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“One of Manila's best Japanese restaurants”

Tsukiji Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #61 of 1,361 Restaurants in Makati
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian, Sushi
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Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Makati, Philippines
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“One of Manila's best Japanese restaurants”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Yes, it is high end. Yes, it will cost you a pretty penny. The place is excellent for holding private meetings and for special occasions. The food is top notch and very fresh. One thing that you should try is to order the dessert from Milky Way. The staff are very friendly and the service is prompt. The place offers valet parking and is walking distance from the Greenbelt shopping mall

  • Visited December 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Quezon City, Philippines
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great Japanese food but also very pricey!”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The food was pretty good, fresh and truly authentic Japanese. However it is also quite expensive. The ambiance of the place needs more updating since it really looks pretty outdated. But for me, the more important thing is the food from this place and it is quite good but very pricey as well.

  • Visited November 2011
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Las Pinas, Philippines
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94 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“The Most Expensive Tonkatsu ever!”
Reviewed August 1, 2012

Tsukiji is the metro's Emperor of Japanese Restaurants. As the name implies, majority of its ingredients are said to be sourced from Tokyo's Tsukiji market and is flown everyday fresh from Japan. This practice plus the expert hands of their chefs make each meal in Tsukiji worth a hundred fold as compared to its fellow Japanese restaurant.

Had the opportunity to dine here as a treat from a business colleague. I ordered a japanese bento set composed of sukiyaki and tonkatsu, which is cost around P900! Wow that is most expensive breaded pork chop I ever had!

Visited February 2012
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Makati, Philippines
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“Japanese Dining at its Finest”
Reviewed May 31, 2012

The rain was heavy and so was the traffic. It was nearing 6 p.m. and the cab could not get through Pasay Road. But the thought of checking Tsujiki was a feast in itself.

Located along Pasay Road (at the back of Greenbelt Residences), Tsukiji is at the 3rd floor of Milky Way ( I forgot the name of the building). The building houses four dining experiences - each caters their own specialty. The Milky Way is an ice-cream parlor (i just read the signage) - there is Circulo, a Thai Resataurant and Tsukiji - an authentic Japanese restaurant.

The meal opened with an array of sushi platter. I love the Tako Sushi. Its freshness is addictive. There was also a clam sushi. The meat is tender and juicy. After feasting on the different sushi preparations - the main course was heavenly. Yako Onigiri are handheld, portable rice balls that are Japan’s equivalent to the sandwich. The golden brown color was so delectable that you would not dare bite it.

I love the Tarabagani or Red King Crab. According to the chef - Tarabagani is caught in Autumn and Winter. It is the most coveted of the commercially sold king crab species, and is the most expensive per unit weight. It was named after the colour it turns when it is cooked rather than the colour of a living animal, which tends to be more burgundy.

We also had the all-time favorite wagyu cooked tenderly perfect. I could not stop myself till I had the last slice. The sukiyaki just made the dinner ended perfectly. It consists of meat (usually thinly sliced beef) which is slowly cooked or simmered at the table, alongside vegetables and other ingredients, in a shallow iron pot in a mixture of soy sauce, sugar, and mirin.

The service is fine. According to the attendant, the place gets crowded on weekends. To get the best service - visit Tsukiji on weekdays.

You will never regret paying high because you will get the value of your money. And the experience is simply amazing.

  • Visited May 2012
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Manila, Philippines
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67 reviews
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“A 4/5 for the food, but not the price”
Reviewed March 2, 2012

I liked Tsujiki for the food and service - the staff have always been very friendly to my young kids. My favourite dishes are their beef teppanyaki and they have a really good crab salad. That said, and without being overly begrudging, I think Tsukiji's is over-priced. fyi - Tsukiji is co-located in the Milky Way building with the well know Spanish restaurant Cirkulo,

Visited November 2011
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