If you think that we have already finished enumerating all the new restaurants opening in Manila in 2017, then this list will prove you wrong. Take a sneak peek to the five new bistros arriving in the Philippines this year and see which one is worthy to be on top of your bucket list!

1. La Chinesca

La Chinesca is a brain child of Chef Bruce Ricketts, the chef behind the highly popular Japanese-influenced establishments Sensei Sushi, Mecha Uma and Ooma, as he forays into casual Mexican cuisine. The restaurant is assumed to serve an excellent menu such as ceviche, tostadas and tacos. It will open soon at Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City.

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Chef Bruce Ricketts, the chef behind the highly popular Japanese-influenced establishments Sensei Sushi, Mecha Uma and Ooma, is opening his first Mexican restaurant, La Chinesca in Parañaque soon. Instagram/mechauma

2. Ping Pong Diplomacy

Ping Pong Diplomacy is a new fusion restaurant concept that will be serving modern Chinese-American dishes as it opens in SM Aura this January. The diner is a product of the collaboration of chefs Miko Aspiras, Him Uy de Baron and Noel Mauricio, who are infamous for serving classic Asian cuisine with a twist.

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Ping Pong Diplomacy is a new fusion restaurant concept that will be serving modern Chinese-American dishes as it opens in SM Aura this January. Facebook/Ping Pong Diplomacy

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3. Scout’s Honor

The Scout’s Honor at Hole in the Wall is branching out soon with three stores opening in Quezon City. The craft cookie shop offers freshly-baked classic Girl Scout cookies with a twist and customizes cookies where buyers can mix and match six types of dough and choose from over 20 toppings selection. It will also introduce the new Savory Camping menu, the brand’s own line of canned food, which diners can enjoy in camping style.

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Scout's Honor is a craft cookie shop that offers freshly-baked classic Girl Scout cookies with a twist. It also customizes cookies where buyers can mix and match six types of dough and choose from over 20 toppings selection. Facebook/Scout's Honor

4. Stockwell Café + Lounge

Stockwell Cafe + Lounge is a new third wave coffee shop in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, offering coffee and coffee-based drinks, wine, pasta, and rice meals. The café takes pride of its six types of coffee beans in which customers can choose from. What also makes Stockwell a standout is their six different kinds of alternative brewing techniques selection, which isn’t served by most coffee shops.

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A hot mocha latte is served at Stockwell Café + Lounge, a new third wave coffee shop in Tomas Morato, Quezon City, offering coffee and coffee-based drinks, wine, pasta, and rice meals. Facebook/Stockwell Café + Lounge

5. Tendon Akimitsu

The Japanese restaurant, along with its sister store, Ramen Nagi, is opening its third branch in the Philippines at the Ayala mall in Pasig City on Jan. 12. Its stores at the NAIA Terminal 3 and Trinoma are famed for offering authentic tendon, tempura and sashimi, among other Japanese restaurant staples.

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Tendon and tempura from Tendon Akimitsu. The Japanese restaurant, along with its sister store, Ramen Nagi, is opening its third branch in the Philippines at the Ayala mall in Pasig City on Jan. 12. Instagram/tendonakimitsuphilippines

What do you think of the new and upcoming restaurants in Metro Manila? Let us know in the comments section below.