The first attempt to locate Little Tokyo in Makati failed. We ended up eating lunch at Burger King in Glorietta where my classmates and E decided to head home. But L and I would not let the day end without our taste of okonomiyaki. So we took another jeepney ride to Makati Cinema Square. One more stop to ask for direction, and then we finally saw this:
Before the burger, we had onigiri, spam musubi, and miso soup at the Nihongo Center-Makati. We were actually still full, but since it is rare that we find ourselves in the area, we thought we should make the most out of our little field trip. And since it was okonomiyaki that brought us there in the first place, we looked for Kagura Japanese Restaurant.
The Nihonjin owner mans the cash counter, and he obviously is a big baseball fan (Go Tigers!). The place is full of baseball memorabilia such as signed baseball balls and action figures such as the little guy in one of the pictures below. L and I ordered the okonomiyaki special (squid, shrimp, bacon, veggies, and cheese yumyum!). Dessert is tada (“free”)!
Kagura Restaurant is open daily except Mondays from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM. It is located at 2277 Little Tokyo Pasong Tamo, Makati City.