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10 Of The Best Sushi Places In Manila Worth Drooling Over

When it comes to eating Japanese food, it’s an absolute must that you order a plate or two of sushi. These delightful rolls contain your preferred meat or veggies, signature mayonnaise dressing, and vinegared rice all skillfully wrapped with nori. Dip one in soy sauce tainted by wasabi, and voila! All the different flavors blend in wonderfully together. Sushi lovers, beware! Check out some of our favorites when it comes to the best sushi places in Manila.

1Nihonbashi Tei

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Order anything off the menu and you’ll get the authentic Japanese experience. Laced with wooden interiors, the restaurant can accommodate a large number of people. There are private rooms if you prefer being secluded from other customers. People often rave about their best sellers that include Salmon Spicy Maki and Toro Spicy Maki.

If you have a low tolerance to spicy food, we highly recommend the Nigiri Sushi Mori Set. Priced at PHP 380, this large sushi collection comes with a bowl of miso soup. The place can get packed so expect parking to get a bit tricky. However, they have a valet service that allows you to enjoy your food without being disturbed by a departing customer.

Nihonbashi Tei
806 Arnaiz Avenue corner Amorsolo Street, San Lorenzo, Makati City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

2Tatsunoko

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This restaurant gives us a valuable lesson and that is to never judge a book by its cover. This seemingly uninviting place might look like a black market is taking place inside. Tasting their food is another out-of-world experience.

Try out their California Maki and Futo Maki for a change. For the quality and generosity of its servings, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t return for another round. Pay a visit to this hidden gem in the South. You’ll find out why there are so many cars parked outside.

Tatsunoko
452 El Grande Street, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

3Ooma

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Inspired by the Tsukiji Fish Market, the hip interiors will set an intimate mood. Unlikely ingredients produce wild and intense flavors. This is what distinguishes Ooma from the rest. Experience the extraordinary blowtorched rolls like Scallop and Tuna Aburi Maki and Salmon Skin Aburi Maki.

Packed with a crunch, their mean Soft Shell Crab Taco Maki is quite a mouthful. Steak lovers must order the Hanger Steak as the tender meat rests on a bed of fine sweet potato. Their unthinkable combinations will surprise you and make you go oomagad! This one definitely deserves to be on our list of best sushi places in Manila.

Ooma
3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
Open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Other branches at BGC and Rockwell
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4Seryna

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Little Tokyo of Makati is sprawling with Japanese hole-in-the-walls. One you must discover is Seryna that’s right beside the torii gate. The parking is limited, but you can ease those parking woes by leaving your car at Makati Cinema Square. The dim lighting inside adds flair and drama to the elaborate ceiling. Savor the classics like Salmon Roll and Spicy Tuna Sushi. With any choice of sushi you wish to order from here, you can truly taste and savor the vinegared rice.

Seryna
Little Tokyo, 2277 Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Open Monday to Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner, and Sunday from 5:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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5Shinjuku

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You can never get enough of Japanese food. That’s why you need to visit Shinjuku soon, one of the best sushi places in Manila. You can always rely on the fact that their maki comes in ample servings and taste rather delightful once it hits your mouth. Go overboard with their spicy Super California Maki and Crazy Maki without burning a hole in your pocket.

Shinjuku
Little Tokyo, 2277 Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Other branches at Makati City and Quezon City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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6Sensei

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Though the seating capacity is limited, Sensei makes it up when it comes to the quality of their food. Though their maki selection is not as wide as other restaurants, you can easily make out your favorite within the first bite. First timers will fall in love with the cheesy Crispy Philly while others might enjoy Spicy Tuna and Crispy Scallop Dynamite. One that will steal your heart (and stomach!) is their buttery Foie Gras Sushi that awesomely dissolves into your mouth.

Sensei
268 Aguirre Avenue, Phase 3, BF Homes, Parañaque City
Open Friday to Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner
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7Ogetsu Hime

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As one of the best sushi places in Manila, you can see why with their extensive selection of rolls. Watch in awe as your food is being prepared right before your very eyes. Sink your teeth in a plate of Goma Ebi Tempura Roll if you are seeking for that anticipated crunch. Ogetsu Hime is popular for its Matsusaka dishes especially their Matsusaka Sushi, which literally melts in your mouth. Another favorite is Momo Teri Maki that consists of torched mozzarella cheese, chicken teriyaki, and bacon bits. Yum!

Ogetsu Hime
5/F SM Aura Premier, C5 Road corner 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open Monday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for dinner, and Saturday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
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8Ogawa

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The restaurant’s minimalist design is a beautiful contrast to their menu that’s full of rich flavors. Take note that almost all of their ingredients are sourced directly from Japan. Crazy Maki has a flavorsome combination of prawn tempura, omelet, crabstick, and cucumber. Those with crustacean cravings can go for the Spider Maki, which consists of tasty soft shell crabs. You won’t get bitin thanks to their generous servings.

Ogawa
2/F, Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue corner 28th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for lunch and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner
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9Izakaya Kikufuji

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You know you’re at one of the best sushi places in Manila when there isn’t any more parking space. During peak hours, one cannot simply walk in and take a seat. Before you decide to give it a try, make reservations ahead of time as this place is always full. Their Spicy Tuna Maki is worth dying for consisting of mayonnaise-covered tuna bits rolled in the crispiest tempura flakes. There are absolutely no words for it.

Izakaya Kikufuji
Little Tokyo, 2277 Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
Open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. for dinner

10Sushi Ninja

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The name says it all. One taste and you’ll be tempted to finish off the entire plate. Wait till you sink your teeth in Shinjuku Maki and Sakura Maki. They’re big enough and perfect for sharing in a large group. Unless, if you don’t feel like sharing. Order something different like toshi sushi, which is gloriously fried sushi balls. Their real standouts are definitely Kyoto Toshi and Okinawa Toshi.

Sushi Ninja
Westgate Center, Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
Open daily from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
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After reading this article, who’s suddenly craving for all of those tasty Japanese rolls right now? We totally understand once those cravings suddenly hit you like a brick. The quest for searching the best sushi places in Manila ends here, and the food tripping begins now! We seriously can’t wait for you to try them all.

What’s your ultimate favorite restaurant that serves the best sushi in town? Tell us all about it by commenting below or tagging us @Philihappy on Instagram.

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