Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year

Holiday celebrations are made more special with mouth-watering dishes on the table; everyone’s favorite are served and ready to be enjoyed. It’s indeed the season to indulge, so forget about diet for the meantime as we list down a few choices where families and friends can share wonderful memories over a sumptuous meal. 

Premium treats at a luxury resort 

Integrated luxury resort City of Dreams Manila sure knows how to tease the palate and senses with a wide array of lavish menu choices from its three signature restaurants—The Tasting Room, Crystal Dragon, and Nobu Manila; Southeast Asian restaurant Red Ginger; and at Café Society and chocolate shop Chocol8.

Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year
Nobu’s Signature Trio Yellowtail Jalapeno Tachiuo Tiradito and Unagi (left) and Nobu’s Christmas Truffle (right)
Flavors of Christmas and the New Year are highlighted at The Tasting Room from Dec. 23 to 31 with a five-course or a four-course menu priced at P8,400++ and P7,100++ per person, respectively. The menu comes with an option for wine pairing for an additional fee. 

Crystal Dragon, on the other hand, offers a six-course Festive Season menu at P2,800++ from today until Jan. 1, 2019. While Nobu treats diners to a Special Omakase, an eight-course meal priced at P5,400++, available for the whole month of December, and a Christmas Special Omakase at P6,999++ on Dec. 22-27.

The flavors of the season can likewise be savored at Red Ginger with its Festive Platters and through an indulgent selection of treats and gift ideas available at Café Society and Chocol8. 

Call (02) 800-8080 or e-mail [email protected] or visit for more information. 

Favorite Filipino fare at a beloved resto

Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year
Romulo Café, known for serving Filipino cuisine in an elegant setting, has prepared its newest additions to its premium menu. 

Cochinillo, a roasted suckling pig served with Romulo Café’s special lechon sauce, is priced at P4,800 for whole and P2,500 for half. Order it at least four days prior.

Another Christmas dish served this season is its very own Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno, a roasted chicken stuffed with ground pork, raisins, chorizo, and peas. It’s available at P1,396 for a  whole serving plus minimal charge for packaging, for those planning to take it home.

Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year
Lola Virginia’s Chicken Relleno.
Call (02) 478-6406 (Jupiter Street), (02) 332-7275 (Quezon City), (02) 556-1443 (Alabang) for inquiries.

Binge on yakiniku at a buffet restaurant

Diners craving Japanese yakiniku can enjoy an incredible selection of unlimited premium meats, seafood, and vegetable items at Sambo Kojin. 

Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year
Sambo Kojin’s yakiniku selection
Aside from grills, the buffet restaurant offers a wide range of delicious cooked specialties: from Japan’s famous katsu, sukiyaki, and tempura to other Asian delights like Korea’s beloved chap chae and bibimbap, among others. There are also burger teppan, creamed croquettes, salmon kawa karaage, chicken bun, pork bun, new makimono, and sushi to name a few. 

Sambo Kojin invites holiday revelers to throw their parties at the restaurant as every group of 10 guests that dines in gets one guest to enjoy free buffet with Sambo Kojin’s One Free Buffet for a Group of 10 promo. Birthday celebrants (with one full paying adult), meanwhile, can avail of a free buffet with Sambo Kojin’s Free Birthday Buffet promo, on actual birthday and three days before and after.

Diners can also take the goodness of Sambo Kojin anywhere with its holiday takeout meals packaged in ready-to-serve containers. 

Dine out: Sumptuous meals for the most wonderful time of the year
Sambo Kojin’s carving choices for the holidays
Call (02) 696-1291 / 0917-8961757 (SM Megamall), (02) 511-783 / 0917-8107833 (SM Southmall), (02) 921-5172 / 0917-6556240 (SM Fairview), (02) 372-8846 / 0917-8948845 (West Avenue), (02) 421-0145 / 0917-3160144 (Eastwood), (02) 726-4466 / 0917-8964465 (Edsa) for inquiries.

Topics: City of Dreams Manila , The Tasting Room , Crystal Dragon , Nobu Manila , Romulo Café , Sambo Kojin
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