Your Local

G/F Universal LMS Bldg., 106 Esteban St., Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila

Your Local
4.4
4.5 Stars

194 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 101
  • 4 stars 67
  • 3 stars 23
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 2
  • 246 Reviews
  • 677 Recommend
  • 194 Reviewers
Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:00p
Phone
+6328236206

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Wi-Fi:
Free
Parking:
Street
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
No
Delivery:
No
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars
7

I've been wanting to try Your Local since time immemorial. I was actually bugging Cindy S and Edison A to accompany me before but our schedules really didn't match. Fast forward to the day I was planning where to eat in Baguio for my ultimate solo North trip, I saw Ruth S's review for Arca's Yard. I asked her many questions regarding the restaurant and just found ourselves talking about Your Local. Thanks for the invite, Ruth! 128541

Midz S reserved a table good for 10+ people. I was the last person to arrive at the restaurant, and they have placed orders already. Good thing for me as I'm sometimes indecisive on what food to order. Anyway, we had the following.

Appetizers

* Beef Rendang Buns - 290php. Beef Rendang, smoked aioli, pickled cucumber, and cilantro in fried mantau. I found this really good. I believe that the mantau was glazed based on how it looked. The beef was tender and really flavorful.

* Chili Crab Buns - 290php. Chili crab, cucumber spears, leeks, cilantro in fried mantau. This was spicy at first, but you'll get used to its taste afterwards. Though I like the Beef Rendang buns better, this was still delicious and perfect if you're looking for something that will tickle your tastebuds.

* Parmesan Fries with Truffled Ketchup - 120php. This is your usual fries with parmesan cheese on top. The serving was sulit for its price.

* Mock Mentaiko Fries - 220php. As per the menu, this has fries with their secret sauce and nori. I liked this better because of mentaiko. The sauce went well with the fries. Really really flavorful!

* Semi Fried Eggplant - 340php. Baby eggplant, mascarpone cream cheese, ponzu, tempura flakes, squid ink crumbs. This was my favorite among the appetizers! All the ingredients are perfect for this dish. It was creamy but not cloying. I generally like grilled eggplant, but I think I now have a new favorite.

Mains

* Steak Fried Rice - 680php. Korean spiced Sher Wagyu, sunny side up eggs, fresh herbs on shiitake fried rice. I'm sure I've tried this but I really cannot remember its taste. Maybe it didn't really stand out among all our orders. Well, not really sure if it's just me.

* Braised Beef Pasta - 380php. Minced beef, red wine reduction, torched parmesan cheese on fettuccini. This was a surprise. I never thought that pasta with braised beef can taste so good. I'm used to eating braised beef with rice. You know. Rice is life. The mixture of all the ingredients were just perfect.

* Tofu Steak and Eggs - 390php. Pan seared tofu, fried eggs, shitake mushroom, and black rice. I liked the tofu. It was cooked and seasoned just right.

* Chicken Rice - 390php. Steeped chicken, ginger rice, sweet soy, chili sauce. I'm guessing that this is their version of Hainanese chicken rice. I loved this as the ginger smell was evident. Chicken meat was soft and tender as well. For me, it's best when you dip the meat in the chili sauce.

And of course, my ultimate favorite.

* Torched Salmon Donburi - 595php. Torched Norweigan salmon, mentaiko, oboro, ebiko and salmon skin on roast corn and shitake black rice. Again, my favorite. The salmon was melt-in-your-mouth. It was so good. Not sure why but it's safe to say that all the ingredients were made for each other. I'll probably bring my Mom here as she likes salmon too.

Dessert

* Chocolate Earl Grey Pudding and Lime Mousse - 290php. I liked this one, tbh. Not too sweet for me! The earl grey taste was dominating but I liked it.

Overall, I loved everything from what we ordered. The service was generally okay but can still be improved. The servers who assisted us was jolly and energetic but it was not all we need when dining, right? We had to call their attention multiple times just for water and tissue refills. However, I can understand this as the restaurant was quite packed when we went. The place has also poor lighting making it hard for foodies to have their best shots. Again, however, I think the place was made to be that way for a more intimate dining experience. Despite these flaws, I'll still give them 4.5 stars because of their damn good food. So yeah, rounded up to 5 stars.

P.S. The food here are all good! No wonder Your Local became one of the best restaurants in the world by Condè Nast Traveler.

Until our next food trip Midz S Unisse C EJ B Christina R Denise A Marti M! 1285179889

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
10

Because of Ruth S's review of her very first visit to Your Local, Midz S also wanted to try it. I was craving a bit so we said we'd go together. It was still in the "Let's go whenever"-stage so I thought to just put a date on it so it'll become a reality. Hahahaha! But in reality, cravings... 128517

We reserved a table for 12 pax initially because the invite grew. Midz S reserved through Booky for their promo to get P100 off. But after booking the reservation, Your Local called and said we had to pay a deposit of P5000 since we exceeded 10 pax.

