Friday, August 22, 2014


yumi japanese restaurant

       If you're a follower of this blog, then you know all about Richie's travels around California a few months ago. Like you, I too watched in envy as he would post delicious dishes from the U.S.A.. So when we got an invitation to visit Yumi Japanese Restaurant in Greenhills Promenade, I decided to go alone and give him a taste of his own medicine, and show him what he was missing back home.

      Much to my delight, I discovered that Yumi serves beautifully plated Japanese dishes. But more than just being visually stunning, the dishes were of course delicious! 

yumi japanese restaurant

        Yumi is situated on top of Munchtown. Since it looks hidden, it gives you the impression that it's quite cramped, but it's actually quite spacious. From the elevator, of the Promenade building, just hit the button that says "Yumi". It's actually the Mezzanine floor.

yumi japanese restaurant

        With the dim lighting and low-ceiling, Yumi has a bit of a Zen vibe. It's got dim lighting that gives a sort of intimate vibe. 


yumi japanese restaurant

        Yumi serves these complementary starters which I'm not really sure what it's called. But they're a mixture of some spring onions, kani, mangoes, and then all held together with sweet Japanese mayo. It's simple, light, and refreshing. 

unagi sushi

        Next, we tried this Unagi Foie Gras Sushi (P350). It tastes as delicious as it looks. It's Japanese freshwater eel topped with foie gras. Unagi and foie gras in one dish. Classy and yummy!

Next, the Chirashi Bowls!

        It's the first time I tasted... or perhaps even heard of the term Chirashi. I had tot look it up to find out that "chirashi" means "scattered". So quite literally, a chirashi bowl is a bowl of rice with scattered ingredients like vegetables, fish, and other things you might want to add. It's a good dish to eat if you're caving for some type of sushi and at the same time you're feeling really hungry!


        The Chirashi Moriawase (P490) is a bowl of rice topped with scattered salmon, tuna, mackerel, freshwater eel, sea urchin, shrimp, octupus, and egg.


       The Chirashi Ikura Tokuji (P470) has salmon roe, sea urchin, shrimp, crab stick, egg, and squid.


       The Chirashi Ikura Sake (P450) has salmon roe, salmon, shrimp, crab stick, and egg, on top some rice.


        The Yumi's Chirashi Tekka (P 390) was my favorite chirashi. It's basically all tuna, with quail egg, oborro (a mixture made of ground white-flesh fish, sugar, salmon, and a little red food coloring) , and kampyo (dried shavings of calabash), on top of rice. 

Here are the other dishes they have in Yumi:


The Hamachi. A Pacific Yellowtail fish sushi.

fried sushi rice

        Symphony (P380) fried Sushi Rice with layers of spicy tuna, spicy salmon, and crab sticks.

cold ramen

        I'm not really a fan of cold noodles. The thought of it doesn't really excite me. But I tried this one anyway and turns out I really like it! The Hiyashi Chuka Ramen P275 has crab sticks, pickled ginger, egg, nori, and then mixed with sesame dressing and dusted with a bit of sesame seeds, on top of cold noodles. It works! The sesame dressing did it for me.


        Tempura Moriawase Gold Silver (P450) has shrimp,crab sticks, sweet potato, eggplant, green tea salt, and volcanic salt.

teppan tenterloin foie gras

        And last but not the least on this blog post is the Teppan Grilled U.S. Tenderloin with Foie Gras (P775). It's got top grade U.S. tenderloin beef, served with premium foie gras. It is very delicious, albeit pricey. It's something you might not want to share hahaha!

        Yumi Japanese Restaurant is definitely a must-try Asian fusion Japanese sushi bar! For more updates, follow Yumi on Facebook!

Yumi Japanese Restaurant
Mezzanine level, Promenade, 
Greenhills Shopping Center, Ortigas Ave.
Greenhills, San Juan 

For reservations, call (02) 785 6932

YUMI Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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