We Tried Dining at Oudon Japanese Restaurant and We Swear for It

We Tried Dining at Oudon Japanese Restaurant and We Swear for It
Hello ladies! Summer is almost here in Manila and it’s time for me to go out and explore nearby town and experience what the nature can offer me.
And yes including trying out new restaurants nearby, and that includes dining at Oudon Japanese Restaurant with my good friend Cha Sy.


Blair Villanueva and co-blogger friend Cha Sy or Travel On Shoetring


Me trolling my good friend Cha Sy – you can check her awesome travel blog at Travel On Shoestring

We dined at this place weeks ago after we attended the POND’s Institute White Party. It was a spontaneous decision which I allowed her to do so, as long as we dine and talk properly, not crowded and accepts my credit card (because during that night, I didn’t have money on my pocket, and been avoiding carrying money for safety reason).

So right next to the BGC Arts Center were the party was held, is the place we called The Forum that houses multi-cultural restaurants – from Filipino restaurants, American, Persian, Korean, Chinese and Japanese you’ve got.


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


Located at the second floor on the east wing, Oudon Japanese Restaurant is one of the fantastic place I’ve dine with. It was my first time here and am truly impressed. It was Wednesday night and I’m actually expecting that it will be a crowded place, and surprisingly it wasn’t (Cha picked the right place!).


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


The moment we’ve stepped inside the restaurant, I knew it was a good place. Yes it wasn’t crowded, have a very cool and homey atmosphere. And am truly impressed with their vast collection of sake displayed on their walls.


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


Okay honestly, I got so excited scrutinizing these sake collection checking when and where it was made, and am truly impressed. And I almost ordered sake for us two, and I remembered that Cha is not drinking. And it was rude to drink alone especially if you have with someone who doesn’t drink.

Well, am just an occasional drinker and mostly I partake myself with wines. I know sake is a huge kicker, I tried it many times and its mind blowing, and whenever there is a special sake around – it would be a shame not to try it.

But not this time. I will come back next time just for these sake, hahaha

So aside from their sake collection and the good ambiance, am also impressed with their wide choices of food available. Check out these list I took for your satisfaction :D


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review

Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


Of course they have their special Oudon of different kinds. And also tempuras, sushi, donmono, some tepanyaki, and guess what they are surprisingly affordable. If I just have a huge appetite, I would love to try them all!


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review

Oudon Japanese Restaurant review

Oudon Japanese Restaurant review

Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


Isn’t these list amazing and already mouth-watery? LOL


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review

Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


The place is not huge in them of overall layout, but spacious enough to cater not too huge customers. And yes, I couldn’t help but admire how clean and tidy it is! You can bring your business associates here and have a late dinner meeting without someone disturbing you. Well, except if your party needs to consume liquor then they also have a bigger place for you!


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


Though we’ve ate some finger foods from the party, still not enough for my tummy. But not necessary I have to eat more because its already dinner time. So I decided to get this Sashimi Teishoku (Php420 or $8.40) that comes with a small bowl of Japanese rice and hot soup.


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review


And my friend also got hers but I forgot what did she ordered, hahaha. It looks like one of those Japanese rice bowl with grilled beef and eggs. Yeah we Asian love to eat rice, haha.


Oudon Japanese Restaurant review
Okay here's what she ordered and it seems this is good for two person, LOL




Oudon Japanese Restaurant review
And me! Enjoying my sashimi.

Ahh it will be more fun if I take even just a one small bottle of those sake, but then it will be a rude gesture. I know there will be next time, and this restaurant is just a block away from my building. No worries indeed.

Another thing that I’ve noticed is, Oudon Japanese Restaurant have a bigger servings compared to other restaurants I’ve been. Even my friend have noticed it too! She even have difficulty to finished her food coz she said it seems it’s for good person, hahaha (but actually hers is for single person only).

We’ve enjoyed our dining experience and we’ve talked a lot! We Swear you must visit this restaurant coz it is reeeeaaaalllyyy goody!

And I know am coming back to experience more of Oudon Japanese Restaurant… maybe next time I will try their signature oudon soup!

xoxo, Blair


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  1. What a beautiful place to eat! All the food looks delicious as well. I would LOVE that rice bowl.

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    1. Hahaha yeah you can share it with your daughter, coz the servings is sooo huge!

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  2. Food looks good here. I always love Japanese food.

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    1. Thank you Sunshine. I would like to go back :)

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  3. I'm a Japanese food fan and these are just mouthwatering.

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  4. love to dine. I love to try them out if I am going there.

