A number of restaurants in Metro Manila are now back in business to sustain their operations amid the ongoing enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). Since the implementation of the lockdown on March 16, 2020, almost all restaurants have halted their operations. But in the past few weeks, some of those have started operations, though only for takeouts/pickups or deliveries.
Are you celebrating a special occasion while the lockdown is still in place? There is no need to worry if you want to treat your loved ones with sumptuous meals that you can’t prepare at home.
These days, many restaurant owners are able to allow their customers to check out their special operating hours and service availability, as facilitated online by Google My Business, a free and easy-to-use tool for businesses in managing their digital presence across Google Search and Google Maps.
Google My Business has recently launched a timely feature that facilitates viewing of availability and operating hours of restaurants across the metro for takeout and delivery, along with other useful information like branch address, contact numbers, and online sites.
Here are some top picks from Google My Business’ list of restaurants that are now operating to serve customers amid the quarantine.
For those craving for sushi and sashimi, Japanese-Peruvian restaurant Nikkei is serving customers (for takeouts) in its locations in Legaspi Village, Rockwell, and BGC.
Din Tai Fung in BGC is now preparing the classic Xiaolongbao for takeout or pickup.
Korean hearty meals like samgyup and kimchi jjigae are now available for delivery from Big Mama.
Order traditional Filipino and Negrense cuisine for takeout from the Sarsa Kitchen + Bar.
All-day comfort food
Are you aiming to surprise your loved ones with a hearty brunch? The Bowery offers all-day breakfast for customers who want to start their day right.
Burgers and fries? Enjoy the no-fall comfort food from Sweet Ecstacy Makati, now open for takeout and delivery.
For those looking for vegan options, Greenery Kitchen and Green Bar are open to take orders.
A slice of Italy
Pizza and pasta platters from Amici are available from its select branches. Its Don Bosco Makati branch now accepts orders for delivery, while the Megamall store is open for takeouts.
Order your favorites from Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza in Salcedo, Makati City. The restaurant offers pizza with the freshest ingredients, served in traditional Italian style.
Refinery in Rockwell is open for takeout orders—rice bowls, pasta plates, and ready-to-cook meals. Its coffee beans are available for those aiming to find an ideal present for a special occasion.
For a fancier spread, get a fill of the town’s favorite steak and cheese platters from the classic Old Swiss Inn, available for takeout or delivery.