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Wafu Japanese Style Dining

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Location: Ground Floor, Greenhills Shopping Centre, Greenhills, San Juan City, Greenhills
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M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 11:00AM - 2:00PM
M, T, W, Th, F, Sa, Su: 6:00PM - 10:00Pm
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Open on Holidays
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  First to Review: E.K.L
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Smile 2013-10-16

   Chicken Ramen

So we are at Greenhills again, this time to buy some affordable watches. And as you know, shopping at Greenhills require stamina for going from one store to another. After those tiring walks, we went to Wafu to enjoy some meryenda and I ordered chicken ramen. It was good - served hot and it was delicious. Thumbs up!
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Smile 2013-09-26

i love the place so much <3
the foods are great!! the Item

Miso Soup
Scallions, wakame, tofu i think that's 65.00php

Japanese Cobb 390.00

Wagyu Tataki 500+

my favorite is the bento meal's

bento From the Land

Wafu House Salad, Teriyaki Chicken, Tempura Shortribs, Sauteed Japanese Mushroom, Steamed Rice, Miso Soup 1000+ php

bento From the Sea
Wafu House Salad, Salmon with Miso, Tuna Sashimi, Shrimp and Veggie Tempura, Steamed Rice, Miso Soup 1,000+ php

 great ambiance

 the atmosphere of a place is great

   i love bento meals

Recommended Dish(es):
bento meals

Date of Visit:
2013-09-05

Spending:
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Php1000(Dinner)

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Classy Japanese Dining courtesy of Wafu
Smile 2013-08-24
From its swanky exteriors and breathtaking interiors, Wafu automatically captures the attention of its diners and passersby. Its excellent service complements the fine dining aura that it exudes. Its extensive menu is enough to overwhelm diners as there would be endless variants to choose from.

   Yuri's Crab Salad

We started with Yuri's Crab Salad (P280), which featured a beautiful bed of greens, mixed with crabmeat and avocados, flavored by its tomato marmalade, chimichurri and accented a lovely miso vinaigrette. This salad was definitely amazing, especially with its tomato marmalade which is essentially a lovely tomato-basil olive oil-based sauce!

   Gyoza

My family's staple appetizer would have to be potstickers, otherwise known as Gyoza. Theirs featured a purely vegetarian version which was not as tasty as I expected it to be. It also had terrible presentation as it displayed the burnt sides of the gyoza when it could have easily flipped it to the nicer, more presentable side of each piece.

   Tofu Steak

We then also ordered the Tofu Steak. It was really interesting to find each tofu steak piece to be wrapped with egg. It was wonderfully complemented by a sweet and sticky honey teriyak-like sauce which simply tasted superb.

   Spicy Salmon Roll

For our sushi, we ordered the Spicy Salmon Roll which featured pan-grilled salmon and a spicy mix surprise in the center of each roll.

   Beef Sukiyaki

We then ordered a single bowl of Beef Sukiyaki which was neatly presented in a bowl, beautifully accenting each ingredient. The soup was flavorful, however the meat could use a bit of tenderness and flavor.

   Shrimp Tempura

We also ordered some Shrimp Tempura; which proved to be well-cooked, yet a bit lackluster in terms of taste of its sauce and the crunchiness of its batter.

   Ika-yaki

We also ordered the Ika-yaki (P425) which featured neatly assembled grilled squid drizzled with the sweet and tangy apple yuzu vinaigrette. It was quite alright in terms of taste; however, instead of an entree, it seemed to be more fitting as an appetizer.

   Wagyu Skirt

The dish that stole the spotlight in our meal would be the Wagyu Skirt. Neatly carved medium cooked wagyu strips
topped generously with a flossy topping which is simply to die for, accented by a sweet sticky sauce. It comes in half and full versions. This was previously featured in my past article on Wafu.

   Chicken Rice

For our rice dish, we decided to order the Chicken Rice (P297 - good for 3) which is simply, fried rice with egg and chicken bits. However, it was able to do its work of being tasty enough on its own; at the same time serving as a mere accompaniment to the other tastier dishes on the table. You can opt for a single order at P110.

Overall, I guess it does take a number of visits before you can sift the bizarrely delicious dishes from that of the mediocre ones. It does take a bit of an effort, but finding those gems (such as the Wagyu Skirt and the Yuri's Crab Salad) are definitely worth it!

Recommended Dish(es):
Wagyu Skirt,Yuri's Crab Salad

Date of Visit:
2013-08-02

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Debut Taste Test
Smile 2013-05-03
To serve as an ocular visit and taste test for my dearest sister, Jem's upcoming debut; the family decided to have lunch in Wafu. Upon entering Wafu, one can't help but simply be humbled by its grand and breathtaking interiors. We were seated in the specially designed 'nest' chairs in the center of the restaurant which my dad says would usually require a minimum table receipt of P10,000. Since it was the first time for most of us, it was my dad who did all the selections.

   Tako Pops

Price: P350
The Tako Pops was a delightful appetizer as it featured a row of baby octopus generously bathed in a light barbecue sauce. Each piece was just good for a bite; but such bite brought about a burst of juicy goodness in one's mouth!

   Nasu Dengaku

Price: P160
Wafu's version of Nasu Dengaku featured halves of roasted eggplant topped with two different sauces. The darker one was sweeter and saltier; yet I do prefer the traditional miso sauce that was used on the right eggplant.

