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The 7 Best Places To Eat In Makati, Manila

From local eats in Legaspi Village to romantic restaurants in Poblacion, there’s endless great places to eat in Makati. Manila’s buzzing business and nightlife hotspot is also a haven for restaurants. Here’s our pick of the ones you can’t afford to miss.

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1. Early Bird Breakfast Club

As the name suggests, this is one of the best spots in Makati for breakfast. And, the best part is that it’s all-day breakfast, so you can enjoy their tasty eggs any time of the day. In the mood for fried chicken and waffles; fluffy pancakes; eggs benedict or their gooey French fondue? Whatever you crave, you’ll be in heaven here.

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2. Nikkei

This stylish restaurant perfectly blends together Peruvian and Japanese cuisine and culture. The menu offers Japanese inspired cuisine, such as sashimi and handmade sushi with some twists from Peru such as causa, tiradito and ceviche. There’s several branches in the city now, and we can see why it’s so popular. Come with friends and get as many dishes as you can to share!

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3. Va Bene Pasta Deli

This cosy Italian deli restaurant serves up seriously great pasta and other Italian eats. Authentic Italian cooking combines with fresh pasta, such as ravioli, pappardelle or tagliatelle and high quality ingredients. They make everything from scratch for an authentic experience that’s as good as any in Italy.

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4. Aida’s Chicken

Come to this no-fuss local favourite for some of the best chicken insanal in town. This mouthwatering BBQ chicken specialty is at its best from Aida’s in Makati. They flavour it with orange oil and it tastes incredible. You will get to eat every part of the chicken, from paa (drumstick) to corazon (heart).

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5. Your Local

You’ll wish that Your Local really was your local, as it’s that good. This hip neighbourhood bistro has been featured in Condé Nast and is a real gem. There’s all sorts of good things to eat, from the semi-fried eggplant with mascarpone and tempura flakes, to their salted egg chicken buns.

places to eat in Makati

6. Bistro Ravioli 

Bistro Ravioli stays true to the great Italian tradition of using brick ovens for making pizza. This oven is able to reach higher temperatures than the average pizza oven. This means every pizza is droolworthy.

Fancy something different? Order the honey bacon and jalapeno pie. The contrast of sweetness from bacon and the spice from jalapenos is amazing.

places to eat in Makati

7. Manam Comfort Filipino

From their famous House Crispy Sisig to a delicious Pancit Palabok and Buko Pie at their cafe location, Manama is the spot to go for traditional yet modern Filipino food. Everything here is bursting with authentic flavours. Check out Manam Cafe for coffee, desserts, and pastries too.

When it comes to places to eat in Makati, you’ll never go wrong here.

places to eat in Makati

Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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