Izakaya Nihonbashitei

Vizio Bldg., 281 Tomas Morato Ave. cor. Sct. Castor St., Tomas Morato, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Izakaya Nihonbashitei
3.2
3.0 Stars

36 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 6
  • 1 star 5
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 2:00a
Phone
+6324415395

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Mimbi E.
2.0 Stars

Service sucked big time. You have to call the servers attention around 3 times before they attend to you. Not coming back!

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April H.
2.0 Stars
2

#latepost

Unfortunately, I'm ready to give up on Nihonbashitei's Tomas Morato branch. We were encouraged to come back when we noticed improvements to their service on a previous visit. However our most recent visit earlier this year was less than satisfactory. The service reverted back to their soft opening days-- makes it worse actually... The bill took sooooooooooo long to come. Plus, the katsudon that I tried was super dry. Arid levels. Skip it, seriously. Kakatamad to take pics of it.

On the bright side, I loved their Spicy Salmon roll, much more than the Spicy Toro roll...10084

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Diego S.
4.0 Stars
7

A LESS CHOLESTEROL DINER ON DECEMBER 26 AFTER ALL MEAT MEAL BEFORE AND DURING DEC. 25 , I HOPE IT HELPS SOMEHOW .?

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Geetan R.
1.0 Stars

Food was too salty, service sucked big time!!!

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Hydz T.
3.0 Stars
3

Food was great except for the service! So sloooowww... 128542 this was my 2nd time. 1st was soft opening.. it's forgivable, but now? With few customers? Disappointing.. i also heard 2 customers are complaining their ebi tempura still not served.

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Rhency L.
4.0 Stars

Good food. You'll get your money's worth. Spicy toro roll is highly recommended. Service needs to improve though. We waited too long for the bill to come.

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Kristina E.
3.0 Stars

First time to have eaten Chiriashi in my entire life so I'm not a Chiriashi expert, but my box/plate came a little dry at the bottom and not fresh anymore there (weird). The rice was good and had fair amount of sake taste to compliment the cuts.

Ambiance was fairly nice and clean. Parking is easy and available. Staff were really nice but processing receipts take time.

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EJ M.
3.0 Stars
7

Celebrated the birthday of my brothers here in Izakaya Nihonbashitei. Both of them, and my sister who's out of the country, are all June celebrants, and since we really loved our experience in Japan, they decided to treat us all in this much talked about Jap resto.

Nihonbashitei in Tomas Morato has 2 floors, the second being a lot bigger, and it reminded us so much about authentic Jap restos back in Japan. Their interiors really make you feel the Japanese ambience. They also offer private rooms where you can dine the Japanese way - of sitting down on the floor.

We ordered a lot. Libre eh! 128514 I had the set meal that includes miso soup and rice - the Ume Bento. This one's real big! It includes fresh salad, pork tonkatsu, grilled mackerel, tuna sashimi, egg, tofu with sauce, steamed veggies, and sour cucumber. Everything was very tasty. I personally liked the steamed veggies, super malinamnam. The sour cucumber (I don't know what it's called) was the pantanggal umay and it also tasted good.

My brother ordered the much bigger Matsu Bento that includes lobster tempura aside from the grilled mackerel and sashimi. And instead of tonkatsu, it had the beef misono.

Tatay ordered the Tempura Soba Udon. I'm not a fan of Soba so I didn't try it. But of course Tatay loved it. He loves everything anyway.

Kuya had Miso Ramen which he did not get to finish because of its strong ginger taste. I took a sip and yes, it really tastes like ginger. Weird. Their ramen here isn't your usual ramen. The soup was not thick and brothy.

We also had Ebi Tempura and the Sashimi Goten Mori - 5 kinds of sashimi that includes tuna, mackerel, salmon, squid, and uni! In the picture it looked really big but the serving was small. Yet, it was sashimi so it was perfect! I finished all the uni - always my favorite!

So far the experience was good. Although at the start, the waiter assigned to us was a bit confused he had mixed up some orders from different tables. This confirmed opinions of other people that told me how poor their service was.

