Date nights with your S.O. are important! Though staying at home and binge-watching shows together is ideal, going out of your way to dine at a restaurant once in a while is one way to keep the kilig alive.
Poblacion is a hotspot of new restaurants and good eats with new places popping up almost every other month. So let’s forego the mall and the stay-at-home dates for now and check out these spots in Poblacion you and your bae can go to next:
Hear us out — despite the mangkukulam and arbularyo vibes Agimat Foraging Bar is known for, it’s a candidate as romantic date spot simply because of the comfy, dim, and moody ambiance and fancy modern Filipino food couples and non-couples alike will enjoy.
The dishes are aptly named and on-theme and to say they taste delish is simply an understatement. If you’re the type of couple that aren’t really into fancy and romantic candlelit restaurants, check out Agimat.
ABKD x Ñ
This Filipino cafe and bakery is the perfect little spot for you and your S.O.! If you’re both in the mood for something light and no-fuss, put this on top of the list.
They have dishes like eggplant gratin and bucatini. Plus, the servings are huge, so you don’t need to worry about not having a hefty meal at this simple cafe. Afterwards, you can move to Ñ upstairs for some post-dinner drinks. It’s dimly lit and it’s a complete 180 degree turn from the downstairs cafe’s atmosphere.
In the mood for a Japanese meal? Skip your usual Japanese food spot because Ebi 10 serves some pretty darn good tempura. This place serves different kinds of tempura so you can take your pick from crab, shrimp, scallop and more!
Another unusual but cute date spot is YOI — a Japanese-Scandinavian sake bar tucked in the alleys of Poblacion.
Upon entering, you’ll feel as if you’re being transported into another dimension with all its colorful fairy lights sparkling in a dimly lit hall. Get cozy and up close with your partner-in-crime as you enjoy authentic Japanese sake and bump to some music.
The Wild Poppy
Don’t worry, The Wild Poppy doesn’t get too wild like a lot of places in Poblacion. It’s a cute and chill little restaurant on a rooftop garden that serves Asian fusion food and cocktails. The colorful decor and hanging lightbulbs make an Instagram-worthy backdrop, while the place is snug enough so you and the bae can have a proper exchange of sweet nothings.