Hamaru

The Food Hive, 80 Visayas Ave., Visayas, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Hamaru
3.9
4.0 Stars

12 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 5
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 12 Reviews
  • 2 Recommend
  • 12 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 12:00p - 12:00a
Phone
+6327728582

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 12:00p - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Julie L.
4.0 Stars
5

I’ve heard good things about this restaurant and they were right about it. The theme of the resto had a modern Japanese speakeasy vibe. In terms of price it’s a bit pricey but worth it because of the quality of food and serving size.

Here’s what we had:
Salmon Sashimi (Php310) for 5 thick slices of salmon. It would have been sulit if it were 6 or 7.
Ebi Tempura (Php315) huge shrimp pieces and we can tell it was fresh too plus it was cooked perfectly. Served ala cart though so order extra rice if necessary 128517
Spicy Oyako Poppersdo (Php250) it was huge! I had to share it cause I won’t be able to finish it.
Black Katsu Curry (Php320) it was flavorful in every bite. It was mostly meat. Yum!
Asahi Superdry (Php150) perfect pair with tempura.

They also offer weekday happy hour. Different offer per day. So better check their Facebook out.

Only issues I had were:
- cash basis only
- it was warm inside (they need to regulate their AC to maximize the space)
- limited parking space, make sure to visit during off peak hours

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Therese Yvan L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Chizbun - Cherrie P.
5.0 Stars
4

A taste of Hamaru's makimono makes you feel like you're tasting the ocean in every bite. I am not kidding, it is that fresh. I have enjoyed Japanese food for years now, and Hamaru certainly makes me want to buy a ticket to Japan. But you don't need to travel far to experience authentic Japanese makimono and sushi. Just head on to The Food Hive in Tandang Sora and you'll feel like you're in cosmopolitan Japan. You might think Hamaru seemed out of place in a food park installation, however, it does give a high-end feel to the place. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the food park is a haven for quality sumptious Japanese food fare.

I personally loved the Hamaru Soft Shell Crab Roll - fried soft shell crab and mango, topped with more crab meat tossed in aligue mayo and tobiko. You would think it's just a normal maki but once that crunchy surprise of the soft shell crab hits you, you're hooked!

Another roll I loved is the Ryujin Dragon God of the Sea Roll - fried tiger prawns, salmon and tuna with gojuchang mayo and yuzu, topped with avocado slivers and yummy shitake tempura. I seldom eat avocado but this made the roll quite balanced in flavor and texture. I was hoping for seconds for the Ryujin!

They also serve alcohol which I think perfectly goes well with their sushi rolls. Both the Honey and Lime Highball and the Classic Suntory Kakubin Highball were a hit with the foodies.

Hamaru not only serves food and drinks, they also serve a bit of culture with occasional band performances and spoken word poetry gigs. For their location, I must say Hamaru will not just flourish as a go-to place for yakitori and sushi but also as a watering hole/bar for millenials looking for a more upscale kind of fun.

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Crichelle F.
3.0 Stars

i love kushiyaki or anything with skewer. that's why i love going to izakaya's and kushiyaki places. this restaurant is promising but not really liking the kushiyaki here cause they're paired with diff sauces and purée.i didnt enjoy it.

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
10

Beautiful food, and artful drinks! Hamaru is a hidden gem in Quezon City. Their seafood is fresh and prepared with very skilled hands, making food that is both pleasing to the eyes and palate.

My favourite was the oyster motoyaki - inspite the amount of toppings on the oyster, the meat was still the star. It was perfectly seasoned and baked. The rolls are also worth a mention - most of them a fusion of flavours, but still very much Japanese.

Whether you're looking for a quiet place to have lunch with family, or drinks with friends at night, Hamaru is definitely something to consider.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
6

Food-park have a bad impression on me so when I found out that this appetizing IG feed from a Japanese resto was in a food-park I was really had my doubt about it but when a friend of mine traveled all the way from the south to try out something new in QC and suggested this I have just to go.

