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Izakaya Nihonbashitei

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800 A. Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road), Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

No fail. Always the best and freshest japanse fair. They have the best tasting tempura. I love eating at the bar. No other place like Nihonbashitei.

Thank Chippy D
Manila, Philippines
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always love going to this Japanese restaurant. It is comfort food for us. It has fresh ingredients and offers a wide array of Japanese food that one desires. They have sushi, sashimi, cold and hot sobas, ramen, and their mains- beef, chicken, pork and sea food. Their unagi is priced at Php600 but it is a huge serving. We... More 

Thank AngeliNacino
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294 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Small, slightly grungy but very reasonably priced. We always order buttered clams and spicy salmon maki. The tempura is better at the Malate branch.

Thank Jinky L
Metro Manila, Philippines
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This place never changes. Well except for their newly renovated facade their topnotch food quality, serving size and price is still one of the best. If there's something they need to improve on is the service of the waiters. We opted to take the tables in the smoking area and the service takes time when you ask for water. Our... More 

1 Thank Diego D
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

It was closed when I visited but I'm so happy Ohsama Ramen (next door) has the exact food offerings as Nihonbashitei. My go to is always the Spicy Salmon Maki. Always. Another of my favorites are the lunch menus since it offers more food for the same price. Uni don and that assorted medley of sashimi on rice. I've tried... More 

Thank Monica M
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've eaten at both Nihonbashi locations, the one beside Slimmer's World and the one near Amorsolo. The first one's facilities are a bit old and needs some updating. The 2nd one is much more pleasant. However both areas have limited parking space so better be early when you eat there. I've tried the yakiniku and a host of other dishes... More 

Thank Jonathan A
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Judging from the number of Japanese expats rubbing elbows at the sushi bar and animatedly holding their conversations, this restaurant is the real deal.Everything they serve is fresh and perfectly seasoned. The waitresses are polite and efficient.And the price tab at the end and f the meal is pleasantly unbelievable.Dining here would not cost an arm and a leg.If only... More 

Thank Eugene Lee B
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Still the best Japanese restaurant in the metro. My sister visited the country and asked where to eat dinner. On top of my head was this restaurant and they enjoyed it. Her Swedish partner enjoyed the food too. Lots of umami!

Thank Ibrahim H
Taguig City, Philippines
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

It's our favorite go to place for good no frills japanese food. Consistent with their food quality, and generous for sharing portions. They can accomodate groups in function rooms, without minimum charges. It is worth noting though that the place needs a renovation already.

Thank BizTraveler1020
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269 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

There are two nihonbashiteis now, the one nearer edsa and beside slimmers world is the former Yakiniku senri. The highlight of this one would be the meats. My personal preference is the karubi cut, I think it is the best value for money. Unfortunately, I don't think one order per person of meat is enough, so that makes the spend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 A. Arnaiz Avenue (formerly Pasay Road), Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 02-818-8893
Telephone + 63 2 818 8893

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?