Did you know that the ‘World’s No. 1 Gyoza’ is now in Manila? Head on over at Osaka Ohsho and see what makes their gyoza the best! Dubbed as the World’s No. 1 Gyoza, Osaka Ohsho takes pride in serving the most delectable gyoza in the world. It was in 1969 that Osaka Ohsho started and at present, it has over 300+ stores nationwide, including the two branches here in Manila. The most popular dish that Osaka Ohsho serves is their gyoza. What makes it better than any other gyoza is that each piece was made and prepared by highly-trained chefs to ensure that it maintains the freshness and the […]
If you’re looking for a ramen place to satisfy your ramen cravings, we know a place called Tsukumo Ramen that you should definitely try! Tsukumo Ramen is a place that serves authentic Japanese ramen. What makes it stand out among other ramen places in Manila is that it uses Tokyo noodles which will make you feel like you’re in Tokyo as you indulge on your ramen. According to their head chef, the noodle they use for their ramen differs in appearance and flavor compared to noodles used in other ramen restaurants. RAMEN CHEF. Tsukumo Ramen’s head chef carefully prepares the ramen they will serve their customers. […]
Experience a great Japanese cuisine dining experience that lets you in on delectable fusion dishes through innovative creations in the name of Yoshinobu. Yoshinobu is a hidden Japanese restaurant gem located at the second floor of the Antel Corporate Center in Salcedo Village. Though it can be quite difficult to locate, you’ll be amazed at how cozy its interiors are, perfect for midday meetings or a relaxed dining situation. DINE IN. Yoshinobu’s spacious and well-lit restaurant is decorated with paintings hung on the wall for a contemporary feeling. FOR PRIVACY. If you want privacy, you can opt to dine at their function room which is ideal […]
Update: Toki is now permanently closed, effective May 16, 2017. The gold standard for Japanese fine dining in the Philippines Japanese restaurants have been popping up like daisies in every corner of the metro, but none have managed to stay on for as long as TOKI, located in the 32nd and 5th Building, Bonifacio Global City. JAPANESE DONE RIGHT. Toki takes its Japanese cuisine seriously. TOKI opened its doors to the public in December 2008. Since then, it has been recognized by Philippine Tatler as one of the country’s Best Restaurants for five straight years (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014).Today, it is still regarded as the best […]
Affordable. Delectable. Satisfying. That’s Chibi Karaage for you. GRAB AND GO. Who says you can’t eat your food while you shop? Chibi’s lets you enjoy your food in a cup for only P90 (regular) or P120 (large) drizzled with your choice of 2 flavorful sauces. Located at a quaint nook in SM North Edsa’s Sky Garden, Chibi’s Karaage offers you bento boxes and more for a quick Japanese food fix. DINE IN. See the interior of Chibi’s Karaage’s nook in SM North EDSA. This Japanese fast food will let you in on a delightful Japanese cuisine experience without having to spend too much, especially that most […]
TASTE TEPPANYAKI. A must-try dish good for 1-2 persons priced at P720. Photo from Beppinkan Facebook page. East Asian cuisine is known for its rich food history, which is why foodies love the flavorful ingredients that make up their various delectable dishes. Check out Beppinkan Restaurant if you’re up for some Japanese style Korean restaurant goodness. Located at BF homes in Parañaque, Beppinkan Restaurant lets you enjoy the variety of Korean dishes they serve—in a Japanese way. Devour on their bestselling Teppanyaki, which is a combination of beef, pork, chicken slices, with a generous serving of vegetables that make the dish more flavorful. If you like it spicy, they top […]
Looking for a fine dining Japanese restaurant? Check out Hide Yamamoto at the City of Dreams Manila. This restaurant, which is named after Award-winning chef Hidemasa Yamamoto, has branches all over the world. In the Philippines, Hide Yamamoto is located in the grand entertainment complex at the City of Dreams Manila. The restaurant offers 3 counter kitchens for Edomae Sushi, Teppanyaki and Robatayaki, which create a unique atmosphere in the restaurant. These kitchens offer flavorful dishes where you can indulge on fresh seafood, fine meat, and quality vegetables. All the ingredients used such as seafood and vegetables are imported from Tsukiji fish market and Hokkaido, Japan. SEE SEAFOOD? Hide Yamamoto […]
Affordability. Flavors. Aesthetics. Enjoy scrumptious yet affordable Japanese meals in Ryuma, a Japanese restaurant located in Paseo de Sta. Rosa Laguna. It features lively interiors with a kawaii staff welcoming you with their warm greetings. WELCOME TO RYUMA! A restaurant with delicious and affordable Japanese meals you can devour. HUNGRY? Look at this boat filled with delectable maki and sushi served by their kawaii staff THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT. Performers roam around the resto to sing customers’ requested songs. When it comes to the menu, Ryuma serves rice meals, appetizers, hot and cold noodles, drinks, and desserts. What makes Ryuma great is its combination of tasty and affordable menu with […]
