Marufuku Japanese Restaurant

G/F Crescent Bldg., 29 San Miguel Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

Marufuku Japanese Restaurant
4.2
4.0 Stars

54 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 24
  • 4 stars 21
  • 3 stars 7
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 2:30p
Phone
+6325703989

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:30p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Anthony J.
5.0 Stars

Undeniably the best Japanese resto in Ortigas Center. Expensive though.

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Unisse C.
5.0 Stars
5

I didn't know about Marufuku before and only came here because a friend was treating us to dinner. 1285419996🏼️ How can you say no to free food? And how could I ever say no to Japanese food?? 128525

We didn't know what to order at first because there were so many choices. But we chose to order food for sharing for the table.

When I saw the kamameshi in the menu, I wanted to order one for myself to try. I've read about kamameshi while researching where to eat and what to eat in Japan for an upcoming trip and this piqued my interest. We ended up ordering the salmon kamameshi for sharing and we didn't regret it!!! 10084

Kamameshi is basically a stone pot rice bowl with your choice of topping. The rice is cooked directly in the bowl so it takes about 20 minutes to be served. The rice that came out was soft and flavorful!! I couldn't get enough! One bowl is enough for 1 person but it's a bit pricey. I think it was around 400 a bowl. 128563

Since we had other orders, it was okay to share. 128077🏼

Their Marufuku Roll is soooo filling!! One maki roll had so much in it! Plus that unagi on the top... 128525 How can you say no?!?!

Additionally, we got some meat – a few sticks of the yakitori. And an order of tofu steak. Their tofu steak is a bit different, and hard not to love... Because it's wrapped in BACON!! 128561128055

So, as you can already guess, we left with satisfied tummies. 128055128514

The place is a bit small and parking can be quite hard. We parked in front of the building with Mister Kebab. 128514

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Lumix A.
5.0 Stars
4

Possibly one of the more unknown and underrated Japanese restaurants in Ortigas Center. They fly in their goods from Japan. That info and the photos above are all you need to know. Really.

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Jaja M.
5.0 Stars
9

We have been eyeing this japanese resto for years yes years, 1 of my colleagues said it was expensive but last night my bestie Jayr and I decided to give in to our cravings and enter this seemingly secret hideout of sushis,sashimis,ramen and steaks.

The staff was very accommodating, speaking effortlessly and seamlessly what's on their menu, what they wld reccommend and what they think we'll enjoy.

Since it was our first time here I thought of ordering all of the dishes no i'm just kidding haha! But it cross my mind anyways lol.

So we finally madeup our mind and decided to go for the ff. Dishes:

Kani Salad - very refreshing

Tofu steak - the thinly sliced steaks were a perfect compliment to that thick slice of tofu with it's sweet sauce

Ramen - the forgetful jaja that I am I cldnt remember the name of the ramen I ordered but it was the one with cream based and I made the right decision in picking this dish lol

Tempura - it was okay, same stuff as always lol just the right amount of breading

Steak cutlets - I forgot the name but never will I ever forget the taste!!! It melts in your mouth no kidding as in! When you eat here go for this!!!! ♡♡♡♡♡

Come drop me a message we'll go together! Haha 128521128521128521

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Lumix A.
5.0 Stars
4

Tucked inside the heart of Ortigas Center is this little place called Marufuku. Discovered this accidentally while driving lost one day towards a business delivery, made a mental note, and finally checked it out. Ate there twice in three days. I'll let the photos speak for themselves.

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Peter S.
5.0 Stars

Review c/o the wifey:

Kaki Motoyaki (Grilled Hiroshima Oysters with Miso) : 128076128076128076128076128076
This dish is so yummy I wanted to cry at first taste. A happy, where-have-you-been-all-my-life cry. Possibly the most incredible oyster dish I have ever had. Its the perfect mix of salty and tangy and oystery and magic. :) Just go ahead and get it now!!!

