6 Affordable Restaurants in Makati for Cheapskate Foodies
Always on the hustle and bustle in the workforce, finding affordable restaurants in Makati isn’t the easiest thing. Though it’s the most delicious hobby, it’s also not the easiest to sustain especially when you spend most of your time in Makati: Metro Manila’s only CBD that houses several upscale restaurants. Good thing, just around the corners, there are still cheap places to eat at that can give you a taste of something different without having to go broke.
Craving for some Japanese? In a small corner of Makati sits Little Tokyo, and within it, you’ll find Yamazaki Bento. Unlike the other restaurants in Little Tokyo, this one offers big servings of Japanese servings at almost half the price.
A Karaage set served with rice and sides costs PHP 196, while a Shoyu ramen set, complete with gyoza and yazai itame, is only PHP 218.
Address: Little Tokyo, 2277 Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
2Rub Ribs & BBQ
If your heart says yes while your pockets say no, look no further than Rub Ribs and BBQ, another affordable restaurant in Makati. A huge serving of Rub Beef, or dry-rubbed U.S. hanging tender, served with buttered vegetables and toasted bread costs PHP 310.
If that’s still too expensive for you, their serving of U.S. Pork steak with honey mustard gravy, vegetables, and mashed potato is might satisfying, too, for a price of PHP 230. And for their glorious ribs, a serving complete with rice and one side sets you back to PHP 220.
Address: 1703 Nicanor Garcia Corner Baler Street, Poblacion, Makati City
For a quick Korean meal that will leave you full, warm and satisfied, Red Table is a must try. The fast-casual Korean joint offers a serving of sizzling Bulgogi with rice and sides for only PHP 180. From deopbab (rice toppings) to ramyun to bibimbap to stews and soups, no set meal costs more than PHP 200. Unless, of course, you decide to go for the double servings, and that’s still pretty affordable.
Address: 3F RCBC Plaza, Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City
Sosyal street food, anyone? A play on the Filipino word tambay, the Yakitori Snack House is the perfect tambayan and affordable restaurant in Makati when you’re looking for a drink and servings upon servings of yummy street food. But it’s not your usual fare of isaw, too. From chicken gizzard to skewered quail eggs and bacon to grilled cherry tomato or zucchini, you’ll have a taste of the ordinary to a bit of the foreign. Try their Kimchi fried rice (PHP 60), too!
Address: 5779 Felipe St., Poblacion, Makati City
5101 Hawker Food House
Bring your taste buds all the way to Singapore having to fly there. Hainanese Chicken is offered in numerous serving sizes that can range from PHP 120 to PHP 800, depending on the size. Try their Singapore Laksa and Nasi Goreng for a fuller experience.
Address: Unit 102 Campos Rueda Bldg, 101 Urban Ave., San Lorenzo, Makati City
When all else fails, troop to your favorite Jollijeep, the most affordable restaurant in Makati among them all. For spicy sisig, head on to Rada Street in Legaspi Village, then skip to Palanca Street for a taste of juicy and unbelievably cheap litsong kawali.
Who said you’d need to spend a fortune to satisfy your foodie cravings?