Izakaya Kikufuji

2277 Chino Roces Ave., Little Tokyo, Makati, Metro Manila

Izakaya Kikufuji
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252 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 142
  • 4 stars 84
  • 3 stars 17
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 7
  • 332 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 5:30p - 10:30p
Phone
+6328937319

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:30p - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 1:30p
    • 5:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Denise Dominique A.
5.0 Stars
3

My Favorite Japanese Restaurant!! Shake Don, Spicy Tuna, Tempura, Salmon Sashimi and don't forget to order their Iced Coffee 10084

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
4

Back to my favorite Japanese resto in Little Tokyo. So glad the we are quickly seated as soon as we arrived. This place is jampack at past 6pm. We are seated at their bar, its a privilege to see the yummiest stuff being prepared.

Its just me and my date. So wag kayong judgemental, if medyo madami. We had:

127884Nana Ten Mori (P980) 7 kinds of assorted sashimi. It has salmon, tuna, hamatchi, mackerel, and the rest... I don't really know but all of it is good!

1278842 sticks of Gyu Kushi (P125) itsa skewered grilled wagyu beef cubes. Its a best seller! Still melts in my mouth.

127884Spicy Maguro Maki (P240) its a apicy tuna roll. This one is too much, i just love the spicy maguro on the top, the rolled rice is quite heavy for me to swallow.

127884Soft Shell Crab Salad - this is the consequence of being seated at their bar. We didn't see this in the menu, we ordered its because its beautiful and its a soft shell crab! And beneathe it is spicy salmon salad. This is a must try.♥️

Place: its has this vintage Japan"feels"

Service: since this place is quite busy, with number of customers, you need to wait for the server. But its ok. Hot or cold tea is served upon ordering

Price: quite pricey, but food is of quality. Its reasonably priced.

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars
6

Brought bf and a friend here. Quite crowded but we were accommodated immediately. Bf only wanted ebi tempura, the friend only ordered curry and some sashimi. 128530 Obviously, they were not in the mood to order so I took charge and ordered my favorites. 128514

As soon as the orders came in, they started digging in. They both started to say "sarap", my friend even told me it's the best sashimi he had ever tasted. 10084️ So happy they ended up loving the food and the restaurant. 100841008410084

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Foodcrawl P.
5.0 Stars
6

I never fail to visit Izakaya Kikufuji in Little Tokyo everytime I am in Makati.

Classic Favorites
• Gyu Kushi (Wagyu Cubes)
• Special California Maki
• Sashimi Platter
• Grilled Bacon-wrapped Asparagus

It's an authentic Japanese restaurant that serves the freshest seafood.

Long queue may be avoided at the back end, formerly the smoking area. Parking can be secured at Makati Cinema Square when all areas are full.

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars
6

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Mars G.
5.0 Stars

This special california maki made me forgive and forget the waiting time at Kikufuji. So beautiful I did not want to mess up the sushi roll so attempted to one bite this bad boy (oops,that sounded dirty). The result? Party in my mouth + borderline choking + locked jaw moment. Unforgettable.

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Kaye O.
3.0 Stars
3

Great food; spicy tuna was the best 🤘🏻but I swear they have the worst service and if you're lucky enough, your food gets a free lengthy inedible hair. #justsaying

We got the following food:

Gindara - soft and tasty
Salmon - soft and best with calamansi and chili
Spicy Tuna - the best so far
Chicken Teriyaki - it was bland. It tasted like steamed chicken withoyt teriyaki sauce. It wasn't marinated well.
Tonkatsu - didn't get to taste hehe
Ebi Tempura - omg!!! This was the worst. With regards to taste; ut was okay but service??? It was the last one to be served. It was served at 1:26pm, we got to kikufuji at 11:45am. we ordered our food at 12noon. More than an hour for tempura, really? My poor fiancé ate last. We we're all done eating and enjoying our iced coffee already while he was just starting to eat. 128542 good thing he had spicy tuna. That saved him.

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
10

BACK AT IZAKAYA KIKUFUJI WITH THE BF, THE COUSIN, AND THE COUSIN'S BF!! #DoubleDating 128107128107

It's my first time going here for lunch and was so surprised to discover that (1) mas mura ang lunch kesa dinner! Like legit mas mura and sulit! 128076🏼and (2) If you're still waiting for a table and too inip na, there are 2 Japanese grocery stores within Little Tokyo. A lot of unique, cool, and weird Japanese stuff. 128518

Anyway, after going around Little Tokyo and waiting for almost 30 minutes we were finally able to get a table and since we're all hungry, we kind of over ordered (we're supposed to eat ramen after this stop kasi foodcrawl nga dapat but..... 128563128563).

127860 FOOD 127860

SPICY TUNA MAKI (or the Spicy Salmon Maki/Sashimi) is a must must order for me. So good and they're generous with the spicy tuna/salmon. Whenever I get to eat this, I feel super happy. Happy food. 128155

GYU-KUSHI. Another must! 127842 Don't expect legit wagyu but this is pretty good. Tasty and tender.

