Ogetsu Hime (with Ogie and Regine Alcasid)

Me and my husband are a Japanese food lover; and by Japanese food I mean tempura, tonkatsu, teriyaki, and sushi ONLY. That’s all we ever eat! 😂 According to Ogetsu Hime‘s Facebook page, their name means the food goddess. True enough they have the best Japanese dishes we’ve ever tasted!

January 2014
January 2014

When we first visited Ogetsu Hime last year, we weren’t able to order a lot since it’s already dinner time and we were still full from the heavy lunch we had.

Even my son loved it!
Even my son loved it!

We visited them again this year. To be honest, we attempted to not eat there again, but we noticed that Ogetsu Hime and Magnum were the only restaurants full at that time. All the other restaurants were almost empty. I even asked one of the servers from the restaurants we passed by of the reason why they’re not full that day. The server just said, “I don’t know Ma’am. It’s been happening for a few weeks now.” I answered back with a smile, “Filipinos don’t have money anymore?” She just laughed and nodded. 😆

To our surprise, Magnum and Ogetsu Hime were so full that you have to wait for at least half an hour to be seated. Thus, Filipinos still have lots of money. 💸 They may just be wiser in choosing restaurants now. 😜

So we waited a few minutes and attempted to pre-order but it is not allowed. Good thing our food was served in a flash. 👌

So here are the food we ordered : 

Who wouldn't want a soft and tasty rice? It has a lot of toppings that you can already consider it as a meal.
Who wouldn’t want a soft and tasty rice? It has a lot of toppings that you can already consider it as a meal.  They have a lot of options to consider. We ordered beef and seafoood fried rice. Their fried rice is a bit pricey (around Php 80 – 110). If you’ll order this, expect to wait for at least 10 minutes for it to be served. This has been our issue with them since last year. Better order a few minutes before you finish a cup.
Chicken Teriyaki - It is tender and cooked just right. It is not saucy like the other teriyaki we tasted but there's an option to get a separate sauce.
Chicken Teriyaki – It is tender and cooked just right. It is not saucy like the other teriyaki we’ve tasted; there’s just an option to get a separate sauce.
Ebi Tempura - the best ebi I've ever tasted. Not too oily and very crispy. Plus points for the well cooked and big shrimps.
Ebi Tempura – the best ebi I’ve ever tasted. Not too oily and very crispy. Plus points for the big and well-cooked shrimps.
This is my husband's order. He was able to finish it by himself. Enough said. Lips sealed.
This is my husband’s order. He was able to finish it by himself. Enough said. Lips sealed.
Lips opened. Yep, finished this aaaaall by himself. Lips sealed again. 😂
Lips opened. Yep, finished this aaaaall by himself. Lips sealed again. 😂
Now I'm very proud to say that me and ate were able to finish these chicken wings on our own. This dish is a bit frustrating though. It's not expensive but the portion and taste is really disappointing. I'm willing to add more bucks for a better taste and to see more wings!
Now I’m very proud to say that me and ate were able to finish these chicken wings on our own. 👏 This dish is a bit frustrating though. It’s not expensive but the portion and taste are really disappointing. I’m willing to add more bucks for a better taste and to see more wings! 🍗
Tonkatsu - my mom loves this. She has a lot of food allergies but this one has her approval.
Tonkatsu – my mom loves this. She has a lot of food allergies but this one has her approval. 😅
My mom also ordered a watermelon shake. This is perfect for summer!
My mom also ordered a watermelon shake. This is perfect for summer! 😶
A complimentary tea for everyone. It's still nice to get something free nowadays.
A complimentary tea for everyone. It’s still nice to get something free nowadays; because even wifi is not shared anymore! 😝

They still have a lot to offer. I can’t wait to go back and try more next time!

LIFE is full of choices and so is their menu.
LIFE is full of choices and so is their menu.

… Life is also so good because they have a promo right now!

 

What else do we like from Ogetsu? Hmmmm.. Their interior, room temperature, furniture, decors are all perfect. Nothing bad to comment there. They also have their own restroom inside which is another plus points for us.

Oops, who do we see? Hmmm... Is it? Could it be?
Oops, who do we see? Hmmm… Is it? Could it be?
Ogie in Ogetsu! Haha! My son is a fan of  the TV show “Bubble Gang” but he was too shy to be with Ogie. He is so nice that he even asked for my son’s name. He is such a people-person. Smiling all the time.

Ogie and his family were celebrating someone’s birthday when we went there. The staff of Ogetsu Hime sang a birthday song for them. We were right across them that’s why we can see them closely.

But of course Ogie means Regine right? Now my son is game for a photo op with her. 😉
But of course Ogie means Regine right? Now my son is game for a photo op with her. 😉

Ogetsu Hime is still our favorite Japanese restaurant after all. We’ll give them a 9/10 rate. I deducted 1 point for the slow waiting time when it comes to serving the rice and the chicken wings issue. 😊 We had so much fun here. Their ambiance is perfect; food is delicious and all their servers are helpful. I’m so glad that Ogetsu Hime is still the same excellent Japanese restaurant we’ve visited before. In fact, they got even better! Aside from seeing different celebrities here, nothing beats eating great food with the best company on earth —- your family!

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