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Ogetsu Hime's Best of Japan Premium Dishes in Skypark of SM Aura

Ogetsu Hime Japanese Restaurant in SM Aura
Ogetsu Hime Japanese Restaurant in SM Aura
The group who brought in the famous Dads - Saisaki and Kamayan came up with another interesting restaurant called Ogetsu Hime, which is a special Japanese restaurant offering premium and uncommon Japanese dishes at a relatively more affordable prices.

Something about Ogetsu Hime
Derived from the name of the Japanese food goddess, Ogetsu Hime is known for its specialized menu of sushi, teppanyaki and sukiyaki, while using the highest quality of both local and imported (from Japan) ingredients.

The interior as well as the Teppanyaki grilling area of Ogetsu Hime
The interior as well as the Teppanyaki grilling area of Ogetsu Hime
Frankly, I never heard of this restaurant before. I just came to know Ogetsu Hime through an invite, since the management wanted to further bump up its Best of Japan Special Half Price promo. It was really fortunate of me to be part of this event. All the great food made me extremely happy for the day! 

What's this Best of Japan - Special Half Price Promo?
Running from August 28 to November 16, the Best of Japan promo makes selected premium dishes more affordable by slashing off 50%. I've included a photo of the promo prices below for your reference.

By the way, this promo is available from Monday to Sunday both for lunch and for dinner.

Now, let's get to the juicy part -- the dishes! 

Best of Japan Sushi Collection
Otoro, Amaebi, Engawa and Anago
Premium Sushi Collection of Ogetsu Hime
Premium Sushi Collection of Ogetsu Hime
Although it was plated this way, there is no item in the menu that will enable you to have a platter of assorted sushi. This means that you'll have to order each separately in case you want to try them all, which is actually difficult when you are coming alone or by pair, since each order contains about 4 or 5 pieces of sushi. 

Now, if you have spare budget with you, why not do that? After all, each of these sushi was really amazing with its impressive freshness, quality and taste! I'm not quite sure about this, but it felt like this is the best sushi I've tasted so far!


By the way, here's the menu containing the marked-down prices of the selected dishes here in Ogetsu Hime as part of the promo:

Best of Japan - Special Half Price Promo of Ogetsu Hime
Best of Japan - Special Half Price Promo of Ogetsu Hime

Hamachi Sashimi || P750 - Regular Price || P375 - Promo Price
Fresh Japanese Yellowtail
Fresh Japanese Yellowtail Sashimi of Ogetsu Hime

Hotategai Sashimi || P750 - Regular Price || P375 - Promo Price
Hokkaido Giant Scallops
Hotategai Sashimi - Hokkaido Giant Scallops of Ogetsu Hime
Hotategai Sashimi - Hokkaido Giant Scallops
The Hotategai Sashimi featured a subtly sweet and fresh raw scallops that really hit the right spot of my palate.

Matsusaka Sukiyaki || P3,900 - Regular Price || P1,950 - Promo Price
Sliced Matsusaka Beef, Shiitake & Enoki Mushroom, Vegetables, Beancurd and Yam Noodles. Cooked in Sweetened Soya Sauce. Good for 2 - 3 people. 
Fresh sukiyaki will be prepared on the spot here in Ogetsu Hime
Fresh sukiyaki will be prepared on the spot here in Ogetsu Hime
Matsusaka Beef for Sukiyaki of Ogetsu Hime
Matsusaka Beef for Sukiyaki - prime meat at its finest!
You probably don't believe your eyes when you saw the price of this dish, and unfortunately, that is not a typo. The reason why this is priced this way is because of the usage of Matsusaka Beef which is a premium meat from Japan. (I'll expound more on this later in the Teppanyaki dish).

Sukiyaki Preparation in Ogetsu Hime
The sukiyaki is prepared on the spot to assure freshness!
Cooking the Matsusaka Beef for SukiyakiMatsusaka Sukiyaki of Ogetsu Hime

Although in the photos above it may seem like your regular overpriced sukiyaki, it wasn't. It got this unique tenderness and flavor that I never tasted before! Also, the broth had a potent flavorful taste. It was so rich that I consumed everything in a matter of seconds!

Note: Indeed this special dish is pricey, and for some may not be worth the price. Hence, you'll need to understand more about the Matsusaka Wagyu Beef and its uniqueness in order to fully appreciate this Sukiyaki.

Uni Tempura (3 pcs) || P210
Sea urchin wrapped in Nori
Uni Tempura of Ogetsu Hime
Special Uni Tempura - something different for the palate
Although it didn't appear that special from this view, it truly was when I got to try it! As you bite on the tempura, the uni in the inside begins to ooze out which delivers a potent and amazing taste in playful pulses!

Ebi Shiitake Tempura || P360
Shiitake Mushroom with Seasoned Black Tiger Prawns
Incredible Ebi Shiitake Tempura of Ogetsu Hime in SM Aura
Incredible Ebi Shiitake Tempura of Ogetsu Hime in SM Aura
I've never had anything like this before; hence, I got extremely joyous about it! It had this sensible crunch on the outside, crispness on the second layer brought by the fresh shiitake mushroom and freshness in the core from the seasoned black tiger prawns! Amazing!

Chajan Moriawase || P110
The sticky Chajan Moriawase (Mixed Fried Rice) to pair up with the dishes
The sticky Chajan Moriawase (Mixed Fried Rice) to pair up with the dishes

Gindara Teriyaki || P550
Broiled Japanese Silver Cod with Teriyaki Sauce
Japanese Gindara Teriyaki - Broiled Japanese Silver Cod
Japanese Gindara Teriyaki - Broiled Japanese Silver Cod
Among all the dishes we tried for the night, this was the one which had a hard time keeping up. Yes, the gindara was really fresh; however, it still got the "lansa" that curtailed the maximum enjoyment from consuming the dish. Overall, it was still great!

Matsusaka Teppanyaki || P3,900 - Regular Price || P1,950 - Promo Price
Matsusaka is an incomparable excellent meat from a black-haired Kuroge Washu from the cattle regions of Matsusuka, Mie, Japan. This is one of the world's best!
The Matsusaka Teppanyaki, Best of Japan, here in Ogetsu Hime
The Matsusaka Teppanyaki, Best of Japan, here in Ogetsu Hime
Dubbed as "Incomparable in flavor, juicy and tender", the Matsusaka beef is famous all around the world, and Ogetsu Hime is making it "affordable" for us! Yeah, I know you are giving me a nasty look, but I've asked around and found out that this type of Wagyu beef is indeed one of the world's most expensive types of beef.

I just went crazy over how extra tender the meat was! It had an almost melt-in-your-mouth sensation that massages the taste buds! Also, this teppanyaki dish is accompanied by a delicious sauce that is rightly sweet that brought out more of the goodness of the beef!

Ogetsu Hime - Ratings

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Service ★★

Budget needed: at least P1,500 per person (coming in as pair) for some sushi/sashimi, Chajan Moriawase and Matsusaka Teppanyaki or Sukiyaki

Give your own rating to Ogetsu Hime

I have to admit that Ogetsu Hime didn't fail to impress me with the amazing line-up! However, I would have appreciated the dishes more if they were given more craft in terms of the presentation. Well, this is just a personal insight, but I normally want to see "how much I am paying" not only with the taste but as well as in the way the dishes are orchestrated.

Overall, I would say that this is really a good place to enjoy authentic premium and uncommon Japanese dishes!


Ogetsu Hime Japanese Restaurant
Location: 5/F Sky Park, SM Aura, Bonifacio Global City

Reservation No.: (02)519-9840 or (0917) 809-6585



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