Lobster Vongole from CDP. Photo grabbed from CDP Global Table Facbeook Page.

8 Must-Try Restaurants in Rockwell, Makati

We can’t wait to open our doors in Rockwell, a quaint and stylish neighborhood in Makati City. To many people, Rockwell is best known for towering buildings, corporations, and institutions like PHINMA plaza and many more. With that said, it is also a home to some of the finest restaurants in town.

Here are some restaurants that you should definitely add to your ”must-try” list when you visit our center in Rockwell:

Single Origin

Breakfast Pizza from Single Origin
Breakfast Pizza from Single Origin. Photo grabbed from Single Origin Facebook Page.

Single Origin is a cafe and restaurant on the ground floor of Edades Tower and Garden Villas. This place is perfect for those of you who frequent restaurants that almost feel like home since the entire place is adorned by beautiful rustic furniture pieces, wood accent walls and workspace corners.

What’s more to love in Single Origin is they do not just serve coffee and breakfast food all day, they also have wine and other alcoholic beverages if you’re looking for a chill nightcap.

What to try: Japan Matcha Latte, Breakfast Pizza, Crab Fat Pasta

RAMBLA

Paella from Rambla. Photo grabbed from Rambla PH Facebook Page.
Paella from Rambla. Photo grabbed from Rambla PH Facebook Page.

Rambla combines Spanish Catalan food with Mediterranean influences. Inspired by La Rambla street in Barcelona, Spanish Chef Pepe Lopez, head chef of RAMBLA, creates a unique dining experience by combining traditional flavors with its modern menu. What sets this restaurant apart from other Spanish fusion restaurants is the creativeness that goes in the crafting and presenting of the dishes.

What to try: Tagliatelle & Scallops, Chicken & Seafood Coulant, For Chocolate Lovers

Nikkei

Seabass Katsu Set from Nikkei. Photo grabbed from Nikkei Facebook Page.
Seabass Katsu Set from Nikkei. Photo grabbed from Nikkei Facebook Page.

From the owners of Single Origin, Nikkei offers a very special Japanese dining experience. Nikkei, meaning “Japanese outside Japan” and this restaurant truly lives up to the etymology of its name. This restaurant serves a fusion of Japanese cuisine with Peruvian cooking. If you can’t imagine these two going together, then you definitely should give them a visit because it is a must-try!

What to try: Pomelito Tiraditos, Green Ceviche, Seabass Katsu Set

Refinery

Bread Pudding from Refinery. Photo grabbed from Refinery Facebook Page.
Bread Pudding from Refinery. Photo grabbed from Refinery Facebook Page.

Refinery is one of Rockwell’s hidden gems as this is the only branch of this cafe. This place is best known for their all-day breakfast, brunch items, and their cocktails. Besides the food, what’s more to love in Refinery is its rustic ambiance, giving it a homey feel to go with your breakfast favorites.

What to try: Angry Pasta, Refinery Bread Pudding, Vegetarian Breakfast

Tajimaya

Wagyu Set from Tajimaya Yakiniku. Photo grabbed from Tajimaya Yakiniku Facebook Page.
Wagyu Set from Tajimaya Yakiniku. Photo grabbed from Tajimaya Yakiniku Facebook Page.

This Japanese restaurant is best known for its Japan-sourced wagyu and charcoal grilled meats and seafood. Unlike your ordinary grilled BBQ restaurants, Tajimaya also specializes in other traditional Japanese dishes if you don’t fancy grilled meat.

What to try: Tajimaya Tamagoyaki, Wahyu Jou Karubi, Tsukune

The Dessert Kitchen

Photo grabbed from The Dessert Kitchen Facebook Page.
Photo grabbed from The Dessert Kitchen Facebook Page.

For those looking to indulge in good desserts without the guilt, you should definitely try giving The Dessert Bar in Power Plant Mall a try! This dessert place has been serving light, Asian desserts since 2016. Their menu promises low-fat sweets combined with fresh fruits and other fresh ingredients, definitely a must-try for those looking for healthy alternatives to their usual desserts.

What to try: Purple in Love, Ujikintoki Japanese style, Black Temptation Parfait

Backwell by BBZ

Pork Belly from Backwell. Photo grabbed from Backwell by BBZ Facebook Page.
Pork Belly from Backwell. Photo grabbed from Backwell by BBZ Facebook Page.

Located in a small strip between Poblacion and Rockwell, Backwell is the perfect hangout spot for those looking to have a chill night out with your friends. The founders of this bar also invented Beer Below Zero freezers so you’re sure that the beer you’re getting is ice cold, perfect to pair with their dishes.

What to try: The Reuben, Tomahawk Steak, Pork Belly

CDP Global Table

Lobster Vongole from CDP. Photo grabbed from CDP Global Table Facbeook Page.
Lobster Vongole from CDP. Photo grabbed from CDP Global Table Facbeook Page.

CDP, short for Chef du Partie, is a restaurant offering dishes inspired by Paris, Manila, and New York. The quaint restaurant serves well-curated meals that are perfect to partner with their wines and cocktails. It’s a great destination for people trying to explore food and wine pairings.

What to try: Manuka Chevre, Maine Lobster Vongole, Triade

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