17 Joints in Metro Manila that will prove Japanese food is always a good idea!


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Japanese food is always one of the first things that come to mind when scouting for a restaurant to dine in for the night, because nobody minds turning Japanese. With so many options of dishes to choose from — sushi, ramen, tempura, teppanyaki, okonomiyaki — there’s always something you’re in the mood for! Because of such variety, you’ll never tire of dining at a Japanese restaurant.

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In this post we listed some of the best Japanese restaurants in the metro where you can score exclusive discounts of up to P500 off your total bill!  To put a cherry on top, you even get a free dessert when you answer our quick survey form!

Ganso-Shabuway – multiple branches

Ganso-Shabuway is an international franchise from California that offers Japanese-style hot pot. They serve all-natural grass fed beef, fresh produce and other hot pot toppings.

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Fukujin Izakaya – San Juan

Fukujin Izakaya is a new restaurant in Little Baguio serving reinvented Japanese dishes. It’s an izakaya so drinking is inevitable. The roasted bone marrow is the perfect pulutan to go with their wide selection of Japanese whiskey and sake. Kampai!

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2/F TNA Building, #17 J. Abad Santos St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(0917) 103-1313

Nikkei – multiple branches

Nikkei is Manila’s first ever Japanese-Peruvian sushi bar and restaurant serving curated specialties like ceviche, sushi, causa, tiraditos, and Japanese craft spirits. It is refreshing and new to the palate, boldly marrying the finest Eastern and Western cuisines together.

Also read: 8 Unique Restaurants in Metro Manila That Are Unlike Any Other!
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Oomori – Banawe

Oomori Japanese Cuisine offers a wide variety of Japanese food like sushi, rolls, sashimi, temaki, rice meals and many more. Their menu does not limit to traditional Japanese dishes.

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One Banawe Complex, Banawe St cor Calamba St, Quezon City
(02) 799-2460

Kumori – multiple branches

Now for dessert, Cafe Kumori is the latest dine-in store concept of the famous bakery from Japan. Some of their must-try pastries include the apple buns, cheesetartskrones, and the Hanjuku Cheesecake.

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Kessaku – Alabang

Tucked in Commercenter Alabang is Kessaku, a casual restaurant serving a full range of authentic, top-quality Japanese food. True to their name, the word “kessaku” (pronounced kessah-koo, accent on the ‘koo’) translates to “creating masterpieces”. Their no-frills menu includes everything from sushi boats to tempura, wagyu cubes, and more.

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G/F Commercenter Building, Filinvest, Alabang
(02) 403 3445

Keizo – Burgos Circle

Keizo Gastropub, the casual offshoot of Keizo Restaurant. They serve authentic and alternative Japanese dishes, sake, or sochu.

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Unit F 134, Forbes Town Center cor Burgos Circle, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 831-6380

Soru Izakaya – Maginhawa

Influenced by the Robotayaki style of Izakaya, Soru Izakaya offers a tasteful blend of after-work gastropub drinks accompanied with fresh Japanese eats. 

Also feature here: 12 Japanese Spots for Golden-Fried Ebi Tempura As Low As P100!
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140 Maginhawa St, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 738-2543

Butamaru – Alabang

This ramen house from the South serves the noodles with fresh vegetables and tossed in black sesame dressing. You can also their other salad ramen flavor, the Kani Salad Ramen (cold ramen, shredded kani, mentaiko dressing). It’s for the couple that loves their noodles fresh and clean. It’s not for those who don’t like noodles.

Also read: 17 Photos of Ramen That Are Hotter Than Your S.O.
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CE405 Westgate Center Commerce Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 887 4255

Shinsen – multiple branches

Shinsen, which means “fresh” in Japanese, is a home-grown sushi bar serving authentic Japanese food fare made with only the freshest ingredients available in the market.

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Bento&Co – Tomas Morato

Bento & Co. is a neighborhood Japanese restaurant that thrives in their ‘make-your-own bento’ concept. You can modify your order based on your mood and hunger level. Read our full feature here

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2 Scout Lazcano St cor Scout Magbanua St and Mother Ignacia Ave, Paligsahan, Quezon City
(02) 717-9661

Tajimaya – multiple branches

Tajimaya is one of the most underrated and secret gems in the metro. It offers affordable eat-all-you-can premium meats and seafood on charcoal grill. Includes: beef, pork, chicken, cuttlefish, special sausage, shrimp, salad, rice, squid roll, kimchi, bottomless iced tea. Read more here.

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Osaka Ohsho – multiple branches

Osaka Ohsho is a Japanese restaurant chain that specializes in gyoza, which comes in different flavors. Aside from gyoza, Osaka Ohsho also offers other Japanese favorites like tonkatsu, donburi, teppanyaki, and more.

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Izakaya Kenta – Malate

Formerly located in Pedro Gil, Izakaya Kenta reopens after 13 years. This authentic Japanese restaurant offers a wide selection of sushi, sashimi, grilled and deep-fried meats. They also have different types of tempura dishes.

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G/F Malate Bayview Mansion, 1781 M. Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila

Tori Ichi Yakitori and Bar – multiple branches

This restaurant from Kyoto specializes in seasoned grilled meats in skewers. One of their much talked about creations is the bacon wrapped mochi!

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Teppan Okochi – BGC

Teppan Okochi is a fine dining Japanese restaurant by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Osaka, Japan. They serve dishes like okonomiyaki, Hiroshima oyster teppanyaki, wagyu teppanyaki, and unagi. Read more here.

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Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 813-0051

Haru Sushi Bar and Restaurant – Kapitolyo

Haru Sushi Bar & Restaurant, from the same owners of another Kapitolyo favorite Cafe Juanita, is a casual dining spot serving affordable Japanese cuisine. The sakura-filled interiors with a bridge smack at the middle adds to the authenticity and romance of the place.

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9 West Capitol Dr, Kapitolyo, Pasig
(02) 631-0597

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