Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Hanaichi, The Fort

My friend Jaye, being the true foodie among my bunch of friends, convinced me to purchase the Hanaichi deal at Deal Dozen last month. I knew nothing about the restaurant then but since I love Japanese food and I trust Jaye’s recommendations, I bought the coupon for us.

Apparently, this re-opened restaurant (formerly Nanohana) offers authentic traditional Kaiseki cuisineย to the Filipino public. Hence, their menu consists of several set meals to appeal different appetites.

The meal we purchased included a U.S. Beef Sukiyaki Set, 5-pcs. Ebi Tempura, their famous Unagi Kabayaki, and a serving of delicious Spicy Tuna Maki.

Theย U.S. Beefย Sukiyaki was really good! The beef was soft and tasty plus it had tons of yummy mushrooms, which I like!

Another friend of mine said that the Unagi here was well-known. When I tried it, I knew exactly why. It was too delicious for words!

I thought the Spicy Tuna Maki needed a bit more spice but it was all right nonetheless.

This tempura also gets a thumbs up. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the time we finished the dishes included in the deal we purchased, we still craved for more so we ordered this Alaskan Maki, which had salmon, mango, and fishย roe. A weird but perfect way to end our meal. ๐Ÿ™‚

The dishes on the menu, by the way, were a bit pricey but I think it’s worth it to shell out more cashย for some good food and this restaurant did not disappoint. If I had the money, I would definitely try their Wagyu Aburu Sushi. The photo of it on their website looked so good.

I certainly would go back one of these days since they have monthly menus that I would think changes every month. The menu for November looks soooo appetizing:Seriously, you guys should give this one a try. You can call me names if you come out disappointed. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hanaichi is located at:

The Luxe Residences Ground Floor

28th Street Corner 4th Avenue

The Fort, Taguig City

For reservations, give them a call at 556-0070 / 556-0969.

Please visit their Facebook page too for more information:ย

P.S. Photos were taken using Jaye’s iPhone 4. Thanks, Jaye!

35 thoughts on “Authentic Japanese Cuisine at Hanaichi, The Fort

  1. not really a fan of japanese food, and by that I also mean that my knowledge of authentic japanese food isn’t extensive. hahaha though i do like a good california maki..and here in zambo, atoa is the only place where i really go to for that (poor me). by the looks of it, I get the vibe that the place you featured takes their japanese food seriously. :)))


    1. Yep, the chef is Japanese too and it’s fun because he really takes the time to feature different dishes and drinks each month. ๐Ÿ˜€ As I’ve never been to Japan, I can’t also verify if it is indeed authentic but the dishes are great and that’s good enough for me ๐Ÿ˜›

      I know Palmeras serves Jap food ๐Ÿ˜‰


    1. Yes, it is indeed expensive :-s but if you’re going on a date or you want to celebrate something special, then you might wanna try this. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. wats good in manila is that different kinds of asian to mexican to arab restaurants abound. In our province, there are no exclusive japanese resto alhough some restaurants offer Japanese food costly.


  3. I have tasted the food there and I agree that the food served is simple great! I mean, it’s not your typical Japanese restaurant, and they tend to bring out rich and distinct flavors lacking in most other Japanese restos.

    It’s definitely a must-try!


  4. Tempura, Sukiyaki, Inaki, Maki, these Japanese foods sound weird just a name alone. How much if we could taste them or even eat them. But the big question is can we afford the price of such foods? Tempura is sold here in our place in a rolling store. And it is very cheap. Even school children love to buy it. The sauce, I think, is the main reason of its taste or savor which people are wanting more and more!.


  5. omg, why are Japanese food so expensive? ๐Ÿ˜ฆ But I love eating them so I just have to brace myself when it’s time to pay for our meals. So many lined up in my list of to go to Japanese restaurants. Will include this in my list. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. Just the sound of the Japanese food names makes me crave right now. I am interested in tasting their maki and hopefully they have a variation of the Japanese Ramen.


  7. So they have a monthly menu then a regular menu? The prices do look expensive so I’ll wait for a group buying deal before trying it out. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The only time I tried unagi was at tokyo tokyo and I wasn’t able to enjoy half of it due to fishthorns. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


  8. I’m not sure why you’re saying its “worth it”. The pictures already show their simple presentation. Their starting price for a simple roll is almost twice that of some good jap resto. Just my 2 cents.


    1. Hi Victor, I’m not after presentation. I’m after the taste. I greatly enjoyed my time at Hanaichi actually. ๐Ÿ™‚ I do agree that the food here is kinda expensive as I have mentioned above but for special occasions, it would be a treat to dine here. ๐Ÿ™‚


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