11 Homey Restaurants In Manila That Will Remind You Of Home
There’s no doubt that we keep returning to a few of our favorites. One glance at the menu and we know what to order without hesitation. Nothing beats than the classics found in this list of homey restaurants.
1Mesa Filipino Moderne
Filipino food tastes tons better when it’s shared with family. At Mesa, you’ll enjoy traditional flavors served with a welcoming twist. You’ll prefer coconut goodness of Laing Fried Rice or smoky Tinapa Rice over plain rice any day. Salpicao Ostrich is a dish that will probably catch your eye too!
One of the best fine dining yet homey restaurants around, Sala has been in the scene for quite some time. For a fuss-free experience, diners often look forward to their tasting menu. Better yet, get the wine pairing option to sample the best from their excellent wine collection.
Located at Podium Level, LV Locsin Building, 6752 Ayala corner Makati Avenue, Makati City
+632 750 1555, +632 893 0242
Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Other branches in Metro Manila
Healthy foodies will love to venture out to Kitchen 1B. Its organic menu caters to vegans and vegetarians too. Basket Walnut Crusted Chicken Breast combined with marinara sauce is a heavenly delight, especially when paired with Greek salad. Eating healthy is a conscientious choice you can definitely start today.
The ambiance in Apartment 1B is clearly what defines it as one of Makati’s most popular homey restaurants. Quality comfort meals like Eggs Benedict (preferably with Smoked Salmon) and Baby Back Ribs are perfected in the kitchen.
5Unit 27 Bar+Cafe
This three-floored apartment loft takes on a homey yet upscale New York vibe. Letting time pass by is okay especially with its Instagram-worthy and eye catching interiors. Passing outsiders might assume that there’s a house party going on. Truffled Mushroom Pasta and Pinoy Steak & Egg are our favorites!
Unit 27 Bar+Cafe
Located at Icon Plaza Building, 26th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+63998 556 9125, +63998 556 9129
Open Sunday to Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., and Friday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
The perfect place to be at with large groups yet don’t want to scrimp out on quality Filipino dishes. Sample your favorite jazzed up local dishes like Beef Sinigang sa Bayabas (what?) and the creamiest Baked Chicken. Add Crispy Pata Fish to the list for a healthy and guilt-free appetizing meal!
Next on this list of homey restaurants is Whisk. Simplicity is what stands out the moment you take your first step in the room. Tongues will feel the heat once you take a bit of their Whisk’s Spicy Wings while others will dig Seared Salmon in Teriyaki Sauce. Sarap!
8Super Bowl of China
You can’t go wrong with Chinese food! Gigantic servings, reasonable prices, and impeccable service is what Super Bowl of China is all about. Dimsum Combination Platter, Sweet and Sour Fish Fillet and Lechon Macau are outstanding dishes that don’t sacrifice quality. Bring your family to one of their many branches around Metro Manila!
At Golden Chopsticks, the best dim sum can be found at a student-friendly price no more than PHP 100. When the munchies hit, Pork Siomai and Chicken Feet are there to solve your problem. Order extra rice and mabubusog ka na! Pair it up with your choice of fruit juice, milk tea, or fruit flavored tea and you’re ready to go!
10The Wholesome Table
Going organic is what many have decided to do. It’s a great thing that The Wholesome Table offers gluten-free dishes to those who are seeking healthier alternatives. They have an extensive menu selection to choose from. Order a belly buster like Grass-Fed Beef Burger paired with Parmesan-sprinkled fries or go light with cheese-filled Burrata. Do rice and veggies sound appealing to you? The Buddha Bowl will leave you with a bulging tummy and big smile on your face.
The Wholesome Table
Located at 30th Street corner 7th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
+632 867 0000, +632 621 4111
Open Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Friday to Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Other branches are in Makati and Pasig
Homey restaurants like Kettle is popular for their Buttermilk Fried Chicken that’s perfect for sharing. Opting for something different? Add Nori Fried Chicken & Matcha Waffle on your must-try list.
Located at 5/F East Wing, Shangri-La Mall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
+632 696 0936
Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Other branches in BGC, Newport City, and Quezon City
These homey restaurants will satisfy those curious taste buds to the core. Let them decide once and for all which ones are worth going back to. Remember to tag @Philihappy on Instagram in all your gastronomical adventures!