7 Sushi Places to Try in Manila

Since we still can’t travel to Japan—and I know a lot of you are looking forward to the day that we finally can—a good alternative might be stuffing our faces in food. If you’re craving for great Japanese food and mouthwatering sushi, there are a lot of places all around Metro Manila that you should try.

Here are some of our recommendations: (PS. This list is not in any order)

7. Nikkei

In the mood for something fresh and new? You should try the sushi from Nikkei features a Peruvian twist!

One of our contributors shares their experience: “You don’t know what to expect and some of the dishes’ names might sound intimidating. But once you’ve tasted the food, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how Nikkei’s taken something familiar like Japanese fusion and made it their own by incorporating new flavors.”

Find Nikkei at: Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada, Legazpi Village, Makati / Ground Floor, One Rockwell West Tower, Makati / Ground Level, The Podium Mall, Ortigas Center
Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/nikkeiph

6. Soru Izakaya

Soru Izakaya is known, not just for their delicious dishes, but also for the artistic presentation of their sushi platters. If you’re looking for a place that will be a feast for the eyes and the tummy, this is a great option.

One of our team members says: “You might walk in and take a quick snap of their artwork, or come so you can post their dragon sushi on your feed but you’ll stay because of the great food, the welcoming atmosphere and honestly, the cheap prices. Soru isn’t just a one-hit wonder with their ‘crazy’ designs, they’re here to stay; hopefully for a long, long time. ”

Find Soru Izakaya at: 140 Maginhawa St., Quezon City / Burgos Circle, BGC
Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/soruizakaya

5. Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi Stand

Photo from Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi

If you’re looking for affordable yet delicious sushi that you can enjoy at home, you’ll definitely love Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi Stand.

With so many branches all over the Metro, they’ve made sushi a lot more accessible to city-dwellers.

Our team member says: “What I love about them is that they are so convenient with their sushi stands. Just order and take it wherever you need to go – perfect for people who are always on the go like me. I also love how they always remind you to eat it right away for the utmost freshness. They come in cute takeout boxes to boot!”

Follow them on social media and see their branches: www.facebook.com/takehomesushistand

4. Genki Sushi

Genki Sushi is known for their high-tech way of serving sushi to their customers, so the experience is definitely worth the visit. Customers would place their orders via iPad; then the food would be delivered via a magnetic sushi train.

Find Genki Sushi at: BGC Stopover / U.P. Town Center / Ayala Malls The 30th / SM Aura Premier / SM North EDSA / SM Megamall / Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/GenkiSushiPH

3. Kokoro Japanese Grindz

If you’re looking for more sushi fusion, Kokoro Japanese Grindz is definitely one you should try. They add a Hawaiian twist to their Japanese dishes.

Our contributor says: “If the craving is real but you’re on a tight budget, Kokoro’s the perfect place for you because they have all sorts of dishes to satisfy those Japanese food cravings. (…) I never really liked Japanese food but Kokoro gave us a different take that I really love. The eating experience is something that you should definitely try.”

Find Kokoro Japanese Grindz at: Ground Floor, Creekside Square, 74 Tomas Morato, Quezon City
Follow them on social media: www.instagram.com/kokorojapanesegrindz

2. Sushi Nori

Sushi Nori promises quick, quality Japanese food perfect on-the-go. They offer high-quality and affordable sushi that’s made more accessible for casual meals.

They’re also famous for creating fun and quirky new ways to serve sushi, such as their famous sushi cake!

Sushi Nori is definitely one food spot you should try at least once.

Find Sushi Nori at: Alabang Town Center / Glorietta / Rockwell / SM Aura / SM Mall of Asia / W City Center BGC / SM Megamall / UP Town Center
Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/sushinoriph

1. Sensei

If you’re looking for an upscale and more modern take of sushi, Sensei is definitely a spot to try. They’ve got delicious sushi for takeout, but their sophisticated dine-in restaurant is also great to experience along with their world-class food.

According to their website: “Sensei Sushi Bar began as a hole-in-the-wall restaurant serving Chef Bruce Rickett’s playful take on Japanese comfort food, and it soon grew to offer his highly inventive and thrilling omakase menus.”

Find Sensei at: 181 Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
Follow them on social media: www.facebook.com/senseiph

Which one of these must-try sushi spots are you going to visit first?


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