Gyukushiyake (Diced Wagyu Beef Skewer) : 128076128076128076128076128076
The hubby and I ALWAYS order this dish. :) I love how flavorful and juicy the beef cubes are. They're tender too! Melt-in-your-mouth goodness you guys!

Nigeria Sushi Moriawase: 128076128076128076128076128076
Had to do the review for this one since wife does not like anything raw. Sad since I super LOVE sushi and I don't get to enjoy it with her. There is enough variety in the plate. It consists of seven types of Nigeria - salmon, maduro, uni, ikaw, Kani, tamago, and ebi. My personal favorite would be the uni. I will recommend to just choose the Nigeria you prefer rather than going for the set I you don’t like the other types of Nigiri
Kodak Jyu (Thinly Sliced Beef with Yakiniku Sauce): 128076128076128076128076
Our least favorite dish but still way better than similar dish from other Japanese resto.
Marufuku really is our favorite Japanese restaurant . Maybe because it is walking distance from where we live. Hahaha

#50ksummergiveaway

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

Eating out. It’s always fun especially when you go out with your loved ones. Since I hardly visit Ortigas these past months, I get stumped when asked where to eat.

I had a lunch date with my dad and a bit of planning is required.

First, we need to secure a place that isn’t noisy so that we could actually have a conversation. Second, we need to make sure that the place can cook its food in healthier oil (for my dad’s sake). And lastly, somewhere near.

After a few minutes of driving, we finally decided to eat somewhere along Pearl Drive and my dad remembered that there’s a Japanese restaurant that used to be an Italian restaurant. We decided to give it a shot.

Konnichiwa, Marufuku!

The place is quite spacious and it exudes the Japanese restaurant feel. It felt though that we reserved the entire place for ourselves as we were the only diners when we arrived.

Without any hesitation, we ordered Shoyu Ramen (PHP250), Salmon Sashimi (PHP450 for five slices), Salmon Onigiri (PHP100), Shrimp Tempura (PHP400), Japanese Style Fried Chicken, California Maki, Chicken Teriyaki and Wafu Steak (PHP780).

The service was quite quick (well, taking into consideration that we were the only diners that time too). First served were the salmon sashimi and California maki.

The salmon was very fresh and was the type that melts into your mouth kind of goodness! I just love love looooove salmon! I can live eating salmon for months! After one plate, we immediately ordered another.

The California maki was also good as the roe was huge and fresh. Yum!

Next served was the salmon onigiri and my sister did not enjoy it as she found the rice too salty plus she wasn’t able to get a bite of the salmon inside. I enjoyed it though and for PHP100, it was not bad at all.

The Shoyu Ramen was also great. The soup had a nice balance of saltiness and sweetness and the slices of pork were tender (though I would have loved it more if the serving was more generous).

I loved the chicken teriyaki as the sauce wasn’t super sweet and the skin was slightly crisp adding texture to the dish.

I wasn’t able to take a snapshot of the Japanese style fried chicken and my sister didn’t like it. I guess she was hoping that it would taste like the Korean style version. I missed out on the Shrimp tempura as well but since they managed to finish it without my help, I guess it was good.

The Wafu steak (wagyu rib eye steak) was indeed tender but for some reason, I didn’t like it. It might have been the sauce or perhaps it was not a good dish to go with my orders. Nonetheless, my foodie family enjoyed it as well.

Overall, I wouldn’t mind paying this restaurant another visit. I just hope that they’d add more desserts so that we could cap our meal there as well.

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Antonio Lorenzo Q.
5.0 Stars

Wanna satisfy your (authentic) Jap fix? Well, this simply elegant Japanese restaurant behind Linden Suites area is one way to solve it. Special mention here are their versions of Spicy Tuna and Salmon Sashimi, as well as their very much talked about Chicken Teriyaki. Though price might shoo some people away, I can definitely say that every Japanese delight is worth the peso and wait.

