Oedo Japanese Restaurant

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.

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The owners did a good job transforming the house into a convincing Japanese restaurant.
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When the weather is good it’s nice to dine in their outdoor area.

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One of my friend’s hubby is a part owner of the restaurant so she treated us for dinner.
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We sat in one of the function rooms in the second floor. Our room had a nice hand painted Japanese mural on the wall.

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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!

Oedo Japanese Restaurant-Oedo Maki P300
Oedo Maki P300

Too bad this summer roll is no longer available but maybe they will have a rainy weather roll this season.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Dragon Maki P495
Dragon Maki P495
Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Oedo Summer Maki P400
Oedo Summer Maki P400

Super fresh sashimi.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Oedo Funamori P1,600
Oedo Funamori P1,600

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 Japanese Restaurant- Uni P260
Uni P260

Oedo has a very extensive menu. They have everything from grilled food to ramen, udon and even takoyaki and okonomiyaki.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Takoyaki P100
Takoyaki P100
Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Okonomi Yaki P280
Okonomi Yaki P280

Salad with fried scallops is a good thing.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Oedo Salad P260
Oedo Salad P260
Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Cha Soba P200
Cha Soba P200


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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?

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Tamago Jiru P40
Tamago Jiru P40

I cannot say enough about Oedo’s fresh sashimi.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Hamachi Sashimi P530
Hamachi Sashimi P530

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.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Ikura Uni Don P650
Ikura Uni Don 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?

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Unagi Don P650
Unagi Don P650

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.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Hamachi Kamayaki P480
Hamachi Kamayaki P480

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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.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Salmon Sashimi P325
Salmon Sashimi P325

I liked the other rolls better.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Crunch Roll P375
Crunch Roll P375

Their agadeshi tofu was amazing with lots of bonito flakes on top. Really well cooked and tasty tofu.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Agadeshi Tofu P180
Agadeshi Tofu P180

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!

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Mix Tempura P320
Mix Tempura P320

I ordered local beef teppanyaki and was surprised how tender it was. Another good deal from Oedo.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Beef Teppanyaki P345
Beef Teppanyaki P345

They do grilled fish well.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Saba Shioyahi P260
Saba Shioyahi P260

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.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Uni Tempura P260
Uni Tempura P260

The fried rice was ho hum boring. Not bad but nothing great.

Oedo Japanese Restaurant- Gomoku Chahan P120
Gomoku Chahan P120

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.

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Oedo’s menu

Oedo Japanese Restaurant
105 Sto. Domingo Street Corner Sct D.M. Alcaraz,
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines

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