Full List: Winners, 2014 Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secrets Awards

The complete list of winners by category. Will you be visiting these restaurants soon?
ANTONIO'S SPECIALTY. The restaurant's  A Trio of French Poultry - roasted duck breast, squab and foie gras.The restaurant is recognize as Manila’s Best Continental Cuisine. Photo from antoniosrestaurant.ph
MANILA, Philippines – Restaurants in Manila were recently recognized at the Manila’s Best Kept Restaurant Secret Awards last November 25 in Taguig City. 

Among the restaurants awarded during the event were Antonio’s for Manila’s Best Continental Cuisine, Mamou for Manila’s Best Steakhouse, and Wildflour Cafe + Bakery for Manila’s Best Modern Casual Dining.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Glenda Barretto of Via Mare. The event was hosted by Ines Cabarrus-Habayeb and Elian Habayeb.

Here is the complete list of winners:


  • Manila’s Best Italian Restaurant: L’Opera
  • Manila’s Best French Restaurant: Champêtre
  • Manila’s Best Spanish Restaurant: Cirkulo
  • Manila’s Best Japanese Restaurant: Tsukiji
  • Manila’s Best Chinese Restaurant: Peking Garden
  • Manila’s Best Continental Cuisine: Antonio’s
  • Manila’s Best Thai Restaurant: Azuthai
  • Manila’s Best Filipino Restaurant: Café Juanita. 
  • Manila’s Best Middle Eastern Restaurant: Ziggurat
  • Manila’s Best Korean Restaurant: Korean Garden
  • Manila’s Best Indian Restaurant: Kashmir
  • Manila’s Best Mexican Restaurant: El Chupacabra
  • Manila’s Best Specialty Cuisine: Cyma 


  • Manila’s Best Steakhouse: Mamou
  • Manila’s Best Modern Casual Dining: Wildflour Café + Bakery
  • Manila’s Best Burger Joint: 8 Cuts Burger Blends
  • Manila’s Best Pizzeria: Gino’s Brick Oven Pizza
  • Manila’s Best Bar: Draft
  • Manila’s Best Nightclub: 71 Gramercy
  • Manila’s Best Coffee Shop: Yardstick
  • Manila’s Best Dessert, Ice Cream and Cake Shop: Bono Artisinal Gelato
  • Manila’s Best Newcomer: Blackbird


  • Manila’s Best Hotel Restaurant: Hotel Buffet: Spectrum Raffles 
  • Manila’s Best Hotel Restaurant: Fine Dining: Cru Steakhouse Marriott
  • Manila’s Best Hotel Restaurant: Specialty Cuisine: Inagiku Makati Shangri-la
  • Manila’s Best Hotel Bar: Long Bar Raffles


  • Manila’s Best Emerging Talent: Chef Bruce Ricketts (Sensei Sushi)
  • Manila’s Best Chef: Antonio Escalante (Antonio’s)
  • Manila’s Best Restaurant Group Entrepreneur: Abba Napa (‘Cue, Burger Bar, Phat Pho, 8 Cuts, Manam, Mecha Uma)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Glenda Barretto (Via Mare)

 – Rappler.com