TUNA NIGIRI. 127843 It's my first time ordering this here and was surprised with how pretty this was. Just rice and tuna - that simple yet it looks so appetizing and the tuna, really fresh. Not only was it so good looking, it was also very yummy! 128525

Lunch Sets 127857127835
- PORK KATSUDON. Ony enjoyed eating this and almost forgot to share this with us! 128518 The pork was tender and the sauce was tasty.
- PORK TONKATSU. Just like the pork katsudon, this was also good. Not dry and it was fried well.
- BEEF TEPPANYAKI. Yummy! We liked the tender and tasty beef and the oh so generous veggies underneath. Sarap! 🤤

All lunch sets are served with rice, a mini sashimi (tuna or salmon), side salad/veggies (yasai itame and shredded cabbage salad), and a really good iced coffee (hindi nescafe 3-in-1 hahaha! 128540128514). Sulit diba diba??!!!! 128077🏼

Btw, we finished everything. I have no idea HOW and WHY but we finished all haha! "Over ordered" our faces hahaha! 128514128563

Food was good but SERVICE was bad. Maybe because the place was packed so the servers were all so hard to call. They all looked stressed and exhausted.

We had to get water on our own (as in lapitan na sila sa kitchen area mismo) because if not, mabubulunan kami. 128528 Also, it felt like they were trying to avoid looking at the customers para di lang mautusan or matawag. 🤔

Oh well. Go here for the food but don't expect good customer service. You're lucky pag nasa mood sila or artista ka. During our visit, may artista, and guess what, they were all so nice sakanya. 🙄 hahahayzz! 4 stars pa rin because MASARAP! 128518128540

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Sandy V.
5.0 Stars
3

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
10

BACK HERE AFTER XXXXX MONTHS AND I'M SOO HAPPY!!!!!!! 128525128525128525128525128525128525 Ordered all the items we want and as expected, THEY WERE ALL SO GOOD AND MADE US SUPER HAPPY! It somehow made me and my officemates forget about work, the stress and the deadlines!!! 128521128588🏼

128154128154 SPICY TUNA MAKI (240) - I love salmon more than tuna but this was super good! Next time, I'll get the spicy tuna sashimi since I don't like rice haha 128523

128154128154 SPICY SALMON SASHIMI (380) - not bad for 380 pesos because you get a lot of fresh spicy salmon sashimi! Really good! Loved the crunchy tempura flakes and since I want spicy food, I added more chili powder to make it spicier! Ahhh sarap! 128553128069

AGEDASHI TOFU - I love tofu but I just don't like the super soft version, like this one, parang taho ☹️ haha but my officemate liked this! 🤔

128154128154 GYU KUSHI - WAGYU CUBES FTW!!! Tender and tasty! Sarap! 125 pesos = 4 pcs. 128588🏼

ZARU SOBA - first time to try this and it was pretty good. Weird but tasty. 128517

Service was just okay. Servers weren't that nice and accommodating. But oh well. Buti masarap! 128514 And also, yay because no ipis this time! 128518🤗

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars

Of course, their wagyu cubes will always be the best (if not, one of the best). The downside is that it really takes quite a while before they get to serve your food.

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Emily T.
4.0 Stars
2

I liked it.

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Chili G.
4.0 Stars
4

So, because of a last minute meet up with a buyer, we are back at kikufuji. As usual dapat urashemiya pero the buffet pala was only for 45mins? Parang bitin? Anyways headed over to kikufuji and we were seated at the bar. We were there around 6PM.
Didn't want to try new stuff anymore so I got the spicy tuna na nag mahal na! It's now 380 per order! 4 sticks of wagyu cubes at 125/stick, a bowl of rice and ebi tempura. Hubby was a bit bitin with the order so he got the regular California maki.
The tuna arrived first thankfully cos the other orders took a while especially the wagyu cubes. D ko gets why it always takes so long 🙄 our tempura and tuna were almost finished by the time it arrived. It was good as expected, matagal Lang talaga. And I also got their iced coffee which was pretty good for only php60.
Total bill was around 1500 (eep!). Service was better than last time TG but yeah I think we need to find an alternative to this resto na talaga.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
7

I've been hearing great things about this resto and was so happy that my sister treated us here for her birthday. She said lunch time is the best for the choices they offer in their menu. We ordered several dishes most of the set meals include spicy tuna salad, iced coffee, miso soup and a lot more. Set meals ranges from 4++ to 6++ fairly affordable for the number of inclusions per set.

Parking can be a hassle though. It's pretty limited so park elsewhere.

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Warren T.
5.0 Stars
2

my default resto in makati, try the chirashi don and the legendary gyukushi (beef cubes). lunch time is always full house because of their affordable set menu with appetizers and dessert. yesterday we took a chance to have seats. if you are a big group it is better if you have an advance reservation 1 week in advance. 128076

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Faye M.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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April V.
5.0 Stars

Spicy cruncu tuna is a must try. Worth every penny 128516

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Melody T.
3.0 Stars

Lots of raves on their wagyu beef cubes and I felt like my one hour waiting to be seated was not worth it! :( They came out burnt pa. :(

I had to endure waiting in the smoking area because they couldn't seat us at the non-smoking because we are a party of 15 and the line for the non-smoking was super long. I found the other dishes to be just okay, nothing exceptional and not something I'd go back to. Sayang ang travel to makati lol

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars
10

So it's my sister's birthday and we decided to celebrate it here.

We reserved a room for 15 persons. Got 2 orders for each dish.

Spicy maguro salad128032🥗
Spicy maguro sushi128032127845
Beef wagyu sticks128002 - ordered 15 sticks
Chicken teriyaki128019
Pork tonkatsu 128022
Chicken katsudon127831
California maki special
Noodles (forgot what it's called) 128517127836
Kani salad🦀🥗
Mix tempura 127844127814128032128025

Everything was deliiiish128525128525128525128079🏻128079🏻128079🏻128079🏻

Total: almost 10k, not bad we were all so full plus a lot to take home. 128076🏻

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Monique L.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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