Ichi…Ni…San…Yon…Go…Roku! Counting in Nihonggo, the word “roku” means six. It’s a number that symbolizes fetal growth. Resemblance to an infant, Roku Sushi + Ramen metamorphosed from embryonic beginnings into branching out around the metro. Fresh from the Katipunan food lane, the kawaii haven stands out in its new home: Trinoma Sky Garden.
The eye-candy space design was rendered by Milka Romero, one of the Sushi Roku restaurateurs. Embellished with chibi-like characters, walls seemingly greet you with a homey feel. The furnishings are urbanly chic. Hanging lights polish off the interiors with Tokyo-night mimicry.
More artistry comes your way with their enticing sushi bar. It’s a workshop on the Land of the Morning’s ingenuity and cutlery. Get the hang of your favorite rolls right before your eyes.
Here are the dishes and drinks to look forward at Roku:
The wholesome hang-out brings back the traditional big sized sushi. Try their cheek-stuffing Californian Maki. The inside-out rice roll is oozing with kani. Each bite is balanced by crunchy cucumbers, sweet mangoes, sea-salty nori, and bare fish roe. A wasabi warning though: it’s a sinus-opening kick! Pipe down the spice with the Sushi Roku Iced Tea. Detox with this–it has a real steeped leaf flavor.
Say amen to Roku Ramen. Choose your own delectable meat and umami-filled seaweed in rich broth. I also found it fascinating how they cooked the hard-boiled egg white cupping the undone yolk. Tip: Slurp your way to an enjoyable mess. Slurping lowers the temperature of your noodles. Plus, it’ll definitely affirm any chef’s cooking.
Steamed and Fried Gyoza is the heavenly match for Ramen. Nibble on a garlicky cocoon of ground meat with veggies. Though this dumpling’s wrapper is less than a millimeter thick, it remains sealed as you dip it in a tangy rice vinegar sesame oil sauce.
Wait up! Save room for desserts! Have a slice of life of The Roku Green Tea Cheesecake. Dig in to moist bread that’s generously iced with centimeter-thick cream cheese. It will surely leave you wanting more.
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Sushi Roku is made by a family for families. Together with Sushi Nori, a sister company, they establish foreign cuisine through native values and interesting fusions. This circle of trust in the family thrives into expansion. The Romeros inspire what strong blood ties can do.
Roku Sushi + Ramen
Level 1 Garden Restaurants, TriNoma Mall
Open daily from 10 A.M. to 10 P.M.
Phone: (02) 625-6007