Food Frenzy: Best Places to Eat in Makati, Philippines

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Makati is filled with condos and skyscrapers in its bustling business district. From Ayala Avenue to Rockwell, diners have an ample selection of food to choose from.

What makes the city so unique is that there are a lot of condominiums for sale in Makati near the food districts. You don’t need to drive to fill your stomachs, all you need to do is take a short walk from your condo.

Here are a few restaurants in Makati to please your cravings.

Poblacion

The hotspot of nightlife and unique dining experiences is Poblacion. You can find places to dine and hangout right after in walking distance. There’s no need to take a car in the area because you’ll be busy exploring the diverse dining options. Poblacion offers Chinese, Japanese, Korean and more!

Start your night out with a meal at Ebi 10. You can get your tempura fix in Poblacion for as low as P60 for a small piece and P165 for a jumbo piece.

Come to The Filling Station for the aesthetics and stay for the food! The restaurant’s theme is nostalgia. Cap off the night with their grilled sandwiches, pancakes, waffles or their specialty milk shakes.

Looking for a staple of the area? Visit El Chupacabra. The restaurant is one of the pioneer restaurants in Poblacion. In here, you’ll find tons of Mexican food items such as their popular street tacos.

Entertaining your vegan friend is easy in Poblacion because of restaurants such as Cosmic in P. Burgos. Cosmic features vegan varieties of tempura and sisig.

Perfect for your vegan friend who’s looking for their healthy food fix.

Little Tokyo

Welcome to the home of authentic Japanese food in Makati. If there’s one place you must visit for Japanese fare it’s definitely Little Tokyo.

One of the standouts in Little Tokyo is Yamazaki Bento. The restaurant can be found on the side of the area and comprises a restaurant and grocery. Yamazaki’s menu offers affordable meals that stand out among the competition because they taste so good for a fraction of the price.

Another standout in Little Tokyo is Izakaya Kikufuji. The restaurant is always stacked with diners at night so it’s best to drop by during lunch time. Kikufuji has popular lunch sets available that include rice bowls and sushi.

Little Tokyo is located at 2277 Chino Roces Avenue cor. Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

Beyond Poblacion and Little Tokyo

There are many dining other dining options in Makati. You can find one of the best Japanese restaurants called Nihonbashi Tei which is a stone’s throw away from Little Tokyo.

Nihonbashi Tei is a laid back restaurant that caters to the Japanese population of Makati. You can watch Japanese variety shows while slurping on a hot bowl of ramen.

The Curator operates as a cafe in the day and a bar at night. Specialties include the Brew of The Day and cocktails. However, you don’t come here for the food. Visiting Curator is all about enjoying the drinks in their night time bar.

You can find The Curator behind Cyrano Wine Shop at 134 Legaspi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Looking for a curry fix? Coco Ichibanya is here to save the day. Coco Ichibanya offers different kinds of curry meals with an option to select your level of spiciness for your meal. From the popular pork katsu curry to the vegan-friendly spinach curry, Coco Ichibanya has options for everyone.

Coco Ichibanya can be found at One Rockwell’s West Tower in the Rockwell Center.

If you’re looking for something simple, try Marugame Udon & Tempura. The restaurant operates in a cafeteria style. Your noodles are cooked on the spot and you can add sides right after. There are no frills when it comes to Marugame. Pick your food and pay at the cashier and you’ll be able to enjoy your food immediately.

Marugame Udon & Tempura is located in the Glorietta 4 Food Court.