What drew me to Isogi was that when people would rave about it I would hear two things, good and reasonable. Now reasonable is a difficult word to argue with so I was intrigued. Furthermore I would hear about their Wagyu burger while it may seem odd to go to a Japanese restaurant for a burger heck I go to fine dining restaurants for a burger - and they better have them. Heck, I dare say that all restaurants should have and be judged for their burger - after all when all else fails and you have stared at a menu long enough I bet you almost always say "I will have the burger", right?
|Tuna Tartare - very good and tasty. A good side dish|
|Tuna Maki- good, nothing stupendous but good|
|The Wagyu Burder - Extremely soft, unremarkable at first but take a few bites and it reveals itself through a medley of teriyaki and other sauces. Comes with shoestring potatos and camote fries|
|Praw and Scallops Dynamite in CHEESE - So cheesy you should eat it wth a spoon. There are fish eggs, seasoning and a reasonable amount of scallops. Not that fresh that day, kinda fishy.|
|Tuna Sashimi comes with large pieces! It is fresh and is so large that you can cut each piece to get the size other restaurants regularly serve|
|Chicken Yakitori at 150 php, what we added when we figured we were still hungy|
Isogi is not bad at its price point but my heart still belongs to Little Tokyo for authentic Japanese food.
But that is not what Isogi is, Isogi is modern Japanese food with a twist at a reasonable price point considering its quality and the high rent it must be paying. Think of it as something to think about vs the Sumo Sams and Red Kimonos. Its Japanese food modernized and altered to Filipino taste.