KAON TA! means "Let's Eat!" in Hiligaynon

This blog does not give technical review
of restaurants we go to.

It merely chronicles the dining experience
of two Bacolenos working in Cebu -

Nyss who loves to write and

Geus who loves to take pictures.

Did we mention that we both love to eat?



   

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Sunday, March 06, 2011
Wakamatsu Yakiniku

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Location:
1-K Pacific Square
F. Cabahug, Mabolo
Cebu City
Tel. No. 032-232-5897

Specialty:
Japenese (Buffet)

Ratings:
Nyss - 2/5
Geus - 2/5


FOOD:
I have been hearing a lot of positive reviews about Wakamatsu so on Geus' birthday, I decided to take him there.

It was our first time to try grilling the food we will eat ourselves.  I was expecting that we will be given the famous Japanese metal plate but instead we got charcoal and an ordinary grill.

Wakamatsu is an eat-all-you can restaurant that serves Japanese food.  However, I think that grilled food cannot really be called Japanese since grilling is done all over the world.

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For the food we will grill, we chose scallops (Geus' favorite), angus beef (my favorite), and shrimps. 

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There was nothing really special with the way they prepared the scallops.  They were given to us with a thin slice of butter and a dash of pepper. 

The angus beef were heavenly though.  I believe that whatever way they marinate the angus beef, it will still be delicious.

The prawns were medium-sized and were served with just a dash of salt.

For us to really feel that we are in a Japanese restaurant, we ordered Bibinda Burning Stone Bowl (100% Japanese rice). We only ordered half a serving and it was already good for both me and Geus.  It was a delicious rice dish.

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We also ordered Chili Shrimp.  It was an average-tasting dish for me because the sauce did not really seep through the shell.  The sauce was delicious but it did not penetrate the shrimp meat.

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For dessert, I got ice cream stick which was Magnolia and not Japanese at all.  Geus got the Shaved Ice with Mango syrup which tasted like their Mango Shake only that the latter has milk.  Those were the only options they have for dessert.

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AMBIENCE / SERVICE:
The ambience is really nice and it made me feel as if I was not in Cebu.  The waitresses were friendly.

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When your grill gets too charred, they change it immediately so there is no cancer-scare here.

My only complaint is that some of the dishes they serve that we would like to try like Yakisoba have big servings.  Yakisoba is good for 3 people and since they have a STRICT policy of pay double when you can't finish everything, Geus and I did not order them. 

The fun part of going to an eat-all-you-can place is for you to have the option to try all the food.  In Wakamatsu, you can't since they do not have a single serving for some of their food.

It would be best to go there if you are with a party of 4 or more.  But if you are just on a date, think hard if you are willing to shell out more than 500 pesos each.

PRICE:
Adult - PHP 540.00 each (includes one round of dessert, excludes drinks)
Apple Juice - PHP 60
Mango Shake - PHP 75


VERDICT:
Nyss - Since I have already been there and I have experienced what other people are raving about, I don't think I will come back at my own expense.  I could eat better Japanese food wiht that amount.  And what Japanese restaurant does not serve sushi?
Geus - For those who are curious to try different ambience (especially Japanese), you should definitely try this. BUT don't count anything on the food.

 


Posted at 12:30 pm by nyssj
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