Street food, you say? Arigatori Yakitori-ya says hello. A lot of Japanese restaurants offer delectable Japanese dishes that you may have already tasted, but Arigatori Yakitori-ya differs in one: it’s street style. Arigatori Yakitori-ya offers street food to its customers. This little shop offers food by using yatai, which are small carts and stalls in Japanese. Here, you can have a taste of Japanese street food such as Kushiyaki, which are grilled meat and vegetables. GRILLED CRAVINGS SATISFIED. Want anything grilled? Check out their offerings! They offer a variety of grilled goods that people love, most especially when it is paired with ice-cold beer and beverages […]
And because we all love Osaka Ohsho’s gyoza, the Relish Group has a surprise treat for us. TEMPURA SET. Have an appetizing lunch at Gyoza Bar! (Photo by Angelo Hongo via zomato.com) The Relish Group, which brought Wee Nam Kee and Osaka Ohsho to the Philippine shores, now brings us another food place Japanese cuisine lovers will surely love—Gyoza Bar, a food express that sells bento boxes is opened this March 30 at Glorietta 4’s Food Choices. If you’re looking for a place that sells express Japanese food, see Gyoza Bar for they have choices of bento boxes and gyoza set perfect for those who would love to […]
As a known family-friendly place, Kuretake has been serving delectable Japanese dishes for everybody since it first opened its store. NIGIRI SUSHI. Taste various kinds of sushi at Kuretake! Found in Rockwell, Kuretake has become a favorite Japanese restaurant for its quality and fresh servings. It serves authentic Japanese dishes that are all flavorful, loved by a lot of their Japanese customers who come to the place over and over again. TAMAGO ZOUSUI (P270) and TEMPURA UDON (P440) If you’re craving for Japanese food, this restaurant is the best place to bring your family as it has the perfect bright and casual ambience, comfortable seats, and […]
For your charcoal-grilled cravings, visit Yaku Japanese Grill! Yaku started out as a restaurant that serves only Yakitori items, but now it has expanded into catering many customers with its extensive menu that serves various authentic Japanese dishes. As one of the first outlets found in The Podium ever since it opened, Yaku has always been a Japanese favorite for its variety of yakitori (Japanese barbecue). YAKU. Yaku has an interesting Japanese interior and setting. (Photo via Yaku’s Facebook page) Yaku’s Japanese interiors will welcome you as you come in to their dimly-lit setting perfect for a relaxed dining. The place is sandwiched between Toy Kingdom and Ang […]
Japanese cuisine lovers, here’s one sushi bar to visit! Shinsen Sushi Bar and Restaurant is just one of the many restaurants you would find in the booming Kapitolyo restaurant hub. With the variety of restaurants that offer Japanese cuisine, Shinsen takes the first spot when it comes to your sushi cravings. CRAZY ROLL (P198). A roll of sushi with Kani, ripe mango, cucumber with haikara flakes topped with kani and Japanese mayonnaise. Shinsen is a Japanese restaurant that offers all-time favourite dishes in a quaint and vibrant place in Pasig. Here, you are served delectable Japanese favourites which are all freshly-served and made appetizing like how […]
There are a lot of Japanese restaurants in the country, but none are quite like Ichiba: Japanese Market at Newport Mall. If their grand opening last Friday, March 4 is any indication, it will be one of the mall’s most sought-after restaurants. WHO’S WHO OF THE PHILIPPINES. VIPs, including celebrities, were spotted during Ichiba’s grand opening. Ichiba: Japanese Market is the first Japanese Seafood Market Concept restaurant to hit Philippine shores. Taking its cue from the wholesale Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, the very popular Kuromon Ichiba in Osaka (known to the locals as Gastronome), as well as Kyushu’s and Hokkaido’s multitude of seafood, Ichiba: Japanese Market will […]
Here’s an additional ramen restaurant that fits your budget! In a place like Manila where a number of ramen restaurants are established, this resto stands out. For ramen-lovers who would love to have an experience like no other, check out Ramen Metro for an authentic ramen dining! Ramen Metro is known for bringing modern Japan into the Philippines, by making ramen dishes that makes its customers feel that they are in the country. The traditional ramen dishes that they make are perfected by their own Master Chef, as their ramen and broth are freshly made daily. What makes it loved by its many customers is that while their dishes are […]
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 […]