ICYMI: Starting this week, restaurants in general community quarantine areas are now allowed to open for dine-in but only at 30 percent capacity.
Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque announced last week that this limited operation should be guided by the Inter-agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID)’s health and safety protocols under Resolution No. 45, which include contactless ordering, physical distancing, sanitation and staff hygiene.
But don’t take this as a sign to go all out outside as if we are back to normal—we’re not. As of writing, there are now over 27,000 COVID-19 cases in the country. So just because we can, doesn’t mean we should, and if we do then we must take necessary precautions.
If you don’t mind eating with transparent dividers and on tables arranged at least a meter apart (a dream actually), we’ve put together a list of some of the restaurants we’ve personally love to come back to after almost a hundred days in isolation.
Open for limited reservations
Tuesday to Saturday, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
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Open for reservations starting June 19, Friday
Monday to Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m.
Open on Sunday, June 21 for Father’s Day lunch
Open for outdoor dining at The Alley at Karrivin
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday to Sunday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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10 a.m. to 8 p.m., varies per branch
Alabang, BGC: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Cebu 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Open daily until 8 p.m.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting June 19
Open daily from 11 a.m.
Open daily 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For reservations, call 0917-5526266
All branches open
Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Open daily, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Din Tai Fung
Open daily from 10 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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Writer: CHRISTIAN SAN JOSE