Restaurant Review: Onkei Japanese Restaurant at Greenbelt 3

Our visits to Greenbelt and Glorietta became less frequent ever since I started working in BGC. But one fateful night after my husband and I were on our way home from visiting our friends who live in the South, we found ourselves back in Greenbelt to grab a quick dinner. After walking back and forth, we decided to try this quaint Japanese restaurant because it’s one of the few remaining restaurants in Greenbelt 3 that we had yet to try.

The minimalist interior of the restaurant is very appealing. The setup made the place look more spacious. The dim lighting gave the place the intimate vibe. Too bad the photos of the restaurant that I took were too bad! Haha!

Onkei Restaurant offers set meals. The waitress told us that the set meal is only good for one person. But we still went ahead to get one for the two of us to share. Among the 5 choices, we opted to have the Ebi Tempura and Tori Teriyaki meal. Costing PHP519, some may think that this is quite pricey. But thinking that this already includes sashimi, miso soup, salad and iced tea, I think this is not bad at all.

There was nothing extraordinary with the ebi tempura. As a matter of fact, I find it a bit too oily and saggy. However, the tori teriyaki was great! It has the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. The chicken is grilled to perfection giving each piece that slight crunch from the skin.

onkei_collage Set 3 (Ebi Tempura and Tori Teriyaki) PHP519

The meal comes with a slice of tuna and salmon sashimi. Both tasted fresh. My husband is not really fond of eating sashimi, so I had this all by myself. Harharhar! Surprisingly, the salad was exceptional. I don’t know what the toppings were, but those strips added another layer of texture for what I was initially expecting as a boring salad. I would have wanted it to have more greens, though.

Thinking that the bento meal would not be enough for the two of us, we decided to have maki. My husband gave me the liberty to choose so I opted to have their Spicy Tuna Maki.

onkei, japanese food, maki Spicy Tuna Maki PHP289

If I remember it correctly, Boyet got to eat only a piece of the maki. He got too busy answering work-related calls which worked for my advantage. Busy siya, e ‘di inubos ko! Harharhar! I loved that the maki has a generous filling and topping of tasty spicy tuna. Hindi puro kanin lang at nori! =)

So ang tanong niyo malamang, “Ok ba ang food?” 

Siyempre, ONKEI! 

Ang waley ng joke ko! Hahahahahaha! =))

Onkei Japanese Restaurant
Level 2, Greenbelt 3,
Ayala Center, Makati City

* All photos were taken with a Sony Xperia Z1 Compact


  1. Aw, sayang naman mukha pa naman masarap sa picture yung tempura. I like Japanese restos and their clean, minimalist interiors. If I'd be given a chance to live in a foreign land, gusto ko sa isang English village or sa isang Japanese village. Ang lakas makarelax ng scenery nila, eh. :)

  2. Tsk! Tsk! Ang waley nga ng joke tol. LAST MO NA YAN! Hihihihi!


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