Izakaya Sensu

G/F Net Park Bldg., 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Izakaya Sensu
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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
9

Team Kaladkarin was invited to the Grand Launch of Izakaya Sensu's Unagi Festival. Launching 8 amazing and mouthwatering eel dishes. It was started with a little background talk and orientation regarding the festival and followed by the demonstration of Izakaya Sensu's Japanese chef deboning the live eel before they cooked the snake like fish.

We were served 8 Unagi dishes:

127887Uzaku for Php350.00- 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Vinegared eel and cucumber)

127887Umaki for Php400.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(Egg wrapped with eel)

127887Unagi Chawan Mushi for Php220.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(Egg custard dish with eel)

127887Unagi Bo-Sushi for Php425.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Sushi with Unagi)

127887Kurikara for Php80.00/stick - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(Grilled Stick Unagi with Teriyaki Sauce & Sansho - Japanese Pepper Miso Sauce)

127887Unagi Shira-yaki for Php650.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
(Grilled Unagi with Wasabi & Soy Sauce)

127887Unagi Tempura for Php620.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Deep-fried Battered Unagi & Okra)

127887Una-Don for Php620.00 - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
(Rice topped with Unagi)

Honestly speaking the unagi dishes tasted almost the same but they were so good. The only thing that differentiate is the ingredients and style of cooking. If I will recommend some unagi dishes... you should try the Umaki, Una-don and Kurikara.

Overall, we had so much fun trying the delightful Unagi dishes while the staff provided us excellent service during the event.

By the way, Unagi Festival will be until October 2017.

*The event was paid and sponsored by Izakaya Sensu.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
10

I am so happy to be talking about my favorite Japanese food, Unagi. (The state of total awareness! Hahaha Only a true fan of the FRIENDS TV show will get that. And if you do, I love you already!) If you know me well, I can eat this freshwater eel any day! And I am happy I was invited to join Raintree Restraurants' launch of the Unagi Festival in Izakaya Sensu / Chotto Matte in Net Park, BGC last August 26, 2017 along with some members of Team Kaladkarin and other foodies. It was so nice to be in the same place as other people with the same love for food! 10084

Let me just put it out there, ok. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED EVERYTHING! Let’s run down the unagi items and get to know them one by one! 128571

1.) Uzaku PHP 350 (Unagi & Vinegared Cucumber Salad)
This was a very light starter for a salad. Rich and slightly sweet because of the piece of unagi, balanced out with the sour based salad, it was a very refreshing take on a salad. It’s also a very pretty bowl with all the colors in that bowl.

2.) Kurikara PHP 80 per stick (Grilled Stick Unagi with Teriyaki Sauce & “Sansho - Japanese Pepper” Miso Sauce)
This was my favorite from all the unagi dishes served to us. Both sauces went so well with the freshwater eel, although I liked the Miso sauce better by a hair. They were tender and grilled to a wonderful texture. It was sweet, savory, and a tad spicy with the sauce. I loved it!

3.) Unagi Shira-Yaki PHP 650 (Grilled Unagi with Wasabi & Soy Sauce)
Simple yet delicious, this is how unagi is best enjoyed with your cocktail. This humble looking dish is perfectly cooked and just fantastic.

4.) Umaki PHP 400 (Japanese Omelette Wrapped Unagi)
If you’re a fan of Tamago, then this is the dish for you. It was like the best of both worlds. My favorite unagi, wrapped inside a wonderful layer of Japanese egg omelette. It was kind of sweet and salty and well balanced with the different flavors. I really liked it!

5.) Unagi Chawan Mushi PHP 220 (Japanese Steamed Egg Custard with Unagi)
I remember took a basic Japanese cuisine class and we made this dish. Definitely not the easiest to make, this savory custard is very tasty and light. The unagi went so well with the smooth custard and gave it a richer flavor. It was amazing!

6.) Unagi Tempura PHP 620 (Deep-fried Battered Unagi & Okra)
This was my second favorite of the unagi roster of recipes. Their tempura batter had a wonderful texture, light yet still crispy. It was not at all oily, not cloying and just a tad crunchy. The eel was still soft on the inside, a wonderful contrast to the crispy breading of the tempura. With the okra, it was absolutely divine!

