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

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

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You’ll be excited with the new entries for this month. Surprisingly, there are 2 newly opened restaurants from the Poblacion neighborhood that was able to breakthrough the list–one is a popular all-day breakfast eatery from Kapitolyo and other, a new Latin American joint by Locavore chef.

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10. The Wholesome Table – Salcedo Village

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The Wholesome Table

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The Wholesome Table is an organic restaurant that serves healthy comfort food and an early breakfast menu by Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. All produce is organic and sourced locally where possible, the meat is pasture raised and ingredients are not processed or refined. It’s for the hip and health conscious. It’s not for people who want a quick meal under a tight budget. We recommend their Bistek Tagalog, Crispy Duck Adobo, powerbowls and smoothies. Our insider tip: It’s dog-friendly, so bring along your best buddy. P.S. The Wholesome Table BGC now serves breakfast as well.

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2/F, 30th cor. 7th Ave., Bonifacio High Street, Taguig
+63 2 621-4111

9. Kanto Freestyle Breakfast – Poblacion

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Kanto Poblacion

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Kanto Freestyle Breakfast is a popular 24/7 all-day breakfast place in Kapitolyo. Customers are able to build their own choosing from their long list of breakfast items. ‘Kanto’, which means street corner in English, is a local term for a point where friends decide to meet. It’s for people who want a good meal for their Php 100. It’s not for who are looking for isaw and tusok-tusok. We recommend their Batangas Beef Tapa, Honey Garlic Chicken and Mixed Berry Pancake. Our insider tip is this is its 5th branch in the metro and is more modern and hip compared to its street style predecessors.

No reservations accepted
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1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig
+63 2 775-5428

8. Empingao! – Poblacion

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New entry


Photo from @ralph8uy

Headed by Chef Mikel Francis Zaguirre of Locavore fame, Empingao serves Latin American comfort food that are bursting with colors and flavors. It’s for all-time fans of Locavore who would like to try modern cuisine. It’s not for traditional eaters who love classic style dishes. We recommend the the Pork Belly Churasco, Salmon Tacos and more. Our insider tip: In case you didn’t know, Chef Mikel also opened Taqueria 101 earlier this year in Paranaque.

Reservations are accepted
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San Lucas cor P. Burgos Street, Poblacion, Makati
(0917) 813-1999

7. Apartment 1B – Rockwell

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Last month’s #7

Apartment 1B

Photo from @kitslegata

Apartment 1B is a casual and relaxed restaurant serving gourmet comfort food by Marivic Diaz-Lim. It is named after the unit that its flagship branch is located–in Apartment 1B of the One Lafayette Square building in Salcedo Village. It’s good for casual business meetings, whether it’s for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It’s not for people looking for Filipino breakfast. We recommend their Eggs Benedict, Grilled Porkchops, Meatloaf and Crabcakes. For dessert, try their White Toblerone Cheesecake and Frozen Pie. Our insider tip is breakfast menu is from 7:00am til 3:00pm only.

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2680 FB Harisson St., The Henry Hotel, Pasay
+63 2 831-4452

6. Dean & DeLuca – Rockwell

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Last month’s #5

Dean & Deluca

Photo from @danicagomendoza

Dean & DeLuca is New York’s leading retail establishment for gourmet & artisan food, as well as wine and gifts from around the world. It is a bakery, a cafe and a go-to place for epicurean treats whether for cooking, eating or entertaining. It’s for ladies’ brunch. It’s not for loud party groups. We recommend the Roasted US Angus Beef Brisket Sandwich, Hot Italian Lasagna, as well as their bread and pizza selections. Order Iced Cafe Dulce de Leche and Matcha Green Tea Latte for drinks. Our insider tip is we heard they are opening a 2nd branch in BGC, Taguig.

Reservations are accepted
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G/F Edades Tower, Amorsolo Dr,Rockwell, Makati
+63 2 958-3644

5. Le Petit Soufflé – Century City Mall

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Last month’s #4

Le Petit Souffle

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Le Petit Souffle is a French and Japanese-inspired cafe from the Tasteless Group (of Hole in the Wall, Scout’s Honor, Bad Bird, Wrong Ramen, etc). They serve modern dishes crafted with flavors and precision of Japanese and French cuisines. It’s for anyone with adventurous tastebuds. It’s not for people who are on short meal breaks. We recommend you try their French Toast, Foie Mac n Cheese, Squid Ink Rice, then cap off with their soufflés and matcha dessert selections. Here’s an insider tip: Always watch out for Chef Miko’s new dishes and desserts. Learn how to make their Matcha Red Bean Soufflé Pancake in 5 easy steps here.

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4/F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave., Makati
+632 718-5681

4. Wildflour Café + Bakery – Legaspi Village

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Wildflour Manila

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Wildflour Café + Bakery is a proudly local bakery that offers specialty breads and modern international dishes. It is the first purveyor of the cronuts in Manila. This is its 3rd branch. It’s for people who enjoy hearty brunches and coffee any hour of the day. It’s not for office employees only have an hour to spare. We recommend their cheese fundido, wild mushroom salad, squid ink garganelli and their bestselling kimchi steak fried rice. Our insider tip is get breads and pastries at 50% off after 7pm. P.S. Check out 13 Creative Ways Top Restaurants are Serving Eggs.

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G/F Frabelle Bldg, Rada St., Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 808-7072

3. Nikkei – Legaspi Village

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Last month’s #3


Photo from @mondgutierrez

Nikkei is the first Peruvian-Japanese sushi bar in Manila headed by Argentinan 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 their good-for-sharing Tres Leches for free when you book a table with Booky!

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

2. Your Local – Legaspi Village

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Last month’s #2

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 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 unfortunately for us, the price of our well-loved salmon donburi has gone up.

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

1. Izakaya Kikufuji – Little Tokyo

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Last month’s #1

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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)
2277 Pasong Tamo, Legaspi Village, Makati
+63 2 893-7319

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