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Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
6328138888
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Description: Inagiku, Makati Shangri-La's Japanese restaurant, centers on the...
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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  • 9
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It is always the best !!! Always impressed

Usual destination in Manila is the Makati Shangri La in Makati, a real place to have high class food. Inagiku is my favorite, since last time I was here th place has been renewed and made roomier. As usual the hostess at the entrance welcome you warmly and escort to your table, you have a choice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Usual destination in Manila is the Makati Shangri La in Makati, a real place to have high class food. Inagiku is my favorite, since last time I was here th place has been renewed and made roomier. As usual the hostess at the entrance welcome you warmly and escort to your table, you have a choice of tables, teppan and... More 

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PARIS FR VANCOUVER CA MANILA PH
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I were there for valentine day 2015, and we had the best experience in our life at that restaurant located inside the hotel Shangri-la Makati, Manila, Philippines This restaurant is a real Japanese restaurant that has class and quality fresh food. You can have à la carte menus or buffets(lunch times) all you can eat, at this... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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135 reviews 135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Had a family reunion over the long holiday break and tried the Japanese buffet at Inagiku in Shangrila Makati Hotel. The place was well lighted and spacious and relatively full on that day we had their lunch buffet. Went and tried a little of everything from their sushi/sashimi corner to the main course and sukiyaki and tempura areas. Staff was... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Good food but a bit expensive. They have private rooms for small group. Clean and nice staff. Recommended for business dinners.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Went with high exceptions, unfortunately left disappointing, the food was just OK not bad but not great, took almost 40 mins to bring a seaweed salad, imagine how long took for the rest, in my opinion over priced.

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Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Newly renovated Inagiku Restaurant. Good service and great ambiance. But the food was so-so. I ordered a set lunch with beef and prawns. I particularly didn't like the beef as it was a bit hard. Texture was not the same as the premium beef they previously served.

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Makati, Philippines
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335 reviews 335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 6328138888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 100
  • Cuisine: Japanese

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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