OOMA

Edades Tower and Garden Villas, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila

OOMA
4.7
4.5 Stars

15 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6329586712

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

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

Most Recent Reviews

Sandy V.
4.0 Stars
4

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Abe C.
5.0 Stars
3

Hanger Steak, how I've missed you so...

I'm so glad there's Ooma Rockwell so it's a little closer to home. Although the upcoming and proximity friendly BGC branch excites me, this branch shall do fine for now. Quite a choice for lunch to my Mom and I last Sat, which is my 2nd visit in less than a week. Although we waited for maybe 15 minutes despite the lateness of the visit, we were well managed and entertained by Lenster (hope I got her name right), because Kris wasn't on duty yet. That shows that their staff are well trained and have the proper amount of "bibbo" 128513

We sat at the 2nd floor which was a nice new experience for me. I liked it there, gave me a glimpse of the other interior decoration of Ooma. The semi industrial mixed with their Japanese decorations worked well. It's fairly simple but pleasing to the eye. Their aircon woes still present though surprisingly not as bad despite the high noon. Maybe because Lenster sat me at the table in front of their wall fan. Haha. But it ruined my hair. 128514

Anyway, off to our orders...

Soft Shell Crab Open Taco Maki (P199) - always a favorite of mine, though their soft shell crab tasted more done today than usual. Usually a home run 5/5, today it was a 4/5 for me.

Salmon Tataki (P195) - raw salmon, thinly cut, with its edges pan seared with sesame seeds. Presented with ginger garlic sauce, and garnished with pickled red radish and roasted pineapples. Likely marinated with vinegar as traditional tataki's are known, I liked this a lot. Already a love of salmon, this is a different take to raw salmon / sashimi. I've tried the Tuna Tataki before but it's been a while, I liked the acidity and the flavor of the sauce blends well with this. About 5 to 6 nice pieces. It's more quality than quantity kind of an experience. God knows I've had my share of salmon sashimi in buffets, but this is different, a good different. Try it! 4.5/5

Hanger Steak (P495) - medium rare to medium cooked strips of Hanger Steak on a bed of sweet potato mash, with baby potato chips for saltiness and texture. Terribly good, gamey than usual beef steak, this is a must order for first timers, big groups and... for me! You just have to get their Unli plain rice (free!) with this. Why, carbs, why???

Service by Rochelle upstairs was excellent! They've added new dishes pala from the original menu like Baked Salmon Gratin (which is awesome), and maybe 2 of the Aburi Maki's (the Steak one was not to my liking) are also fairly new.

Anyway, Ooma Rockwell looks to be successful for the Moment group, as it replaced their Italian resto in the same venue. Good decision. Now, for the BGC branch... Soon!

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Bernisse C.
5.0 Stars
9

I’ve been dying to try Ooma ever since I heard that Ooma and Sensei Sushi have the same owners. I was ecstatic 128518 when they opened a branch at Rockwell as Megamall was too far from home.

Since yesterday was a holiday, Ooma did not accept reservations so we figured we need to go early to avoid the long lines. We arrived at around quarter to six in the evening and were seated immediately. Considering it was still very early, by the time we got there, only two tables were available.

Upon seated, we were served with their house tea127861 while giving us ample time to choose our orders. Loved their tea! It had a hint of brewed coffee 9749️ I do need to comment that their menu is beautiful. I loved how they added several photos of their bestselling dishes. It was smart to do so as people are very visual when it comes to practically anything. It took us a while to decide what to order as everything looks and sounds amazing. In the end, we settled for their Salmon Skin Aburi Maki, Tempura and Soft Shell Crab Maki, Hanger Steak, and Uni Udon. I took K's words that Ooma had small servings which is why we ordered that much for two people. Good thing we were able to finish everything

128032 SALMON SKIN ABURI MAKI [P275] 1108811088110881108811088
Aburi, meaning to “burn something”, is a traditional Japanese of blowtorch – direct flame to burn. It can be deconstructive or tame and the art of aburi brings out amazing things – a different flavor and an enticing aroma that fills the entire place. The Salmon Skin Aburi Maki is composed of torched salmon, crispy salmon skin, asparagus, cream cheese, wasabi aioli, and teriyaki sauce.

I absolutely LOVE this dish. It was love at first bite and I instantly gave it five stars. The salmon skin is very very crispy and the salmon was beautiful cooked – lightly torched but still maintaining that fresh and soft salmon meat. All the other elements (asparagus, cream cheese, wasabi aioli, teriyaki sauce) gave the maki tons of flavors. It was super creamy and flavorful that I just had to scoop another whole maki immediately in my mouth. Each bite was like biting into a beautiful symphony of harmonic flavors.

🦀 TEMPURA AND SOFT SHELL CRAB MAKI [P285] 11088110881108811088
Soft Shell Crab • Tempura • Radish • Cucumber • Basil • Cherry Tomatoes

This was also good but the Salmon Skin Aburi suited my taste buds better. This one had a fresher and lighter taste and gives a healthier overall feeling. What I liked about this maki is that both the tempura and soft shell crab were very crunchy and flavorful. As you bite into the maki, you’ll feel a nice blend of different textures – crisp from the proteins and soft from the rice and vegetables. I liked how the cucumber and cherry tomatoes gave a very fresh and cleansing taste to it. It’s a great balance to the other heavy flavors of the dish.