Overall, I think there are other Jap restos that serve better food than them. Take for example Yabu's tonkatsu, Ramen Nagi's ramen, and Omakase's sashimis. But again, this experience with my family is perfect anyway because we were complete.

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Kat B.
4.0 Stars

Went here after our little misadventure in another Japanese restaurant in Mindanao ave. Made us realize how far off from a lot of other Japanese restaurants in QC this place is in terms of food quality.

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Xyberdoc M.
2.0 Stars

firstly, how can a japanese izakaya not have shrimp tempura? Its a travesty! Second, the servers were probably recruited from the nearby carinderia. Don't know the food, don't know how to serve. Thirdly, going to the restroom was very easy with eyes closed, i just have to follow the bad stench...

Now for the food! Sushi half and half was just ok. Tofu wakame salad ok just ok. The others like the rice toppings and ramen, forgettable!

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Kat B.
3.0 Stars
2

Really liked the spicy toro and salmon rolls the first few times we ate here but having the two at one time is too much. Ramen here is not good at all. Shime Saba is plump but tastes odd. Chirashi is okay. We usually have the ebi changed to Saba. Their sushi rice is excellent.

The ground floor of the restaurant really smells bad though so best to dine at the second floor.

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Chloe S.
5.0 Stars

All the right flavors in all the right places. Fave Spicy Toro Sashimi 128557128557128557

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars
5

I still like this place though the last visit was better than now. Will be just mentioning those comment worthy food that we had. The oyakudon, toriyakidon were just fine and ok.

128204 chicken karaage
Still, yoshuken's the best! This one is too starchy (tasted like) and the chicken were small.

128204seafood tempura
I like the shrimps were big, the fish was a bit overcooked.

128204 spicy tuna bell roll
I like this, though i thought i was eating something Korean because it really does taste like the spicy sauce that you add at bibimbops.. So i really don't know if this is a hit or a miss.

128204 seafood curry
No. Way. The seafood (squid, mussels, tuna, salmon, shrimp) were all overcooked, they were too gummy and rubbery! Im guessing it's because of the very hot curry sauce (which was dark and a little spicy btw)

The internet sucks and sun signals weren't great. I think what keeps me from giving this 2 stars is because of the rooms offered--and the dining place as well-- quite big and maintained. CR is clearly separated and gender specific on the second floor.

Good place yo catch up with friends.

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Ria L.
1.0 Stars

Hindi masarap

Ang init pa

Gutom pa kami nian ah

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Kyle B.
5.0 Stars

Spicy Salmon Toro my love 1008410024
I swear I can eat this all daaaaaay. This Nihon branch is so sossy looking. Service was really fast since we were there ar 12 am. I love how they're open 'till 2 am!

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Steph Y.
1.0 Stars

I was with someone disabled and they didn't even give priority in the waitlist. The lady didn't even bother to ask their manager. They do not value their customers. Don't eat here unless you're fully able and can stand for 30 mins. waiting for a table.

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Raphael Y.
1.0 Stars

I was looking forward to eating here because of all the good reviews I've read about the place but tonight, I only had a very horrible experience. The sushi here, particularly the uni, is not fresh. I told the waiter and the chef angrily denied my claims. Very bad service! The waiter told us that they were out of gyozas for the night but minutes later, they sent out a fresh batch to another table. I will not recommend this place to anyone. Such a disappointment.

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Nica O.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Nica O.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Anna D.
5.0 Stars

Ate here at 10pm on a Saturday night and was seated almost immediately. We ordered the spicy toro maki, spicy tuna sashimi, a bowl of gyu niku udon, and requested for a hot pot of their house tea. Suffice to say, I loved everything. Fresh ingredients were definitely used and the servings were generous, so much so that my friend and I had trouble finishing it all. Quite pricey, yes, but you get what you pay for.

We did not wait very long for our food to arrive and the service was not as bad as I thought it would be (based on previous reviews). It's nice to know that they pay attention. Would definitely come back!

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