It is undeniable that Japan has blessed us with some of the most delicious dishes out there. And while hot meals like ramen, tempura, and katsu are more familiar to Filipino palates, it is no question that the distinct flavors that Japan’s sushi delivers also capture the hearts of many Filipino foodies.
If you’re currently craving delicious sushi, then this list is for you! If you’re rarin’ to go sushi-hopping now that most restos are back on track, then here are some places you should visit for an awesome sushi feast!
The Moment Group’s Ooma offers bold and creative takes on Japanese favorites, including a rich lineup of reinvented maki. Some of the must-try sushi you can order from Ooma include the Salmon Skin Aburi Maki, Truffled Steak Aburi Maki, Ebi Tempura Maki, and the Taco Maki.
Locations: Bonifacio Global City | Greenbelt | Molito | Rockwell | SM Megamall
Established in Japan back in 1946, Botejyu now has over 20 branches here in the country. Having been around for over 70 years now, Botejyu is known for its authentic Japanese offerings including their sushi selections comprised of the California Roll, Crispy Fried Prawn Tempura Mayo Roll, Sukiyaki Beef Roll, and Pork Tonkatsu Cutlet Sushi Roll to name a few.
Nikkei is known for its dishes that fuse together the delightful flavors of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine using ingredients from both cultures. Available in 5 and 10 pieces per order, their exquisite lineup of sushi includes the Wagyu Skirt Nigiri, Foie Gras, Ceviche Roll, and Aburi Roll just to name a few.
Tsukiji has been serving premium Japanese cuisine since 1989. Their premium sushi and sashimi are sourced from all over the world and made with special Koshihikari rice. Some of the Tsukiji staples include the Hontoro, Uni, Hotate, Hamachi, Botan Ebi, Local Tuna, and Sake. You’d also want to ask for seasonal offerings when you pay a visit.
Location: 3rd Floor, Milky Way Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road), corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Genki Sushi offers you a modern dining experience while serving your classic favorites. Aside from having a wide selection of sumptuous sushi, Genki Sushi also makes the dining memorable with a cute little train on a revolving belt bringing you your food.
Hailing from Japan, this casual restaurant now has over 700 branches in the Asia Pacific region. Besides their popular offerings such as the Tonkatsu ChasuRamen and Spicy Salmon Bowl, Watami also has some mouthwatering sushi platters including the King Dragon Roll, Ebi Dynamite Roll, Spicy Salmon Roll, Spicy Tuna Roll, and Salmon Maki with Miso Sauce.
Sushi Nori is another source of tasty rolls in the city, offering them in flavors such as the California, Ninja, Aburi Roll, Crazy Kani, and Ay Caramba just to name a few. If you have quite a big appetite, you can also give their tempting Classic Sushi Cake a try.
Here’s a sushi place to check out when you’re in Alabang. Sushi Ninja satisfies one’s cravings for sushi through its rich menu which includes traditional sushi and modern sushi, as well as a curated selection of unique creations such as the Okinawa Toshi, a deep-fried sushi with salmon, fish roe, and truffle oil.
Location: Westgate Center Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa City