Nomi Matcha

G/F W City Center, 7th Ave. cor. 30th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Nomi Matcha
4.2
4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

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Category:
Café
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6325410418

Hours

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

Payment Options

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Most Recent Reviews

Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

Now trying
(Not yet in the menu)

128204 Matcha Milk Tea @180PhP
Now we all know that matcha is already tea (green tea that is) so does that mean that they just added milk in it?
Nope. Then that would be called matcha latte

Their matcha milk tea has double tea. Aside from green tea, this drink got a black tea base. —now that’s legit. Also, this drink does not contain creamer. They use evaporated milk.

I did not like the tapioca that much though. It’s not as gooey as i would like it to be. Honestly, the best tapioca would be dakasi’s or chowking (naicha— provided that it’s fresh)

I noticed they use plastic straw for this drink— obviously because the tapioca cannot fit in their bamboo straws.

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars
2

Three stars for this experience
128204 Matcha Espresso @190PhP
I would give them a four star if only they had a better ambience that night. It was because of the smell from their neighboring restaurant project pie which is still under construction. It smells like spray paint. The servers told me that the smell started since morning.

A little plus point for the bamboo straw!! How environmental!

Their greenies are always the best snacks here.

FOOD SHOWDOWN!

Nomi matcha vs starbucks vs figaro matcha espresso
Price: starbucks
Amount: Figaro
Taste:... Starbucks!
First, Figaro’s totally out of the picture since they have a funny tasting matcha.
Nomi’s matcha taste is too “serious/ authentic” for espresso blending. I think if you really like a very bitter concoction, you should go order this.
While Starbuck’s teavanna taste still wins because it’s not so bitter and has this unique taste that somehow harmonizes with the espresso taste.

Have you tried all three?

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Jomarie A.
5.0 Stars
5

After our carbo-loading lunch at Little Flour Café, M and I were both super giddy to try out Nomi Matcha's matcha goodies, so much so, that even if it was raining super hard, we walked to Nomi! 128513 We got a bit lost (We were two girls who have zero sense of direction 🤷), but after asking around, we finally found it, and we walked through the gates of matcha heaven! 128525128563

Nomi Matcha is a dainty café that sports pink and green interiors, and is probably one of the most talked about matcha place recently -- with its authentic matcha drinks and desserts, as well as its IG-worthy interior design.

We sat at a booth for two, and started to browse the menu. We wanted to try A LOT of things, but finally settled to get the following:

✅ MATCHA LATTE (Php 160) - 1108811088110881108811088
I've always thought that iced matcha drinks water the matcha goodness down a bit, so I was slightly thankful for the rainy weather -- giving us an excuse to get hot matcha latte. 128154 With one sip, M and I were both able to taste the authenticity. It wasn't sweet at all, and the creaminess of the milk plus the bitter earthiness of the matcha balanced each other out. I enjoyed this a lot, and would recommend this drink to my matcha loving friends!!!

✅ LEGENDARY GREENIES (Php 90) - 11088110881108811088
This was great when paired with the hot matcha latte. While it was a bit expensive for a small piece of matcha brownie, the fudginess, in the form of matcha, is actually quite unique and worth trying. 128522 M said it was similar to a matcha yema, which I eventually agreed with. There was one thing I wasn't that fond of though -- the matcha powder sprinkled on top on the greenie. It was too bitter for my life. 128561

✅ FROZEN S'MORES (Php 250) - 110881108811088110881108811088
By now, you'd know that whenever I extremely liked a certain food item, I'd break the rules and give it 6 out of 5 stars. 128513 And I believe Nomi's Frozen S'mores deserves it. 128150 This was brought to us, and torched in front of us. I excitedly watched as the marshmallow turned slightly brown, and was set on a plate in front of us. We digged in -- and enjoyed the symphony of flavors and textures in our mouths. We were definitely in matcha heaven alright!!! 128154128154128154 The fluffy marshmallow had a slightly crunchy outer layer due to the torching, and was slightly warm. The grade A matcha ice cream was really smooth. And when these two are eaten together in one bite, every matcha lover will surely go weak go the knees. You'll understand when you try it. 128513

Service was generally okay. The female servers were slightly snobbish, but the sole male server was friendly and cheerful. He even waited for us to get our phones ready (for IG stories, of course!) before he started torching our s'mores. Hehe. You're the best, kuya! 128513

Definitely coming back again when I get the chance, so I could get that mouthwatering frozen s'mores again. 128525128154

#EatDrinkSplurge

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
5

Had after-lunch drinks and snacks here one rainy afternoon. I read some positive reviews about this cafe/restaurant, so a friend and I decided to give Nomi Matcha & Açai a try 128522

Upon seating, we were handed the menu, packaged uniquely in adorable envelopes. I initially wanted the hot version of the Matcha Energize, but they only serve this iced. So I opted to order the hot Matcha Latte. We also ordered a serving of their Matcha Churros.

