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February 24, 2012

GEISHA, an Indian-owned Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant You'll Love :)

February 24, 2012

GEISHA, an Indian-owned Japanese Vegetarian Restaurant You'll Love :)


At first, we found the concept of Geisha a bit strange -- an Indian-owned Japanese restaurant, patronized mostly by Filipinos and Indians, that is known for its vegetarian dishes.

It's the higher-end version of Red Kimono, with an elegant ambiance but relatively affordable menu.

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I liked the clean, classy feel of the interiors, which was not too intimidating.

We were focused on having an all-out vegetarian dinner since a lot of foodies were raving about their vegetarian menu.

Geisha Menu: Vegetarian Selection | Soup & Salads | Starters | Sushi Rolls | Signature Entrees | Noodles, Donburi | Rice, Sides, Desserts

Geisha DrinksSake, Sake-based Cocktails, Wine, Liquor, Beer, Premium Tea, Non-Alcoholic Drinks

★ Kabocha Soup (P95 +10% service charge). Grilled Squash, Wakame, Tofu Croutons.

The soup had just the right creaminess with a nice touch of tofu croutons.

Tip: Better eat it immediately while the soup is hot and the tofu is still crunchy!

Sakejito (P195 +10% service charge). The Sake version of a Mojito.

The sake portion was quite mild and nothing really different from a mojito. Plus, it was a bit overpriced. You can pass on this drink--you won't miss anything.

★ Wakame Salad (P215 +10% service charge). Watermelon, Japanese Cucumber, Japanese Seaweed, Creamy Sesame Dressing.

I must admit we ordered this salad because of the roasted sesame dressing, which was perfect with the cucumber and seaweed, but most specially with the watermelon.

A little bit of soy sauce enhanced the taste of the dressing. :)

★ Florentine Maki (P240 +10% service charge). Spinach, Cream Cheese, Vegetarian Chicken, Pineapple.

Another good combination! It had a good chunk of cream cheese, some spinach, mock chicken and a sweet touch of pineapple.

Tip: Dip it in soy sauce (with wasabi) and dip it again in the creamy sesame dressing of the salad. Yum!

★ Quatro Udon (P300 +10% service charge). Shiitake, Enoki, Shimeji, Oyster Mushrooms, Tofu shavings, Udon noodles.

For our main dish, we had four kinds of mushroom served with fat udon noodles, with chili on the side and green ginger sauce.

We enjoyed eating the mushrooms one at a time, paired with some noodles and a bit of the ginger. This well-presented dish is good for sharing.

★ Edamame Risotto (P240 +10% service charge). Baby Soy Bean, Wakame, Cream Cheese.

It's a vegetable risotto with the subtle taste of edamame. For me, it had a good balance of creaminess and slight crunchiness.

Rache did not think it tasted anything special, but I thought it was interesting that one can enjoy risotto with the simple taste of edamame beans.
★ Mangga Premium Tea Blend (P120 +10% service charge). Manggo, Pineapple, Orange Tangerine, Strawberry, Calendula, Safflower.

Our favorite premium tea Da-u-de from Mercato Centrale, originally by tea master Renee Sebastian, is served here in Geisha. :)

We chose the Mangga flavor, which came highly recommended because of its sweetness.

I liked the "drama" of having a tea timer to educate drinkers on the importance of the right heating time for tea.

For Mangga, it is recommended to let it steep in hot water for 5-7 minutes to get the right flavor level.

We were trying to figure out where the filter was to pour the tea leaves in. Later on, we found out that we just had to put the container on top of the glass and the water will automatically pour out.

Tempura Brulee (P150 +10% service charge).

This creme brulee fried in a dimsum-like wrapper was just OK. The serving of chocolate was nice, though.

Macha Cheesecake (P165 +10%service charge).

The cheesecake had a more gelatinous consistency. Scoop it up with the berry, a little brittle and chocolate for a light yet tasty dessert experience.


Overall, Geisha offers a good combination of flavors. It is a perfect place not only for vegetarians, but also for the health-conscious and those abstaining from meat this Lenten season.

Geisha, Modern Japanese Restaurant
7th Ave. corner 29th St. South, Upper Ground Floor West Superblock
Bonifacio High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Mobile: +63 917 569-2181
FacebookGeisha Modern Japanese Cuisine

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Full Disclosure: Nothing to disclose. We paid for our meals. We are not connected with the restaurant or any organization promoting it.

P.S. We have not tried the non-vegetarian dishes yet. Do let me know if you have any feedback. :)

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