On the day itself, our group ended up with only 7 people so we got worried about the deposit. Apparently, it needs to be consumed because it's non-refundable. 128517128547

Because of that, the things we ordered... felt like we ordered the whole menu! Hahahaha!!

BEEF RENDANG BUNS • Php 290
Two pieces of fried mantou with beef rendang, smoked aioili, pickled cucumbers and cilantro. What I like about this is their wonderfully fried mantou buns! The beef was alright.

CHILI CRAB BUNS • Php 290
Similar to the beef rendang buns, the fried mantou was absolutely great! I actually like the chili crab more than the beef rendang buns because this has a bit more kick and more flavor.

SEMI FRIED EGGPLANT • Php 340 • 10084
Baby eggplants with mascarpone cream cheese, ponzu, tempura flakes and squid ink crumbs. This dish didn't have the best presentation of what it is because it was served in a black bowl and the sauce was also dark colored. 128517 But it was really good! The sauce was good, the eggplant was good!!

PARMESAN FRIES WITH TRUFFLED KETCHUP • Php 120
The fries was right, but the ketchup didn't taste like truffled ketchup... at first. We found out only later that the truffle was found at the bottom and you have to mix the ketchup.

MOCK MENTAIKO FRIES • Php 220 • 10084
I liked this one better because of the mentaiko. The sauce went well with the fries. 128513

STEAK FRIED RICE • Php 680
This Korean spiced Wagyu on shiitake fried rice with sunny side up egg reminds me of a bibimbap. The cook on the steak was alright. It wasn't tough but it wasn't very tender either. I liked having the egg on the rice although the yolk was already broken because the steak was on top of the egg.

BRAISED BEEF PASTA • Php 380 • 10084
It was a simple yet refined pasta dish which reminded me so much of a Bolognese. The minced beef was packed with flavor, the sauce wasn't over powering. I enjoyed this pasta very much!

TOFU STEAK AND EGGS • Php 390
Pan seared tofu with fried eggs on top of shiitake black rice. This was alright, the rice was well flavored and the egg went well with the tofu. This would probably be good for those who don't like to eat meat. 128517

TORCHED SALMON DONBURI • Php 595 • 1008410084
For me, whenever I hear Your Local, this dish is always the first that comes to mind. With good reason too. Of all my visits to Your Local, this is still my favorite dish. Coming from someone who doesn't like fish very much. 128514 I'm picky with fish because I don't like my fish tasting very fishy 128514(That sounds weird.) The salmon is cooked medium so it's a bit raw in the middle and I actually prefer my salmon this way. The mentaiko and ebiko add more flavor to the dish and everything just goes well with their shiitake black rice.

CHICKEN RICE • Php 390
Steeped chicken with ginger rice, sweet soy and chili sauce. Their rendition of a Hainanese chicken rice was pretty good. Although I'm not a huge fan of Hainanese chicken rice. 128517

CHOCOLATE EARL GREY PUDDING AND LIME
MOUSSE • Php 290 • 10084
I really liked this dessert. The chocolate pudding and the lime mousse went well together. The milk crumbs added texture and flavor to the whole dish. It was fun eating this hehe! Mainly cos it's chocolate. 127851

We also got a dessert from Yardstick because the Cereal Milk Ice Cream was not available. But sadly, since we were aiming to reach Php 5,000 with everything we ordered, that waffle we got as suggested by the server was billed separately. 128547 So we had to get 2 Chocolate Earl Grey Pudding. 128514 One free, one paid. 128517 The free one was because of the Booky reservation. Apparently, you can only get either P100 off your bill, or get a free dessert when you answer the feedback form on Booky.

Overall, it was a fun visit. Happy with the table we got because it had the most light in the whole restaurant. It was great seeing |ooloo friends again – Midz S, Denise A, EJ B, Christina R and Norman Lester T and meeting a new | friend, Marti M! Hope to see you all soon!!

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
10

It's no wonder that this restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the world. Your Local offers inventive flavors that surely plays with its customers' tastebuds, and we were very excited to have gathered together to try their award-winning dishes.

We initially booked a table for 12 people via an app. The restaurant called shortly after confirming our reservation to ask for a security deposit of P5,000, since we reserved for more than 10 people. This deposit should be made at least 3 days prior to the date of reservation. Unisse C volunteered to pay for it in advance 128522

Sadly, Monday night came and we were down to 7 people because of our friends' schedule change. We asked if we can take back the security deposit since we're now less than 10 in the group, but it was denied. So, our main goal that night was to consume all of the P5,000 that we paid for! 128523

The ambiance of the place was a bit dim, with light coming from just a few, small bulbs in the area and the white light from the kitchen. The cold airconditioning in place, plus the good music in the background ensures the customers' maximum comfort and satisfaction.

