Michelin-starred ‘Yamazato’ Now Serving Fine Dining Japanese at Hotel Okura Manila

Resorts World Manila is adding another brand in its hotel portfolio, and included in this soon-to-open Japanese luxury hotel is Yamazato, which was awarded a Michelin star in its Amsterdam branch.

Resorts World Manila is adding another renowned brand in its portfolio with Hotel Okura Manila (set to open within the year), and included in this Japanese luxury hotel is Yamazato, a fine dining Japanese restaurant that was awarded a Michelin star in its Amsterdam branch in 2002. Yamazato's Philippine branch is the newest location, and the Japanese restaurant is also enjoyed outside of Japan in destinations around the world, which includes Shanghai, Macau, Bangkok, and Taipei.

Yamazato Manila started its operations in December of 2019, even before the hotel opens its doors, and guests can now enjoy fine Japanese dining that celebrates traditional gastronomy – it currently offers a sushi menu, teppan menu, a la carte, and the eight-course Kaiseki-ryōri dinner (P6,888 per person), artfully presenting the freshest ingredients in a tasting menu. Yamazato highlights seasonal ingredients, maximizing the primetime of the different produce, meats, and seafood.

The new Japanese fine dining restaurant has a total of 82 seats
Yamazato's sushi counter (the restautant also has two teppanyaki counters, which includes a private luxury teppanyaki room)
Private dining rooms are also available, which seats up to 18 people

It is highly recommended to avail of a seasonal bento lunch, as it is a delicious introduction to the restaurant's offerings, letting you taste a little of everything in one meal. Yamazato's bento menu changes every two months, and guests are also in for an visual treat and dining experience with their dinnerware, that also changes through the seasons to reflect what the Japanese believe is the best serveware that compliments the seasonal ingredients and specific cooking techniques.

Yamazato’s Seasonal Bento (P1,988)
The current bento includes an appetizer of Kuromame (sweetened black beans), sashimi (tuna and salmon), simmered vegetables, deep fried fish in yuan sauce, assorted pickles, and persimmon for dessert
Tempura (shrimp and seasonal vegetables) is also included in the Seasonal Bento

Yamazato is located at the 2nd Floor of Hotel Okura Manila, Resorts World Manila.  The restaurant is open for Lunch (11:30am – 2:30pm, Tuesdays to Sundays) and Dinner (6:00pm – 10:00pm, Tuesdays to Sundays). The restaurant is closed Mondays. Reservations are highly recommended (book online here).

Seasonal Bento's steamed egg custard (chawanmushi) with ginkgo nut

While the hotel is still closed, you can access the restaurant through Resort World Manila's Grand Wing area, where guests may take an escalator on the left side (guests under 21 years), or the escalators on the right, located by the gaming area entrance. You may enter also from the Maxims Hotel by heading to the 2nd floor, and heading to the Grand Wing Link Bridge.


Hotel Okura Manila is at 2 Portwood Street (formerly Palm Drive), Resorts World Manila, Newport City, Pasay. For inquiries, contact +63 2 5318 2888, info@hotelokuramanila.com, visit the hotel's official website (www.hotelokuramanila.com), and follow @HotelOkuraMNL on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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