If it’s authentic Japanese cuisine you crave, then come over to Ogawa; they’re serving up our favorites, teppanyaki fresh from the griddle, crazy maki from the charming little sushi bar and more
Oct 28, 2015 | By Sarah Santiago
Next to Filipino food, Japanese cuisine is among our top favorites. We’ve checked out all the hot ramen bars and gone crazy over the newest katsu house. But nothing beats a Japanese restaurant that has all our best-loved Eastern fare. After all, the more choices there are the better. Step into Ogawa, the newest authentic Japanese restaurant to hit local shores.
Ogawa, the brainchild of George N. Pua and Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa, promises a distinctly Japanese dining experience through a high-quality menu founded on legacy and authentic Japanese flavors. No con-fusion cuisine here, just straightforward Jap food that’s sure to sate your ebi tempura or spicy maki craving. The restaurant boasts only the best and freshest ingredients, from the meat to the vegetables and the seafood. They also offer a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner called Kaiseki, Robatayaki or Japanese barbecue paired with sushi and fork-tender Teppanyaki that’s made to sizzle on an iron griddle and served fresh from Chef Ogawa’s “stage” or main counter. There’s a sushi station, too for those who just want a quick bite.
But here at Ogawa, it’s not just the food that’s worth the trip, the interiors are Instagram-worthy, too. Ogawa Chief Director Hiroshi Yoshida and designer Ryo Konno came up with an atmosphere that combines traditional Japanese aesthetic with contemporary style. Did we mention there’s a sake bar that offers a fantastic selection of well, sake? Sounds like a good place to celebrate #HumpDay to us.
Ogawa Traditional Japanese restaurant is located at 2/F of The Fort Entertainment Complex, The Fort Strip, 5th ave. cor. 28th BGC, Taguig. For reservations, call or sms (917) 85-OGAWA.