Friday, December 7, 2012


Ever since it opened a few months ago, Wafu posts have been popping up in my Facebook feeds and food blogs.  The perfect time came last week when Mom and I were the only ones who didn't have plans that night.  Since it was just the two of us, we decided to have dinner out.  Wafu it is!

Wafu is the brainchild of the previous owner of Teriyaki Boy.  Having built a successful Japanese chain, I guess the way to go is luxe Japanese dining.  It was evident in the design of the restaurant.  To tell the truth, I wasn't one to care much about interiors before.  The love affair with interior design came when Hubby and I did our house a year ago.  So yes, Wafu did a good job in terms of the design.  If you've read other blogs/reviews, you'll see raves about their cocoon chairs (where the chairs are nest-like in such a way that they come together and ensure privacy for the diners).  Now on to the food!

What we had: 

 Tamago Sashimi

Tamago sashimi tasted how it's supposed to.  Nothing to rave or rant about.

 Wagyu Skirt

When you think about wagyu, you think pillowy soft meat that melts in your mouth.  Um... not this one.  It was a bit tough although they got the doneness (medium well) right.  This only means that the problem is the meat.  Maybe it's not real wagyu?

Angus Shortribs with Foie Gras

This is the most expensive dish we had that night.  The beef was tender, but they overcooked the foie gras.  Oh well.

Not in the picture was the Chawan Mushi (steamed egg).  Unlike most chawan mushis in other Japanese restaurants, Wafu's chawan mushi include a little surprise: walnuts anyone?  It would have been nice had the walnut been fresh.  They gave us old walnut that smelled and tasted funky. Sad because I loved the extra silky steamed egg.  Something not all restaurants are able to perfect in their chawan mushi.  They did however, give us complimentary green tea ice cream as dessert when we complained about the funky walnut.  

Overall, I'd give Wafu a 2 out of 5 rating.  They still have a lot to improve on, considering the prices are much higher than the usual Japanese restaurant, and the quality of the food is not that good.

Wafu is at Greenhills Shopping Center, N Western St Greenhills, San Juan (near the new Gloria Maris)

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