Aomori

North East Square Bldg., 47 Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Aomori
4.0
4.0 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 15 Reviews
  • 10 Recommend
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 9:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6327241952

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 9:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Maureen L.
4.0 Stars

Lots of things I like about this place: location, ambiance, food/main, dessert!

For today, highlight is on their tiramisu. Not your usual melt-in-your-mouth gooey kind, but the softness of the cake layers they used is good enough. The taste of sweetness and the liquor is just the right mix. Best served with coffee! 128076🏼

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Melody T.
2.0 Stars

Eggs ben served on focaccia bread?? Ermmm well that's definitely a first for me! Their Americano was super sour, and their cakes were just not good. Dulce De Leche was just blah! The Flourless Chocolate Cake turned out to be some sort of mousse concoction. We did not finish both slices, yes they were that bad. 128078

The place is very secluded and quiet though, if that's what you're after.

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Jho T.
4.0 Stars

Nice and cozy place. Their Sansrival cake was really worth a try, the sweetness was just right on my rare critical taste. I'll promised to go back and try other menu.12813910084128525127856127860

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Paula C.
4.0 Stars

Loved their green tea macaron! And their blueberry cheesecake was one of the best I've had! :)

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Aeron C.
4.0 Stars

Thanks Yshkael C! 9786

Green apple flavored macaron tastes so great! The chewy chewy goodness, and the flavorful delight. 128537

Very good presentation as well. Box of 6 (choose your own flavor) for P200. 128069

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars

Got their macarons! Yummy! Only 200 pesos for a box of 6. I think it is pretty affordable. Plus! I loved the flavors. The filling oozes out of every bite!! Wished I bought more!

Flavors I recommend: oreo, green apple and chocolate strawberry.

By the way I love their packaging. Get the boxes it is cheaper than buying individual.

Will try more of their food the next time I visit! 128076128076128076128076128076
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Antonio M.
4.0 Stars

Aomori's a Japanese cafe that serves pastries, bread, and coffee. I've been going here for their Macarons though. Grabbed six different flavored ones (black sesame and strawberry filled chocolate are personal favorites) If you're in the area drop by and try a macaron (or six)

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Some unique and yummy Asian flavored Macaron de Paris , tasty pastas, some yummy Japanese breads, interesting specialty food condiments for sale--- all set in nice private cozy venue.

A few days back, I indadvertedly screwed up my schedule and committed to two separate get-together dinners . Good thing, both were set at places conveniently near each other.

Aomori was the venue for the second dinner. I decided that even if I didn't join the actual dinner, I would still make time with this group for dessert.

The place was really nice and cozy. Huge purple and beige wing-back stuffed chairs. Nice interiors. Looked like a fancy tea shop. Pastries were laid out in their chilled counter display. One wall was lined with counters selling bread (baked at their open-pastry kitchen). And a few counters selling gourmet condiments and Japanese treats.

By the time I arrived, my friends just finished dinner and were ordering dessert. Someone had an unfinished plate of Pesto Pasta (too full to finish). I tried a forkful and liked it. their version was creamy, garlicky, and savory.

I opted to try their unique French Macaroon flavors. I ordered the Red Bean and Black Sesame to go with my coffee. Someone ordered Tiramisu for sharing. I liked the Asian-inspired Macaroons. The Red Bean reminded me of a hopia in macaroon form. The Black Sesame was nutty. I liked the cookie cover too. It was slightly crunchy and nicely dense.

The Tiramisu was good. The mascarpone was light with a good level of sweetness. The cake base- spongy with an espresso kick.

I checked their gourmet deli and was surprised that they sold White Truffle Oil. Two variants : one in olive oil and the other sunflower oil. Both made in Australia. I couldnt help but recall that educating exchange with looloo's truffle expert Bam A. Yup , Aomori's truffle oils were synthetic. php 750 each for 100ml. But a good source for truffle lovers (Peach L and Lesley Ardelle E).

I took home more Macaroons. Their packaging is nice. Elegant Japanese boxes. Aside from the two flavors that I liked, I decided to try their Salted Caramel, Blueberry, and Lemon. Although the last 3 flavors were ok, i still prefer Bizu's.

Also took home two kinds of breads--the Cheese Roll and Pork Floss Loaf. The Cheese roll was good but I still prefer Mary Grace and Red Ribbon's. the Pork Floss Loaf---meh. The bread itself was soft and creamy, but the pork floss was tasteless.

I can see now why Jamie Gand Tracy M liked the place. Its a cozy elegant , quiet , secluded place where you could either have private time or hang out with friends. Waiting staff was attentive and courteous. We ended closing the shop.

Will be back for the pasta , their Asian flavored Macaroons and perhaps for some of their deli stuff.

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Jamie G.
4.0 Stars

Spent a good 4 hours in this place with my friends last night. The place was well-lit with cozy couches that if paired with good company, just makes you forget about the time. I swear, and I swear
for Averil I that it seemed like an hour, two tops. The servers were attentive and really accommodating. They didn't make us feel like we were overstaying, ayan... took us 4 whole hours tuloy.

I ordered the Basil Pesto Pasta (P225-ish) and it was great! I loved the pesto, it was light-tasting but it smelled so good. It wasn't satiating. The shrimp was fresh and huge! The serving wasn't too big as well, I was able to finish it all.

