LIST: 7 Japanese Barbecue Places Around Legazpi Village for Your Next Food Escapade
The relaxed neighborhood of Legazpi Village welcomes visitors with its parks, walkways, and high-end establishments that will surely want to make you return to explore the place even more. Among these establishments are Japanese restaurants that serve authentic yakiniku, grilled to perfection for a mouthwatering treat that are to die for!
Here are seven of our favorites that you might wish to try!
HIRO Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant
Popular for its high quality of service and top tier dining experience, HIRO Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant is considered one of the go-to places of expats looking for legit Japanese barbecue in Makati City.
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It is known for its high grade Omi beef, one of the top three wagyu in Japan. Imported every month, HIRO’s Omi beef can be enjoyed at an affordable price! First time customers may also savor the “Tametebako,” a plate of wagyu good for one but with a burst of flavor that will leave you wanting for more.
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With HIRO’s sumptuous yakiniku servings, complemented by a hospitable ambiance that is inherent of the Japanese culture, this Japanese yakiniku restaurant is simply the best, irresistible wagyu place in the neighborhood.
Address: 1D Palanca Street corner Dela Rosa Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Operating hours: 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact number: 0917-133-2828
Yakiniku A5 Toku
Yakiniku A5 Toku might have opened its doors in the Philippines just two years ago, but it is an established yakiniku restaurant with a total of 30 branches in Japan! While it has two branches in the Philippines, particularly in Makati and Taguig City, it also has one at the Ginza Corridor District in Tokyo.
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The A5 grade black beef from Japan easily steals the show as it is grilled on shichirin (Japanese charcoal grill). For those who will dine in at Yakiniku A5 Toku in The Fort Strip in Taguig, the limited Wagyu Sirloin (Php 2,250) is highly recommended to guests. Aside from this, the restaurant also offers other dishes on their menu such as bibimbap and cold noodles.
Wagyu Sirloin (Php 2,250)
What’s more, you may also enjoy a homey atmosphere for casual business gatherings or even a girl’s night out at Yakiniku A5 Toku’s branch in Little Tokyo in Makati!
Address 1: Little Tokyo, Chino Roces Avenue corner Amorsolo Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Contact number: 0977-470-3357 / 0999-438-5943
Address 2: The Fort Strip, 7th Ave., Taguig City
Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Contact number: 0960-426-3385
Gyumon Yakiniku & Ryuen Yakiniku
If you want to enjoy yakiniku at home, Gyumon Yakiniku in Makati offers pre-cooked, high quality US beef either for take-out or pick-up.
Gyumon and Ryuen serves high grade beef and other mouthwatering dishes on their menu.
This long-established authentic yakiniku restaurant inside Makati Creekside Mall also has a branch in the Sheraton Hotel (formerly Pan Pacific Hotel) in Malate, Manila.
With its hospitable and warm ambiance, partnered with high grade beef and a variety of sumptuous meals on the menu, you could never go wrong with Gyumon Yakiniku and its sister restaurant, Ryuen, which can be found on the first floor of Makati Creekside Mall.
Address: Unit M-VII, Makati Creekside Mall, Amorsolo Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Contact number: 02-8567-5349／02-8819-0361／0917-895-7727
Facebook (Gyumon): https://www.facebook.com/GyumonPh/
Facebook (Ryuen): https://www.facebook.com/RyuenPh/
Yokohama Meat Kitchen
Not too far from Legaspi Village where authentic yakiniku restaurants can be found, Yokohama Meat Kitchen conquers Makati Central Square with its all new nature-inspired, pristine look.
If you want a different ambiance, head on to Yokohama Meat Kitchen with its cool and relaxing vibe.
In addition to Japanese beef imported from Japan, US beef can also be enjoyed at Yokohama Meat Kitchen! For guests who want to celebrate special occasions with family and friends, you may also book their private room that can accommodate up to 10 people!
Japanese beef from Yokohama Meat Kitchen is imported from Japan, giving it that signature taste and texture.
Address: Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo Street, Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Contact number: 02-8742-3640／0916-377-3655
With all meats carefully selected by its Japanese owner, Sandaya Yakiniku will definitely leave you in awe of its wide variety of Japanese dishes, including excellent yakiniku, mainly American beef.
Eat all you can at Sandaya with a selection of premium meats on their menu.
When visiting Sandaya Yakiniku, you should try their all-you-can-eat yakiniku menu that is available for Php 1,299, Php 1,699, and Php 2,199. Each person can enjoy the all-you-can-eat for three hours. Within 90 minutes, you may order up to five food items at a time!
Address: Ground Floor Sunvar Plaza Building, Amorsolo Street, Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Contact number: 0918-292-1006
Sakura Yakiniku has been in the business of serving barbecue dishes for over three decades and counting! In fact, this place has been a favorite of former presidents and is now the go-to yakiniku restaurant of office workers on weekdays and of families on weekends.
Sakura Yakiniku gives a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Some of the popular barbeque dishes include the US Prime Rib Kalbi (Php 2,000) and Tan Shio (Php 340), which is good for sharing. They also offer a special lunch set between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. that you and your friends might wish to try.
Enjoy their tasty and hearty barbecue dishes that you may share with your friends and family.
Address: First Floor, Makati Central Square, Amorsolo Street, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact number: 02-8844-4427
Opening its doors just this July 29, 2022, Wagyu Manila might be the newest addition to the yakiniku restaurants in the Metro, but it certainly is not to be underestimated. It serves melt-in-your-mouth Sirloin Japanese Wagyu for only Php 380 per steak cut!
You might also want to try Wagyu Karubi, a special cut of boneless short ribs, served with mixed sauce or the Chef’s Special, the Wagyu Jo Rosu (Php 700).
Address:Unit G-A Marvin Building Plaza, 2153 Chino Roces, Makati City
Operating hours:11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact number: 02-8516-0305 / 0939-888-3412 / 0945-551-0601
Bonus! Seoul Galbi
The last on our list may be the only Korean restaurant entry we have, which even makes this more special! For lovers of Korean fare, especial Korean barbecue, try Seoul Galbi, which has two restaurants in Makati. Popular to many expats, including Japanese and Koreans, is the Seoul Galbi near Burgos, while the other restaurant can be found in San Antonio Village.
Korean barbecue always goes well with banchan!
Seoul Galbi is known for serving tender and well-seasoned meats that are products of slow marination for two days. Pair this with the banchan or Korean side dishes, including the kimbap or cooked rice rolled in seaweed.
Address: 8846 Sampaloc corner Estrella Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City
Operating hours: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
Contact number: 0929-413-7873
Which of these yakiniku restaurants would you like to try next? Don’t forget to watch out for more of our yakiniku food escapades in the future!