The recently opened Souv! by Cyma offers what its chef, Robby Goco, describes as modern Greek cuisine.
He says this laid-back restaurant provides a venue for him to experiment with new dishes similar to what they are currently serving in Greece, but with the same dedication to quality that the more traditional fare at Cyma is known for.
The name Souv is a play on the word Souvlaki, which is a Greek dish of pieces of meat grilled on a skewer. This playful, casual vibe translates to the menu, from cocktails like the Melon and Burnt Rosemary (served to you with the rosemary sprig still smoking from being torched), to appetizers like the Cheese Saganaki, which is topped with fig jam for that sweet-salty combo that is so hard to resist.
When dining with a group, I would recommend the Cranberry Grains Salad, the Whole Fish (the Sea Bass option is a must), and the Angus Beef Short Rib. Also noteworthy is the frozen Greek yogurt, which is good enough on its own, but made even better with the several choices of toppings such as Crumbled Baklava or Orange & Saffron.
“My goal is for people to want to eat here everyday,” says Chef Robby. Waking up the next day craving for the dishes I tasted and wondering about the ones I haven’t, I thought, “I want that for myself too.”
Souv by Cyma is located at the ground floor of the NetPark building along 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City. The restaurant is open from 11 am to 10 pm (due to the restaurant’s popularity, there are two dinner seatings on weekends: 6 pm and 8 pm). To make a reservation, call 0949-4819621. Follow @souvbycyma on Instagram for updates.