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Kikufuji Japanese Restaurant

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Pasong Tamo, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
8936131
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Hectic, crowded, but well worth it.

Went here with family for my brother's birthday. IT was an Awfully crowded Saturday night. Was seated at the sushi bar. Had a table for three, but some wiseguy stole one of our chairs before we actually physically got to the table, so my brother had to stand around for about ten minutes before they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Pasig
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Pasig
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went here with family for my brother's birthday. IT was an Awfully crowded Saturday night. Was seated at the sushi bar. Had a table for three, but some wiseguy stole one of our chairs before we actually physically got to the table, so my brother had to stand around for about ten minutes before they got us another one. Ordered... More 

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Nagoya, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

I say that they use domestic (Philippines) uni, of which is very delicate (can not retain shape too well), color not too consistent, may seems flawed and unattractive compared to the Hokkaido uni. But what is lacking seemingly in visual appeal is very much well compensated for its creaminess and umami taste. I would bet that such flavor can give... More 

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Grafton, Ohio
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The food here is amazing and is absolutely authentic. I lived in Japan for 3 years so I'm pretty picky about Japanese food and Kikufuji has never disappointed me. The menu is vast and I've never had a bad item. My only complaint is that they can be quite busy at times and during this times it is very hard... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I can rate this experience as excellent because of the quality and portion of the food but the service is terrible! because the waitresses are so grumpy! specially the one who has a different robe from the others and no name tag! my mom asked her to show the japanese name of the food she was looking for because the... More 

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Manila
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I have been coming here since I was a kid, and it remains a favorite of the family. Nothing really fancy, but it tastes like home. We always order the 5-kind sashimi, which comes with Uni, or Sea Urchin. You also get draft beer coupons, which you can avail in the same visit. Great traditional Japanese ambience too!

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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I must say I love this restaurant! The food is simple yet amazing! Price points are unbeatable... You will get fresh seafood, sushi and sashimi and other great and authentic Japanese meals for half the price compared to other Japanese restaurants.I will continue to patronize this restaurant! Just a few facts... Service is not the best. In most of my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Izakaya kikufuji is simply the best affordable authentic Japanese restaurant in Manila. It's basic Japanese food. None of the fancy fusion stuff. You can get the same quality at other Japanese restaurants but you have to pay twice or thrice the price that you pay for in Kikufuji!

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Makati, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Liked: *One of the cheapest Japanese restaurants that offer really good japanese good. *During Lunch time they have lunch sets that are really affordable and gives you a bang for your buck. *Really good rolls, maki and sushis. *Their grilled items are really good as well. Must Try: Spicy Tuna Spicy Salmon Maki Their Iced coffee Chirashi Gyukushi (Wagyu cubes... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Whenever I have a deep craving for Japanese food, I go to Kikufuji to satisfy it. I like the convenience of being able to order per piece/stick for their grilled menu so that I am able to try many different items and not be stuck with just one thing. I recommend the wagyu. For those who enjoy sushi and sashimi,... More 

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Pasig, Rizal, Philippines
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192 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

There are many great Japanese restaurants in Manila but this is one of my ultimate favorites. Very authentic taste and vibe. The service isn't that great, the ambience isn't zen luxe, but the food is great. I come for Mauro daikon at lunchtime. At lunch they also have bento boxes that are affordable; as you know dinner time at a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pasong Tamo, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 8936131

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  • Cuisine: Japanese

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