128046 HANGER STEAK [P495] 1108811088110881108811088
Sous-vide hanger tender • Sautéed mushrooms • White truffle oil • Sweet Potato Mash • Crispy baby potato • Herb Aioli • Ponzu butter

When I saw the photo on their menu, I thought this was going to be a small serving. Oh boy did I got it wrong. One serving was more than enough for 2 people to share and feel completely satisfied. Please do note that all their big plates come with unlimited rice. Even though it is just hanger steak, it was cooked beautifully. The steak was very soft and tender as it was cooked medium. I loved the very Japanese flavors that ooze out of this dish. The sweet potato mash 127840 is very smooth and creamy! (I need a whole bowl of this mashed sweet potato on a daily basis. That’s how good it was.) It went very well with the hanger steak and truffle oil. The thin slices of baby potatoes gave an extra kick of flavor, however, it wasn’t crispy anymore. But nonetheless, it is a very good dish. Also, the P495 is very worth it.

127836 UNI UDON [P495]1108811088110881108811088
Fresh uni • Shrimp • Onion • Fresh Mushrooms • Nori crumbs • Scallion • Uni cream sauce

This Uni Udon is amazing! The uni flavor in the very creamy cream sauce is evident. It tasted like a very creamy carbonara with a burst of wonderful uni flavor. I loved how the udon was perfectly cooked and how the flavors mingled with each other. To compare, this is even better than the great Salmon and Uni Pasta I mentioned in my FAT’s review.

127796 COCONUT LIME PANNA COTTA [P195] 11088110881108811088
Okinawa syrup • Puffed rice
I had mixed feelings with this dessert. The coconut lime panna cotta itself was DELICIOUS. It was very smooth and creamy. Although it was thick, it leaves a light and clean taste to the palate. I could eat five servings of this panna cotta by its own in one sitting. However, the syrup was a bit off for me. It had a sweet and sour taste that did not really compliment the panna cotta. Also, the puffed rice is crispy and added a beautiful texture to the dessert. But the chili powder on top of the puffed rice was really off. Too bad, it would have been a really good dessert if they removed the chili powder and tweak the syrup a bit.

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Service was great. The servers were attentive despite the packed restaurant. Food were all served within 15 minutes of ordering.

PLACE 1108811088110881108811088
I loved the Japanese🇯🇵 feel of the restaurant. It had a cement wall with several Japanese touches such as the flag and counters. It also had a high ceiling and a mimic of wooden windowns. The place was a bit small though but it does have a second floor to accommodate more customers.

I will definitely be back for more visits as the food is very good. Although it may seem expensive at first, the quality and serving size do compensate for it. Makis have around 6 to 7 pieces per serving. The hanger steak is more than enough for two people. To be honest, our orders were good for 3-4 people, not two 128514128055 We were very bloated right after finishing everything. Also, as mentioned earlier, unlimited rice 127834 is served for the big plates. If I had to cut our orders, I’d remove the tempura and soft shell crab maki and the coconut lime panna cotta, not that it was bad but the others were just better. Despite those, it definitely deserves five stars 11088️ Overall, it was really a great experience. Everything was Oomalicious!128069

Photos:
1. Tempura and Soft Shell Crab Maki
2-3 Salmon Skin Aburi Maki
4 Hanger Steak
5 Uni Udon
6 Coconut Lime Panna Cotta

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
4

Ooma makes its way a bit further south to Makati! While I wish that this gem of a Japanese restaurant by the Moment Group had opened sooner in BGC as originally planned, Rockwell area is close enough especially on a Sunday when there's hardly traffic between BGC and Makati. So last Sunday, we decided to have dinner after our movie and mass in Powerplant Mall here.

First time in this area (Edades Tower section of Rockwell), apparently it's behind Powerplant, just a tower adjacent with famed Dean and DeLuca. Not surprised that there was quite a queue, but the staff organized it well.

Interiors of this felt a bit more simple than Megamall, as it had more industrial gray, errr more like cement, as a key element in its walls and flooring. Still felt fresh and modern though.

We waited maybe 30 minutes outside. We were tempted to eat there already but we decided to stick it out. Ugh, we were better off outside because the aircon at the g/f was not working well. We sat in the center a bit to the right and I was sweating bullets. Sorry, -1 for that oversight, even if it's the building's issue.

Not to be fazed in this, I was very thankful that the Megamall manager whom I've grown accustomed to, Kris, is now this branch's manager. She recognized me and said hi and how are you to me and my wife. That was nice of her, and she even took our order as we were about to finally be seated. Great job, Kris!

What we ordered:

UNI Sashimi - great touch with the ponzu sauce and hint of truffle. P199 and decent quantity. Uni, as it is sea urchin, isn't for everyone. An acquired taste, I didn't appreciate it until maybe 5 years ago or so. (truffle and uni sashimi? Come on!) rating 5/5

Ebi and Kani Aburi Maki - Aburi Maki means torched portions, so the Ebi, kani, cream cheese, Tempura bits, aligue mayo make for a wonderful symphony of flavors and texture in one's mouth. Rating, 4.5/5

Slight kitchen glitch (or was it a server issue) with the Aburi Maki only served at the tail end. Dunno if they forgot it or what but the Buta Kakuni arrived earlier.

