Izakaya Nihonbashitei

1030 Pasay Rd., Makati, Metro Manila

Izakaya Nihonbashitei
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4.5 Stars

121 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 65
  • 4 stars 41
  • 3 stars 13
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 145 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Phone
+6328899733

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Most Recent Reviews

Raisa R.
5.0 Stars

Masarap! Orderin niyo spicy toro sashimi at asari butter clams !

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Will C.
3.0 Stars
2

So after a hard game of basketball were all hungry and this place is just perfect for a late night munch.

I was eyeing the gomoku kamameshi but was told its serving time is around 45 mins, so i had to cancel and order katsu curry and asupara/enoki bacon yakotori instead.

Katsu curry took quite a while before being served like 25 mins so i reckon the kamemeshi is hardly 45 mins but an hour.  All of our orders took a while and it comes in a long interval.

But the curry was ok, not quite as good as coco ichin, the yakitoris were good coz i was really hungry.

Other donburis that my companions order are just so so according to them, sukiyakidon was too sweet and dry.

The place is due for renovation, and cleanliness needs some work too.  I didnt like the cigar scent that envelopes the whole resto.

I had good experience here before but maybe this place was nice of your looking for sushi/sashimi/etc  but not much for donburi's.

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Cholo A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Kristine C.
4.0 Stars

I'm in search for the best maki/sashimi place in Manila. So far my favorite Is in Hanako. I'm crazy about their Tuna Spicy Crunch. In Nihonbashitei they have Tori Spicy Yaki (same component with hanako) but this one killed hanako! The tuna is super fresh and sweet. the spicy mix mayo of it is just right to blow your mind. they have sesame seeds around it that brings a roasted feeling of the maki. Definitely on top of my list! (so far)

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Crissy B.
5.0 Stars

This branch is infinitely better than the other Makati branch I visited last February! The last time I went kasi, the servers were not attentive, it smelled pretty bad and felt musty, and the food was mediocre. This branch, however, delivered solid food and I can't stop thinking about it. 128517

I got one of the bento boxes, and I finished everything in it. And I don't usually do that kasi I sometimes find some flavors too exotic hahaha. The salmon sashimi also had a great buttery texture and the pieces were THICK. And I got to sample some tonkatsu curry from my sister (huge serving!!!!!), and it was how I want my curry to taste.

I hope the closer branch (Morato) has the same quality! 128539128553

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Milags M.
4.0 Stars

Maraming pagpipilian na pagkain. I Loved the food, they had huge servings and very affordable pa! Ambiance was okay, pero medyo mukhang luma na. But the service was fast!

Will come back here again to try their curry and next time may pictures na. 128522

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars
4

Spent dinner tonight at Nihinbashitei. For employees working in Makati, this had to be one of the most famous Japanese Restaurants along Arnaiz. Popular for it's authentic Jap Food and ambiance, it's impossible to miss this out if you love Japanese cuisine!

I've been here many times already. And I keep coming back for the quality of their sushi! Went back tonight just to spend a quick dinner date with my boyfriend.

1. Miso Soup P50
Grabe the serving is really huge! A lot of people have said na sobrang sulit dito because of their big serving. Though procy ang food sulit naman and busog talaga! Share pa kami ng boyfriend ko in one order.

2. Toro Spicy Maki P250
THIS IS A MUST TRY. It's a Spicy Tuna Maki with a tempura crust on top. It's not super spicy naman and may lasa yung spiciness, hindi siya blunt. And freshly served you'll even see the chef preparing it.

3. Beef Teppan Yaki P280
128591🏻 Love the Teppan Yaki. Ang lambot ng meat, and one order is good for 2-3 already. Ang laki talaga ng serving. Sobrang authentic lang ng lasa and pagkaluto! 128076🏻

4. Calamansi Juice P50

Overall Rating: 4/511088
Don't go here during lunch or dinner time especially if you are bringing a car with you. Laging puno yung place and maraming nakapark. Ever since i've known this restaurant never nagkachance na walang tao as in sobrang lakas nila! Mostly executives yung customers and big time people. They also have private rooms where you can smoke, and a lot of big groups spend reunions here.

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Kevinross B.
4.0 Stars

I'm not very fond of Japanese food so I can't really explain how good (or bad) my experience was. But here's what we ordered.

127860Seafood Ramen - The soup was almost like lomi. I wasn't that happy with it and also the noodles wasn't my type. It was like pansit canton. The serving is very big though. It's good for 4 given that you guys order something else.

127860Tepanyaki beef - this I liked. The flavor was really good and it had some veggies like bean sprout cooked with it. I recommend ordering this

127860Kimchi - This was good too. My dad loves kimchi and he liked it to.