I had their Tiramisu after, and i tell you, I'm not a big Tiramisu eater. I usually just stick to the old chocolate cake, but I swapped with Averil because their Chocolate cake was too rich for my taste. Funny, I remember saying I didn't want to get a slice because I was full but I ended up finishing a whole slice by myself! Nakakainis!!:)) B.I. kasi mga kasama ko!! Anyway, going back, the Tiramisu was light! It melted in my mouth, I didn't even realize i emptied my dessert plate! PUGAD BABOY!!!

If this place wasn't so far, I would go back. Will probably bring my mom and her amigas here if i get the chance!

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Tracy M.
4.0 Stars

Found this hidden little gem after dropping by thr Apple Service Center at Northeast Square along Connecticut. It helped that while going up the elevator from the parking lot, you see this beautifully lit display of macarons when you reach the lower ground floor! 1002412856110024

Ordered their choco caramel cake. It was okay, though it was a little too spongy for me. I prefer a certain level of moistness(?) for my cakes. The caramel could use a little more gooeyness, too.

I also bought a box of 6 macarons to go, which weren't bad! The texture/consistency was that of brownies, which is pretty good, though they were a tad too soft and could use a little firmness/chewyness. Just a tiny bit. They had an Oreo flavor which piqued my interest! I shared it with Tricia whom I visited after having my cake, and we agreed that it didn't taste incredibly like Oreos, but it wasn't bad. The best part? Each macaron was only P38! Not bad at all. They have an on-going promo, where a box of 6 macarons (you get to choose flavors) costs P200.

Service wise, I was left unimpressed. I sat down and nobody really offered me a menu even though I was in plain view of all the servers (right by the cashier and the door). I had to stand and get my own menu. It also took a while for my order—a slice of cake and a glass of water—to arrive, which baffled me quite a bit. Why would it take 10 minutes to slice a piece of cake and pour a glass of water? I also didn't like how the staff was kind of "loud". For such a fancy-looking place, it was a bit of a turn off. The "open kitchen" also didn't look much like the kind you enjoy watching, it actually seemed a bit unattractive, but that's just my opinion. It was more like an "exposed kitchen" as opposed to an "open kitchen", if that made any sense. But anyway.

The place looked nice, though! The seats were a mix of deep purple and light gold, all upholstered with velvet, which gave it that posh look. Super comfy, as well. They had chandeliers dangling from the ceiling, and the wall was lined with fancy products, like tea cups and wooden coffee grinders (though I'm not sure if those were for sale?), as well as food and beverage products. The display case for the pastires was also nice to look at.

I'm willing to try this place again for the food! They had pastas, sandwiches, even waffles! Sounds good. Really got the cafe vibe from them.

It's a little too bad they're super hidden! But I guess that's what this review is for, isn't it? I am making you aware of Aomori, now go try it out for yerself! And let me know how the food is, while you're at it. 128516

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Ichi P.
5.0 Stars

Must try! 128077

Full review here: http://chixylove.blogspot.com/2012/02/burp-guide-aomori-macarons.html?m=1

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Jindeh L.
4.0 Stars

I dont know what's spectacular with the place.. I can say its cozy because of their interior. I ordered the tuna waffle meal.. Very typical. Price range would be php150-300 per meal.

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Bo R.
2.0 Stars

The place looked great, but there was no clear concept. On one side, you'll find delicious looking cakes, pastries, macarons and specialty breads. On the opposite side, there are shelves with Japanese grocery items. There's even a corner of the store that has expensive tea sets on display- all for sale. The menu didn't help clarify anything either, offering everything from Filipino breakfast food to Caesar salad with nori.

I decided to order a heavy but slightly healthy lunch for myself: Pan Seared Chicken Fillet with Rice Pilaf.

They served a rather big serving of Pan Seared Chicken fillet with Rice pilaf. Though it was a generous serving, it didn't live up to my expectations. The chicken was quite tough and-on it's own- tasted bland. It was topped with a ginger cream sauce that I didn't really like at first, but it grew on me eventually (probably because eating the chicken with the sauce was better than eating it without). The rice pilaf tasted like plain rice (I don't even know why they bothered) and the asparagus tips (as garnishing) were overcooked. All this disappointment for about P200-P300 a plate.

The macarons and cakes looked really good, but my disappointing main dish discouraged me from wasting any more calories (and cash- as the place is rather pricy) on Aomori. I'm hoping I just ordered the wrong dish and that they have much better dishes in their menu. Don't think I'll be coming back to find out though.

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Mannix R.
5.0 Stars

Food were perfect! I had the Chocolate Fudge cake -- sweetness right on the mark for my sweet tooth. Ordered the Linguine Aglio Olio which tasted great. And finally had yummy Cafe Mocha.

Too bad wasn't able to take pictures 128542 but definitely will be back for more 128522

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Richard G.
5.0 Stars

Aomori Café Boutique

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+Love this place!
+Great food!
+Good service!
+Good ambiance!
+Very Accessible
+Spacious basement parking
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-Kitchen ventilation
-lack of music (thats just me)

Must try:
Eggs benedict
French onion soup
Gambas
Classic spaghetti
Striplion steak
French toast with sausage and eggs
Daing na bangus
Aji-tsuke breads of different flavors

French macarons!

For coffee lovers, try their Key Coffee Original.
Iced or hot.
A UCC Sumiyaki killer!

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