6 Places in Manila to Take Yourself Out on a Date

Who says you need to have company to enjoy the great spots in Metro Manila? We all deserve a great time all by ourselves. So, if you want to take yourself out on a date (because you deserve it!), here are a few awesome spots to enjoy flying solo:

Yakiniku Like

Yakiniku Like is a fast-casual Japanese barbeque chain that originated all the way from Japan. Now, with its first branch in Metro Manila, it’s proven an introverts dream thanks to the solo booths where you can enjoy a yakiniku grill all by yourself!

There’s literally no need for you to have a companion to enjoy great yakiniku at Yakiniku Like.

Visit Yakiniku Like at Level 2, South Entertainment Mall, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City.

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Ramen Wave

Ramen Wave is a Japanese-style ramen house that features solo booths just like the ones in Japan. In these solo booths, you don’t even have to talk to anyone since your ramen bowls are also served through an opening in your booth!

It’s just you and your bowl of ramen at Ramen Wave.

Visit Ramen Wave at 240 Narra St., Marikina Heights, Marikina City.

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There’s nothing like allowing yourself learn a new skill or two, so if you want to treat yourself to something sweet and enriching, you might want to schedule a baking session at IDIM DIY Bakery.

IDIM DIY Bakery is a baking studio that allows you to bake your own pastries and cakes from scratch with all their ingredients and equipment. It doesn’t matter if you have someone with you because you can enjoy a baking session even when you’re flying solo—just like how you would do it at home.

Visit IDIM DIY Bakery at 4/F Mega Atrium, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City.

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The Library Cafe by Gourmet Farms

This intimate cafe is tucked inside the Ramon Magsaysay Laureate Library, and library goers can easily enjoy great coffee from The Library Cafe. If you love to enjoy some me-time with a pile of books, this cafe is definitely a great spot.

The Library Cafe also features booths where you can enjoy a bit of quiet time all by yourself.

Visit The Library Cafe at G/F Ramon Magsaysay Center, Roxas Blvd. corner Quintos St., Manila City.

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Cinema ’76

Who says you can’t take yourself out on a movie date? Cinema ’76 is a microcinema in Quezon City where you can enjoy a variety of films (indie and mainstream) inside a 60-seater theater.

Cinema ’76 also has a cafe where you can enjoy savory meals, coffee, and cocktails after your movie screening.

Visit Cinema ’76 at 2/F Terraces Bldg., T. Morato Ave. cor. Scout Borromeo St., Quezon City.

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Gubat QC

If you want solitude while being surrounded by nature, you might want to treat yourself to a meal at Gubat QC. Coming from the name itself, this charming restaurant in Quezon City is tucked away in a hidden forest-like setting.

Gubat QC serves a variety of Filipino dishes on banana leaves in classic Pinoy-style kamayan.

Visit Gubat QC at 43 Mayaman St., Brgy. UP Village, Diliman, Quezon City.

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