We had a hard time ordering since we were trying to compute everything first to make sure that we reach the budget. We then decided to get a bit of almost everything.

STARTERS
127838Beef Rendang Buns P290
The mantou alone was delicious. It was slightly glazed with some sugar. The cilantro added a little sharpness to the dish. The beef rendang was tasty. This was a good start.

127838Chili Crab Buns P290
I'm not good in handling spicy food, and this I found hot, but it was yummy.

127814 Semi Fried Eggplant P340
It might be just "talong", but this dish proved that nothing in this restaurant is to be belittled. It's a dish made of baby eggplant, mascarpone cream cheese, squid ink crumbs, tempura flakes and ponzu. Who knew that a normal talong can taste this good?

127839 Parmesan Fries with Truffled Ketchup P120
Thinly cut fries with truffled ketchup. I honestly didn't taste the truffle, but it's still good. It's fries, duh! 128518

127839Mock Mentaiko Fries P220
Thinly cut fries with secret sauce (I think it has mayonnaise or something like that) and nori. Not a fan of something with loads of mayonnaise but I still liked having pieces of it. I just had to remove some of the sauce.

MAINS
127859 Steak Fried Rice P680
Korean spiced wagyu, egg, herbs, and shiitake fried rice.

127837 Braised Beef Pasta P380
Minced beef, wine reduction, torched parmesan cheese on fettuccini. This was good. We were able to taste real tomatoes in the sauce of the pasta.

127859 Tofu Steak and Eggs P390
Pan seared tofu, eggs, shiitake mushroom with roast corn and shiitake black rice. I liked this dish. The tofu was cooked and seasoned to perfection, just the way I want it.

128031Torched Salmon Donburi P595
Torched Norwegian salmon (cooked medium), mentaiko, oboro, ebiko, salmon skin on roast corn and shiitake black rice. We ordered two of this since we knew that this will be the star of the night. And as expected, we loved it.

127831 Chicken Rice P390
Steeped chicken, ginger rice, sweet soy, chili sauce. This is similar to a Hainanese chicken rice. It tasted light and delicious.

DESSERT
127851 Chocolate Earl Grey Pudding and Lime Mousse P290
A dessert to test your sense of taste, with a little of sweet, sour and bitter in the mix. The taste of the earl grey was strong and bitter, while the lime mousse was the sour part. The milk crumbs added a little sweetness and crunch to the whole dessert. I tried mixing them together to tone down each element's overpowering taste, and it didn't really work too well in terms of the toning down part but it' still good.

Service was fine, but had some major lapses. Yes, the server managed to exchange some laughs and jokes with us, but she did fail to mention an important item to us: that the waffle she offered from Yardstick will be billed SEPARATELY. We were all blindsided since we included this in our computation. In the end we ordered another dessert from them just to completely consume the P5,000, and added some extra cash for the waffles.

I am thankful as a foodie that a restaurant such as Your Local exists in our country. Imagine, we don't have to get out of the country to get good food! It's something not just for us to enjoy, but also for us to be proud of. Looking forward to visiting this restaurant again. Soon.

It was nice seeing you again EJ B, Denise A, Christina R, Norman Lester T, Unisse C and Marti M! 128522 Next time ulit!

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
10

Unisse Chua booked a table for our Monday eat-up at Your Local. Your Local is one of the Most Awesome Restaurant in Makati and awarded as one of the best restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Traveler.

Your Local offer their own interpretation of Asian comfort food. One of the must try dish is the Salmon Donburi according to Denise Ang and Unisse Chua.

THE FOOD

Appetizer

🔘Beef Rendang Buns for Php290.00 (Beef Rendang, Smoked Aioli, Pickled Cucumber, Cilantro in Fried Mantou) - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Average serving per plate is 2 pieces."

🔘Chili Crab Buns for Php290.00 (Chili Crab, Cucumber Spears, Leeks, Cilantroin Fried Mantou) - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Average serving per plate is 2 pieces."

🔘Semi Fried Eggplant for Php340.00 (Baby Eggplant, Mascarpone Cream Cheese, Ponzu, Tempura Flakes, Squid Ink Crumbs) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"One of my favorites in what we order. Serving is good for 1 pax only."

🔘Parmesan Fries with Truffled Ketchup for Php120.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
"Mixed the ketchup first, the truffle oil was in the bottom of the ketchup. Good for sharing."

🔘Mock Mentaiko Fries for Php220.00 (Secret Sauce, Fries, Nori) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The flavor is very Japanese. I can taste the nori and roe. Good for sharing."