Buta Kakuni - slow roasted pork belly in cream sauce. A bit of a coconut hint to the sauce. Yowza, it's ironically only the first time I tried this, considering they've had this since the beginning. Great thing to try new things once in a while, huh? Rating 4.5/5

Besides, some menu items of Ooma are new, too. Separate review for my last Megamall visit, though.

They still serve Unli rice which is great. And free.

Kris also comp'd (or gave a freebie) us a Matcha Tiramisu for dessert! Great flavor, but my critique is that it shouldn't be too thick at the core of the Tiramisu. It should be moist but a bit airy. But hey, it's free, so it's a solid 3.5/5 and thank you, Kris!

Service 4/5, very good except for the delay in serving the Aburi Maki, plus the receptionist out front didn't update me promptly after she promised she would. Minor glitches.

Great job, Kris and team Ooma Rockwell. I'll see you guys at BGC soon, I hope! That Cue BBQ venue for it is waiting!

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Michael A.
5.0 Stars
8

The food is great. The service is fast. Very recommended place.

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Maureen S.
5.0 Stars
2

Because I was so hungry and eager to eat, was not able to take pictures of the other dishes 128514128514128514

This is my third visit and I continue to love it, even more than the first time around!

My personal favorites are : Salmon Skin Maki, Hanger Steak and Scallop and Tuna Maki 128523128523128523

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Ginny B.
4.0 Stars

Not mindblowing as expected, but it was still a good dinner. Top picks are the hanger steak, ebi & kani aburi, and the salmon tartare aburi.

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Deck A.
5.0 Stars
3

I think I gained 10 pounds after eating here. Take note that there was only 2 of us who devoured these meals plus 2 cups of rice per person. As usual, had to wait for more than an hour for a table to be available but it was okaaaayy because the food was superb and yummy! 10084

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Russel D.
5.0 Stars

Dinner after hearing a lot of good news 128516

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Ron R.
3.0 Stars

Ooma's oyako don was pretty hefty and could provide for two people. Downside was the eggs on it are so fresh it gives you a mushy rice. There's also a bitter after taste to this. There are better versions out there.

However, their makis re really good. Get those instead. 128077

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Gerald G.
5.0 Stars
4

Had an opporutnity to try Ooma for lunch w/ my family. I've never heard of Ooma before this so rest assured what I have to say is not influenced by hype... the food was awesome! And fairly reasonably priced too!

We tried the Hanger Steak, Oyako Don, Salmon Tataki and Ebi Tempura and everything was superb.

The service was excellent as well. Overall, two thumbs up!

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Angel U.
5.0 Stars
4

Today going to Power Plant for some errands and saw Ooma, bold new Japanese restaurant, alot of people queing on the outside, took me 30mins before my turn, so I flip the menu and ordered,

Agedashi tofu - 295
- crispy tofu with marinated egg plant and tempura cherry tomato
Salmon belly maki - 245
- carb feee crispy salmon belly maki
Scallop and tuna aburi maki -295
- torched scallop with tuna with nori crumbs and kimchi aioli
Anago truffle mushroom hot soba -495
- anago tempura with japanese mushroom in truffle oil & soba broth

The interior of restaurant is very pack & the staff are very busy but still attentive to what you need, they have duplex system, upper storey seating.

So here the food,

The Agedashi Tofu really good, blow my mind with the greeny add on it, it's still taste really good, something new, really.

127843 the sushi and 127836 hot soba really good 128077🏻 , the truffle mushroom really infused into the soup and blend very well with the soba.

It's really good Japanese Food with a Twist, just like a slogan Bold New Japanese.

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Trina H.
4.0 Stars

Really yummy makis and cozy ambiance, Ooma sure hits the spot!

We had the Salmon Maki, Ebi and Kani maki plus Gyoza (Total of PHP800+ 128563). Yeah, pricey s***.

Have loads of their house tea! It is very refreshing!

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Shermaine C.
5.0 Stars
2

Satisfied my Japanese cravings! 128536

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Dell C.
5.0 Stars
3

I'm probably the last person to try OOMA!!!. I've been wanting to try this place even during when they have 1 branch in Megamall but the 1st and last time I tried it is jampacked and have to wait really long to be seated.

But since they opened in Rockwell, and I'm meeting my friends there on a Monday evening, decided to give it a try. Guess what? Pila parin! Mga 30 mins?!? But my friends are willing to wait and so we did.

They are the one ordered so I have no idea what I ate except for the Hanger steak. Yum! Solid! Anything with truffle oil talaga is just amazing. Steak os really tender and went well with the sauce. We also got tempura and udon to fill us up kung hindi gutom?!

You can alter the serving size btw, since we are 7 and it is written in their menu that 6 pcs. per order lang, we requested to make it 7 and they happily made it 7. 128541128523

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Angie O.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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