Hatsune is the newest dining outlet in Bellevue Manila. It serves traditional Japanese fare under the guidance of Chef Hiro Yamaguchi. It is located across Bellevue other acclaimed dining destination, Phoenix Court.
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Chef Hiro showcased his artistic prowess with this off the menu appetizer sampler he specially prepared to celebrate Jane’s birthday. A quartet of small bite size pieces, prawn with chestnut puree, a baked clam, mushrooms and a unagi sushi. I wiped everything out in a jiffy, beautiful presentation matched by delicious food.
Next up was the Sansui Deluxe Sashimi Platter (P1800), 8 different kinds of fresh sashimi. The salmon, ama-ebi and hotategai (scallop) were all excellent but it was the Akagai (surf clam) that blew me away. It was the biggest and freshest I’ve tasted so far.
Rolling on, we had the Spicy Tuna Maki (P300) and the Ebi Ten Roll (P480).
Lauren requested for her usual Ebi Tempura (P580/5 pcs.). She gave it her approval and from the piece I tasted it was pretty good.
Chicken Karaage (P280). Crisp and juicy, perfect with a squeeze of lemon.
Enokidake (P250), stir fried golden mushrooms in soy and butter. Good healthy match to hot steam rice to sop up the sauces.
Hotategai Teppan (P980). Loved this succulent scallop dish with good balance of savory and sweet.
Tonkatsu (P350). A decent dish but does not measure up to the specialists like Yabu and Ginza Bairin.
Angus Beef Sirloin Teppan (P980). Cooked to medium well, I’d prefer it to be medium to get more softness but the flavors were good.
The most interesting dish of the lunch goes to Gyuniku Hoba Yaki (P780). Grilled beef and mushrooms with dengaku (mirin, sugar, sake and miso) sauce encased in a hoba leaf.
Hatsune Japanese Restaurant does Japanese food the right way with reasonable prices and fresh and quality ingredients. So whether you want Chinese or Japanese, you can find the best in Bellevue Manila Hotel.
Hatsune Japanese RestaurantNorth Bridgeway, Filinvest Corporate City
Alabang, Muntinlupa City
Contact No.: (632) 771-8181
Facebook Page: The Bellevue Manila
Website: The Bellevue Manila
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Sugar and Spice says
After Hatsune, there’s really no other choice for me. Freshest sashimi! :) Thank you Chard! :-*
really fresh and the prices are surprisingly affordable.
Jade Arnaiz says
Hatsune is indeed a must try! I really love Japanese food and I’ve tried some best Japanese restaurants in the metro. I’ve been reading some blogs featuring Japanese restaurants such as http://www.tripmoba.com/Guide_Show.aspx?GuideTitle=Yabu%3a+House+of+Katsu&GuideID=24 and I wanna know more! :)