Wagyu Japanese Beef

G/F Sunvar Plaza Bldg., Amorsolo St. cor. Pasay Rd., Makati, Metro Manila

Wagyu Japanese Beef
4.6
4.5 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 6
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328089508

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Reserved, Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Marie H.
5.0 Stars

There are so many reasons I should not have gone here -- like, I'm still on a diet, not much of a meat-eater, and trying (without much success) to save some money. Yet, I couldn't have been happier after taking my first bite of my stone grilled chuck roll. It had that lovely marbling and was oh-so-tender. Sprinkle a little salt to add a bit more happiness. This meal set me and Kenny M back by a little over Php3k. All desire to complain about the steep prices was quashed when the guy beside us easily forked over Php5k for his solo lunch meal. You na!

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April M.
5.0 Stars

Wagyu Japanese Beef is a hole-in-the-wall tucked in the back portion of Sunvar Building along Amorsolo. This joint is hidden from the road, so don't expect to be able to spot it while you're driving.

First things first. Call ahead and make reservations. This place is tiny and can only seat about 12 people on the first floor. For dinner reservations, they can accommodate diners in 2 batches: 6-8pm and 8-10pm.

Our table for two was tiny! To not crowd our table, we decided to order one item at a time starting with the beautiful melt-in-your mouth Wagyu Sashimi (Omi) (PhP990.00). It was so smooth and so crazy good! Hands down my favorite for the night. Eating the meat this way lets you really taste the delicate and mildly sweet flavor of the meat.

Next we had the Steamed Tenderloin (Kago) (PhP1,375.00) which was served with some steamed vegetables. I also enjoyed this extremely. Every single bite was flavorful and fatty, but not too rich to the point of being too overwhelming.

Next we tried the Stone Grilled Ribeye (Kago) (PhP1,595.00) and the Stone Grilled Karubi (Standard) (PhP777.00). We got two orders of stone grilled meat because E loved it so much. Personally though, I prefer the steamed wagyu.

Whenever I get to choose the doneness of my meat, I'll always have it medium rare. In this case, I think it was a mistake to do that. I should have let the meat cook a wee bit longer on the stone grill considering that these were bigger hunks of meat, hence, bigger slabs of fat. 

When we were on our second stone grilled dish, it began to taste too much and too fatty for me 128517

And of course we had to have sake! We had a bottle of draft Sake Hakutsuru (PhP450.00) and another of Open Bottle (PhP550.00).

Oh and we also ordered Crushed Okra with Konbu (PhP154.00) and Green Salad (PhP374.00) as our anti-umay precaution. E loved the Crushed Okra and easily finished two orders. On my part, I treated the veggies as what they truly are-- side shows to main event that is the glorious wagyu.

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars

Had dinner with family.... Been wanting to go for the longest time and finally my brother was treating for dinner!
We were 11 in all and started dinner at 6pm
We had cheese croquettes: everyone liked but I found it so so
Wagyu sukiyaki: can't remember what kind of wagyu was ordered but delicious
Steamed wagyu: hands down awesome.
Pork salad: very good
Wagyu rib eye and sirloin grilled: just wow!
Great dinner. Budget 1500 a head. Cheers guys

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Martin E.
4.0 Stars

Late birthday celebration for my brother at Wagyu Japanese Beef. The place is a hole-in-the-wall type of Japanese dining located near Makati Cinema Square. Clean and neat although a bit small. It can accommodate just around 18 people.

The food is great. One of the best Wagyu beef I've tasted. And with the relatively cheaper price, it's definitely a good choice for Wagyu lovers. A bit of a disclaimer here: I'm not an expert on Wagyu but so far this is the best I've tasted and certainly the most competitively priced. My brother, who just came from a trip to Japan says it's better than the ones he tried there. We tried both the sirloin and the ribeye. The latter is their best seller but I prefer the former. We had it stone grilled.

The steamed pork salad was also really good. The strips of pork were tasty but not overwhelming and went well with the peanut sauce and vegetables. Particular mention goes to their okra which paired well with the grilled Wagyu and the salad.