7.) Unagi Bo-Sushi PHP 425 (Pressed Sushi Topped with Unagi)
This was such a pretty array of sushi! They use a mold which is why it was very well portioned and made. The colors were lovely with the nice and subtle caramelization of the eel from grilling, the thin layer of unagi sauce and wasabi on top was a bite-size explosion of flavors. I absolutely love it!

8.) Una-Don PHP 620 (A Bowl of Rice topped with Unagi)
This is probably the one most Filipinos would appreciate since it comes with rice. This bowl is very filling and hearty and very delicious. I liked that they only use the sticky Japanese rice which is absolutely delicious with the generous slab of unagi on top. I can have this everyday!

They only use locally-sourced Live Fresh Unagi, and it manifests well on their dishes because there’s not a hint of “lansa” on them. I was very happy and impressed! It was such a nice experience to see a live demo of how to fillet an eel too! It was an absolutely exhilarating sight and I was so honored to have been invited to witness it too.

It’s always a good time with Team Kaladkarin! Thank you, Raintree for the invitation! I can’t wait to come back for more! Do visit Izakaya Sensu and celebrate with their Unagi Festival until the end of October 2017! 128571

***Note: This was a sponsored event of Izakaya Sensu. All food items have been chosen by the restaurant based on their own discretion.

Midz S Dennis O Elaine O Patrick V Mich M
Flatlay by master EJ B 128571

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars
10

Sukiyaki is one of my favorite Japanese dishes. I always look forward to slurping some of its sweet yet salty broth and munching on some thinly sliced tender beef dipped in egg, crunchy greens, assorted mushrooms and noodles. To date, I could only name a handful of restaurants in Manila that serves great tasting sukiyaki. And I'm glad to have discovered another one.

Hello again, Izakaya Sensu.

Izakaya Sensu opened its doors last year and spoiled us with its scrumptious and value for money Japanese rolls, yakitori, bento meals and more. Now on its first year, it continues to delight its patrons with its new menu.

I was lucky to be one of the first foodies to taste some of Izakaya Sensu's new dishes. I sampled Rainbow Roll (PHP450), Aburi Uni and Ika Roll (PHP450), Wagyu Sukiyaki (PHP1,499), and Anmitsu (PHP295). I also ordered Izakaya Sensu Iced Tea (PHP195).

First served was this beautiful plate of Rainbow Roll. The alternating colors of blue fin tuna, salmon, white meat fish, horse mackerel and squid made this dish so captivating.

It was so stunning that I had to pause and stare at it for a few minutes to admire its beauty.

And taste-wise, it did not disappoint. The roll was stuffed with cucumber, flying fish roe, yuzu skin and avocado creating a lovely blend of flavors and textures which further highlighted the delicate taste of the various fish toppings.

The Aburi Uni and Ika Roll was great too. As a huge fan of sea urchin, I really liked how they turned this gooey and delectable seafood into a marvelous maki.

The stuffed ika added texture to the dish making it extra addicting.

Torched to perfection, this dish is best eaten warm.

The star of my visit was the Wagyu Sukiyaki. One order of this is good for three to four but I wouldn't mind finishing an order by myself.

I like how Izakaya Sensu let us have a feel of prepping our sukiyaki on our own.

They serve the scrumptious dish uncooked and placed on a pot without the broth. The staff then prepare the sukiyaki in front of you and all you have to do is be patient for a few minutes and try not to eat the fragrant dish raw.

After ten minutes or so, my piping hot pot of wagyu sukiyaki was ready.

It was love at first sip. The broth was the sweet yet salty kind that I love.

The wagyu dipped in raw egg was great too. It was tender and undeniably fresh. I also liked that there was generous serving of mushrooms and greens.

They also serve udon noodles in case you have extra broth.

My glass of Izakaya Sensu Iced Tea looked like multiple layers of flavor.

