Yakumi

Solaire Resort and Casino, Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Yakumi
4.2
4.0 Stars

25 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 31 Reviews
  • 157 Recommend
  • 25 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:30a - 10:30p
Phone
+6328888871

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Ana S.
4.0 Stars

Service was excellent which is expected for the price of dining here. The interior design was awesome. So clean and calming. The wood and dark-colored seats anchor the space. I especially love the red bromeliads that complement the dining tables. The chopsticks holders were chosen with care (stone with jade design) and everything just reeked with "meticulous excellence." Naturally, my expectations of the food went up a notch.

I had the salmon sashimi, the uni sushi, and the black tiger prawns teppanyaki. The first two were perfect. The presentation of the teppanyaki was beautiful (failed to take a picture because my toddler was fiddling with my phone). However, the prawn itself, while tasty, was overcooked. I know because I struggled to get a bite out of the thing. Tsk-tsk. Sad. What a waste of a tiger prawn (three tiger prawns! )... The mushrooms (shiitake and bamboo) were excellent with perfect seasoning. The zucchini lacked seasoning but the sesame dip provided really went well with the entire dish. There was another dip (on the soy side) and a spicy dip but I prefer the sesame. For close to Php900, the prawn could have been worth it if cooked correctly.

Wasabe here is scraped from the rootcrop itself which makes the Wasabe more pliant and smoother to the palette. The harder or faster they scrape, the spicier the Wasabe becomes. Interesting...

The GenMacha was expectedly wonderful.

My photo shows two scoops of green tea ice cream. The ice cream itself is so-so. I was looking for the "tea kick" in it (the slight bitterness traditional Japanese green tea ice cream normally has). It was on the sweet side. The red bean paste made it extremely sweet. The accompanying caramelized sugar cookie with black and white sesame seeds was extremely sweet.

My mother was pleased with her cold soba and tempura. My father was pleased with his lobster soup (included all the evil fat!), hamachi panga (last piece left in the resto..lucky guy)...

So, not a 5-star experience, but a good place to come back to, if sky's the limit on your budget. For four people, we spent about Php1500-2000 per head.

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Creme Brûlée, Fresh Strawberry, Sorbet and ice cream for dessert

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Shrimp Tempura

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Grilled Hamachi Head

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Appetizer

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Lito A.
5.0 Stars

Most of their ingredients here including seafoods, meats and veggies all came directly from Japan. All meat products are never frozen and are kept in chillers until they are ready to cook. This means that they only order enough meat and fish that can be consumed on a certain time frame. Even their veggies are imported and only the finest ingredients used

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An J.
5.0 Stars

California Maki

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Gracie T.
3.0 Stars

Loved the ambiance but thats about it. Fell short of my expectations considering their prices. Nothing special but willing to give it another try.

Miso Ramen Php464.29
a bit creamy, this I enjoyed the most 128077

Cali Maki Php464.29
missed the mangoes

Golden Dragon Php607.14
I was excited to have unagi and tempura in one roll but turned out to be just so so

Tofu Sarada Php482.14
The avocados, a fave of mine , were bitter. Dressing was yummy

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An J.
5.0 Stars

Assorted Sushi

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Kat L.
5.0 Stars

This place for japanese food is super awesome, super yummy and super delicious food 2nd best for japanese food. Sashimi was fresh... Oh I love japanese food. Lahat ng food d2 masarap, may quality worth naman ang presyo! Chawanmushi was belly-belly-good! I'll come back... recommended! Didn't get the chance to take photo cause were so hungry!

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Alva C.
5.0 Stars

Sushi sampler 128077128077128077128077128077
Tonkutsu ramen 128077128077128077128077128077

Happy tummy Friday 128525

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Jen P.
3.0 Stars

Well, not your oridinary Japanese resto cause this ones authentic. A bit pricey but the food was good! Although, the lamb chops are really hard to chew but other food served was great especially the lobster! Yum! Sashimi and maki are their bestseller! Servers were accomodating and fast. 128522

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Clarke B.
5.0 Stars

Ambiance is great for Japanese fine dining. Foods look and taste great. A bit pricey though. Servers are friendly and accommodating.

