura Sky Park, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
+63 917 863-3364

4. Pound by Todd English – BGC

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Last month’s #1

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Pound by Todd English

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Pound by Todd English is an old school counter-style burger joint with a 1920s speakeasy vibe. They pride themselves in using the freshest ingredients and making everything in-house, allowing us to experience a serious, fancy upgrade in the Philippines’ burger game. It’s for burger crawlers who are fans of Todd English Food Hall. It’s not for vegans. We recommend the T.E. Crispy Chicken Burger, Amsterdam Burger and Pound Burger. Our insider tip is try their exclusive Beer Slushies (Asahi and Brew Kettle).

Reservations are accepted
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B3, Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio,Taguig
+63 2 617-8633

3. Ichiba: Japanese Market – Newport Mall

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Ichiba Japanese Market

Photo from @aileenkingang

Ichiba, meaning ‘market’, is the Philippines’ first indoor Japanese seafood market and food hall. It boasts of 10 food stations that serve various Japanese specialties like Takoyaki, Gyoza, Tempura, Yakitori, Ramen, Donburi, the fresh market display, a live seafood market, fishing area and the Asahi Bar. It’s for groups of friends who can’t decide where and what to eat. It’s not for people looking for dessert specials. We recommend the Gyukushi Yakitori, Wagyu steaks, fresh seafood and sashimi selections. Our insider tip is they serve Wagyu Japanese Beef steaks. Read our full feature here for more information and insider tips.

Reservations are accepted
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2/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay
+63 917 732-2176

2. Izakaya Kikufuji – Little Tokyo

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Izakaya Kikufuji

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Little Tokyo is a hub of authentic Japanese specialties, whose focus on consistent quality of food has won the hearts of many loyal patrons. Izakaya Kikufuji 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 tip is you can order Japanese fried rice, which they actually order from their next door neighbor restaurant. P.S. Claim one coupon for every P500 spent, for a free glass of beer on your next visit.

Reservations are accepted (until 7pm only)
2277 Pasong Tamo, Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 893-7319

1. RB CTY / Rib City – Maginhawa

1079 Favorites
Last month’s #8

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Rib City is a fun and interactive kid-friendly restaurant specializing in tender, fall-off-the-bone ribs. Other items on the menu include pasta, salads, soups and other mains. In line with their restaurant concept, they encourage guests to play and build legos while waiting for orders. It’s for barkada night outs or weekend playdates with the kids. It’s not for people who are looking for a quiet place to work in. We recommend the Big City with CTY rice or the Twin Tower. Our insider tip is non-rib eaters can still enjoy their burger and Philly cheesesteak sandwich. P.S. Rib City Pioneer in Mandaluyong is now open!

Book now and get up to P300 off!
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63 Maginhawa st., UP Village, Quezon City
+63 917 871-4681

Your buds count so remember to cast your votes by adding restaurants you love to your ‘Favorites’ list. Each favorite equates to 1 vote! For restaurant owners, email for any update or change in your restaurant page information.




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