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Tanabe Japanese Restaurant, MOA
Tanabe is a Japanese restaurant that has branches in MOA and Malate. Mr. Honda, the chef who handles the branch in MOA, has been a sushi chef in a first-class hotel in Thailand and Tokyo for more than 40 years. This restaurant’s high quality sashimi has 8 varieties of raw fishes (photo 1) and is good for 2 servings. Tanabe also offers the appetizing shrimp tempura with vegetables (photo 2) and the perfect drinking snack, asparagus wrapped in bacon (photo 3).
Yabu is a restaurant that offers tonkatsu with very crunchy coating and soft meat. You can eat this without adding any condiments! If you are craving for a bowl of rice, fried pork cutlet and curry, then come and visit Yabu! This restaurant has a Japanese chef that supervises the dishes that are being served, maintaining a high-level quality to its food. Berkshire Pig (Black Pig) Premium Set is a dish with a crispy coating, chewy and soft texture, and rich gravy. This food is certainly like its name suggests. Yabu’s Katsudon will make you feel that you’re in Japan just by eating a grain of its rice. Hiroshima’s Deep Fried Oysters (P450) is […]
Yaku Japanese Grill, Mandaluyong
With reasonable prices, you can enjoy authentic Japanese food in Yaku Japanese Grill. Since this restaurant bears the name ‘Yaku,’ its signature menu is skewers grilled in charcoa The chicken skin (P69/3 skewers) and grilled chicken with onions (P105/3 skewers) are very fragrant and tasty. The shrimp and vegetable fritter soba or Kakiage soba (P249) is our editor-in-chief’s favorite dish. On the other hand, the sea urchin and tuna maki (P99 each) are served in big amounts, so it can surely make your stomach full. You can also order rice to eat with your skewers and there is an also free refill for Japanese green tea.
Because of Yushoken, Filipinos could finally taste the ramen that has adopted the cooking style and footsteps of ‘Higashi-Ikebukuro Taishoken,’ the legendary pioneer of the ramen craze in Japan. This ramen joint is firing up the ramen fever in Manila even more. Yushoken was already visited by numerous Japanese who are originally familiar with this kind of cuisine. They are fond of this restaurant now. For them to maintain its authentic flavours, Yushoken has a Japanese chef that was trained by the successor of Yamagishi-san (aka the ‘Ramen God’). Yushoken uses a pork bone soup base for its ramen. This restaurant sticks to homemade noodles to be able to exactly […]
Pepper Lunch is as popular in Manila as it is in Japan. A lot of customers line up at the stores every day. Pepper Lunch’s very juicy meat is cooked on a hot plate and is served with great speed without losing its quality. Its aroma is simply irresistible. Beef Pepper Rice, the restaurant’s bestselling dish, uses beef from New Zealand. Beef Sukiyaki with Udon has soft meat with teriyaki sauce and soft-boiled egg. Pepper Lunch strongly recommends that customers try this dish. Get 15% discount when you use your JCB card at Pepper Lunch. More info here. PEPPER LUNCH RESTAURANTS: 1) Power Plant, Rockwell Center 2) Shangri-La Plaza Mall […]
Wafu, San Juan (CLOSED)
UPDATED as of January 15, 2019: This restaurant is CLOSED. Wafu is a Japanese restaurant that is prominent in Greenhills. Its chef studied Japanese-style dishes in Shibuya, Tokyo, which is why this restaurant can offer authentic Japanese cuisine. Wafu is very spacious. It can accommodate about 250 people. This restaurant also has a unique, impressive Lotus-shaped partition. Wafu’s wall is decorated with bottles of Japanese Sake, Shochu, and Awamori (photo 4), giving a Japanese atmosphere throughout the place. The Sushi Counter, on the other hand, has 9 seats and located on the first floor, while the 7 Teppanyaki tables are on the second floor. To keep the customers interested and […]
Kimpura Japanese Restaurant, Makati
Kimpura is a traditional Japanese restaurant that has been in the business for 42 years and has set up 2 more stores in Metro Manila. Its branch in Greenhills is on its 25th year already. Classic Japanese Sukiyaki (PHP680) Nigiri Sushi (PHP675) A skilled Japanese chef visits the restaurant every day in order to maintain the quality of the dishes. To make the ambiance more Japanese, customers are greeted by waitresses dressed in kimono. The restaurant’s interior is very spacious and its sushi and tempura counters have 10 seats each. To meet the various needs of the customers in terms of space, Kimpura has 8 teppanyaki tables and 6 private […]
Rikuseki An, Makati
Rikuseki An is a Japanese restaurant recommended for those people who want to taste authentic Japanese food with a calm ambiance. Salmon Roe Ranging from ingredients, seasoning, rice, and oil, Rikuseki gets all of their materials from Japan in order to recreate the taste of genuine Japanese food. Sashimi The restaurant’s bowl of fresh salmon roe is bountiful, while its sashimi, which consists of 5 varieties, is presented in a colorful way. Customers will definitely enjoy looking at its beautiful dishes done by a skilled Japanese chef. The quality of these dishes are truly Japanese. Another really popular dish is the beef Curry (Php390) which is stewed slowly. Lunch deals […]
