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Valentine’s Day is often associated with romantic dates and spending time with a significant other, but not everyone has someone to celebrate with. For those who are flying solo on the day of love, dining at a restaurant may not seem like the ideal option. However, solo dining can be a liberating and fun experience, too! So, treat yourself to fantastic food and indulge in self-love. Here are 8 restaurants where you can spend your Valentine’s Day happily alone.

Garlic Kitchen

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If you’re looking for a chill place to grub on some yummy food, check out Garlic Kitchen! It’s a cozy spot in the bustling foodie area of Maginhawa that serves up dishes packed with garlicky goodness. Plus, they’ve got a cute outdoor setup for you to kick back and enjoy your meal

56 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City.  Message their socials or contact (0966) 471-4413 to book your table and know more about their menu.

Gubat QC

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Hey, single foodies, if you’re in Quezon City, Gubat QC is a must-try. Their simple yet scrumptious dishes will satisfy your cravings and the interiors are all about chill vibes. It’s a fresh and comfy spot to enjoy some quality “me time”.  

43 Mayaman Street, Diliman, Quezon City.  You can call them at (0966) 627-1522 or DM their Facebook page to book a table.


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Salamangka is all about the magic! They’ve got an awesome collection of craft beers, tasty food, and top-notch cocktails to help you chill and unwind. The vibe is relaxed and social, making it a great spot for meeting new people or just enjoying your own company.

Eastwood Central Plaza, Citywalk, Quezon City. Contact them through their socials or call (02) 8551-8557 to get a reservation. )

Ramen Wave

Ramen Wave in Marikina is the perfect spot for some indie Japanese food and amazing ramen. This place is all about comfort, and with its affordable prices, it’s a great choice for solo foodies who want to fill up without emptying their wallets. Warm up your cold Valentine’s day with some slurp-worthy ramen.

240 NW Narra Street, Marikina City.
Check out their website or facebook to reserve a table.

Yakiniku Like

Familiar with Yakiniku Like, the famous Japanese brand known for their yummy yakiniku dishes? They just opened up shop in the Philippines, specifically in MOA and it’s the perfect spot for solo diners. No need to feel awkward eating alone, their grills are specifically designed for dining introverts. Tasty, quick, and value for money, Yakiniku Like is worth the visit if you want to spoil yourself with barbecued meat.

SM Mall of Asia Pasay city. To reserve a table contact 09175511395 or visit their Facebook

La Chinesca

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La Chinesca serves up some seriously wild and awesome Mexican grub, all crafted by Chef Bruce Ricketts. It’s a chill and funky spot that’s perfect for solo diners who want to chow down on some delicious tacos and mingle with other cool people. And if you’re feeling like staying in, you can even order their tasty tacos and burritos online

181 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque city. Visit their website to order online or their Instagram to reserve a table.

Dear Adam/Sweet Lucy

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You’d get to experience two worlds with Dear Adam/Sweet Lucy. This spot transforms into two different personalities within the day. You can enjoy great coffee and light meals at Dear Adam from 11AM-6PM before it transforms into its party alter ego Sweet Lucy which serves craft cocktails and savory dishes till the break of dawn. A cool spot to have coffee and chill or a vibrant bar to hangout and socialize? The choice is yours to make on how you’d like to spend your alone time.

2nd Floor, 6060 R. Palma, Poblacion, Makati City.
Check out their socials to see their menu and to get a table.


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If you’re down to eat, drink, and be merry, Salaryman is the spot for you. This Japanese joint has wicked food and killer cocktails, plus a hip and cool atmosphere for socializing with fellow single peeps. Chilling in this bar will help you forget you’re single.

Unit B, Bellagio 2, Forbestown Rd, Taguig. Message their Instagram to reserve a table. 

Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a bummer. Treat yourself to a delicious meal and embrace the freedom that comes with being independent and confident with yourself.  Who knows, you might actually find your future valentine while enjoying a wonderful meal alone!

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