Our family has been eating at Yurakuen in Diamond Hotel for many, many years but its always been at the teppanyaki area. It was a welcome change to their out their ala carte options together with a table of foodies. Yurakuen is a beuatiful restaurant, whether you choose to eat at their teppanyaki stations or in their impressive main dining are with a towering cherry blossom tree.
A bowl of Chuka Wakame salad to get the taste buds ready for the Japanese feast ahead.
Plates of sushi came next. Nigiri Sushi Moriwase (P850), assorted sushi in a rainbow of colors. A plate of Dragon Maki (P350), with unagi (eel) and the tempura shrimp whose tail figures prominently. Last was a serving of the ubiquitous Japanese sushi order on Filipino tables, California Maki. Made perfectly and artistically plated.
Teppan Tofu Steak (P410), breaded tofu was something I did not connect to the name. I was expecting something more like the ones form Sugi or Kimpura.
I loved the lightly battered Tori Karaage (P350) with a light ginger flavor, add a zip to the taste with a squeeze of lemon.
Fancy a hot and comforting bowl of noodles, then the Wagyu Beef Ramen could be a choice.
Mixed Seafood Set is one of their pre made sets for people who don’t want to delve into ordering the meal dish by dish. Comes with soup, rice and side dishes.
Their Oo Ebi Tempura (P500) curiously came with three mound of daikon radish. The prawns were medium sized and relatively well cooked.
All of us were surprised with the sizzle that we first heard that turned out to be the Wagyu Steak (P2,500). It’s placed a top a hot river stone, searing and cooking the meat while giving out a fragrant enticement.
Yurakuen is definitely a relaxing place to have lunch or dinner, either you choose to partake of their all you can eat teppanyaki or opt for a lighter ala carte meal amidst their stunning main dining hall surrounded by frolicking greenery.
YurakuenDiamond Hotel Philippines
Roxas Boulevard. cor Dr. J Quintos St.