Japanese delicacies have always been a favorite “Happy Food” for almost everyone we know, including ourselves. For us, it’s comparable to a knight in shining armor… with wasabi and chopsticks!
One of the most loved Japanese fast-food joints in the Metro is Genki Sushi. The word Genki in Japanese means “Healthy”, so literally, Genki Sushi means “Healthy Sushi”. 🙂 Not only do they offer quality Japanese food, but also return great value for money.
Their first branch is located at the BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Drive Corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, open from 11am to 10pm.
Our favorite part of the meal, (aside from the actual feasting, of course) is placing our orders! We like their concept of using cute toy trains in delivering food, very efficient, and the process takes away the pressure in choosing a meal. Guests may order whatever they want at any given time, and the running bill is just a tap away – so to those on a budget, no need to worry!
After the smashing success of the BGC branch, Genki Sushi expanded its market and opened 3 more branches in the Philippines – UP Town Diliman Quezon City, Ayala 30th Mall Ortigas, and SM Aura in BGC. In October 2017, their 5th branch will launch in SM North Edsa. Rockwell is in the running as a candidate for their 6th branch. Fingers crossed Rockwell sushi warriors!
To maintain the quality of their food, Genki Sushi regularly sends their chefs to Japan for rigorous training. They even have quarterly audits to ensure that their branches in the Philippines meet their standards – from the speed in delivering food, to the taste and the freshness of the products, up to the level of service and atmosphere in the restaurant. No wonder Genki Sushi maintains a superior ambience that is felt in all their branches.
One thing we like the about Genki Sushi is the authenticity of their menu. Raw ingredients, ready to eat items, and even desserts are all imported from Japan. One look at their menu and definitely, the excitement builds up wanting us to dig in! Just look at those mouth-watering Salmon Sashimi, Tuna Sashimi, and Yellowtail Sashimi. They were literally gone in a blink of an eye!
Aside from their heavenly sashimis, we also devoured these raw delights fit for a king. Chirashi Don is basically “scattered” ingredients on a rice bowl, the mother of raw goodness. It has salmon, tuna, octopus, crab, shrimp, roe, egg… and our hearts (disclaimer: there’s no heart in Chirashi Don’s ingredients. We’re just trying to make a point here ;)). This is the very epitome of Japanese raw cuisine.
Simple as it may look, this Tuna Hand Roll is a must try especially for the budget-arians. For just P90, the tummy is pleased, as well as the honey.. get it?!? 😉
For non-rawfood eaters, Genki Sushi also offers a variety of fried, seared, and other cooked favorites that will equally satisfy those picky taste buds.
Let these pictures speak for themselves – Fried Chicken, Fried Salmon Cheese Roll, and Seared Hokkaido Scallops with Pollock Roe.
So what’s new on the menu? Last June 5, 2017, Genki Sushi introduced new items for everyone to enjoy:
Crispy Salmon Skin. The sriracha mayo and lemon compliments the flavor of the delicately fried salmon skin as you munch on its crunchy goodness. This is the perfect appetizer for extremely hungry foodies.
Trios. The Sushi selections we all love now comes in threes! No need for an eenie-meenie-miney-mo selection, because now, you can have them all!
And finally, for that special place in our stomach, here comes the desserts!!!
The sweet-toothed, candy-winged, sugar-coated baby in us is feeling giddy just by writing about this.
At Genki Sushi, a wide variety of desserts is offered, not just matcha. 😜 They also serve rolls, crepes, mochi, and cakes. We tried some of their sweet endings and we were definitely taken aback by their lip-smacking tastefulness.
The Honey Lemon Roll is a sponge cake filled with sweet lemony cream. It’s not too sweet and we love how it melts in our mouth.
Genki Sushi’s Vanilla Mille Crepe is an elegant dessert consisting of layers of paper thin crepes, each separated with a coating of vanilla cream. The preparation and taste surely deserve an applause.
Daifuku or Daifukumochi is a Japanese dessert consisting of small round rice cake made of mochigome, a short-grain japonica glutinous rice. This serving Caramel Mochi is prepared with supreme dedication but was gone in seconds. Simply yummy!!!
This Rare Japanese Cheesecake is called rare because of the secret ingredients that are highly confidential. Bet you won’t find anything close to this taste here in the Philippines. It is imported from Japan and served straight from the box. We like the texture and the unique rich flavor.
Genki Sushi is our Japanese food sanctuary. They serve the best quality dishes at reasonable prices. The service is very efficient, and not to mention the adorable toy trains. The restaurant crew are exceptionally attentive and friendly. In fact, we are already looking forward to exploring the other side of their menu on our next visit.