Try these “hidden” gems in Araneta City for your V-Day date

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Couples are starting to look for gifts and dating spots to make their special date more memorable.

One way to make your date extraordinary is by treating your partner to a spot that is not too common or crowded. Check out these dating options in Araneta City and make the most of your bae time without feeling fazed.

1. The Oasis (Gateway Mall)

Have a serene date with your significant other even inside a busy establishment. At the very heart of Gateway Mall lies The Oasis, an enclosed fully air-conditioned garden that provides an exclusive mall dining spot. 

The Oasis offers a cool al fresco dining setup that has lush greeneries and water features. Its tranquility and coziness exude a romantic feel that will make your Valentine dining experience unique and relaxing.

Visit The Oasis at the ground floor of Gateway Mall. Call 8588-4192 or 0908-8816503 for a reservation.

2. Erin’s Artist Lounge and Café (Ali Mall)

Looking for an Instagram-worthy but underrated dating place? Check out Erin’s Artist Lounge and Café, a retro-themed art café located along the Ali X section of Ali Mall. 

With its art-filled interiors, Erin’s is a picturesque haven for art lovers and hobbyists. No wonder it is a venue for a number of art sessions, photography classes, and color workshops. Plus, it offers a menu with some sumptuous must-tries for every diner.

Erin’s Artist Lounge and Café is located at the Upper Ground Floor of Ali Mall. 

3. Starbucks Coffee (Cyberpark 2)

Don’t you wish you can enjoy your cup of Starbucks coffee without having to wait in long lines or for vacant seats? You may want to try out its branch at Cyberpark 2.

Located a few walks away from the major hustle and bustle of Araneta City, this particular branch is perfect for couples who are at the getting-to-know-each-other stage or who want to chill out after a busy schedule. The sight of this store is hidden from common passersby, so you and your date can privately talk and comfortably enjoy your favorite cup of drink. 

Explore Starbucks Coffee at the ground floor of Cyberpark 2 (facing the Cyberpark 3 construction; near Araneta City Jeepney Station).

4. Shin Mikana

If Japanese food is your thing for Valentine’s, but you find mall restaurants crowded, you and your date will find Shin Mikana as a pleasant alternative.

At first look, you might be surprised to see a Japanese grocery store on the site’s ground floor. Just enter and head to the second floor, where you’ll be surprised by a restaurant hidden like a fine gem. The interiors and menu of Shin Mikana restaurant match those of Japanese eateries elsewhere — minus the usual crowd of diners.    

Enjoy an authentic Japanese food experience at Shin Mikana, located along General MacArthur Avenue (facing Farmers Garden parking lot).

5. The 6th Manila  

For couples looking for a more romantic fine dining option, The 6th Manila of Novotel Manila Araneta City is offering its “Under The Stars Dinner” Valentine package. This includes a lovely 6-course set dinner that couples can enjoy at the hotel’s Versailles Garden for a special al fresco date night. 

The package is inclusive of one glass of red/white house wine or sparkling wine or sparkling juice, single-stemmed rose for the ladies, roving photographer, and live string trio music! This is indeed a wonderful way to share a magical and memorable moment this Valentine’s Day.

This offer is exclusive to Accor Live Limitless members, so expect a very intimate dinner date. Visit the website or Facebook page of Novotel Manila Araneta City to become a member for free and to avail this package.

But if you and your date are in a mood to celebrate with the rest, check out Araneta City’s “Love Takes Bravery” Valentine’s celebration. Check out the mall concert and stand-up comedy act, a grand eyeball for pet lovers, and other exciting mall and social media promos.

Express your love for your special someone this Valentine’s season only at the City of Firsts!