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“Wonderful buffet”
Review of Inagiku

Inagiku
Ranked #41 of 1,446 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Japanese
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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.
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 buffet table, you need to ask your server for it. This ice cream is highly recommended.

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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 not sure that it was.

The atmosphere and decor are conducive to a great dining experience. Inagiku, up the stairs on the left from the lobby, has a modern decor with some traditional touches (Japanese drums on display in the entryway). It was early in the evening and we were seated quickly. The menu is extensive and comprehensive; one page of the menu was devoted solely to fish head dishes. The service started off very well. Our waiter was well-versed in most of the dishes and did not hesitate to check with the kitchen when he wasn't. He had excellent advice for us depending on our questions. He and the "bus girls" were very attentive, responding to our inquiries, filling our glasses. We were pleased with our choices The presentation of some dishes was interesting. The sea food was fresh. Even the "plain" boiled rice was of pleasant consistency and flavour.

The service faltered towards the latter part of the meal. It was probably not a coincidence that the restaurant was filling up by that point. We could not seem to find our original waiter or any waiter to ask about dessert. Eventually one of the "bus girls" came to our help but had to go to the kitchen to find answers to our questions. Our original waiter was not to be found until much later. Not surprisingly the dessert choices were limited.

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Thank ImmerWandern
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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; teppanyaki grill with Angus beef; and a wide variety of Japanese dishes including Hamachi kama, Japanese fried rice, softshell crab, etc. Although initially it seemed pricey, the quality of the offerings and the wide array of choices made it for me very good value for the money. Inagiku Sunday brunch is unmissable if you're in Manila.

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Thank FrancSad
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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 the many patrons that night. There was a photographer that goes around and takes pictures to document your family's dinner , then prints the images while you wait.

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Thank Porter120
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

For a business meeting I went into a private dining section (as usual in japanese restaurants). Granted I was with a local VIP, but not only the service was very nice, but also the food very well prepared.
Many differente dishes, but all of them good or very good.
A little pricy, but still worthwile.

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Thank Geneva2009
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