Zili’s main hall and gig spot (Image: Zili Restaurant and Bar)
You’d be pleasantly surprised to know that aside from the many aptly provided descriptions for the resto like, “Home of the Spiciest Nasi Goreng Kampung” and “Asian Fusion Restaurant,” Zili is also known as the OPM Hub of the East. In other words, it is also home to many local bands and gigs. More than being a foodie haven, Zili is also a place where music lovers can have their fill.
Just beyond the borders of the glass doors is the veranda, almost as spacious as the main dining hall.
Although Papa Joms (as the music scene fondly calls Jomal) sees the entertainment and music side of Zili as secondary compared to their food offerings, customers can attest that the performers who take center stage nightly (Tuesdays-Saturdays, with possible changes) are no-second rate musicians. Whether they’re from up-and-coming artists or established bands, the performances are always enjoyable and fun. That plus a bottle orbucket of beer or a glass of your favorite liquor is always a welcome treat to first-time diners and regulars alike.
What’s more, compared to bigger venues around, the performers do acoustics sets night in and night (or morning) out—A flavor that Zili Asian Fusion and Restaurant have been serving steadily to their clientele with much success. Moreover, with the homey and intimate vibe the place has, the crowd is never alienated even, or most especially, the first timers. On top of all these, the tandem of Jomal and Reyg can be also be expected to be occasionally jamming and bonding with guests and performers.
To know more about Zili Asian Fusion and Restaurant and their promos, visit their establishment in Realms Mansion, 2nd floor, Vista Verde Avenue, Vista Verde Executive Village, Cainta, Rizal.
Tel no.: (+63921) 610-8004
Prices are subject to change without prior notice.
All photos were taken by the author except otherwise indicated.