Sushi Ninja

Westgate Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd. cor. Filinvest Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Sushi Ninja
4.1
4.0 Stars

39 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 13
  • 4 stars 17
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 42 Reviews
  • 78 Recommend
  • 39 Reviewers
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Sushi
Phone
+639178378744

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Joy and Lance x.
4.0 Stars
5

#JLJustLanded recommends:

Tsukiji Maki // Ebisu Toshi // Tempura // Tori Teriyaki Don
--as a couple, one thing that we share is the love for food, specifically Japanese cuisine. This hole-in-a-wall esque in Westgate caters semi unique Japanese dishes that would lift your hungry tummies 128540

#JLTip: they're open until 10pm! Good for catching up after late nights at work 128521

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Ara H.
5.0 Stars
3

I looooooooove this place! Omg! I'm so inlove with their own variation of sushi!

The place is small but we came here around 4:30pm for an early dinner, stayed for hours then left with FULL STOMACH! Can't wait to try more of their sushi and others. Wuhoo!

Oh, btw. They have the bigger sushis! Hehe.

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Mike L.
4.0 Stars

Came from a good round of golf in Laguna so we were all so hungry! Heard a lot of golf stuff about this place - super lucky that we were seated immediately as apparently there's always a line at this place. It's basically a more sossy version of Omakase, albeit with better quality stuff. I would def come back to pig out here again. 127843127833

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars
2

On this particular Sunday, we found ourselves going to Alabang. We rarely go to Alabang being Pasig dwellers, so I really make it a point to get a restaurant recommendation each time we get there. My friend recommends Sushi Ninja in Westgate!

Parking is easy and cheap since it is Alabang anyway. We luckily found a ready table for 2 despite it being Sunday night. Most of the tables were reserved already!

For our orders for the night, I ordered Marunouchi-Toshi, (Kani, mango, ebikko with nori powder) Shake Poke (Hawaiian Salmon salad) and the Hotate Sashimi. The wife ordered another Toshi, the Asakusa Toshi which has her favorite unagi as part of the ingredients.

A toshi is a deep fried lightly battered sushi rice ball. Placed on top are the choice ingredients you choose for your order. Think of it as a new way of doing sushi!

I would recommend the place for sushi and sashimi enthusiasts! I'd like to say that I'd want to go back but since it's in Alabang, it may be a while since we get back there! Total damage with the mango shake was around Php1500. Not the most expensive but not the cheapest place either, but if you want to try a new place and a different take on Japanese food - it's a place worth going to!

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Mico C.
3.0 Stars
2

My college barkada agreed to my request of having our next meet-up in the south instead of the north. They travelled all the way here, braving the traffic for a quick brunch. They wanted me to suggest a restaurant but I didn’t want to be blamed for a bad experience. Given this, I offered that we try a new restaurant, a restaurant no one has tried before. We chose sushi ninja but made a rookie mistake by not checking their opening time. Apparently, the restaurant opened at 11:30 am. Some of us arrived at 11 am and waited outside the restaurant. Good thing the restaurant was accommodating enough to let them in at 11:15 am, probably because they know how unbearable the summer heat has been recently.

Highlights:
1) Uni Sashimi: I love Uni. Although serving was just right, taste was the key driver for the performance of this dish.
2) Hiroshima Maki: One of the cheapest options under their modern sushi selection. The spicy salmon was fresh and it went well with the kani and spicy mayo. Although, you might not like the texture of the kani they used.
3) Nagasaki Maki: Spicy tuna again but accompanied with ebi tempura and sliced tuna and negi. Yum.

Lowlights:
1) Tempura: Didn’t like their breading. I prefer a softer outer layer.
2) Chahan: Found it a bit too moist.
All in all, it was a good restaurant experience. It ended with us gushing over a celebrity who was apparently a customer as well during our stay. By gushing, I meant rushing out of the restaurant to confirm if we were not dreaming. I think that says a lot about the staff, with our table still having as much attention as other tables. Staff were very attentive throughout our stay.

That’s it for now. Take care everyone.

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Shelly R.
4.0 Stars

After going through the traffic from libis to alabang yesterday, we decided to treat ourselves with our favorite Japanese food. We ordered hiroshima and california maki, both are equally yummy and generous in serving. We'll definitely come back for more!