The dominant taste of matcha tickled my taste buds and went well with all the food I indulged in.

My dessert was equally spectacular! The matcha ice cream topped with seasonal fruits, red bean paste and mochi was divine! I also enjoyed drizzling it with dark caramel for that lovely sweet taste. I can't wait to indulge in more of this amazing dessert.

Overall, it was a great meal. I can't wait for these dishes to be available. I'd definitely swing by for more wagyu sukiyaki and anmitsu.

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
10

Izakaya Sensu recently launches their Take-out Bentos for Lunch for Php320.00 per bento. Yes, you heard it right... all sets at Php320.00 per Bento.

127857Karaage - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

127857Katsu Curry - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

It comes with rice, tamago and vegetable. Just add Php50.00 for iced tea & dessert.

Aside from that we also tried some Izakaya Sensu's bestselling dishes from Bento Boxes, Sushis and other Japanese favorites.

127857Bento (available everyday from 11:30AM to 2:00PM). Served with Miso Soup, Sides and Desserts.
127843Sushi Bento for Php550.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
127843Buta Saikyo-yaki for Php395.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127857The Sensu Roll for Php575.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127857Yakitori Omakase for Php275.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

127857Sensu Kawari Kusi for Php195.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

"All the dishes we had were beautiful and they presented it well. Both bentos were so good. I suggest if you're dining alone you go for their bento boxes... it is very reasonable to choose if you want varieties of Japanese food in one serving. You can also try the amazing The Sensu Roll, its like you're having a two flavored rolls in one plate. Other recommendable dishes were the Yakitoris... the grilled chicken breast and butabara were my favorites."

The staff provided excellent service during our visit. I'll be back soon for the bento boxes again.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
9

Izakaya Sensu once again brings tradition of Japan here in the Philippines. We are so lucky to have them because at least for those who has not been to Japan can now experience authentic Japanese food and tradition. Every July 25, Japan celebrates its Unagi or Eel fest. It's a one day event but Sensu extends the "eel festivity" upro three months.

128204 Uzaku @350PhP
Starting up with a salad, this is eel with vinegared cucumber. It's light and refreshing.

128204128525 Kurikara @50 per stick
I love how hearty these unagis are. This one's grilled. You could choose to either glaze it with miso or teriyaki sauce. I like the teriyaki sauce better because it's sweet.

128204 Unagi Shira-yaki @650PhP
If you want to try just the grilled protein, this one's recommended. It's best to pair it with a pinch of wasabi. It blends with the fat portion of the eel.

128204 Umaki @400PhP
You want tamago? Get this! Though the portion of the unagi maybe small, the egg is tasty enough.

128204128525 Unagi Chawammushi @220PhP
I love this Japanese steamed egg custard! The unagi sitting pretty on top of the dish. Add wasabi to enhance the unagi taste.

128204128525 Unagi Tempura @620PhP
Best tempura that i have tasted! Double crunchiness of the batter and the unagi. It also got some yasai (veggie) tempura.

128204128525 Unagi Bo- Sushi @425PhP
After having sake, these cute rectangular rice buri is recommended. Of course the unagi with wasabi adds to the exciting taste of the sweet rice.

128204128525 Una Don @620 PhP
This is quite a no brainer order, but do order this because it got a special teriyaki sauce just made for the unagi. THEN sprinkle on some SANSHO or Japanese pepper to create a euphoric sensation in the mouth that magnifies the unagi taste.

IMHO unagi closely resembles to our milkfish, but definitely worth the try because unagi are richer in taste because of the fat portions.

Pricey? But it's REASONABLE. No other restaurant can prepare Unagi dishes like Sensu does-- they're a pro on this.

What are you waiting for? If you aren't a fan of unagi, this is an opportunity to learn how to eat unagi. Unagi fest is only until September 2017.

#teamkaladkarin
#foodstalkerph

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Kristin A.
5.0 Stars
7

I love coming here with my friends when we get the chance. Seafood is always fresh, which makes for great sashimi and tempura. We also love the grilled barbecue sticks of (bacon) pork with cherry tomato, enoki and quail egg.

