Sen-Ryo is one excellent Japanese restaurant we tried recently. It’s located at the ground floor of the Podium Mall in Mandaluyong which has some of the best curation restaurants in the metro.
The well-travelled would be familiar with Sen-ryo since it’s also found in major cities in Asia like Tokyo (where it started), Shanghai and Hong Kong. Behind Sen-ryo Philippines is the company that also operates Mango Tree, Genki Sushi, Cocina Peruvia, and Kureji
Being a premium sushi concept from Tokyo, Sen-Ryo at the Podium promises to serve the best nigiri, sashimi, kushiyaki, and other high-quality dishes to discriminating fans of Japanese cuisine in Manila. The owners said only the freshest ingredients flown in from Japan are
used to prepare each Sen-ryo dish with the utmost care, passion and artistry of the Japanese chefs.
Here are some dishes we savored during a tasting session. “Exquisite” is the word to describe the food. From the presentation to the ambiance to the taste of the food itself, we can only be thankful there’s this new place that can compare with being in Tokyo so we don’t have to fly out.
We began the meal with Wagyu Beef Salad (P480) which also had lettuce, apples and cucumbers. The dressing was a bit too tangy for me, but perhaps you can request the kitchen to change the amount of vinegar used to your liking.
Salmon Miso Soup (P480) had salmon belly bits. This serving was generous for the price, and the soup really tasted divine and comforting. I would recommend ordering this in Sen-ryo 🙂
Any visit to Sen-ryo wouldn’t be complete without enjoying some of these specialties: the Shogun rolls, assorted sashimi and nigiri. For the latter, we had the botan shrimp (P320 each) and seared salmon with cheese (P220 each).
We also had the Salmon Skewers and Pumpkin Tempura … all perfectly made.
For meat lovers, the Grilled Wagyu Beef (P680) is a must order. They’re cooked by the serve on a hot plate in your table, complete with a siding of vegetables.
Dessert was this Japanese peach compote with vanilla ice cream (P350)…so yummy!
Unlike the outlets in Tokyo and Hong Kong, SenRyo Podium doesn’t have conveyor belt. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual, designed for leisurely lunches, rather than rushed ones.
Everything—from the plates and cutlery, to the décor and lights – were specially chosen to
transform the space into one of elegance and simplicity. The restaurant even has two private horigotatsu rooms (a traditional Japanese table that has a recessed floor beneath it) and one private room at the mezzanine level. Sen-ryo in Podium Mall accommodates up to 120 guests.
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