10 Affordable Lunch Options in Makati

It’s almost lunchtime. You are hungry and all you can think of is lunch!

Though there are lots of options around the corner, still you find it hard to choose where to go for lunch. We totally get you. We have curated the best places to eat in Makati and the lunch dishes you must try without breaking the bank.

1. 101 HAWKER FOOD HOUSE

Not sure what to eat yet? Perhaps this restaurant could help you. They have a variety of dishes— noodles, dim sum, rice meals, and bento-like meals. What’s good is that you won’t have to shell out a lot of money to enjoy a full, appetizing lunch.

Budget: P35-P200

Location: Unit 102 Campos Rueda Bldg, 101 Urban Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati.

2. 8065 BAGNET

Anyone calling for bagnet? 8065 Bagnet got you all covered! Of course, their highlight is the Ilocos’ specialty: bagnet. But what’s more interesting here is that they use bagnet for other dishes such as Bagnet Sisig, Dinuguan Bagnet, Kare-Kare Bagnet, Water Spinach Bagnet, Bagnet Curry, Bagnet Binagoongan, Sinigang na Bagnet and the Original Bagnet. So look no further than here to satisfy your bagnet lunch cravings!

Budget: P50-P200

Location: 8065 Estrella St, San Antonio, Makati.

3. SISIG SA RADA

When you say sisig, masarap but mura, then you know where to go— Sisig sa Rada. Any Makati regular knows this place as it’s quite famous in the area. They serve a complete meal of sisig and rice at a very cheap price. That explains the long queue every lunch time. But the wait is worth it!

Budget: P60

Location: Metrochef Stall 002, Rada Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City.

4. YALLA YALLA EXPRESS

Yalla yalla is the Arabic for “let’s get going” or “hurry up.” This is a tiny casual diner serving authentic and affordable Lebanese cuisine. When you find yourself going here, you must try their Beef Shawarma, Beef Kebab, Sujuk, and Cheese Pizza. And oh, would you believe that they have brick oven pizza under P200?

Budget: P80-P200

Location: 5652 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion, Makati.

5. BON BANHMI

They are known to be one of the truly authentic eateries when it comes to banhmi sandwiches. And everything on their menu is under P250, so you can eat more for less!

Budget: P100-P120

Location: Food Patio, 7th Floor, PBCom Tower, 6795 Ayala Ave cor V.A. Rufino St, Salcedo Village, Makati.

6. BATALA BAR

Craving for Filipino meal with a bit of spike? Batala Bar is ready to serve you. They have different dishes that meet the Pinoy’s palate like fried pork chops, adobo, longganisa, grilled liempo, barbecue and many more. Plus, if you want to extend your lunch until the wee hours for a drink, they’ve got you covered, too!

Batala bar is open from Tuesday to Sunday,  11:30 am until midnight.

Budget: P140-P250

Location: 830 Arnaiz Ave. Makati.

7. WOKby 4900

If you opt for a variety of Asian cuisine for lunch, then this restaurant is perfect for you. From rice bowls to noodles, they have a delicious variety of Asian foods. Their rice bowls offer the different flavors of Asia — Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Bangkok, and of course, Manila.

Budget: P140-P250

Location: 4900 Durban Street, Poblacion, Makati City

8. Three Guys and A Grill

Don’t like rice, but drooling for hotdogs? Three Guys and a Grill serves a wide variety of hotdog sandwiches. Each sandwich will make you want more without getting broke. They have the Classic American Hotdog, the Spicy American, the Tangy Sweet, and the Cheesy Kiwi Dog. But if you’re not in the mood to try their offers, you can create your own appetizing hotdog sandwich at the same price! Yum!

Budget: P150

Location: 4364 B. Valdez St, Poblacion, Makati.

9. RAMEN KURODA

Craving Japanese food a.k.a. ramen, for lunch? Then this food joint is the perfect place for ya! Their noodles are handmade in-house so that customers will enjoy every bite. And just because it’s ramen doesn’t mean you’ll have to shell out big bucks. For the high quality of their meals, the cost is fairly affordable.

Budget: P180-P200

Location: 3/F RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Avenue, Salcedo Village, Makati City.

10. Satinka Naturals Bistro & Cafe

Want some healthy options for lunch? Then this restaurant is for you. They serve wholesome and vegan-friendly dishes sourced from the Cordillera region, which can also be purchased at the store.

Budget: P180-P250

Location: 1137 Kamagong St, San Antonio, Makati.

Are you feeling even more hungry now? Makati is a fabulous place to eat. We hope our list will satisfy your lunchtime cravings at work. Share this with your friends or colleagues!

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