Nikkei - Johnny eats Japanese Peruvian Cuisine

Nikkei Japanese Peruvian Restaurant Nikkei is a simple yet elegant restaurant offering Japanese Peruvian cuisine  along Rada Street....




Nikkei Japanese Peruvian Restaurant

Nikkei is a simple yet elegant restaurant offering Japanese Peruvian cuisine along Rada Street.
The restaurant is similar to John and Yoko, which we previously reviewed.

The Restaurant

Before we turn our attention to the dishes we’ve ordered, I would like to give appreciation to the consistency of Nikkei in terms of their decors and the plates and utensils they used for serving the dishes. Special mention to their black table napkins, which gives an overall sophistication to the restaurant. 

However, I think it will be better if the place could be less dark so the plating can be better appreciated. Although I also agree that the dim atmosphere actually contributed to the overall rustic feel of the place.

What we ordered

For the dishes, we ordered the following. -- Although one main dish is only good for one, we shared some rolls and mains so I was able to taste a lot of their dishes.

Seared Tuna w/ Sea Urchin Risotto (Php680.00) (#YesTheBestPAPA)

This will forever be my favorite at Nikkei and probably the best risotto I have tasted so far in my life. The seared tuna and fresh uni on top complement the risotto very well to create a seafood explosion in every bite.
For their rolls, I really love how packed each sushi piece is, which are really good value for money although I must say that the prices are still steep.

Panko roll ((5 pcs Php250.00 / 10 pcs Php495.00)

The combination of salmon and truffle cream suits well with other components and the crunchy exterior provides a complement to the creamy texture of the interior.

Ebi Furai Roll (5 pcs Php295.00 / 10 pcs Php545.00)

Similar to the Panko roll, the contrast between the soft exterior and the crunchy eerior has made this dish standout. It was also a good thing that we requested for the white fish to be separated, since one of our companion is pregnant, because its taste will probably be drowned by all the other taste.

Grilled Ebi Roll (5 pcs Php295.00 / 10 pcs Php545.00)

Since this was the last roll that I’ve tasted, I felt that the taste is a little underwhelming although it might also because the flavor profile of this dish is somewhat similar to the previous rolls I’ve tasted.

Tempura Moriawase (Php395.00)

Typical plate of various types of seafood and vegetable tempura, I love that they included to huge pieces of prawn but I think the batter would be better if it has more flavor.
Other dishes that we have ordered but I wasn’t able to taste are the following

Carrileras (Php395.00)

Lomo Saltado (Php480.00)



Arroz con Leche (Php160.00)


Finally, they offer a FREE single serving of Arroz con Leche if you provide a google review of their place.
The taste is their take on a sweet risotto but for us, it’s just an upscale and creamier version of “champorado” but good enough to end the meal and cleanse the palate.


For me, the overall experience is quite ok since I really love their Uni Risotto. The visit could have been better if not for the following
1. Steep prices – I understand that they are using high quality ingredients for their dishes and this particular visit could have been more budget-friendly if they still have their 1+1 on food promo for Zomato Gold members.
2.  One of my companions actually saw one of the cooks picking his nose in front of the cooking equipment and tools, which is very unsanitary and disgusting. Hopefully, this review can be properly communicated to the owners so they could perform the necessary actions and training to their staff to ensure that this instance will not be repeated again.
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Overall Recommendations: Nikkei - Order the Uni Risotto. THAT IS ALL.

Nikkei
Location: Unit GO3, Frabelle Business Center, 111 Rada Street, Legaspi Village, Makati City

Contact details: (02) 880 0231
Instagram: Nikkei Instagram
Facebook: Nikkei Facebook
Date of Visit: 20 June 2019

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