CHINO is a modern Mexican style restaurant inspired by Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. Growing up in Los Angeles, Owner and Executive Chef Erik Idos was surrounded by some of the best Mexican street food in the world, which he fell in love with at an early age. His interest in Japanese cuisine developed later, while working at Nobu in California, New York, and Hong Kong over the course of 8 years. Erik combined these two culinary passions to create CHINO in Hong Kong in 2014 and now, following the success of the first location, he has opened CHINO in Manila.
CHINO is a family style, neighborhood restaurant that is focused on fresh, seasonal, and creative food and drinks. Using Japanese cooking techniques and ingredients from the Philippines, Japan, and Mexico, the food menu brings together distinct flavors from each culture. CHINO's beverage menu features a curated collection of tequila and mezcal and a special collaboration with local brewery, Joe's brew, on an exclusive 'CHINO Cerveza'.