February 06, 2024

Hatsu Hana Tei in Makati: Offering Fresh & Healthy Japanese Food for Every Season

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  • here are various Japanese restaurants in the Metro, but nothing can beat the authenticity and fusion of fresh flavors hailing from Japan served at Hatsu Hana Tei!

    Hatsu Hana Tei was established in 2002 as the in-house Japanese restaurant of Herald Suites, Makati. Embodying its name that directly translates to “first spring flower”, this restaurant offers a relaxed and refined ambiance for traditional Japanese dining. 

    IMAGE from Hatsu Hana Tei’s Facebook page

    Unlike other restaurants that choose to adapt to a more modern approach, Hatsu Hana Tei prefers to stick to traditional Japanese cuisine. Infused with a deep connection to nature, the Japanese restaurant prides itself on crafting healthy Japanese food, meticulously prepared and cooked fresh in their kitchen.

    IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    Chef Koicho Kondo, the culinary visionary behind Hatsu Hana Tei, creates the culinary marvels at this Japanese restaurant. Among his exceptional creations are charcoal-grilled meat dishes glazed with miso, elevating the meat’s tenderness and imparting a delectable sweet and savory essence through a perfect balance of flavors.

    IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    Aside from these grilled dishes, Hatsu Hana Tei also offers sukiyaki with thinkly-sliced marbled beef, tofu, onions, mushrooms, and udon noodles stewed in shoyu or soy sauce-based sauce. This dish is cooked in a cast iron pan, resembling a comforting hot pot dish that can be shared between friends and family.

    Sukiyaki / IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    For those craving for the delicate freshness of seafood, try Hatsu Hana Tei’s Maguro Sashimi and Maguro Don, featuring freshly sliced Bluefin or Yellowfin tuna that you can pair with vinegar rice.

    Maguro Sashimi / IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    Meanwhile, Chef Koichi Kondo, who has been working for the restaurant since it opened, continuously experiments on the newest possible dishes they could offer to their diners every year. Aside from the Japanese appetizers, they also proudly serve Kaiseki-style meals—a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner.

    While Hatsu Hana Tei serves various meals for solo or couples, the Japanese restaurant also extends a warm invitation to groups seeking an intimate celebration.

    Four-seater Tatami Room / IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    If you want to have a private dinner with friends or family, they have seven (7) traditional tatami rooms with 4-seater up to 15-seater choices. These rooms are equipped with a bell system so whenever you have additional orders, you can just ring the bell to get the attention of the server assigned to assist your table.

    Eight-seater Tatami Room / IMAGE from Hatsu Hana-Tei’s Facebook page

    With Hatsu Hana Tei’s impeccable setting, upscale ambiance, and authentic Japanese food, this restaurant is perfect for those seeking an exquisite blend of culinary artistry and a refined dining experience.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    How to get here:

    • By car: If you are coming from Greenbelt 1, drive along Paseo de Roxas them make a right turn onto Arnaiz Avenue. Make another right turn onto Chino Roces Avenue. Herald Suites is located at your left just across Little Tokyo’s Izakaya Kikufuji. Hatsu Hana Tei is on the second floor of Herald Suites.

    General Information

  • 2/F, Herald Suites, 2168 Don Chino Roces Avenue, Pio del Pilar, Makati City
  • 02-7759-6388
  • 0917-316-9250 / 0939-938-3718
  • 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • hatsuhanatei.com
  • HatsuHanaTei
  • hatsuhanatei
  • Private Rooms
    Total Number of Tatami Rooms: 7

    • Room 23 - Minimum of 8 Persons - Maximum of 10
    • Room 24 - Minimum of 10 Persons - Maximum of 15
    • Room 25 - Minimum of 4 Persons - Maximum of 6
    • Room 26 - Minimum of 4 Persons - Maximum of 6
    • Room 27 - Minimum of 4 Persons - Maximum of 6
    • Room 28 - Minimum of 4 Persons - Maximum of 6
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