I always pass by this place on the way to Landmark and I always tell myself that one day I’ll explore this place but I am always on the go and never found the time to do so. Dekada is located on the 2nd Level of Glorietta 3 in Ayala Center. Its right before the entrance of Landmark Department Store and easily missable since usually this section has a lot of hurrying flocks of passers-by. I recently learned that Dekada is actually one of Marvin Agustin’s (and his partners’) newest restos, so it joins the likes of John and Yoko and Sumo Sam, and the other successful dining destinations in their line. I wasn’t a fan of Marvin before, but seeing as how he was able to ‘widen his horizon’ by becoming an entrepreneur, I immediately took a liking for him.
Dekada has a warm, homey ambiance. Like you were in your own dining room – with better paint and furniture. Shelves with vintage-y stuff keep you busy looking or tinkering around, while you wait for your food. My little one took a great liking for an old rotary phone right beside our table, the kind of which I was actually still able to use in my younger years (I miss the 90s.)
Nice and warm interiors.
The decor was bordering on being spartan but then, they had to make use of the narrow space they were provided by the mall.
The chair design looked familiar. I eventually found out that this was handled by the same group behind John and Yoko, Sumosam and the defunct Roboto San. These restaurants had interesting pictures on their chairs.
We opted to stay near the open kitchen.
Without further adieu here is our amazing lunch:
Dekada Historic Filipino Cuisine is located at 2nd Floor Glorietta 3, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati City