Raise a glass to Toast Asian Kitchen’s playful twists to Asian favorites

There’s nothing like a fun trip with a great group of friends. Dozens of Instagram moments and countless memories created. For long-time friends Timothy Roxas-Chua, Sam Young, Jerene Tan, and their group of friends, it was their travels that gave them the idea to create their own restaurant: Toast Asian Kitchen & Tasting Room. “We

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Sports, beer, and good chow at Buffalo Wild Wings

COCONUTS HOT SPOT – Let’s get this out of the way: Buffalo Wild Wings is best known for chicken wings (duh!). They’re popular for a good reason. BWW offers hand-spun...

Sports, beer, and good chow at Buffalo Wild Wings

Oh look, a new food loft just opened in the Ortigas Business District

COCONUTS HOT SPOT – Tired of your usual after-work spots in the Ortigas area? Here’s something you can add to your regular rotation. For your next dinner out with friends,...

Oh look, a new food loft just opened in the Ortigas Business District

Get your summer indulgence at Ice N Cream by Novotel Manila

There’s nothing like the cold and sweet relief of ice cream on a hot summer day, don’t you agree? On Apr 16, Easter Sunday, Novotel Manila Araneta Center opened Ice N...

Get your summer indulgence at Ice N Cream by Novotel Manila

Feast on authentic Cantonese cuisine at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

You don’t have to go to Hong Kong to enjoy authentic Cantonese cuisine that has captivated the world. Savor the flavors of China at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant at Marriott...

Feast on authentic Cantonese cuisine at Man Ho Chinese Restaurant

Ready to join the latest Hawaiian craze? Get your lunch from Poke Poke in Estancia Mall

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — Poke (pronounced “poh-kay”) seems to be the new in-thing in healthy (and hipster?) eating, but these colorful bowls of goodness have actually been around...

Ready to join the latest Hawaiian craze? Get your lunch from Poke Poke in Estancia Mall

Dubbed by Anthony Bourdain as ‘best pig ever,’ Zubuchon opens in Manila

When two Americans called banker-slash-lifestyle blogger Joel Binamira back in 2008 about his “Lechon Chronicles”, he had no idea it was the team behind Travel Channel’s...

Dubbed by Anthony Bourdain as ‘best pig ever,’ Zubuchon opens in Manila

Love rice? Get your nasi lemak from the newest stall in Makansutra

COCONUTS HOT SPOT — There’s a a new addition to Makansutra, the street food center in Megamall with 12 stalls offering authentic Singaporean hawker fare. Coco Kanin offers...

Love rice? Get your nasi lemak from the newest stall in Makansutra

Chill with a bowl of Vampire Penguin’s shaved snow

COCONUTS HOT SPOT – Summer is here, and you have every excuse to eat your body weight in frozen treats. Kids and kids at heart, meet shaved snow, a magical dessert that’s...

Chill with a bowl of Vampire Penguin’s shaved snow

A cheesy, boozy and satisfying brunch at Población Dining Room

As of writing, reservations are still open for Feb 18 & 26, Mar 12 &

A cheesy, boozy and satisfying brunch at Población Dining Room

Coconuts Manila Coconuts hot spots

In this section, you can read about the places that we actually visit,  maybe even on a regular basis. From the best-kept watering holes in Malate to the up, and coming pintxos bar in the south of Manila, let the writers of Coconuts Manila’s writers take you to the most happening spots, that often have a great ambiance in addition to awesome food. We write about tapas bars, speakeasies, farm-to-kitchen restaurants, hot dog joints, fattening food trucks… anything, really! Sometimes, we get to talk to the people behind the bar and inside the kitchen, too. Sometimes, we get media invitations (hey, it’s the part of the job!). Don’t worry, we’re a very transparent bunch. Before you go on your next food trip, make sure to check out Coconuts Manila’s hot spots first. You don’t want to miss the restaurants with the seal of approval of our writers and editors.