Kei Japanese Restaurant

56 Gloria Diaz St., BF Resort, Las Piñas, Metro Manila

Kei Japanese Restaurant
4.0
4.0 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 5
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 26 Reviews
  • 0 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens Sat: 10:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6325052075

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Jacqui T.
3.0 Stars

My husband told me that there are only few Japanese restaurants in UAE so I should eat Jap dishes as much as I can during my stay in PH. Well, he is right. I am here for more than two months and I haven’t checked out any Jap restaurant yet.

My officemate and I tried this place near our office and it was just okay [so-so]. They offered us their sashimi, kani salad and ramen for a very reasonable price but I will not recommend their kani salad and ramen. Kani was not in good shape when served to us and for the ramen, just imagine yourself eating a soggy cup noodle. That’s what we got from them.

My friend ordered a Katsudon for himself and they almost forgot his order knowing that we were the only customer that night. TSK!

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Pat D.
4.0 Stars

Cheap and restaurant-quality sashimi!

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Lizah M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Ica A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Hannie T.
4.0 Stars

Definitely one of the best. Affordable and their food is great.

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Annix B.
4.0 Stars

The Caterpillar Roll is just ok but I liked the Dynamite Roll's spicy kick and their Tofu Shakes! The Japanese owner and the guard are very welcoming.

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Residencia La Salle B.
4.0 Stars

Great big ramen serving.
Authentic small Japanese hole in the wall restaurant feeling.

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Richard S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Eunice S.
4.0 Stars

Came back with a vengeance! Finally realized that Kei's other food items are good enough -- specifically their California maki and tempura. This saved me from my Japanese food craving 2 nights in a row last week. Though I still stand with my earlier verdict, skip the ramen.

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Eunice S.
3.0 Stars

When this bowl of tantanmen was served, I had my hopes up. However, the noodles felt like I was eating Lucky Me. The taste was a far cry from what I've eaten in the past. Blame it on me for expecting more or is it just the way it is since this is a small Japanese resto inside the village?

The tempura and California Maki were 'pwede na' if you are really, really craving for Japanese food, otherwise, you know better.

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Charles A.
5.0 Stars

Great food and good price! Definitely a must try if you love Japanese foods! Just dont mess around the ramen though...

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Princess E.
4.0 Stars

Their ramen is yummy! And one order is actually good for two. Not bad at all! Reasonable price! Perfect stop for your ramen cravings! 128522

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Veanney V.
4.0 Stars

Got their Alaskan maki for Php 120 (5 pcs) sulit! Hehe. Almost all of their main dishes are less than 250 which means... It's a budget friendly jap resto! The place feels like an old jap resto. The maki I ordered tasted good and it was cheap too so I have them four stars. Plus the server was attentive (my server hehe)

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Maple S.
4.0 Stars

Kei's Alaskan Maki is a very yummy treat! It's the affordable version of Omakase's famous American Dream. Kei's Alaskan Maki is deep-fried maki roll with smoked salmon, crab sticks, cream cheese. The best!

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Jojo C.
4.0 Stars

Very good Japanese food at an affordable price.

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Thessa B.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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eiLeeN T.
2.0 Stars

Sad looking salmon sushi 128542

It was the nearest from home and had been craving for Japanese food since Christmas day (naudlot dahil parehong sarado and Yabu ATC at Omakase Molita noong araw ng Pasko).

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Jojo C.
4.0 Stars

Great Japanese food.
Affordable.
Wide Selection and good variety.

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Larry C.
4.0 Stars

Kei has actually been around for quite a while. It's on the main route for BFRV residents en route north so I pass by it nearly twice a day and never gave it a second look. It's got that warehouse look going that too many fly-by-nights assume for a cheap shot at looking indie and special.

The inside of it, however, is subtly different. The decor is basic, but the staff have uniforms, and they're professional and courteous. That was the first good sign.

The food here is cheap enough that a single pass was all I needed to decide that I wasn't going to look at the prices anymore - I could just order whatever I liked and it'd still be affordable - kind of like ala carte, but still eat-all-I-can. Hehe. The five pieces of California Maki we ordered at P85 seems merely fair, but the things are huge - easily twice the volume of the same rolls in Sambo Kojin and Saisaki.

More than size, I really liked the taste of the maki here. I tend to be unfairly critical of the rolls I eat. I find the rice in Sakae Sushi to be inconsistent and much too likely to be unpleasantly sour. I find the rolls in Watami to be too loosely packed - a nono in a maki roll. The ones in Yakimix, Sambo Kojin, and Saisaki I find merely uninspired - they feel like someone bored rolled them up to a checklist and served the ones that passed.

The Kei rolls I ordered - California Maki and the more traditional Futo Maki - were satisfying. I often read that Japanese cuisine focuses on preserving the natural taste of the ingredients with an emphasis on freshness. The rolls I ate today were among the few ones I've eaten that couldn't stand to be improved by drowning them in soy sauce and wasabi. In fact, as the pic indicates, the rolls don't even come with wasabi. Chef was ready to stand by the quality of his rolls. It was a bold statement, but perfectly justified.

I'd recommend eating the rolls and the sashimi here with a minimum of soy sauce and no or only a slight dab of horseradish (what passes for wasabi here). The food is naturally tasty; overdoing the sauce and wasabi destroys much of the subtler flavors.

The seafood ramen and chicken karaage we ate were adequate. They're enough to tide you over if you really want some, but specialized restos do them better. The cold zaru soba was about the same as Komorosoba in Megamall, so it does well enough for everyday soba eating.

The price, accessibility, and food quality makes me confident about the longevity of this restaurant. I'll definitely be visiting often.

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Dennis J.
4.0 Stars

I discovered this place thanks to my sister and her husband. Im no expert when it comes to japanese food but the food they serve wont disappoint. Single servings can be shared for two. The servers are friendly, place is cozy and clean, though i havent checked if they have comfort rooms. It's also big enough to hold a group or two of 10 people each. Oh and i forgot to mention, the prices are also very budget friendly. :-)

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