Main Course

🔘Steak Fried Rice for Php680.00 (150g of Korean spiced Sher Wagyu, Sunny Side Up Eggs, Fresh Herbs on Shitake Fried Rice) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Good for 2 pax"

🔘Braised Beef Pasta for Php380.00 (Minced Beef, Red Wine Reduction, Torched Parmesan Cheese on Fettuccini) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Good for 2 pax"

🔘Tofu Steak and Eggs for Php390.00 (Pan Seared Tofu, Fried Eggs, Shitake Mushroom with Roast Corn and Shitake Black Rice) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Good For 2 pax"

🔘Torched Salmon Donburi for Php595.00 (Torched Norweigan Salmon cooked medium, Mentaiko, Oboro, Ebiko and Salmon Skin on Roast Corn amd Shitake Black Rice) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"The bomb! This is also my favorites. Good for 2 pax."

🔘Chicken Rice for Php390.00 (Steeped Chicken, Ginger Rice, Sweet Soy, Chili Sauce) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Your Local's version of Singapore Chicken Rice. Good for 2 pax."

Dessert

🔘Chocolate Earl Grey Pudding and Lime Mousse for Php290.00 (Chocolate Earl Grey Pudding, Black Sesame Paste, Milk Crumbs, Lime Mousse) - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
"Small serving but manageable for sharing"

THE PLACE

During our dinner, the place was dimmed with warm lights spotted on our table. The open kitchen was visible too. I find the place intimate and good for private/ business conversation. I also like their playlist which gave us a good vibes while having our dinner.

THE SERVICE

The service staff accommodated us well but I think the staff assigned to us need to be trained for proper communication of their policies and ruling of the restaurant e.g. ordering of food from Yardstick Coffee and the non-refundable booking fee.

Nice meeting you again guys! Christina R Unisse C Denise A Midz S Norman Lester T Marti M 128521

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
7

Before anything else, I would like to congratulate myself because finally, after xx years of wanting, longing, hoping, wishing, and praying, I was able to dine here. FINALLY!! 128513128521128588🏼127881

Ever since the Your Local "craze" began, I have always wanted to try this place out. But for reasons I can't understand, I never had the chance to do so. There were a few attempts before but either they're full or it's a Sunday night and they're closed. Or my aunt, mom, boyfriend, or even my friends are not available or I'm busy!! 128529128546 Like the forces are not cooperating and the universe doesn't want me to be happy. 128529128530

But when I start to lose hope and just was about to accept my destiny.. that I'll never get the chance to go and eat here, the universe suddenly made a way! Ahhh! I was reminded that nothing is impossible and that dreams do come true. 128525 You just have to wait and be patient. 128518128513128077🏼

When some of my college friends planned a mini dinner get together, I immediately suggested YOUR LOCAL and volunteered that I'll call and reserve a table for us. No objections or anything!! This is it, bawal KJ!!!! 128513 I was so happy and excited that they agreed and it's finally happening!!!!! 128557127881

Whenever there's a particular restaurant that I want to try, I would read reviews days before just so I know exactly what to order. I'll even read the menu over and over again and will even compute how much the bill will be if I ordered everything I want. I was that excited that I already have a plan (including how I'll be able to convince them to order all the dishes I want). 128541128521

If you try to read their menu, you'll see that most of their dishes are based on different Asian flavors - Japanese, Chinese, Singaporean and Filipino. All with a unique and interesting twist. Your Local is known for the Torched Salmon Donburi, the Beef and Chili Crab buns, Steak Fried Rice, Pomelo Salad, Chorizo Sandwich and a lot more! You'll be overwhelmed with the many different choices! 128563128518 They even have cocktails and a good selection of wines, as well! 127863127864

Btw, just in case you're still not yet aware, Your Local was just recently named as one of the best restaurants in the World! And the only entry from the Philippines!! So awesome, right? So it's a must that you try this place at least once (which I doubt because you'll keep coming back for more of the salmon!!! 128540).

Anyway, our reservation was at 8pm and we arrived at around 745pm. Personally, I think that the bar area is the best place to be seated. It's like the VIP area or front row seats to a really badass "concert/play". You get to see up close how they prepare all the awesome dishes and how carefully they design each plate. It was a fun experience watching them, despite the number of orders, they were all still so chill while they do their thing. Also, you get to see which dishes are mostly ordered. I wasn't able to count the number of Torched Salmon they prepared that night. More than 20 orders, I think. Bestseller talaga!! 128563128563

FOOD.

We started the night with orders of the buns.

BEEF RENDANG BUNS (290). Beef rendang, smoke aioli, pickled cucumber, cilantro in fried mantou.

CHILI CRAB BUNS (290). Chili crabs, cucumber spears, leeks, cilantro in fried mantou.