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Chili G.
3.0 Stars

This is probably the most expensive take out meal I've ever eaten, haha! Hubby and his brother was in the area and actually tried the resto so I was super jelly! Hubby was sweet enough though to get take out for me and bring it over to the office for dinner.
He got me the wagyu skirt and steak rice. I think the wagyu skirt is about 700+? Rice is about 150+ too. Yeesh.
It was good but honestly not TDF good IMO. Maybe because it's take out, but still 128563
They spent way more in the resto cos they ordered so much pero d parin sila nabusog haha

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Allison Y.
5.0 Stars

Best Wagyu steak ever! I could never, ever want any other beef, ever, after this. 128525 It's sooooo good!

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Allison Y.
5.0 Stars

I think I just died! Amazing flavor combinations of Wagyu, okra and asparagus.

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JP G.
5.0 Stars

Aaaannnnnd I'm back... On the same week. It's that good and that's how much it was stuck in my head. Hahahaha 128514

When my work barkada saw my pictures from my first time here, they insisted we go right away. I had no choice - they used the friendship card 128514 #napilitanlangpo

I ordered the usual - Wagyu trimmings, Chateaubriand, the ribeye, and the sirloin for my friends to try it. Art (our usual bibo waiter) served it in that order so that we can appreciate the flavors better. The Wagyu trimmings were light and the chateaubriand was the most lean meat. So you'll appreciate its tenderness and its full meat flavor first so you'll crave for more meat after. He served the ribeye and the sirloin last because they have the most marbling and we might not appreciate the first ones if we had these first. He was spot on. My personal favorite was the ribeye so I didn't mind that it came a bit at the latter part. As usual, everything we impeccable. The taste of Wagyu Japanese beef is just heaven on earth. And we got the Kagiyoshi variety (which is high grade already but they have the Omi variety which is more expensive and apparently, the beef eats more high end veggies than the Kagiyoshi variant). If we got the Omi, I'm sure that would've been epic (but more stressful to the wallet 128514).

But the real winner of the night was the Omi Wagyu beef sashimi. Yes my friends, it's raw. We were a bit iffy to try it but Art said it's a must try. True enough, it was glorious. You get to taste the beef with all its pure unadulterated glory. And to those curious, it's not malansa and it's not rubbery. It's actually melts in your mouth and they even provide a bit of Japanese ginger to add that aroma and add-on flavor to the raw meat. There are not enough words to describe the beef sashimi. Hahaha. 128523

Service wise I can't say anything bad. Art and the crew were hands on and assisted you in any way they can. They're all smiles too so it heightens the experience. Their landline is down (Yina M that's why we couldn't get through hahaha) so best to go early to ensure you have seats.

Now on to the serious part, the price. With great meat comes great responsibility (ay wow) so be ready to shell out more or less 1,500 per person for the things we ordered above. We got a Shiraz red wine bottle so our cost bumped up to 1700 each. Which is not bad considering the amount of good meat and wine we had. I'd rather pay p1,700 for quality and satisfying food than 1,800+++ for buffet where you're forced to eat a lot to consider the wallet damage worth it. Hahaha. To give you a ball park of the dish prices - the Wagyu trimmings was 690, the beef sashimi was 790 (it was the Omi variant kasi), the sirloin and the ribeye were 1,150, and the chateaubriand was 1,700+. Sounds expensive but it's good for sharing and if you're a group of 4-5, it ain't bad. You have to treat yourself out to good food from time to time (just don't do it every week or else it'll take a toll on your wallet and your heart hahaha).

This has now become my go to place for good meat. It used to be Bistecca in Rockwell but since it closed down, it now has a replacement. Will be back... Sa next sweldo. Hahaha 128514

#chubbyperohappy

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Kirby G.
5.0 Stars

Most legit Japanese Wagyu I've had here in PH, comparable to the one I've had in Tokyo. Wagyu Japanese Beef is actually supposed to be just a tasting room where you can sample portions of their Grade A5 wagyu in different cuts. They have gained popularity though and now serve as a mini restaurant as well.

