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About Apartment 1B

Blazing the trail as the pioneer in the comfort food concept in the Philippines, Apartment 1B first opened its doors in 2006. Apartment 1B continues to serve comfort food prepared with only the best ingredients. It is located in Makati City’s central business district and subsequently opened at The Henry Hotel in Pasay City.

Conceptualized and created by Chef Marivic Diaz-Lim, Apartment 1B is designed to be your second home where you can have breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have served many loyal customers for over a decade who have enjoyed our Eggs Benedict, Grilled Pork Chops, French Onion Soup and many other favorites.

Come home to Apartment 1B.

Marivic Diaz Lim

The Founder

Marivic Diaz Lim

The Founder

Marivic Diaz Lim was one of the first, if not the first to open a restaurant in Salcedo Village in 2006. Apartment 1B is the pioneer in the comfort food concept in the Philippines. Today, Apartment 1B continues to serve no-nonsense comfort food in its highest quality, with only the best ingredients. Marivic is a graduate from the University of the Philippines and the Culinary Institute of America (Associate Degree in Culinary Arts, 2 year program). Marivic continues to pursue her passion for food with her flagship restaurant in Salcedo as well as the Apartment 1B at The Henry Hotel in Pasay. Previously, she owned and operated Tribeca in 1996 and N in 2000.

Aissa Nable-Montecillo

The Executive Chef

Aissa Nable-Montecillo

The Executive Chef

Aissa Nable-Montecillo graduated in Communication & Marketing from De La Salle University before pursuing her studies in Culinary Arts. Like Marivic, Aissa graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. Her career includes working in the catering industry, at Abigail Kirsch Culinary Productions at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, NY, and Palio Restaurant in New York City. Aissa co-owned Perfect Setting, a catering company in Westport, CT before moving back to Asia. Aissa also worked as a Culinary Instructor in Hong Kong for 7 years. Aissa shares Marivic’s passion for no-nonsense good food and wants to express that in the dishes served at Apartment 1B.

Paul Liu

The Chef de Cuisine / Executive Sous Chef

Paul Liu

The Chef de Cuisine / Executive Sous Chef

Paul Liu hails from a family that loves food and elevates cooking as a mission. It shows in his passion for all types of cuisines. Paul studied Culinary Arts from International School of Culinary Arts & Hotel Management (ISCAHM) in Quezon City, under the tutelage of Chef Norbert Gandler. His work experience includes exposure in Chinese, Italian and Western cuisines in restaurants in Metro Manila. He worked at Kitchen 1B as Chef de Partie and has since focused on Apartment 1B as Executive Sous Chef.

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Hungry for some comfort food or want to host an intimate hassle-free get-together?

Contact us now to reserve a table, order for delivery, or coordinate an event!

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Hungry for some comfort food or want to host an intimate hassle-free get-together? Contact us now to reserve a table, order for delivery, or coordinate an event!

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