September 26, 2019

Birthday Celebration at Yurakuen Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki

I have a long bucket list on my mind and I don’t know when I will be able to finish my list. I hope I have more time to do all of it so I’m praying for long life and of course budget to fulfill my dreams. Last month, I was so happy that I ticked off “Teppanyaki Experience” on my bucket list. It’s on my list for seven years already, finally, the long wait is over.


I’ve been meaning to eat at Teppanyaki restaurant ever since my husband tried it in Shanghai, China. Whenever he is in Shanghai, he makes sure that he will eat at Shanghai Akasantei. It is a Teppanyaki and Yakiniku restaurant which is just 10 minutes away from his hotel. Then 5 years ago, he discovered Edogin; a teppanyaki restaurant in Jakarta, Indonesia. And as expected, he also eats at Edogin whenever he stays at Hotel Mulia Senayan.

Read: Shanghai Akasantei  
Jakarta Eats at Hotel Mulia Senayan  
Hotel Mulia Senayan 

If you remember my birthday post, I wanted to celebrate my birthday in Jakarta Indonesia because we have 4 days FREE and my husband will go to Indonesia too. It is my chance to stay in Hotel Mulia Senayan or eat at Edogin. But unfortunately, the stars were not aligned so my husband went to Indonesia without us because my son doesn’t want to be absent for two days.

So on the day of my birthday, I did not expect any celebration because it was a weekday and my son doesn’t want to be absent. But my husband persuaded me to celebrate at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant at Diamond Hotel. I was hesitant at first because my son was in school and our initial plan was we will eat at Yurakuen after our Sheraton Manila Staycation. Then I realized na sobrang hina kumain and mabilis mabusog anak ko, my husband is right malulugi kami sa bayad. Hehehe! So I said yes and my husband called Diamond Hotel to reserve.

Eat All You Can at Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant 

Few years ago, I’ve researched about the Best Teppanyaki Restaurants in the Philippines and Yurakuen Japanese Restaurant is on top of the list but when I checked the rate, nakakahimatay ang presyo so I know that we can only eat here if we have something to celebrate. I can’t remember how many times na namin plinano na kumain dito but for some reasons hindi natututuloy so I’m happy na natuloy na rin ang aming food trip.


Since we live in the province, we left the house before 9AM just to make sure that we won’t be late for our reservation. We arrived at 10:40AM and the opening time is 11AM so we waited at the cafe near the Japanese restaurant. At 11AM, the staff let us in and she ushered us to the beautiful garden of the restaurant. May cherry blossoms inside, feel na feel na nasa Japan.


At Yurakuen, you have two options, you can choose a la carte meals or eat all you can. Of course, we chose the Eat-All-You-Can Teppanyaki so she ushered us to the Teppanyaki Room. They have limited rooms so don’t forget to make a reservation.


For P3,300 per person, you can eat Sashimi, Sushi, Makisushi, Temaki Sushi, Salad, Soup, Seafood, Meat, Vegetable, Rice, Noodles, and Dessert all you want. The drinks are bottomless too but you can only choose one type of beverage. I chose mango juice and my husband chose orange juice. Here is the menu.


We all know that you cannot eat everything on the menu so carefully study it and choose the food that will make you happy and satisfied. The staff will ask for your choices and they will serve it for you. I’m not fond of sushi, sashimi or salad so I did not order anything but my husband order a few pieces of it. I can’t remember what he ordered but I ordered Egg Soup. The staff will serve the Japanese starters, salad, soup, drinks, and sauces.



After thirty minutes, our personal sous chef came and we started our teppanyaki experience. What nice about Yurakuen, you have your own sous chef that will cook your food. Unlike sa Shanghai Akasantei and Edogin na open for everybody yung Teppanyaki Table. Here, you have your own privacy, one sous chef per teppanyaki table.


For our Teppanyaki, we ordered Salmon, Squid, Tiger Shrimp, Scallops, US Beef Top Sirloin, US Beef Short Ribs, US Beef Tenderloin, Grilled Beef Shabu-Shabu, Assorted Vegetables, and Mixed Fried Rice. We skipped the noodles. For dessert, we ordered ice cream and seasonal fruits.









  • What I love about teppanyaki is you can see how the chef prepares and cooks your food. They serve your food immediately so it is sizzling fresh and hot. At the same time, it is entertaining too, I enjoyed hearing the sizzling sound, watching the food cook on top of the teppan and of course eating the food. We all enjoyed the foods that were served and it is hard not to feel hungry while I'm writing this post.




