Set Menus In The Metro Worth Trying

Easily decide what you’re having for dinner with these restaurants who offer set menus.

Deciding what to eat from appetizers to mains and dessert, is a trivial struggle. Looking at menus is intimidating—being given multiple choices and options sometimes creates a bigger challenge. However, what if there was a remedy?

The rise of set menus is an emerging industry in the Philippines, especially in Metro Manila. Set menus resolve the issue of choosing what to eat—since ordering means that you’re ordering a set number of courses. These restaurants in Metro Manila have must-try set menus. 

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If you are looking for Filipino food made with the freshest ingredients, Hapag is the place for you. Spearheaded by Chefs Nav and Thirdy, they created a set menu restaurant that is comfortably familiar to everyone. Championing Filipino values and culture through their food, Hapag’s food feels like a warm hug from your grandmother.

Pork belly porchetta by Hapag
Pork belly porchetta by Hapag/Photo via Instagram @hapag.mnl


MŌDAN offers a modern Japanese degustation menu that is worth trying. The ingredients are all flown from Japan and the menu focuses on Chef Jorge Mendez’s technical skills. Moreover, the restaurant has a modern yet intimate setup with a communal table.

Ikura dessert from MŌDAN
Ikura dessert from MŌDAN/Photo via Instagram @modan.mnl


An intimate 24-seat restaurant, Helm by Josh Boutwood is worth the travel. With a changing and evolving menu—Helm surprises you every time. The ambiance is curated with a minimalist eye, making the place aesthetically pleasing.

Tuna, miso, and chives
Tuna, miso, and chives/Photo via Instagram @helmmnl

Wolfgang’s Steak House

Unbeknownst to many, Wolfgang’s Steak House offers set menus. One set menu they offer is their collaboration with Johnnie Walker Blue Label. The offer is only available at their Newport World Resorts location. Each dish has a corresponding whiskey paired with it.

Seafood taster
Seafood taster/Photo courtesy of Wolfgang Steakhouse PH

Banner photo by Yente Van Eynde via Pexels.

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