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Zaan Japanese Tea House

16 Mother Ignacia | Norfil Foundation Building, Corner Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon 1103, Philippines
+63 2 412 8465
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Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“nigiri” (4 reviews)
“salmon” (9 reviews)
“ice cream” (7 reviews)
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Japanese, Asian, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
16 Mother Ignacia | Norfil Foundation Building, Corner Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon 1103, Philippines
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1 - 10 of 37 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there for the tea ceremony - my gift for my kids who love everything Japanese and who have been egging me for a trip to Japan. Before the ceremony, Madam Iwamoto gave us a short lecture, an insight on Zen. As expected, my...More

1  Thank rhiana B
Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

I recommend this place to try their Japanese tea ceremony. Promise! It's worth the price and experience. Their Japanese food is authentic. Tofu ice cream is so delicious!.

Thank Anj V
Reviewed 17 April 2018

Had a great time eating authentic Japanese food. I felt like I was in Japan when I visited the place :)

Thank Dingdong D
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Zaan now has a wider menu. Salmon soboro chix karaage grilled salmon salad tamago sashimi all great as well as the desserts now with an even sider selextion. We also tried their sake sampler. Prices have increased since last year but remain reasonable. Service is...More

Thank H C
Antonio F, General Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive comments. Lest reader misunderstand, let me just state here that sashimi is not in the menu. We have tamago yaki, grilled salmon (a la carte) and veggie salad with miso dip. Our starters go well with sake and...More

Reviewed 20 January 2018

This place transports you to the home of your favorite aunt in Japan! Serving food you almost never see in usual restaurants, it is a place to go to try soboro and chazuke. Their soba is the best you can get in Manila! Their pusit...More

1  Thank BHMReyes
Antonio F, General Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

We're very glad to serve you! Thank you for your valuable feedback

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I often drive by this restaurant along Mother Ignacia, but it was not really eye catching. I got curious though because a few years passed and it was still there, so I thought that maybe the place was good? I tried it for the first...More

Thank Lara D
Antonio F, General Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2017

Thank you! Yes, Zaan is on its 4th year! We must be doing "something good", as the title of the song from the famous musical goes. We hope you will be among our loyal customers. We appreciate the feedback.

Reviewed 20 July 2017

If you have been to Japan and long to be reminded of the authentic atmosphere and flavors that you experienced in traditional-style eateries there, Zaan Japanese Tea House is where you will find them here in Manila. The menu consists of an enticing selection of...More

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Antonio F, Public Relations Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2017

Thank you for your encouraging feedback! Do watch out for announcement in our Facebook page. Please like it and follow us, if you haven't done so.

Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Went there for the first time and enjoyed the non-meat ramen option with miso broth. I've read about their soba so would love to come back for that. We went mainly for the tea ceremony which was a fascinating experience for me as it was...More

Thank Bernice R
Antonio F, Guest Relations Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Thank you for visiting Zaan. We'd love to have you again. In your next visit, you may find new items in the menu to try!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

Nice, clean place, Good and tasty Japanese dishes you dsoon!on't usually find at your regular Japanese Restaurant. Menu is kind of limited though, I hope they expand it soon. Very good tea selection and the desserts were awesome! will be back soon!

Thank Jun F
Antonio F, General Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017
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Come visit Zaan again. We've expanded our menu!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

It's our first time to have a full lunch here. They now have an extensive menu. We tried several appetizers, cold ramen, grilled salmon with rice, and salmon and egg rice topping (traditional) . The dessert of tofu ice cream was quite dense and very...More

1  Thank H C
Antonio F, General Manager at Zaan Japanese Tea House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2017

Apart from serving authentic Japanese homecooking, we have eventsm We're holding a sweets workshop on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2-5 pm. On Nov. 5, you may wish to join the kimono experience - wear the kimono (male & female) and take pictures.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Mother Ignacia | Norfil Foundation Building, Corner Don Roces Avenue, Quezon City, Luzon 1103, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Quezon City
  • Phone Number: +63 2 412 8465
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Description
Zaan is a combination of two Japanese characters: "za," means tea, and "an" means a retreat or hermitage. Tea and other refreshments are served in a tea house (or tea room). The tea house as center of social interaction is an integral part of the Zaan concept. At Zaan Japanese Tea House, we serve high quality Japanese tea and sweets (wagashi), homey rice, amen,soba and udon meals, our special home-made ice cream. Try our wagashi and feel connected with the Japanese customs and traditions that underscore the rhythm of daily life, season to season. Each piece evokes the season and landscape of Japan through different shapes, colors, and designs. Takeout is available for onigiri, soboro rice and wagashi. We also offer brewed local organic coffee (hot or iced); TsokoFino, hand-crafted pili & mango dark chocolate, made in Zaan;and KapeFino, Benguet coffee bean chocolate. TsokoFino is sold in handsome boxes ideal as gifts to overseas friends and associates, as well as for special occasions, or simply a treat to oneself. We also retail an assortment of pili nut products, different types of Japanese tea, and local coffee under the PiliFino label. You can also experience the tea ceremony in an casual atmosphere in Matcha Traditional where matcha is prepared and served with wagashi in the Japanese-style mat space, if you wish. Very affordable!
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