This was originally published on 7/15/2015.
Are you tired of all my posts about Japanese food yet? I hope not because you have to try Oedo Japanese restaurant in Banawe, Quezon City.
The owners did a good job transforming the house into a convincing Japanese restaurant.
When the weather is good it’s nice to dine in their outdoor area.
One of my friend’s hubby is a part owner of the restaurant so she treated us for dinner.
We sat in one of the function rooms in the second floor. Our room had a nice hand painted Japanese mural on the wall.
When I didn’t eat raw fish all I would eat in Japanese restaurants were what I call “franken-sushi.” Fusion rolls made with mostly cooked ingredients that you will not find in restaurants in Japan. Although I’ve seen some unusual rolls in conveyer belt sushi places but nothing like these.
Some may look down on these kinds of sushi but they’re really good. You don’t really need to know what’s inside each roll just open wide and stuff it in and chew. Trust me Oedo’s rolls are yuuummmy! You must order any one of these rolls or all of it!
Too bad this summer roll is no longer available but maybe they will have a rainy weather roll this season.
Super fresh sashimi.
I was shocked how good Oedo’s uni was. It’s local uni (sea urchin) just like in all other Japanese restaurants in Manila including those in hotels. But somehow their supplier gives them a firmer and sweeter uni than any I’ve tried in Manila. A MUST ORDER!
Oedo has a very extensive menu. They have everything from grilled food to ramen, udon and even takoyaki and okonomiyaki.
Salad with fried scallops is a good thing.
A couple of days later I brought my parents to try Oedo after we went to Sanctuarium.
My dad has to have soup with every meal and he loved the simple tamago soup which cost a freakin’ P40!!! Where can you find a nicely flavored broth for that price?
I cannot say enough about Oedo’s fresh sashimi.
They had all sorts of combinations of charishi sushi except the one I want with ikura (salmon roe) and uni (sea urchin). I asked if they can make it for me and they did. I was so happy that they were so generous with the uni. The sushi rice could be improved and ikura could be bigger but I’m not complaining since the uni was top notch and the whole bowl cost only P650.
My mom ALWAYS order unagi don but it wasn’t on the menu but they still made one for her. Don’t you love their flexibility?
If my mom is predictable with unagi, me with uni then my dad’s favorite is hamachi kama or grilled yellowtail collar. This imported fish has a really fine texture which we all love.
The next day we had to go back to Sanctuarium and instead of eating at a new place my dad insisted on Oedo again. This time we brought my aunt with us so we can order more.
I liked the other rolls better.
Their agadeshi tofu was amazing with lots of bonito flakes on top. Really well cooked and tasty tofu.
I’m not so fond of tempura but my dad always orders it and that’s how he judges a Japanese restaurant. Needless to say Oedo passed his standards. What delighted me was the inclusion of salmon in the mixed tempura. Shrimp, fish and salmon tempura for P320? Wow!
I ordered local beef teppanyaki and was surprised how tender it was. Another good deal from Oedo.
They do grilled fish well.
Unfortunately the uni tempura was a fail. The nori was too thick and it was hard to get to the uni. Stick with the fresh uni and you won’t go wrong.
The fried rice was ho hum boring. Not bad but nothing great.
The prices of Oedo are really, really reasonable. Do try Oedo specially for their sushi, sashimi and grilled fish. The residents of QC are lucky to have a good Japanese restaurant in their neighborhood.
Oedo Japanese Restaurant
105 Sto. Domingo Street Corner Sct D.M. Alcaraz,
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines