Oki Oki Japanese Restaurant in SM MOA
Oki Oki Japanese Restaurant is a recent family discovery. The little one is now a picky eater. Because of this, we always try to eat with soup. So, when we were in SM Mall of Asia, we made it a point to eat somewhere with soup, and we chose this!
I SUPER love noodles. And lucky for me, the little one does too!
The first thing we ordered was ramen. They had 2 sizes: Okii & Godzilla. We’re trying to diet, so we only got an Okii. They also have 3 choices for the soup base: shio (salt) , shoyu (soy sauce), miso. They recommended the miso since it was their best seller, but I decided to play safe with shio-based Chashu Ramen (Seasoned Pork). I was thinking on how to feed the little one so I had the most basic and safest option.
The ingredients were cooked perfectly, and the taste is just right. I specifically liked the contrasting crunch in the vegetables versus the softness of the meat. The little one ate a lot of this – a proof that the food was good!
Chashu Ramen (Okii size) – Php 210
We also ordered a Kani Salad. It turned out different from what we expected since the kani (crabstick) is minced.
Kani salad – Php 195
The sauce is also different from what we expected. We were expecting a Japanese mayo (with wasabi) combo, but they serve theirs with Asian sauce, which is a bit sweet since it’s made of fruit. This was a miss for us as we should’ve inquired about the salad first.
Kani salad’s Asian sauce
I cannot eat in a Japanese restaurant without ordering sashimi. We ordered our usuals – salmon & uni (sea urchin). We were surprised that for the price, the servings were actually generous. It was also very, very fresh. The salmon sashimi was buttery and it melts in your mouth. Thinking about it makes me crave again!
Uni Sashimi – Php 250
Salmon Sahimi – Php 310
The place looks a bit intimidating for me from the outside. But when we checked out the menu, we realized that it wasn’t an expensive place so we decided to try it out.
I love this mural because it made the place really cozy.
They also have a 2nd floor. I would’ve preferred to stay there, but heights are not child-friendly.
The little one enjoyed his stay here. I’m pretty sure the crew enjoyed looking at him too – they kept on smiling at him!
What I liked
- Everything was delicious.
- Fresh ingredients – the sashimi was a winner!
- Value for money. It’s reasonably-priced compared to other Japanese restaurants.
- It’s cozy, or in my own term, is very chill.
We were expecting a different kind of kani salad, but other than that, no other misses for this place.
Am I eating here again? YES!
Oki Oki Japanese Restaurant offers a lot of other dishes that I would really want to try. I heard they serve humongous ebi tempura (fried shrimp in batter). And I would definitely like to try their miso-based ramen.
What do you think of Oki Oki Japanese Restaurant? Let me know in the comments. 😉
Enjoy life. Cheers!
- Location: Ground Floor, North Wing, Mall of Asia Complex (MOA), Pasay City.
- Other branches: Trinoma Mall, North Triangle, Quezon City & A.Venue Mall, Poblacion, Makati City