Genki Sushi is a casual Japanese restaurant in BGC, Taguig City that specializes in sushi. It has branches in UP Town Center Diliman and The 30th Mall in Pasig City. It started in Japan in 1990 and now, there are already several branches in South East Asia and in the US. We are excited to share with you our experience with Genki Sushi especially the unique way on how one orders and how food is served – through their sushi train.
Address: BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Drive Corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Philippines
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Facebook Account: https://facebook.com/GenkiSushiPH/
Contact Numbers: +63 2 7536248
It’s so Japanese: bright and clean interiors. However, what makes them special is the way diners order their food. You’ll start by checking the full menu in an electronic tablet, place your orders directly from the device and wait for a few minutes for your food to get delivered through their cute little delivery food train straight from the kitchen.
There’s a long table as well for those who are just eating alone.
Matcha lovers, rejoice! Each station is fully equipped with matcha powder, very hot water and tea cups for an unlimited indulgence of green tea while you wait for your order. I really liked this idea.
Their friendly staff are ready to assist you if you need a little help using the tablet. This is so Japanese. Take note that everything that you order is final and there is no way to change it again.
Cheese Fries – PHP 130.00
Just thickly cut french fries with cheese sauce on the top served hot. That’s it.
We loved these complimentary pickled ginger as an appetizer and to cleanse our palate as well.
While waiting for our sushi, we prepared our sauces and condiments: chili oil, wasabi, pickled ginger and soy sauce. And as we began to wonder where our order was….
…our Sushi Train arrived! Who wants to eat sushi now?
Maki Salmon with Cream Cheese – PHP 170.00
Comes in three (3) pieces, the fish was indeed fresh and the cheesy flavour was an interesting addition. It was super irresistible!
Spicy Double Maki Salmon – PHP 160.00
This one was really spicy. The salmon meat on the outside was fresh but the thick serving inside the rice roll was canned/processed (if I am not mistaken). Nothing wrong with it though. For this maki salmon, I did not use wasabi anymore so that I will be able to appreciate the natural spiciness of the maki.
Flying Fish Roe – PHP 100.00
This was one of their affordable orders, the fish roe was salty and appetizing. No need to dip in soy sauce.
Fried Chicken Gunkan – PHP 80.00
This sushi was so good, especially for those who like fried chicken. It’s like eating rice bowl with chicken from KFC, except it was served the Japanese way. The price is reasonable and I must agree with what my friends said: it’s a total value for money.
Oyako Don – PHP 220.00
I was able to discover this dish several years ago from Sizzling Pepper Steak. What I like most about the Chicken Oyako Don is the marriage of flavours coming from the eggs and sweet onions. The Japanese rice here at Genki Sushi was sticky and heavy and overall the meal was just OK (except it was way pricey versus the other rice bowl meals that are available around the area).
Chicken Teriyaki – PHP 220.00
Simple Chicken Teriyaki rice bowl that is nice to order if you don’t like to eat sushi.
For drinks, they only sell bottled soda (Coke products), Minute Maid juices, Mogu Mogu and a few cans of coffee.
While it seems to be very easy to order additional food items, it’s good to always check your current bill as well. This is to make sure you are able to stick to your budget.
Their washing area was decent and clean.
The restroom was super small but tidy. We love this figurine of a black cat that seems to be looking at us.
Overall, it’s nice to be here at Genki Sushi just to try the sushi train. Some of the sushi deals were great tasting and some are just OK but doesn’t fit the value. The price of the rice meals are expensive so I don’t suggest going here just because of the Chicken Teriyaki or Oyako Don. We recommend the Fish Roe, Fried Chicken Gunkan, Spicy Double Maki Salmon and the Maki Salmon with Cream Cheese. We didn’t even bother to try the cheesecake dessert as we heard that the Korean dessert within the building was good.
This review is the opinion of the author based on actual experience. The establishment may have changed in terms of ownership, prices, decor, service, food preparation and food presentation after the posting of this review. This is not meant to influence the reader’s decision. Thank you.