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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Reviewed 2 October 2019

Food is great but staff needs training. First, we were looking for a seat and tables were available and restaurant is not packed then there’s this server named Vanessa who told us where to seat because we are only two. It wasn’t really a suggestion...but a command where to seat. Second, We asked for water and she told us (Vanessa) one drink at a time while it wasn’t busy but gave us water afterwards. These servers needs to be trained.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2019 via mobile

Very traditional Japanese food. The salmon was fresh , very tasty. The chicken was tender. But it was a little bit dark , need some more lights.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 18 June 2019 via mobile

We were supposed to go somewhere to dine but the place was fully booked. So the hubby brought me to this Japanese restaurant not too far from our place. The facade was unassuming. But as soon as we got in, the place was packed. The...sashimi platter was fresh. I especially loved the salt and sweet tasting uni that we ordered a second serving. The grilled unagi was excellent, as well. And for all that we ordered, and we ordered a lot, it didn’t break the bank. Will be coming back.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 21 April 2019

This restaurant is right across the from the hotel where my friends and I stay each year. The outside isn't the greatest but the inside is quite nice and quite clean. We usually eat lunch here after golfing. The food is quite tasty and my...Japanese friends tell me it is pretty authentic in taste and presentation. I just know it looks and tastes good. None of us has ever been disappointed by the food or the service. The price is pretty reasonable, yet padded a bit to take advantage of free-flowing tourist dollars. To be more clear, it's a bit high compared to what a local would want to pay. It is inexpensive when compared to prices in the U.S. or Japan.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 15 April 2019

Even if we always had to wait for an hour to be seated at this full pack-restaurant, we never get tired of coming here on Sunday lunch after mass. The food is complete. There is salad, soup, spicy tuna and coffee drink that go with...our order which is very affordable. I brought the whole family there yesterday and we all went home full and happy!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

we arrive early to make sure we have seats. this restaurant is popular both to locals and foreign guests. you wont be dissappoint on the food quality and service they provide. you will be amazed of the people coming in for dinner. we ordered their...popular sashimi dish, spicy tuna or salmon as starter, kakiage tempura, teriyaki chicken, must try is the wagyu beef. price is reasonable. you get your money's worth.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 25 February 2019

We heard that this was a popular lunch venue during weekdays so we decided to have dinner on a Sunday evening. We arrived just a little after 530 pm which was opening time and the place was starting to get full already. We were lucky...to get a table but it was already in the back of the restaurant. Its hard to pick from the extensive menu of sushi and sashimi and rice and noodle dishes . Some of the sushi which were sold per piece were not available but we were able to try a few. The tempura was a bit disappointing as it was served cold and it was under seasoned. The gindara was also not that good. I had a high expectation for this restaurant given the good reviews and the fact that this was in Little Tokyo but frankly It was very average.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019 via mobile

Every time I am craving some Japanese food, this is the first place that comes to mind. We got the Spicy Tuna Sashimi, Katsudon, Assorted Pickles, Chirashi, and Wagyu cubes. The lunch sets come with Miso Soup, a veggie appetiser, a small serving of Spicy...Tuna Sashimi, rice, and Iced Coffee or fruit. You can also order Chahan/Fried rice from the restaurant next door and the servers in Kikufuji will get it for you. For the Wagyu cubes, I suggest putting some salt, pepper, and Togarashi/Japanese Chili pepper powder.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Value for money. No reservations accepted for Sunday lunch, best to be on-site right before opening at 11am on Sundays to beat the crowd and get seated.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 January 2019 via mobile

This was place recommended by a friend who also lived in Japan... I guess we did not order the right food. Was quite disappointing but probably ok for lowered expectations. We only ordered the Moriawase sashimi, sushi platters and some agedashi tofu and potato salad....The servings were quite big, so reasonable in a sense. However, from a quality stand point, the food was poor to average: I’d say the best was the agedashi tofu and that the dashi sauce was good and tofu was soft and cooked well. There are other chains with better version though. The sashimi was disappointing. The serving size of uni was big and the taste was ok, not bad. So was the tuna. However, the salmon was pathetic. I think it was frozen salmon and thawed. Very bland taste. The sushi was similar and the rice was so-so. Potato salad was of good size serving. But far from a good Japanese potato salad. Maybe not enough Japanese mayo? For P100, can’t complain much. Net, very average to mediocre Japanese food at affordable prices.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Izakaya Kikufuji is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5