Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! It’s going to be on a payday Friday so we’re pretty sure lovebirds out there won’t travel far from their offices. Thus, the Mandaluyong-Makati-BGC-Manila locations. And, since it’s payday, no excuses not to splurge, right? Nah, kidding! We’ll share with you our top picks of restaurants to book this Valentine’s Day tailor fit to the budget of a working millennial (or millennial at heart) couple, arranged in no particular order.
1. Old Swiss Inn, P4,000 for two
This 75-year-old food institution whipped out the perfect Valentine’s Day promo that made us love them even more. How about a US Black Angus Steak or an Australian Lamb Chops with a fun Toblerone S’mores Fondue Bar on the side? We’re pretty sure it’s a yes for you and your date!
Valentine’s Week Promo: Rate is P2,000 with 10% service charge per person. This includes a choice of Creamy Mushroom Soup or Pumpkin Soup, a choice of Caesar Salad or White Cheese and Walnut Salad, a choice of US Black Angus Steak or Australian Lamb Chops, an all-you-can-eat Toblerone S’mores Fondue Bar, and a glass of red wine. Promo Period is from February 8 to 16, 2020.
We recommend you to get both the steak and the lamb chops and share the meal so both of you can try each of the main courses. As for the fondue bar, go for the over burnt marshmallow! You’ll thank us later. Read our full review here.
Old Swiss Inn is located at Somerset Olympia Hotel, Makati Avenue, Makati City, open 24/7. Promo is also available at their Manila branch at Garden Plaza Suites, Belen St. Paco, Manila. Reserve your table at via oldswissinn.com or contact 818-82-51/ 0999-993-48-51 for the Makati branch and 5266-27-39 for the Manila branch.
2. Wagyupsal, P1,498 for two
If you and your samgyup partner wouldn’t rest to eat KBBQ even on Valentine’s Day (go ahead, we won’t judge!), we suggest you do it at Wagyupsal where you can enjoy unlimited Wagyu beef on top of their awesome line up of marinated meats. Price is a little bit higher than the usual, but why not pay a bit more for Wagyu on a special day? We know you want it!
Valentine’s Day Promo: Unli Wagyu set for P749 per person. For the Unli Pork & Beef set, price is P898. Promo is for February 14, 2020 only.
We suggest you to take full advantage of the unlimited Wagyu meat, and get more refills of the Bolar Blade and Chuck Eye Roll. However, do not underestimate the other meats as they are equally tasty, the pork and beef meats have their own special marinade that stands out from the other unlimited KBBQ places in the metro. Check out our full review of Wagyupsal here.
Wagyupsal is located at D-Strip, 20 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City. Reserve your table at 0927-912-4880.
3. Izakaya Sensu, P1,250 for two
If you and your beau are up for some good Japanese food, then head to BGC after work and enjoy a 5-course dinner set for two at this minimalist and homey Izakaya. Expect nothing but fine food, generous serving, and great service, as consistently expected from all the Raintree Restaurants.
Valentine’s Day Promo: Dinner set includes Otoshi Appetizer, Choice of Sashimi Omakase 3 or Valentine’s Roll, Ton Shabu Salad, Choice of U.S Beef Steak Katsu or Sensu Tempura Moriawase, Yakimeshi Rice, Miso Soup for each, and Miso Caramel Cake. Promo Period is from February 13 to 16, 2020.
We recommend you to get the U.S. Beef Steak Katsu, and the Sashimi Omakase 3. If you still have room for more, order their exclusive Valentine’s Roll for only P395. Read our full review here.
Izakaya Sensu is located at Neo/Seven Building, 5th Avenue cor 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. Reserve your table at 0917-833-7093, look for Crystelle.
4. Gaja Korean Kitchen, P1,730 for two
We have been passing by Gaja for quite some time now as our favorite bar, The Odd Seoul, is secretly found inside it. When we finally tried their food, we couldn’t look at Korean food the same way again. For this occasion, we also got a word that they’ll be moving their Korean specialty to a whole new level by showcasing stone-grilled steaks. What a time to be alive! We’ll let you know the deets soon.
Our recommended set of dishes to order: Jjajangmyeon, Osam, and Galbi-Jjim. They also be having a Valentine’s Day Promo that’s coming up this week or early next week, so stay tuned for more updates. Also, a treat for you from Gaja, get 14% off your bill on Valentine’s Day. Just show a proof to any of their staff that you’ve liked both our Instagram pages: @gajaph and @datefortwo. That’s it! Easy peasy!
We recommend you to not miss ordering their Galbi-Jjim as it’s a must-try when in Gaja. Don’t forget to ask for your free banchan set. Any item from the set can be refilled up to two times. See more photos here.
Gaja Korean Kitchen is located at 8445 Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City. Reserve your table at by sending a message via their Instagram page: @gajaph.
5. The Odd Seoul, P399 for two
Still deciding where to go after that sought-after dinner on Valentine’s Day? Let us help you with that as The Odd Seoul can make your special day even more extraordinary. Good drinks, check. Great music, check. Yummiest bar chows, check. Darts, check. Yup, you read that right as The Odd Seoul houses two electronic dart machine where you can show off your skills to your date. Or why not compete against one another? Winner gets a kiss. *wink*
Valentine’s Day Promo: Buy One, Get One Valentine’s Day cocktails for only P399. Promo is for February 14, 2020 only.
