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Looking for ideas on where to take your partner for your first or next date?

Preparing for lunch and dinner dates can be nerve-wracking for some. Beyond looking good and making yourself interesting, imagine the pressure of having to impress your date by bringing them to a place with good food!

Read also: 15 Restaurants in BGC that are Perfect for Dates

However, with a little planning, you can turn this potentially stressful situation into an enjoyable and memorable experience. With these Booky recommendations, you’ll definitely impress your date!

Luck Garden Seafood Restaurant

Located in Kanlaon, Quezon City, Luck Garden Seafood Restaurant is a great spot for lunch and dinner dates! You and your partner’s cravings for Chinese food and seafood will be satisfied. Their menu features soups, roasted meat, vegetables, and fried rice.

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3 Kanlaon St, Kanlaon, Sta. Teresita, Quezon City, Metro Manila

YAYOI

On YAYOI’s menu, you can find bestsellers like fried chicken steak, sukiyaki (a Japanese hot pot dish), unajyu (grilled eel fillets served with rice), and saba (mackerel). And of course, who can forget YAYOI’s Signature Rolls like the Salmon Aburi Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, and Spicy Kani Roll? Each dish is prepared with authentic Japanese flavors that are sure to delight your taste buds.

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Lasa BBQ

BBQ for your bb!

If you feel like savoring Pinoy favorites on your first date, head to LASA BBQ. They offer crowd favorites such as Garlic Baby Squid in Olive Oil, Fried Calamares, Pork Belly Liempo, Beef & Tripe Kare-Kare, and Fried Vegetables Lumpia.

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Aburi

Treat your date to a great day by bringing them to Aburi, a Japanese joint in Muntinlupa! Aburi is your go-to spot for flame-seared sushi, offering classics like Tempura, Teppan, Yakitori, and Donburi bowls done right.

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2/F, 398 Don Jesus Blvd, Madison Galeries, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Katsu House

Some opt for a more low-key place for dates. Why not try Katsu House in Antipolo? This Japanese restaurant offers Kushi (skewers), Japanese fries, Vegan Gyoza, and for those wanting a little bit of everything, an Appetizer Platter featuring Japanese Fries, Nori sesame and Togarashi, Tempura-style Onion Rings, Tofu Nori, and Fried Shiitake.

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50 Beverly Hills Dr, Subd, Beverly Hills, Antipolo, Rizal

Ethan’s Cafe

If you’re looking for a date spot up North, consider Ethan’s Cafe! They offer All Day Breakfast, Pasta, Pizza, and even grilled meats, making it the perfect place to spend quality time with your loved one without traveling South.

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14 Fausto St, Manotoc Subd, Marulas, Valenzuela, Metro Manila

Samgyeopsal House

For a classic Samgyup date that never goes out of style, visit Samgyeopsal House and try their Unlimited Pork or Unlimited Pork and Beef options. It’s a chance to test you and your date’s personalities: Will you be the samgyupsal griller doing the hard work, or the one patiently waiting for the meat to cook?

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3/F, Gen A Luna Ave, SM City San Mateo, Ampid I, San Mateo, Rizal

FREDO by Zucchero

The homey ambiance at FREDO by Zucchero makes dining with your date feel like being at home. Enjoy Filipino favorites such as Bangus a la Pobre, Bulalo Soup, Lechon Kawali, and Sinigang sa Salmon Miso Soup!

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3 Vatican City Dr, Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Cafe de Esa

Coffee dates are still in! Bring your date to Cafe de Esa for your daily caffeine fix and enjoy all-day breakfast offerings, appetizers, and featured drinks such as Esa’s Favorite (chocolate chip), Klariz Fantastic (pop berry), Golden Boy Karl (butterscotch), and Dalawa’s Milkyway (cookies and cream).

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91 C Raymundo Ave, C. Raymundo, Caniogan, Pasig, Metro Manila

Kalsada Burger

Kalsada date, g? Enjoy these burgers named after popular thoroughfares—Commonwealth, Skyway, Poblacion, and EDSA. You and your date are sure to love taking the long way home together after savoring these delicious meals!

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We hope your date ends well, but in case it doesn’t, we have other options for you: Where to Eat Alone in Metro Manila.

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