Tomas Morato, the popular avenue in QC for culinary finds, is a go-to place for foodies who wants to explore Metro Manila’s northern food landscape. Its side streets boast of a wide variety of local and international restaurants and cafes, so go have a try this new year! You surely would not run out of options here.
Geonbae Modern Korean Bar & Grill
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Offering two kinds of all-you-can-eat packages at P499.00 and P599.00 price points – Geonbae will certainly satisfy your Korean BBQ craving. For a wallet-friendly price, enjoy filling your tummy with premium Korean barbecue meats, steak and sashimi.
Empacho Restaurant and Bar
Tomas Morato Avenuecr Don Roces
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Thinking of Filipino fare with modern twists? Then, Empacho is the place to satiate that curiosity. With offerings like Crispy Pork Kare-kare, Smoke Blood Sausage (dinuguan sausage served with puto), Sinigang na Lechon with Strawberries and many other Pinoy favourites, Empacho is a unique find and a great place for a cheat day.
Mother Ignacia Street
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Can’t get enough of Korean BBQ? Fantastic Baka is another Korean restaurant specializing in premium grilled meats. Headed by a Michelin-awardee and A-list Korean chef Jang Jungyun, the restaurant serves seasoned spicy bulgogi and prime chuck eye roll beef, thin belly pork and other mouth-watering meat selections. Fantastic Baka is an enjoyable KBBQ dining experience to never miss.
BOA Kitchen + Socials
Sct. Rallos corner Sct. Tuazon
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Eating at BOA kitchen + Socials is treating yourself to playful and yummy-tasting Asian cuisine. Offering brunch meals from 9am-6pm, it transforms into a bar once the sun sets in. Every plate of food they offer is never lacking of colors and freshness, will absolutely entice you to dig in right away. The fluffy Waffle with Bacon & Egg, the delicious Torched Salmon and Avocado Toast and other brunch specials will make you want to visit BOA Kitchen again and again.
WYLD Kitchen X Bar
Mother Ignacia Avenue
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Experience the wild side in this restaurant cum bar that serves beautifully-plated food and great cocktails. WYLD Kitchen is all about tasty comfort food and drinks which are inspired by the wilderness. Using local ingredients for their offerings, this 80-seater restobar is the perfect place to destress and embark on nature-infused menu in a rustic, laid-back environment. Don’t forget to try their famous Flora X Fauna, a sweet flowery cocktail topped with crunchy, salty chichaworms. Yes, them creepy crawlies!
Vitto’s Wine Bar & Restaurant
Sct. Lozano Street cr. Tomas Morato
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A restaurant solely dedicated to wines, Vitto’s is a haven for wine lovers. They have wines from different part of the world like France, Spain, Italy and California, to name some. It will be an unforgettable dine and wine experience in Vitto’s as you would not only enjoy the finest wines, but they also have good food choices that go well with a glass of red like cold cuts and cheeses, steak kabob, and many more.
Tomas Morato is indeed an exciting place to discover; with its various restaurants and bars that cater to different palates, there’s an invitation to feast and drink anytime of the week, and everyone’s invited!
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