On Lenten Fridays, we abstain from meat.
Last updated: February 22, 11:30 p.m.
Raw Japanese dishes have always been praised for their freshness and melt-in-your-mouth texture. Perhaps the simplest of them all would be the sashimi or fillets of fish usually eaten with soy sauce or wasabi. Salmon sashimi, in particular, has captured the hearts of many Filipinos for its exquisite taste.
No need to grab your fishing nets or even take one step out of your house — we already scouted all the best Japanese restaurants around the metro so you can finally satisfy that salmon sashimi craving amidst the pandemic.
If you are ordering salmon sashimi for the Lenten season, note that devotees ages 14 and up must abstain from consuming meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and all Fridays of Lent.
This restaurant has been around for a decade, continuously serving delicious Japanese meals without breaking the budget! They recently added a variety of sushi baked items on their menu if you’re looking for something more.
Available for: Takeout, pick-up, and delivery via their Kimono Ken van. Check out their website or contact their branches directly to place an order.
This underrated yakitori place began its humble beginnings in a 20 square-meter space in San Juan five years ago. Today, it is one of the locals’ go-to restaurants known for their flawless service and superior dishes.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, pick-up, and delivery. Hit them up on Viber at (0977) 154 7640 or (0927) 249 4841 to know more.
This hidden gem in San Juan offers seasonal items on their menu that you definitely wouldn’t want to miss. From appetizers to desserts, enjoy Japanese cuisine like there’s no TOMOrrow.
Available for: Dine in, pick-up, takeout, and delivery. Tomo Japanese Dining is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily. You can send them a Viber message at (0977) 859-7622 or directly call (0966) 625-0616 for a faster transaction. Delivery by Tomo is available for customers around San Juan and Mandaluyong, while the pick-up option can be arranged via a third-party delivery service.
Aside from their fried dishes, Asakusa: Home of Tempura also serves sashimi. A single order of salmon sashimi would go perfectly with their tempura sets, which already comes with a cup of rice and a drink.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda. Enjoy your favorite Asakusa meals by calling (02) 8941-0157 or (0928) 314-2590.
The Japanese phrase “omakase” translates to “I’ll leave it up to you.” With this restaurant’s wide selection of sushi and entrées, you might catch yourself uttering this phrase next time.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, curbside pickup, courier pickup, and delivery via GrabFood or Foodpanda. To place an order, contact any of their operating branches via mobile or landline and settle the total amount via cash-on-delivery or bank transfer. View their operating branches here.
The restaurant’s name was actually taken from Kiyoshi Ogawa, the head chef of Ogawa located at the heart of Bonifacio Global City. He and his sushi team are always hard at work, evident through the fantastic dishes they create on-the-spot.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Sushi fans will immediately recognize this chain which is known globally for its fascinating conveyor belt system. Nothing will ever be as exciting as waiting for your food to come rushing aboard a train toy fashioned after the shinkansen (bullet train).
Available for: Dine in or delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda daily or contact their branches directly to order for pickup.
After 25 years, this Little Tokyo-fave is finally open for deliveries! They are well-loved for their spicy salmon sashimi and other fresh dishes like their donburi and katsu.
Available for: Rider pick-up or takeout. You need to call their sole branch to order and then pay online via bank transfer or via your rider. Their business hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Heads up, BGC peeps! Fukudaya offers free delivery within the area from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. You can get three to five kinds of sashimi depending on your mood.
Available for: Curbside pick-up, takeout, and free delivery within BGC for a minimum order of ₱1,500 using cash-on-delivery as a mode of payment.
Pasig locals can get their sashimi fix at this humble stall located at Madison Commons. They also offer sushi platters for special occasions.
Available for: Delivery via Grab Express or LalaMove. Send them a direct message on Instagram or Facebook with your complete details to order.
Another pride of Makati’s Little Tokyo, Seryna’s specials include sukiyaki and shabu-shabu good for three persons. Perfect for the rainy season!
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery. Seryna is open from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and can even book a delivery courier for you upon request via Grab Express or Lala Move.
Ta Ke Ho Me takes pride in their Instagrammable sushi boxes with generous servings of everything– hindi tinipid! For just ₱199 for ten pieces, this stand offers the lowest-priced salmon sashimi set on this list!
Available for: Delivery via GrabFood and Foodpanda.
Ever heard of a sushi cake? Sushi Nori is one of the few that specializes in making them! Each cake is topped with plenty of salmon roses for the ultimate delight in every bite.
Available for: Pickup or direct delivery via Foodpanda, or GrabFood. View their operating branches here.
Who says you can’t have a plateful of art? Polaris Fine Foods serves the most amazingly delicate seafood boxes we have ever seen in the market! They are all so pretty and packaged so neatly, we just want to stare at them all day! What’s more, their Atlantic salmon sashimi platter has great marbling properties indicating healthy Omega-3 fats.
Available for: Delivery. Hit them up on their Instagram account to place an order.
Get a taste of Japan in every bite with Sashimi-To-Go! Choose from their platters if you’re having a big gathering, or order one of their fresh trays if you want to just have a simple meryenda. You can also have mixed tuna and salmon sashimi for variety.
Available for: Delivery. Hit them up on Instagram or Facebook to place an order. They are open from 10:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
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Cover image from Polaris Fine Foods’ Instagram account