I was invited to take a sneak peek at Izakaya's bento boxes, which are now available for takeout, not only during lunch but all day. This is great for when you can't decide on ordering just one item from the menu, and want a taste of everything (like I am most of the time). We tried the 128020 Karaage and the 128055 Buta Saikyo Yaki and the were delish 128523

We also tried some of the other staples:

Sensu Roll - this is the king of rolls, and you get tuna, crab and prawn in one order. Always a goot bet.

Sushi Omakase 6 - the chef's recommendations for the day, looking fresh as always.

Yakitori Omakase 7 - for when you can't choose among the yummy pork sticks, get them all 128514

Wagyu sticks - I tried this once before and it was heavenly 128525 wagyu on a budget just because.

We also tried a selection of their desserts:
Matcha Belgian White Chocolate Cheesecake, Miso Chocolate Cake and Fluffy Matcha Chiffon Cake. Not a big matcha fan, so I was really drawn to the miso (!) chocolate cake. I didn't really get a strong taste of miso though, which might be good for the non adventurous eaters.

Thank you to Mika and Mich of Raintree group for hosting us! We had a really great time (and full tummies too) 128523

*This was an eatup sponsored by Izakaya Sensu/Raintree restaurants. #teamkaladkarin

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars
5

Sensu Roll - Definitely get this one! 6 rolls of Asparagus Tempura wtih Spicy Tuna and Mayo plus 6 rolls of Crabmeat with Flying Fish Roe and Mango all drizzled with heavenly Unagi Sauce 128525. I could down this one entirely by myself, each roll in succession to alternate spicy and refreshing flavors.

Sushi Omakase 6 - Quality ingredients. Loved the Salmon and the Mackerel 128525

Yakitori Omakase 7 - Perfect partner for their Suntory Cocktails! 128525

Sensu Kawari Kusi 5 - 5 sticks of Chicken Breast topped with different sauces. I particularly liked the Mentaiko and the Wasabi.

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
9

What's new with izakaya sensu? Aside from its very delicious sensu roll and yakitori, bento box is now available for take out!

Yes folks, enjoy a complete meal for to go
128204 Buta-saikyo yaki @395PhP
Broiled Miso Pork Belly
128204 Sawara-saikyo yaki @620PhP
Broiled Spanish Mackarel
128204 Sushi @550PhP
Ebi-Tuna-Salmon
128204 Sashimi @595PhP
128204 Tempura @495PhP
128204 128525Kara-Age @375PhP
128204 128525Chicken Teriyaki @350PhP

Special mention
128204128525 Wagyu Katsu
Best katsu i've tried because of its soft meat.

Also try their desserts
128204128525 Miso Chocolate Cake @250PhP
Simple but very delicious. It has a caramel center. Very moist.
128204 Matcha Belgian White Chocolate Cheesecake @295PhP
I find it too sweet. The matcha is not that tasty.
128204 Fluffy Matcha Chiffon Cake @195PhP
The most affordable, simple and fluffy.

What they serve here is not your ordinary. All are tasty, although price is may be a little steep, all are made special.

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
8

When you visit Chotto Matte for happy hour it's not complete if you don't have a taste of the savory dishes by Izakaya Sensu. Just a curtain seperating Chotto Matte and Izakaya Sensu. Sensu got a more vibrant vibe. On this 2nd visit we got some of our old favorite and go to try some other new dishes.

🥢Sushi Omakase 6 - a delectable plate of fresh sushi. Sushi lover can't go wrong with this. A perfect combination of six favorite variant of sushi.

🥢Sensu Roll - in my 1st visit this was one of my fave and still on the 2nd try it was still so good. A combination of Tempura Asparagus Spicy Tuna Roll and Mango Crabmeat roll. A perfect combination.

🥢Yakitori Omakase 7 - this what made me fell in love with Izakaya Sensu. Their Yakitori are just so simple yet so flavorful. Everything on it was just so yummy.

