Tachibana in Sta. Rosa, Laguna: Authentic izakaya with value for money
A stone’s throw away from Nuvali and Paseo de Sta. Rosa in Laguna, Tachibana is an izakaya restaurant that boasts of high-quality authentic Japanese dishes with value for money.
Their menu has been specially curated with the help of a Japanese chef, Mikitoshi Kiyoie, who is from Fukuoka, Japan, together with his disciple, a Filipino chef that helps lead the kitchen. In this restaurant, you can enjoy a variety of grilled meat and seafood dishes that are great to enjoy together with some beer or sake.
They have sushi, sashimi, tempura, fried noodles, and a variety of other Japanese dishes that allow you to splurge a little without feeling bad about the cost. Prices only range from Php 250 to Php 1,000.
Nigiri Sushi (Php 375)
Saikoro Beef Teppanyaki (Php 690)
Seafood Yakisoba (Php 320)
Depending on the availability, they also offer off-the-menu dishes that make use of fresh hand-carried seasonal ingredients from Japan, so be sure to ask the chef or server of any available dish to try.
The restaurant has rustic Japanese-inspired interiors, with wooden chairs and tables and with an option for a Japanese-style low table dining. They have two private rooms available if you want to enjoy more privacy enjoying your food with friends or family, especially during peak hours.
Tachibana’s branch at Wyndham South Forbes. /IMAGE Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
Tachibana also has a branch in Microtel by Wyndham South Forbes in Silang, Cavite.
This feature also appears in the February issue of Philippine Primer Japanese magazine.