When i heard there was a La Opera here in Makati, i got pretty excited. There is one here in Long Beach a 15 min drive from me, and the last time i ate there i loved it. Its an upscale Italian restaurant. When i arrived at the one in makati, it looked pretty nice as well. The ambience was great, it was just a little dark inside. After a few minute wait we got seated. I dont know why, but the wait staff here seemed a little slow and rude. The food was OK nothing special, i guess cuz Italian food is my favorite and i compare to that of the US. The prices compared to other restaurants in the PI were really high. This is considered a very pricey restaurant. For me it wasnt worth it. A dish was really only about $9.00 US but the service and staff sucked so bad, it just ruined the whole experience. When i was here, the guy that sings "because of you" was eating here too. I guess he is really big in the Philippines. I heard his song so much over there. haha....
Gerry's Grille is a nice FIlipino restaurant. The decor is a local filipino theme. The service is excellent and the prices are great. I have eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed.
Favorite Dish: My favorite dish here so far is the Kare Kare. I have ordered it every time ive eaten here and its been great every time. It is a beef dish and tripe(i hate tripe though) in a peanut butter type sauce, you eat it with rice and mix a little bagoong with it, let me tell you... so good...... the funny thing is i never eat it when im here at home, but i seem to order it at all the filipino restaurants when i go to the philippines.....
This is a very elegant restaurant. I love the ambience of this place. The decor is an eclectic Japanese style. Right when i walked in the host was friendly. The restaurant is a buffet style. I dont know if this is every night or just on some nights. They have Japanese, Chinese, Sushi, Italian, Salad bar, and dessert bar. I pretty much sampled everything here. Everything was pretty good. I liked the chinese food alot. This section had someone there doing stirfry for you at your request. There is an italian pasta bar. They have a few chefs to cook the pasta in front of you and you can choose your sauce, marinara is my favorite. They also have a few different styles of meats and a chef there to carve it for you. The Dessert bar was DELICIOUS. There was a wide variety to choose from, it was all good. You definitely need to come here and try it!!
Good food at reasonable prices.
Aida (asianbelle) and Mie (Marissa71) had chosen this restaurant for our VT meeting in Makati
Favorite Dish: Filipino food. Excellent taste
Just a little bit too noisy to have a meeting and exchange views on travel.
After playing badminton for hours or to cap a great night out, the best place to feed one's empty stomach is at the 24 hours Next Door restaurant along Makati Avenue.
They offer delicious chinese food at a very very affordable price. Service is quick and the staff are friendly.
Favorite Dish: I tend to order the hainan chicken all the time. Try the vinegared crispy tofu, it's worth it.
Small italian restaurant serving delicious pasta and pizza. Greenbelt can get too crowded and this place is perfect because it is more quiet. It's somewhere in Legaspi Village.
I learned of it because in my previous job, I used to visit our business partner and their office is just in front of the place. It's along Salcedo Street corner Aguirre. Very near Peligro Bar, another great pub.
There are nights when they have a house musician serenading you with his guitar.
Favorite Dish: Pizza and pasta. Their deserts are great too!
A unique restaurant in the heart of Makti serving delicious African, Indian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Truly an experience that cannot be missed. The interiors are like a museum showcasing arabic art. When you pass by the restaurant, do not miss the Shisha or Water pipe, the restaurant's main attraction aside from its great foods.
Favorite Dish: I love the Ethiopian Beef Kitfo - raw Australian beef marinated in a spicy butter sauce. Ox tripe in Green curry is also good like a spicy pesto. The cheese kebabs are also to die for. My date in I had an Arabian Passion tea. You can say it lived up to its name afterwards. And the good thing is that it is open 24 hours!
The restaurant being on the 10th floor offers a great sunset view, it got glass windows perfect for sight seeing of whole Makati..
The ambiance is great, I love its Old English theme, elegant.. The waiters/waitress are even on charming costumes.
The setback only is the location, its not on the Glorietta /Greenbelt area, that you could hop to next bar after dinner, though still accessible being in Makati Ave
Currently it is now known to be one of the best steak town in Manila, since it is a branch of the famed prime rib restaurant Gulliver's Steak in San Francisco USA.
The restaurant is not so big, one entire floor only, and its a must to have reservations as by 6pm on regular day its full house..
Service is okay, waiting time for the main course (steak) is not that long.. even when you get the bill..
Favorite Dish: The bread being served while waiting is still hot, fresh from the oven, and taste very good.
Once the bread are no longer warm, they will be kind enough to reheat it for you..
For soup, clam chowder is the best.. Its creamy and really tasty.. Its one of the best chowder ive tasted..
Of course for the main dish, the famous primed beef , i choose end cuts well done, .. It comes with sidings, and a corn pudding.. really yummy..The steak is huge serving and makes you feel deliciously full.
Per person average meal including drinks and soup is at 1,000 pesos.
1. Bourbon Street Mahi Mahi
Charbroiled Cajun spiced Mahi Mahi with shrimp and bourbon. Sauce served over mashed potatoes
2. Shrimp Shack Pasta
Tossed with Lemon Garlic Sauce and topped with grilled shrimp & a sprinkle of Feta Cheese
3. Shrimp New Orleans
Lots of tender shrimp sautéed in butter, garlic and spices, and served with rice
4. Dumb Luck Coconut Shrimp
Large shrimp in coconut batter. Served with Cajun marmalade, coleslaw and French fries
5. Captain’s Fish & Chips
Beer Battered Mahi Mahi served with coleslaw and French-fries
6. Mama’s Blue Southern Charmed Fried Shrimp
Golden Fried Shrimp served with coleslaw and French-fries
7. BBQ Pork Sandwich
Slow Roasted Pork, Grilled Onions, and Bubba’s very own, very special BBQ Sauce
8. Mama’s Southern Fried Chicken
Beer Battered Fried Chicken with Bourbon Gravy, Mashed Potatoes and Corn on the Cob
The place offers real good Japanese food at really affordable price. No wonder why lots of people go to this place.
Favorite Dish: Gyoza and the barbeque!
Who says Rockwell is expensive? This place has the most affordable and best Thai food in town! I should know, I celebrated birthdays here! Nom nom nom.
Favorite Dish: Tom yum, green mango shake
mediterrenean and middle eastern food in the heart of Poweplant Mall in Makati and they offer different menus of which there are some changes in the food every quarter.
Favorite Dish: the assorted shawarmas
the classic pan asian assorted meals in the classic manila hotel in the Manila Peninsula Hotel Makati.
Favorite Dish: a lot
providing quite an assortment of seafood based dishes that has a broad international flavor
Favorite Dish: the paella
a regional philippine restaurant specializing in western visayan cuisine, specifically from the negros occidental province.
Favorite Dish: their version of the famous La Paz Batchoy