🥢Sensu Kawari Kusi 5 - five sticks of BBQ chicken breast topped with different japanese sauces. My fave amon the five was the Mune wasabi. Love the spicy wasabi flavor. Another fave of mine is the Mune Mentaiko. Flavorful pink cod roe and mayo gave the chicken breast a powerful delicious flavor.

🥢Bento Box - their bento box is a perfect heavy meal for the heavy eater. The Chicken karaage variant is my bet. The sesame coated chicken was juicy delicious and perfect when dipped in their japanese mayo. Another variant was the Buta Saikyo. This one is miso pork belly it was also good just not too good for the healthy conscious peeps.

🥢Wagyu Harami Steak - Wow wagyu steak perfectly cooked. Love that pinkish color of this juicy meat. Yummy!

DESSERT:
🥢Matcha Belgian Chocolate - I love this but for a matcha lover this one was lacking the bitterness that we love in our matcha. Maybe the sweetness of the Belgian chocolate overpowered it a bit. But as a dessert this one is good!

🥢Miso Chocolate Cake - this one is my fave among the dessert. Simple delicious chocolate cake. Yummy!

Overall Izakaya Sensu serve real delicious Japanese dishes. They also serve lovely bento boxes for take-out at only 320PH. Perfect for peeps on the go that need some tasty delicious heavy meal.

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Daylight M.
5.0 Stars
10

about last Friday night...
forgot to book at the nearby resto, and we luckily ended up here 128076🏻
had the ffg..
127844 dragon roll - that cucumber, unagi, tempura flakes and fish roe.. yum!
127844 ebi tempura roll, well, who can skip that tempura..:)
127859 aonori dashimaki, tried this for the love of seaweeds 128523
127842 yakitori omakase, yes.. that glorious finger food on a stick, a platter combination of hmmm.. some chicken, veggies and pork too! i had the veggie, it's soft and chewy and tasty!
127831 chicken namban, the deep fried chicken perfectly paired with the sweet & sour with tartar sauce!
127834 yaki meshi rice
we also had some pork dish and squid with rice in it (forgot the names)
everything we tried are all good! burp burp! 128523

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Cezar R.
5.0 Stars
2

We have a winner! The most decent highball I had in a long time. The avocado dragon roll is so good that ordering a second round should be a requirement.

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Jem C.
5.0 Stars
4

At first we thought that this place was just another fancy, overrated resto here in bgc,but you'll never know till you try. So when we tried it... haissttt!!! I stand corrected!!! Place is good and specially their food are great1!! Really worth the price.. We ordered California Roll( P175.00), Wagyu Harami Salad ( P575.00), Sensu Kawari Kusi ( P195.00), Sensu Kara age( P 175.00).

Everything that we ordered are appetisingly good but my favorite is the Sensu Kawari Kusi( jap skewers). Pork grilled just right, with every bite it brings a thousand taste.. ( sorry could not explain it right..hahahaha!!!) Next to my list is Four Season one of their refreshments.. Fresh water melon juice and pineapple juice for 120..Never knew that there exist such resto like this here in BGC...They really deserve a 5 star rating!!!128525128525128525128525

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
5

A couple of reviews of this place coming up!

First time I went I was meeting EJ B, Angela Marie C and Josh G for the first time as well. After having drinks at Chotto Matte, we moved on to the brighter-lit Izakaya for real food. The space itself wasn't that big but was efficiently used. Since there were 9 of us, we were seated at the middle and smaller tables were hastily arranged to accommodate the big group. Not bad.

There are cheap and pricey items in the menu, which was good. The place can cater to tipid-mode eaters (their makis and lunch sets are good bets), while those looking for the premium Japanese experience won't be disappointed either with the fresh sashimi and sukiyaki bowl.

We chose some common orders for the whole group, and each chose another couple of items for themselves. So we shared the 12-pc roll, actually a combination of shrimp maki and tuna maki, and salmon skin maki 128031. Then I ordered salmon sushi 127843 grilled cherry tomato 127813 and enoki 127812 wrapped in bacon, and shared an order of onigiri 127833 with Christina R. The grilled sticks basted in salt is great. But I was disappointed I wasn't allowed to order the chicken skin-wrapped garlic stick a la carte 128542

Service was great. We were given a teensy bowl of broth with a meatball, sort of their version of misua without the noodles 128522. The wait staff were always on hand, ready to provide advice on the menu and proactive in fetching sauces and refilling our water glasses. They also accommodated a late request to split the bill in two.

