Note: this restaurant has CLOSED
Since I think it’s really criminal to spend P500 per person on a mundane lunch meal in Manila, I was so glad to stumble upon the doorsteps of Takaaki’s Restaurant at HK Sun Plaza in the reclaimed area’s Diosdado Macapagal Avenue.
At only P199, they have the cheapest Japanese lunch buffet I can find now in Manila.
Eat all you can is the key phrase here, and it depends on where you want to start. Advice number one is to skip breakfast and go to the place hungry.
You can begin by laying out your meat and seafood on the built-in hibachi grill, while your stuff for the shabu-shabu cooks in the background…. Takaaki’s display counter has a wide selection of greens, noodles, seafood and meat.
Or have a taste of their fish and shrimp tempura. For the bargain price, they’re certainly plump 😛
Or order the assorted sushi. The cup of fried rice is delicious with the grilled barbecue.
A cup of iced tea and a trio of desserts to cap the meal.
It is always fun to cook the meal in your own table. And I like shabu-shabu because I get to eat some greens and it looks healthy.
Eat all you can tempura, sushi, yakiniku and barbecue?? It’s the real deal! The place just opened last May 1 so this must be some kind of promotion. I thought Takaaki’s owner ran some kind of charity soup kitchen with all that food. 😀 But it’s all good!