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#Restaurants

YAMAZATO MANILA: Michelin-Starred Japanese Kaiseki Anniversary! @HotelOkura

Yamazato, founded in Hotel Okura Tokyo in 1962, is a Japanese fine dining restaurant specializing in kaiseki and teppanyaki experiences at the Resorts World Manila complex.

Yamazato comes from its two Kanji characters 山 “yama” meaning “mountain” plus 里  “zato” meaning “village,” signifying the highest quality of Japanese food in Manila with focus on fresh produce and prime seafood from Japan.

We celebrated our 17th Wedding Anniversary with the family with an intimate kaiseki meal.

Here are some tips for your next awesome Yamazato experience in Manila…

 

YAMAZATO MANILA
Address
: 2nd Floor, Hotel Okura Manila, 2 Portwood Street, Newport City, Pasay City 1309 Metro Manila, Philippines
Operating Hours:
Lunch: 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Dinner: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Tuesdays to Sundays)
Telephone: +632 5318 2888
Facebook: Hotel Okura Manila
Instagram: @hotelokuramnl
Website: https://www.hotelokuramanila.com/culinary/yamazato

#YamazatoinManila
#HotelOkuraManila

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Panda Express Manila: Is it Worth Lining Up For? (Review) @pandaexpressph

Panda Express opened in Megamall towards the end of 2019 and, up to now, people still line up for their famous chicken for more than an hour during peak hours.

We have better Chinese restaurants in Manila, so is it really worth it to queue for American Chinese fast food?  Here’s what we think…

PANDA EXPRESS PHILIPPINES
Address: Upper Ground Floor, SM Megamall A, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Operating Hours: Open Daily during Mall Hours 10.00 am – 10.00 pm
Facebook: Panda Express Philippines
Instagram: @pandaexpressph
Twitter: @pandaexpressph
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.pandaexpress.com.ph/

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#Hotels, Staycation

20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)! Part 1

We have experienced almost all the best hotel staycations in Manila in the last decade with our four boys.

Here’s to the family’s top ten memorable stays in the metro during the last ten years—from the grandest rooms, to the fanciest breakfasts and restaurants, to the most exciting pools and kids facilities, down to the most excellent service and spa treatments:

1. OKADA MANILA STAYCATION (Overall, the Best Staycation Experience in Manila!)

Dubbed as “Manila’s Grand Icon,” OKADA Manila in Entertainment City is a 44-hectare oceanfront Japanese Integrated Resort with a steel and glass facade.

It’s the flagship Okada Manila resort and the largest integrated resort in Manila, combining a 993-room Y-shaped hotel, 10 restaurants, 4522 square meters of ballroom and function rooms, Asia’s largest ultra-luxury indoor beach club and the world’s largest multicolor dancing water feature in one massive complex.

Read more: OKADA Manila: How to Experience the Best Family Staycation Ever @OkadaManila

Verdict:

Okada Manila is one of our family’s best staycations ever because they have the best rooms, the best spa, the best restaurants, not to mention an amazing fountain.

We enjoyed relaxing in the room in between the food trips in their restaurants. The Casino areas are off-limits for the kids so make sure to have a conversation with them explaining why.

This is an awesome place to create lasting memories celebrating life’s milestones and special occasions in Manila.

 

OKADA MANILA
Address
: New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City, Parañaque City, 1701, Metro Manila, Philippines
Telephone: +632 8880 7555
Email: [email protected]
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FacebookOkada Manila
Instagram@okadamanila
Website: www.okadamanila.com

Rates:
The cheapest weekend rate for Premium King Suite: ₱ 32,000/night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Okada Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Okada Manila (9.3 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Okada Manila (9.2 Exceptional ratings)*

OKADA Staycation Series:
• OKADA MANILA: How to Experience the Best Staycation Ever?! @OkadaManila (2018)
• LA PIAZZA: Your Next Italian Romantic Date with an Awesome View of The Fountain @OkadaManila! (2017)
• COVE MANILA: Southeast Asia’s Biggest Beach Club & Nightclub! @OkadaManila (2017)
COVE MANILA: Sunday Brunch + Pool Party? @OkadaManila (2018)

 


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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Thank you for the continued support!


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#Philippines

Bellevue Manila: Best Staycation with the Southern Alabang Vibe!


Bellevue Staycation Series
Bellevue Manila: Staycation with the Best Alabang Southern Vibe!
Phoenix Court: The Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang 🙂 @BellevueManila
HOMARE: The Best Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant in Alabang @BellevueManila
BELLEVUE RESORT: 10 Things We Love About our Family Bohol Escape @BellevueResort!
B HOTEL QC: The Best Staycation in Timog/Tomas Morato Area!


The Bellevue Manila is the first luxury 5-star hotel in Alabang (circa 2003), providing the best Alabang staycation experience in the urban south!

We recently experienced The Bellevue Manila staycation just before the decade ended, and here are some tips for your next family staycation in Alabang.

THE BELLEVUE MANILA
Northgate Cyberzone, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Telephone: (+632) 8771-8181
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: The Bellevue Manila
Instagram: @bellevuemanila
Website: https://www.thebellevuemanila.com/

Check out low The Bellevue Manila rates and availability at Booking.com.

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#Restaurants

Phoenix Court: The Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang :) @BellevueManila


Bellevue Staycation Series
Bellevue Manila: Staycation with the Best Alabang Southern Vibe!
Phoenix Court: The Best Chinese Restaurant in Alabang 🙂 @BellevueManila
HOMARE: The Best Yakiniku Japanese Restaurant in Alabang @BellevueManila
BELLEVUE RESORT: 10 Things We Love About our Family Bohol Escape @BellevueResort!
B HOTEL QC: The Best Staycation in Timog/Tomas Morato Area!


