Omakase Marikina – Go To Japanese Restaurant

Omakase Marikina – Go To Japanese Restaurant

I was introduced to Omakase by my girlfriend when it was still in Libis near Citibank. It has now moved into Marikina which is more accessible to both of us. Omakase is now part of the growing number of Marikina restaurants.

Omakase is our go to restaurant if we want consistent and affordable Japanese food.

The Orders

Omakase’s menu has a wide selection but we always come back to certain orders and rarely experiment.

  • Deep Blue Sea – 295
  • Green Tea Ice Cream – 85
  • Fuji Roll – 305
  • Panama Orange Bottomless – 75
  • Seaweed Salad – 160
  • Spicy Tuna Salad – 250

First order was Seaweed Salad or also known as Chuka Wakame in other restaurants. This is a refreshing dish that can be an acquired taste to some. It is sweet, sour, salty but fresh. It has that sea taste that we like.

Seaweed Salad

The Spicy Tuna Salad is a favorite of my GF. This is a must order whenever we dine in Omakase (actually, the girlfriend orders this whenever we are at a japanese restaurant). The dish is basically tempura bits on top with raw tuna drenched in Spicy Japanese Mayo dressing. This is accompanied by some lettuce at the bottom. Extra dressing (spicy Japanese mayo) is always asked by GF. The crunchy tempura bits gives this dish a nice contrast of texture alongside the raw tuna. The Japanase Mayo lends a bit more fat to the salad.

Spicy Tuna Salad

Extra sauce

One of the rolls we ordered was Mt. Fuji Roll. This has cream cheese and unagi atop the rolled rice with tuna. I was not a fan of cream cheese in Japanese rolls as it is a bit weird to have cheese on your raw fish but the creamy texture it provides and that small amount of tart is a good combo to the sushi. The unagi (eel) has a hint of sweetness to it but not too overpowering. The Mt. Fuji Roll is a recommended order for anyone dining in Omakase.

Mt. Fuji Roll

Mt. Fuji Roll

The 2nd roll we ordered was the Deep Blue Sea. This might look simple but there is tempura that gives crunch to it. It consists of rolled spicy tuna and tempura bits, topped with salmon, shrimp and kani.

Deep Blue Sea

For dessert, we had Green Tea Ice Cream. I’m not sure if this is home made or commercially available but either way, the ice cream is not lacking that matcha flavor that I like. The texture is not that creamy (unlike Carmen’s Best) but this will totally do to cap our Japanase meal in Omakase Marikina.

Omakase Green Tea Ice Cream

The Verdict

As mentioned, Omakase is our go to Japanese restaurant. Thanks to its consistency and price, you can’t go wrong.

 

Girlfriend comments:

  1. This is my absolute favorite casual Japanese restaurant. I have cut many classes during my college days just to eat at Omakase (Libis then). Nothing beats the taste and quality of the food served here, considering the price. Sobrang bang for the buck.
  2. If I can only order one dish from Omakase, it will be their Spicy Tuna Salad. This has been my favorite ever since the time when it was still priced below 200pesos. Even at the current 250peso-pricing, sobrang sulit pa rin ‘to. AND DO NOT FORGET TO ASK FOR EXTRA DRESSING. Extra fat, extra yummy.
  3. What else do we (I) usually order:
    1. Miso Soup (haha)
    2. American Dream Roll
    3. Philadelphia Roll
    4. Basically give their all their rolls a try
    5. Oyster Butteryaki (this is kinda expensive relative to the serving size)
    6. Ikadon (perfect salty-umami flavor)

Price to Taste Ratio – 4.5/5

Budget Per Person – P350

Operating Hours

Mon-Sun:

11:30 am-2:30 pm
5:30 pm-10:00 pm

Location – ESJ Building, Gil Fernando Avenue, San Roque, Marikina City

Facebook Page – Omakase Marikina

 

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