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Jamie G.
4.0 Stars

Love is sweeter the second time around? I absolutely LOVE Jap food so I gave Yakumi another try. This time, we were given the "set meal" Lol. Can't complain! Pictured above was the starter--Miso soup, Salad (with I have no idea what dressing, but I could taste peanut sauce) and a Assorted sashimi:) It was good! (Miso had a party. I think there was real crab meat inside.)

For my main, I got their (sheesh, forgive me for forgetting the name) braised US pork. It was soft and it slid down easily, a little on the sweet side but I liked it.

Dessert was pudding and sorbet. :) I only had a taste of each.

Can't wait for my next Yakumi surprise.

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Jamie G.
3.0 Stars

This place has been on my Must Try list eversince I first set foot on Solaire. Can you imagine my delight when my dad surprised me (and my mom and aunts) with a Yakumi dinner?!

I entered the place and was in awe. We were greeted and seated at a table where we can see the teppanyaki chefs. Medyo nalula lang talaga ako sa prices, and I was expecting so much!

My dad got a Chashu Ramen. Mom and Aunts shared their Beef Teppan, Pampano and California Maki. We all shared the Salmon and Spanish Mackarel Sashimis, Golden Dragon, Bonga Bonga, and the Spider Maki Sushis.

Really, nothing special. I dunno if their Salmon was supposed to be more special because it wasn't the melt-in-the-mouth type, so I didn't quite appreciate it. The Mackarel was too dry. Not sure if it's supposed to be like that, too. :( The sushis were just normal, and not Wow. I mean, for the price? I was expecting SO MUCH MORE.

Service was excellent. But totally not worth our 10k bill. I mean I can totally get a better-tasting sushi/sashimi fix at 3k+ somewhere else. :(

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Chamz C.
4.0 Stars

Yakumi Restaurant is located inside Solaire. Since I've been eating ramen that week, I decided to order their lambchops. And yes, it was really good that we ordered their wagyu rice for a "happy tummy" feel. :)

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Ellen B.
2.0 Stars

I was expecting distinct Japanese taste but I didn't experience such.

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Sheila S.
5.0 Stars

The best Japanese restaurant so far :) I highly recommend their fried salmon skin salad too! ✔Ambiance
✔Service
✔Food

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Alan S.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Trixia C.
5.0 Stars

I’ve really been wanting to check this out since I heard that almost all their ingredients are flown in daily from Tsukiji market to assure the freshness of the quality of their food.

Chef Norimasa Kusaka, Yakumi’s executive chef, is internationally acclaimed having worked as one of the most notable chefs in various restaurants worldwide such as Crown Melbourne Limited, Australia, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, India and the One&Only Reethi Rah in Maldives.

Some of his A-list clienteles which he has prepared sushi for in the past include 7-time F1 World Champion Michael Schumacher, songbird supreme Mariah Carey, top model Naomi Campbell, and multi-awarded actress Nicole Kidman among others. And yes, you can say I did my research 128541

When you enter a restaurant and see a group of famous socialite celebrities dining there, you know the game has changed.

And when you look to the other side and spot a senator enjoying her meal, you know the game has changed.

And when you order a cup of Japanese steamed rice, and find out later on it’s PHP450, YOU KNOW THE GAME HAS CHANGED!!! Hahaha!

I don’t even know if I’m making any sense to you guys, but what I’m trying to say here is that Yakumi is not your run-of-the-mill Japanese restaurant.

The restaurant isn’t really filled with much adornments to make it look swanky, but it has the right amount of lighting and wall design to make the place look presentable and nifty.

The place is spacious. Each table has just the right amount of distance from one another. The seats are comfortable.

