The Gr8est Restaurant Dates
By Shen Mascariñas
From the southern contender BF Parañaque, let’s head up north for another must-visit culinary neighborhood—Kapitolyo. Beyond its reputation as a cool scene for food adventures and fun night-outs with the gang, this delicious district also houses spots for great dates. Here, you’ll find one-of-a-kind eateries with vibes that grease up conversation and food that make the challenging parking worth it.
Sparkling bonus: The affordability of these places lets you repeat the winner date again and again. Here are 8!
Haru Sushi Bar & Restaurant
21 West Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
(02) 631 0597 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Date budget – P950
From the same culinary geniuses behind Café Juanita and Sugi comes another excellent food spot. Haru has withstood Kapitolyo’s ever-changing restaurant landscape, becoming an essential restaurant of the area already.
This Japanese joint is sure to impress your date—from walking into its beautiful, garden-inspired interiors up to sampling its selection of classic and modern Japanese dishes.
Yuan Asian Bistro
Victoria Plaza, 1 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
0915 091 2613 | Facebook
Open daily from 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 12mn
Date budget – P950
Here’s another foolproof spot for satisfying bae’s sushi cravings. This time, however, you can experience making your own sushi with their popular DIY set. If that’s not your cup of tea, the varied offerings of this Asian bistro will surely have something for you.
Adhering to a modern fusion concept—look forward to exciting dishes like Laksa Tantanmen, Ribeye with Wasabi Chimichurri and Claypot Chicken with Mushroom Risotto.
D Strip Building, 20 United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
(02) 706 1668 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 10pm
Date budget – P700
Introduce your palate to a shaken up version of Filipino cuisine at Bistro United. You’ll recognize classics you grew up with, but with decadent and refreshing twists. Just some scrumptious examples are the Bagnet Ravioli, Crispy Ubod Salad and Porchetta Kare-Kare.
Continue the streak of trying new things up to dessert. Don’t back out from finishing off your meal with their controversial Tilapia Ice Cream.
Titto’s Latin BBQ & Brew
16 East Capitol Drive, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
(02) 535 9212 | Facebook
Open Sunday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm | Friday & Saturday from 11am to 1am
Date budget – P900
From its colorful murals, their flavorful Latin American fare, up to a secret entrance to a bar somewhere within, Titto’s Latin BBQ & Brew screams delicious fun. Prepare your belly for bold flavors in the form of street tacos, burritos, meaty mains and a whole lot more.