Soru Izakaya is one of the few Japanese restos in Metro Manila I enjoy eating at. I’ve been here twice already and this is my 2nd time. Although their pricing is a bit expensive, I like the authenticity of their dishes especially their cocktails! Soru Izakaya serves a fusion of traditional and modern Japanese cuisines. They also serve alcholic beverages including sake. In fact, the Japanese term Izakaya refers to casual drinking establishments in Japan where people can also eat.
As an appetizer, my friends and I had their Shake Belly Aburi (PhP 220.00) or Grilled Salmon Belly Sushi. It’s one of the best sushi I had here in the Philippines and one of the most expensive also. Lol. The salmon on top literally melts on your mouth.
While waiting, you can watch their sushi chef prepare your sushi. Thank you, kuya chef, for posing!
Another must-try is their Aburi Moriawase (PhP 480.00). It’s a combination platter of selected aburi including Shake (Salmon), Maguro (Tuna), Saba (Mackerel), Horse Mackerel and Tako (Octopus). My favorite on the platter is the Mackerel.
We also had their Nori Tempura (PhP 520.00 for 8 pcs.). It’s tempura flavored with seaweeds.
For our main course, we had their Saikoro Wagyu Cubes (PhP 440.00). Oh, I love wagyu cubes! The wagyu cubes are juicy and savory. It’s perfect to pair with Chahan (PhP 65.00).
Surprisingly, as a Japanese Resto, they serve really good dessert. This one is Matcha Cheesecake (Php 240.00). *Drools!* It tastes exquisite and reminds me of an ice cream cake.
And of course, it will be a waste to go to Soru without drinking sake. Kampai! 1 Carafe of Harushika Nada Zikomi costs PhP 280.00. I tried both their cold and hot sake. Both are good but the hot sake wins. Yay! Drinking sake is like drinking a very very very soft vodka. It almost tastes like water but with a hint of alcohol.
Tip: Drink the hot sake as soon as you can as the alcohol might evaporate and the sake will literally tastes like water if it happens.
We also tried their Sour Samurai (PhP 240.00). It’s made from Whiskey, Elderflower and Lemon and I love it! It smells like Tutti Frutti and doesn’t have much of that distinct whiskey taste. The foam on top is sweet. And look how cute it is.
By the way, Soru is offering discounted Sake (Carafe) and Sapporo Premium Draft Beer on selected dates. Check out their posters below for more details.
Soru Izakaya Menu:
140 Maginhawa Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines (Map)
- Mon – Thu: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
- Fri – Sat: 11:00AM – 2:00AM
- Sun: 11:00AM – 11:45PM
Facebook: Soru Izakaya – FB Page
(Disclaimer: This article represents the personal views / opinions of the author only. Some information stated may be inaccurate or outdated. WhatsUp.ph and the author disclaims all responsibility arousing from any incorrect information, if there’s any.)