Thursday, March 8, 2018


Celebrated our son's birthday here per his request.

Among all the Japanese restaurants in the metro we have been to, Kikufuji reminds us most of our trip in the land of  the ninjas.

Perhaps, it is the restaurant's simplicity. Perhaps  it is its vibe. Although huge inside, it evokes a hole-in-the-wall (ish) feels much like the ones we experienced in Tokyo.

Maybe it is because most of the habitues are Japanese. Perhaps because its sashimi are  so fresh and of good quality just like the ones we tasted in Kuromon market in Osaka and Tsukiji Fish Market.

Whatever it is, Izakaya Kikufuji  transports us to our happy moment in the land of the rising sun.


Per Wikipedia "Chirashi" literally means "scattered". So chirashi bowl is basically several ingredients mostly sashimi or veggies  scattered over rice in a bowl. In Kikufuji, Chirashi Don is a rainbow of sashimi scattered artfully over a delicious bowl of Japanese rice. It was delectable simply because the fatty tuna, the octopus, the salmon, the prawn , salmon roe , etc are so fresh they tasted sweet of the ocean. The gohan  aka Japanese rice is of superior quality as well.

I was so enraptured by  all its flavors and textures, I didnt notice I was 3/4 thru my bowl. So much for my diet  hahaha or should I say huhuhu

IZAKAYA KIKUFUJI is located at  Little Tokyo 2277 Chino Roces Avenue Legaspi Village Makati. Please call 028937319 for reservation. Note that they are almost always fully booked.

Izakaya Kikufuji Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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