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Izakaya Nihonbashitei

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800 A. Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road), Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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Tehran, Iran
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food are good.. The prices are very reasonable but the service is very poor... You need to call the attention of the attendants several times and their not really attentive.. Cleanliness ,,,hmmmm not really.. The tables especially the way they clean it you can still some dirt and they are just willing a wet rag on it... All in... More 

Thank ALI M
Manila, Philippines
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

i always order the Omu rice, Spicy Salmon / Tuna Sashimo, Kimchi Fishcake (?). have tried the Curry Soba on my last visit & it was good too. Service was so-so you need to getvthe attention of the servers esp. if you are in the rooms (which should have been the sop). parking was very hard! but they offer valet... More 

Thank michiepie
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

It took a lot of time for them to complete our food and they forgot small simple requests like water and ashtrays. Which they could've arranged it because we asked to be placed in the smoking area. But the place is well cleaned.

Thank Maricon S
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Their clams in butter -- is the reason why I love this place and keep coming back. It's so good you want to slurp the sauce with your rice lol. I also love their squid in butter on a hot plate. The Gyoza isn't great though. The Sushi is fresh and reasonably priced. One of the reasons many local Japanese... More 

Thank TheFoodTrip
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

The place is always full here and crowded. Service not so great. Their food taste better before so goes with the quantity being serve. And prices is high already. Though am not saying it's not good . It's still fine but the staff is not as helpful as before just like my chair is slightly slant cuz it cannot fit... More 

Thank abson168
Singapore, Singapore
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

As we finished meeting late we decided to head on to this Japanese restaurant as its open throughout the afternoon. Located in a place where the local calls it Little Japan, it never fails to meet my expectation for simple yet delicious Japanese meal. It is also quite good for business lunch as they have quite a few private dining... More 

Thank Patrick U
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

It is our 2nd time to visit this Japanese restaurant. Tasty japanese food! Tip: Call ahead of time to make reservations so as to avoid waiting. Be careful in ordering as servings are big. Recommended dish: Takoyaki and California Maki

Thank Cyrelle C
Makati, Philippines
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

I have been a patron of Nihonbashitei at the corner of Arnaiz and Amorsolo in Makati (beside Don Bosco Church and the San Lorenzo Village gate) for many years and they have never disappointed me with their downhome Japanese fare. They have good sushi and sashimi and their Miso and Anakake ramen are tops. They also have very good gyoza,... More 

Thank Raymund F
Manila, Philippines
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232 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

This is one place to go to if you are looking for authentic Japanese fare. They have many private rooms that are well suited for families, small groups, a working lunch or dinner, a romantic date. or simply a quiet and relaxed meal. Service is friendly and quick, but I will suggest that they provide buzzers in the private rooms... More 

Thank LSSantos
Boston, Massachusetts
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89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I had dinner. We ordered salmon, eel and uni sushi. We ate a lot of uni before and know fresh uni when we see it. This was anything fresh uni. It looked dark brown with black spots. I ordered beef tongue noodle. The beef tongues was like eating card box. We had so many waitresses that we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 A. Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road), Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
Telephone + 63 2 818 8893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?