April 04, 2024

Japanese Restaurant Sekitori in Makati: Serving Hearty, Authentic Chanko Nabe and More

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  • Updated as of December 5, 2023.

    Wanna know where Japanese expats in Manila go-to for authentic chanko nabe? It’s Japanese Restaurant Sekitori in Little Tokyo, Makati.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Owned by a former sumo wrestler, the restaurant not only serves as a testament to sumo tradition but also as a delightful exploration of diverse Japanese flavors. The heart and soul of Sekitori lie in its signature chanko nabe, a hearty stew crafted from dozens of different ingredients, simmered daily over an extended period. Beyond its sumptuous taste, this hot pot boasts a rich array of vegetables, providing a wholesome and nutritious option that effortlessly addresses any vegetable deficiency in one’s daily diet.

    Chanko Nabe / IMAGE from Sekitori

    While chanko-nabe takes the spotlight, Sekitori’s menu extends beyond by featuring a variety of Japanese cuisine staples that have garnered their own share of popularity. Get to order more as they serve about 150 dishes meaning there’s always something new whenever you go back such as karaage and sashimi.

    Karaage / IMAGE from Sekitori

    Sashimi / IMAGE from Sekitori

    Sekitori goes above and beyond by incorporating local specialties and products from various regions in Japan. Aomori’s Squid Mentshi, Yamanashi Kofu’s Chicken Motsuni, and Mie’s Chicken Yakiniku are just some of the country’s regional treasures can be found here . Not to be missed is Hakodate’s exclusive Hokke Sashimi, a rare delicacy that transports diners straight to the shores of Hakodate. The restaurant also serves katsudon with thick slices. Its meat (450g/1 serving) is dipped in collagen extract and fruit juices for a day, making it tender and juicy.

    Tonkatsu / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    For another hearty treat, the Tofu To Botaniku No Karamiso Itame comprised of stir-fried pork with spicy miso and various vegetables is a whole dish to be enjoyed within the ambiance of this restaurant.

    Tofu To Botaniku No Karamiso Itame

    As patrons enjoy their signature nabe dishes or regional specialties, the interior’s ambiance offers a unique fusion – a harmonious blend of a Japanese restaurant’s rustic vibe and the warmth reminiscent of a traditional Japanese home dining area. The old-school posters also add some charm to the place!

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    At Sekitori, every dish is not just a meal but a celebration of Japan’s culinary diversity by inviting diners to savor the flavors of tradition and innovation in every delightful bite. Make sure to visit this place and have a hearty, authentic Japanese dining experience like no other!

    *Prices may change without prior notice

    General Information

  • 2277 Chino Roces Ave., Pasong Tamo. Cor. Amorsolo St., Legazpi Village, Makati City
  • 02-8816-7608 / 8894-3876
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. / 5 p.m. - 11 p.m.
  • https://www.sekitori.asia/
  • /Japanese-Restaurant-Sekitori-549182771761542/
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