12/10, one of the best-kept secret spots in Makati, is a modern Japanese izakaya. It has a beautiful ambiance that’s quaint and very welcoming. We recently paid another visit at 12/10 in Guijo street last week, we came in early but couldn’t get a table since they were fully booked for the night. Instead of turning us away, they offered to seat us at the bar, which turned out to be better than expected because we had a more interactive experience with their welcoming staff.
We got our favorite: uni toasts, something we had sampled on our last visit, and we wanted to try something new so we asked the bartender, Louie, what his favorites were. We ended up ordering seaweed rice together with their best selling tori, which we paired with a cocktail called “Sunflower.”
Sunflower features Tanqueray gin, St. Germain, Cointreau, and lemon. The food was decadent and had a lot of umami notes, the Sunflower had bright and floral notes which made for a great palate cleanser in between courses.
If you’re just dropping by for a quick drink or a bite, we do recommend sitting at the bar. You’ll most likely be entertained by their staff, and it’s a good place to have a little chat with them, they’ll be happy to explain what’s in your drink or food so just ask away.