Wafu

Gloria Maris Bldg., Service Rd., Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan, Metro Manila

Wafu
4.0
4.0 Stars

105 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 41
  • 4 stars 31
  • 3 stars 27
  • 2 stars 5
  • 1 star 1
  • 120 Reviews
  • 244 Recommend
  • 105 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+6325703242

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Mark L.
3.0 Stars
10

sunday dinner with friends..
uni sashimi 128077128077128077128077
hawaiian maki 128077128077128077128077
spicy tuna salad 128077128077128077128077
salmon sashimi 128077128077128077128077
hamachi sashimi 128077128077128077128077
crab salad 128077128077128077128077
ebi tempura 128077128077128077128077128077 they also served the head
gyu saikoro 128077128077128077128077
yakimeshi 128077128077128077128077128077
yasai itame 128077128077128077128077
soft shell crab tempura 128077128077128077 isn't tempura supposed to be dry when served? this was served soaking wet (with butter?)
chicken thigh yakitori 128077128077128077

this would have been 4 stars. they had bad service and they forgot to serve 2 of our orders considering the place was not full.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Sophie C.
5.0 Stars
6

For sure I'm gonna come come back to this place . Food was great and value for money. Nice ambiance

  • No. of Comments: 4
View
Mark L.
5.0 Stars

had a meeting here because they suggested it. i was hesitant at first because i heard bad reviews. but it's a good thing i was able to try it.

tori teri don 128077128077128077128077128077 lacked some teriyaki sauce but waiter gave an extra bowl of it so it was compensated
gyoza 128077128077128077128077128077 tell them how you want it to be cooked. so i said the type i wanted. they did it perfectly.
yakitori .. I wasn't able to taste this because my stomach was full already so i just had it doggy bagged.

air conditioning was just right
service was a bit slow but I wasn't in a hurry. and my food was served in the right pace.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Apollo A.
3.0 Stars

First time here the place is already a statement that this is not a cheap place. Why im saying this , food is expensive but its does not have that special taste taste i ordered a salmon but the it just a buttered salmon with creammy topping same with the chicken the sushi is same as others. This place is perfect for dating more talk less bcoz its very pretty.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Julie J.
5.0 Stars

Was invited by a dear friend for her birthday last week and I was really happy she chose this place 128525 Their Teppanyaki buffet has long been a favorite of mine! Pretty sulit @799++ IMO!

Here's a checklist of food you can order:

I. Soup - miso, Chawan mushi, dobin mushi & salmon with miso

II. Rice - Plain or Japanese Fried rice

III. Meat - Chicken Teppan, US hanging tender, Beef Tenderloin, US flat iron Steak, US Gyuniku

IV. Seafood - salmon, blue marlin, squid, oyster, clams

V. Veggies - mixed mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini etc.

VI. Tempura - Shrimp, veggie, kani sticks, kakiage, agedashi tofu

Others: Okonomiyaki, yakisoba, Yaki udon and assorted maki rolls, Tamago sashimi

Unlimited Iced Tea and 1 scoop Ice Cream for dessert 128522

Each table is assigned a chef and he cooks everything in front of you, even putting on a little show, very entertaining! I super love the US tenderloin (Rare of course) Very tender and tasty! Just order a lot of that and super sulit na, I really enjoy the food every time we're here 128525128055Yes, I gush!!! 128079🏼 Service is always great too!

On the downside, do bring an extra shirt if you have somewhere else to go as you'll definitely end up smelling like a walking BBQ stick 128541

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
JP G.
5.0 Stars

If you're a Japanese food freak like I am, I bet you'll love this place. For those who went here and tried the ala carte, you might be thinking "eh di naman masarap e." Slow your roll. I'm talking about the Teppanyaki buffet that they have. 128517 I've actually read some reviews for this place and saw some people saying this place was just so so. So believe me, I was apprehensive to try it with my family. But the Teppanyaki buffet is just epic. We've been back 3-4 times already... Not on the same month ha. #defensive #naninigurolang

From their previous 2000+ per person buffet they came out with a special offer of around 800++ per person. That's why we tried it. It's a 7 course meal where you get to try different items and you have total control on the menu. Love it! Plus, it's freshly cooked in front of you by a Teppanyaki chef. 128077🏼

Their must tries from the roster: the grilled salmon, the Sukiyaki cut beef, their angus beef, the chawan mushi and miso soup, their tempura, the assorted mushrooms, and the sake. Yes, you heard that right, the sake. They have a promo bottle which would cost you around 2000+ but don't be fooled, it can get a big group drunk. 128565 Sake is such a traydor drink. You think it's so clear and light but wait until you've had like 8 (or 20) shots and you'll see a whole new world hahaha 128514.