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Kwokie K.
4.0 Stars

The last time I ate here was ages ago (college days I think, testament of how far back this place has been around), so when the wife and friends said that we should eat here - picked up a friend along the way and off we go!

Parking was oddly really free that night, no problem parking at all. Place was pretty packed so the 5 pax squeezed into the table for 4. We ordered some of the favorites from the shake sashimi, marufuku roll, ebi tempura (of course), the grilled skewers and the chicken teriyaki.

First of all, considering it was the Friday night service - food took a while to come out. The pace wasn't good at all, with one dish coming out much later than the others. The sequence of how the dishes were served wasn't great too, the tempura came out late and the chicken teriyaki came out last. (As maybe you can tell with the skewers from the picture, 2 sticks came out still raw.) Best among the dishes were the Marufuku roll and the tempura.

So after the dinner conversations came the bill, pretty pricey considering what we ate. While Japanese food is really on the higher end - the general sentiment was we would have rather gone to Washoku de Azabu or any of the Little Tokyo restaurants - spend the same amount but have a better experience.

Perhaps it was the pace or the sequence of how the food came out but at the end of it - the conclusion was the place became underwhelming ordinary. You'd expect better service and excellent food from one of the older AND better known places.

Maybe it's time to try Minamisaki that Julie J recommended! Close enough for 4 stars, but not 5!

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

we had our post valentine dinner here

marufuku roll (pictured) 128077128077128077128077 unagi wrapped ebi tempura roll
tuna sashimi salad 128077128077128077128077128077 one of the best in the business
tori kamameshi 128077128077128077128077 (kamameshi house has still the best for this kind of kamameshi)
ebi tempura 128077128077128077 wifey likes it, I didn't. i can taste the oil.
yasai itame 128077128077128077128077 nice mix of fresh vegetables

ambience was very nice.
price was a bit high. almost P2,200 for just the two of us.

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JP G.
3.0 Stars

What's up, Marufuku? 128541 hahaha!

Finally got to try @marufukuresto with Christina M, Telle B, Anton F, Maiki B, and the rest of the gang. A bit pricey but delicious nonetheless. 128076🏼 Everything's good for sharing anyway. So don't be too greedy or else you'll end up ordering more than you can finish. Hahaha

Place is a bit hard to find so you might need help from waze or the Looloo maps. I'll definitely come back for the oysters because everyone said its good!

Must try dishes: Chirashi Don, Tendon Bowl, Salmon with Uni & Black Caviar, and Sea Scallops in butter. 128523

To summarize (like what I do in my IG chubbyperohappy):
128073🏼128176Value for Money: 2.5 yums
128073🏼128523 Taste: 3.5 yums
128073🏼️️️9970 Ambiance: 4 yums
128073🏼128129🏻 Service: 4 yums
128073🏼128076🏼 Overall happiness: 3.5 yums
*The scale is 1 to 5; 5 being the highest*

#chubbyperohappy

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Telle B.
5.0 Stars

Holy moley! Marufuku! This Japanese restaurant is sooooo good! It's pricey though but the serving is huge! Well good for 2 I think hehe 128517

Anyway, I got the Spicy Tuna Sashimi and the Tendon! Both in the photo! 10084️ the Spicy Tuna Sashimi was heavenly spicy! It's soooo good! I'm craving already as I type this hehe. It may look small but it's definitely good for 2! It can be heavy. The Tendon is worth the price! It can be shared as well. It has 2 prawn tempuras, 1 fish tempura, 1 squid tempura, 1 okra tempura and 1 eggplant tempura! Sooo heavyyyy and filling! 128525 there's an "umay" factor though. 128517

