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

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

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511 Favorites
Last month’s #8

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 most famous for their xiao long bao. 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, spicy shrimp wantons, pork chop rice, and the dan dan noodles. Insider tips:(1) The menu is tailor-fitted for the Philippines and may differ from other international menus (i.e., the Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun), and (2) You can order your beef noodles your way–all beef or all tendon, or half and half.

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SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong
+63 2 997-1935


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Mama Lou's

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Mama Lou’s Italian Kitchen is one of the South‘s biggest neighborhood secrets, but because good restaurants can’t hide forever, it is now a foodie’s destination for authentic Italian eats. It’s for families and children who enjoy eating in a homey setting. It’s not for people who don’t like to brave the Southern commute (but good news, they’ve already opened a branch in UP Town Center). We recommend the Risotto Tartufo Funghi, Spaghetti Seafood Olio and Pizza Tabarnes.Our insider tip is that you may request to have 1 pizza in two halves – each with a different flavor. Read our full feature here.

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UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
+63 2 958-5563


532 Favorites
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The Frazzled Cook

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The Frazzled Cook is a quirky restaurant put together with the mission of serving good comfort food in a cozy, homey ambiance. ‘Frazzled’, which means completely exhausted, says nothing of the food, but the passion and hard work put in to every dish they serve. It’s for casual but intimate date nights or cozy meals with the family. It’s not for people who don’t enjoy searching for ‘hidden’ restaurants. We recommend the Sizzling Squid, Wagyu Salpicao, Truffle Pasta, and Pancake ala Mode. Here’s an insider tip: The place is easily curtained off into sections, and they also have rooms for smaller private events. Read our full feature here.

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78 Scout Gandia, Laging Handa, Quezon City
+63 2 374-6879


564 Favorites
Last month’s #5

Wildflour Manila

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Wildflour Café + Bakery is a bakery at heart that offers international fare and specialty breads and cakesIt’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 tip is 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


589 Favorites
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; 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 is get the Tres Leches for free when you book a table with Booky!

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111 Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 880-0231


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Single Origin

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Single Origin is a new hangout spot where coffee and alcohol lovers can find common ground. Single Origin features a hefty breakfast & lunch menu, a dinner menu and a beverage list that includes specialty coffee and alcohol-based drinksIt’s for all types of eaters and drinkers, from breakfast to lunch, to dinner until 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 Valhrona 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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2/F C3 Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue cor. 30th St., Bonifacio Global City,Taguig
+63 2 894-4042


651 Favorites
Last month’s #6

Your Local

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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 at lunch time and everyone at dinner. It’s not for people 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


674 Favorites
Last month’s #1

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 tips: (1) They can order you Japanese fried rice from its neighbor restaurant. (2) Claim one coupon for every P500 spent, for a free glass of beer on your next visit. (3) Check out all 14 restaurants inside Little Tokyo here.

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


762 Favorites
Last month’s #2

Todd English

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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 temptationWe recommend their freshly made pastas, Torched Nigiri Stairs, T.E. Pork Chop 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. Todd English group is bringing in llaollaoyogurt brand to Manila.

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


939 Favorites
Last month’s #3


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Rib City is a fun and interactive kid-friendly restaurant specializing in tender, fall-off-the-boneribs. 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 play dates 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!

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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, for any update or changes in your restaurant page information.


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