With consistently superb fare by the executive Japanese chef Wataru Hikawa, who has gained a loyal following through the years, Inagiku remains on the Top 20 this year. No surprise here as Inagiku’s expertise traces its roots to over 150 years back, starting out as a humble little tempura nook in Asakusa, Japan, which has now grown globally, including in the Philippines.
Meticulous attention to detail is exercised in each dish presented at the table. Hikawa’s mastery of the cuisine, obviously emanates in the aburi sushi—lightly torched instead of raw, delivering a panoply of rich, natural flavours and the tempura moriawase that is infused with a specially blended oil.
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