Toki Japanese Fusion and Fine Dining (CLOSED)
Update: Toki is now permanently closed, effective May 16, 2017. Even though you are in the Philippines, Toki can make you feel like you are in Japan. Just by entering this restaurant, you will feel relieved because of its soothing ambiance and the staffs that greet you “Irasshaimase” (welcome). The restaurant’s colourful meals, with delicate taste, are prepared by a master chef with 20 years experience. Every day, the chef goes to the market and purchase ingredients by himself to thoroughly check them. If you want to feel the 4 seasons of Japan in the southern Philippines, try out the 5 prime appetizers that have seasonal ingredients (photo 1). Each dish […]
Tonchaya Japanese Kitchen and Bar, Taguig
After an exhausting day, there are times when you will feel like enjoying a bottle of beer with your friends. If you want to go to a pub with a relaxing Japanese atmosphere, please come to Tonchaya! There are many high class Japanese restaurants in Fort Bonifacio. However, Tonchaya offers a different approach. This restaurant has a casual theme, creating a comfortable ambiance that will make customers stay longer. Tonchaya has a wide variety of Japanese food which will make you seem like a little child in a candy store, overwhelmed with a lot of choices. The tempura, sukiyaki, a bowl of rice, and ramen are just some of the […]
Yoshinoya, a restaurant that serves beef bowls, was established in Manila in 2002. As of this moment, there are 7 branches in the Philippines that are flocked by countless of customers. This restaurant takes pride in its secret sauce that is full of flavour. Yoshinoya has preserved its traditional cooking style for years, and because of its exquisite beef bowls, Yoshinoya is now loved by the world. You’ll be satisfied by Yoshinoya’s beef bowl in the Philippines. It is recommended that you come here with your friends.
Hao Hong Kong Diner
If you are looking for the perfect place to drink with your friends, then the Hao Hong Kong Diner might be the perfect place for you! This diner offers affordable and delicious rice wine. Hao offers Japanese cuisine. It also has a casual atmosphere, making its customers feel comfortable. Aside from serving good food of high quality, Hao also offers tasty mixed alcohol drinks such as ‘Jam Juice,’ which is popular among women because of its fruity taste. Coming to this place will not hurt your budget! Noodles are only Php 78 and its snacks are around Php 30. The meaning of the store’s name, hao, is ‘GOOD’. As the name suggests customers will surely […]
IZUMI, Taguig (CLOSED)
The hottest curry shop in Ortigas is also in Fort Bonifacio. IZUMI is a bar in Fort Bonifacio Global City that has a wide variety of sake/liquors and a modern interior. According to the chef, he imports the best Japanese ‘black beef’ you cannot get in the Philippines. If you are a big fan of sake, you will most likely fall in love with this restaurant. Originated in Ozaka, Izumi Curry made its way to the Philippines. Its popularity easily boomed because aomers have tried their branch in H lot of custong Kong. Many Filipino appreciate the Japanese style curry because it’s fruity, sweet and not too spicy. It is […]
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Gyubou Yakiniku at Malate, Manila
GYUBOU YAKINIKU is an authentic Yakiniku restaurant located along Nakpil Street, Malate. Because of its authentic wagyu, this restaurant is very popular among expats. The reason behind Gubou’s popularity lies with the ingredients it uses. Not only does it use fresh wagyu but also a special sauce, which has miso and soy sauce, and rice that comes from the Chiba prefecture. So, why don`t you spend a wonderful moment eating quality meat here in Gyubou Yakiniku? From the left side: Chicken (P150), boneless short rib (P380), shrimp (P200), prime beef tongue (P300), top loin (P380), squid (P180) There are also set menus: Set A (P1, 350) short rib, rice, miso soup, and […]
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant, Taguig
Finally! The first outlet of Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ Restaurant is now open in the Philippines! Like in Japan, charcoal fire is used to cook the different varieties of the meat that Gyu-Kaku offers, ranging from short rib, skirt, and fatty pork. Customers can fully enjoy its wagyu, which has a soft texture and a sweet flavor, cow’s tongue, whose taste is quite scrumptious, and Gyu-Kaku’s special sauce that blends very well with almost any meat. This Japanese BBQ restaurant is the perfect destination for you if you want to eat a great amount of juicy meat, while drinking a cold beer after work.
Yakiniku Sandaya, Makati
One of the regulars of Yakiniku Sandaya is the former President Ninoy Aquino, who goes in here every month. It is said that even after his inaugural ceremony, the president went to this Japanese restaurant. The cuisine of Tokyo Yakiniku is so appetizing that you will surely feel satisfied. One of its recommended meats is the ‘King Sirloin Meat.’ Customers might get surprised with the reasonable prices of the first class Kobe beef (P1200/100g) and Black Angus Beef (P350/100g), which is used for boneless short ribs. If you felt like eating delicious Yakiniku, why not try and visit Yakiniku Sandaya?