February is always a busy time for couples and single people who are searching for good date spots and gifts in time for Valentine’s Day. Malls can get crowded during this time, so planning ahead is definitely a must.
Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with a partner, friends, or family, you can make the most of the special occasion in a place where you can do everything, from dining out and getting drinks, to going on casual strolls to shop for goodies. A must-visit spot around this time is Greenhills Mall in San Juan, a beloved shopping destination that’s been around since the ‘70s where you can find one-of-a-kind items, as well as experience classic and new dining spots.
Spend your Valentine’s Day at Greenhills Mall by checking out these new and nostalgic places with your loved ones; starting with budget-friendly date options:
Le Ching Tea House
A nostalgic pick is Le Ching Tea House in Shoppesville, a well-known Chinese restaurant that serves filling rice meals, noodle soups, and dimsum. Patrons, mostly families, often visit after shopping around Greenhills, so expect a line outside. But if you’re looking for affordable and comforting Chinese food this Valentine’s Day, Le Ching is worth patiently lining up or going early for.
Located on the ground floor of Promenade, Niseko Coffee’s brick-and-mortar shop is a nice spot to take a break and enjoy a cozy cup of its signature coffee and matcha drinks with a side of freshly made taiyaki. Niseko also sells bottled coffee, Japanese matcha powder, and other goodies that you can get as Valentine’s Day gifts.
CO. the collectible store
Apart from its fashion tiangge stalls, Greenhills is a go-to mall for toys and other geeky items, which can be perfect for your gifting needs. A spot you should check out is CO., a one-stop collectible store that offers everything from Funko Pops and trading card games, to K-pop photo cards. When you’re done shopping, you can grab an iced coffee and pastries in COF tucked inside the store.
Movies at Promenade
The week of Valentine’s Day has a bunch of exciting movies that you and your partner can catch, like Avatar: The Way of Water,and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania premiering on February 15th. Movie dates are also great for quality time with family and friends this Love Month.
Express your limitless love and speak your mind at Greenhills’ Valentine’s Installation. Here, you can take cute photos with your loved ones, and even plan out a sweet surprise in front of the installation.
For fine dining options, you can check out:
Treat your partner and family this Valentine’s Day to authentic Chinese food at Gloria Maris. You can get specialties like Roasted Peking Duck and Lechon Macau, as well as a variety of dimsum and rice toppings.
For over 50 years, Kimpura has served a wide array of authentic Japanese dishes, and ensured that patrons get an exquisite dining experience. This Valentine’s Day, the restaurant will have a special set menu with sashimi, teppanyaki, salad, and more, with two free glasses of white wine.
Looking for a chill drinking spot? Arcana is the perfect Greenhills bar for your date night as the place’s design has a luxe feel, and the menu offers a variety of food and drinks. On February 14, Arcana is offering a Valentine Package that includes a five-course meal with two glasses of Spanish wine, a long-stemmed rose, and lounge music. It also has a Triple Date package for barkada dates, inclusive of a five-course meal for three couples (or pairs of friends), a romantic setup, music, and a Glass House rose bouquet.
Known for its comfort food, Prologue at the O Square 2 has a cozy ambiance and interior that will make you and your Valentine feel at home while enjoying delicious dishes like Shitake Mushroom Risotto, Iberian Cabecero, and Potato Gnocchi. They also have all-day breakfast options and coffee for the ultimate home-style date.
Wildflour Cafe + Bakery
Whether you’re craving freshly-baked pastries or mouthwatering savory dishes, Wildflour has got you covered for your romantic lunch and dinner needs. The cafe-restaurant’s 2023 Valentine’s Day catalog is especially suited for dessert lovers, with scrumptious picks like the Strawberry Cream Cake and a box of Strawberry Cronuts.
Valentine’s Day can be made special in different ways, so plan a fun, romantic day at Greenhills Shopping Center where you can explore food and retail options with loved ones.
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