YOI Sake Bar & Restaurant
YOI is probably, most likely, the chicest bar in Poblacion. Both the space and the menu are inspired by a mix of Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics and flavors.
It’s small but full of character, thanks to its dim lights, graffitied walls, hip-hop beats, and minimalist furniture. The place itself gives off a casual-meets-urban vibe, and the food leans towards the gourmet. A must-try is the Tako (PHP285/US$5.51), octopus cooked in sake and with flavors of chili oil. It’s also topped with herbs and melted Havarti cheese for good measure.
Those who want to enjoy their sake selections in an even more intimate setting can go to the hidden bar where drinks are served amid fairy lights and indie music.