Affordable Japanese Food in Nihonbashi Tei, Makati
|Nihonbashi Tei in Makati|
This is the 1st stop out of 4 restaurants/food places we visited for our first ever food trip in Makati and Fort.
We decided to explore the somewhere-in-between [of north and south] food stops, so we planned to have another food trip. Just like what we usually do, we set up a challenge, and this time we agreed not to go beyond P750. We chose this threshold because we were expecting that the prices in Makati and Fort would be bloated than what's the average.
Robie Reyes was the one who suggested the first restaurant, Nihonbashi Tei, which was intended to be the appetizer-food-stop!
The PlaceWhen I first entered the place, I didn't get awestruck, although I was able to feel the typical Japanese Restaurant ambiance. This was probably due to dim lighting of the place which sent of a dreary feeling for me.
|Nihonbashi Tei in Makati|
|A Closer Look: Nihonbashi Tei in Makati|
The FoodOfficially starting the food trip, we first had this delectable and highly visually appealing Spicy Toro Maki (P200).
|Spicy Toro Maki of Nihonbashi Tei|
It was my first time to have a Spicy Toro Maki, and luckily I had a great one!
Next one up was the Salmon Sashimi (P280):
|Salmon Sashimi of Nihonbashi Tei|
Okay, for the next one, we have the Uni Sashimi (P220)!
|The Unique Taste of Uni Sashimi in Nihonbashi Tei|
Friendly reminder: If you have a sensitive stomach, you may want to eat this after having something else first to avoid getting into any trouble.
Last but not the least was the Nigirsushi Set at P280.
|Nigirisushi Set: Variety of Sushi!|
|Miso Soup that goes with the Nigirisushi Set|
Now, I just want to share with you a tip when ordering this dish. Nigirisushi can also be ordered a la carte at P350, but you may have it as a set for only P280 (which include the Nigirsushi and the miso soup). Note, however, that the set can only be ordered from 11:00pm to 5:00pm.
Update 01/19/15 I can't believe how fast the time went all those years. I posted about this restaurant in 2013, and now it's already 2015. Hence, with this, I decided to give this post some updates considering that my colleagues and I frequently visit this place for some comforting dishes.
Spicy Toro Sashimi || P220 - Tuna || P280 Salmon
|Nihonbashi Tei's famous Spicy Toro Sashimi|
Spicy Toro Maki || P200
|Spicy Toro Maki of Nihonbashi Tei in Makati|
Beef Teppanyaki Meal (Lunch Set)|| P280
Beef Teppanyaki served with Miso Soup, Rice and Iced Coffee
|Beef Teppanyaki - a lunch set promo item that can be shared by 2|
Now, permit me to share this photo with you as I plant more seeds of memories here in the blog:
|Planting seeds of memories - A Not-So-Popular Kid with SGV colleagues|
Here's a photo of me in another branch of Nihonbashi Tei in Adriatico:
Nihonbashi Te i- Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings reflect my personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Service: ★★ (The staff often seem unfriendly)
Budget: at least P350 each for light to moderate dining experience for a group of at least 4
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 10+ || Date of last visit - Unidentified
Overall, we had an amazing start, and we got very much fueled up to continue on with our food trip! Having said this, I now wrap up the appetizer part of the food trip! Don't forget to check out this blog for the 2nd Stop at the Relik Tapas Bar and Lounge!
Location: 806 Arnaiz Ave., San Lorenzo, Makati (beside Don Bosco Church)
Service Charge: 10% of the price
Contact Number: (02) 818-8893
Service Time: 11:00am to 7:00pm
Set Menu of Nihonbashi Tei for Lunch (May 2013):
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