The first time I visited Tokyo, I went straight for the TSUKIJI MARKET as I knew that it was the place to go to for the freshest Japanese fare. Everything was delicious and simple. The way I like it. Little did I know that we have something similar right here in MANILA. Mixing traditional with modern techniques, NOBU MANILA is the place to visit for an amazing Japanese experience. More so, their INDULGENT SUNDAY BRUNCH.
Located in the City of Dreams, The NOBU HOTEL has a very distinct and modern Japanese feel. Their NOBU RESTAURANT, found in Tower 3 Level 1, exudes a nice relaxing luxurious vibe. As you enter, there is a bar area on the right side that could serve as a lounge while you wait for your party.
Priced at Php 2,880++ the Sunday Brunch is already inclusive of sodas, juices, mocktails, coffee, and tea. Diners are also able to upgrade their experience to include free flow Moet & Chandon, a selection of Champagne Cocktails, Bloody Marys, Mojitos, Wines and Beer at Php 4580++. The fun starts at 11:30am to 3pm.
I believe that it is proper to pace one's self. As with any buffet, you need to master the different stations that offers the delicious dishes. Better walk and check out all the offerings before lining up and getting too much of the same thing.
Speaking of fresh, they have an oyster bar that has a plethora of sauces to choose from. Everything was good but I like mine bare. Another must try is the Cha Soba. Perfectly done, the noodles are not soggy but instead they have a bite. I enjoyed each slurp.
Cooked dishes are also abundant that staff go around and serve these to your table. My favorite that day would be their version of tempura. These rock shrimp tempura is a little spicy but creamy. There is a crunchy texture to it so it is pretty good.
NOBU MANILA RESTAURANT
Tower 3 Level 1, NOBU HOTEL,
City of Dreams Manila,
(632) 800 8080.
Nobu is open for breakfast and dinner daily.
Sunday Brunch is at 11:30am to 3pm. Php 2,880++ / Php 4,580++
Disclaimer: was invited to this event. wrote down my opinions based on my experience.