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Japanese cuisine is most notable for its ramen, sushi, and sashimi with teppanyaki being one of its more underrated dishes. Teppan translating to metal plate, teppanyaki is a form of cooking that involves frying meat on a hot griddle for a juicy and flavorful result.

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From juicy steaks, wagyu meat, and more here are 10 of the best Japanese teppanyaki restaurants in Metro Manila, perfect for any occasion.

Sushi Shokunin

Located in Tomas Morato, Sushi Shokunin is one of the best places to get your fix of Japanese dishes. From a variety of hand-rolled sushi to crispy tempura and good pan-fried beef teppanyaki, Sushi Shokunin has it all.

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Hashi Donburi

A great place for dinner after work, Hashi Donburi is close to many offices in Tomas Morato. While sushi and donburi are their most popular menu items, be sure to try their affordable teppanyaki bowls!

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139 Mother Ignacia Ave. Diliman Quezon City


One of the more popular sushi places in the South, Aburi has some underrated teppanyaki options for those who crave wagyu. They also offer seafood teppanyaki, as well as tofu, chicken, and more.

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2/F, 398 Don Jesus Blvd, Madison Galeries, Cupang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Hanakazu Japanese Restaurant

Another Japanese restaurant located in the south, Hanakazu offers a variety of Japanese dishes for you to try. While it only has one beef teppanyaki dish to offer, it is a must-try for the meat lovers.

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2/F Tower Wing, Filinvest City, 5139 N Bridgeway, The Bellevue Manila, Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila 


Enjoy unlimited grilled meat as well as show with Teppanya’s hibachi grill. While this teppanyaki restaurant does serve ala carte dishes like ramen, tonkatsu, and more, their unlimited grilled meats and seafood are what they’re most known for.

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Nihonbashi Tei

You know a place is legit when Japanese people flock to a specific Japanese restaurant. Nihonbashi Tei is that type of local favorite that serves the freshest ingredients.

Nihonbashi Tei's Chirashi meal served on a wooden board filled with an assortment of maki and sushi

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One of the more affordable Japanese restaurants in Little Tokyo, Manmaru’s teppanyaki is for those office workers who need something delicious but won’t break the bank.

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G/F, Chino Roces Ave, Makati Central Square, San Lorenzo, Makati, Metro Manila


One of the best restaurants in San Juan, Icho is a must-try for their sushi alone. But, if you’re willing to try their other menu items like the sukiyaki, udon, and of course teppanyaki, then you’ve definitely hit the more underrated gems of the restaurant.

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6 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan

Yume no Aji

Located near Katipunan, Yume no Aji is a place for students and young professionals alike to enjoy a variety of dishes that Japan has to offer. When it comes to teppanyaki, this Japanese restaurant has seafood like salmon belly, tuna, ebi, and meat like chicken and beef.

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Nueve Uno Commercial Building, 91 Xavierville Avenue


Mostly a place that serves amazing okonomiyaki, Botejyu is actually a great place for when you’re craving all types of Japanese food. Grab a bite of sashimi, takoyaki, stir-fried veggies, and of course, beef teppanyaki when you dine at Botejyu.

Botejyu sashimi
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