I have been talking to Chef ERICA of 49B Heirloom fame and my poptalk partner for quite sometime and she mentioned that NIHONBASHITEI has been a go to place for late night Japanese treat. The only problem she mentioned was that of parking. Boy, sure it was a huge problem. When I went there around 9pm on a Thursday night, I had to circle the block a couple of times just to park on the street.
In any case, I met up with her and I was quite pleased with what I saw.
We chose to eat in the second floor where the bbq happens. Here, the tables are equipped with grillers to cook meat. One thing to note though, the exhaust is not that good so bring an extra shirt to change into after eating.
Now on to the meal.
We started the night with some SPICY SALMON SASHIMI (280PHP).
Another seafood dish that we went for was the SABA SHIOYAKI (230Php) or Grilled Mackerel.
Another great find is the ASARI BUTTER (180Php) Steamed clams in Sake and Butter. Thank you Chef Erica!!!! This was a revelation. IT was definitely the best dish of the night.
If you can't decide on what to get, you could go for the BENTO. This one is the UME BENTO (350Php). It came with appetizer, tuna sashimi, egg omelette or Tamago, tonkatsu, grilled salmon, sauteed beef and some simmered veggies. It also came with miso soup and a cup of rice.
1st and 2nd floor
183 Barangay Sacred Heart
11am to 2am
Disclaimer: Wrote this based on my experience.
Paid for our meals.
Thanks Chef Erica for the awesome Food tripping! See you soon dear!