Isogi by Kai

G/F San Antonio Plaza, McKinley Rd., Forbes Park, Makati, Metro Manila

Isogi by Kai
3.9
4.0 Stars

37 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 10
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 0
  • 39 Reviews
  • 11 Recommend
  • 37 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 2:00a
Phone
+6327575210

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:00a

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Maureen S.
3.0 Stars

Had to take a quick picture as we were hungry 128561
Since I've tried Kai in Greenbelt 5 and loved it, Mark O and I decided to eat here.

We had tempura (just ok but becomes annoying after the first piece 128528), soft-shell crab sushi roll (quite good) and Australian prime rib eye (yummy although a bit salty). Overall, I do like their food but they weren't as good as Kai is plus the service wasn't notable either.

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Uael C.
5.0 Stars

Highly recommended place for a private lunch or a stress free date. Superior quality of japanese food with a burst of savoury in every bite. I love the corn tempura and the rib eye teppan. Despite of its private and snobbish appeal, the price is cheap! A local forbes jewel indeed! :)

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Raffy G.
3.0 Stars

I went back to Isogi for the third time last night. I decided to check the reviews of other diners and see whether I would agree. There were reviews that found the entrees expensive. On the contrary, I found most of the entrees to be very reasonably priced, although indeed, they were very small servings. But when you get to be super seniors like us, you don't tend to eat very much anymore. So, I found even the small servings big enough to share between two people. The Ebi Tempura was good. They even changed the dish where they put the tempura sauce to something big enough for you to be able to dip the shrimp in the sauce unlike the first time we went there. And the Uni Sashimi was sumptuous, we couldn't finish it. Ditto with the beef teppanyaki. So, overall, the food was okay. What is lacking in this Ricco Ocampo resto is the type of service that Kai was known for. The waiters and servers at Isogi don't smile!! And a male waiter doesn't know the word courtesy. He doesn't say sir or mam. Or maybe he believes he doesn't have to. But when you have Nanten at the nearby Polo Club, or Mogu at Serendra, where the servers smile and are courteous, where would you go next time?

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Anthony Paul U.
5.0 Stars

Food was great price was a bit high. Location is ok good thing parking is free hehehe

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Barbara d.
5.0 Stars

Pictured here is one of the tastiest (& veg-friendly too!) burgers I've had the pleasure of eating..the portabello mushroom burger, which comes with a side of shoe string piknik style fries, sweet potato wedges, & a piece or two of Yardbird HK inspired corn tempura. Also ordered it with a side of truffle ketchup to make it even more fancy!

Didn't expect I'd discover an awesome burger in a japanese restaurant. 128076

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Leanne J.
4.0 Stars

It's a small small Jap Resto in San Antonio plaza near Sanctuario San Antonio in Forbes makati, with probably only 6-8 tables. We just went there for a snack and ordered their tuna sashimi pizza. I'll definitely be going back there again to try out their other dishes.

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Rogier v.
4.0 Stars

Beautiful presentation! Chirashi looked (see picture) and tasted, very nice. Sushi platter good, too. My daughter had a burger with mini fries which also looked and tasted great.

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Riza M.
5.0 Stars

Spicy tuna maki is just the best!

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Late post ... One of my late dinner out with friends ... Never fails to satisfy

Chicken + Saba + chawan mushi +veggies & shiitake mushroom+Miso soup+Rice bento +cold house tea+me with a full full tummy & a happy smile

Foods always fresh, servers friendly, just that place is too small & always pack

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Ambience ✳️✳️✳️ too crowded
Value ✳️✳️✳️ price a little steep & food not for sharing
Parking ✳️✳️✳️ hard during lunch & dinner hours
Toilet ✳️✳️✳️✳️ outside but clean & air conditioned

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Tinsh R.
5.0 Stars

Hands down to the best umami wagyu burger. Felt sinful topping it with foie gras but I'd say it was worth each and every calorie. Also had their eel and avocado roll plus prawns and scallop dynamite. Both were distinct and were a hit on their own.

I don't mind getting lunch and dinner at Isogi everyday. Not exaggerating.

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Rica J.
3.0 Stars

Enjoyed their spicy tuna tartare. :-)
Taste 110881108811088
Value for money 110881108811088

Service wasn't stellar. The place wasn't that big and there were 3 of them already, but they still weren't as alert and quick as they should be.