You can't say anything wrong with their food and their staff. Everyone's really friendly 128077🏼

Some reminders:
- bring your appetite and A-game (you're in for a fight haha)
- they only have 2 slots: the 6 to 8 and the 8-10pm so reserve ahead
- although they cook all the dishes in sequence as its a whole course, try to pace yourself. You can actually request everything you like again after the course. But I'm sure you'll be stuffed right after 128517
- they have unlimited ice tea, rice as well and also free ice cream at the end. 128076🏼

Ps: they also have a kick ass Resto. You'll see when you enter the resto. The main area's aesthetics are awesome!

To summarize (like what I do in my IG chubbyperohappy):
128073🏼128176Value for Money: 4.5 yums
128073🏼128523 Taste: 5 yums
128073🏼️️️9970 Ambiance: 4.5 yums
128073🏼128129🏻 Service: 5 yums
128073🏼128076🏼 Overall happiness: 5 yums
*The scale is 1 to 5; 5 being the highest*

#chubbyperohappy #wafu #loolooapp

  • No. of Comments: 11
View
Tommy T.
3.0 Stars

Had an advanced birthday lunch, 17 of us in 2 teppan tables. The place smells nice and clean. We had their all you can eat teppan meal, cooked in front of us, food cooked upon order. The chef was nice and accomodating, food cooked according to individual liking. Food looked good and taste nice. The only problem was their service for othet items like miso soup, hot tea, iced tea, water and refill of food and sauces were turltle slow. It cost php799++ per person. Since the price is for all you can eat, everybody over ate and exceeded their caloric allowance, it is easy to load with calories but would require great effort to burn those excess calories. It was value for money.

  • No. of Comments: 3
View
Dennis O.
5.0 Stars

To advance celebrate my dads birthday we decided to treat him in one of his most requested japanese restaurant, wafu. Upon entering the place you will immediately see the elegant design of the resto. The cobunpue like design of their chairs to the japanese ornaments like samurai armor and the samurai arrow was so cool! Shown in the pic is a top view of the resto very beautiful. They have also displayed their big bottles of sake wine. We went for the order all you can teppanyaki. For starter we order the miso soup which as usual tasted good and a great way to start a japanese meal. The tempura was delicious and imagine an eat all you can premium tempura wow! The best part of the teppanyaki was the beef hanger steak and tenderloin. We asked the chef to cook it medium rare for it to be more tender juicy. With the just the number of those beef we ordered I think we got more than what we've paid for. Order great choices from their teppanyaki was the assorted rolls and the mushroom teppanyaki. Not on the order all you can are the sashimi which you could order alcarte. May dad was craving for a hamachi sashimi so we ordered him one. The serving was big thick slices of hamachi which was fresh good!
At 799 teppanyaki all you can it was really worth it its like eating eat all you can in kimpura.128518

  • No. of Comments: 4
View
Jaemie S.
4.0 Stars

It was my husband's birthday and we went there for a lunch date. It was our first time, but after the experience, we knew it wouldn't be our last. Servers were pleasant. Their steak is juicy and flavorful from the inside out. I ordered their Gindara Teriyaki and though a bit pricey, I think it was well worth the money. Their desserts are to die for and the ambience makes it so much more worth the stop!

  • No. of Comments: 1
View
Shiela Joy R.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Kizet S.
3.0 Stars

Wafu can never be missed at the heart of gh shopping district. Ive always been curious of their food and the interior inside. Well, it is nice and comfy and the background music is not too loud thus relaxing. They dont have the usual bento boxes that Japanese restos offer and it would be really nice if their miso soup is offered as complimentary considering that the serving is very little naman. The manager took our orders. She doesnt know how much is the serving of the rice that's for sharing. Hello, she suggested it kaya. We just took separate rice serving as usual, asked for miso soups, and hot teas. So our orders came, the tonkatsu has rice and miso soup! Di pala ala carte as she knows. So we had her called. She's confused. We took the extra rice but have a miso soup cancelled. And she was making face because of that ah. Ms manager please know what you offer, you were asked naman beforehand. The tuna sashimi's okay, served nicely. The tonkatsu, i dont like much, not well cooked e and the sauce, little serving with little taste. The shrimp tempura's okay lang. I love their teriyaki chicken, you can taste that it's really grilled. Shared ang comfort room with the employees, they're all inside, nakatambay.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Jonathan Y.
5.0 Stars

I loved the teppanyaki buffet and the way they present their cooking. My favorite would be the flank steak, oyster teppan, and the tempura. The chef said that it is similar to Kimpura since he worked there before.

