Location: Alabang, Casa Vicente
Google Maps: Omakase, Alabang
Date and Time: May 27, 2011 (Saturday), 07:30 PM
Must Know: 10.00% Service Charge, Expect a waiting queue during peak hours
Things have been very busy for both of us so we decided to revive our food blog the moment we had a weekend where there wasn't much to think about or do. We just came from a 'wellness' date and we decided to review this restaurant which we very much enjoyed several times in the past while scrutinizing their service against our FAVS scorecard. This time, I was the critic.
It's always easier to be seated when your table request is "for-two", so they found us a place within 3-mins of asking. After reviewing the menu, we decided to go for some items that were already familiar to us and some which were new. We ended up with the following:
Ordered from the Menu:
- Crazy Maki - PHP 185.00
- American Dream - PHP 195.00
- Tori Karaage - PHP 140.00
- Mix Sashimi - PHP 325.00
|Crazy Maki - PHP 185.00|
|American Dream - PHP 195.00|
|Mix Sashimi - PHP 325.00|
|Tori Karaage - PHP 140.00|
Food Quality (4.5) - This is what keeps us going back to this place. You can't go wrong with your fine Japanese food cravings by going to Omakase. Their food is just great!
Ambiance (3.5) - This was a little downer. Although the place is nice, the location and the over-all set-up could be a lot better.
Value for Money (4.0) - This is very appropriate. Considering how the food is prepared and the effort that goes with it, they are priced reasonably well.
Service (3.5) - Despite the peak hour, the were still able to serve us in an acceptable amout of time although there is no personal touch - probably because of the volume of their customers.
15.5 TOTAL. I was expecting it to rank higher than some establishments we've reviewed in the past, but scuritinizing each aspect against our scorecard, I say that this is a fair assessment.