Senju

EDSA Shangri-La Hotel - Garden Way, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Senju
4.5
4.5 Stars

42 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 25
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 6:00p - 10:30p
Phone
+6326338888

Hours

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

Payment Options

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Most Recent Reviews

Martin E.
5.0 Stars
5

Really love Senju's shushi bar. You're always in for a treat. Chef Brian prepared a tasty seaweed salad. I also love the hand rolled temaki hamachi plus the usual kani salad. We didn't get our usual "off the menu" dragon roll. Couldn't resist getting the other usual suspects though: Hiroshima THE BOMB baked oysters, super delicately grilled Gindara teriyaki and spicy salmon maki. To top it off, Chef Brian gave a twist to our favorite green tea ice cream: red beans toppings.

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

Got a double treat: our favorite appetizers and the "special off the menu" dragon roll of Chef JM! This version used king prawn instead of lobster and compliments the uni and salmon better. And of course, the Hiroshima oysters motoyaki are the bomb (pardon the pun).

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Bae G.
4.0 Stars

Went here for the buffet lunch with unlimited hot/cold tea that costs around P2k.

Food was great. But they don't really have a wide range of selection of Japanese food that's why it's a 411088️s for me.

So I just ate these and came back 5 times 'coz I really can't get enough! Haha.

Ebi Tempura
Uni
Salmon and Tuna Sashimi (To.Die.For)
Sukiyaki (was super salty! But you can ask the servers to make it less salty)
Crazy Maki Roll (FAVEY!!! 128061128517)

Then for dessert (which I don't have any room left for),

I got MATCHA FRIED ICECREAM with Chocolate cake!!!! Which I still crave right now! Deym!!!

Hahahahhaha. 128525

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Mark L.
5.0 Stars

authentic Japanese food

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

We went back to Senju for a meeting and we ordered their Kaiso Sarada for starters while waiting. We were pleasantly surprised because despite not being a house specialty, it was better than the kani salad we tried before.

Of course we ordered our favorite dragon roll and this time it was chef Brian who made it for us. It was so spectacular it required an encore (read: nagka ubusan) so we got another one. Their yellow tail sashimi was also outstanding. Very fine. Also to try is their Senju special sashimi.

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

we got a special treat when chef jm came out of the kitchen to create his special version of dragon roll which, btw, is no longer available in the menu. domo arigatou goziemashite chef jm for going back to the sushi bar just to make our favorite! together with senju's perfectly grilled gindara, it was a fantastic dinner!

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Julienne Y.
4.0 Stars

On this quiet, rainy Sunday night, bro and I went to Senju armed with my newly minted shangrila gourmet club card. It was my first time but my brother is a staple here so i allowed him to do the ordering.

He got the asagao set thing which includes a ton of things and steak for P1900ish which isn't so bad for the quantity and quality of food you get.

I just got a chicken teppan and a bowl of fried rice. Kept it simple. It was garlicky and yum.

To share we got a massive crazy maki. Honestly this was more about size than flavor.

For dessert it was mochi and greentea ice cream. I was disappointed in the mochi because they just draped the mochi on top of the ice cream instead of wrapping it around the ice cream into a ball. For P400+ this was not worth it.

I deducted 1 "point" because the service was lackluster. I had to ring the "doorbell" several times for our requests (more water, more tea, menu pls, check pls, etc)

Overall we paid P3800 for both of us. My bro ate a lot. Haha. Would I go back? Maybe, if someone else was paying.

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Mia Q.
2.0 Stars

Food is good.
Service is really baaaaaaad.
Pricey food with bad service. oh dear.
so be sure to bring alot of patience whenever dining here.

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Mary Love S.
5.0 Stars

I noticed that I hardly blogged last month and it wasn’t exactly because I was busy with work (though I did get busier). I started to eat out less. Yes, I have been eating out less and less these days. *cries* I usually find myself stuck in a home-office-home (with lots of chores in between) routine. But R wants to change it by inviting me to…

Senju.