The first time I was here they had a pretty limited menu of just meats and a few salads, I've had the utmost pleasure of coming back a 2nd time, this time with JP G, Chichi T, and Yina M, and noticed that they expanded their menu. They know have more salads and added a new brand of wagyu steak (more expensive too) 128184128184128184

100g of this heavenly meat would set you back around P1,200-1,400, pricey? Yes! Worth it? HELL YES! You choose from the chateaubriand, sirloin, or ribeye, with chateaubriand being the most expensive, but all of them are insanely good. Beef literally melts in your mouth. The main difference is chateau is more cut into chunks, but is amazingly tender. Sirloin or ribeye just have variances in fat content, but pretty much the same, just depends on your preference. I would suggest you talk to your server as they are very well informed on what the differences of each cut, shout out to Art for some great service! They also serve three kinds of salt with the steaks, regular salt & pepper, lime/lemon salt, and plum salt (pink colored), the plum salt is the clear winner for us, tastes amazing. (You can request for more if you run out)

We also got the steamed wagyu beef trimmings (photo above), if you are actually short on cash and would just want to experience a sample, you can get this dish its around P600-700 and share it with a friend. Steamed wagyu on top of mixed veggies + rice is a pretty legit meal. It comes with ponzu sauce where you can dip to your heart's content. Also the veggies pretty much absorb the steamed wagyu fat which makes it way better!!

If you want to experience wagyu at its finest this definitely is the place to do it. Now time to save up for my next visit as I'm having severe wagyu withdrawal symptoms!! 128514

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JP G.
5.0 Stars

Did I die? Because I think I just went to Wagyu steak heaven. Went for a meat excursion with the sibs Kirby G and Yina M and our resident iphoneagrapher Chichi T last night and oh my effing G, the food was awesome. They're the only place that stocks up on Grade A5 legit Japanese Wagyu beef... It's the stuff drugs are made of because their meat is just addicting. 128540

We ordered nothing but meat (and of course rice to pair it up with) and we tried the Ff:
128077 Steamed Wagyu trimmings
- who knew beef would taste exquisite even when steamed. The thinly sliced meat was succulent and just packed with flavor (less the fat). The vegetables place underneath it absorbed all the fat so it tasted awesome. If vegetables were infused with Wagyu beef essence, no kid on earth would say no to eating it 128514
128077 Chateu Wagyu beef
- the leanest meat we got last night but it packs a wallop. It full of flavor and none of the parts were rubbery or tough. It was like eating a compact cotton candy... But yummier and more savory 128517
128077 Sirloin Wagyu beef
- this had the most fat amongst all the things we ordered but it wasn't overpowering. No suya factor. That's how good it was. It was both tender and flavorful. It had the right amount of fat to give you that savory meat mouthfeel but not too much that you can't eat a lot (because trust me, we ate a lot)
128077 Rib eye Wagyu beef
- my favorite dish. It was the most flavorful meat I've had and it literally melts in your mouth. It was so soft and so tender. If I were going to die soon, this would be part of my top 5 last meal options.

The food and service was impeccable. Can't say anything bad about it except if I eat too much it will be bad for my heart. Cardiac delight 128561

Only slight comment is the place itself. It's soooo small and compact. Is not for claustrophobic people. But it's intimate so it's really for people who want to catch up and enjoy amazing food. Well, you won't complain anymore once you start eating. 128077

Will definitely be back soon 128076

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Julienne Y.
4.0 Stars

The Holy Grail of Steak. Get ready for some serious meat sweats afterwards. It was a luxurious, indulgent and delicious experience.

