OOMA

I have heard from a food enthusiast that Mecha Uma’s food (literally, yes. I am not kidding) made her cry. Quickly after discovering this, I’ve placed Ooma on my “high expectations” list. Ooma is, the way I see it, the little sibling of Mecha Uma. Hence, UMA and OOMA.

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The concept is very Japanese-Fishery. You can notice that the moment you step in with how their interiors look like. So expect nothing less than good ass Japanese food. However, do expect a line should you plan to eat here for dinner.

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When you look at the menu, the prices are not super pricey. And since I trust how my friend described Mecha Uma, I knew that was probably worth my money and hopefully not another overly-hyped up resto. They also have unlimited rice and hot tea! YEY! I got the Otaku Don which is Smoked sous-vide chicken with fresh mushrooms and crispy chicken skin that would put chickenjoy’s skin to shame. It’s a delightful bowl that’s (personally) good for two. The taste was refreshing for something Japanese. The veggies were a great freshness to the sweet sauce and the chicken was cooked so perfectly. They were soft and flavorful!

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THEIR SERVING: MOSTEROUS. Okay, maybe I’m over reacting but it was a big hot-bowl for a person like me. I think the unlimited rice thing can only be enjoyed by the guys. My other friend (Max) got the Buta Kakuni Katsudon which is slow roasted pork belly. It’s also divine!

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My other friend (who’s name is also Pat) got the Gyudon which is a Sous-vide beef short plate. ALl the things we ordered were Php289 but I think that’s still without service charge so expect a +10% on your bill. The Gyudon looked like a plate I would have enjoyed more because it had beef fat and who doesn’t love beef fat?! I LOVE BEEF FAT AND ON JAPANESE, IT IS JUST DIVINE.

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We also got an Ebi Tempura Maki (Php225) which was great!

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Ooma is a great place to have a catch-up session in or even a date because Japanese is just a must for dates but since the serving is huge, the table turnover might take awhile so have your name placed on the list if you plan to eat here. Although, I didn’t need to line up because I went as early as 11AM with my friends. It’s worth a try! While the food did not make me cry as I have expected, it is not your typical overhyped Japanese resto. They genuinely have great  Japanese food that I would recommend for people to go. It’s worth coming back for and recommending to your friends. Yup, I’m OOMAzed by this resto! Try it when you’re in Megamall!

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@littlemissteapat

Much love,

LMTP.

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