Our server was nice and our food was brought to us quickly. 128588🏼

I'll definitely go back to this place and try other items on their menu! 128516

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Mr M.
4.0 Stars

A hidden gem in Ortigas. Ate here with my family the other night. It is located behind a building along san miguel ave. not visible unless you are on the back street of the building. Ordered the salmon sashimi which was very fresh. No funky fishy taste there. Superb! Also ordered the spicy salmon sushi with tempura flakes. It was on point. We actually ordered another one 128522. The ebi prawns tempura was perfect. Just the right amount of batter to coat the big ass prawns! Service was great! Prices above average but doable. Highly recommend you guys check it out 128077

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Julie J.
2.0 Stars

Sorely disappointed on my first visit ☹️

As we were waiting for our orders to arrive, appetizers were served and I saw a cockroach traipsing around my plate 128561 They were apologetic and served me a piece of agedashi tofu instead but I had already lost my appetite 128547

Anyways, I just ordered their Sashimi Santen Moriawase (3 kinds of sashimi-Tuna, Salmon and squid) 128070🏼 - The price? 520+ for that! Too expensive IMO! 128547

I don't think I'll visit again anytime soon 128529 I'd rather get my Japanese food fix somewhere else.

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Dax Ventura V.
5.0 Stars

One of the best kept secrets in Ortigas... Splendid service. Awesome food and great ambiance. The price was a bit on the high side but I think it was well worth it. Don't forget to order the Marufuku Roll, Kamameshi Rice and Sukiyaki.

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Lumix A.
5.0 Stars

No one recommended this place to us nor have I read about it somewhere. I just saw their signage at the end of the road one day and made a mental note to check it out. So we tried it last night, and was pleasantly rewarded with another Japanese resto to add to our list that includes Senju of EDSA Shang and Tanabe at Remedios Circle. They arguably have the best Ebi Tempura as praised by Sandy Daza; he is correct. Must try is the Kurogoma dessert, their own version of black sesame ice cream. Pictured above is the spicy salmon maki, which is likewise very good. Going back for seconds to try their other dishes soon.

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Carlo A.
4.0 Stars

Generally, it's good. We didn't order what we usually order in a Japanese restaurant. We got this ramen. I asked about the noodles. Another restaurant make their own noodles and it makes a huge difference.

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Chrisalyn T.
5.0 Stars

Seeing my friend post food pictures of this place, made my mouth water every single time. Not literally of course. Haha

I had to waze our way to find this restaurant and even get directions from looloo too. A little hassle just to try this place out and well it was worth it.

We ordered MARUFUKU ROLL, it's with mangoes, unagi and shrimps in a roll. I love this dish cause all my favorites are rolled into one! It was really good and it's good for sharing too. We also ordered for KAKI MOTOYAKI, really good oysters. It had that creamy, slightly salty and it went well with the chives which was added on top of it. Pretty pricey for 2 spoons of oysters, but worth it. Another appetizer we ordered was mixed sashimi. It had slices of tuna, mackerel, salmon, squid, and uni. 2 slices of each though, felt like i could have eaten more of this if i went to Seryna or Kikufuji, but no matter what. The food still tasted good, so no complain on that. My friend and i were craving for some
SUKIYAKI, so we also ordered one of that. Soup wasn't super sweet unlike most japanese restos i've been to, so this i actually like. The glass noodle used here was really good too, along with every ingredients in the soup. We also ordered for mixed tempura, they actually sliced the shrimps and other vegetables and mixed it all in a pc of tempura. We were expecting something different actually, but nonetheless, this dish was actually really good too. You can taste everything in one bite. The sweetness of the vegetables along with that slightly sweet shrimp. I encourage everyone to try this place out, it wont disappoint you. Just expect it to be a little pricey though.

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Rein M.
2.0 Stars

Miso chasu ramen

Quite expensive for the quality of ramen.

Area(s) for improvement:
--Ajitamago is almost similar to the usual boiled egg
--Broth is so-so
--Noodles are a bit soggy

What I like:
--Generous serving of chasu

To be fair, their other foods are great. Just skip the ramen!

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Bobby L.
5.0 Stars

Gindara Teriyaki ftw!

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