I was delighted that they provided reusable bamboo sticks instead of plastic straws (they had a particular way of washing and cleaning the straws, don’t worry). Wanted to take it home, but wasn’t sure if that was allowed (haha), so we bought one instead, for PHP100.

The drinks were authentic and matcha-licious (not a word I know, I know 128518). Read somewhere that the co-owners import the matcha they use from Kyoto, so I can imagine and pretend being in Japan while sipping on Nomi’s delicious drinks 🇯🇵. The dessert was yummy too; slightly oily, but that’s how churros are, so all good.

Ambiance was sweet and cute, with its pink and green theme, soft couches with throw pillows, corners with instagrammable backgrounds with funny puns as design.

Will definitely be back! They have other interesting and unique menu items that I can’t wait to try 128077🏼

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars
2

I’m not a big fan of matcha but I don’t dislike or hate it or so. It’s just that I’d rather have cheese or chocolates for dessert ‘cause I don’t like green tea that much. But it all changed when I got the chance to try Nomi Matcha on one fateful day.

Julie L tagged me along to finally try some of their offerings. I have no idea what to get and was still full that time so I just tried one of their pastries which is the “Legendary Greenies”. Julie got a couple of pastries and a drink.

The Legendary Greenies is basically a matcha brownie and I didn’t expect it to be that good. The first bite was heaven – it’s pretty moist with dense edge and the matcha wasn’t too overwhelming, at least for my liking. I also like the matcha powder added as it adds a sensation in every bite.

Julie seemed to agree and she also liked the brownie. Now I’m really looking forward to trying the other specials as I really loved the experience.

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Jinky U.
5.0 Stars
8

Matcha lover here 128587🏼‍♀️
This review is a total of 3 visits at this matchalicious place 128076128523
Good food, great service, and cool ambiance 128077128154
I always go during off peak hours so I can get a table right away.

1st visit :
Iced matcha with watermelon juice , aptly named Surprise Me , P170. This combo surprisingly works!
Frozen Marshmallow S’mores , P250 . This.is.the.bomb. Torched marshmallow 128523128523128523 and matcha ice cream 128523128523128523128076
Matcha Cookie , P80. This is just ok for me, I find it too sweet.

2nd visit :
Super Mojo Bowl, P330. This is a very filling meal. Its got grilled shrimp (plump, juicy, with a cajun-like seasoning), roasted pumpkin, cherry tomatoes,chickpeas, bell peppers and lemon. There was a lot, and I mean a lot of rice underneath that bowl. I should have upgraded it to cauliflower rice to hopefully make it less heavy on the tummy.
Simply Matcha, Iced P120. This drink is good! Just a simple iced matcha , no frills, but a good and refreshing drink. I actually prefer this over the one with watermelon in my previous visit.

3rd visit :
Greenies , P90. Their version of brownies.. but with of course — matcha. I’m not a brownie fan but this is definitely something I’d come back for! Yummehhh! And it paired well with their coffee .
Long Black , P120. Thanks to Looloo reviews, I kinda passed on ordering their matcha latte ( I’m not sure if they have improved their matcha latte now). Which is a good thing as I got to try their coffee, and they have a good brew , which would pair perfectly with their matcha treats.

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Denise J.
4.0 Stars

Can’t say I’m the biggest matcha fan but Nomi’s pink and green motif was way too cute to pass up. 128149

Luckily, there was substance behind the cuteness lol.

I got the Matcha Churros and I enjoyed every bite of it! The pastry itself had hints of bitterness so it wasn’t cloying like the other churros I’ve tried. The melted white chocolate drizzled on top was the perfect addition of sweetness that made this dessert quite addicting.

I also ordered the Matcha Latte (iced) to go with the churros. I was scared matcha on matcha would be overkill but the pairing actually worked. The drink was refreshing and not too bitter or sweet.

Eying the Frozen Match S’mores for my next visit!

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
3

My love for everything matcha when my mother's sensei sent us matcha treats from Japan. So I got excited to find out there's another matcha place in Metro Manila.
I tried their Matcha Energetic (Php 140) green tea drink with espresso boost! I liked it both the matcha and coffee married well with each other. Then for desserts tried Legendary Greenies (Php 90) and Green Cookie Monster (Php 80). I liked the Greenies more than the cookie. Matcha brownie that was siksik with matcha goodness. I want one right now.

I also love the ambiance, I could just chill and do some work there.

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Nievs G.
5.0 Stars
9

BGC is a completely foreign place to me (and a bit intimidating, at least initially).

But since having read about the opening of a new matcha place there named Nomi on Spot.ph, my matcha feelers got so excited, of course. I just had to give myself a bit more time before my schedule would allow me to go to the further south of the Metro.

I have tried and enjoyed a couple of matcha cafes here already like Kissako and Tsujiri, which are near to where I live compared to Nomi. So I made a personal quest of mine to visit Nomi and complete my "matcha cafe pilgrimage" in the metro, hahaha.

I know that matcha is an acquired taste, but it has gone a long way here in the Philippine food scene. It just means many have become fans of matcha due the fact (among other reasons) that one can indulge on matcha drinks and desserts without feeling guilty about it. Hehehe. It's healthy stuff, you know.

