YOMENYA GOEMON: Pasta & Pizza the Japanese Way?
YOMENYA GOEMON is a Japanese Spaghetti House which is an Asian-flavored-reinvented Italian Pizza & Pasta place. It first started in Koen Street in Shibuya in 1976 for the ramen-loving Japanese and grew to 2,500 stores to become the 2nd largest food & beverage player in Japan. It is named after the Japanese Robin-Hood figure Goemon.
The Japanese Spaghetti concept was first introduced by HAPADOG with Shifudo Pasta here in Manila. Yomenya Goemon took it to a whole new level and really hit the Filipinos’ love for pasta as comfort food and craving for more Japanese flavors.
Here's what we think about Yomenya Goemon...
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The menu is centered around Spaghetti and Soup Spaghetti ,which is similar to their ramen version.
You can opt to add salad, pizza and dessert.
The Chicken and Mushroom soup is a typical carbonara sauce with a lighter consistency so that you can slurp it :) I like the al dente pasta and carefully- selected mushroom and chicken pieces.
(Tip: You can add P180 to make any large spaghetti into a set with soup, salad and iced tea. We preferred to add P250 to get the dessert set instead because you'll get a better deal for the regular-sized dessert.)
I like the tomato-based soup more than the cream-based one. I will recommend the Mediterranean version of this soup spaghetti with fresh seafood that was good with juicy scallops, a bit chewy squid, and tasty clams and mussels as well.
The serving sizes were really big, so it is best if you share it. The first bites of this soup spaghetti were full of umami moments but after some time nakakasuya.
The 10-inch pizza came in with thick crust and less ingredients. This was not worth the calories, so better just order the spaghetti. Even the kids did not like it.
This was the best spaghetti for us because of the unique tastes of the Mentaiko spicy cod eggs that pop full of flavor. The shrimp and Japanese seaweed added to the exotic flavor of this dish. I would go back just for the Mentaiko spaghetti :)
The cheese cake was a bit too rich with too much carbo-loading for one meal. We ended up eating the ice cream only. Skip the dessert here.
Overall, it's a special carbo-loading affair and the better to eat here in groups so that you can share your spaghetti. I love the fact that they let you wait for a while as your ordered dish is cooked. When the dish arrives, the table is like a mini battleground for the spaghetti complete with “flying” chopsticks and enjoyable slurping sounds.
This is a perfect place to eat before watching a movie. I would recommend ordering the Mentaiko Spaghetti with the salad. Budget P500/head.
Check out Jin Loves to Eat's post: Yomenya Goemon Japanese Spaghetti House
2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza St., Ayala Center, Makati
Operating Hours: 10.00am to 11.00pm Sundays to Thursdays, 11.00am to 11.00pm Fridays and Saturdays.
Telephone: +632 747-2048
Facebook: Yomenya Goemon (Philippines)
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P.S. What's your favorite Spaghetti in Yomenya Goemon?