127860California maki - I really don't eat maki, but this time i was tempted and I actually enjoyed it. Again, i'm no Japanese food expert, but i think the maki was big for one bite. 128517

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Carlos S.
4.0 Stars
3

Salmon sashimi, spicy toro and salmon maki. Great value! Always a favorite

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Julliene A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

Were craving for authentic japanese food but were also conscious of our pockets so we decided to had dinner here.

Im order their chirashi zushi which is really good at only 350. And if your into more squid, mackarel and roe, just ordere their special one with additional 150. But in good with the ordinary one. Also order their yakitori, 1 stick cost around 50 that comes in 3 pcs. Their miso soup is just ok. Gyozo is also good. While their steam clams is somewhat okay but i wouldnt order it again.

But again this is a great place for sushi, sashimi and yakitori. 128522

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Reann G.
4.0 Stars

Price: ✅
Food Quality: ✅
Venue: ✅

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Jon-erik P.
4.0 Stars

Finally, one of my favorite Japanese restaurant finally reopened after weeks of renovation. The interior layout is still the same. They made improvements on their kitchen, changed their airconditioning into ceiling casette type among others.

I'm not a fan of sushi so my usual order would be their big sized california maki, gyoza, ankake ramen (which can be shared by four people). In addition to that I ordered tonkatsu. I love that it comes with different side dishes, miso soup and ice coffee.

One of the most affordable japanese restaurants with good food and big servings.

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Sam T.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Kathryna d.
5.0 Stars

Sushi heaven. Sushi nirvana. Sushi paradise. 127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843127843

Honestly I am a sushi convert. I've never been a fan of raw fish. I used to be one of those who only ordered California Maki for their sushi cravings. The horror.

Now, I almost always want to eat here whenever I want to eat Japanese. My favorite dishes are:

Spicy Toro Tuna/Salmon Maki
- This is the superstar. This is the Michael Jordan of Nihonbashitei. Even if you're not a fan of spicy food, please give this dish a try.

Chicken Teriyaki
- They just cook this right. The chicken skin is cooked until some parts are crispy. I love the blending of charred flavors and the sweet teriyaki sauce.

Gyoza
- This can be eaten on its own or with a cup of rice. Their sauce is pretty good!

The prices are relatively cheap for the servings and the superb quality of the food. Sometimes their staff are inattentive because of the large volumes of people dining in. But, I fully understand them and I always see that they are trying their best to be of service to everyone who needs it. So make sure you leave tips because they work until late.

This is my go to place for authentic Japanese food, take note that as of November 15, 2015 their branch near Park Square is closed for renovations.

Adios! 128111

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Binky B.
5.0 Stars

Sit at the bar if you don't want to wait! Their sushi/sashimi is really fresh with huge servings - I wasn't able to finish my order of Spicy Salmon Maki, and that's saying something coming from me. I also really enjoyed their katsu curry! Their curry is something else. I found myself eating just the sauce with rice and not even noticing na wala nang kasamang katsu hahaha! 10/10 would recommend 128571

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars

Nihon is my favorite Japanese restaurant evaaaaaah 128150
The Spicy Salmon Maki tasted great, as usual. Tried the Chicken Katsu and ang sarap din niya! It was light and crispy. One thing I like about this branch is that it has vallet parking!

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Jeric D.
5.0 Stars

All time favorite!

Food quality 128076128076
Can't wait for their qc branch to open

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Trina A.
4.0 Stars

One of the best japanese restaurants i Makati 128077

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Airah E.
3.0 Stars

Celebrated my birthday with Japanese! Honestly, this place needs a makeover. It's falling apart. I felt like was at a carinderia. I didn't get reservations, but luckily there was a table at the non-smoking area. We were a party of 6 people and I ordered way too much food. 128517 Everything we got was delicious, but I particularly enjoyed the Salmon Spicy Sashimi and Salmon Spicy Maki we ordered. I don't really eat sashimi (because raw fish lol), but because of that particular dish I was converted. 128541 The fish was beautifully soft and sort of melts in your mouth, and the flavors are unreal. I didn't think I was eating fish, which is a bonus because I don't eat fish too much. Everyone also loved the Ankake Ramen, Tempura, Beef Wagyu and the assorted Bacon Kushiyakis. This place would've been awesome had they not charged my atm card 2x for our bill. 128529 They deducted an extra 5k to my account and I had to call my card provider to complain and subsequently file a report. Sobrang hassle lang. 128548 The restaurant said one charge was voided, but until now it hasn't appeared on my online transactions list. Wtf guys. I'm not made of money. I would've given this place 1 star but I loved their food. Less 2 stars for the interiors and the card debacle.

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