Makati is more than just its tall buildings and expensive stores. It’s also a hub where local artists, mom-and-pop shops, and homegrown restaurants continuously rise and flourish. Amidst the busy streets of the city’s Red Light District is a rooftop restaurant called The Wild Poppy that houses a friendly, vibrant, and welcoming mood.
If you’re not quite sure if this hidden gem a.k.a. restaurant is for you, check out these 5 signs that will tell you that you need to visit The Wild Poppy as soon as you can.
5. You and your friends are looking for a new place to chill.
If you’re on the hunt for a new place where you and your friends can just hang out and chill then you have to go straight to The Wild Poppy! The laidback atmosphere in this restaurant is way different (and better) than your usual loud, noisy, and crowded bar. Admit it, it’s really difficult to catch up and know all about who your ex-boyfriend is dating when the music is 10x louder than your friend’s voice.
Casual music, comfy couch, and soft throw pillows. Yup, it’s perfect for a whole night of conversation with your best buddies.
4. Your Instagram feed needs some color!
Who will say no to green plants, flowers, painted furniture, colorful pillows, and artsy walls? They have all the elements that make the perfect Instagram-worthy photo. Not to mention, their menu is screaming #foodporn. The Wild Poppy got you on your flatlays and food photos. The whole restaurant will serve as a great backdrop.
I mean, your Instagram account is practically begging for it! If Pinterest was a restaurant, it would definitely be The Wild Poppy. Oh, did we mention that everything was DIY? Cool, right?
3. It’s date day!
Bring your SO to an extra special place on your next date day.
The Wild Poppy will make your dinner dates perfect with their delectable dishes and lovely interior design. The candles, light bulbs, flowers, and the open sky will surely level up the romantic feels, too. No worries because a meal for two won’t break your bank.
2. It’s everyone else’s date day and you need a drink.
No date? Not a problem. Get tipsy the classy and colorful way with The Wild Poppy’s mixed alcohol selection. Call your friends and make the night way more fun by drinking with them, or you can just sit on the bar, sip on your drink and wait until the wildness kicks in. You call the shots (and they will serve them, literally).
Seriously though, who needs a date when you can have these gorgeous cocktails? Bonus points if you and your date are both up for drinks!
The Naughty Pirate and Cucumber Frost
1. You have a big appetite for anything and everything Asian!
Take care of your Chinese, Indonesian, Korean (insert Asian here) cravings with The Wild Poppy’s delights. They’re serving Asian-inspired dishes with a wild twist. Their original and unique food concepts are prepared with high-quality ingredients and served with the goal to fill and fulfill.
Kim and Reuben
Chicken Ren Damn and Hoi, Belly!
Our personal favorite is the Hoi, Belly! which is basically braised and pan-seared hoisin-glazed pork belly in a fried mantou bun. Don’t forget to try their Yaki Tomorokoshi and Pok-pok Bites too!
Got a 5 out of 5? Book a ride ASAP, head to Makati, and get wild about poppy with The Wild Poppy!