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  5. You've taken me on an amazing journey to obtain a feel for Oudon Japanese Restaurant! I am glad that you and your friend enjoyed your time together and indulged in a meal to remember.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine! And I thank Oudon Japanese Restaurant for serving us these delicious meal.

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  6. Reading your post make me feels very hungry! Looks so yummy!

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    1. Hahaha I won't be sorry for that because am feeling hungry too reading this post and replying to your comments. Hugs!

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  7. Love the sake wall display! and that sashimi looks really fresh!

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    1. Thanks Babe! The sake wall display looks like a sake exhibit :D

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  8. I do enjoy Japanese cuisine once in a while. This looks like somewhere not to pass up on!

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  9. yes please go back try the soup and tell us how it was to make us super jealous :) It looks amazing!

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    1. I will Chelf! Hahaha I think I have lots to try here.

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  10. I tried to find if there's a branch in my country but don't have. The servings look good and yummy.

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    1. Thank you for visiting Rikajue. I hope they will open their branches overseas :)

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  11. I am such a chicken when it comes to trying new food, but your restaurant visit made this place look delicious and on my list to try! I'll make sure to try the soup!

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    1. My principle is, as long as the place looks tidy and decent, pretty sure their foods are decent too.

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  12. The restaurant looks awesome and the food looks delicious!

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  13. Those foods looks yummy. You blend well too, you look like a japanese girl in the picture.

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    1. LOL thank you Anosa. My friend also told me the same :)

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    1. Thank you Michelle. Keep on exploring my blog for more restaurant and foodie reviews.

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  15. wow looks so yummy. I wish to visit the place one day too

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    1. Thank you Wai Yee. Now you have another place to visit when you are here in Manila.

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  16. All of the food there looks amazing. I especially loved the plate of sashimi. It's my favorite for sure.

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  17. Looks like a great place to be! The food and decor look amazing!

    Ellie

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  18. this looks oh so good... I want some lorrr...

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    1. Thank you Miera! I would also like to explore some Japanese restaurants in Malaysia :)

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  19. Love their quite and calm environment! Plus plush, bigger portions sound awesome!

    XOXO... GreenStory

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  20. Wow, look at all the delicious foods, can't wait to try out at this restaurant :)

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  21. Who doesn't love Japanese foods! Love those sashimi!

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  22. Oh gosh, the setting indeed looks very Japanese. I love how clean the place looks, and the presentation is on point

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    1. Exactly, and I wouldn't hesitate to bring my other friends and held business meetings here. It's recommendable.

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  23. That menu looks neverending! But the food seems super delicious :) I'm always a big fan of larger serving sizes haha...better to have some leftover to share with others than finish your meal and still be hungry!

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    1. Exactly my thought Isabelle. Thank you for visiting!

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  24. Oh wow the food looked delicious. We find it hard to find a good authentic Japanese restaurant where I live, I'm still searching.

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    1. Well good luck Nicole but I know you will find the best Japanese restaurant new you.

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  25. the decor of this restaurant is so warm and cozy. I am sure you had a nice time
    Tina

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    1. Yes we had a great time catching up and enjoying our food. Definitely we will come back.

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  26. Mmm, this food looks delicious. I'd get one of those rice bowls.

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    1. Thanks dear! Does your kids also like Japanese foods?

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  27. Our favorite restaurant in Athens closed down the other week and we are heartbroken! So glad you found one that's good!

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    1. Oh am sorry to hear that. There is also this one bar that I like near my building, and it was also shutdown a month ago, and I felt so sad. Now it is being occupied by a new business, a burger house and every time I passed by that area, I felt soo annoyed AF.

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  28. This looks like a great restaurant. I like the minimal decor. And the portions are so huge! I love to eat, but I'm sure I could not eat everything! It's great that they have so many options to choose from.

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  29. The place looks really nice and elegant. Love the ambiance.

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  30. This is such a cute little restaurant! I've had sake once, I'm not really a fan...but I don't like a lot of anything that's stronger than beer or wine! I LOVE the dishes your food came on. My son would have a ball with those!

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  31. I love restaurants that serve big portions! It means I get to take some home for leftovers! :) I also love Japanese curries.

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  32. I love reading posts about food. Lol. These photos are totally making me hungry. I Iove finding New restaurants to obsess over.

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    1. hahaah that's great Briana! What is your favorite Japanese food?

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  33. This place looks amazing! Seems like you had fun. I also love Japanese cuisine!

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    1. Its fun to dine here and its also affordable and I could dine peacefully :)

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  34. omg i am japanese food lover!will try it out this cozzy place.

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  35. Awww the restaurant is so cute and the food looks delicious!! Such a huge fan of Japanese food.

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    1. That's great Nicole! Welcome to the Japanese foodie fan group :)

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