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Start the new year with these new spots!

Now that we’ve entered the new year, new restaurants are popping up left and right. The big question is: “Where do I eat right now?”

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While we remain devoted to our city’s old favorites and best restaurants, we are always open to trying someplace new! Read on for a list of Metro Manila’s latest debuts that are worth the visit.

Thank You, Seafood – Power Plant Mall

If you love all things seafood, you better try this new spot at Power Plant Mall–Thank you, Seafood! Have your seafood favorites cheesy baked, in lemon butter sauce, deep-fried, in pastas, or fresh in this dazzling restaurant!

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2/F, Rockwell Dr, Power Plant Mall, Poblacion, Makati

Steak and Frice – BGC

Steak and Frice is a new steak place that recently opened up shop in BGC. Their dishes like Potato Soufflé and Onion Flower have gained praises, but their main offering, Steak & Frice (steak, french fries, and rice) are certainly the star. Choose your desired cut with a variety of scrumptious sauces for your meat

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LG, Central Square, 5th Avenue Cor. 30th St., Bonifacio High Street Central, BGC

Mantra Indian Kitchen & Bar – Ayala Vertis North

Indian cuisine lovers have Mantra on their list top Indian restaurants in Manila. Thankfully, this kitchen and bar has opened up a new branch in the North, so there’s no need to drive all the way to Makati and Alabang! Try their butter chicken–it’ll satisfy all of your senses!

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2F Ayala Malls, Vertis North, Quezon City

Bijin Nabe – Mitsukoshi Mall

Not all hotpots are created equal, because among the numerous spots in the metro, Bijin Nabe stands out for their collagen hotpot! Deliciously rich and flavorful, this soup broth is the perfect pair with premium meats and fresh vegetables!

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Sawada Ichigo Cafe – Mitsukoshi Mall

Sawada Ichigo Cafe is the very first Japanese Strawberry Cafe in the metro, offerings desserts and drinks that are made from Beni Hoppe Strawberries–and yes, these strawberries are sourced frm Japan!

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Mitsukoshi Mall, BGC

Phoenix Resto + Bar – Poblacion

If you’ve written down “explore new things” on your New Year’s Resolution, then better head to Phoenix Resto + Bar where you can taste Afro fusion cuisine! Get a load of African flavors by trying their Jollof Rice, Crispy Akara Fritters, and African Flame Grilled Chicken!

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5673 Dona Carmen St., Poblacion, Makati

Haidilao – SM MOA

China’s largest hotpot chain has now opened in the Philippines and it landed here at SM MOA. Satisfy your hotpot cravings at this beautiful new branch!

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L1 Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay

Sichu Malatang – UP Town Center and Podium

If you can handle the spice, try out Sichu Malatang which specializes in the Sichuan version of hotpot! Here you get to choose your veggies, meats, balls, and sauces, which will be weighed before you pay. You can also go for the hotpot or the drypot!

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Crepe Glazik – Uptown Mall

Crepe Glazik is one of Makati’s hidden gems that is now open at Uptown Mall. They’re best known for their show-stopping, authentic crepes which are best eaten with their gelato!

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Cambridge Centre Building, 108 Tordesillas, Makati
(0917) 163 1130

Ya Kun Kaya Toast – One Ayala

Ya Kun Kaya Toast is Singapore’s beloved restaurant that has opened its first stand alone spot in One Ayala. Come by for some authentic kaya toast, laksa, and Singaporean traditional kopi!

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2/F, Ayala Ave, One Ayala, San Lorenzo, Makati

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