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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. Ginza Modern Japanese Restaurant

Ginza Modern Japanese Restaurant offers a contemporary take on the Japanese dining experience, from their stunning interiors to their delicious. This Japanese spot has branches in BGC, Makati, and Ortigas!

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9. Japonesa

In case you’re searching for a new spin on your Japanese favorites instead of the traditional dishes, then Japonesa is the spot for you. This restaurant-bar tucked in Poblacion that serves dishes of Japanese-Peruvian fusion and is perfect for special dinners!

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

8. Ogawa

Traditional Japanese food done to perfection–expect this and nothing less at Ogawa. Their sole branch is in BGC and is known as a no-fail spot for premium quality Japanese.

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2/F, Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue Corner 28th Street, Fort Bonifacio

7. Tsukiji

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

6. Seryna Japanese Restaurant

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

5. Manmaru

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

4. Nikkei

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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3. Unakichi

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

2. Kikufuji Izakaya

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

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

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