I was once a non-believer of matcha myself; at first I was repelled by the grassy, stomach-turning bitter taste and I even had a "traumatic" matcha experience six years back that I almost puked. Hahaha. But now I am a full-fledged matcha convert! I wish for more matcha places in the metro and also on the outskirts as well.

Thanks to the combined efforts of BGC Bus, as well as GPS and Google Maps on my phone, I managed to locate Nomi at W City Center at the corner of 30th Street and 7th Avenue (parang streets sa NYC hahaha, sorry ignorante lang).

It is being said that Nomi offers the bitterest matcha. If I had been repulsed by that six years ago, now I welcome to taste the bitterness of (real) matcha.

What I had:

🔸Simply Matcha, iced (₱120) ✔
No additional cream or milk or anything else for now. I wanted to get some matcha basics first, but with a little sweetness on the side. It was served with just a sweet syrup (I asked the server if it was agave syrup or anything else, but she said it was just a regular sugar syrup). At first sip, I knew it was a real deal! I first tasted it without the syrup first -- I found out I could take a pure matcha beverage without the syrup, as it had just a bit of natural sweetness. Just a bit. But of course, I later added it with the syrup to make it a bit more palatable. I loved this. It was so refreshing.

I would have chosen a hot matcha (because I prefer hot matcha drinks), but it was so hot that day so I chose iced instead. If I liked the iced matcha, then I will definitely love the hot one if I get the chance to try it.

🔸Matcha Mix Platter (₱470) - it consisted of:
➡ Matcha Churros
➡ Legendary Greenies ✔
➡ Green Cookie Monster
➡ Tea-ramisu Dream

- Matcha Churros were all right. They were crispy and airy -- in fact, too light and too airy for me compared to other churros I've tried. I wanted them to have some "doughy" texture to balance it out.

- Legendary Greenies was the BOMB! Soft and chewy. It had bit of toasty hints which were well complemented by the sweetness of the brownie itself and the bitterness of the matcha powder. I didn't know if it was made with some rice flour because it was really, really chewy compared to other brownies I have tried, but oh God, I loved this. If I had a box of a dozen Legenedary Greenies, I can finish them all in one sitting! 128513

- Green Cookie Monster was just okay. Sakto lang. Compared to other matcha cookies that I've tried, this one was thick, compact and a bit more chewy, which I liked.

- The Tea-ramisu Dream was a bit lumpy for me. I like Kissako's matcha tiramisu better. But in terms of taste, it had a good balance of bitter, sweet and creamy.

I didn't think that pink and green would go together as an interior color scheme, but they worked here at Nomi. It was so cute. It was a well-lit cafe due to its high windows that let natural light in, although interior lights were turned on too. Some seats were upholstered and had cute throw pillows. I sat on one of these comfy seats.

I also liked the fact that they used bamboo straws.

Servers were friendly, too!

Will be back to try their savory dishes as well as other matcha and non-matcha goodies!

I therefore conclude: Nomi is the bitterest of them all... but in a good way. As in, so, so bitter. If you're looking for some sweet green tea stuff, Nomi is not the place to go. But for serious matcha lovers, Nomi is going to be your next matcha haven!

128221 Note: it has a pre-VAT 10% service charge.

Rating: 4.5/5 (rounded off to 5)

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Pat D.
5.0 Stars
3

It’s my second time here! And.... I’m still in love 128154128154128154. During my first visit, we tried their Karaagedon and frozen smores (recommended by Peanut D). Both were really good! Thanks P.

I brought the whole team here and everyone loved it! We will visit again! Promise 128522 then go to Arabica for coffee.

Food 1108811088110881108811088
➡️ Matcha Mix Platter- if I were to rank it, my #1 legendary greenies (brownies), #2 green cookie monster, #3 tea-ramisu dream and #4 matcha churros (not a fan of this 9996🏻. I guess i prefer my churros with chocolate)
➡️ Gyudon- one of the best I’ve tasted!
➡️ There’s something about the rice in this place! Super sarap! Is their a secret formula or ingredient?

Price 1108811088110881108811088
➡️ Price ranges from 300-350. A bit pricy but It’s definitely worth visiting/ trying out.
128153Frozen Smores P250, Matcha Mix Platter P470, Karaagedon P290, Gyudon P350

Ambiance & Service 11088110881108811088️ or 3.5
➡️ You always have to wait long. Good thing their staff are really nice and they update you. Kulang ang 1 hour na lunch break.
➡️ The place is soooo cute. I love everything about it.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
10

Matcha has always been a favorite of mine since the early 2010 when Matcha desserts and drinks were so scarce! I used to frequent Akiba Cafe in Megamall that offered ALL THINGS MATCHA! Matcha Latte, frappe, cake, cookies cheesecake! Fast forward to round 2016, Matcha became such a hit that everyone wanted Matcha! Restaurants adapted too. Even non-Japanese restaurants had Matcha in their dessert or drink menu.