Hamaru is located in Visayas ave FoodHyve Food-park. It is located in the most inner part of the park and its air conditioned. Yey!!! The interior was promising a Japanese kind of bar looking. Their menu are mostly Yakitori, Kushiyaki and sushi. 1st we tried out this must try recommendation from pepper.ph, the Tofu Pocket. It was like a tuna salad inside a tofu pocket. It was a beauty and tasted lovely. Just was kind of hard to think how to start eating it hehe. For the other dish we got the Kawa Yaakitori (Chicken Skin), Butabara Kushiyaki (Pork Belly), US Beef Intestine Kushiyaki and Tsukune Shiso (Chicken Meatball). The chicken skin was good but I like it more on the crispy end. The butabara was lovely and delicious. The intestine was branded so highly but for me it tasted typical isaw. I still prefer Sarsa's Isaw hehe. The meatball was also good love it dipped in the raw egg.

Overall I love the place but still can do some improvement. Can't wait to comeback to try their Matcha Beer!

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Negative Blogger V.
1.0 Stars

Wasted our time going there. Reserved a slot at booky for 6pax and called them three times to make sure that we are seated at the ground floor because there are seniors with us who couldn't climb the stairs anymore. They confirmed and even called back to make sure our request was done. So we travelled for one hour from manila to visayas ave. just to celebrate father's day in advance there. To our horror, when we came in there are no seats available! Imagine wasting our time and effort to go there. The seniors are very tired already and the whole father's day experience is ruined. Never coming back to this place again!

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Mimbi E.
5.0 Stars

So far everything I ordered was very good. I hope they keep it up. There's a long wait though for the orders.

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Manila E.
4.0 Stars
6

Family and I had our lunch earlier and we have been happily the first group to be seated. Restaurant crew are friendly and it's a huge plus food orders were served fast, perhaps since our group of 4 are the first to dine there.

Must try: Oyster Motoyaki (3 pieces)

Orher things we tried:
Crab Roll
Tofu Pocket
Chicken Poppers
Ebi Tempura

Yakitori picks:
Negima
Yotsumi
Tebasaki
Sunagimo

We spent an average of P500/head. Food was delicious and family had a great time. Not to mention interior was well done, but probably ambience would be better if management considers a playlist that match the theme of the restaurant. John Meyer is cool, but a modern pick of Japanese songs might be a good alternative. I would go back and hopefully bring a date next time!

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Gracielle R.
5.0 Stars
4

Yakitori & sushi 100841008410084️ Food is pricey - spent 900+ for all but it was super duper good!!!

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Yogo and Cream c.
4.0 Stars
5

First, we had the OYSTER MOTOYAKI, PHP 195 (or USD 3.89). This is reminiscent of what we tried before at Ninyo Fusion Wine & Louge. The difference is that this is more affordable plus these baked oyster babies has a cauliflower puree and chili-garlic mayo. Who knew it would work so well?

Bite size oyster meats were enveloped in the umami tasting puree. Slurping it was easy because of how it was prepared. It also has a very satisfying taste that made us think we can pile a lot of those shells in just one seating. Provided, of course, we have the budget for it.

We usually have chicken intestine, but seldom to never have we eaten US beef intestine. Let alone one that is cooked perfectly for us.

The char grilled US BEEF INTESTINE, PHP 115 (or USD 2.29) has a nice chewy texture. And the added truffle oil and pickled onions deepened its flavor that made the skewer already good by itself.

Finally, we had the RYUJIN "DRAGON GOD OF THE SEA" ROLL, PHP 480 (or USD 9.57) a beautifully plated maki roll that has tiger prawns, salmon, tuna, and avocado.

I honestly dislike dishes with avaocado. However, upon eating a hearty piece, the different fresh flavors of the seafood were strong so I loved it. I'll only eat more avocado dishes if it's as well executed as this roll.

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars
5

I thought it was OK.

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