As The Odd Seoul is hidden inside Gaja, try not to ask the staff how to enter and try the fun of figuring it out yourselves. Clue: Soju Bottle. And speaking of Soju, why not try their Soju + Yakult combination as well? Good luck and enjoy the night, you guys! See more photos here.
The Odd Seoul is secretly located at 8445 Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City. Reserve your table at by sending a message via their Instagram page: @theoddseoul.
6. Kimukatsu, P710 for two
Kimukatsu’s sophisticated and modern look screams intimidating at first glance. Take a seat inside and get cozy as this Japanese restaurant serves the best Katsu in town, without breaking the bank. You’ve read the price above right, it’s just P710 for two!
Our recommended set of dishes to order: Pork Loin (Rosu) Set and Garlic Kimukatsu. Each set comes with unlimited rice, miso soup, cabbage, and Japanese pickles.
We recommend you to get different set meals to order so both of you can share the meat as some might be too rich in flavor, one of you might want to try another in the middle of the meal. Take advantage of the unlimited refills of the miso soup. We consider their miso soup as part of our main course and not just as a side dish as it’s super delish!
Kimukatsu is located at the 5th Floor of Shangri-la Plaza Mall, Mandaluyong City. Reserve your table at 8727-0333.
7. Kusina Moderne, P2,699 for two
If you and your date isn’t the type who go to fancy schmancy restaurant, then Kusina Moderne is just the right one for you. The humble industrial look will surprise you with their curated french-modern take on Filipino comfort foods. They’ll even throw in a bouquet of flowers for your date. Talk about extra comfort and hassle-free date!
Valentine’s Day Promo: 4-course set meal for two, priced at P2,699, includes Calabaza Soup, Dalagang Bukid, Pork Belly Estofado, Cheesecake Creme Brulee, two glasses of wine. Couples may opt to avail their other promo priced at P1,999, same items but without the wines or the bouquet. Promo Period is from February 14 to 16, 2020.
We highly recommend getting the P2,699 deal. Not only you’ll get extra convenience in getting a bouquet of flowers but also you’ll celebrate Valentine’s Day the practical way. See more photos here.
Kusina Moderne is located at Bel-Air Soho, Caceres Street, Poblacion, Makati City. Reserve your table at 0920-817-8956.
8. TWG, P995 for two
This fancy tea house is one of our dream restaurants to ever try. When we got to experience already, we were in love. Set the mood of this special day by dropping by at TWG in the afternoon and avail their Tea Time Set Menu.
Our recommended set to order: Fortune Set, priced at P995, includes a pot of hot tea, a choice of warm toasted Croque Monsieur or Croque Imperial, a choice of two freshly baked scones and muffin served with TWG Tea Jelly and whipped cream, three pieces of TWG Tea Macarons. Their Tea Time Set Menu is available everyday from 3pm to 6pm only.
We suggest you to choose the Croque Imperial as it is very tasty as a whole and the smoked salmon in the middle is surprisingly delicious. For the scones or muffin, we recommend you go for the muffin as the scones might be too dry and hard for your liking.
TWG is located at the 2nd floor of Shangri-la Plaza Mall, EDSA cor Shaw Boulevard, Mandaluyong City. Reserve your table at 8654-1421.
9. 390 Degrees, P2,000 for two
390 Degrees is definitely living up to their tagline ‘Heat To Perfection’ as they are using a temperature-regulated charcoal-operated oven. All foods in the menu are, one way or another, cooked in the same oven, making all of their foods smoked and flavored exquisitely. Expect only the warmest love for good food as Ombu Kusina’s Head Chef also spearheads this relatively new restaurant at Sequoia Hotel Manila Bay.
Valentine’s Day Promo: Valentine’s Month Set includes a Tomato Soup with Ravioli for each, Caesar Salad, Pepper Crusted Steak, two sides, two mini Salted Caramel Cream Puffs, and two glasses of red wine. Promo Period is from February 3 to 29, 2020.
For the sides, we recommend you to get their bestsellers, the Cauliflower and Cheese, and the Sweet Potato Mash. For the steak doneness, opt for Medium or Medium Rare, as the steak is very good, one should not waste it on an overdone steak. See more photos here.
390 Degrees is located at the ground floor of Sequoia Hotel, Block 2 Lot 15 Aseana City Business Park, Paranaque City. Reserve your table at 0921-244-6502 or 0945-639-0724.
10. Terraz Bistro & Meetings, P5,998 for two
Terraz is always our go-to restaurant for a quick lunch or dinner as it’s convenient, very posh, and with unique and reasonably priced dishes. Come Valentine’s Day, they do a change of environment by setting up several tables for a romantic dinner for two at Zuellig Building’s Sky Garden. If you perceive the sky-engulfed building as the most beautiful in Makati, wait ’til you see their Sky Garden. Imagine having that date watching the sunset with your love? Priceless.
Valentine’s Day Promo: Valentine’s Special includes Oysters Three-Way, Caul fat Foie Gras, Salmon Confit, Wagyu Beef, and Dark and White Chocolate Vanilla Net. Promo is for February 14, 2020 only.
We recommend you to you come on time or a little bit early for the dinner so you can enjoy the view both with natural light and of course, the city lights come night time. Our full experience to be posted soon.
Terraz Bistro & Meetings is located at the 3rd floor of Zuellig Building, Paseo de Roxas cor Makati Avenue, Makati City. Reserve your table at 0917-882-6719 or 0966-903-0371 , look for Kimber or Jocel.
Got a restaurant in mind already? Book your table now before the slots ran out! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, fellow love birds! Always keep on dating. 🙂
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