It was a great evening. It was too bad that we had to leave early. For those Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets (MBKRS) Fans, here is part one of the winners. We actually just got to stay to see these categories. Don’t worry, we will post a part two of the winners as soon as we hear word from MBKRS Organizers.

Best Italian Restaurant
Congratulations to L’Incontro
Other Nominees:
C’ Italian
Cantinetta (Pasong Tamo Ext)
Café Caruso

Best French Restaurant
Congratulations to La Regalade

Chef Jessie

Best Spanish Restaurant
Congratulations to Cirkulo

La Tienda
Casa Armas (Malate)
Gaudi (Serendra)
Alba’s Restaurante Español

Best Continental Cuisine
Congratulations to Antonio’s

Chateau 1771
The Goose Station

Best Chinese Restaurant
Congratulations to Peking Garden

Tao Yuan
Hai Shin Lu
Gloria Maris (Greenhills)
Choi’s Garden

Best Japanese Restaurant
Congratulations to Tsukiji


Best Thai Restaurant
Congratulations to Azuthai

Som’s Noodle House
Chariya’s Thai Kitchen
My Thai (Greenbelt)

Best Filipino Restaurant
Congratulations to Café Juanita

Sentro 1771
Fely J’s
Laudico Bistro Filipino

Best Central European Restaurant
Congratulations to Mickey’s Delicatessen

Chesa Bianca
Vieux Chalet
Appenzeller Bar and Restaurant

Best Specialty Cuisine
Congratulation to Cyma Greek Taverna

Corner Tree Cafe
Ba Noi Vietnamese Restaurant
Ristras Mexican Grill
New Orleans

Best Steakhouse
Congratulations to Mamou

House of Wagyu
I Am Angus
Fire Lake Grill
Highlands Steakhouse (MOA)

Best Bistro
Congratulations to Apartment 1B

Lolo Dad’s Brasserie
Cibo (Greenbelt)
Brasserie Boheme by the Gustavian

Best Restaurant/Bar
Congratulations to The Establishment

Café Havana
Murphy’s Irish Pub

Best Enoteca
Congratulations to Galileo Enoteca

The Wine Club
Cave Werdenberg
Purple Feet

Best Emerging Talent
Congratulations to Sunshine and Rob Pengson (The Goose Station)

Luis de Terry (LU)
Tippi Tambunting (Masseto)
Adrian Cuenca (Elbert’s Steak Room)
Stephanie Zubiri (Modern Epicurean Kitchen)

These are the first list of winners! :) Watch out for the next list of winners for the Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Winners! Pictures to follow, as well! It was a great evening for a lot of foodies and restaurateurs. Congratulations to Elian and Ines for a great event!

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3 Responses

  1. MBKRS Wonderer

    How did they select the winners??? When I looked at the roster of judges, it seem to me that it's just a mutual admiration sort of pick. Shouldn't the judges be connected to any of the establishments nominated? How does one not fall into the trap of conflict of interests? I have been to some of these restaurants which won, and some of them really do not serve good food (not to mention the service). And some items which should have been a staple in their menu aren't even there at all! So how come some of them even ended up winning?! Just wondering.


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