When in Manila, have you been to the southern part of the metro lately? Well, you’ll be overwhelmed by the increasing number of dining places particularly in Molito Complex Alabang. If you are in the area, try Omakase, the regular go to place in the South for Japanese food. This Japanese dining place has a good reputation of serving authentic Japanese cuisine at competitive prices.
Omakase has been in Alabang for several years and was previously located in Casa Susana beside Alabang Town Center. This summer, Omakase moved to its new home at Molito Complex Alabang. In its new location, Omakase is bigger and better, with ample parking available.
This weekend, my brother was craving for Japanese food and suggested dinner at Omakase. It has been months since I’ve been to Omakase so I also looked forward to a meal there.
As my brother was deciding what to order, I scanned the new interiors of Omakase and liked what I saw. Despite its modern theme, Omakase still managed to convey an air of coziness which is perfect for post meal chats among diners.
The Spicy Tuna Salad we ordered promptly arrived. This dish is raw tuna mixed with Omakase’s spicy salad dressing. If you want a different take on your tuna sashimi, then the Spicy Tuna Salad is a good alternative. You can even tell your server to adjust the spice level of this Japanese appetizer.
Omakase’s sushi bar never fails to disappoint as the salmon sashimi served at our table was quite fresh!
If you like oysters, then you should have the Oyster Butteryaki. These are grilled oysters that were buttered then mixed with ponzu sauce. A serving has six oyster shells which can actually be shared by two to three persons depending on your liking for oysters.
The Yasai Itame was a refreshing change from the richness of the oysters. Yasai Itame is simply sauteed mixed vegetables with pork and squid. If you’re on a low carb diet, this dish is good for you!
The Beef & Chicken Teppan Combo is a protein filled meal which my brother enjoyed. I tried some of the beef and it was tender and well seasoned. This dish has to be eaten with rice which we ordered separately.
To help digest the meal, Omakase offers complimentary hot tea.
I was glad we chose to dine at Omakase. Despite the heavy rains that night, Omakase was filled to capacity with people waiting outside. There are only a few Japanese restaurants in the south and I recommend you give Omakase a try, When in Manila!
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Omakase: Bigger and Better in its New Home at Molito Complex Alabang