It was a very pleasant experience dining here, and you just need to choose your orders wisely if budget is an issue.

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Athina Janelle U.
4.0 Stars

Everything was fine until we got the overpriced matcha cheesecake (not worth it, made our bill expensive, lacks the bitter leafy taste that I am so fond of). Hahaha! We enjoyed the sensu roll... It has that spicy kick that makes you want to eat more. There are two kinds of rolls in this dish that is why it you wouldn't get "umay".

The karaage has a unique taste in it, at first the sesame seeds would kind of get in the way of actually enjoying the dish, but after dipping it into the sauce, it will taste better eventually.

We love the potato salad! We were hesitant at first, since we wanted to eat something new. It looked like your typical mashed potato. We were enticed by the "dilis" chips which we thought would be big (but turned out to be small-- a bit of a disappointment). The way it tasted redeemed this dish though, I cannot describe it.. I am not familiar with the kinds of spices that they use! Basta, masarap sya!

It was nice that we were able to avail the buy one take one on the cocktails. I forgot what we ordered (Sakura something). It tasted like juice! I like the lychee however, they could have added something else to make it more flavorful. When it arrived, I sipped immediately since I saw that they put lots of ice. But no, it was really bland from the very start. Quite pricey if you would avail it outside of the happy hour.

Service time was just right. Servers were nice bur seemed hesitant in answering questions about the dishes, wouldn't blame them since our companion Roy, has lots of questions! Hahaha! Overall, it was a good experience.

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Maya M.
5.0 Stars

Nice place. Good bargain if you catch their 11-2 daily Bento Box deals. 1281539996🏼️

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Emma Jane C.
3.0 Stars

Service was top notch. Interiors clean but i did notice flies. Food was just ok for its price. I guess i've never had salmon sashimi that could come close to ogawa. Would i come back, maybe. But this place was forgettable.

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Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars
9

After a few drinks in the bar, we were shown to our seats in Izakaya Sensu. The restaurant was super bright! I liked how minimalist but elegant the place was. 128571 My boyfriend and I are so into Japanese food so to be invited for a |ooloo meet up in no less than a Japanese resto was just exciting!

We all shared an order of their Sensu Roll (Php 575). I only got to try the one with tempura Asparagus, spicy mayo topped with spicy tuna, green chili and unagi sauce. If I'm being honest, I was hoping for more flavor. (Omakase pa rin talaga for me... 128569) But then again maybe I'm more Pinoy too and so looking for more saucy dishes. It tasted clean and fresh and well balanced though. We also shared their Salmon Skin Roll, off the menu. It was ok for me.

Na-judge na kami ng ibang |ooloo people sa lakas namin kumain ni Josh G hahaha 128568 I really wanted to try as much as I can cause I probably won't be able to come back soon. 128569 The |ooloo foodies are so nice to hang out with! Daming minutes dedicated for food photos! 128571

No Japanese dinner would be complete for me without my unagi fix, so we ordered their Dragon Roll. Again it was delicious, but I was expecting more flavor. We also had the Soft Shell Crab Roll which I thought was just ok too.

