November 18, 2022

LIST: More Japanese Restaurants in Makati Perfect for Private Dining this Holiday Season

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  • Japanese cuisine has easily stolen the hearts of a lot of Filipinos and expats living in the country. With its premium taste and quality, it’s no wonder people often crave a good Japanese meal especially for the festive season ahead.

    Here are five Japanese restaurants where you can celebrate great Japanese food with your loved ones.

    Wagyu Manila

    IMAGE Wagyu Manila

    With branches in Makati and Malate, Wagyu Manila has now reached Luzon, coming from its predecessor, Kanyoen Yakiniku Restaurant, the number one in Cebu. Wagyu Manila serves A5 grade Japanese beef, perfect for intimate celebrations in the Metro especially this Christmas!

    IMAGE Wagyu Manila

    For those who want to savor the sumptuous wagyu from Japan, celebrate the festive season with your family and friends at Wagyu Manila in Makati with its private room that can seat up to six (6) guests!


    Address: Unit G-A, Marvin Building Plaza, 2153 Chino Roces, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8516-0305/0939-888-3412/0945-551-0601
    Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Facebook: Wagyu Manila
    Instagram: @wagyumanilaph



    The entire restaurant can be rented for your special gathering this holiday season! / IMAGE Philippine Primer

    Run by a Filipina who loves Japanese food, Hoshimatsuri in Makati is a Japanese restaurant from Fukuoka, Japan that resembles an izakaya or a pub that offers a wide variety of Japanese dishes and drinks. Hakata chicken skin and motsunabe or Japanese hotpot made with either beef, pork, or chicken offal are some of their best offerings.

    A cozy private room can also be booked for a more intimate gathering. / IMAGE Hoshimatsuri

    With Japanese hotpot available at Hoshimatsuri, friends and families may enjoy the dish together inside their private room which can accommodate up to 20 guests. For larger groups, the entire restaurant can be enjoyed by up to 40 guests and should be reserved one week before the gathering.


    Address: Mezzanine, Creekside Mall, Amorsolo Street corner V.A. Rufino Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8893-3294
    Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Facebook: Hoshimatsuri



    Private room at Unakichi that can accommodate up to 8 guests / IMAGE Unakichi

    Unagi or freshwater eel dishes often tempt guests of Unakichi to frequent the restaurant at Makati Cinema Square. While unagi is often the star of their menu, other dishes served at Unakichi include various hotpot dishes like shabu-shabu made of thin slices of meat as well as vegetables on a flavorful soup, best enjoyed with dipping sauces.

    Unakichi has one private room that can seat up to eight people, perfect for small gatherings with family or colleagues who enjoy late-night celebrations.


    Address: G/F Makati Cinema Square, Amorsolo Street, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-7728-2072
    Operating Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m.
    Facebook: Unakichi
    Instagram: @unakichimakati


    Tatami Private Room for 12 guests / IMAGE Akitaya

    Japanese traditional cuisine from the Akita Prefecture can be enjoyed at no other than Akitaya in Makati City. Kiritanpo hotpot, which is composed of a savory broth with vegetables, meat, and rice, is one of the must-tries at Akitaya.

    Tatami Private Room for six guests / IMAGE Akitaya

    With its variety of traditional Japanese dishes as well as a full menu of regular izakaya, Akitaya is one of the places you may want to celebrate the festive season in. The restaurant has four private rooms, two of which can accommodate six people, while one can seat nine guests, and the other a total of 12 guests.


    Address: U-148 Ground Floor, MILE LONG Building, Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8813-7475
    Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday to Saturday); 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (Sunday)
    Facebook: Akitaya Japanese Restaurant

    Taro Ramen

    IMAGE Taro Ramen

    With the low temperatures brought by the season, a bowl of ramen is the best comfort food to savor at Taro Ramen along Camia Street in Makati. You can always pair this with their izakaya offerings, perfect for sharing any time of the year.

    If you’re planning to have a ramen party, you can book the entire restaurant, which can seat up to 25 people, at Php 500 per person for two hours.


    Address: 6370 Camia Street corner Mileguas, Makati City
    Contact Number: 02-8567-0371
    Operating Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
    Facebook: Taro Ramen
    Instagram: @taroramenph

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