From this point on, good Matcha desserts became so rare with prices of almost anything with Matcha soaring high...There are a few stores specializing in Matcha anything but their expansion haven't been so aggressive. I guess the target market of those who really love Matcha sans the hype is small...

Enter Nomi Matcha...

The newest player in the Matcha flair, this restaurant is owned by 3 Japanese Nationals, one of which has a Matcha Farm as their family business. They use only the highest grade of matcha so I don't know what can get more legit than this.

Nomi Matcha tries it's best to deliver authentic Matcha treats. This means less sugar and less milk - unlike how we, Filipinos, were used to. Here, they would like to highlight the natural sweetness and flavors of matcha using minimal sweeteners and dairy.

In a sponsored rendezvoos, we got to meet the owners and tried some of their offerings...

Starting with Beverages----

| Matcha Surprise! If you are a Matcha beginner, try this drink. They mixed in some fruit flavors into the Matcha creating a contrasting but refreshing summer flavor.

| Simply Matcha - I never had a simple Matcha and water with sugar drink that's as good as this. No pretending, no fuss --- just pure and refreshing Matcha!

| Hot Matcha infused with Lime - as simple as it is, this one's a delight! Loved how the flavors of Matcha came out more with just a little kick of lime

| Matcha Latte - balanced with just the right sweetness and milk - this can come as bland for some because it's not as sweet as the usual. You can ask them to adjust your drink - more matcha or sugar, however you like it

Onto the desserts...

| Give Me Everything! Matcha dessert sampler with Matcha Tiramisu, Matcha Cookie, Greenies and Matcha Churros. I LOVED EVERYTHING HERE!

The Tiramisu had a good kick of Matcha, good ratio of cream and mascarpone. It isn't overwhelming for a Matcha lover but can get too much if you are a newbie.

The Legendary Greenie was the best for me! I have never had a Matcha version of a brownie that wasn't cloying. It had the texture and consistency of the great brownies, good matcha kick and best of all? Not too sweet!

The cookie was good too. Moist and chewy!

The Churros were a big hit as well. What's good about this was that the Churros itself was made of Matcha. Maybe this would be GREAT if they had a matcha dip added.

| Matcha Smores was also my fave! You have to try this! Taking inspiration from Dominique Ansel's Smores - Matcha Ice cream enveloped chocolate and graham, covered with fluffy marshmallow, served in a stick and torched right before your eyes! Loved the burnt marshmallow flavor and OMG the Matcha Ice Cream was sooooo good!

Also, just to highlight, Nomi Matcha has a good selection of savory dishes with "healthy" options. We tried the Chicken Power Bowl that had tender and tasty slices of chicken on top of Japanese rice.

Then we also tried their Karaage which was a tad salty and nothing really wow.

Overall, we loved our Nomi Matcha experience! Will definitely be back with the family!

PSA: they have good internet plus charging ports so if you are a work from anywhere person like me, you are more than welcome here :)

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Charlzz C.
4.0 Stars
3

Im not a connoisseur nor an aficionado and as I might say closed minded when it comes to this Japanese green thing known as matcha . Brought about by my several not so pleasant experiences here in the Philippines, many of the matcha flavored drinks and food were not the real deal and I abhore "FAKE" food ingredients that are always concealed by sweetness and food coloring. However raves on Instagram and reviews here on Looloo tickled my curiosity and with recommendation of Reich T which is one of the credible authorities when it comes to the quality of matcha ,thats when the cloud of doubt just flew away and immediatelywent two days after.

The place has this white ,green and pink color scheme and a high ceiling that I would say refreshens and revitalizing after a sweltering walk around Bonifacio Global City.

This matcha joint serves both savoury dishes and sweet food items though I only tried the pastry and beverage.

**Simply Matcha- Im doubtful at first but as my first sip sunk in,a big wow is all I can think of.Complex yet nice calming properties of a tea , subtle vegetal bitterness and hint of sweetness at the end.Simplicity is beauty personified in flavor. An unadulterated , unpretentious drink, I'm definitely a super fan of this wonderful beverage.

**Tea ramisu Dream- A dauntless Italian dessert modified with EurAsian flair.Visually attractive I thought it was grass in a square wooden box so at first theirs a bit hesitation to dug it.Their rendition of this Venetian classic was top notch instead of the booze or liqueur they suffused it with that lovely matcha flavor.Not overwhelmingly sweet which a big plus .Though a little dense for my taste but still a job well done for this item.

Pricewise- I would say reasonable and the service efficiency is good.A big bonus is that they have nice magazines especially updated issues of both Southern and Northern Living.128522

Love this matcha place authentic,certified and not your usual deceitful matcha joints.And with the tranquil ambiance this is a good location for that "muni muni" moments and "me" tiime while sipping a calming cup of Japanese green tea.127861127861127861

Its worth the trip.128077128077128077

#tseeboogASIANO

#looloosummergiveaway2018

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
3

Been waiting for months to try this one out since ive been passing through this area alot. It finally opened last month i guess, being a matcha holic i certainly wouldnt let this pass especially that its on my turf, one after another review keeps coming in, roughly i had an idea what to expect based on the reviews but im certainly here for non other than matcha. Having tried some of the best matcha products my expectations for a shop that specializes in matcha was quite high. Certainly the best way to find out is to try it out.