California Supreme (PHP1,100)
•I don’t eat salmon sashimi, so if I had to order here again, I’d probably choose the regular California Maki over this.

The wow factor here for me is the ikura. The tiny orange dots were unbelievably tasty, every time they explode in my mouth I can really taste its rich flavors. I know it’s just a small detail to the entire sushi roll but I’m really impressed because I can’t think of any other place here in Manila that serves salmon roe that fresh and fat.

Sushi Sampler - 5 Kinds (PHP1,070)
•I only tried the Amaebi from this sushi sampler. The sweet shrimp was creamy but not really the freshest that I’ve tasted.

Agebitashi (PHP620)
•deep fried organic tofu and vegetables served with a warm fragrant broth

Tempura Moriawase (PHP790)
♥No lies, no exaggeration, but these are the best prawn tempuras I’ve had so far. You’d think it’s such an ordinary dish, and even I can’t really pin point what exactly makes them better than the ones I’ve tried in the past, but I guess the distinctly tasty batter that went so well with the fresh and robust tiger prawns had something to do with making each bite of this tempura so fun to eat.

Tai Yuanyaki (PHP890)
♥We were informed that this Snapper fillet was imported from Japan just that same day. It wasn’t hard to believe as the fish’s freshness was evident in every bite filled with natural sapidity. This was prepared robotayaki style and was served with a banana leaf underneath still creating slight smoking and burning effect, which I found really cool! Or hot? Haha :)

Tori Teriyaki (PHP890)
•The grilled organic chicken tasted pretty ordinary . You can pass on this, you won’t miss out on anything.

Wagyu Hobayaki (PHP2,130)
♥I don’t know where to begin with this entrée. I’m getting too excited to talk about how amazing it is. The moment I saw the visually appealing plate of 250 grams of Wagyu chunks, resting on top of a Hoba Leaf, smothered in Miso sauce, I knew I was in for a treat. And I was right. The first bite reveals fierce extract from the miso sauce, then, as I started chewing, the fresh and soft Wagyu beef lunges forward, enamouring and enthralling my entire mouth with its pure and savory steak goodness cooked to perfection. Yakumi’s Wagyu Hobayaki is definitely worth. Every. SINGLE. Centavo!!!

Kuro Buta Kankuni (PHP790)
♥If Wagyu is to steak, then Kurobuta is to pork. Just when I thought the previous dish was already the highlight of this lunch, I was wrong. Boy was I wrong… My bite broke through the pork’s delicate texture, and I was instantly reminded of baby thighs. YES. BABY THIGHS!! You know how soft they are? It was THAT soft. I could think of so many superlatives but none of them would do justice to how SUCCULENT AND TENDER AND DELICIOUS Yakumi’s Kurobota Kankuni is. As I masticated on this, I could feel and taste its goodness layer by layer… The meat… Then the fat… More meat… More fat… And then the meat again… And then the fat again… It’s one of those moments wherein you just close your eyes and savor every second until the entire food is gone in your mouth, and then repeat the cycle.

The desserts in Yakumi sound ordinary if you just read them from the menu, but the way they’re presented definitely made them look extra special and interesting.

Macha Ice Cream (PHP360)
•Nothing's special just the presentation. :)

Yuzu Creme Brulee (PHP470)
•Creme Brulee is my thing. I could stuff my mouth with gallons of crem brulee so no comment about it because I could be bias. 128541

It’s not really common here in Manila to sign a waiver for take out food but I think it’s nice how Solaire is practicing it :)

Overall, the dining experience in Yakumi was impeccable. The steep pricing was definitely worth it. The service is very professional and the staffs are very knowledgable of the menu. They look happy and excited to serve all the time. If you want to indulge and treat yourself to good Japanese food, I highly recommend this place! :) I will definitely be back here after I try the other one left signature restaurants in Solaire!

Atlast! I found that PHP450 rice! =))

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