Sep 10, 2020

We’ve talked about all the different ways you can enjoy your favorite Japanese dishes—whether it’s getting bento boxes or bowls of ramen delivered to your home, trying out different iterations of the sushi bake trend or recreating your restaurant favorites in the kitchen.

But for days when you feel like eating small, here’s a guide to all the Japanese dishes you can enjoy from the palm of your hand—literally.



One of the snacks you can easily find in the streets of Japan is takoyaki. Popularized in Osaka, this dish is a grilled ball of wheat flour batter filled with octopus meat, cabbage and green onions—all topped with takoyaki sauce, mayonnaise and bonito flakes.


Jin-Zai Takoyaki


Takotaki PH

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Takoyaki with a twist 😉

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Kraken Takoyaki


Kyoto Chaya


Tōri Takoyaki


Kentako Takoyaki Station


Katokayo Takoyaki



If you’re the type to keep things simple, there’s always sashimi. This dish is made with thinly sliced seafood like salmon or tuna, served with soy sauce and wasabi. Oftentimes, sashimi is one of the first dishes served at formal meals in Japan to allow people to enjoy its flavors.


Sashimean PH


The Golden Catch PH



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Sashifix PH


Sashimi Haven


Rows Sushi Bar


Sashimi To-Go



More often than not, sushi is one of the first things that comes to mind when it comes to Japanese cuisine. The term refers to anything made with vinegared rice, traditionally made with vegetables and seafood like squid, eel, salmon, tuna or yellowtail.


Ta Ke Ho Me Sushi Stand


Soru Izakaya


ToriTori Kushiyaki Snack Bar


Omakase Japanese Cuisine


Ohayo Maki and Ramen Bar


Aburi Manila

Genki Sushi

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The best moments involve sushi! We are open for dining & delivery. 😉 📸: @mommist Our branches: 📍 2/L BGC Stopover ⏰ 10am – 6pm 📞 7753-6248 / 09173155671 📍 L/G SM Aura ⏰ 10am – 6pm 📞 7955-2205 / 09175531261 📍 G/L U.P. Town Center ⏰ 10am – 6pm 📞 (02) 7958-5010 / 09178139483 📍 2/L Ayala The 30th ⏰ 10am – 7pm 📞 (02) 7946-5242 / 09176763170 📍 L/G SM North EDSA ⏰ 10am – 7pm 📞 (02) 8373-4393 / 09178036295 📍 2/F SM Megamall ⏰ 10am – 6pm 📞 (02) 8624-0175 / 09177015851 📍 2/F Ayala Malls Manila Bay ⏰ 10am – 6pm 📞 (02) 7752-3603 / 09176878744 • Staying home? Delivery & takeout are available via: 🛵 foodpanda & GrabFood 📱 📝 Or message us directly! View our menu at (due to limited stock, some items may be unavailable depending on the branch) • As a safety measure, we have a no-mask-no-service policy and only 2-3 guests will be allowed per booth to ensure social distancing. • #genkisushi #sushi #delivery #takeout #japanesefood

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