You’re maki us hungry!
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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, cheesetarts, krones, and the Hanjuku Cheesecake.
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.
Keizo – Burgos Circle
Keizo Gastropub, the casual offshoot of Keizo Restaurant. They serve authentic and alternative Japanese dishes, sake, or sochu.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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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