Order:
- Chateaubriand (100g is good for two already full people or one hungry person)
- Steamed Beef (100g is good for two "not so hungry" people)
- Wagyu Rice

Skip:
- Cheese Croquettes (they're just okay)

What you must know:
1) Wagyu is synonymous to fat. So if you are watching your weight, conscious about your health and fat intake, please order a small cut, share or get a salad.
2) vegetarians and vegans beware. they do not serve other things aside from meat. There's no chicken on the menu, nor seafood. There's no sushi or teriyaki here. It is, as the name suggests, a meat shop.
3) BRING YOUR BIG BUCKS. Expect to spend around P1500 here to be totally satisfied.
4) if you are a big eater, take what I said in #3 and multiply it by 2. Portions are small so if you are used to stuffing your face, this ain't the place for you.
5) they take credit card. Make reservations, the place is small.

Thanks Peanut D, because of your review I came here :)

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Tots N T.
5.0 Stars

The best wagyu i've tried!!! Here in Manila of course 128522

We really miss eating wagyu when we went to japan a year ago. So discovering this hole-in-the-wall resto through a friend is a blessing! I cannot forget the steamed sirloin wagyu that melts in your mouth. You literally do not need to chew the meat anymore! Ugh!!! I'm still drooling right now!

Second fave is the chateaubriand which is their top of the line stone grilled wagyu on the top left of the photo. It is soft, melts in your mouth and not that fatty. Ribeye is good too but fattier. And we also tried chuck roll, which is an ordinary beef that is bland that's why they offer a sauce for the chuck roll part.

We also had the seared wagyu salad and cheese croquet. And a bottle of sake.

Overall it was a good experience!!! Whenever we crave for wagyu we will surely go back here! Better than house of wagyu. But of course it's more expensive here! But still cheaper than going back to Japan 128522

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Leanne Joy C.
5.0 Stars

The best wagyu i've tried!!! Here in Manila of course 128522

We really miss eating wagyu when we went to japan a year ago. So discovering this hole-in-the-wall resto through a friend is a blessing! I cannot forget the steamed sirloin wagyu that melts in your mouth. You literally do not need to chew the meat anymore! Ugh!!! I'm still drooling right now!

Second fave is the chateaubriand which is their top of the line stone grilled wagyu on the top left of the photo. It is soft, melts in your mouth and not that fatty. Ribeye is good too but fattier. And we also tried chuck roll, which is an ordinary beef that is bland that's why they offer a sauce for the chuck roll part.

We also had the seared wagyu salad and cheese croquet. And a bottle of sake.

Overall it was a good experience!!! Whenever we crave for wagyu we will surely go back here! Better than house of wagyu. But of course it's more expensive here! But still cheaper than going back to Japan 128522

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

It's the wife's birthday - so I ask her where she wants to eat. She goes for Wagyu Japanese Beef for the reservations!

Told myself that I know it will be expensive, so might as well enjoy it. 128184

Top right was the pork shabu salad which served as the appetizer. It's thin slices of pork you'd normally get from a shabu-shabu place mixed with the greens and tossed with a roasted sesame dressing.

Next on the middle left on the picture was the steamed sirloin wagyu. If you're a beef lover - you'd really appreciate this as you will really taste the flavor of the beef! Dipping sauce is either ponzu or the roasted sesame again. We both liked it with the ponzu sauce.

The middle right was the Karurose stone grill and the bottom left was the Cha 'Teaubriand Ishiyaki which was their top of the line beef. The Karurose was described to us as a cross between ribeye and sirloin which just the right amount of marbling of the fat while the Cha 'Teaubriand was the softest sirloin you'll ever have. They recommend that you sprinkle a little bit of salt on them, either the lemon-salt, the plum-salt, or the salt-pepper. We both preferred the lemon-salt topping.

What I can say was you'll really end up not talking to your date as you'll want to savor the flavor the quality of the wagyu you're eating. You won't need your teeth as you can actually "chew" with your tongue. It was that tender. They of course cook it as-is, no marinade - no extenders.

