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Why Aozora is the Most Authentic Japanese Resto in Tagaytay

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Tagaytay is my second choice for a residential property, in case I settle outside my Sagada- Baguio home. Aside from its friendly weather, I find this place blessed with countless interesting things to explore.

My first experience with Tagaytay was five years ago on the 25th of December when my blogger gang went on a crazy road trip. Upon my first visit there, I clearly understood why many families have opted to stay there and never found the decision a bad one.

The chilly weather in the place is a good match to what can be experienced in Japan. I know it can never be Japan but it is the closest in the Philippines to experience the bliss of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Good Taste: Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro

A few days ago, I was in Tagaytay chasing its cold breeze. I found myself completing the weekend with a very generous meal at the newly-opened Aozora branch. Aozora means blue sky as reflected in the resto's logo.

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If you have dined in this place, you will keep wondering why their dishes taste a bit different from other Japanese restaurants claiming to be an "authentic" resto. Here are a couple of things you should know:

1. One hundred percent of meat, fish and other non-vegetable recipes used here are from Japan. They have a partner that helps import these products. Vegetables, of course, are from the local farmlands of Tagaytay.

2. Their food consultant is a Japanese guy named, Seije Kamura. When I was there, a friendly Filipino counterpart was available to introduce the dishes to us.

Most customers here are from Metro Manila who travel for one to two hours just to catch the magic of Japanese cuisine in this restaurant. Koreans and Japanese also get a percentage in the resto's market. In fact when I was there, a bus loaded with Asian tourists arrived and dine with all smiles on their faces.

Here's what we ate:

What to Eat for an Authentic Japanese Food Experience

Just a note- the resto, as a Tagaytay establishment, also serves bulalo. With the help of the Filipino chef (too bad, I did not get his name), here are my recommendations on what to order:
-Salmon Sashimi
-Dragon Maki
-Azora Salad
-Mixed Sashimi- comes with sea urchin from Japan!

I was arguing with some friends-- I believe the resto is not affordable since its market include people who drive or commute from Metro Manila to Tagaytay for leisure or business purposes. If you have a thousand pesos, you can bring you and your other half here. From a marketer's point of view, you need to prepare to be able to dine here. In short, it's a serious dining experience because everything in the resto is done with class and authenticity.

For reviews about Aozora Japanese Cafe + Bistro, you can check on Zomato and TripAdvisor.

Address: 209 SVD Road. Cor. Tagaytay Main Road, Tolentino West
Landmark: across Country Suites, in front of Eco Containers Hotel
Reservation Contact:0936.980.9656

BRANCH 2 (newly-opened)
Address: Purok 157, Tagaytay- Calamba Main Road, Sungay East
Landmark: In front of Southridge Village
Reservation Contact: 0977.683.7353
Notes: It will have its own function room and hotel.
With ample parking spaces
Clean comfort room

Business Hours for both branches:
Monday to Thursday: 9AM- 9PM
Friday to Sunday:9AM- 10PM 

For more info, visit HERE.


barquera said...

I like the Bulalo Ramen and the Salmon Sashimi.