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Izakaya kikufuji nth time

Every other month, I eat at Izakaya Kikufuji in Little Tokyo at Chino Roces Avenue, Makati. It’s a good 15 minute walk from my work so it’s no real hustle. But if you’d be taking your car to the place, you might get stressed by the traffic towards the place and on where you’d be parking your car.

I haven’t really tried any Japanese restaurants except for those in the malls but I am greatly satisfied with the quality of sashimi in Izakaya Kikufuji. Thus, I keep on coming back.

This might be my 20th++++ time eating sashimi here and as always, I have been ordering the same thing:

1 Salmon Sashimi / Shake Sashimi

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At this moment, I ordered San Ten Mori a platter of sashimi (three kinds, three slices per kind). It costs 480Php. You can choose whatever sashimi you like. You can even instruct the staff to have nine slices of salmon sashimi for this platter. I had six slices of salmon sashimi and three slices of tuna sashimi. By the way, in Izakaya Kikufuji, the sashimi cuts are done very generously.

If you are to order anything in Izakaya Kikufuji, never forget to order salmon sashimi. I haven’t eaten in Japan so I cannot really compare the quality but so far, this is the best here in the Philippines. I do not put any condiments on the fish; I just eat the whole thing while my eyes are closed.

2 Gyu Kyushu / Beef Wagyu Cubes

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I only go to Izakaya Kikufuji for the salmon sashimi. But whenever I’m there, I also order Gyu Kyushi (125 Php/ stick). It’s like beef barbeque but with a lot of fat and is very very juicy. The problem with this is that it takes more than 10 minutes for this to arrive on your table. So if you are in a hurry or you eat fast, you need to be patient with this one.
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3 Spicy Shake Sashimi

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Spicy shake sashimi (380Php/ order) is best eaten on the same day you ordered it. Preferably eat this with rice also. Basically it’s just salmon sashimi cut in smaller pieces with mayonnaise, spices and tempura crunches.

 4 Tuna Sashimi

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I’m not a fan of tuna sashimi. I just ordered this to give contrast to the sashimi platter I had. You can skip this.

In terms of drinks, I haven’t really had any paid drinks in this establishment except for calamnsi juice (65Php/ glass). It’s not exceptional though. Izakaya Kikufuji offers complementary hot / warm tea and tap water. They also have take out boxes and service charge.

I haven’t tried eating here during lunch time. I normally arrive there past 18:00, before everybody else enters the restaurant. Better be there real early or have reservations.

GRADE: 7/10

Will I be a regular here? I already am.

Information on Izakaya Kikufuji:

Little Tokyo, Central Bus. Dist. Brgy., 2277 Chino Roces Ave, Makati, 1230 Metro Manila

Open everyday: 11:00 – 14:00 and 17:30 – 23:00