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Cat d.
3.0 Stars

Ordered the pork belly bento box for dinner last week. It came with grilled tofu and sautéed haricot vert and baby carrots, chawan mushi and rice. For the price it was okay. Nothing great. I should have gotten the burger instead! Oh well.

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Carlo L.
2.0 Stars

Fake Japanese food with a fast food feel (and smell).

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Natalia A.
3.0 Stars

Finally a Japanese Resturant in my village! The food in Isogi is very good but most of their portions are small.

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Denise C.
5.0 Stars

Definitely one of our favorite dinner places. Their wagyu rice + foie gras teppan is genius! I love that you can put that foie gras anywhere. It's like a levelled up version of KFC's "cheesify and baconize". Haha!

Wagyu burger was pretty good but it could've been bigger. (Takaw ko) I added foie gras teppan on that too. Love those thinly cut fries with wasabi powder.

The place is really cramped though. Oh, and I'm so iffy with their signage which looked like a grade school classroom sign. Paper cut-out letters and all. LOL. Wish they put more thinking to that. Branding is key!

But the best part about Isogo?.. NO CORKAGE!!!! We got ourselves a bottle of red from Rustan's. (Yayyy Rustan's for having Monkey Bay red wine!) the servers even brought out a chilling bucket and wine glasses. I LOVE IT. I'd probably go back to Isogi for that and maybe 3 orders of foie teppan. Haha!

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Stephanie L.
4.0 Stars

A small casual Japanese place near my area! The chirashi bento wasn't so bad for the price considering it came with miso soup, salad, and chawanmushi. 128077

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Erica N.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Bianca S.
2.0 Stars

I really love to eat at kai in gb5 and when I heard about Isogi i was eager to try it. Finally I got the chance but was disappointed. We ordered Umami wagyu burger - normal burger but the beef was tender; uni pasta - was really bad; rainbow roll - was good but not great. Thinking if I should go back and try the other dishes, hopefully I won't get disappointed again :(

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Clarisse E.
4.0 Stars

This is a japanese diner owned by the same chef/owner of Kai. Interiors are small and simple with dark marble walls, and awesome round lamps that use Edison bulbs. (I 10084️ The lamps.) The peg is "hole-in-the-wall" for Forbes Park. Hahahaha. Peace!!
We usually eat the umami wagyu burger. It is small but packs a wallop in taste. Super malasa without the umay. Kaya nga umami ang name. It comes with shoe string potatoes made in house and corn popcorn (not really popcorn but corn kernels dipped in batter then deep fried). I like this burger more than the foie gras burger in Lusso. Because I feel foie gras is wasted on burgers and should be eaten as simply as possible. The burger here is so good, I'm willing to force my husband to shell out almost 400 Php for it. That's 10084

The other must-try dish is the portobello mushroom burger. I make decent portobello mushroom burgers at home, and I've eaten good ones at other restos, but this is DA BOMB. 128163128163128163 I may even prefer this to the super Sarap umami wagyu burger. The portobello mushroom has a (secret-unknown-I can't discern what it is) crust on top of it. This makes it taste like the wagyu burger. You gotta try it go believe bit. Again, it is pricey. As I said, pang Forbes Park. But soooo malinamnam!

The last fave dish is the raw tuna pizza (or pizette?). It has a super thin crust (tortilla or just tortilla-like), topped with a teriyaki tasting sauce (but not exactly teriyaki), japanese mayo, some vegetable (leek?), and tuna sashimi. Great appetizer!

Oh, despite my comments about pricey-ness of this place, the bento boxes are super sulit.

Okay this is my last review for the night. Time to get some 128164128164128164128164. Sweet dreams looloo. I'm officially addicted.

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Angelique Cara E.
4.0 Stars

I believe they are the only japanese resto that serves grilled hamachi head, which my lola and lolo loves. Their reason for frequently dining here.

The servings are in small plates. But for someone who loves eating varieties, i really dont mind the small plated dishes. It gives me a lot of space in my tumtum to fill up with different dishes.

Highlight of the night: my very first hokaido "scallop" sashimi. 5 slices. shared this along with the tuna sashimi & spicy tuna sushi.

I like having chawan mushi if it's available. Then for my main course that night: ebi tempura and wagyu fried rice.

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