A gastronomic feast for the senses.

Degustation is the careful preparation and appreciation of food. Restaurants do this through a multi-course meal served in small meticulously prepared portions, it’s for those who want to have a richer dining experience with each course filled with visual detail and refined flavor.

For this list, we present the best restaurants in Metro Manila and beyond for the best tasting experience. You can save them all on your ‘MUST-TRY‘ list on the Booky app to never miss any of these restaurants.

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Ninyo Fusion Cuisine & Wine Lounge – Loyola Heights

Ninyo Fusion Cuisine, headed by Chef Niño Laus, serves up his take on modern Asian and European dishes with 100 of the world’s great wines. They have an assortment of degustation courses (including an exclusively vegetarian tasting menu), so make sure to check out their options. Don’t forget to bring your own lock to hang on their romantic love locks wall.

Menu: 7-course set starts at ₱1,500/person. Plant-based options available!
Ninyo interiors
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Ninyo Fusion salad
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66 E Abada St, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
(02) 8426-0301; (0917) 580-7928

Toyo Eatery – Chino Roces

Toyo Eatery is a Filipino Eatery that takes the essence of Philippine flavors, traditions, and techniques and creates a gastronomic experience that is epitomized by originality, flavor, and finesse. With something for everybody, Toyo offers a full six-course tasting menu, a short three-course menu, and à la carte options!

Menu & Price: 8-course tasting menu (₱3,600/person), 4-course set menu (₱1,000/person). Plant-based options available!
Toyo Eatery private dining area
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Yakitori blowtorched from Toyo Eatery
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The Alley at Karrivin, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave, Makati
(0917) 720-8630

Gallery by Chele

Formerly known as Gallery VASK, Spanish-born Chef Jose Luis “Chele” Gonzalez showcases his culinary skills and experience in some of the world’s most respected restaurants. Their use of classic, modern, and molecular tools to create degustation menus that immediately turn its first-time customers into its patrons in the long run.

Menu & Price: 6-course tasting menu (starts at ₱2,600/person), 10-course set menu (₱3,400/person). Vegetarian options available!
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5/F Clipp Center Building, 11th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(0917) 546-1673

Caviar Restaurant and Champagne Bar – Alabang

Caviar is a French fine-dining restaurant that provides a serene and intimate space where guests can escape from the real world and relax, drink fine wine, and enjoy great-tasting food.

Menu: 6-course Dinner (₱3,250/person). Plant-based options available!
Caviar restaurant interior
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Caviar restaurant steak dish
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Unit A-206 Westgate Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 8552-7930

Nobu – City of Dreams

Nobu by Chef Nobuyuki Matsuhisa is a fine-dining restaurant that blends traditional Japanese flavors with Peruvian and Californian tastes. Located at City of Dreams, the restaurant’s sleek design and cozy cabana-style section are perfect for special events or gatherings. 

Menu & Price: Nobu Signatures (₱4,580), Seasonal Specials (₱5,600). Plant-based options available!
Nobu interior
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Nobu tasting menu platter
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Nobu Hotel, City of Dreams, Aseana Ave., Parañaque
(02) 8691-2882

Sala Restaurant – Legazpi Village

Last year, Sala celebrated its 20th year with a revamped dining room. The new contemporary interiors set the stage for Scottish chef Colin Mackay’s simple yet perfectly executed European fare. His other ventures, People’s Palace and Blackbird at the Nielsen Tower, are equally excellent options for a romantic dinner.

Menu: Dinner Tasting Menu (₱3,980 per person)
Sala Restaurant appetizer
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LV Locsin Bldg, 6752 Ayala Ave cor Makati Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 7750-1555

Beso Beso – Magallanes

Beso Beso reimagines a gastronomic narrative of the uniquely eclectic culture and heritage of the Philippines within the context of a fine Filipino – European restaurant. Their tasting menu attests to this, serving creations such as their peculiar Dirty Ice Cream dish made with foie gras, Baguio strawberries, and a chia seed cone.

Menu: Express Tasting Menu starts at ₱1,500/person
Beso Beso Interior
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Dirty Ice Cream dish from Beso Beso
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2/F Aleanza Hall, Autometics Center, 2257 Chino Roces Ave Ext, Magallanes, Makati
(0917) 179-2562

Metiz – Chino Roces

A modern Filipino restaurant by Filipino-French chef Stephan Duhesme, Metiz serves one 5-course prix-fixe (or fixed price) menu using local ingredients. The flavor profile of most of their dishes is vinegar-based, seeing as they treasure fermented foods on their menu. Even though their menu changes regularly, they accommodate dietary restrictions, too!

Menu: 5-course prix-fixe menu (₱1,500+/person), 7-courses (₱2,900)
Metiz dish
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Metiz dish
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Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave, Makati
(0917) 700-4109

Hapag Private Dining – Katipunan

Nestled in the Katipunan area, Hapag Private Dining is known for their 8-course tasting menu serving unique and contemporary Filipino dishes such as their Laing Stones and Banana Heart Granola dishes. Compared to other tasting menus, Hapag gives you a wide array of entree options that you can choose from.

Menu: 8-course tasting menu (₱2,500/person), +₱800 for beverage pairing
Hapag Private Dining interiors
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Laing Stones from Hapag Private Dining
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201 Katipunan Ave, Project 4, Quezon City
(0947) 560-1853

Tahanan Bistro – Antipolo

Located on the upper floor of renowned artist, Benji Reyes’s home, Tahanan Bistro is one of the best dining experiences in Antipolo. It is family-run and operates to provide guests a warm second home. Helmed by Chef Kevin and Keesha Reyes, this restaurant serves organic and locally-sourced Filipino dishes. Fun fact: Their five-course sets change every 3 months.

Menu: All five-course sets are priced at ₱1,200/head
Tahanan Bistro interiors
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Chicken dish from Tahanan Bistro topped with risotto
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22 Loresville Drive Lores Farm Subdivision, San Roque, Antipolo
(0925) 880-1487

Bale Dutung – Pampanga

Bale Dutung (meaning ‘house of wood’), by the famous Chef Claude Tayag and wife, Mary Ann, offers a unique four-hour, 10-course degustation dining experience with 3 standard menus to choose from: Kapampangan Spread, Lechon 5 Ways, and the Anthony Bourdain menu. 

Menu & Price: Best of Bale Dutung ₱3,500/person
Bale Dutung garden exteriors
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Lechon from Bale Dutung
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Villa Gloria Subdivision, Angeles City, Pampanga
(045) 888-5163

Mama’s Table – Baguio

Mama’s Table is a private, fine dining experience in Vicky Clemente’s secluded glass garden home. She serves a French-inspired 8-course meal (appetizer, soup, intermezzo #1 and #2, seafood course, meat course, digestive, dessert), there is no menu so be ready to be surprised. Mama’s Table only accepts one group at a time, with a minimum of 6 persons. 

Insider tip: Arrive before sunset to get a view of Vicky’s beautiful garden and the sunset viewing deck.
Mama's table interiors aerial shot
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Strictly by reservations only
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888-A Ambuklao Rd, Baguio City
(074) 442-1794

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