  • No. of Comments: 3
View
Hannah V.
3.0 Stars

The restaurant was pretty nice with high ceilings and a well-decorated interior. We were given two menus -- the regular menu, and the Izakaya. The Izakaya Menu includes a selection of their sashimi/maki, tempura, yakitori, kushiage, and teppanyaki for a lesser price. We ordered gyudon, katsudon, ebi tempura and California roll. Their food was just okay! For me omakase is better! *haha* 9996🏻️ and much cheaper. Service was okay.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Mela C.
5.0 Stars

Their yakitori and tonkatsu game is strong128170🏽
Very good service, exceptional ambiance especially the lotus chairs (with pillows to boot!) and the marbles on the display floor.
Value for money definitely-
chicken donburi P310:good enough to feed 2pax
ebi tonkatsu P355: fresh and crrrrunchy!!
salmon yakitori P180 (2sticks): flavorful and again, fresh
pork yakitori P120 (2sticks): tender and meaty
All in all, money well spent128077🏽 would love to come back definitely!

  • No. of Comments: 1
View
Isabela G.
5.0 Stars

Loved everything in Wafu!! We will definitely be back for more!!!

  • No. of Comments: 5
View
Gayla b.
5.0 Stars

After clearing up with Zo that I need to save up money-- coz I'm back to 0 again.. She decided to do a Eat all you can Tepanyaki at Wafu.

As much I want to kill her for making me use up my remaining funds-- the experience was so good I wana go back to wafu everyday! 128514128514128514

Food was fresh, cooked infront of you. Chef was friendly and entertaining. Service was okay.

Experience that you wana do again and again and again. I'll visit soon--again, with the CBF-- as soon as we got papers-- LOL 128514128514128514

  • No. of Comments: 3
View
Jean C.
5.0 Stars

I heard many friends rave about this restaurant, and finally after about a year of wanting to come here, mom and I finally did!

WAFU is a fancy Japanese restaurant that is located beside Gloria Maris, Greenhills. Both restaurants are humongous and have pretty modern interiors.

WAFU HOUSE SALAD (130 Php) ★★☆☆☆

"Onion dressing, fresh granny smith apples, salad greens, cherry tomato confit, crispy salmon skin"

Plain salads are the best when you're on a diet! I liked this, but the dressing was a bit weird and off.

SALMON SASHIMI (355 Php) ★★★★★

Oh my gosh. This is probably the best salmon sashimi I have ever tasted. My mom said that these are super fresh because it has those white lines... but I don't understand how those lines make it fresh, I just understood that it is super yummy!

EBI FURAI (355 Php)★★☆☆☆

Parang lutong-bahay (similar to a homemade dish). We failed to order the tempura we wanted. We thought that Ebi Furai was the one with thick breading... Hahaha

CALIFORNIA ROLL (220 Php) ★★★★★

At first I was hesitant to order this because it sounded too plain. But when It got to our table, I was surprised how it look so much different than I expected. I thought it is like those rolls you can buy almost anywhere (rice with mangoes, crabstick, and cucumber rolled in orange caviar thingy), but it wasn't. Its taste was unbelievable. I never had a simple roll that tasted as sophisticated as this!

TONKATSU (375 Php) ★★★★☆

Meat was cooked perfectly - its flavors, tenderness, and crunch. YABU-level goodness minus the unlimited cabbage, rice, and soup.

FOURN SEASONS SHAKE (130 Php) ★★★★★

Super refreshing! I liked how they did not infuse tooo much ice, water, and sugar syrup here. They were generous with the concentrate they're using and this is a must-try!

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Candid Cuisine C.
1.0 Stars

Overpriced food. They served their gyoza and the wrapper was raw at the bottom & super charred on top.

When I showed it to the staff, she said " So Maam, ano po gusto niyo mangyari?" How rude!

So i told her " I dont know. you tell me how you handle your customers. "

Never going back here. 128078128078128078128078128078

Oh and the chicken teriyaki tasted sunog.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Shayne B.
3.0 Stars

TURNED JAPANESE badge! 128513🇯🇵127834

Their food was okay, I just didn't like it that most of the chicken was "burnt bitter" in taste. 128555 The salmon sushi, however, was the best! 10084️ can't really review all that we ordered cos I didn't have the chance to taste everything since I was feeling sick that time (last Sunday).

Nice ambience, a bit slow in service. Place not too crowded.

  • No. of Comments: 0
View
Bratty Jing D.
5.0 Stars

Scallops on the shells is to die for ... I dont like it ..... I LOVE It 100841008410084️ prawn Japanese rice 128076 and chicken Yakitori is yummyyy128525

  • No. of Comments: 1
View