Toyo Eatery, Mecha Uma + More Local Spots Hailed Among 2022's Best Restos in Asia

By international website Opinionated About Dining.

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PHOTO BY Facebook/Mecha Uma, Instagram/toyoeatery

( Manila is home to many great restaurants; a Metro that keeps us on our toes thanks to how our local dining scene only keeps growing—in size and recognition—day by day. To add to the list of international accolades that some of our favorite spots in Manila have earned, five notable restaurants—including contemporary Filipino establishment Toyo Eatery, modern omakase spot Mecha Uma, tradition-meets-innovation restaurant Gallery by Chele, and morerecently made it to a coveted list on globally acclaimed website Opinionated About Dining.

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A number of well-loved Manila dining spots made it to the 2022 list of top restos in Asia on Opinionated About Dining:

Opinionated About Dining (OAD) recently came out with their 2022 restaurant lists across different categories, mostly based on location and genre. Of these is the list of top restaurants in Asia, which include the likes of Mott 32 in Hong Kong, Jungsik in Seoul, and Odette in Singapore—as well as Manila's Toyo Eatery at #78, Mecha Uma at #100, and Gallery By Chele at #139.

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Toyo Eatery is the kind of genius restaurant that'll open your mind to the possibilities of Filipino cuisine.
PHOTO BY Instagram/toyoeatery
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At Mecha Uma, Chef Bruce Ricketts concocts impactful plates (with a clear Japanese influence) out of great-quality ingredients.  
PHOTO BY Facebook/mecha Uma
It's all about local ingredients and traditional cooking methods lent modern techniques at Gallery by Chele. 
PHOTO BY Gallery by Chele
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On the same list you'll also find Locavore and M Dining + Bar named among their Highly Recommended restaurants in the continent. And over at their 2022 list of top casual restaurants in Asia you'll find Manam listed as #94. Consider this your sign to make those plans and book your tables at the said establishments, stat!

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You can count on M Dining to deliver A+ continental fare.
PHOTO BY Facebook/M Dining + Bar M
Locavore is a reliable fave for playful takes on Filipino classics.
PHOTO BY Facebook/Locavore Kitchen & Drinks
When in search of great sisig, siningang, and other local comfort faves, Manam's got your back.

OAD is a website founded by New York-based dining enthusiast Steve Plotnicki. They come out with best-restaurant lists based on reviews and surveys from chefs, restaurateurs, food writers, bloggers, and other well-known and trusted food-loving folks around the world.

For more information, check out Opinionated About Dining's website.

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