Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant
Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant is an izakaya restaurant, a restaurant concept in Japan that caters to people who want to kick back and relax over good food after a day’s hard work. Watami Japanese Casual Restaurant specializes in grilled meat, called yakitori, but also serves other traditional Japanese fare such as nigiri sushi, and sashimi. By selling yakitori by single sticks, people can try more varieties without breaking the bank, and their yakitori are succulent and tasty. This branch in the Fort is their fourth branch in the Philippines.
Watami is located in Uptown Place Mall, Uptown Bonifacio.
Texas Roadhouse is another restaurant in the list of American casual dining chains that operates in the Philippines. Its name should not be confused with Wild West Roadhouse at Bonifacio High Street (which used to be called Texas Roadhouse). It specializes in Texas-style hand-cut steaks, ribs, sides and dressings and bread. Just like Denny’s, Watami and Moe’s, Texas Roadhouse is brought to the Philippines by The Bistro Group.
Texas Roadhouse can be found in Uptown Place Mall, its very first branch in the Philippines.
Flatiron by 1771
Flatiron is a district in New York that is home to many startups such as Tumblr and Quartz. Maybe the restaurant owner thinks of Fort Bonifacio as Silicon Alley of the Philippines. In the same restaurant group as Chateau 1771, Sentro 1771 and Café 1771, Flatiron is unique in that it uses the griddle in almost all their dishes to enhance the flavors of the food they serve. Some of the most noted dishes are Flatiron Brisket 6 (slow cooked for 6 hours), Giant Gambas and Black Jack Mac n’ Cheese. Reviews so far has been quite positive.
Flatiron by 1771 is located at the Ground Floor of Uptown Place Mall.
Tim Ho Wan
The Tim Ho Wan craze has just reached The Fort. The Michelin Star restaurant in the Upper Ground Floor of Uptown Place Mall is the first branch in the Philippines to serve a supper menu and have longer operating hours that run until 3AM. Tim Ho Wan is best known for its selection of baked pork buns and dimsum. The best thing about this branch of Tim Ho Wan is, unlike the other branches of Tim Ho Wan, you do not have to wait in line to get a table, because this area is still under development and there are not many patrons to this mall yet.
Tim Ho Wan first started in Hong Kong as a humble hole-in-the-wall eatery.
Now on its third year in the Philippines, Ippudo has just opened it third branch in the country, which is in Uptown Place Mall. More people will now be able to taste their famous ramen and see what the fuss is about. Ippudo’s noted ramen dishes are Karaka-Men, Shiromaru Motoaji and Akamaru Shinaji. Also try their side dishes such as pork buns, salads and gyoza.
Ippudo’s first two branches are in Megamall and Ermita.
Moe's Southwest Grill
Craving for some tex-mex food fix? Bistro Group has brought Atlanta’s Moe’s Southwest Grill to the Filipino community. Moe’s serves US Southwestern fare such as burritos, tacos and quesadillas. The menu is also eye-catching because dishes are named with pop culture references, some of them are The “Wrong Doug” stack, The “Billy Barou” nachos and The “Julia Gulia” stack.
Try Moe’s Southwest Grill at Uptown Place Mall in Uptown Bonifacio.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Looking for a sports bar in Uptown Place Mall? Head on to Buffalo Wild Wings’ newest branch on the 5th floor of Uptown Place Mall. This American brand Buffalo Wild Wings will surely appeal to sports fans as they mainly serve sports essentials – wings, beer and sports, and has big LCD screens to broadcast matches. The wings are pricey compared to other wing places (P325 for 6 pieces) but the ambience makes up for it.
Otherwise known as “B-Dubs,” Buffalo Wild Wings started in Columbus, Ohio,
and now has over 1,000 branches around the world.