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B-day celebration - any suggestions?

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B-day celebration - any suggestions?

Hello,

our last day in Manila (we have a night flight back home) is my boyfriend's B-day and I would like to make it special for him - any suggestions? any special activity or a place I can suprise him with? Or at least some nice small & cosy restaurant (preferably with the local food) I can take him for lunch? Thanks.

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1. Re: B-day celebration - any suggestions?

A few if us who contribute to the TA Philippines forum enjoyed what was the first annual TripAdvisor dinner in Manila at Cafe Ysabel. It is out of the way (not in a shopping centre) but we all agreed that it was a lovely dining experience. Tables are well spread out while I enjoyed the food. It is reasonably priced yet diners feel as if they are experiencing an authentic 'heritage' afternoon or evening:

tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g298573…

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2. Re: B-day celebration - any suggestions?

I agree that Cafe Ysabel is a great intimate dining venue with great food. Very close to the great Greenhills Market.

Another option is La Cocina de Tita Moning which is dining in an ancestral house. My review of La Cocina de Tita Moning is below:

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g298573-d…

Can also recommend another venue where we held a Tripadvisor Meeting which is Cafe Juanita which has local cuisine as well as other types of cuisine such as Thai Japanese etc.

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g1758900-…

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3. Re: B-day celebration - any suggestions?

Those who enjoy seafood coupled with a potentially great view of the world renowned Manila sunset could do worse than arrive at Harbor View restaurant at 1730 hours and secure a table on the pier. I did not experience any mosquitoes but it may be wise to bring repellent:

tripadvisor.com.au/Restaurant_Review-g298573…

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