The interiors was quite cute, pastel hue on seats and wall, it was actually enticing towards women just like the interiors of sunnies cafe. But im here for matcha so a matcha addict must settle on these pastel interior. 128512

Even its hot outside i ordered for hot matcha latte since i read somewhere that the warm 1 is way better than the cold one. The hot matcha latte itself looks okay, im not sure if they tried making some artsy on it but my drink had this toronto raptors like logo on top (3 claws) as for the taste, it was an okay matcha drink, abit underwhelming for me as i feel it had much more milk but i guess i appreciate if theres a tangy of bitterness on my matcha drink. As for the drink i certainly would be back, instructing them to upped the matcha a little bit.

As for the desserts, hmmm... to be honest i find it abit expensive where as their matcha brownie was pegged at more or less around 100 for its size. But make no mistake, this brownies was certainly good i just think its a bit expensive. Same with the matcha tiramisu, well this item certqinly looks good but the taste is a different factor :) it has this wet foamy mid part that isnt my kind of snacks nor dessert.

I definitely would love to try other items here but i feel that the items on menu are abit lacking in terms of being a matcha place like matcha softee is missing or matcha lava cake or maybe even matcha noodles. 🤣

But overall, servers were nice, the nterior smells a little hint of paint or something that im sure would disappear after couple of weeks. I honestly would pegged this at 3 stars but upon consideration since they gave me extra matcha powder that i used to add more matcha to my drink and tiramisu, ill have this review in clinching 4 stars. I really feel that this place has a potential but it just wasnt able to hit it yet this time.

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars
10

Not to brag or be super picky but I have been in constant search for a good matcha drink. Ever since visiting Japan, others fail in comparison. No matter how some say that it’s good, I still have a pretty high standard when it comes to that tea. There are a couple of good places here in the metro that serve good ones. And I wonder if Nomi Matcha will satisfy my matcha craving. Hmm…

It was lunch hour that time so my friend and I decided to go for their Power Packed Bowls. I had their Fire Me Up Some Salmon (P350) while he had their Super Mojo Shrimp (P330). His choice had Grilled Spiced Shrimp, Roasted Pumpkin, Cherry Tomato, Chickpeas and Bell Peppers. The shrimp had this sauce over it which added a nice taste to the dish. My bowl on the other hand had Torched Salmon, Cucumber, Grilled Asparagus and Roasted Carrots. I liked the simple taste of the seared salmon. The sesame seeds atop added to that smokey flavor. We opted for just their Japanese White Rice but you can with Organic Brown Rice (+ P50), Red or White Quinoa (+ P80) or Cauliflower Rice (+ P80). It makes the bowl healthy and will make you feeling full. But with that said, I do find that the bowls are expensive. The taste was simple and fresh but I know that with the price of my bowl alone, I could grab an even healthier one at another restaurant. Serving size was just okay too and good for one.

Their Legendary Greenies (P90) is their version of a brownie but a matcha one! This is served a bit warm which I really liked. The brownie itself was quite dense, and you could taste the richness of the matcha in.

Can I have more of that Tea-ramisu Dream (P180) please! That was a demand, and not even a question. Haha. I liked the gentle taste of the matcha here. It was very creamy and soft too. I preferred this one over their brownie just because this had a lighter taste.
If you nomi, then you’d know that I prefer hot drinks over cold ones. Oh, see what I did there? 128521 Anyway, I decided to go for a cold one for it was very hot that day. I needed to cool myself off. You could customize the sweetness of their Iced Matcha Latte (P160). I had mine at one of the lowest level so as to get a better taste of the tea. I liked the earthy taste of the matcha here. It was very smooth and refreshing. Still, I’d probably go for their hot ones as I find to get a better taste of the tea there. Maybe next time 🙂

And this visit was yet another mix of hits and misses. I do recommend to have this as your dessert go to place, especially if you like matcha. Not sure about their other meals but I just find it to be pricey. Plus, there are lots of good restos in the area. But if you must have a massive craving for matcha, make this your stop. Enjoy the interiors and satisfy your match craving here. 🙂

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Gyl T.
4.0 Stars

128154128154128154128154128154 Hot and Iced (not in photo) Matcha Latte - got both drinks with no sweeteners (syrup/honey) I was afraid that it will be too milky, like most matcha lattes, but this one got the mixture right! You can definitely taste the matcha, and it wasn’t just a hint of matcha. It was full-bodied flavour

128154128154128154128154128154 Frozen Matcha S’mores - the best dessert among all that I’ve ordered. They would torch the marshmallow in front of you. And it being a marshmallow, it was sweet. But i like how there was a crunch to it as you dig through the s’mores

Sample Sample (4 desserts in one order)
128154128154128154 matcha churros - it was crunchy on the outside but chewy on the inside! It had the taste of matcha, but I think they placed too much plain white choco on top, that the matcha flavour of the churros was over powered
128154128154128154 matcha brownies - it definitely had the matcha taste, however it reminded me more of a fudge bar than a brownie bar.
128154 matcha tiramisu - didn’t taste the matcha at all, it was overly creamy, the cake layer was too soggy when it should have been soft and spongy.
128154128154128154 matcha cookie - it had the matcha flavor, it was what I expected of a matcha cookie. But I think it needs some chunky bits, like white chocolate or pretzel or something.