The mantous were fried perfectly! Even without the filling inside, I think I'll enjoy just the bun. 128525 Both were good and yummy! But I personally liked the Beef Rendang more than the Chili Crabs. I love crabs but the beef was much more flavorful and tastier.

We also tried the PARMESAN FRIES WITH TRUFFLED KETCHUP (120).

This is not your usual everyday french fries. Topped with grated parmesan cheese and served with an oh so yummy truffled ketchup. I try to avoid french fries (because bad) but how can you possibly resist this one! 128563128517

BRAISED BEEF PASTA (430). Slow cooked beef, red wine reduction, torched parmesan cheese on fettuccine.

A lot of reviews were saying that this was really good and one of the best "bolognese pasta" they have tried. Unfortunately, this was just okay. It was good but when compared to the other dishes, there was nothing really special or extraordinary.

TORCHED SALMON DONBURI (540). Torched Norwegian salmon (cooked medium), mentaiko, oboroc ebiko and salmon skin on roast corn and shiitake black rice.

OMG! I was really looking forward to finally trying this one and it did not disappoint! The hype is real! This salmon donburi is indeed hands down THE BEST SALMON DISH in the history of all things salmon and donburi! IT WAS SO GOOD! You really get to enjoy all the different flavor and texture. You must must order this one!! Super worth the price and calories! 128525128077🏼

For dessert, we had the CHOCOLATE EARL GREY PUDDING AND LIME MOUSSE (260). Chocolate earl grey pudding, black sesame paste, milk crumbs, lime mousse. The presentation was really nice and pretty! It's not only pleasing to the eyes but also to the tummy because it was yummy! 128518 I enjoyed this one because it wasn't that sweet and when eaten all at once, they make a nice flavor and feeling! Really a good way to end our dinner. 1285189786

SERVICE.

Service was excellent. Really. Staffs were nice, helpful, and very warm/friendly. Always willing to help and assist the customers. 128076🏼

Only comnent would be.. since the place is small and tables are closed to each other, it can get a little uncomfortable especially when there's a big noisy group beside you. There was a group of 10 girls celebrating a birthday. They were really noisy. 128563 So maybe they can do something about it. Not that you're not allowed to celebrate because it's your birthday but maybe to also be considerate or at least conscious. 1285139786

Overall, it was an awesome night. We enjoyed everything!! 128149 I'll surely be back! Will definitely bring Ony, my mom and aunties here! And we'll get the salmon again and I need to try the Steak Fried Rice, Tofu Steak and Egg, Pomelo Salad, and the Chorizo Sandwich next time. 128521128077🏼

PS: Dear Universe, please make me go back here again. I promise to patiently wait for my next visit! 128521 Love, Ruth. 128536

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
2

It was my first visit at Your Local last Friday. Its a planned dinner with a dear friend. She make the reservations, lucky enough we get to save a table for the resto's first seating which is from 6pm to 8pm. This place has good food reviews that's its in my list for quite sometime.

The place has no commercial signage from the outside, just a plain window. Its doors is right after entering the building premise. Simple as that. Upon entering, the place is has dimmed light. It has semi industrial with urban interiors, lining tiles reminds me of those in the subways (when watching a movie) and they have an open kitchen whose window counter also serves as a bar. We are quickly assisted right after entering. The table was named after me.. Nice!
Before anything else, we ordered:

For appetizer:
Parmesan Fries and Troffuled Ketchup (P120) this was recommended by the server. The baked parmesan on topped of the crispy fries are so divine! We love this one

For main course:
Tofu steak & eggs (P370) pan seared tofu, fried eggs, shitke mushroom with roast corn and shitake black rice- this is a one big meal! Tasty and filling. I loved thw crispy shitake that topped the meal.

Torch Salmon Dotunburi (P590) torch norweigian salmon, oboro, ebiko and salmon skin with roasted corn and shitake black rice- the salmon is super melts in your mouth. It is cooked medium rare amd its taste was amplified by the Japanese mayo. The shitake black rice is a perfect match 10084️ i should say it is not only yummy in the pictures, but its yummier when you tasted it.

Verdict:
Place- the place has good interiors, not the fancy type, but I find it hip. I wanted to try it on day time next visit.

Food- i love everything we ordered. Though we easily get full coz its a very heavy meal. We might need to try their sandwiches next time.

Service- quick serving upon ordering. They got attentive servers.

Price- kinda pricey. Yet for quality of food, its reasonable.

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Abe C.
5.0 Stars
8

Just for their Torched Salmon Donburi, I'd rate this awesome resto a 5! Medium cooked, with torched outside, then added with crispy salmon skin, ebiko, mentaiko, oboro and stuff. For the serving and quality, at almost P600, it's worth the spend and calories. Asked for extra special mayo coz it's that good. 5/5 (I'd rate this even higher if mathematically possible). I love this dish so much that I returned 4x in bout 2 months to Your Local to eat this maybe two more times and to try their other dishes.