Phoenix Court is the undisputed fine Chinese Restaurant that’s the best in Alabang, with a 250 seating capacity featuring signature Cantonese food.

We celebrated Joshua’s 12th Birthday with a Chinese lauriat featuring only the best signature dishes at Phoenix Court.

PHOENIX COURT
2nd floor, Tower Wing, The Bellevue Manila,
Northgate Cyberzone, North Bridgeway, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Monday – Thursday from 11 AM to 2.30 PM and 6 PM to 10 PM
Friday – Sunday from 11 AM to 2.30 PM and 6 PM to 10.30 PM.
Telephone: (+632) 8771-8181 local 2211
Email: [email protected]
Facebook: The Bellevue Manila
Instagram: @bellevuemanila
Website: https://www.thebellevuemanila.com/

Check out low The Bellevue Manila rates and availability from Booking.com.

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NANKA: Have you tried the Best Japanese Steakhouse in Quezon City?

Located in Brgy. Paligsahan, NANKA is a 120-seater standalone restaurant that recently branded from a Japanese Latin concept into a Japanese Steakhouse concept under the helm of Executive Chef Michael Santos.

It’s now known as one of the best steakhouses in Quezon City, serving Japanese Wagyu imported from Japan and Black Onyx Angus Steaks and WX (Wagyu-Angus) meats from Ranger Valley, Australia (usually only served in hotels).

Here are some tips on what to order on your next steakhouse dining with the family at Nanka…

 

NANKA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
1810 Mother Ignacia Ave. corner Roces Ave., Quezon City, Philippines
Operating Hours: Mondays to Saturday 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Telephone: +632 8517-9677
Mobile: +63 977 621-8472
Email: [email protected]
Facebook:Nanka Japanese Steakhouse
Instagram: @nanka_ph

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#Restaurants

The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

The Cellar is Grand Hyatt’s hotel bar featuring Spanish small plates and tapas with a premium wine selection, handcrafted beer and specialized cocktails.

The private rooms are quite dramatic, with the main dining area featuring an open kitchen where the chefs prepare more than 100-year-old recipes from an old Spanish restaurant in Manila.

We ordered The Cellar’s best dishes and here are our favorites…

The Cellar
2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th Street, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Sunday Brunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt’s The Cellar

Check out low Grand Hyatt rates and availability from Booking.com.

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Staycation

No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

No. 8 China House, named after its auspicious location on 8th Avenue in BGC,  is a modern Chinese restaurant serving fine Cantonese cuisine. This is one of the best lauriat experiences we had in Manila because of the exquisite interiors of its private rooms, the auto-rotate lazy susan table and its Cantonese specialty dishes.

Here are some tips on what to order and how to organize your next fine lauriat dining celebration…

No 8 China House
5th floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th St, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Lunch: 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Dinner: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt No.8 China House

Check out low Grand Hyatt rates and availability from Booking.com.

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#Restaurants

The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

The Grand Kitchen is the all-day dining buffet of Grand Hyatt that’s set up with a grand show kitchen in the middle and cozy living areas around it. It’s like eating at a chef’s table from any angle.

Make sure to go for food that’s freshly cooked upon order, otherwise some of the food are just left out on the buffet to dry or lose their crisp. I would recommend going for the cross-over Sunday Brunch with The Cellar and the signature Meatless Monday buffet.

It’s quite intimidating to try it at first because of how grand the set-up and selections are, so here’s a guide on how to navigate the Grand Kitchen…

 

The Grand Kitchen
2nd Floor, Grand Hyatt Manila, 8th Avenue corner, 35th Street, Taguig
Operating Hours: Open Daily
Breakfast: 6:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Lunch: 12:00 NOON – 2:30 PM
Dinner 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Kitchen

Sunday Brunch: ₱2,400/head
Meatless Monday Brunch: ₱1,906/head

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#Hotels, Staycation

Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!

❗️As featured in 20 Best Staycations in Manila of the Decade (2020)!

The Grand Hyatt Manila is a most luxurious staycation in the tallest hotel in Manila located in a prestigious address along BGC’s 8th Avenue.

We loved hanging out in the rooms and the Grand Club lounge; going on a food trip from Cantonese food at No.8 China House, to Spanish food at The Cellar, to Western, Filipino and Vegetarian favorites at the Grand Kitchen; and relaxing at the Illume Spa.

Here’s our guide for your next grand family staycation experience in BGC:

 

Grand Hyatt Manila
Address: 8th Avenue corner 35th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City Manila, Philippines, 1634
Telephone: +632 8838-1234
Email: [email protected]
Instagram: @grandhyattmanilaph
Facebook: Grand Hyatt Manila
Website: Grand Hyatt Manila

Rates: The cheapest weekend rate for Grand King: ₱ 8,500 /night.

Pricing changes based on day and availability so best to check out Grand Hyatt Manila’s low rates and availability here:
Booking.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Superb ratings)*
Agoda.com | Grand Hyatt Manila (9.0 Exceptional ratings)*

The Grand Hyatt Staycation Series
Grand Hyatt: Guide to Your Grand Family Staycation in BGC!
No. 8 China House: The Grand Hyatt Chinese Lauriat Experience!
The Cellar: The Best of Grand Hyatt’s Spanish Tapas Bar!
The Grand Kitchen: Guide to the Grand Buffet, Meatless Mondays and Sunday Brunch
The Peak by Grand Hyatt: A Sneak Peek of the Highest Restaurant in Manila!

 


* DISCLOSURE: This post may contain affiliate links where the site gets a commission if you decide to purchase from that link with no additional cost to you. We only feature awesome experiences on the site properly disclosed as sponsored or paid at our own expense. The commission will help the site continue our awesome service by paying for the website’s cost, maintenance and review expenses.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. Thank you for the continued support!


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