July 14, 2011

Matsuri- Authentic Japanese Cuisine on a Budget

Who ever said that eating in Japanese restaurants is equal to a whole in your pocket?

Well, not anymore. Thanks to Matsuri's order-all-you-can promo, we get to enjoy unlimited servings of Authentic Japanese dishes without worrying about the hefty bill.

I've been here 4 times already and thanks to Ensogo, I was able to purchase a deal recently. I immediately purchased 6 vouchers which was 50% off their original price of P595. We would enjoy the same delicious food and the same excellent service for just P295!!! Isn't that a deal?

Judging the place from outside, it may look a little intimidating because of the elegant facade. But once you enter, you will be greeted with warmth and friendliness of their staff.

The place was zen-inspired with hues of brown and black.

There is also a small work area for the sushi chefs where you can actually see how they roll up your makis.

The establishment also turns up into a casual bar around 9pm onwards. Lights were dimmed and up-beat songs started playing. They offer different kinds of drinks and cocktails for their customers who just want to chill out without the loud music and strobe lights.

Don't be offed by the word unlimited because these are Japanese dishes with quality. These are not the usual Japanese food you get from buffet restaurants which sacrifice their quality of food.

Another plus factor is that you get to choose from almost everything from their ala carte menu.

Kani Salad- your classic shredded lettuce and cucumber topped with kani and tobiko in japanese mayo sauce.

Matsuri Salad-mized greens with slices of apple, strawberries, grapes and oranges topped with almonds

Miso soup

Chawan Mushi-steamed egg custard served in a small teacup

Salmon Sashimi- eat to your heart's content. Freshly sliced and served.

Kani- Crabstick slices

California Maki- topped with crunchy tempura flakes and drizzled with Japanese mayo

Manhanttan Panko Roll

Dynamite Roll- tasted like Kimchi. Not so good.
Philadelphia Maki- salmon with cream cheese maki roll

Uni- Sea Urchin

Salmon Head- not included in the menu but our waiter was kind enough to bring us some on the table

They also offer Robatayaki and Teppanyaki such as:

Matsuri Steak- a must-try! Definitely one of the most tender and juicy beef tepanyaki I ever had.

Seafood Moriawase (black prawns & fish)

Creamy Chicken Mushroom Ragout

Gyu Chisu Aspara- Cheese and asparagus wrapped in beef slices

Tebasaki Teriyaki- Chicken Wings on Stick

Japanese favorites are also present such as:

Ebi Tempura- Crunchy and big

Gyoza- pan fried dumplings

Tofu Tereni- Lightly battered Japanese soft beancurd in teriyaki sauce

Sumptuous desserts also await after a heart-warming dinner.

Fresh Fruits-Watermelon, papaya and pineapple
Creme Brule
Leche Flan
Ice Cream-chocolate, vanilla, ube

233 Tomas Morato cor. E. Lopez Jr., 
Near ABS-CBN Compound Quezon City
Tel Num.: 376-6351