EATIGO: The Free App That Allows You To Dine At Restaurants Up To Half Price—In the Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and India!

Kettle's famous Buttermilk Fried Chicken is one of the dishes you can have at a discount if you book with the Eatigo app

I recently discovered this genius of a FREE app—Eatigo—that helps you save up to 50% while dining out at restaurants—and it’s now in the Philippines! The thing about Eatigo, which is backed by TripAdvisor, is that it helps diners by offering them incredibly valued meals, AND also helps restaurant owners restaurant maximize their “off” hours by making it enticing for customers  to book and dine during these odd hours. “In other words, if I know my restaurant is busy during lunch but quiet from 3pm, Eatigo can arrange offers of up to 50 percent that are valid from 3pm to help make my off-peak times busier,” tech media  Tech Crunch explains.

Eatigo is a free app that allows you to book at your favorite restaurants at up to 50% off the price!!!
Eatigo is a free app that allows you to book at your favorite restaurants at up to 50% off the price!!!

So it’s really a win-win situation for everyone!

Founded in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 by German Michael Cluzel, this is how the time-based discount app works:

  • You download the app which is FREE on both iOS and Android.
  • Browse through over 2,000 restaurants in Metro Manila on the list. They are grouped into categories like “trending,” (the most popularly visited restaurants), “new” (those who have just joined), “barkada picks” (great for groups), and are also categorized by location (i.e. BGC/ Taguig, Makati, Pasay, Quezon City, Alabang) and cuisine (i.e., American, Japanese, etc.)

Eatigo- Restaurants Categories

  • You click your restaurant of choice, no. of pax, and the date you want to go. Then, here’s the gold mine: you discover that just by eating at different times of the day you can get discounts from 10% to 50% off the menu! (*Note that the discount only applies if you book through Eatigo.)

La Tienda- Eatigo

La Tienda- Eatigo Reservation 2

  • Book your restaurant of choice, enter all the pertinent details and within a couple of minutes you’ll receive your reservation confirmation.

Eatigo Reservations

  • Show up and enjoy your meal!!! The discount is automatically applied to your food orders when you receive your bill at the end of your meal.

Here’s a little tutorial I did if you want to see what it looks like. Just click play!

*The amazing news is, you can book in all the other countries where Eatigo is available using that app—so on your next trip to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India, you can do the same, from up to a month before; just click on the settings for the location. You’d be surprised to see your favorite restaurants with amazing discounts Hello, Peninsula Bangkok, Mr. and Mrs. Fox and Fish and MeatHong Kong, Long Chim by David Thompson and AntiDote at The Fairmont Singapore, etc.!!!

Eatigo is present in all these countries, so you can apply the discounts during your travels!
Eatigo is present in all these countries, so you can apply the discounts during your travels!

I recently tested  “food crawl” spent time with family and friends and booked my restaurants of choice—or something  I wanted to check out or try—through Eatigo, to try their special discounts. Here’s what my “food crawl” looked like.

LA TIENDA

50% off | 11 AM

La Tienda is a classic Spanish institution that still retains its old world charm. I wanted to catch up with my dear friend Jin Perez (who is also behind the popular blog, Jin Loves To Eat), and we did that here. On this date, I discovered on Eatigo that just by eating an hour earlier than noon, we can go from a discount of 10% to 50%!!! That’s huge savings so it was a no-brainer to adjust to that! We ordered boquerones, gulas (my favorite ever) x 2, octopus, besugo (it’s their specialty and huge!), salad, and ate like there was no tomorrow after  my boxing class—we were trying to avoid carbs—and needless to say, it was great to know that there are delicious non-carb Spanish options, too.

La Tienda at Polaris, Makati (Photo by Jin Perez)
La Tienda at Polaris, Makati (Photo by Jin Perez)
Boquerones: fresh anchovies marinated in garlic, vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (Photo by Jin Perez)
Boquerones: fresh anchovies marinated in garlic, vinegar and extra virgin olive oil (Photo by Jin Perez)
Gulas al Ajillo- Baby eels in garlic and EVO
Gulas al Ajillo- Baby eels in garlic and extra virgin olive oil (Photo by Jin Perez)
Besugo a la Oriotarria: Baked Sea Bream in EVO and garlic (Photo by Jin Perez)
Besugo a la Oriotarria: Baked Sea Bream in garlic and extra virgin olive oil (Photo by Jin Perez)

KETTLE, SHANGRI-LA PLAZA

10% off | 1:30 PM

Since  I travel so much, I cherish the time I get to spend with my family. My younger siblings love the buttermilk fried chicken at Kettle, so after dentist one Saturday (how anticlimactic I know), we decided to go there for a late lunch. It was so wonderful seeing them pig out (it’s really popular in their age group of college to early 20s) and as it was my first time, too, I thought the food was really delicious and great for sharing with groups!

Kettle Shangri-La Plaza
Kettle Shangri-La Plaza
Mac and Four Cheese: Cheddar, Fontina, Gruyere, Parmesan
Mac and Four Cheese: Cheddar, Fontina, Gruyere, Parmesan
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with honey-glazed corn bread, country gravy and cajun honey
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with honey-glazed corn bread, country gravy and cajun honey
Steak Frites: US Angus Flank Steak with Shoestring Fries and Kettle Steak Butter
Steak Frites: US Angus Flank Steak with Shoestring Fries and Kettle Steak Butter

CIBO, GREENBELT 5

20% off | 12:00 PM

Cibo is always going to be a classic, and as I hadn’t been in a while and had a meeting next to Greenbelt, I decided to lunch there with my family as it’s middle ground for everyone coming from different offices and school. It’s casual, familiar and always reliable.

Cibo Greenbelt 5
Cibo Greenbelt 5
Item Prosciutto di Parma Rossa Tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, arugula, Parmesan
Prosciutto di Parma Rossa: Tomato, mozzarella, parma ham, arugula, Parmesan
Costolette D'Agnello Grilled lamb chop, red wine mint sauce, parsley rice pilaf
Costolette D’Agnello: Grilled lamb chop, red wine mint sauce, parsley rice pilaf
Tiramisu Croccante
Tiramisu Croccante

FUKUDAYA

10% | 7:30 PM

So  I’m on a sort of health craze now (when you eat for a  living, you kinda have to) and Japanese is a no-brainer for health (low carbs!) without sacrificing flavor. Fukudaya opened at Arya Residences just a year ago and I decided to try it out. I had come from an indoor spinning class, so a glass of wine was in order  (they have 2 kinds of white, and 2 kinds of red by the glass, as well as an array of sake, and soju cocktails—my friend Maita Quesada and I were impressed and thrilled that the lemon soju didn’t use any sugar and juice—it was just soju and the fruit ingredient). The items were of course fresh and very clean and well-priced. It’s a nice, quiet place to get together with friends and family.

Fukudaya at Arya Residences' The Plaza
Fukudaya at Arya Residences’ The Plaza
Spicy Salmon
Spicy Salmon
White Fish Carpaccio with Bonito Vinegar Jelly
White Fish Carpaccio with Bonito Vinegar Jelly
5 Kinds of Sashimi
5 Kinds of Sashimi

These are just some of the many restaurants you can find on Eatigo! If you want to enjoy these dishes– at a discount– all you have to do, is download the app and book from there. Easy, peasy, 1, 2, 3! Such a genius app, right?! For more on Eatigo, you can visit their website HERE.