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Itadakimasu!

Japanese cuisine has become a lynchpin in Metro Manila’s dining scene for years due to its diversity in taste and value. And because we understand that eating out in Metro Manila can burn a hole in your pockets, we’ve listed down a handful of Japanese restaurants that offer affordable meals for as low as ₱75.

Don’t worry, we’ve included ramen places, yakitori joints, sushi restaurants, and fast food chains that are definitely value for your money. Itadakimasu!

Makisushi – Panay Ave.

Makisushi is a Japanese restaurant located at Quezon City that features all your favourite Japanese dishes, and even party platters for take out! If you have ₱500 to spare, you can already order two sets of 8 pc. maki rolls!

What to order: Gyoza (₱109) and 8 pcs. California Roll (₱78)

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Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Gyoza for just ₱410 ₱205

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160 Panay Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
(02) 7753-1266; (02) 7505-4982

Genki Sushi – multiple branches

Genki Sushi from Japan is the pioneer of Kaiten Sushi, or sushi served on a revolving conveyor belt. Serving quality dishes made from raw ingredients sourced from Japan, their menu includes a variety of fresh and quality sushi, maki, ramen, tempura, rice bowls, and more! With sushi priced between ₱90 to ₱250, they also feature bento boxes and rice meals that fit any budget.

What to order: Fried Salmon Cheese Roll (₱160), Shrimp Garlic Butter (₱140), Chicken Teriyaki Don (₱220)

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Nihonbashi Tei – multiple branches

Nihonbashi Tei is a humble izakaya offering an extensive list of authentic Japanese specialties at fairly affordable prices. Their menu includes sushi, ramen, yakitori, curries, donburi, chirashi and many more.

What to order: Chirashi Sushi (₱380), Katsu Don (₱260), Lunch Set – Miso Ramen (₱280)

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Karate Kid – multiple branches

Satisfy your Japanese cravings without breaking the bank! Karate Kid offers a wide variety of Japanese-American dishes you love at an affordable price!

What to order: Yakisoba (₱75), Gyudon (₱169)

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Insider tip: Enjoy one (1) order of Ebi Tempura Bento with Kido Punch Tea for only ₱199 ₱169!

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Nomiya Izakaya – Tomas Morato

Nomiya Izakaya offers a laid back atmosphere where one can casually drink and grab a bite or two with no fuss. They have classic Japanese dishes like yakitori (of course), Wagyu cubes, but also have the not-so-usual but oh-so-delicious ones like Ika Nuta (squid in sweetened miso sauce).

What to order: Ika Nuta (₱220), Spicy Tuna Maki (₱240)

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36 Scout Tobias St., Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 7954-7055

Maruyoshi – multiple branches

Just like the delectable fried chicken you can find in Japan, Maruyoshi is a Japanese fast-food restaurant that has created a dining experience that is as delicious as it is affordable!

What to order: 2 pc. Teppanyaki Ala Carte (₱87, ₱77 with Booky!), Oishi Burger Meal (₱75)

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Insider tip: Buy 1 Get 1 Japanese Fried Chicken with Medium Soda for only P224 P112! 

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Omakase – multiple branches

From its humble beginning as a small sushi takeout counter, Omakase has grown into a popular Japanese fusion place for unique, mouth-watering, affordable sushi rolls within Metro Manila.

What to order: Tamago Sashimi (₱180), Salmon Vegetable Gyoza (₱220)

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Happon Ramen House – multiple branches

Happon Ramen House is a hole-in-the-wall ramen place that serves authentic ramen bowls under P200. It uses Chicken Paitan soup base, which is said to be a ‘healthier’ alternative to your average everyday ramen. 

What to order: Katsu Don (₱168), Chicken Paitan (₱198)

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Tokyo Tokyo – multiple branches

Experience a taste of Japan that’s right within your reach! Tokyo Tokyo is a popular restaurant chain that offers a variety of authentic Japanese dishes and creations at friendly, affordable prices.

What to order: Beef Misono (₱250), To-Go Cup (₱135 – ₱155)

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Yoshinoya

An international fast food chain that’s grown into a local favorite, Yoshinoya serves up quick, easy, and delicious Japanese dishes! From filling bento sets to flavorful rice bowls and more, treat yourself to an affordable and authentic taste of Japan at Yoshinoya

What to order: Beef Yakiniku Rice Bowl (₱159), Gyoza (₱79)

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Insider tip: Enjoy two orders of Beef Yakiniku Rice Bowl + Dessert for only ₱299! 

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Sushi Nori – various branches

Sushi Nori is the first temakeria in the country serving made-to-order temaki and sushi rolls on-the-go. Once you’ve chosen a flavor, you can decide whether you want it as temaki or as maki rolls. 

What to order: Kani Sushi (₱99), Firecracker Temaki (₱189), Classic Poke (₱349)

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Insider tip: Enjoy TWO (2) orders of Tamago Aburi Nigiri for only ₱129!

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Garosu – Ortigas

Garosu is a newly-opened Japanese-Korean restaurant that serves authentic meals that are quite affordable. Dining here gets you unlimited sides and soup for free.

What to order: Yakisoba (₱270)

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Unit A, 2/F Pearl Plaza, Pearl Drive, Ortigas Center, San Antonio, Pasig
(02) 8477-5487

Kaijo – BF Resort Village

Kaijo Steaks and Ramen serves authentic Japanese dishes like ramen and wagyu steak cooked on a lava rock and more.

What to order: Chashu Don (₱169), Shio Ramen (₱189), Gomoku Ramen (₱249)

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#41 Gloria Diaz St, BF Resort Village, Las Piñas
(0918) 938-5929

Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi Stand – multiple branches

Ta Ke Ho Me is a sushi stand located right across ABS-CBN in Quezon City and now has branches all over the metro, offers sushi boxes for take home. They also have a few tables and seats to accommodate diners who just want to dine and dash.

What to order: Migori (8 pcs. for ₱99), Sushi Burrito (₱199)

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Hanako – multiple branches

Hanako, which is a Japanese name that means ‘flower girl’, serves delicious and affordable Japanese fare such as sushi, donburi, tempura, and gyoza. They also offer party-sized sushi platters for lunch meetings and parties.

What to order: Fish Tempura (₱149), Tori Katsu Curry (₱214), Gyudon (₱219)

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Insider tip: Enjoy a Buy 1 Get 1 order of 3 pcs Tempura for only ₱169!

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Ramen Kuroda – multiple branches

Ramen Kuroda serves authentic and affordable Japanese tonkotsu ramen using home-made noodles and quality ingredients. Ramen comes in 3 kinds: Shio (salt-based), Kuro (milky base with garlic oil) and Aka (spicy).

What to order: Shiro Ramen (₱180), Kuro Ramen (₱180)

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