Monday, 9 May 2011

Sakae Sushi

It was yet another disappointing reservation attempt at Yakimix (both branches!), so PJ and I decided to go with some other friends to another Japanese place at SM Mall of Asia, Sakae Sushi. The best part about the place was that it had this pretty decent sushi conveyor belt. We went for the sushi and maki buffet, and Good Lord, we left the place full :P

Here comes the food!

Yes, we love to eat :)

The supposed last plate.

The look that says "I committed the sin of gluttony.

PJ a little woozy from the food.

Our last plate! Note that we reached the top of the conveyor :P

Yes, we had fun.
The food at Sakae was never going to be of the same quality as Nanbantei or Kai, but for sheer value for money, it was really good. The buffet we availed of was only PHP 399.00 per adult (or about $10.00 only!) or PHP 199.00 for kids under 12 years of age. Choices were very unpredictable, with long stretches before anything new passes by (or others were simply taking them before reaching us, but I doubt it; we sat near the conveyor exit). Service was a tad slow, with requests for water and tea taking up to five minutes, and the place did not look understaffed at all. The sushi and maki selections were decent, though they could decrease the rice a little, since many of the sushi - the ika and tuna especially - had huge rice pairings. Other than that, it was quite the good experience.

The total sushi destruction - our table, two persons - we wrought was 21 plates of sushi and maki, with estimated savings of PHP 700.00 for the both of us :D A really good deal, if you think about it. If you will not be going for the buffet, the prices are thereabouts on the standard scale, roughly PHP 200.00 to PHP 300.00 per dish (roughly $5.00 to $7.00). There was also no service charge, so please leave a tip.

Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value for Money: 10/10
Minimum Budget for Two: PHP 400.00 - PHP 800.00

Sakae Sushi is located at the 2/F of the SM Mall of Asia (main mall), Pasay City. Landmarks would be Complink Computer Shop (across) and McDonald's (across and below on the G/F). You may reach them at +632 5560150 for reservations or inquiry, but walk-in was perfectly fine.

Oh, and Happy 11th Month to us :)
(Had this lunch 2 days ago, on the seventh.


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