OOMA

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

OOMA
4.8
5.0 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 20
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 25 Reviews
  • 85 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6329586712

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • 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

Pat S.
5.0 Stars
3

I loved it.

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Ricka A.
5.0 Stars

Verdict:
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
Ambience: 4/5
Money value: 5/5

I heard a lot of good feedback on Ooma so for Saturday dinner, I requested that my friends and I (I third wheeled) have sushi. Found in the posh Rockwell area, not in Powerplant but across it alongside Aruga, Ooma is a bang for your buck! Price plays around from 150-375; quite pricey but when I say it's a bang for your buck, it definitely is because of how big and flavorful each maki is.

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YVette C.
5.0 Stars

Always loving their food!
Excellent taste and presentation.
Expensive but somehow worth it.
Service was great as well. Staff were polite and very attentive. They keep on refilling tea and water. 128512128077🏼

Unli rice ftw!

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Arianessy T.
5.0 Stars

Everything's delicious! Don't forget to order their hanger steak!!!

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Rocky R.
5.0 Stars

This was 5th spot to visit during my quick trip to Manila. Right after SARSÁ, I left with the group and headed over to Single Origin. But before I can join them, I had to go next door to Ooma and try out their Soft Shell Crab 'Wich. I've read great reviews about this, so I had to get my tastebuds on it.

Oomaigawwwd is what I can say about this!

This OOMA X 8 CUTS BURGER BLENDS collaboration is wonderful; a great analogy of when the East meets the West.

Imagine this; a 4.5" sandwich; inside, a hefty sized beer-batter soft-shell crab topped with mounds of mozzarella, unagi sauce, crispy salmon skin, mango salsa, aligue mayo, and herb aioli. I believe there's nori within in all that beautiful mess.

In the beginning, just by looking at this monstrous sandwich, you would ask yourself questions like;

1. How in the world can I properly eat this without looking like a fool in public?

and...

2. With all the ingredients, wouldn't my tastebuds be confused?

Well, to answer the first question: I have no answer! (hahaha) All I can say is that you have to find a way to eat this furtively, like I did.

As to the second question, no, your tastebuds will not be confused. Even will all that's topped onto the crab, you'll be able to distinguish all the flavors. You'll be even surprised that all that's in the sandwich meshes well together.

By the time I finished this, I felt so so guilty. After all, I did start eating at 5AM, and it's already past 2PM during the time I had this.

The Soft Shell Crab 'Wich is only available until April 30, so get yours now before it's too late!!

By the way, my apologies, which I forgot whom, recommended me to go to this particular branch, because it gave bigger portions than the others as well as 8 Cuts. Please make yourself known! :))

Happy Eating!!!

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Sandra Y.
5.0 Stars
9

Hashtag: Sunday's Best

Yesterday, I had lunch courtesy of my hs friend, Andrea to celebrate her birthday. She decided to try Oomain Rockwell. Great! As I never had a chance to explore this place. The last time I dine, was in Megamall. A bowl of Gyudon, that's it!

This is a highy rated place based on reviews I read. Menu is mostly Japanese comfort food with Western twist. Warning: there's a long queue during lunch time. We arrived at exactly 12 noon, and we're 5th. Good thing, there's a fast turnover.

The interior of the place is inspired by Tsukiji fish market place setting. Its like giving you the "feels" while enjoying the sumptious meal. Our lunch was sort of festive, we loved everything! My friend is ready to order as soon we are seated. We had:

Appetizers:
Kani Salad (295) greens, shrimp, crabstick, corn, carrots, pickled veggies in yakiniku sauce.

Agedashi Tofu (P245) crispy tofu topped with tempura cherry tomato, eggplant slices and greens ( mostly my favorite arugula!) covered by dressing to taste

Main courses:
California Tako Maki ( 2pcs for P140) open faced tempi wrap, aligue mayo, mango pico & herb aeoli.

Scallop & Tuna Aburi Maki ( 6 pcs for P295) torched scallop, tuna, cucumber, nori crumbs,scallion, terriyaki sauce, and spicy mayo.

Gyudon (P299) rice topped by sous vide beef, mushrooms, onions, fried shallots, and egg. Served with yummy & fresh veggies with dressing.

Tuna Tataki (P295) sesame crusted salmon, with roasted pineapple pickled raddish in ginger garlic sauce.

O-Gyoza (5 pcs for P235) gratinated mozarella and cheddar cheese, scallion, unagi sauce

Hanger Steak (P495) tender hanger steak in white truffle oild, sweet potato mash, with mushroom and crispy baby potatoes.

Verdict: i highly recommended the tatakis (it was like sashimi but flavored), hanger steak, and aburi maki ( i love tuna &scallops). The rest is also good yet it is something we often had whenever we're in a Japanese resto. Service is quick. Orders came in few minutes.

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
5

Celebrated my Sister birthday here in Ooma, my fave Japanese place. Just for a change she choose to celebrate her birthday in Rockwell branch. We got there at around 1145H and the place was already jampacked. We managed to secure i their mezzanine area. Like their other branches the place looks good and japanese modern artistic in a way. I love the top view we got from the mezzanine.

For this visit what stood out from the list of dishes my sister our the Uni Udon, Ebi Tempura, Kani Salad and Buta Kakuni. The Uni udon was somethin that I've never ordered from their menu but was very surprise how good it was. I highly recommend that dish. Ebi tempura was so good from head to tail edible. I love their version of kani salad packed with so many element of flavor. While I love the crispy feel of the Buta kakuni mixed with the pickled veggies on top.

Overall Ooma 128077128077

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Elise C.
5.0 Stars
7

This is the best Japanese restaurant in town, my rating shows!! I love this restaurant even if I've only been once! My mouth keeps watering whenever I see the photos of the food my bestfriend and I had last month!!

Okay okay, what did we have?
Soft shell crab taco maki 199
I love anything soft shell! This is a sure hit!

Ebi and kani aburi maki
Now I know the reason behind this restaurant's hype. I mean people are actually lining up for this restaurant even if it's been open for long already! This maki was really good my bestfriend even agrees! Flavor is not overpowering at all.

Hanger steak 495 this I had all to my self, it was juicy and cooked pretty well! Made me love hanger steak more. I really liked the chips on top too and the mashed potato or kamote, okay I might have this wrong but I don't really know how to differentiate the two. But please take my word for it, IT REALLY IS GOOD.

Caramelized banana and ice cream
I also had this to myself, and found this to be a more sosyal version of banana que with ice cream. The addition of cilantro was pretty clever though.

Service was impeccable. Didnt spend too much for that much food too! I want to come back!!

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Mark C.
5.0 Stars

The lightly broiled maki (aburri) rolls are amazing. I really loved the oyster ones. Also, this place has unlimited rice so it can probably turn you into a sumo wrestler (that's a positive thing).

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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.

SERVICE 1108811088110881108811088
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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