COME IN FOR RAMEN. Enjoy ramen goodness and other scrumptious dishes. Yoshida Seimen Yokohama RAMEN was launched in Yokohama, Japan back in 2006. After 8 years, it opened a branch in Yokosuka and later on in 2014 opened a branch in the Philippines. The restaurant’s interior uses light color tones and wooden furniture to create a wider space. BEST THREE. Yoshida Seimen’s three flavourful dishes. Dumplings at P160, Grilled Salmon at P260, and Japanese style ramen at P350, or half size for P175. The restaurant’s highly recommended dish is the soup made from pork and chicken bones that the chef personally taught the staff how to make. […]
If you think you’ve seen enough Japanese restaurants around, Oudon gives you more reasons to choose and love its presence in the city. Oudon, a Japanese restaurant located in The Forum BGC, takes pride in its noodle dishes. Specializing in udon and soba, locals and expats looking for a straightforward Japanese dining experience come here and find exactly that. Its clean, minimalist interiors give it a very Japanese vibe enabling you to savor your meal just as you should. Oudon offers a wide range of flavors from noodles to rice meals Oudon serves a wide array of dishes from noodles to rice meals, even serving extra noodles for free when you […]
YOKOHAMA Meat Kitchen, originally from Yokohama, opened in October 17 at Jupiter, Makati. It is brought by Yakiniku Zanmai, a famous barbecue restaurant that has been successfully operating several branches around Japan for at least fifteen years. The restaurant has a modern concept that lets customers feel the Japanese-style of hospitality. It is owned by two Japanese who aimed to deliver the luxurious beef flavor from Japan to Manila. Find fresh and quality meat in Manila. Enjoy a banquet of grilled meat here. The owners highly recommend two dishes: Wagyu-Tokujo Karubi and Harami which are both for P690. The restaurant has 12 tables good six people each. It also offers […]
Japanese flavors, reasonable prices, unruffled setting. Enjoy a generous serving of TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON (P252) Owned by the city’s mayor, Umenoya Japanese Restaurant is tucked away in a tranquil village allowing diners to quietly savor their meal. Its TERIYAKI CHICKEN DON dish is popular with Japanese tourists visiting the town. Enjoy this plump glutinous Japanese rice cake, topped with teriyaki chicken that’s tender enough to cut with chopsticks. There’s a long list of exciting dishes on their menu worth checking out so don’t forget to add Umenoya to your itinerary when you head to the south!
Hana Japanese Restaurant is a small restaurant in Laguna that offers authentic Japanese cuisine, such as soba, udon, maki and katsudon. The food servings are good for solo or sharing. Have an exquisite taste of a Japanese bento for around P 90 – P 300. Ebi tempura Not only are the food authentic, but also the restaurant has a Japanese feel. It may be small but it gets easily packed especially during weekends.
Komoro Japanese Dining is one of the pioneers of affordable Japanese restaurants in the country and one of the first that introduced Japanese bento in the Philippines. It has been enjoying over two decades of success since it started with its authentic Japanese cuisine offering that are both delectable and reasonably-priced. In Manila, Komoro is nestled in SM Megamall. Customers will find all the quintessential Japanese dishes but for new comers it is recommended they try Komoro’s best-selling Katsudon paired with Soba. These 2 dishes are more than enough to satisfy a Japanese craving. Katsudon (P105); Soba (P88) Also highly recommended are the crowd favorites Gyoza and Ebi Tempura, and […]
Treat yourself with Uncle Tetsu’s world-famous Japanese cheesecakes. Their specialty cheesecakes have soft and moist texture and come in a variety of delightful flavors. A whole cake is priced at P299. You may also their new product the Pastry Puff that recently came out. Handmade using the finest and freshest ingredients, each piece will make you ask for more. Visit their branches at SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, and SM North Edsa.
Have a taste of heaven in your mouth with Hattendo from Japan. These excellent fluffy, pillowy cream buns with melting smooth texture have reached the Philippines and have been delighting Filipinos with its branches in SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall Mega Fashion Hall, and Power Plant Mall at Baker’s Dozen Rockwell Center. These sweet treats with melt-in-your-mouth goodness come from Hiroshima, from the dough and cream to the wrapping, each item is handmade and delivered straight to the shop. Choose from among its seven flavors including custard and whipped cream.