Each time, I've experiences good, friendly service. The lighting is quite dark, even during lunch. That's how they set it up, like a perpetually lowly lit store, with industrial elements, white brick walls, dark colored furniture.

In my next return with the wife for a casual Saturday lunch, I also tried their Steak Rice. Earthy tasting, not that soft despite it being medium, I didn't think there was need for the egg, and the sauce placed on top was too sweet. But the toasted "bacon strip" like carrots were an excellent touch. 3/5 (because as a steak person, this didn't meet certain expectations)

Cereal Milk Ice cream also very good, 3 small scoops; good for sharing. 4/5

In my other trips, I also got to try their Beef Rendang. It's two pieces of beef in curry inside a fried bread. I'd suggest ordering this to share (this is 2 pieces) as the deep fried bread, though excellent, can be oily and pretty cloying (nakakasawa). 3.5/5

Likewise, I've had their awesome Laksa Fettucine! Thick sauce, quite spicy, and really delicious. For those who love curry / laksa, and have an earnest appreciation for pasta. It can also be cloying so best to share also with a friend or two. 4/5

Your Local is a great find in Makati. Its ambience is suitable for dates, drinking sessions, chill dining, and so forth; not fine dining, but a very good atmosphere where it's neither intimidating nor too casual. Their menu isn't super extensive, but I like it that way, so it's concentrated on a few modern interpretations on Asian dishes. Once again, a fantastic resto from Charlie Paw and the Tasteless group. Running on three years already, I can see this one going and going, and possibly one of those places that need not expand into many branches. At most, perhaps one in BGC would be fine. Otherwise, a find hole in the wall specialty place can be a great positioning for this place.

For Makati workers, weekday lunch can get tight, but by 1pm, should be fine. They close at 2pm. Then reopen for dinner. Otherwise, weekends are quite open for those who don't live/work in Makati. It's pretty good for lunch. Then you can have coffee next door at Yardstick. Haven't tried dinner here yet, but I think it's also a fine place for cocktails with so many choices for drinks.

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Ig Plummer S.
5.0 Stars
6

Saw that Your Local was included in cntraveler.com's world's best restaurant, from that point on I decided I need to try it.

We ordered:

Pomelo Salad (P285)
Chorizo Sandwich (P490)
Torched Salmon Donburi (P540)
Sea Salt and Strawberry Lemonade (P180/P190)

The ambience is pleasant, the food is great and the service is really good.

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Annechile S.
5.0 Stars
5

Your Local, one of the best restaurants in the world by cntraveler.com. This lunch is 3 weeks in the making since Ig Plummer S bailed out on me twice. 128522 Finally, we were able to push through today, despite the typhoon warnings. I called to reserve a table, but they only accept reservations for dinner. Was told to just arrive early since their lunch is from 11:00-2:00 PM. The place is really low-key especially from the road, you wouldn't even think that there's a restaurant there unless you'll look closely.

On to the lunch:

| Pomelo Salad 127808127808127808127808127808
Shrimp, red onion, winged beans, pickled quail eggs, seasonal green, nim jim, Thai coconut ice cream. (285php)

127796 This stater didn't disappoint! The sweet pomelo was perfect with the shrimp and quail eggs, and the coconut ice cream added sweetness to the salad which is realky nice. Fresh ingredients!

| Torched Salmon Donburi 128031128031128031128031128031
Torched Norwegian salmon (cooked medium), mentaiko, oboro, ebiko, and salmon skin on roast corn and shitaki black rice. (540php)

128032 This is the star of the lunch, no joke! No wonder everyone is raving about this this because it's really yummy! Your tummy will be really happy with this and so as your tastebuds. The salmon works well with the black rice. This dish brings happiness!

| Chorizo Sandwich 127828127828127828127828127828
1/3 pound burnt onion and chorizo patty, jalapeño cream cheese, fried egg, seasonal greens on a squid ink bun with parmesan fries and truffled ketchup. (490php)

128025 This burger is not your usual when it comes to taste. The chorizo was so flavorful, but not overpowering. It's not too spicy which I like. Fries were cooked perfectly. Yum!

| Sea Salt Lemonade 127819 127819127819127819127819
Fresh homemade lemonade, sea salt, and Sprite (180php)

127865 Super loved this drink, the saltiness and sourness was just soo good!

| Strawberry Lemonade 127827127827127827127827127827
Strawberry puree, homemade lemonade, and Sprite (190php)

127865 I am assuming Ig Plummer S loved this too!

11088️ The staff who assisted us was really nice and she's knowledgeable with their food. We wanted to order the Laksa pasta too, but she said it's gonna be too much for just the two of us.