Okay, I wasn’t able to take much photos as I wanted to act less touristy given I was at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel. I wanted to act… classy. (*insert canned laughter here*)

R and his parents took charge in ordering the food and they chose a lot. They ordered Shake Aburi, Shake Sashimi (PHP575), Uni (PHP325), Ebi Tempura (PHP505), Saba Shioyaki (PHP515), Unagi Maki Tamago (PHP325), Agedashi Tofu (PHP395), Crazy Maki (PHP715), and Kuro Buta Sirloin (PHP850).

Dinner started with a mouthwatering appetizer… Gindara Teriyaki. The soft and sweet dish sure made me crave for more.

First served was the shake aburi and it was lovely though I think Tsumura has better shake aburi.

The shake sashimi was delightful as well. The slices were just right and it had a soft and smooth texture.

The unagi maki tamago had a slightly sweet taste which complemented the salty freshwater eel.

R is not a fan of Agadeshi Tofu but we split one chunk. It was pretty good too. I loved the sweet taste of the mushroom sauce and the silky texture of the tofu with the crunchy breading.

The saba shioyaki or grilled mackerel was great as well. It was moist and had the nice fresh texture. Drizzling it with lemon juice made it even more divine.

R told me that Senju used to serve crazy maki in a more interesting way—snake-like. This time though, it was still snake-like, only it was a straight snake. It was really good. The prawn tempura with crabstick, omelette, cucumber, salmon skin and crunchy topping was a two thumbs (and toes) up dish! I went to heaven with the mix of different textures.

The Ebi Tempura was nothing extraordinary and I guess ebi tempura is pretty much the same everywhere unless they do something fancy or interesting with the breading.

The beef was so-so for me. The chunks I got were not that soft. I guess it was also because I was looking forward to a more garlic-y dish.

My favorite though that night was the uni (sea urchin). True, it doesn’t look appetizing and some people find it weird or too exotic but I love it. The soft and squishy texture on top of Japanese rice wrapped in nori was exquisite. (Shoot! I’m craving for uni now.)

I would definitely visit Senju again for uni (and perhaps Senju’s bento box meals).

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Lumix A.
5.0 Stars

Senju's Crazy Maki. For some reason, a lot of Senju loyalists swear by this and I'm one of 'em. You can order this 'half-order' if you want to try it for the first time or if you're eating solo. Other menu stalwarts of this joint are their Gindara Teriyaki, Kaiso Sarada, and their Green Tea Mousse with Adzuki Beans. Primo Japanese restaurant!

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

lucky night. they have uni so we got to order our favorite dragon roll/crazy roll with uni on top. exquisite. perfection. kudos to chefs bryan and jm for their wonderful creations.

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

Double celebration ng mga Aries. Chef JM's version of the Dragon Roll is creative. Instead of the uni used by Chef Bryan in his version, Chef JM used salmon roe & spicy salmon as topping (naubos kasi yung uni, so pleasant surprise yung twist this time). Very nice birthday gift from the sushi bar. Salamat!

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Lucky L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Dan P.
5.0 Stars

It's been a challenge finding a very good Japanese restaurant. Ordered the Crazy Roll (P750.00), Ebi Tempura (P531.25 5 pieces), Wakadori Karaage (P357.14), Fresh Apple juice (P321.42), Gohan (P223.20 for 2) and Mineral Water (P155.35). Don't let the prices fool you (well except for the water). The Karaage was crunchy and sauce was really tasty. Tempura was flavorful and not just fancy crust. The surprise was the delectable and heavy Crazy Roll. Finally on agreement with a few fellow LooLoo critics about this hidden gem. Finally a Japanese resto to rival Sakura. Definitely worth coming back for the lush design, amiable staffs and delicious dishes. Words and the picture do not do justice of how spectacular the roll is. If this reviewer knew how heavy the roll was the Gohan shouldn't have been ordered. Nothing beats authentic Japanese food with helpful and friendly waiters.

