June 2, 2021

Yamazato at Hotel Okura Manila

Japanese Fine Dining Restaurant

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato 山里 is the Japanese fine dining restaurant of Hotel Okura Manila. It serves authentic Japanese cuisine made with fresh and premium seasonal ingredients. Yamazato specializes in Kaiseki and Teppanyaki.


Operating Hours: Tuesday-Sunday | 11:30am-02:00pm; 06:00pm-09:30pm
Reservation: +63 (02) 5318 2888
Contact Tracing: Stay Safe PH App
Menu: A La Carte Menu, Teppan Menu, and Beverage Menu


Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

UPDATES as of June 01, 2021

Please note the following government-imposed restrictions while Metro Manila is placed under General Community Quarantine (GCQ) from June 1-15, 2021:
  • limited seating capacity of 30% for indoor dining*
  • only guests 18 to 65 years old are allowed to dine
Prior reservation is recommended.



Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato first opened at Hotel Okura Tokyo back in 1962 and as of 2020, it already has 11 local and international branches, including the Michelin-starred Yamazato Amsterdam and Yamazato Bangkok. Yamazato recently opened in Hotel Okura Manila in December 2019, making it the newest Yamazato in the world.

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato literally means mountain village and this inspiration reflects the restaurant's commitment to showcase seasonal ingredients in its dishes using fresh and premium ingredients.



Chef Rinnosuke Mouri

Chef Rinnosuke Mouri of Yamazato Restauarant Hotel Okura Manila

Chef Rinnosuke Mouri is the Japanese Executive Chef of Yamazato in Manila. He is responsible for planning the seasonal menus and sourcing the specialty ingredients of the restaurant. Prior to joining Hotel Okura Manila, Chef Rinnosuke Mouri was with Yamazato Tokyo and Yamazato Taipei.



Main Dining Area

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

The restaurant has a modern Japanese interior design utilizing natural wood, dark marbles, and granite tiles. The diffused light make the interior feel warm and intimate while the Japanese instrumental music playing in the background adds a tranquil ambiance.

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

The main dining area has tables that can accommodate groups of two to four persons. Screen grids are installed between tables that provide a sense of privacy. The walls are decorated with mural depicting sceneries of Japanese countryside.

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

There are also semi-private dining rooms which guests can reserve for a more intimate dining experience. These rooms can accommodate two to three persons and are available on a first come first served basis. 

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato's menu features a selection of sushi and nigiri sushi which are best enjoyed at the restaurant's sushi bar. Here, you can directly interact with the chefs while they prepare your sushi in front of you. Due to the seating capacity limitation set by government, the sushi bar is currently not available. 

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

The teppanyaki bar is one of the highlights of Yamazato. The teppan menu features premium seafood, beef, and seasonal vegetables expertly cooked in front of the guests. Teppanyaki set menus are available for lunch and dinner. Due to the limited seating capacity, advance reservation is recommended.



Private Dining Rooms

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato has two private dining rooms. The bigger room can accommodate six persons while the smaller room can accommodate four persons. The two private dining rooms can be combined to accommodate a maximum of 10 persons. Prior reservation is recommended.

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Yamazato also has a teppanyaki private dining room which can accommodate up to six persons. This private dining venue is perfect for business lunches or family gatherings. Prior reservation is also recommended.



Yamazato Bento

Yamazato Bento

The Yamazato Bento 山里弁当 is one of the signature offerings of Yamazato restaurant. It consists of an appetizer, a small dish, a simmered dish, a selection of sashimi, a steamed dish, a fried dish, a rice set, and dessert. Inclusions vary depending on the season and available ingredients.

Yamazato Bento
Assorted Tempura (prawns and seasonal vegetables)


Yamazato Bento
Beef Sukini (beef in sukiyaki sauce)


Yamazato Bento
Akami Tuna Sashimi (lean tuna) & Shime Saba (cured mackerel fillet)


Yamazato Bento
Saba Misoyaki (simmered mackerel in miso sauce)


Yamazato Bento
Simmered Seasonal Vegetables


Yamazato Bento
Steamed Rice & Miso Soup


Yamazato Bento
Dessert of the Day





Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

Overall, I had a wonderful dining experience here at Yamazato, Hotel Okura Manila. The interior design and the tranquil music create the perfect setting for a Japanese fine dining experience. The staff is very gracious and attentive. 

Yamazato Japanese Fine Dining Restauarant at Hotel Okura Manila

The dishes tasted very authentic with the natural flavors of the seasonal ingredients being the highlight of the experience. I will definitely dine here again to try other offerings on the menu.



Yamazato
2/F Hotel Okura Manila
2 Portwood Street (formerly Palm Drive)
Resorts World Manila, Newport City Complex
Pasay City, Metro Manila, Philippines
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