GYUMON is an authentic Yakiniku restaurant that has branches in Makati and Pan Pacific Hotel, Malate. Here in GYUMON, meat imported from America and Australia is charbroiled. Gyumon’s beef rib eye is nice and tender. This, together with their prime short rib, is said to be two of the most popular among the suggested dishes. —- Yukhoe (fresh meat top with egg and sesame sead) -Yukhoe Yakiniku If you are wondering which dishes on the menu you should order, check out the Bestseller 3 (P1,100). If you still have room in your tummy after that, try the Yakiniku (prime short rib, cow tongue, and outside skirt) which has a flavorful taste and an affordable […]
UCC (Ueshima Coffee Co.) is known as one of Japan’s oldest coffee shops. Here in the Philippines, it is popular for its specialty shops and is known to be the pioneer of Japanese-style coffee making. UCC puts a premium on the beans it uses and the quality of the coffee it makes. Considered as one of the drivers of the Third Wave Coffee movement, UCC offers an exceptional coffee experience that has been well-received by Filipinos. Popular among the older generations, UCC has lately been drawing the young market as well. Since Filipinos are passionate food lovers, all of UCC concept stores have revamped their menu to cater to the […]
Looking for a place to eat to your heart’s content? Worry no more! From wonderful service to tasty servings, Kokoro Ramenya has got the seat for you. ‘Kokoro’ means heart in Japanese, this means a lot of things beyond the crew and the restaurant. From hospitality and warmth towards customers to their love for giving the best and authentic Ramen, everything is done from the heart. Each of its growing branches is considered a place of ramen goodness. Authenticity This ramen joint is led by the Japanese chef and Ramen connoisseur from Shinjuku, Susumo Murata, offering a wide variety of selections using fresh ingredients that burst with flavor and big […]
Tenya hails from Asakusa in Tokyo where it’s been serving arguably the best Tendon in Japan with its chain of restaurants. And today, Tenya extends its reach to the Philippines having established a branch in SM Megamall. But what is a Tendon? It’s simply a combination of tempura and a don (rice topped with toppings) making it a Tendon. There are many selections from the entrée but the Jo Tempura is a favorite choice. It offers the classic Tendon experience paired with Soba or Udon that can either be hot or cold. Jo Tempura Soba / Udon (P445) Those who’ve dined at Tenya know that the most addicting part […]
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Saboten is the only franchise venture of Raintree Group of Restaurants specializing in Katsu, a popular Japanese cutlet specialty made from deep-fried meat coated with bread crumbs. This Japanese concept restaurant started in the neighborhood of Shinjuku, Tokyo where its maiden shop opened in 1966. Saboten is now considered as one of the largest Tonkatsu chains with over 500 outlets in Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, China and now in the Philippines with branches in Serendra Global City and Glorieta 5 in Makati. Also read: Saboten in BGC: Home of Decades-Old Original Katsu Dining in Saboten is like being […]
Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant’s theme is Japanese through and through, from the food to every bit of its interiors, which is a picture of rural and traditional Japan. It is the perfect place for those who want to have a taste and feel of Japan without leaving the country. It is located in Kapitolyo Pasig and right beside Café Juanita. The two restaurants are owned by Dr. Efren “Boy” R. Vazquez M.D, a distinguished doctor turned successful restaurateur. Doctor Vazquez turned his passion for food into flourishing ventures and now sits at the helm of his restaurants’ operations along with his son who is also a doctor. Dining at […]
Adding more flavor to the ramen scene The sister company of the already established and more popular ramen house in Makati City Nihonbashitei, OHSAMA RAMEN which started in January 2015 serves a wide-range selection of delectable ramen especially created to excite more lovers of the iconic noodle staple in and around the metro. The ramen house’s interiors has the Japanese minimalist vibe with its generous space, clean lines, contemporary tables and chairs setting, subdued, easy-on-the-eye colors, high ceiling and roomy loft-type second floor which also has function rooms for small and big events like meetings, birthdays, and other occasions. The location is also a big draw because it is right […]
A passion-drive project conceived by Bruce Ricketts gave birth to Mecha Uma, a restaurant boasting a global cuisine intertwined with Japanese nuances. The menu offers a seasonal tasting in which ingredients are airflown from Japan. It also utilizes local organic produce. Tucked in a little corner, where everything is quiet contrary to the usual scene in BGC, is Mecha Uma. Mecha Uma is an abbreviation of a Japanese expression, mechakucha and umai meaning absurd, and unreasonably delicious, which fittingly reflects the quality of their food. Start with this fresh Tuna (P255) abundant in rich flavors, sandwich in coconut tuile responsible for keeping all the ingredients intact. – Tuna (P255) with […]