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Cindy S.
3.0 Stars
4

There’s a new matcha place in BGC and I’ve been dying to check them out since they opened! A few of my foodie friends already got to visit and legit FOMO hit me, so I dragged Norman Lester T to finally Nomi. 127861

First up, the place is really pretty! I love the pastel pink and green theme. It’s very bright, airy and gives off a feel-good ambience. And being matcha monsters, we ordered the following —

127861 Iced Matcha Latte (160php)
Because it’s friggin’ hot outside, Norman Lester T opted for the iced version of their Matcha Latte. I honestly had high hopes for their matcha drink, but it was just okay for me. It has that earthy matcha taste one would look for in a match drink but there’s still something missing. The “wow” factor isn’t there. And because of this, we decided to order the hot version.

127861 Hot Matcha Latte (160php)
The hot matcha is much better than the iced version. It’s milky and rich, not too sweet and just right. I loved its soothing and earthy smell! 128517

127861 Tiramisu Dream (180php)
In-house lady fingers in matcha syrup and cream filling. This too, was just okay. I was hoping for it to be a little moist but instead it was coarse. Beautiful presentation though! 128154

127861 Matcha Churros (130php)
The churros looked amazing when they served it, but upon the first bite, and the second, and the third... It was just too oily and crumbles a little too fast. It was served with a white chocolate dip that hardened too soon.

Guess I’d just have to be back again to try it. Hoping to fall in love with their Matcha Latte on my next visit. For peeps who still haven’t visited, Nomi is still worth checking out. 128154

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Bea Patricia J.
3.0 Stars
9

April 14, 6pm || a few weeks new, my sister and I couldn’t resist this escape to matcha paradise! (Saving Tsujiri for another day)

We entered the cafe with HIGH EXPECTATIONS because it’s a specialty cafe in the first place 128517 aaand the ads on facebook and instagram are alluring spells!!! Rawrr

Before my detailed food review, let me just say how this place is literally an eye candy! See photos for better appreciation :) CALLING CYBER FRIENDS : they have multiple OUTLETS!! Add this to the list of secret cozy places to work/study 128517 #beauphoria for work/study buddies!

TOP TO BOTTOM BULLET LIST :
✳️ GREENIES
Rating : EXPLOSIVE MILKYWAY!! 10024
I’ve never..had..brownies..like this..before... 128557 tapos matcha pa!! Tapos P90 lang!! What!! 🤧 it’s chewy yet moist at the same time, and matcharapppp promise 🤤 have two of these nalang instead of having tiramisu / churros 128517 #TRUSTME
On my second order, I asked them to make it ALL MATCHA (without the white sugar dust so it wont be too sweet) Ahhhh so good!!!

✳️ FLAT WHITE (P160)
Rating : ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚪️
I’ve had bolder, creamier ones but this somehow tastes as it should! T’was my greenies’ perfect match 10084

✳️ CHURROS (P130)
My sister’s rating : ⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
My rating : ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚪️⚪️

Haha zero talaga sa kapatid ko because for her it was TOO OILY. As for me, I appreciate the “crunch” and slightly gooey matcha inside, that sadly DOESNT taste like matcha. And yes it IS too oily 128517 and the white chocolate was nothing like white chocolate 🧐 and it dried up too soon! MAYBE a FONDUE MATCHA DIP would be better, with plain churros with matcha dust. dibaaaa? Or is it just me 128517 ( hi Nomi matcha hope you got the letter I sent you that day hehehe)

✳️ iced MATCHA LATTE (P160)
Rating : ⚫️⚫️⚪️⚪️⚪️

I specifically asked them to serve my drink LAYERED. (I have a thing for layers) it’s basically to taste the matcha first, then the milk base, and how it blends well together.
>> Matcha Layer : earthy, bittersweet, thick, slightly grainy but still bold
>> Milk Base : quite ordinary. Not thick to easily identify as full cream, but not watery either to say it’s skimmed or non fat. In any case, the milk choice could have been better! Creamy, rich and vanilla-like would mesh well with the matcha intensity.

When I finally mixed it, poof! Ordinary latte nalang :( like the one’s you have at so-so tea shops.

Serenitea’s matcha latte / CBTL’s green tea latte with double matcha powder is better than this, imo.

