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“Impressive Creative Japanese”
Review of Soru izakaya

Soru izakaya
Ranked #72 of 1,893 Restaurants in Quezon City
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The place is cramped when we went, good thing we made a reservation via Booky.com.

The place has an industrial feel to it, with drop lights and shiny cement finish. They have an open kitchen where you can see the food while they prepare it. But not really noticeable because of the orientation of the tables. The service is okay, there wasn't any exceptional service to mention but also none to call out as negative. The table we sat on was ready. The restroom is clean and tidy. Generally, you have nothing bad in the general ambiance.

The food was great. We ordered the Spicy Maguro Salad (tuna sashimi cubes and tempura flakes with spicy Japanese mayo on greens). It was a fresh take on salad; light but flavorful. And with its price, the tuna sashimi serving was good enough.

They have Nori Tempura which is delicious! If you like nori, you should try this. This comes in different servings, so order it whatever level of hunger you're at.

We ordered the Tojo Maki, it's like the Pinoy staple California Maki, served quite artsy; on a large square plate with drawings made of colored mayo. The crunchy toppings with the mango and cucumber makes a good combo.

We also had grilled skewers (not in photo), I've had better but it wasn't so bad either.

Rooms for improvement. Disappointing to see them use a chipped cup to serve their rice (picture of rice cup). This small detail is really something I look into to. Also the lay-out, cause you're like crawling into a night market with the limited spacing between tables. But maybe because of popularity, they had to stack all those tables that way to accommodate the guests. But it makes them not advisable for those in wheel chairs and for babies. No area for strollers, and I don't remember seeing a high chair.

All in all, will go back for sire to try other offerings of Soru Izakaya.

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Today's (Sunday) lunch was unexpectedly satisfying. We wanted Japanese food and found this place using an app. We ordered two kinds of Maki, the beef sukiyaki, gyudon, tuna sashimi, nori tempura, chahan, and two desserts -- coffee jelly parfait and tiramisu. Every dish was delicious. We were especially impressed with their plating of the Maki. The serving size of each dish was just right. Most of the dishes could be shared by two or three people. The staff were all pleasant and accommodating. The place was full but the staff did not show any sign of exhaustion or impatience considering that we came for a late lunch. I would come back to this place. It is best to reserve a table. Parking is a challenge.

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Thank 177catherinev
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Let's not kid ourselves: the real draw of the place is the instagrammable sushi plates. Their chefs make unique edible designs so you never get the same one twice. But aside from the beautiful art, the food is good, the place is spacious (especially in comparison to the typical hole-in-the-wall restaurants along Maginhawa), and they have a decent selection of drinks at their bar.

Thank Cara Therese E
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

My kids voted for this place to eat lunch, so we went. We were surprised by the large servings and they were sumptuous. The food was reasonably priced and the place was roomy enough but still intimate. The waiters were courteous and the food came in at the right moment. We were delighted by our choice of this place. We would recommend it to others.

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Thank rlimos
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Modern Japanese food at its finest! There's a good mix of traditional and modern items on the menu. My kids were very much impressed with the food presentation too, as the resto adds a creative twists on their sushi. Excellent customer service. They just need to maintain their air-conditioning as there are some places in the resto which are a bit warmer than the rest, especially when it gets really crowded.

Thank Ethanjel
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