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Itadakimasu! | Restaurants in Manila for an Authentic Japanese Experience

More than just ramen.

| May 22, 2017

Itadakimasu! |

Restaurants in Manila

for an Authentic

Japanese Experience

By Therese Aseoche

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Who doesn’t love Japanese food? There are so many to choose from in the Metro but there are certain ones that are a cut above the rest. These ones are the closest we can get to authentic Japanese food. Which one of these have you tried?

Dohtonbori

Find the nearest branch here
(+632) 570 2765 | Facebook, Instagram
Budget for two – PHP 1,000

It’s high time for Kansai’s culinary pride to catch the attention of Filipinos. Head to Dohtonbori to indulge in the tastes of okonomiyaki, a savory Japanese pancake mixed and topped with a variety of ingredients, prepared right in front of you just as okonomiyaki restaurants in Japan do.

 

Kyo-to Kaiseki

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GF 119 C. Palanca Jr. St., Legaspi Village, Makati
(+632) 805 77 43, (+63) 917 596 9697 | Website, Instagram
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 5 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Kyo-to Kaiseki specializes in kaiseki ryori, which is a high-end traditional Japanese multi-course haute cuisine. Here, you get to dine in an intimate and luxurious set-up where you can choose to eat at the counter and watch its resident chef, Chef Kawamoto, cook up your dishes right before your eyes.

 

Tori Ichi Yakitori & Bar

Find the nearest branch here
Facebook, Instagram
Budget for two – PHP 850

Most of us rarely think about yakitori as a cuisine to experience, but Tori Ichi makes us consider it. Their variety of yakitori is cooked the authentic Japanese way of grilling over premium charcoal which they import all the way from Japan. You can get a variety of extraordinary skewers like bacon-wrapper mochi, and kimchi.

 

Ogawa

2F, Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
(+632) 886 49 94, (+63) 917 856 4292 | Facebook, Instagram
Open every day from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M., and from 5:30 P.M. to 10:30 P.M.
Budget for two – PHP 1,350

Ogawa takes you to a trip to old town Japan from the moment you step inside, and the meals they serve taste just like you really are there. Their meat and seafood are of high quality—just what you should expect from an elegant Japanese restaurant.

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