Sakura by Edo-San

6/F Alphaland Southgate Mall, Chino Roces Ave. cor. EDSA, Makati, Metro Manila

Sakura by Edo-San
4.7
4.5 Stars

9 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 7
  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 18 Reviews
  • 68 Recommend
  • 9 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 3:00p
Phone
+6323103657

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 3:00p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Rogier v.
3.0 Stars

I guess my expectations were very high, based on the glowing reviews. But my family and I didn't quite get what all the fuss was about. Certainly the udon and the ramen were not the Chet's strong suit and were served lukewarm. So maybe we will try it another day.

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iRateSilently C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Eel

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Various Sushi Rolls

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Sukiyaki

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Various Sushi and Maki

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An J.
4.0 Stars

Red Bean Ice Cream

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An J.
4.0 Stars

Fried Rice

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An J.
4.0 Stars

Miso Soup

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Shrimp Tempura

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Lea F.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Dominique B.
5.0 Stars

I've been back to this place four times since i first ate here in late january. The food, ambiance and service is excellent.

They also have a sunday lunch/dinner buffet. The selection is limited but if you're looking for quality you should definitely try it. 128077128077128077 (php750++)

(Picture: edosan maki 128077128077) still trying to figure out what their special sauce is made of, YUM.
Request to have them place the special sauce on your favorite sushi. I tried it with their ebi and unagi sushi 128077128077128077

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An J.
4.0 Stars

Salmon Sushi

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Dan P.
5.0 Stars

There have been many Japanese restaurants that have opened after the long term success of Saisaki. Red Kimono, Kimono Ken, Tempura and Omakase just to name a few popular ones. Thanks to a very useful and exceptional app named LooLoo, a highly rated Japanese restaurant hidden in the busy Alphaland buildibg near Pasong Tano. This reviewer is a huge Japanese food fanatic especially when it comes to Tempura and Unagi. After arriving at the restaurant on a weekday my family was informed that the they were still closed. Almost disappointed and hungry as a hippo, we were then notified that they were willing to open for us. Plus points for customer service. Next was the place itself, it had a nice view of the MRT and a nearby posh village and had several private rooms and a very comfy seat which again is a plus for this food critic. Now for the food: we were served a free Japanese popcorn which was surprisingly tasty. Highlight of the order was the Edo San Maki (eel,cream cheese, avocado, tobiko with baked crab). A stern warning: One has to devour slowly to fully enjoy the burst of flavors and try to remember your name after. Also tried the Caterpillar Maki which includes unagi, avocado, salmon and mango. Since this rater was not satisfied another roll was ordered: Sakura California Maki which consists of avocado, cucumber,kani and salmon. These were so delictable that this reviewer forgot the rest of the food ordered. Much like a Metallica or The Killers concert, dining at Sakura is an experience in itself because of its elegant setting, prompt service and a wonderful display of their delicious dishes. In terms of the prices, its slightly above your more popular resto's but not as expensive as the Japanese restaurants with buffet's. One has to really make an effort though to go here, but its all worth every minute during your stay.

We have tried their buffet duribg weekends in one of their private rooms, this critics perception never wavered. This Japanese resto is highly recommended and to think Edo-San is Filipino, makes you think how in the world can this chef make such amazing Japanese dishes? I dare any member to say anything bad about the place or the food. My bet, say something bad I'll treat you to any of the rolls. Say something positive then better treat me...chances are (and based on those who already rated the place) Imight get a lot of invites very soon. Overall, no harm in trying something new, especially if a place has been getting so many good reviews. Hope this one helps as well if your craving for Japanese. On the bad side, after eating here twice any other Japanese resto seems average.

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Ledz L.
5.0 Stars

The food was super. They were seasoned perfectly, the portion size just right. I loved the private rooms where you can book for some quiet talks. There weren't a lot of people dining when I was there but I'm thinking that's bec of the location - I never knew it was there until someone took me for dinner! Glad to have a good Japanese place near my office.