The last was a gift from the shop owner upon hearing it was my wife's birthday. Wagyu nigiri sushi. Both my wife and I didn't really like this so much, but it's essentially eating salmon or tuna sushi - except that it's raw wagyu. A first for us to eat - raw meat! 128079

There's 2 seating time slots for dinner as it is a small restaurant. 2 tables on the ground, 1 for 4 and 1 for 6 or for sharing for 3 groups of 2. And yes - everybody you're dining there with is either Japanese or having a business meeting with a Japanese national. 128556

Quite possibly the best wagyu I've had in Manila. It rivals the quality of what we've tried in Tokyo, so kudos for the upkeep of the place. It will be pricey - it's expected as the place calls for it. But prepare to have your benchmark for wagyu set - they sell wagyu and they can really prepare it well!

P.S. Asked the head of the staff while waiting for my wife, they have about 750k worth of beef in that freezer right now! (That there's a standby generator to power the freezer in case of power outages.)

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Jr C.
4.0 Stars

I don't know about you but I like how in discreet this restaurant is located in Makati. Unpretentious. I had wagyu beef (stone grill), which simply melts in my mouth, yet the taste's a bit lacking in comparison I had before somewhere overseas. LOL. So, 1 127775 missed! Oh, next time I will try their steamed wagyu (Esquire.ph noted best wagyu and the restaurant as one of the best new).

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iRateSilently C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

This place is carnivores haven, a restaurant and meat shop selling organic pork and hi grade beef cuts with pricey tags but you get good quality meats here. Ordered for the sirloin seiro or steamed sirloin that had veggies underneath so cool and some pork munch cutlets which was like ground pork tonkatsu definitely good quality meat. 128522

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goddessified U.
5.0 Stars

Who would have thought na may ganitong place sa may Makati Cinema Square area?

Super mura their wagyu beef selections.. P1,650 na ata yung pinaka-mahal. The place pala also is a meat shop. Well, parang mas tama yung meat shop siya na may dine-in ganun.

Get ready lang na mapamahal ka.. KASI ANG ISANG ORDER AY HINDI ENOUGH! Bitin! Hehehe.

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Peanut D.
5.0 Stars

The most important thing to note if you decide to visit this steak heaven: CALL TO RESERVE.

I had no idea this was needed so I rolled up to the Makati Cinema Square area, headed to this small Wagyu Japanese Beef shop like it's Max's and confidently asked for a table. (In my defense, they said it's a meat shop!)

Anyway, typical meat shop it is not as the tables were all taken by well-dressed folks in wrap dresses and crisp polo shirts. Showing up in my flip flops and jeans, I really felt like I belonged. Haha.

To add to that, I was almost turned away (they have two seatings, I came in at around 830) as they were packed. I have to thank my lucky stars that a kind server decided she could let me in since another table just got freed up.

Within 10 minutes I was seated upstairs. The second floor does give that dingy feel, their first floor is a lot better. Space is cramped, tables are way too close to each other. You can hear other people's conversations. (There was a foodie group beside me talking about Mecha Uma and Chef Bruce lol. #chismosa)

I ordered their Pork Cold Shabu Salad (mixed greens with sesame dressing and really thin and tender slices of pork). Very flavorful and you don't feel like you're eating a lot because in your head it's a darn salad.

I finished the entire thing. 128563

It was so good! Later on I found out from our enthusiastic server that their pigs come from Tarlac and are fed with just okra. Well sheee, if I can't eat okra, my pork better be eating them! 128514

Was scared I won't have space left by the time my Stone Grilled Chateaubriand steak comes in but when it finally did, my was it small. This is like a 1,500 peso steak snack pack!

Oil will splatter right when it's served so be careful. But as you bite into them tender, melt in your mouth steak pieces... Haaaay. 128557

The meat I would say, isn't as flavorful (for those who have tried Cru or 22 Prime) but they do provide different salts (?) on the side so you can add those to taste.

In terms of cost, if you're okay with the snack pack size, it'll set you back Php 1,500. My salad was at Php 560. Over 2k but you go home happy and keep with you wonderful memories of oh so tender meat. 128525

Best steak in Manila? Maybe. I'm no steak connoisseur (I let auto correct spell that one haha) but it is up there.

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Janet L.
5.0 Stars

Go there. Get the highest priced (but super reasonable) wagyu set. Just do it.

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