Makati has always been home to an eclectic mix of food choices. Here, we recommend some of Makati’s finest spots, from long time favorites, to up and coming restaurants, all of which are within the vicinity of Discovery Primea.
Salcedo and Greenbelt
The hotel’s neighboring area is filled with locally owned restaurants that provide inspired food in the city. We recommend a few that offer fine, curated dining experiences.
Mendokoro Ramenba in Salcedo offers an excellent ramen experience with no major frills. Wildflour’s Salcedo branch is the neighborhoods’ go-to breakfast and brunch spot while Salcedo Area’s Pepi’s Cubano on Gallardo Street is hailed as one of the tastiest sandwich joints in the entire Metro Manila. Abe Restaurant in Greenbelt 3 is a fine destination for traditional Filipino food, from one of the most trusted names in the Manila food scene.
For the more adventurous, one of the emerging food districts in The Metro is the Baranggay of Poblacion, with its finely curated haunts that serve excellent dishes, and cheap brews. El Chupacabra is considered as one of the best Mexican spots in the city, and this after hours favorite keeps the party going til the wee hours of the morning.
A few streets away, the open air fare of Señor Pollo offers a similar vibe, with equally excellent Latin chicken. If Thai Street food is your craving, Crying Tiger will certainly hit the spot with its wide variety of authentic flavors.
Not too far from the Greenbelt Malls is a street that is home to some of the city’s favorite food spots. Pasay Road (formally known as Arnaiz Avenue) offers some of the best Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino eats in the city. If you ever crave Japanese after midnight, Izakaya Nihonbashitei, and Ohsama Ramen are some of the most popular spots in the city.
For those looking specifically for specialty sushi, Isshin provides some of the best in Makati, and is also open late. For a better sit down vibe, we recommend looking up Ukkokei Ramen Ron (famous for their authentic approach to ramen), Hai Shin Lou (for traditional Cantonese cooking), Cirkulo (Spanish cooking, with a Filipino heart), and MilkyWay Café (sweet treats, and Filipino staples).
All these options are tried and tested, and are perfect for a great night out, without the fine dining price tag.
Hossein’s is one of the pioneering Middle Eastern cuisine restaurants in the Philippines, having been established in 1985. Chef Hossein showcases his culture, Persia’s history and his family’s tradition to the dining table. Located at Greenbelt 3.
Persia Grill was established from the owning family, the Kazemi’s, love for food and bringing together people. The restaurant uses only genuine spices, and authentic cooking techniques to make some of the best food in the area. Persia Grill is located at Prince Plaza, Legazpi.
Corner Tree Cafe is home to vegetarian comfort food in Makati. They serve food from Asia to Africa, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, in a cozy, intimate setting. Located in Jupiter, Bel-Air, Makati City.
At New Bombay, diners can experience the rich, and flavorful aroma of authentic Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a wide array of Indian classics, from fragrant curries to tandoori-grilled meats, to their famous Lassi, a yoghurt-based drink. Located at Glorietta 3.
Beni’s Falafel is a small hole-in-the-wall find in A.Venue, with limited seating. Beni’s cuisine is Middle eastern, with vegan, and vegetarian friendly options, at affordable prices. With a curated menu of authentic tastes, and a homey vibe, Beni’s is great fares at any time of day (they’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).