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Namie Restaurant: I Could Eat Japanese Everyday

And this, friends is true. One of my goals is to try every Japanese restaurant in the city — and Namie happened to be one of them.

I am quite confused as to what the restaurant’s name is. The establishment’s signage says Namie but the menu says Ryotei. Either way, I know for a fact that it is an extension branch of Ai Restaurant in Pavia. But I’m pretty sure it’s Namie.

The usual orders can be found on the menu:

  • Set Meals of Teishoku (Php99-135)
  • Ebi (Php120)
  • Sizzling vegetables or seafood at Php60-280
  • Noodles such as Yaki Udon or Zaru Soba at Php135-145
  • Salad such as Crab or Suno Mono at Php75-135
  • Teriyaki, Katsudon & Donburi dishes at Php75-145
  • Sushi (Maki & Aji) & Sashimi (Squid & Tuna)  at Php140-450

I went to Namie a few weeks ago since KR asked me to bless his limited Japanese food experience with my presence since he’s allergic to everything wonderful in the world — which in turn gave me a challenge (and headache!) in choosing dishes that had no squid, shrimp &  well, almost half of the menu.

I ordered a Tuna Sushi (Php180/8 pcs) of sorts (not sure) — which I enjoyed very much since it was like an amalgation of sushi and sashimi into one little nori roll. I super love the fact that aside from wasabi & Kikkoman, they have radish & ginger shreds which ups the flavor. Good job!

Chicken Teriyaki (Php120) & some Yaki Soba (Php145) was also present on our table. Chicken was okay & I was quite surprised to see that the sauce wasn’t the thick kind — yummy with rice. The Yaki Soba on the other hand was chockful of allergy-causing goodness — too dry though, I like my noodles doused in sauce.

I’m a happy girl since it’s a few steps away from our school & affordable too! Namie is located near Ybiernas street at a new building that sprouted up. Expect me to come by for a quick sushi fix when the semester begins.


10 comments on “Namie Restaurant: I Could Eat Japanese Everyday

  1. tin cc-ong
    April 16, 2011

    What a happy coincidence!

    My cousins was just telling me about Namie — for them, it’s the best Japanese restaurant here in Iloilo.

    My husband and I are trying to schedule a visit. Most likely after Holy Week. ^_^

  2. Janet
    April 20, 2011

    I want to visit this place soon. Is this along Ybiernas St. mismo? Is it near Gen. Luna or is it closer to Delgado?

    • jillianisyourfriend
      May 5, 2011

      Hello Janet! At the Delgado side. It’s a new beige building in front of the Ybiernas cemetery. Not a very appetizing thought but the food is good 🙂

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  4. ben sammy
    April 23, 2013

    I lived in Ybiernas all my life. been there for 19 years. how come i never saw it? can anyone pls tell me where it is?

    • jillianisyourfriend
      April 23, 2013

      Delgado Street almost in front of the cemetery. The name of the place is Cischo Building 🙂

    July 24, 2013

    Thanks for the blog. Timing gid imo blog since Im not so familiar with Japanese restau here in Iloilo. And I want to treat my Japanese gf with Japanese food this coming Sunday. Lapit lang ni sa UP diba?

    July 24, 2013

    I would like to ask also if they’re open on Sunday?

  7. eden enoy
    August 1, 2014

    Been scouting for the best Japanese resto in the city. i miss Japan food. Arigatou gozaimasu!

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