** having this HOT is a different story :) it tastes bolder, + the latte art! Pero di parin :(

✳️ SURPRISE ME (P170)
Rating : ⚫️⚪️⚪️⚪️⚪️
They have different concoctions (experiements) depending on the chef’s preference. Well what we had wasn’t a pleasant surpise 128517 Watermelon syrup with bold matcha just doesn’t look and taste right. Perhaps it’s the recipe that day, perhaps it’s the matcha, or the kind of watermelon syrup? 🧐 Too pricy for a random drink. Maybe a smaller option, at a lower price point, could be reasonable 128521

** after the churros, we found the cookie shot and the cookie too expensive to try 🙃 that’s why we bought more greenies instead 128517 it’s the only reason why I’ll have a # of next times!!!Then walk straight to Arabica. Haha

I also included my raw review on paper! I just . . . Had to! Because I care! && Because MATCHA!

PS : They have outlets, folks!!
PS2 : Very commendable staff! +points ! But still giving the matcha selection 3stars :s (except greenies)

Heyyy matcha friends how was your visit? Baka they improved their recipe na? My visit was 2 weeks ago 128517

Looloove,
B 128131🏻

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Norman Lester T.
3.0 Stars
5

Nomi Matcha is one of those places I’ve been wanting to visit. My ‘want’ turned to ‘need’ when I saw the reviews of Jayson J Christina R Dennis O and Ruth S about this place. I immediately told Cindy S that we need to visit this place asap. And so we did last week.

I was so excited to order their Matcha Latte because I like everything matcha. Matcha peeps, where are yah? 128154 I had their Iced Matcha Latte with high expectations as this is a matcha haven as one review suggests. I took my first sip and it was.. okay. Just okay. The matcha taste was strong, which is actually good. However it lacks something. I would describe it as it lacks depth. If you can use that in describing food or drink. The matcha kick is there but the drink is not rich. I’m not sure, maybe because of their milk? Wala yung lingering aftertaste na pagtapos mo inumin mapapasabi ka ng “ahhh ang sarap!”

Since Cindy S and I were not satisfied with our drink, we tried the hot version. It’s kind of better compared to the iced one, but there’s really something that’s missing.

We also had their Matcha Churros with white chocolate dip and their Tiramisu Dream. Both were good actually. I particularly liked the matcha churros as I think it’s value for money. Cindy S liked the Tiramisu as it has strong matcha powder on top. It’s also so IG-worthy!

I hope they become more consistent with their drinks as I truly believe that Nomi has a lot of potential to be the next favorite matcha place. I’ll definitely be back again to try other items in the menu. 128154

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
6

Back at NOMI!!! Combining my 2nd and 3rd visit into one para hindi paulit ulit hahaha! 128123128123128123

*2nd visit - with my matcha “hater” officemates
*3rd visit - #looloorendevoos with the awesome and nice owners, Peanut D. Mommy Clarissa P + Baby, and Reich T. 128522

*PLACE*

Saying it again... PLACE IS REALLY PRETTY. Super pretty!!! It’s hard not to fall in love w the place. 128154128149 Not only is the place pretty, it’s also a good place to spend quality time w your friends/girlfriends/loved ones. Also, a place to do some work and/or have some “me time”. 128521

*FOOD*

| SAVORY: 3.5/5 127775127775127775.5

CHICKEN POWER POWL.
- this was good and filling. Chicken was cooked perfectly. Loved the pesto + toasted cashew sauce and the carrots!! Only comment would be the egg. It wasn’t cooked “perfectly”. 128529128528128581🏻‍♀️

KARAAGEDON.
- When they served this, I just can’t help but feel so excited. It smells so good and tempting. But sadly, even without the salt, the chicken was salty. If only they can provide more kewpie and the shredded cabbage just to somehow lessen the saltiness.

| SWEETS: 4/5 127775127775127775127775

FROZEN MARSHMALLOW S’MORES.
- FAVE!!!! Sooooo good! You have have have to try this!!! And oh, this was surprisingly not too sweet. 💯💯💯💯

GIVE ME EVERYTHING. The set includes the following:

MATCHA CHURROS (3 cute pieces)
- Our favorite! Freshly made + perfectly fried churros! Not too oily and sweet. Matcha taste was just right. Even without any dip/sauce/syrup, it was already good! Definitely coming back for the churros!!!!

LEGENDARY GREENIES
- Yuuuuum!!! Chewy and moist matcha brownie!
- 2nd visit comment: If only they can lessen the matcha powder on top. But during my 3rd visit, matcha powder was lesser and not too “overpowering”.

MATCHA COOKIE
- Just like the brownie, this was also good!! Though I liked this better with the white choco syrup than w the caramel syrup. Caramel made the cookie too sweet for me and somehow lessen the matcha taste.

TEA-RAMISU DREAM (MATCHA TIRAMISU)
- 2nd visit: huhu this was kind of too much for us. Matcha powder on top was TOO MUCH that all you can taste and feel was the strong/thick matcha powder. Also, too creamy/milky and nothing else. 128528
- 3rd visit: lesser matcha powder now but in terms of the taste, nothing really extra extra special imho. Not for me. 128529

| DRINKS: 4.5/5

MATCHA LATTE. Surprisingly better now. It’s not too strong for me now. I can now say that I like this better than Arabica! 128518128521

MATCHA REFRESHER. Fave!! A refreshing drink indeed! Loved the combination of matcha drink + lime. 128154

SIMPLY MATCHA. Simply gooooood!!! Plain and simple matcha drink.

