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In every cluster of restaurants here in Metro Manila, you’re guaranteed to find one joint that specializes in Japanese food. We can’t get enough of it!
Tajimaya in Rockwell is a Japanese charcoal grill restaurant that specializes in Japan-sourced wagyu, meats, and seafood. Originally from Osaka, they have branches in Cebu, MOA, Rockwell, and Baguio.
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What’s more is that Tajimaya offers an all-you-can-eat charcoal BBQ grill experience that you wont find anywhere else because the meat they offer is unparalleled.
Tajimaya egg roll with wagyu beef
While visiting Japan, the managing partners fell so deeply in love with the food when they visited Tajimaya in Osaka that it compelled them to ask the owners if they could bring the restaurant to the Philippines. Good thing they said yes!
Pancake with chopped vegetables
Not all the Philippine branches of Tajimaya are the same, however. The Mall of Asia branch is open to all-you-can-eat diners every day of the week; the Rockwell branch has all you can eat for lunch on weekdays but their real specialty is the wagyu; and the Baguio branch is the only one that has tempura on the menu.
Japanese chicken BBQ imported from Japan
Engawa Flatfish Sashimi
Fun Fact: To ensure the quality of the restaurant, Japanese chefs come in every month to make sure everything is in tip top shape.
Wagyu Jou Karubi
Wagyu special boneless short ribs with mixed sauce
While many restuarants nowadays offer wagyu beef, Tajimaya has something drool worth for the fatty beef fanatics out there. They have a selection of 8 different types of wagyu imported from Japan with varying levels of marbling.
Special beef tongue with salt and pepper or miso sauce
Wagyu Tokujou Harami
Wagyu extra special outside skirt with mixed sauce
Wagyu Jou Harami
Wagyu special outside skirt with mixed sauce
To get the perfect charred taste, Tajimaya uses a charcoal grill for all their barbeque. While you might leave smelling a little smokier than you came in, it’s well worth it!
In addition to Tajimaya’s superior Japanese meats, they have an extensive selection of whiskeys from Japan and offer lunch sets as well!
Take note, folks! If you book a table at Tajimaya Rockwell, the discount applies to their ala carte items and not the all-you-can-eat.
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