kikufuji in little tokyo, makati

In eating in manila on May 31, 2011 at 12:36 pm

we’re japanese food lovers so it’s actually quite surprising it took us this long to get to little tokyo – a cluster of japanese restaurants along pasong tamo (near pasay road) in makati.

my brother recommended the restaurant kikufuji which is on the side of the compound. we wanted our lunch to be heavy on the sushi/sashimi, so that’s what we had more of, but the whole meal started with standard appetizers

then it was time for the good stuff. first off, tuna sashimi

this was very nice. the cut of fish had no ligament. we know it should really be ligament-free, but the reality is many japanese restaurants don’t meet that standard. next was a spicy tuna salad

many restaurants have a version of this – raw tuna tossed with tempura batter, panko mayonnaise and spiced. this one was not bad, but we could have used a bit more spice.

we also had a mixed sushi plate

this was also pretty good. not great, but solid. made us realize though that we’re not fans of raw squid

the last dish was unagi

this one we enjoyed quite a bit. perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture and very flavorful. the portion was a bit generous as well.

unfortunately we can’t remember the prices but we paid something like P1,200 including beer. it was reasonably priced.

given that parking is so difficult, we’re not sure if we’ll be back. the food wasn’t necessarily magnetizing enough to draw us, but it’s certainly a viable default japanese eating place when you’re in the area

  1. Hi April!

    Aileen here. We met at Mores last year. πŸ™‚
    I like kikufuji. You can park at plaza fair. Try also Yamazaki in Little Tokyo. πŸ™‚

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