March 03, 2018

Isaribi in Creekside Mall Lures You in a Japanese Seafood Grill Feast

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  • Ever wondered how the Japanese valued the fishing industry during the 7th and 8th centuries?

    Located at Creekside Mall in Makati City, Isarabi is a Japanese yakiniku place that keeps the Japanese fishing life intact up to this day.

    Its name directly translates to “Fishing Fire” in Japanese, a fire used to lure fish at night originally inspired by the ancient Ichigenkin music from poems made by Kakinomoto Hitomaro.

    This Japanese tavern serves fresh seafood and grilled dishes directly sourced and flown from Japan that diners can enjoy with the iso-yaki.

    Tokudai Hotate Hamayaki or Fresh Scallops (Php 380)

    They are best known for their affordable Yakiniku offerings and seafood entrees such as Japanese Sazae Shells Tsuboyaki or Shellfish (Php 140, Local; Php 380, Japan), Oysters, and Tokudai Hotate Hamayaki or Fresh Scallops (Php 380) that can be grilled on the smokeless grill contraption in each of their tables.

    Japanese Sazae Shells Tsuboyaki or Shellfish (Php 140, Local; Php 380, Japan)

    Aside from their grilling experience, you can order various dishes such as Kuroge Wagyu, sashimis, sushi, tempura, and much more. Health-conscious diners don’t have to worry about their diet because Isaribi has an array of salad choices.

    Adding an impact to the authentic Japanese dining experience is the abundant alcohol stocked in large cabinets around the dining area.

    This Japanese pub can accommodate 20 people in the main dining area and at least 36 diners inside the private hall. Now, they have a total of five branches in Japan and three around Metro Manila.

    How to get here

    • By car: From Greenbelt 1, drive along Paseo de Roxas them make a right turn onto Arnaiz Avenue. Make another right turn onto Amorsolo Street. Turn left at V.A. Rufino after Metrobank and enter Creekside Mall on your left side.

    This first appeared in Philippine Primer Japanese Magazine’s July 2019 issue and English Magazine’s August 2019 issue.
    Updated on July 17, 2019

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