|Chef Onishi Nobuyoshi and owner Bryan Tiu
I know I've seen the Chef somewhere before, also the owner Mr. Bryan Tiu when they did the event for the 4th Anniversary of WAFU, the great Japanese restaurant in Greenhills, San Juan. I think it was when they opened the Ichiba Japanese Market in Resorts World Manila. I've already dined and reviewed WAFU a couple of years ago, and I do eat here every now and then with my folks whenever we go to Greenhills to shop. It's a bit difficult to commute here but thanks to UBER that it takes me just a few minutes to get the shopping center and walk a couple of meters to this 2 story stand alone building right across the Music Museum.
I've reviewed WAFU in the past and I don't think they've really changed that much as far as the interiors go. The Japanese look goes all throughout the place, plus the designer lotus creation on the main dining hall still looks absolutely gorgeous after all these years.
The second floor houses the Teppanyaki stations, one that we included in the specials a couple of years back. They're still good at it and is available on reservations. They're doing buffets too so if you're going to Greenhills on weekends, it'll be waaaay better. Come walk in or call in advanced, they can accommodate. If you're worried about freshness, don't fret. They've got the seafood alive, most of their ingredients are flown in from Japan too so you get the best things from Tsukiji market (I think) when you dine in WAFU.
|Real LIVE lobsters!
|Real LIVE Crabs!
|Fresh Tuna and Salmon cut by sushi chefs who have been doing this for years!
|Red Snapper and some white fish I don't know LOL
|Fresh Octopus and Mackarel
Then for dinner, we had the best selection of Sushi, Maki, and seafood on our table!
|Sushi Platter Take
|I love the Salmon Roe the most!
|They also have really big scallops, baked with cheese on top and put in the salamander to melt.
|This is my favorite, although not that presentable here, the steak is soft, and the foie gras on top was just HEAVENLY
|Tuna made like this with sweet and nutty sauce (perhaps from Sesame oil) was just so good. It felt like I was eating pork but this is meat from the sea.
|Super fresh sashimi in this (cold platter) was just sweet tasting. Dip it in your favorite Kikkoman soy sauce and you would forget your name. It consists of Tuna, Hmachi, Salmon, Uni, Grouper, Aji, and Black Tiger Prawn.
|I have allergies, but I can't help it. I had this Crab Miso Soup, really good to warm you up. Felt fuzzy afterwards.
|I think this is Chicken Karaage. Salt and Lemon was just enough to make it special.
|This is their Tempura Platter, I love the Shira Uo or Japanese achovy the most. Not too oily either.
|The rolls are part of the Makimono Platter. It's got California Roll, Spicy Salmon, Futo Maki, all lovely.
|You might think this is funny, but this is all Vegetable. It's made of carrots, pumpkin, beans and chayote. It looks fancy, but tasted like Pakbet without the fishy flavor. Might get the kids to eat their veggies when it looks like this!
|Cleanse the palate and feel healthy before going home with this fruit platter.
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