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Krisella L.
4.0 Stars

A hidden gem, this restaurant is the latest addition to the roster of our family's Sunday dinner haunts. According to my father, most diners that find their way here heard about the place in Balesin (so its pretty exclusive). That may be true, because out of all the times we've dined here, I only ever saw 2 or 3 other tables with guests.

I think we've been here every other Sunday for the past two-three months, give or take. The reason: their mouthwatering Edo-san maki dish, aptly named after the restaurant and the chef himself. It's made up of unagi (eel), cream cheese, different colored tobiko (flying fish roe), and baked crab wrapped with japanese sushi rice. I highly recommend you order this, even if you're not particularly fond of seafood. 128522

If you're a fan of good-quality sashimi and you're looking for a place to get your fix without breaking the bank, consider trying this place out as well. They have a pretty extensive selection and I'm quite certain you'll find something to your liking. We had our fill of anago, sweet shrimp, uni, and salmon. Everything was served clean and at the right temperature. 128522

Tip: Service tends to be slower in the private rooms, as the waitstaff tend to prioritize the tables in their line of sight. It's better to just procure a regular table than to keep going out of your way (and out of the room) in order to call their attention.

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Rhea R.
5.0 Stars

Went on a week-long Tokyo and Osaka trip and guess what we craved as soon as we got back? Ding! Ding! Ding! You guessed it right!!! I know. We're sick like that.

I usually don't do follow-up reviews but oh boy! Edu-San had me at sea bass shirako (uhm...well...sperm) so off we went as soon as he updated us about the fresh "catch" from Japan. He also served crab sashimi which was almost at par with the ones we tried in Ginza and Dotonbori. Not bad at all considering it's really not the season yet. But the shirako man! It looks like brain vomit but flavor was clean, almost like sterilized cucumber water, a surprise since I got used to the cod sperm, which is very creamy. I know...I can hear all the jokes streaming in. I don't even know why I'm writing this review.

We got our usuals: aburi salmon (amazing!) aburi scallops, duck miyasaki (swimming in this sticky brown goodness on top of smoked tea leaf) and salmon sashimi. But the moment of silence had to be the grilled fish (unfortunately accidentally deleted my jotted notes on the fish names) he served last. I don't usually like cooked fish but this guy knows exactly the texture I was looking for and I was very happy with what I got. Firm but not dense however delicate but not falling-apart soft. I was still nitpicking the tiny flesh left in between the bones ten minutes after I announced I was full.

It was so good that I wanted to buy the rest of the fish he didn't grill. But as it goes, I'm with someone who will always stop me from doing anything like that 128523 oh well.

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Rhea R.
5.0 Stars

To all Japanese food fans out there, let me introduce to you this restaurant that unfortunately (or fortunately depending on how you look at it) not a lot of people know exists.

Well...it is inside a mall/office/commercial building in that tight corner leading to pasong tamo so it is sort of an inconvenient place to go to if you compare it to the others. However, I do believe that the best ones are always hard to find :-)

I was first introduced to Chef Edo-San in Balesin's Sakura and I knew then that I found the best Japanese restaurant in the country (Sushi Kappo used to be the best for me but the owner/chef got sick and the restaurant was just never the same compared to when it first started) This guy is one talented dude. He always insists on getting the best quality for his seafood and gets his deliveries all the way from Japan. I also love the fact that he never stops being creative with what's available (monkfish liver, cod sperm and horse meat were one of the things he made us try) BUT the dishes to die for are his aburi hotate, aburi shake, spider maki, miyasaki beef and duck, ama-ebi sushi, toro and hamachi sashimi among many others.

We used to only get to eat his food whenever we're in Balesin but now that he's opened Sakura in Alphaland Southgate Tower (and soon in The City Club) we don't have to go too far to get our Edo-San fix. Like most Japanese restaurants though, you need to know when the "goods" arrive (a little bird told me that it's every Tuesdays and Saturdays) to get the most of your visit.

It is slightly a pain in the butt to get to but whenever we've reached our destination we just know that we're exactly where we're supposed to be. And balancing aburi hotate with our chopsticks 128525

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