It was a once in a lifetime experience or should I say eatsperience. Hehehe! The Teppanyaki Rate is quite expensive but I can say it was worth a splurge. We were eating and drinking for two hours. The food and service are very good and they even surprised me with birthday cake and song. I was really surprised na hindi ko na navideo yung performance nila. The chef even prepared a fruit platter for us. After our teppanyaki experience, I know that this won’t be our last, I hope we can go back again pag nakaipon-ipon na. lol

Watch the video here.

Tips 

1. Don’t forget to make a reservation if you want the Teppanyaki room since the tables are limited.
2. Follow the Dress Code; “Guests are requested to wear smart casual attire with appropriate footwear.
3. Forget about your diet. Count memories not the calories.

Yurakuen Eat-All-You Can Teppanyaki Rate 

P2980 - Monday to Thursday
P3300 - Friday to Sunday
FREE - 6 years old and below
Half price for 7-12 years old

Open Daily from 11AM to 2:30PM and 5:30PM to 10PM.

Yurakuen at Diamond Hotel 
Roxas Boulevard cor. Dr. J. Quintos St.
Manila, Philippines

32 comments:

  1. Looks tempting!! I want to visit the place

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  2. Wow, 3,3K per person --- if times 5 (our family), patay, haha! pero mukhang sulit.
    Belated Happy Birthday Michi!

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    1. Thanks. Pasok pa yata 2 anak mo sa 50% rate. Mahal pero nasulit naman sa kinain namin. :)

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  3. Worth it considering the seafood!

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  4. Wow! I think the rates are reasonable naman! My hubby loves seafood, for sure mag eenjoy siya dito! Perfect timing since our anniversary is coming na! Might give him a surprise food trip as a gift hehe.

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  5. Nakakagutom!!! Everything looks so delish! Matry nga! A bit heavy on the pockets though, sana they have promos haha!

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    1. Yun din wish ko, sana may promo sila para mas masaya. Hehehe!

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  6. Not much into seafood due to allergies but the place looks nice. My mom and brother would love this place.

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    1. They have beef, chicken, pork, lamb and veggies. We just love seafood and beef kaya yun ang mas kinain namin. :)

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  7. Yayy! Looks so delish. I would love to experience having a personal chef, nakakatuwa. Will check this out.

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    1. Yes, nakakatuwa yung may personal chef, napahinga ko sa pagluluto. hehehe!

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  8. Wow! No diet, diet dyan. Sayang ang bayad haha kelangan sulitin. Belated Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks! True, bawal ang diet at sayang ang bayad. hehehe!

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  9. thanks for this, gave me a nice idea where to treat my family sa birthday ko.

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  10. Bet ko yung tip na count memories not calories, hehe. Pa-minsan-minsan lang naman so sulitin na ang kain. ;)

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    1. True, paminsan-minsan lang so deadma muna sa calories. :)

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  11. I want to try this with the husband. Food looks soo good!

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  12. as in lahat yun kasama sa eat all yoi can? omg. parang mas bet ko ito kesa sa spiral. ang bet ko lang dun is the cheese room pero if japanese food like sushi and stuff bitin sa lasa eh hahaha

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    1. Yes, lahat ng nasa menu ay eat all you can. Mas sulit din ito sa akin kaysa Spiral kasi nakakain ko yung mga faves ko. Sa Spiral kasi depende sa buffet spread.

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  13. Uy free pa 2 bagets! I'll save for this one, a must try lalo na sa mga food lovers gaya namin ng asawa ko ��

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    1. Go, mas masarap magfood trip pag free pa ang kids. hehehe!

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  14. Jusme, nakakahimatay nga ang preyo pero worth it naman. Hmmnn, makapag-reserve nga ng special occasion para dyan.

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    1. Nakakahimatay nga presyo kaya natagalan din bago kami kumain. hehehe!

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  15. It's quite pricey but I think worth it sya considering all those delicious food you can eat and choose from. Mas better nalng siguro if mag try dito if meron special occasion you want to celebrate.

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    1. Yes, pricey but worth it naman kaya okay din magcelebrate dito pag may special occasion. :)

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  16. Sure is pricey but I think it is worth it. Everything looks delish! I am not much of an eat-all-you-can gal but I am all for a delectable and once-in-a-lifetime experience like this.

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    1. Same here, I'm not really a fan of eat all you can kasi mahina ko kumain but I try it for experience. :)

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