7 of the best Japanese restaurants in Manila

The name says it all. If tempura is your thing, this is where you can find it – in any iteration you can think of. From the classic prawn tempura, to kani, fish..

Second helpings at Asakusa's second branch

It wasn’t a usual launch; people were already seated and being served their orders even before the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Quick bite at the Grove: Asakusa Home of Tempura

Have you noticed how much Filipinos love tempura? You go to a buffet, and what's the longest Queue? The Steak and carving section? I've got to admit, it's pretty long but manageable.

Asakusa : Home of Tempura opens at Ayala Vertis North

Asakusa (pronounced as ah-sahk-sah) is a district in Tokyo renowned for its bustling Japanese tempura shops scene. This is where couple, Chef Jacob and fashion designer, Celine found their most memorable tempura experience in Japan.

QC eats: Asakusa Home of Tempura opens at Vertis North

The second shopping mall in the Vertis North township complex (the first being Trinoma) is now home to Asakusa Home of Tempura, a homegrown restaurant known for serving authentic Japanese food.

The 8 Dishes You'll Love at Asakusa: the Home of Tempura

Chef Jacob Bautista, his wife and local fashion designer Celline Bautista, together with their long-time friend Rolf Madrid are the trio behind this tempura house.

New Japanese restaurant 'Asakusa, Home of Tempura': 11 things to try

MANILA, Philippines - Soft, golden tempura, with its crispy covering over tender seafood (or anything, really), is a perennial favorite to order at many Japanese restaurants.

A Taste of Asakusa in Manila

Back when I was working my first job in the Libis area more than a couple of years ago, my officemates and I would frequent Kapitolyo or Eastwood for lunches outside the office.

New Restaurant Alert: Asakusa at The Grove by Rockwell, Pasig

Tempura seems set to be the next big thing, getting ready to take Manila by storm after the ramen and katsu boom. The time seems ripe, and Asakusa, named after the district in Tokyo that's all tempura restaurants..

Asakusa Home of Tempura: Crispy, tasty, and not one bit greasy

The Japanese food of late here in Manila has been dominated by every restaurant doing signature sushi rolls and, more recently, deep-fried breaded cuts of pork and seafood that we all lovingly know as katsu. It was a pleasure..