Before our individual orders came out, we were served an amuse bouche that tasted like miswa at patola. Weird. 128569

We had the Sensu Kawari Kusi and they all just fell short on flavor for me. But it was a nice dish to get because you get to sample more of their creations. We also ordered their Yakitori Omakase 7, which is 7 sticks of the Chef's daily selection. We were asked if we wanted it salted or with sauce and we chose with sauce, but it somehow still tasted dry. I'm not sure but there must have been a miscommunication there. 128569 From the Yakitori sampler, I only loved the Bacon Wrapped Enoki Mushrooms. Everything else was ok, and I also had to skip the one with Jalapeño cause when my bf had it, he practically burnt his tongue. Spicy food is definitely my cup of tea. 128569

Generally, I liked it here, but I'd go for less next time. Hahaha 128569 It was good I got to try a lot bow so I'd know what I'd come back for. I'll return, but not too soon. There are so much more places to try in BGC's neighborhood! 128571

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Patrick V.
5.0 Stars
5

We decided to take our drinks from Chotto Matte to Izakaya Sensu and drink while ordering. Izakaya is really bright compared to Chotto but I still prefer Chotto's ambience. We decided to order the Sensu Roll (P575) and two orders of Salmon Skin Rolls (P160) for sharing and just add whatever we wanted for ourselves. I decided to get the Sensu Kawari Kusi 5 (P195).

The Sensu Roll consists of twelve rolls. 6 rolls of tempura asparagus & spicy mayonnaise topped with spicy tuna, green chili and unagi sauce. Then 6 rolls of crabmeat mayonnaise, yuzu skin & cucumber topped with mango, flying fish roe & unagi sauce. I was only able to taste the crabmeat roll since I'm allergic to shrimp. It was good. I'm really not a big fan of sushi but I really liked it.

The salmon skin rolls were good too! But my favorite were the chicken breasts! They were really good!!! 10084️ They were really flavorful and not dry at all. One was with Cheese, one was with Pink Cod Roe & Mayonnaise, one was with Wasabi, one was with Japanese Plum & Shiso Leaf then one was with Sichimi Chili Mayonnaise. I loved all of them but the two that stood out were the Pink Cod Roe & Chili! 128076🏻

Overall, it was a great experience. I will definitely come back. 128077🏻

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
4

When the happy hours were over, we went to the very bright and formal side of izakaya sensu. We occupied 1/6 of the room. Izakaya can accommodate 52 pax. Tgey also have the sushi bar where in Japanese chef can prepare for you fresh sushi or sashimi. It shares CR and wifi access with chotto matte and yes, you can also bring chotto's drinks to sensu. I love the lights here. it kinda makes your skin redder and alive.

128204128525 tomato soba
My order of cold soba with local tomatoes, onions and garnished by dried togarashi on top. There's the soba sauce, green onions and sesame seeds. You have to put it in altogether and just slurp everything! Mmmm... Tomato beginnings with soy and soba endings!

128204128525 sensu roll
6 rolls of mango kani and tuna. I like the tuna roll it tasted like tuna tartare. It's good without soy sauce. Good for sharing.

128204 salmon skin roll
Good thing Christina R was intuitive enough. This is a roll with crispy salmon skin. I think this one is more affordable.

The chicken tori is a must try too! Especially while hot! Super tender! The tip part aint tender though.

The service, much seen and better here than chotto. The servers were like agents with radio sa ears. Kulang nalang shades. They do 'rei' or bowing down everytime they start or end conversing with you. Very formal. I love it. Inculcating real Japanese culture.

Good for business meetings more than casual meets or dates, but why not? 128521

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
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After a few drinks at Chotto Matte, the server assisted us to our table at Izakaya Sensu. It's a long table... we are nine. 127884

If the lighting of Chotto Matte is dim, Izakaya Sensu is bright. The place is not that big but they managed to look it spacious and comfy. 127886

For sharing we got Sensu Roll (12 pcs rolls with Salmon and Mango) and Salmon Skin Roll. 127843

For individual orders, I got Yasai Sushi Omakase, it's a vegetable sushi composed of Edamame (green soy bean), Mango, Ume and Okra, Avocado, Roasted Red and Yellow Bell Pepper. 127833

Sensu Roll - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Salmon Skin Roll - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Yasai Sushi Omakase
Edamame - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
Ume & Okra - 110881108811088️ 3/5
Roasted Red Bell Pepper - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
Roasted Yellow Bell Pepper - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5
Mango - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5
Avocado - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

The average range of their price is from Php75.00 to Php600.00 per order.128522

If I will going back again? Yes, I will bring friends and business partners here. 128521

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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