11088️ Our food was served in a timely manner despite the fact that it's a busy time and the place is 85% packed.

Dear, Your Local,

Thank you for the high-quality food! Until then! One happy tummy here! 127775127775127775127775127775

xoxo,
Annechile

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Archie T.
5.0 Stars

Why so yummy?? We ordered feel good chicken, tofu steak and eggs, torched salmon donburi, and laksa!!! Too many for two people... But we seldom go to Makati so we ordered as much as our tummy could take. Everything tasted good. We can't finish the laksa because we were so full with our first 3 orders. We will surely be back here someday.

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Joy and Lance x.
5.0 Stars

#JLJustLanded recommends:

Tofu Steak and Eggs
--Your Local has been recently named as one of the best restaurants in the world and we couldn't agree more! Their sophisticated and unique dishes deserve the recognition as they taste scrumptious as much as it looks. Definitely worth another try 128076

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Anna D.
5.0 Stars

Torched Salmon Donburi with mentaiko, ebiko, and crispy salmon skin atop roast corn and shitake black rice. This dish has been sung praises by so many people and I finally see why. It is a feast on the eyes, a celebration of flavors, and a blast of umami on the palate. Truly, honestly haunting.

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Chrisalyn T.
4.0 Stars

I’ve been wanting to go here for months already, good thing that a friend of mine was going to celebrate her birthday at Belle around 10pm that day. So there was time for me to grab a bite somewhere in Legaspi and so I decided to invite some friends to join me for dinner here instead.

My friends got here early that night, so one of them ordered the BRAISED BEEF PASTA (Php 430), which was slow cooked beef, sauce with red wine reduction, torched parmesan cheese and fettuccini pasta. What is great about this pasta was that it had so many meat, so you can actually say that it’s worth it. It’s even good for sharing too. You’ll definitely feel full right away. As for the taste, well it does taste like Bolognese pasta to me. Beef was tender, pasta was al dente and seasoning was just right. Sauce was enough also. I actually like this dish, but it’s just not something i’d crave for though.

Another friend of mine however, ordered the same dish I’ve been wanting to try. Which was the TORCHED SALMON DONBURI (Php 540), composed of torched norwegian salmon (cooked medium), mentaiko, oboro, ebiko and salmon skin on roast corn and shitake black rice. It looks quite big on photos i’ve seen on instagram. But the actual size wasn’t really that big, however, a plate of this is actually enough to make you feel full already. It can be for sharing for people who are used to eating light, but it can also be good for 1 too. I was able to finish mine though, since one of my friends kept getting a few portions off from my plate haha. The salmon was really soft, and i love the mixed flavours of slight saltiness from the roe, sweetness from the corn, and sweet and sour flavour from what i guessed was Aioli. I also loved the crunchy texture of the salmon skin mixed in my rice. Overall, it was really really good. I would definitely recommend this dish to you guys. I’m actually craving for this right at this moment as I type this review. hahaha

Aside from having some good food, we also wanted to try some of their cocktails. What i got was the 18K (Php 390) which was gin, grapes, lemon and orange bitters. It was actually a sweet cocktail, not too sweet though as you can still taste the gin. Would recommend this drink for people who wouldn’t want to order a drink that is too strong. My friends got 2 different cocktails too, however i couldn’t really say anything about their drinks since i wasn’t able to try their drinks haha. However, they seem to enjoy their drinks though. So i guess, they really have good choices of cocktail drinks.

As for their service, well I think it was okay. I just find it a bit odd though that my friends got there at around 7:50 and our reservation was around 8pm. But they wouldn’t lead my friends to our table yet because it still wasn’t 8pm. There wasn’t even anyone seated there. Btw, if you plan on getting a reservation here. They would only accept times like for example 7,8 and so on. They don’t accept half hour time reservations. My initial reservation was supposed to be at around 7:30 but I had to change it to 8 because of it. However, I’m not really complaining, because I didn’t really have any problem with it. I still had a great time that night. :)

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
4

This quaint unassuming restaurant along the quiet streets of Makati has been creating a lot of buzz in the foodie universe for quite sometime now.   Yes,  i am referring to Your Local. 

I know what you're thinking,  i am a decade late,  my bad.   I'm part of the 1% of Makati dwellers who hasn't dined here.  I made plans,  lots of 'em...but i always end up cancelling due to the horrendous traffic and my insatiable need to be home before 6pm.

Sunday.  Third day of countless restaurant hopping.  I decided to kick it up a notch higher by ending my hedonistic weekend with brunch at Your Local.  This is me paying homage to one of the seven deadly sins. 

