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5 Date Places For The New Normal at McKinley Hill

Looking for a place to dine in? These date places at McKinley Hill ensure that the dining experience with your date is fun, safe, and memorable. Click here!


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The new normal made it quite challenging for couples to plan out their date nights perfectly. That shouldn’t stop you from making things extra special! However, there are more factors to consider when going out on a date. Remember, safety should always come first. Thankfully, there are date places in McKinley Hill that are new-normal ready!

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is open for our valued guests and ensures a safer dining experience while being anchored on strict health protocols and sanitation standards. These include the mandatory wearing of face masks and face shields, footwear disinfection, floor markers for proper social distancing, and the necessary health checks before entry. 

Apart from that, McKinley Hill not only houses the most romantic mall, Venice Grand Canal, but is also home to endless dining spots that offer unrivaled gastronomic experiences. From restaurants with stunning views, all kinds of cuisines, to even must-try desserts — you’ll find something that’s amazing for your date on this list. 

You can sit back, relax, and enjoy while dining. See how these restaurants are taking safety to another level and ready to cater to you for dine-in during the new normal. Keep reading to learn more!

Contactless Menus at Nihonkai Tsukiji 

Nihonkai Tsukiji

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We start this list with a well-tucked Japanese restaurant for you and your partner. In the Metro, anyone can easily claim to have authentic Japanese food. At Nihonkai Tsukiji, you can be sure to impress your date with their hearty dishes.

Other best-selling dishes are their Katsudon, Gyudon, Salmon Sashimi, Gyoza, Chicken Karaage, Tonkotsu Ramen, Seafood Teppanyaki, and a wide array of sushi selections. To add to that, they also have Bento Boxes all served with a bowl of miso soup.  

Alongside the required health protocols for restaurants, Nihonkai Tsukiji also offers a contactless QR Code Menu. Simply point and scan with your smartphone’s camera, and you will be taken to an online digital menu where you can scroll through their food and drink options. This means safety for everyone involved. 

Nihonkai Tsukiji is located at G/F Tuscany, McKinley Hill.

Call 0927 018 0964 to make a reservation.

Reservations at Namba Food Station 

Namba Food Station

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Another Japanese spot on the list is a date place in McKinley Hill which is ideal for couples seeking a fun and dining experience — Namba Food Station. 

When Namba Food Station opened its doors in the Venice Grand Canal, many foodies were thrilled to visit the restaurant. The place is inspired by the railway stations in Osaka, Japan where some delectable food spots are located. 

Step inside and find tables, chairs, windows, and doors all made of wood. Alongside the colorful Japanese murals, open kitchen, and hanging signs with Japanese characters, the entire railway system of Japan is plastered on its walls. Surely enough, it is a vibrant dining spot for you and your date. 

The ambiance does not overshadow the menu offered too. Well-season and passionate chefs carefully prepare each Japanese dish with quality. Try out their delectable take on the Namba Special ramen, fresh-off-the-grill Yakitori, and traditional Furai selections like Torikatsu and Ebi Ten — Namba Food Station will satisfy your taste buds. 

Reservations offer great benefits when you dine-in for your date. It secures you a seat at your chosen restaurant. You don’t have to deal with unpredictable wait times, and you can go about your date as planned. In light of the new normal, Namba Food Station is open for reservations to not only offer a hassle-free experience but to also manage time between guests and maintain social distancing. You can reserve to book a time slot and ensure that the surroundings won’t be too crowded. 

Namba Food Station is located at G/F, Venice Grand Canal. 

Call 0906 023 3692 to make a reservation.

Cashless Payment Options at Isla Sugbu Seafood City 

Isla Sugbu

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There’s a great reason to visit Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in McKinley Hill. Isla Sugbu Seafood City has its branch offering Paluto-All-You-Can — a guarantee that only the freshest seafood dishes arrive at your table. 

The Paluto-All-You-Can works by letting you and your special someone choose all the seafood your heart desires. From live seafood, shellfish, and crustaceans — they have it all. Plus, they have options for chicken and pork belly strips for meat lovers, too. Afterward, you can them cooked according to your liking. They can serve it grilled, steamed, stewed, fried, and even raw (for sashimi) if you prefer! 

To get you started, try out their Baked Cheese Scallops, Shrimp with Salted Egg, Steamed Lapu-Lapu, and Singaporean Crab. 

Just like all the restaurants in McKinley Hill from Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, Isla Sugbu Seafood City closely follows strict health protocols. For this reason, they offer various contactless payment options. Ensure your safety by opting to pay for your date with PayMaya.

Isla Sugbu Seafood City is located at 2/F, Venice Grand Canal.

Call 0998 966 2990 to make a reservation.

Acrylic Barriers at Crustasia


Image Credit: Crustasia Asian Seafood Market | Facebook

Another seafood spot go-to located at this Megaworld Lifestyle Malls in McKinley Hill is Crustasia. There’s just something about seafood that makes people crave it. Although no one can exactly point it out, it’s somewhere between the juiciness of crabs and shrimps, mouth-watering cooked fishes, or savory delights of mixed vegetables and noodles. 

Crustasia is a seafood restaurant inspired by various Asian cultures and cooking techniques. With an aim to bring the heart of the cuisine to the tables of diners, the daring flavors and unique aromas come into play in Crustasia.  

Try their Butter Chili Garlic Crabs, Salted Garlic Prawns, Steamed Grouper Superior Soy Sauce, Lohan Vegetable Hot Pot, and Yang Chow Fried Rice! 

Dating in the new normal means having acrylic barriers in front of both you and your partner. This is one of the many precautions practiced in Megaworld Lifestyle Malls for the sake of customer safety. Acrylic partitions intercept any possible droplets that are thought to transmit any virus. It also reinforces firm social distancing requirements while dining in. Despite the barriers, you and your date will surely have a good time!

Crustasia is located at G/F, Venice Grand Canal.

Call 09454639248 to make a reservation.

Al Fresco Dining at Cobalabamba 


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Among this list of date places for the new normal in McKinley Hill, Cobalabamba is perhaps the one that offers couples the best feast to the eyes. Check out their aesthetic neon signs of Mexican icons and vibrant murals that adorn the colorful yellow, blue, and red walls. Its hip vibe will make your dining experience even more delightful!    

At Cobalabamba, their dishes are just as vibrant as their interiors. Each plate is worthy of looks and flavor. The menu is full of Mexican staples but with a twist. Munch on their Coba Supreme Pizza, Grilled Chicken Tacos, Carne Asada Burrito Bowl, Doble Nachos, Four Cheese Quesadilla, Tipsy Pork, and Chipotle Chicken. 

There are plenty of al fresco dining spots at Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. At Cobalabamba, tables and chairs are placed outside their restaurant and distributed properly at a good distance to maintain physical distancing to still give an intimate feel for your date. Plus, it lets you dine with the fresh air, lush greenery, and beautiful atmosphere of Venice Piazza. It is a perfect date spot for the new normal!

Cobalabamba is located at G/F, Venice Piazza. 

Call 09956174502 to make a reservation.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls is here to ensure that the dining experience with your date is equal parts fun, safe, and memorable. What are you waiting for? Dress up and take your special someone and treat them to show you care at these date places in Mckinley Hill. 

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