Great-tasting Japanese food at a price range of P70-100?
If you’re in the Makati area and hankering for a good Japanese meal that will not make a hole in your wallet, head now to Sousaku on Salcedo St. Legaspi Village. It’s a small affair seating only 50 or so people but you’ll know it’s worth trying considering that 1) the chef & owner is a Japanese; 2) no less than the Japanese dine here.
Because chef-owner Seiji Kamura is also the author of two cookbooks, he offers Japanese food beyond the sushi, sashimi and tempura most Pinoys choose for their meals. This is where I tasted the exquisite Oden, a rich Japanese stew of salmon head mixed with mirin and Japanese soy sauce. The grilled hoke can also be addicting. Actually it tastes like daing but so pure and fresh, it will probably make you order garlic fried rice quick. Their asparagus with bacon tempura is an innovation and is best eaten with lemon & salt, not tempura sauce, so as not to drown the flavor. For dessert, their mango tempura with ice cream (P95) is a must-try, so is the agemochi with azuki (fried rice cake with red beans), also at P95.
Preview of Sousaku’s menu:
Tonkatsu – P160
Gyudon – P175
Chicken Teppan – P180
Beef Sukiyaki (local) – P240
Lunch sets at P285
Sousaku is a the 2nd Floor of Valuepoint Bldg.,
227 Salcedo St., Legaspi Village
cheap japanese restaurant? in makati? i should give this a try. the only other cheap japanese restaurant in makati that i know is….sh*t, i forgot the name. yung sa kamagong, in front of the caltex gas station. alam mo yan aj.
hahaha. yes I know that & the name escapes me now Vina. Yung nasa lumang apartment. Sousaku is more expensive than that but at least the ambiance is way better. Depends also on what our definition of “cheap” is, hehe
Mmmm love that! Thanks for the tip. I’ll look for Sousaku next time I’m down Salcedo St.!
the other cheap japanese resto is “Sukin” or something. 😛
Now I remember..it’s SUZUKIN!! Thanks for the clue Jher, hahaha. Hmm, maybe I’ll go there tomorrow:lol:
Yah Ajay & Vin, Suzukin nga. Ajay, you mentioned it to me a long time ago since the place is a few steps away from our unit. Never been there though, maybe I’ll give it a try this week. Parang nag crave ako bigla ng Japanese food dahil sa post mo.:wink:
Hmmm, have to review your blog so that I’d know where to eat when I go to Manila. 🙂
Yes Jane, it’s very near you.. go na!!
Toe, I’d be happy to host you in Manila. Basta pagpunta ko rin ng Cambodia ha? hehe
Hey Ajay! Call ako jan! 🙂
interesting! i should try this one . . . just a few minutes walk from where i live!
I really love Sousaku! Especially the set menu they have for lunch and dinner. Started eating at the restaurant in 2005 when they opened and been visiting the place almost every 2 weeks when I was working near Salcedo.
Nowadays, whenever I crave for quick Japanese with value for money, I still go back to Sousaku.
Yes, Suzukin is another great Jap place with their standard lunch/dinner that’s already filling for a hungry stomach.
Keep up the good reviews!