Modern izakaya 12/10 has announced “with a heavy heart” that they will be shutting their doors for “hibernation” after 6 years of business, effective October 31, 2020.
In an Instagram post on Friday, October 9, the fine dining Japanese restaurant located in Guiro Street in Makati City said that they “never thought this day would come” – having to close their doors to customers’ dinner celebrations, first dates, solo night outs, and milestones spent together.
“The night you got engaged, that time by the bar where you spent all night sampling all our cocktails, that evening you brought your balikbayan relative to introduce them to Manila’s growing and thriving F&B scene, or even the night your tinder date was just simply written for disaster,” 12/10 wrote.
“Believe us when we say we will miss every single encounter with you here in our tiny izakaya corner.”
The 12/10 team said that COVID-19 had taken everyone by surprise, and although it had “already changed everything,” they acknowledged that there is still an “unknown period” ahead of them.
“As much as we’d love to ride the tide, 12/10 will have to take a rest for now to strengthen itself for its regrowth post-pandemic. This is not a goodbye. Simply delicious food, great drinks, and genuine intimate gatherings will forever live on,” they said.
“We will see you all again in a different, hopefully much better, form sooner than you’ll notice,” 12/10 added.
Since the Metro Manila lockdown in March, 12/10 had to pause their dine-in operations, resorting to take-away and delivery services of their signature desserts, alcoholic beverages, spreads, and a few menu staples. – with reports from Steph Arnaldo/Rappler.com