7 Must-Visit Restaurants And Bars In Ortigas
Because your summer plan doesn’t need the beach
The summer season is officially here and while beach bumming is usually the activity on everyone’s summer getaway plan, that doesn’t mean it’s the only option. For those looking forward to spending their summer in the Metro, here’s a list of seven restaurants and bars that you can’t miss out on in Ortigas.
Yabu: House of Katsu
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It you’re craving for dinner that’s oriental and interactive, you’ll feel right at home in Yabu: The House of Katsu in SM Megamall.
The restaurant lives up to its name as a classic when it comes to katsu meals. Crunchy on the outside yet soft and juicy on the inside, theirs are some of the best-tasting offerings this side of Manila. And with a Php600 price tag on most of their dishes, you know you’re going to get your fill. Besides, the unli-cabbage and rice are sure to get to you.
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For the healthy living of us, nothing is more satisfying that digging into a meal that is nutritious, balanced and delicious. And if you’re still trying to achieve that #SummerBod, then a dinner in Café Med is exactly what you need.
Located on the fifth floor of The Podium, Café Med has cozy interiors and warm service that is perfect for a dinner with family or your special someone.
Mesa Filipino Moderne
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If you’re craving for home-cooked Filipino food, then Mesa’s familiar menu is sure to satisfy your appetite.
Mesa Fiipino Moderne serves affordable yet generous servings of local favorites like boneless bangus, tapa, sisig and sinigang. A full experience is created with the help of a full bar and the never-quiet ambiance that will bring back childhood memories of those noisy family reunions.
Located on the second floor of Mega Atrium in SM Megamall, the one and only downside is that this place gets packed during peak hours—especially when it’s the weekend.
Tipsy Pig Gastropub
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If you’re going to pig out, then you better do it right.
Located at U-21A & R-2B Capitol Common, Meralco Ave. corner Shaw Blvd., Tipsy Pig is a popular spot for friends looking for a good night out. Make sure to check out their extensive list of drinks and their signature Tipsy Wings. They also have outdoor seating, which is great for making the most of the cooler summer nights.
Sky High Bar
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If you’re into romantic dinners made perfect by a colorful sunset, then you’ll love it at Sky High Bar. This spot lives up to its name and offers a breathtaking view from the topmost floor of Ace Hotel & Suites, giving you a perfect 360-degree sight of the Metro.
The bar, located underneath the dining area, is bursting with energy if you feel like a change in vibe. And if you want to make the most of your money, here’s a tip: Make sure to stop by between 5pm and 8pm from Sunday to Thursday so you can get 50 percent off on all the cocktail drinks!
Cheese lovers, unite! —at Kko Kko in Sapphire Bloc, of course. Owned by Grace Lee, this place is one of the best at serving Korean cheese fondue.
Their menu consists of mostly chicken dishes, with the Chicken Cheese Fondue as one of their best sellers. It definitely hits the spot and is perfect to pair with an ice-cold beer. Kko Kko has some crazy interiors mixed with warm colors, which evoke a relaxing yet youthful feel.
El Guapo’s Tex Mex Eats
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El Guapo’s Facebook bio reads: Tex-Mex on Testosterone. So if you’re up for something more macho than usual, then you know where to head to.
While they’re known for their cheap yet tasty beer, homey feel and chill ambiance, this place also serves some of the best Tex-Mex around—so much so that you might ditch the spoon and fork completely! Make sure to try their famous ribs and nachos, downed with a great mojito.
Located at 51B East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig, El Guapo’s is open until 2 am.