A hearty serving of Japan

CEBU aims to be a culinary utopia as seen by the many cuisines, apart from its own, introduced to its locals teeming down the metropolis. One among those favored by the public is Japanese cuisine for a lot of reasons; the most important being it is simply delicious.

Recently a new Japanese restaurant opened in town. Located at 68 Don Gil Garcia St., Capitol Site, Cebu City is Nagomi, a restaurant that promises its diners a balance of authentic and affordable Japanese dishes.

Owned by proprietor and chef Kazuyuki Sakai together with his wife Rachelle, Nagomi opened last May 16. After having frequented the city plenty of times, he decided to settle here in Cebu in October last year to set up a Japanese restaurant along with the purpose to offer Japanese dishes at reasonable price points. According to Kazuyuki, Nagomi means peaceful or comfortable, the kind of sentiment he wishes diners would feel once they step into the restaurant.

Some of its specialties include katsu don, rice topped with tender pork cutlet; soboro don, rice with minced pork and egg; and Nagomi omu rice, an omelette with chicken flavored rice coated with either white cream sauce or ketchup. Its best sellers apart from the katsu don include U.S. beef gyudon; chicken katsu curry; jumbo potato korokke, deep fried mashed potatoes and ground pork covered with bread crumbs; as well as syouyu ramen and gyoza among other Japanese dishes.

The restaurant has not only Japanese but also Filipino dishes available like chicken adobo, humba, pork sisig and beef stir fry to name a few.

Should the mood to belt out a few tunes strike, diners can also enjoy singing a few songs anytime of the day since there’s karaoke available.

Nagomi Restaurant is open every day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 10:30 p.m. and delivers within a 15-minute walking distance.
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