It was my last day in SM Retail. For my despedida, my manager treated our team to lunch at a restaurant of my choice. As I had been to almost every restaurant in SM Mall of Asia considering my tenure in SM, I wanted to go somewhere not too far away from our office but still worth going for. My sister recommended Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal, Pasay City the night before. Seeing its stunning interior design on pictures already made me feel so excited, so you can just imagine how happy I was when everyone in the team voted yes. We mutually decided to take on a feast at Mitsuyado Sei-Men, the House of Tsukemen. πŸ˜›

Sitting beside Yamato Bakery, Mitsuyado Sei-Men is a franchise from Japan and is a sister company of UCC Coffee locally. The Philippine store is the first outside of Japan. It also has a branch in Jupiter Street, Makati.

Review of Mitsuyado Sei-Men (Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal, Pasay)

Ambiance: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Blue Bay Walk might seem unassuming from the outside, but inside this cozy venue, an amazing interior awaits. The elaborate decors including vintage Japanese posters, lanterns, street food carts, bicycle, and buildings made us feel like we were transported to Japan. The accents were in no way lacking that wow factor. With the stunning layout, this Japanese restaurant fully deserves its reputation as a hot spot, which makes eating here as exciting as ever. So cool! Its flair is unforgettable.

Service: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…

Young and knowledgeable staff contributed further to our good experience. They were trained to explain the dishes well and they showed willingness to help us out with any questions. Quick service matters a lot especially for customers like us who were just out for lunch break.

Food: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

The menu offers a good array of well-executed Japanese classics. I tried one of the best recommended items: the Cheese Curry Tsukumen (PhP 340, regular) which was unlike any ramen I’ve had. The al dente noodles were chunkier, thicker and wider than regular noodles in ramen, and they can be served either cold or hot as preferred. First timers are advised to consider going for the cold preparation, following tradition.

The chewiness of the tsukemen noodles was also something to appreciate and enjoy. The thick and rich curry broth provided a symphony of tasty noodle slurping once mixed. And of course, the cheese on a separate bowl should be poured over to complete an aggressive blast of creaminess.

For dessert, each of us ordered the Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream (PhP 100). Soft coffee jelly paired with vanilla ice cream is always a simple but refreshing combination that’s obviously withstood the test of time. Taken together and savored, the flavors turned out great. I liked that the coffee layer wasn’t too strong or bitter to overpower the sweetness of the ice cream. Both were represented in every bite. πŸ˜€

Price for Value: β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†

Metro Manila is blessed with a bounty of good ramen restaurants, but when in the search of a little more unique Japanese restaurant specializing in tsukemen, you can’t go wrong with Mitsuyado Sei-men. Tons of ramen varieties can be found in this joint. Prices are okay for generous servings and dishes that guarantee a great kaleidoscope of Japanese flavors. Surely, it’s a convenient and reliable place to get your hands on high quality food.Β We left in a state of bliss. Super busog! πŸ™‚

Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, Libertad, Pasay City
For inquiries, call +632 8434329
Date Published: 10/27/2015
18 / 20 stars

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36 Responses

  1. Alli

    What a great, cozy place to eat. All of the food looks amazing. I wish I had the ramen meal since it is almost lunch time here.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      I also crave for ramen occasionally but especially when I see pictures of ramen before lunch time. πŸ™‚ Mitsuyado Sei-Men also offers sets of meals as an option in addition to the tsukemen (solo).

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The design is one of a kind. I read in one e-magazine that Mitsuyado Sei-Men has been ranked as one of the top restaurants with a unique interior. So cool. πŸ™‚

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  2. James

    The food and pictures look amazing! This is definitely a place my wife and I would love to eat at! We are huge fans of Asian cuisine. We will totally be adding this restaurant to our bucket list!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The concept of the interior design is fantastic. I love how Mitsuyado Sei-Men serves a house specialty unlike other Japanese restaurants which do not have one thing they specialize with.

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  3. Jaime Nicole

    What a wonderful place to go and eat. I would love to have someplace like this close by in order to enjoy all of the delicious tastes and aromas – looks wonderful!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      This restaurant cooks up ramen and Japanese rice bowls in ways you can only dream about. πŸ™‚ The menu has several choices for the ramen flavors and helpful servers are equipped to handle the hungry herds. πŸ˜€

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  4. Cara (@StylishGeek)

    Wow! The food in that place looks so yummy! I love the ambiance too! If I am ever in the area I’ll make sure to pay a visit to Mitsuyado Sei-Men in Blue Bay Walk :).

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  5. Leelo R

    Wow! This food looks so delicious! Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream looks like something for me, because I love coffee and ice cream πŸ˜€

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      It’s something to write home about. With amazing interior design to boot, Mitsuyado Sei-Men can be a great contender to one of the best restaurants in Bluebay Walk.

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  6. Rebecca Swenor

    This looks like a great place to dine indeed and the food looks amazing. Sumiyaki Coffee Jelly with Ice Cream sounds like something I would love to try too.

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  7. Michele D

    Looks like a wonderful place to visit. The food looks so yummy! Love your pictures!

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  8. Chantal

    I love reading your restaurant reviews! I always learn something new and see new delicious food that I haven’t heard of before!

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  9. Faye

    I remember having my first tsukemen here (a double cheese tsukemen) and it was really awesome. I think I went with hot noodles, thus, the noodles being too flimsy and just going all around my tray back then. But if it’s tsukemen we’re trying to compare, this place had way better tsukemen dishes than Kichitora but couldn’t beat Mendokoro Ramenba’s version πŸ™‚

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks for sharing! Kitchitora has its fair share of popular dishes. I haven’t heard about Mendokoro Ramenba and your comment made me feel intrigued to try it, too. πŸ™‚

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