SURPRISE ME!. Matcha + Watermelon? Weird? Not really! For non-matcha lovers, this is a good drink to try! 128521

Overall, it was a fun fuuuun matcha experience. Can’t wait for them to finalize the menu and for the smoothie bowls to be available real soon!! 🤗 Thank you Nomi and looloo. 128154128153

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars
8

The first time i got a whiff of Nomi Matcha at Instagram, i got giddy with excitement. A week has past, i am still giddy. Another week has past...giddy became eager. Another week has past...eager became impatient. I waited for their opening date like an impatient girlfriend waiting for her significant other. The kind whose behaviour merits a restraining order. Matcha lovers will share the same sentiments as there limited places in the Metro that offers our favourite poison.

After x number of waiting, Nomi Matcha opened their doors to the public. Woo-hoo! All the impatience disappeared and i found myself twirling around with glee.

Trivia Time:

Did you know that Nomi is “To Drink” in Japanese.

Here i thought it is the name of an ancient being who happens to be the God of Matcha but I am fine with the actual definition.

A lil bit of background on how Nomi was conceptualised. Three friends took a leap of faith, quit their jobs, flew to Manila and followed their passion, then came Nomi. Why Manila? Well, our beloved city has the least number of matcha places and apparently there are a lot of Filipinos who is into matcha.

Interior. I love how bright the place is! The usage of pastel pink and green brings an inviting facade. The walls are adorned with witty catch phrases and dem cute leaf drawings. I like how they incorporated bits and pieces of Minimalism here and there.

Drinks

| Simply Matcha. This green hued drink is a revelation! Who would have thought that matcha tastes great sans milk. I like how balanced the taste is - enough bitterness that will tickle every matcha lovers fancy.

| Matcha Latte. One can never go wrong with good ole fashioned matcha latte. This is not like the others where all you can taste is sugar and milk. Perfect proportions of creamy with hints of grassy x bitterness from the matcha.

| Matcha Refresher. This drink is a breath of fresh air. Who knew that matcha goes well with lime? According to Asuka, Matcha goes well with any type of citrus fruit and it is 10x as potent (double the health benefits)

| Surprise Me! This drink is for the adventure seekers. You will not know what type of drink it is until is served. I am not gonna tell you what we had, it defeats the purpose . If you want to be Surprised with awesome and refreshing flavours, i suggest you try it, now. Yes, NOW.

Grub

Nomi offers the best of both worlds with their savoury dishes. If you want something guilt-free and healthy, they have a wide array of healthy bowls - from Vegan to Keto. Health buffs can opt to customise their bowls - fancy some quinoa? Or cauliflower rice perhaps?

| Chicken Power Bowl. Roasted chicken, 6 minute egg, grilled tomatoes, shredded carrots and toasted cashew. I love how the chicken is cooked - juicy and seasoned well. The veggies are cooked to perfection, Yasss! The carrots are not mushy.

| Karaagedon. Crispy fried chicken bites with Kewpie, lemon, cabbage and steamed Japanese rice. This is just okay for me as i find the chicken a tad too salty for my preference. The other elements of the dish is good though - chicken is cooked well - crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside sort of thing.

Sweets

| Frozen Marshmallow Smores. Campfire smores wrapped around high grade matcha ice cream with a lil bit of chocolate. One of the best tasting desserts i had in a while. The matcha ice cream inside is perfection and somewhat tones down the sweetness of the smores. And i dont mind a lil torching action on my dessert.

Sample Sample! A sample platter of their signature desserts.

| Tea-ramisu Dream
| Matcha Churros
| Legendary Greenies
| Matcha Cookie

Everything on this platter is awesome. Top honours goes to dem churros! I loved how they incorporated matcha in this dish - no matcha dip nor super sweet coating. The churros itself is matcha flavoured - a dash of fave green powder mixed with the flour. It is fried to perfection and not overly sweet. The brownie is to die for - chewy and has the right amount of matcha. What about the cookies, you ask? Well....it is matchacookielicious. The caramel drizzle works well with the matcha as it adds a lil bit of sweetness. The tiramisu on the other hand is not like the ones you get at Italian joints as the pastry chef wanted to create something unique and can only be found in Nomi. No rum, no mascarpone, just lady fingers dipped in matcha with some cream. I like this as well as this is not the usual. Id always go for the original and one of a kind. And yes, matcha!

Nomi has it all - awesome savoury dishes, refreshing drinks for the matcha lovers and neophytes and decadent matcha desserts. I mean, what more can you ask for?

Uhmmm. Matcha soft serve please 128514

This event is sponsored by the awesome human beings of Nomi and |oo|oo

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