It’s no secret Filipinos love to eat. Heck, most of us treat ourselves to a good meal to celebrate or even de-stress and reward ourselves after a rough week at work. With our friends, we bond over food, and it remains as a great topic even as we chew.
If you love eating out with your friends on a Friday night or treating your family out to an awesome weekend dinner, we suggest you download these handy-dandy table reservation apps on your phone: Eatigo, Big Dish, and Booky. Not only do they assure that you won’t go hungry waiting for a free table, they also allow you to save a few bucks for coffee and desserts after a good meal.
Check out these great restaurants around Makati (which you can visit after work) that offer huge discounts for you to try and love:
Bodega Kitchen & Bar
Bodega Kitchen & Bar is a cozy food hub that serves Filipino fusion and adventurous cocktail mixes. We recommend the Rib Eye Salpicao. Now if you’re craving for some pork and can’t really decide on how you want it, go for their Jogging Bukas platter—made up of bagnet, crispy pata, and chicharon bulaklak. Did we mention they serve Sisig Fries? Tell your date her diet’s officially over—for now.
Retail Space - A, 109 Valero Street, Two Central Condominium, Salcedo Village, Barangay Bel-Air, Makati City
The Smoking Joint
You will definitely fall in love with their plate of tender Smoked Beef Brisket and Seasoned Fried Rice. The beef is unbelievably melt-in-your-mouth soft that you’ll never forget its taste and texture once you try it. They also have ribs and chicken barbecue that go so well with a bottle of cold beer.
2285 Chino Roces Ave., Makati City
In the mood for some reggae and Latin cuisine? Then this is the place to hang. They have great cocktails and an even greater vibe that welcomes you to stay and dance the night away after a few drinks. Order some crunchy Chicharonnes con Yuca for an indulgent night.
Don Pedro, Makati City
Are you a fan of Thai food? This Poblacion hole-in-the-wall serves dishes that will keep you coming back for more. Be sure to try each of their bestsellers from Pad Thai to fried chicken. If you’ve got a sweet-tooth, get yourself some Bangkok-style milk tea or Thai Iced Tea as a dessert substitute.
4986 P. Guanzon, Makati City
Who says you can’t save some pesos dining in a fancy Japanese fusion place? Nikkei is known for having some of the best sushi rolls in town and getting discounts on your bill probably means more sushi in your tummy. We’re already dreaming of their Ebi Furai, Nigiri, Salmon Skin rolls, and Parmesan Scallops!
Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada, Legaspi Village; 71 Rockwell Dr, Makati City
Single Origin is the perfect place to get work done and stuff yourself with some comfort food. They serve great coffee and a mean fried chicken and waffles combo. They also have some interesting beer dough pizzas, and we must say the Surf and Turf is definitely your best bet with toppings like steak strips, succulent shrimp, and sharp bleu cheese. The Crispy Bacon with Valrhona Chocolate Dip is also hard to pass on.
18 Amorsolo Dr, Rockwell, Makati City; Greenbelt 3, Makati City