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Inagiku

Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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Ranked #72 of 942 Restaurants in Makati
Price range: $40 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La's Japanese restaurant, centers on the authenticity of flavors and freshness of seasonal ingredients. Chef de Cuisine Wataru Hikawa has gained close to 30 years of experience, and has mastered each aspect of Japanese cuisine. The restaurant specialties include sushi and kaiseki, incorporating ingredients from the sea, river, mountain and field.
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La's Japanese restaurant, centers on the authenticity of flavors and freshness of seasonal ingredients. Chef de Cuisine Wataru Hikawa has gained close to 30 years of experience, and has mastered each aspect of Japanese cuisine. The restaurant specialties include sushi and kaiseki, incorporating ingredients from the sea, river, mountain and field.
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English first
Makati, Philippines
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130 reviews 130 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Inagiku offers some of the best Japanese dishes in the city - the sushi and the tepanyaki dishes are particularly good. The efficient service and its elegant Shangrila location make it great for business lunches.

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Hong Kong, China
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Food was good, as you would expect from the Inagiku franchise. Nice sashimi, tasty spicy salmon handroll and good sushi. Unfortunately the service was extremely slow, maybe because of Friday night. It took 10 minutes for the menu to arrive at my table. And continued with that kinda pace. For the price you pay, nevertheless one would expect something better.... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I like the service and the food very much. Pricey for sure! :-) I got there late that night. I think they were about to close? (Seated at the sushi bar) But I was still offered good service and the chef and wait staff was very accommodating. I will comeback here again for sure.

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Kent
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Whilst the menu offered a good selection, there was a long wait between courses and the salmon teriyaki was very dry. Probably the worst Japanese meal I have had to date!

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Davao City, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a really impressive Japanese restaurant, in terms of food and service. I love it each time I visit. Whether I sit at the counter or the Tepanyaki room, I always have wonderful time. It's good to talk to the Chef and ask about the food, the restaurant and the chef's experiences. The food is excellent. I love their... More

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Cebu City, Philippines
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

As I expected from a five star hotels Japanese restaurant would be very serene and would serve more conservative choices, i was surprised with a very busy tepanyaki cook in the middle of the restaurant. From the moment of entering i knew something was going to be good from all the aroma that greeted me. So i went to check... More

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pasig
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A Japanes buffet every weekend. Choices of sushi and sashimi is wonderful. The steak and shrimp tepanyaki is very delicious. Soft shell crab is a bit oily but still delicious. Do not forget to try the Sukiyaki. For dessert, a must try is the green tea and black sesame ice cream. You will not see those ice cream in the... More

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Palos Heights, Illinois
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162 reviews 162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We had a family dinner during the recent holiday fortnight on a weekend evening. It was my first time to dine at Inagiku. The expectations were high this being a high-end restaurant in the Shangri-La Hotel with generally good reviews. All of this would come at a cost, of course, but would it be worth the price? Unfortunately I am... More

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chicago
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

On a previous visit to Manila, I'd gone to Inagiku for the Japanese Sunday brunch and was quite impressed. On this recent visit, I went again, and it was as fantastic, if not more, than I remembered it to be. This was some serious brunching, with eat-all-you can nigiri and sashimi, including frequently replaced fresh uni; made-to-order sukiyaki and tempura;... More

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Manila
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116 reviews 116 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Last Dec 31, 2013, our family was invited for New Year's Dinner at Ingiku Japanese Restaurant in Makati Shangrila Hotel . The ingredients that they have used for their sushi and sashimi were fresh. The usual teppanyaki seafoods like tuna , squid, chicken and steaks were available.Crabs and scallops were abundant also. The restaurant service was prompt in spite of... More

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