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Troy P.
4.0 Stars

Sushi Ninja is just 10 minutes walk from my office but I only been here twice. I fell in love with the place since it has this modern take of a regular japanese restaurant with some wooden crates used as lampshades and cute ninja warriors on their wall.

We are just lucky we got some seats at around 6pm on a monday. The service is a bit slow but its understandable knowing that the place is full.

We basically focused on their Kindaiteki Sushi (Modern Sushi). We tried their Sakura Maki, Shinjuku Maki and Covarrubias Maki. All are beautifully plated and are perfect for sharing!

The one on the photo is their Covarrubias Maki. It's their spanish inspired maki with chorizo and tempura flakes. The Sakura Maki is their salmon, tamago and cream cheese maki. My favorite is the Shinjuku Maki which is spicy tuna, unagi and tamago which is deep fried topped with kani and ebiko. Juicy in the middle and crunchy on the outside!

Next visit we will definitely try their Poke and the beautiful Toshi Sushi. Thank you Chef Matthew Floro Tanjuakio for this wonderful creation! 128523128079128079🏽128079🏿

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NJ J.
5.0 Stars

Their sushis are one of the best we've ever tasted! Definitely worth a try! Thumbs Up!128077128076

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Carlo S.
2.0 Stars

Food - ✔️
Service - ✖️
Food was good especially their California Maki and Tempura. Service was bad because the bill was faster than the food service and they'd give it to you even without asking for it. Also, they'd take away the plates and clean your table while you're still there and have no plans of leaving yet.

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Paula R.
5.0 Stars

Love that they have poke on the menu! It's a great alternative to sashimi if you want a flavorful taste. And it's really yummy!

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Kim T.
4.0 Stars

Oh my maki! Didn't realize that the portions here are ginormous! You're totally getting your money's worth. We had the California Maki, Hiroshima Maki, Tori Teriyakidon, Miso soup and Ebi Tempura. Damage was Php 1,375 for two, without drinks. But because of the serving size, it felt like we ate for 4 people 128513

Taste-wise, I'd have to agree with the previous reviews - the food is good but nothing stood out that truly wowed me. But that doesn't mean I won't be coming back - very eager to try their Toshi sushi.

Service was alright, our original server (didn't get his name) was very cordial - he went to check on us to see how we were enjoying our food and even told is that he was going on break and will be endorsing us to his peers. His "sub" wasn't as personable though but it was still alright.

Ambiance was quirky - love the Japanese street vibe with the cartoony accents such as shurikens on the wall and painted tiny ninjas climbing up the menu board. I just found it odd that the big wooden vat where the cooked rice is stored is placed on the bar right beside the entrance. It was actually the first thing we saw when we came in.

Definitely coming back to try their other makis.

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Ginno J.
3.0 Stars

I don't think anything really stood out for me. Not to say though that it wasn't good. Had the Chirashi Don. Definitely more types of Sashimi than your standard which made it good. Makis were also good and Sashimi was fresh. With the abundance of Jap places in the south though still thinking what would set this one apart. Service was ok. They forgot one of our orders and I appreciated the fact that the waiter owned up to it rather than making up some lame excuse. Also found it weird that the Rice Meals came out before the Makis and Sashimis

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Michael A.
5.0 Stars

The food was great. Their maki are big. Service is fast.

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Cezar R.
5.0 Stars

New favorite. Sushi Ninja never fails! This off-menu item is called Sake Poke. It's a Hawaiian dish made of cubed slices of fresh salmon, sesame and a dash of some magical Hawaiian dressing.

Time and time again, Sushi Ninja is consistent in serving fresh slices of salmon. Kikufuji is still number 1 in my list but this place has already overtaken Nihonbashi Tei, in my opinion. But if we're talking about south side of Manila, Sushi Ninja can't be beat.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

Plating on this was just gorgeous. I liked how that slice of mango hugged the kani salad. Flavorwise, it was just good. A bit sweet coz of the fruit and other ingredients added in. The topping paired well with the toshi which is a fried sushi ball. Yes, very inventive yet still staying respect to Japanese cuisine. 127886

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Maui S.
4.0 Stars

So I read somewhere that this is one of the top 10 Japanese restaurants in the Metro and I cant miss this one out cause its just right in the heart of Alabang. My husband and I ordered the Shinjuku Maki, Gyuniku yakitori, Chahan rice and 5pcs tempura. I think the Chahan rice is too pricey when its only just 1cup of rice and there's really nothing special about it. Rai Rai ken offers Chahan rice with similar price but the serving and taste is better. My two thumbs up is the Shinjuku Maki, the size is big, the taste is so flavorful and its satisfied my taste buds. I really love it! I will definitely come back but only to try the rest of the maki selections.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars

Sushi Ninja can get a bit pricey... but the ginormous serving sizes, the quality of the ingredients and plating makes it a little more bearable. Well, you can think of it as a higher end version of Omakase's rolls 128514

But what makes this place worth a try, and possibly a repeat visit, are their toshi's. I had the pleasure of acquainting myself with their Okinawa Toshi - torched salmon, cream cheese, crab roe, and seasoned with truffle oil - oh so nicely assembled on top of a fried rice ball drizzled with teriyaki sauce. Are you kidding me?!? This is so delicious it should be made illegal 128517

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Albert T.
4.0 Stars

Grade A ingredients, man-sized portions, unique taste, creative presentation -- just some of the adjectives that best describe Sushi Ninja. Ordered Oedo Toshi and Keiyo Toshi. Base of the toshi is fried rice balls topped with Wagyu Beef, for the Oedo, or spicy tuna, for the Keiyo. The rice balls are lightly fried with a crunchy outside and soft and moist inside.

An order of toshi is 4 pieces. Sounds small but the size of each piece mire than makes up for the count.

A bit on the pricey side but still worth it. 128523128523128523

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Donna Faye A.
5.0 Stars

What I ordered: Kani Salad, Spicy Tuna Salad, Spicy Salmon Salad, Fuji Maki, Shinjuku Maki and Chicken Teriyaki Bowl. 128584128584128584

What I love: All of the above!! I think it is one of the best and fresh(est?) salad I've ever tasted! Not too spicy, just enough for you to be enticed with the other items on their menu, and the crispiness of their Fuji Maki (fried salmon skin) was purrrfect! 128525128525128525

What I hate: They only have 1 branch here in the Philippines!! And it is so out of way for me coming from Libis area.
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Verdict: Love it! Will DEFINITELY go back once we're on Alabang area again. 128077🏼128077🏼

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Itadakimasu!! 128525

I've read about this place last year so I added it in my must try restaurants and only last saturday was I able to eat here! 128517 hihi, better late than never!! 128540

PLACE
We arrived at around 8pm and the place was full, good thing we're first in line and a group was already done so we didn't have to wait that long anymore! Yayy! 128587

The place is not your usual traditional Japanese restaurant. It's a modern version, I guess haha 128586 there's a mini "bar" where you get to see them prepare the sushi, maki etc.. But it's not that "interactive" since you only get to see their back. 128517 I liked the tiny details of the place, there's the stars.. Hmm, shuriken (thank you google!! 128514) attached to the walls. And the wall clock -- instead of numbers there's sushi/maki. 127843127833

FOOD
We ordered the following: Okinawa Toshi 127843127833 (360?), Agedashi Tofu (185), Beef Gyudon 127857 (345) & 3pcs Ebi Tempura 127844 (280)

Okinawa Toshi: Torched Salmon, Cream Cheese and Truffle Oil on top of fried Japanese Rice (Toshi). This was something new and unique and we liked it! The toshi and something sweet sauce was goood! The salmon with cream cheese worked well together, it would be better if the salmon was thicker and bigger! 128513 Though I wasn't able to taste (or smell 128586) the truffle. But still, this is a must try! 128076

Agedeshi Tofu: Skip this. 128529 Overpriced and not worth it.

Beef Gyudon: This was just okay. The beef wasn't as flavor and tender. Hmm, it's better when you combine all together -- the rice, egg, onions and beef. 128517

Ebi Tempura: 3 medium sized prawns. Usual tempura. This was just okay. A bit oily, though.

SERVICE
Service was kinda slow. Our orders arrived after 30minutes? We even had a hard time asking for utensils, the house tea and water. And when we asked for spoon and fork, the trainee said: "hinuhugasan pa po!". As for the servers, they weren't that nice and happy? 128517

Food were good but pricey. The good ones are around 250, 300-400 per order. Their maki/sushi rolls were huge (like Jipan huge!!) so I think it's worth it?. But still, pricey!

I would love to come back to try the spicy salmon or tuna salad plus their maki. And more toshi!!!! 128513

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