Denoument.  Also known as fallen action.  The opposite of climax.  I can't figure out how to continue... words are elusive.  Then  I had a brief moment of clarity,  prose aint enough to describe how awesome Torched Salmon Donburi is.  I decided to write something in free verse. 

An Ode To Torched Salmon Donburi

The King was already sitting on his throne when we travelled uncharted roads
Clouds peeking,  offering a coy smile like a flirtatious lover
The day has begun,  the Kingdom is quiet
Leaves dancing to the winds gentle lullaby
We enter the chamber,  dim lights and quiet smiles
I ache for something dreamy and divine
I gave in to my deepest desire,  waited like virgin amidst a snowstorm
A glimmer of something grand,  a taste of something sublime
I fell hard and sailed down the long tunnel of Eros

Note:  The plan was to write a Sonnet but iambic pentameter is weally hard.

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Kary Y.
4.0 Stars
3

Don't miss ordering the very reliable Torched Salmon Donburi! Always consistent and safe order from the menu.

If in case its not available (yes it gets sold out) you can try the Steak Fried Rice as well. 128077127860128514

Other tried and tested reco from the menu:
Semi Fried Baby Eggplant
Cereal Milk Ice Cream (taste like Fruit Loops!)

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Chieo O.
5.0 Stars
5

A spontaneous visit to Ateng plus our hungry tummies meant going on a dining dash at Your Local, which was also just a few steps away from her place 128522128077🏻10084️ Gets really crowded during dinnertime.... and luckily, when we were told they were full ...we insisted there's still some more 128518128518128518 and ta-daaa a slot opened for us, yeah! 128522128077🏻128077🏻 hehehe128522

Im not a fan of eating crabs maybe unless it's crabsticks 128518128518128518.... but their Chili Crab Bun had me with a wow, the spicyness was tolerable and I loved the crunchy texture of the cucumber, leeks and cilantro mixng in contrast to the soft mantou bun...mmm mmmm mmmm100841008410084

Ateng had the Chicken Rice, having this nice, mild- flavored chicken with ginger rice... And look at those artsy swishes of sweet soy sauce and chili sauce which enhances your chicken goodness128522128077🏻10084

And because I wanted to have a dose of meat and rice I went for the Lamb Rendang which was surprisingly soft, like eating pulled meat, and ohh mixing everything with the red-raisin black rice, altogether with the soy sauce, cilantro and mint! Such an exotic, flavorful combination! 128522128077🏻10084

Thumbs up for all our yummy selections.... And of course cheers to the post- industrialist interiors by just looking at the tiles, lamps and seating :) this style is really all over the metro 128522128077🏻10084

Hope to be back here again! 100841008410084️ 🍽128077🏻127864128077🏻

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Ginny B.
5.0 Stars

Aha! So this is how my favorite salmon donburi looks like! First time to see it in all its glory coz i usually have it for dinner when the resto is dimly lit.

Torched salmon with black rice topped with awesome aioli, a pile of fish roe, crunchy greens, and ohh!! Now i know what those magical crispy bits are- it's salmon skin. Agghh! This dish is everything! 128525

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Wiljohn M.
3.0 Stars
2

Dinner with friends at this place last night. It was kinda dark so I could not see the food very much. Waiters were inattentive that I had to call their attention several times if I needed something.

For the food, I ordered the chorizo burger. I found the taste a little confusing. It had a lot of things stuffed between those black buns so I could no longer taste the real flavor of the chorizo patty. I liked the crispiness of the fries that came with it and the tomato catsup with truffle oil was really good. I think I enjoyed sidings more than the burger itself.

I also got to try the salmon donburi as well as the lamb rendang. The salmon was superb. I loved the tenderness and the burnt flavoring of the fish as well as the black rice topped with some grewns and fish roe. The crunch in the dish is somewhat similar to eating tutong rice. The rendang was also good. The meat was cooked floss style (like adobo flakes) but what was really nice was that it no longer had the strong earthy and gamey flavor of the lamb.

Will I go back to Your Local again? Yeah, if there's no heavy traffic going to Makati.

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Rica R.
5.0 Stars

After numerous visit to Your Local, i keep on coming back for one dish alone which is the Torched Salmon Don Buri (P540)! It's always been consistently good! I found now my next favorite, their Laksa Fettuccine (P410) 128525 it's a bit spicy, but everything about the laksa is so delightful, I'm not even a laksa lover! Same thing with cooked salmon, I also only eat the raw sashimi and not cooked salmon, but I've been converted because of Your Local's version!

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Luisa E.
4.0 Stars
3

After two years, Your local remains a favorite in fusion cuisine. I ordered the salmon don buri, torched salmon on top of black rice with a crunch and its delicious sauce, Php540. My friend got the dongfoyu chicken burger, spicy and good too Php400+, she also got the strawberry lemonade Php190. Minus one star because it's just way too expensive.

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