More new restaurants and dining establishments are being opened in Eastern Metro Manila—Pasig, Marikina, and Mandaluyong. In fact, several districts in these cities are already becoming well-known destinations for people who want to have a different dining experience. Mention Brgy. Kapitolyo, Ugong, and Capitol Commons, Pasig; Greenfield District, Mandaluyong; or SSS Village, Marikina and what comes to mind are specialty restaurants that showcase cuisine fusions, new concepts, and refreshing ambiance.
If you are planning to have a memorable summer this year even while in the city, a food trip to experience new restaurants might just be the thing for you and your troop. Let ShoppersGuide show you some of the newly opened restaurants worth visiting in Eastern Metro Manila.
ANU'MAN KITCHEN + PUB
Photo courtesy of Anu’man Kitchen + Pub
“Come OUT, we’re OPEN” says the slogan of Anu’man Kitchen + Pub
located across Ace Water Spa. This restaurant and bar prides itself as a safe place for the members of the LGBT community. Their dishes come with amusing names such as Hot na Hipon
(PhP250), Kilig to the Balls
(PhP175), Tipsy Beef
(PhP225), and Pusit Pusit Some More
#16 Unit H United Street Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig
5:00 PM to 12:00 MN, Tuesday to Thursday; 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM, Friday to Saturday; 4:00 PM to 12:00 MN, Sunday
Photo of courtesy of Taco Vengo
Looking for tacos, burritos, and nachos? Head to Taco Vengo
in Kapitolyo. This taqueria serves Mexican favorites such as Nachos por Machos
priced at PhP160 per serving, and tacos (pork, chicken, shrimp, steak)
ranging from PhP95 per serving to about PhP210 for two persons. End the meal with Chwaffle
, a churro and waffle combo with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon, and dulce de leche (PhP130) which is the only dessert in their menu.
16 United St. Bo. Kapitolyo, 1611 Pasig
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 6:00PM to 11:00 PM, Monday to Friday; 6:00 PM to 12:00 MN, Saturday to Sunday
SPICE & CLEAVER
Spice & Cleaver
is a new restaurant at Eastancia Mall that offers a wide range of handcrafted sausages, pizza, and pasta. Their artisanal sausages
, priced at PhP280 (one piece) and PhP480 (two pieces), are made of pure meat without extenders. Interesting flavors include Mexican sausages with cilantro and sun-dried tomatoes, Pizza sausages, and Lamb sausages. Caprese Salad
(PhP295), Fish & Chips
, Baked Camembert
, and cheesecake
are other offerings of Spice & Cleaver.
Lower Level North Wing Estancia Mall Kapitolyo, Pasig
11:00 AM to 9:00 PM, daily
ASAKUSA: HOME OF TEMPURA
Photo courtesy of Asakusa Home of Tempura
Craving for tempura? Asakusa
at The Grove to the rescue! Choose from their five tempura sets
or their choose-your-own-tempura
option wherein customers can pick their own tempura sauce and side dishes. Asakusa also has Salmon Maki (PhP248) Chicken Karaage Teriyaki (PhP228), and Salmon or Tuna Salad (PhP158).
The Grove Retail Row, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave. Ugong, 1604 Pasig
11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, daily
SPLICE RESTO BAR
Splice Resto Bar
takes on a wide range of dishes with classic Filipino and modern European, French, and Italian flavors. Fish and Chips
, Homer Doughnut Burger
, 8-hour Pork Belly
, and Chicken Satay with Italian Rice
are some of the must-try dishes. With their spacious interiors, Splice can also accommodate corporate events and other kinds of parties.
The Portal, Greenfield District, 1552 Mandaluyong
Store Hours: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM, daily
is one of the newest additions to the throng of restaurants at Estancia Mall. At the restaurant entrance, a display of freshly made bread awaits diners. It is a place to also enjoy comfort food such as Truffle Mushroom Soup
, All Meat Lasagna
, and Chicken Galantina
. Artisan likewise offers desserts including Red Velvet Panna Cotta and Blueberry Cheesecake.
Lower Ground, Estancia Mall, Meralco Avenue, Capitol Commons, Ortigas Center, 1605 Pasig
Photo courtesy of No Reservations
Opened just last October, No Reservations is one of the newest dining establishments in Kapitolyo’s Unit 16 or United Street. It specializes in dishes with Asian flavors including Tempura of Oysters (PhP265), Thai-style Ribs (PhP349), and Seoul Style Wings and Waffle (PhP329). Beijing Duck, Baby Pork Ribs, Grilled Corn, and desserts are also available.
2/F, 16 United St, Kapitolyo, 1603 Pasig
6PM-11PM, Tuesday to Thursday; 6:00 PM to 12:00 MN, Friday to Saturday; 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sunday
Photo courtesy of 88 Tavern Burger Bar
88 Tavern opened last September. It specializes in burgers at the PhP90 to PhP160 price range such as the Cheesy Tavern Burger (PhP135) which is their bestseller, and the Decker Tavern (PhP160). Each burger order comes with fries.
Unit 1 ACC Bldg. #1 Carmine St. SSS Village, Marikina City
Store Hours: 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday
The restaurant scene in Eastern Metro Manila can only get better with these newest additions. Their wide array of food offerings makes a trip to the area more fun and enjoyable for families and friends.