   Tofu Steak

Price: P270
Sadly, Wafu's Tofu Steak was a bit underwhelming. Don't get me wrong, the tofu was really silky smooth and wrapped in a perfectly fried thin batter; it was lightly drizzled in Teriyaki sauce and topped with fresh scallions and spring onions. However, I found the sauce quite lacking in flavor; which didn't help the already bland tofu pieces.

   Vegetable Tempura

Price: P317
We also ordered Vegetable Tempura; however, we expected that it would be the more traditional Kakiage Tempura. It turns out that it was whole slices of different vegetables each covered and prepared in the conventional tempura way. It was quite interesting because it did not only come with the typical potatoes and carrots, but also had slices of squash, zucchini, eggplant and enoki mushrooms.

   Yakisoba

Price: P325
The Yakisoba would be my least favorite dish in the meal. Although it came with the typical buckwheat noodles and the usual vegetables and meat; I found it too sweet and too bland. Having a special fondness for stir-fried noodles automatically provides a bias in favor of dishes such as this, but that wasn't even enough to change my mind about it.

   Gyudon

Price: P385
We also ordered the Gyudon, which came featured dry-looking beef strips over rice. I'm a sucker for gyudon, so when I saw the meat, I couldn't help but be a bit disappointed. I was expecting honey-glazed beef strips with a raw egg yolk served on top to lend moisture to the dish. Luckily, it tasted way better than how it looked; and the meat was surprisingly tender and really tasty. I guess they really paid attention to marinading the meat! It was good, but of course still not enough to match Ajisen Ramen's.

   Wagyu Skirt

Price: P955
For our main course, we ordered a full order of Wagyu Skirt which featured beautifully tender and juicy wagyu beef strips served in a tasty sesame sauce base, with Japanese mushrooms and caramelized onions; with a crumbly crunchy topping to die for.

Overall, we had a splendid lunch in a splendid location. Truly, Wafu is living up to the sensation it has become!

Recommended Dish(es):
Wagyu Skirt,Tako Pops

Date of Visit:
2013-02-17

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E.K.L
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Visually appetizing...
Cries 2012-10-27
With today's evolving trend a good product is no longer enough. A product is only as good as the way it is presented. Some, may consider it as deceit while others defend it as beautiful. Nonetheless, we humans are naturally drawn to beautiful things.
In theory, Wafu has truly understood this evolution and provided something beautiful for foodies to try.

Upon entering this beautiful establishment one can't help but appreciate the beautiful architecture and interior of the place, with its slick, modern take on a zen-like design. One specific area however, truly stands out from the entire place. Several giant lotus- leaf like chairs are craftly placed at the mezzanine of the restaurant serving as a center pieces to the entire restaurant.

At Wafu, diners can enjoy three different dining experience. The menu, having so much variants to offer diners can choose from tepanyaki style of dining, a degustation menu, and a regular a'lacarte dining experience. Teppanyaki style of dining is when diners not only get to eat the food but also enjoy the threatrical way of having their food cooked right on their table by a chef. The degustation menu is quite luxurious and a bit pricey. A degustation menu is basically a tasting portions of variety of dishes. The degustation menu can do damage of about P3,000.00 plus tax and service charge. As for the a'lacarte dining experience, diners can get carried away with such a wide variety of dishes on the menu.

 japanese cobb

(P390.00)
Greens with cilantro vinagrette, blue cheese, bacon, nitamago and shrimp. Maybe its the cheese but for some reason this salad was overly salty. It was quite dificult to finish and one had to take a sip of water or tea on every bite.

   Roll platter

One thing i do appreciate about wafu is that they have such a wide variety of rolls to choose from. In this picture we had ordered variety of rolls and at wafu they would place most if not all your oders of rolls in one giant plate and present it in such an orderly fashion. Most of the rolls were pretty good, the seafoods were fresh and sweet. however, the rice lacked a bit more flavor. Prices for the rolls range from P240.00 to P2,400.00.

 

At wafu, the sashimis were quite fresh and tasty however, some of the slices were a bit messy that it somehow showed how inexperienced the chef would have been or that they used an unsharp knife. Sashimi dishes range from P55.00 to P1,350.00.

   japanese fried rice

The rice looked so apetizing once it reached the table however, one would notice right away that it would seem lacking in taste. Just by smelling the dish it showed that it lacked the depth of flavor it needed. True enough when tasted it surely lacked the seasoning and flavor.

 steamed lapu lapu

(P760.00)
Steamed lapu lapu fish on a bed of miso-hollandaise sauce with blanched shitake mushrooms, carrots and bok choy. This dish looked absolutely stunning and perfect with its vibrant contrasting colors. Unfortunately, thats all that was beautiful about this dish since it lacked flavors in so many ways. the fish nor the sauce had any distinct flavor. This dish confirms the notion that steamed fishes are boring dishes.

We also ordered the Angus skirt steak (P955.00) It was a barely charred steak topped with wafu sesame sauce on a bed of mixed mushrooms and crispy onion strips. This dish was fairly big in size and was presented well as it layed as a strip. Unfortunately, just like the the fish dish, this dish lacked the right amount of seasoning and flavor. The sauce was suppose to be a sesame sauce, however, we hardly tasted even the smallest hint of sesame flavor.

Wafu has only been open to the public since early September and it has made quite a buzz in the Greenhills community specially with its amaing architecture and interior design. However, the establishment could really use a lot of improvement in product and service department. Service at wafu was very slow and inconsistent. servers tend to forget orders and were all over the place that it was quite difficult getting their attention. Hopefully, Wafu would realize its shortcomings and improve on all aspects specially when they are charging an arm and a leg for their dishes.
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