12 Restaurants Open On Holy Thursday & Good Friday

It’s that time of year again, Makatizens–a time of meditation, prayer, and fasting as we get a week of rest before the coming of Easter. And yes, while others spend their days-off out of town or out of the country, some of us just want to relax and spend our time in the comforts of our very own city, the City That Makes It All Happen.

And if you’re one who simply wants to kick back and shirk off kitchen duties, good news are in store for you. Because Makati, as we know it, is a city fit for a foodie like you, even one who’s after a good bite outside the home during Holy Week. (And by Holy Week, we mean Thursday and Friday, folks, as most establishments, including two of our favourite malls, Greenbelt and Glorietta, are already open to serve come Black Saturday.)

So without much further ado, Make It Makati presents to you 15 restaurants open and ready to serve you during the quietest days of the year…

1. 8Cuts Greenbelt


If You Like: Flame-grilled burgers and American-style milkshakes

What’s For Lent: Softshell Crab ‘Wich

Address: G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza Street, Ayala Center, Makati

Contact: (02) 400-4453

Hours: Thursday (7PM to 11 PM) & Friday (11 AM to 10 PM)

2. Commune Café Poblacion


If You Like: Artisanal coffee, breakfast meals,  specialty sandwiches

Address: 36 Polaris St., Poblacion, 1210 Makati

Contact: 0919 859 5848

Hours: Thursday (9AM to 11 PM) & Friday (11 AM to 10 PM)

3. Italianni’s Greenbelt


If You Like: Authentic family-style Italian fare such as pasta, pizza and breads

What’s For Lent: Angel Mediterraneo Pasta

Address:  G/F Greenbelt 2, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Contact: (02) 728-0283

Hours: Thursday (7AM to 12MN) & Friday (7 AM to 1 AM)

4. Kiss The Tiramisu Salcedo


If You Like:  Korean ice cream, Americano coffee and of course, tiramisu cakes

Address:  Three Central, Valero St., Salcedo Village, Makati City

Contact: (02) 246-9069 ext. 681

Hours: Thursday (8AM to 11PM) & Friday (8 AM to 1 1PM)

5. Kite Kebab Bar Poblacion


If You Like:  Mediterranean street food

What’s For Lent: Shrimp Tandoori

Address: 5772 Ebro Street, Poblacion, Makati City

Contact: (02) 810 7388

Hours: Thursday (11AM to 3AM) & Friday (11AM to 13AM)

6. Manam Greenbelt


If You Like:  The best in Filipino comfort food

What’s For Lent: Sizzling Bangus Belly Sisig

Address: Unit 105 G/F Greenbelt 2, Esperanza St. cor. Greenbelt Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City

Contact:(02) 511 8401

Hours: Thursday (7PM to 1PM) & Friday (10AM to 11PM)

7. Persia Grill Legaspi


If You Like:  Authentic Persian kebabs

Address: Prince Plaza II, Dela Rosa Corner Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati

Contact: (02) 818 9090

Hours: Thursday (11AM to 11PM) & Friday (11AM to 11PM)

8. Rambla Rockwell


If You Like:  Paella and tapas

Address: Joya Tower, 28 Plaza Dr, Makati, 1210 Metro Manila

Contact: (02) 823 6468

Hours: Thursday (11:30AM to 1AM) & Friday (11:30AM to 1AM)

9. Refinery Rockwell


If You Like:  Lattes and all-day breakfasts

Address: Joya Tower, 28 Plaza Drive Rockwell Center, Makati City

Contact: (02) 831 2879

Hours: Thursday (7AM to 12NN) & Friday (7AM to 12NN)

10. Rufo’s A. Venue

If You Like:  Tapsilog with rice

Address: Makati Ave., Poblacion, Makati City

Contact: (02) 899-3811

Hours: Open 24 hours

11. Watami Greenbelt 2

If You Like:  Teriyaki and skewers

What’s For Lent: Roasted Mackarel

Address: Level 1, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Greenbelt, Makati City

Contact: (02) 729 9121

Hours: Thursday (11AM to 11PM) & Friday (11AM to 11PM)

12. Wildflour Legaspi & Salcedo

If You Like:  Gourmet lunch specials and artisanal pastries

Address: G/F V Corporate Center, 125 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City; G/F Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Contact: (02) 808-7072

Hours: Thursday (6AM to 10PM) & Friday (6AM to 10PM)


What Makati restaurant will you visit this Holy Week, folks? Tell us in the comments.



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