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Martin E.
5.0 Stars

went to our favorite japanese place (senju) for our 11 year anniversary celebration. we ordered our fav gindara with teriyaki sauce & dragon roll. we really love staying at the sushi bar, you get to watch the chefs at work plus you get some freebies. since i mentioned to the chef that we are celebrating our anniversary, we got 2 complimentary appetizers: kani salad with seared salmon & light vinaigrette dressing + seaweed salad with tuna sashimi. both were really terrific.

but what made our night was chef bryan's version of our "special" dragon roll. senju's dragon roll has lobster & unagi (fresh water eel) in it. usually, we request that the unagi be replaced by salmon instead. we really loved that version but chef bryan brought it up a notch by topping the seared salmon with uni (sea urchin). with a tinge of spice from a drop or two of chili oil, this sushi is perfection. it made us forget the gindara which is incredible considering how much we love the latter. it's so good, you should eat it without covering the delicate tastes with soy sauce. panalo! the chef clarified that he made it just for our anniversary. panalo!

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Gretta L.
5.0 Stars

Crazy Maki is the bomb. 128165 Super good! :)

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Ac T.
4.0 Stars

My family's default place for special occasions. Reserve a table with the teppanyaki countertop so the chefs can cook right in front of you aka feel your mouth water as you watch them prepare your food. Everything here is fresh and yummy but a bit on the pricey side. Their dragon and crazy maki rolls are to-die-for. WAHHH

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Mika M.
4.0 Stars

One of my favorite Japanese restaurants. I had dinner here with Mike's parents. I love their spicy tuna, salmon roll, and chicken karaage. Their house tea deserves a special shoutout110881108811088

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Monique A.
5.0 Stars

I ordered the Yaki Sakana Zen which was a complete set with soup, salad, rice on the sides & main was gindara / grilled black cod but portion was a wee bit small for it's price.

Since inagiku was under renovation we've thought of having lunch here instead ... Just found out that they don’t have the regular Sunday Japanese lunch buffet anymore instead they now have Sushi buffet for Php995++... Something that I'll be looking forward to... one of this upcoming weekends.

Friends had unagi & chicken teriyaki & shared on some fresh plump grilled oyster & sashimi ... was a good scrumptious meal

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Margaret A.
5.0 Stars

What can you expect from an expectedly expensive Japanese restaurant?

☑️ Sushi Bar
☑️Pristine Teppanyaki Stations
☑️Beautiful Decor
☑️Intimate settings and private rooms
☑️Commendable waitresses and staff

Everything was literally a triple check, nothing will disappoint in terms of standard expectations for a Shang restaurant.

I was impressed by our waitress' insight on the food and helped create our delectable gastronomic experience as I celebrated an early birthday. I must say, she is my new favorite waitress.

We ordered:

Wafu Rib Eye Steak
Crazy Maki
Yakimeshi Fried Rice (?)
Tuna Sushi
Chicken Teriyaki
And...

Now, don't get me wrong. The food we ordered above was delicious. I would eat it all over again if I had another stomach.. Which I seriously wish I did.. But the most amazing sushi came my way tonight and it was beyond words I can comprehend.

My sushi expectations were smacked in the face beyond light years and I honestly do not know how this sushi experience was so.. So experiential!

I know you're all wondering what this amazing sushi is.. What is this fish and rice combination that has this girl talking crazy about sushi?

If I had a choice not to write anything but a sentence in this review, it would be this...

EVERYONE WHO EVER WANTS TO TRY SENJU NEEDS TO TRY THE SALMON MISO SUSHI FROM THE SPECIAL CHEF's MENU!!!!

These two beautiful pieces of sushi costs around 380php but is oh so worth every single cent because I have never experienced a melt in your mouth... LITERALLY MELT IN YOUR MOUTH piece of salmon sushi in my entire life!

I understand, this is a very enthusiastic review, but this sushi has made me enthusiastic.

Please taste this magical morsel of deliciousness and write a review as enthusiastic as mine because that is what this damn sushi does to you.

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