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From sushi to tempura, wagyu beef, ramen and so much more, Japanese cuisine just has so many flavors and textures to offer!

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With Japanese restaurants so popular and widespread all over Metro Manila, finding that perfect spot for you can be quite the challenge. That’s why Booky has come up with our list of favorite and best Japanese restaurants. Read on for the Top 10 Japanese Restaurants we can’t let gyoza of!

10. Japonesa – Poblacion

If you’re searching for a new spin on your Japanese favorites, better head over to Japonesa, a restaurant and bar tucked in Poblacion that serves dishes of Japanese-Peruvian fusion!

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8464 Don Pedro & cor Jacobo St, Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

9. Seryna Japanese Restaurant – Chino Roces

Traditional, authentic, and truly one of the best, Seryna stands as a favorite of many Japanese food lovers. Found in Little Tokyo, this gem serves a wide variety of dishes, from bento boxes to shabu-shabu, sushi and sashimi, to yakitori and noodles!

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2277 Chino Roces (Pasong Tamo), Little Tokyo, Legazpi Village, Makati

8. Manmaru – Makati Cinema Square

If you pass by Makati Cinema Square and see long lines outside a Japanese restaurant, that’s Manmaru. This izakaya serves a wide variety of Japanese favorites for a reasonable price. Apart from the delicious food, you’ll appreciate the spacious and inviting setup!

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G-1, Makati Square, Fernando, Legazpi Village, Makati
0917 624 9988

7. Yushoken – Alabang and Panay Ave.

From the same group as Mendokoro Ramenba, you can be sure that Yushoken is just as popular. This famous ramen shop offers classic tonkotsu ramen, cold noodles, tsukemen, and more!

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Molito Lifestyle Building, Unit 20 Cluster 3, Zapote Rd, Madrigal Ave, Muntinlupa |Panay Avenue, corner Scout Albano Ave, Quezon City

6. Tsukiji – Makati

One of the most popular Japanese restaurants even within the group of restaurants located in Little Tokyo,

Tsukiji is named after the legendary fish market in Tokyo. With sushi prepared by Japanese chefs and fish flown in from Japan at least thrice a week, Tsukiji is one of the best places to get sushi in Metro Manila.

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3rd Floor, Milky Way Building, 900 Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road) corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati

5. Nikkei – multiple branches

Nikkei is a homegrown concept that showcases Japanese-Peruvian dishes. Each of their branches offers something special–Nikkei flaunts their ceviche and sashimi; Nikkei Nama Bar has the best rice bowls, while Nikkei Robata gives you the best of Japanese grilling.

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4. Unakichi – Makati

Never tried Unagi but dying to give it a taste? You definitely should head over to Unakichi. They have a wide variety of unagi dishes that are a luxury to the taste buds!

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Makati Square, GF, Amorsolo Street, Makati, Metro Manila

3. Icho – Greenhills and Pasay

Icho offers Japanese favorites like sushi, sashimi, rolls, donburis, teppanyaki, robatayakiaburi sushi and ramen. Their first branch in the Metro is located in Greenhills, but they have a recently-opened location at Seascape Village, Pasay City

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6 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan | Seascape Village, Pasay City
(0917) 134 6027

2. Kikufuji Izakaya – Makati

Kikufuji is one of the popular Japanese restos in the metro for their hefty portions of fresh, authentic, and undeniably delicious dishes. They have grilled entrées, sashimis and sushi, tempura, and so much more. Do note that they can be very busy, so prepare to wait!

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2276 Pasong Tamo St. Pio Del Pilar Makati, Philippines

1. Kazunori Japanese Restaurant – Chino Roces

Find a wide variety of Japanese dishes at Kazunori, where they specialize in providing authentic Omakase experience. Other must-trys are their Spaghetti dishes and desserts like Panna Cotta, Matcha Tiramisu, and Black Sesame Ice Cream!

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G/F Mazda Showroom, 2301 Chino Roces Ave, San Lorenzo, Makati
0917 836 2695

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