Ortigas is far from the famous ‘Little Tokyo Compound’ in Makati but definitely not lacking when it comes to quality Japanese food. Sekitori, a Japanese restaurant on San Miguel Avenue is creating beautiful dishes and luscious bites of sushi that can rival some of the big Japanese restaurants in the metro.
From homemade Cold Soba Noodles to grilled Gindara glazed in an authentic Teriyaki sauce, to stunning slices of fresh raw fish, these dishes will surely satisfy and are worth the occasional splurge.
Those in the know go to Sekitori for its ‘Gozen’ or Set Menu. There are over ten different sets to choose from, including Mixed Tempura, Kamameshi, Grilled Gindara Teriyaki, Wagyu Beef, and Sashimi.
The regular (Ala carte) menu is also popular for its ramen, udon, sushi roll, skewered meats, assorted sashimi, katsu, and Chanko Nabe (Sumo Hotpot). Vegetarians can opt for a wide selection of vegetable rolls and salad bowls while the meat lovers (*clears throat*) can indulge in prime cuts (A5 Wagyu Sirloin 7 US Rib Eye) of beef.
There are no gimmicks at Sekitori; just quality and affordable Japanese food that’s been delighting diners in Ortigas and its neighboring community for three years now. If you haven’t figured it out, you can’t go wrong with anything on this menu. The staff is working with premium-quality ingredients and although sushi rolls and bentos are always available, I suggest going big with luxurious Wagyu Beef Gozen*, Yokozuna Gozen*, or Triple Gozen*.
Whether you’re a Japanese cuisine veteran or just starting to explore Japanese dishes beyond makis, Sekitori offers familiar items and interesting, original set menus.