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Ooma Modern Japanese Food in SM Megamall

Whenever I'm in the Philippines, there are two cuisines that I usually stuff myself with: Filipino food (obviously) and Japanese food. One of these popular Japanese restaurants that I only got to try recently is Ooma by The Moment Group, the same group that brought my favorites, Din Tai Fung and Manam.

Ooma is a modern Japanese restaurant concept in collaboration with Chef Bruce Ricketts, mostly known for his omakase-style restaurant in the south, Sensei Sushi. 

Tori Kara-age

We started with Tori Kara-age (Php 255), Ooma's take on Japanese fried chicken, covered with sweet potato strips. I found it quite challenging to eat but it was delicious. However, I'd rather have the traditional kara-age instead. 

Ooma is known for its aburi sushi or torched sushi so we decided not to miss it. However, there were too many options to choose from so we ordered the Aburi Mixer (Php 589) with three pieces each of Spicy Tuna Maki, Steak Aburi Maki, Salmon Skin Aburi Maki, and Kimchi & Prawn Enoki Aburi Maki. 

Aburi Mixer

I loved the Steak Aburi Maki because I love steak and truffle and the Salmon Skin Aburi Maki because I liked the crunchiness of the salmon skin. If you are undecided like me and my friends, I highly recommend getting the Aburi Mixer so you can try more makis for a slightly cheaper price. 

Hanger Steak

We didn't miss out on their bestselling dish, the Hanger Steak (Php 498), which is cooked sous-vide style and served with sauteed mushrooms and crispy potato on top of sweet potato mash. While I must admit that their aburi makis are great, but this dish is something else. The steak is so tender that it almost melts in your mouth while it bursts with flavors from the truffle oil and other herbs. It is definitely a sin to miss this when you visit Ooma. 

I haven't tried Ooma before because of the long waiting lines but I am happy that Ooma lives up to the hype. The service is excellent, the prices are reasonable, and the food is amazing! I would love to return for more aburi makis and hanger steak!


Third Floor, 
Mega Fashion Hall, 
SM Megamall, 
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Other locations are Bonifacio High Street Central, Rockwell, Greenbelt, Salcedo Village, and Greenhills

Ooma Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


  1. Great to see you blogging again. I've been to Ooma last year for the first time and I completely loved it. Here's to share my experience:


    1. Thank you, Ivan! I totally loved Ooma. Can't wait to have the Hanger Steak again. :)

    2. I haven't tried hanger steak yet so I might just include it in my next visit.


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