A new find along Maginhawa Street in UP Village is Takeiya. It is found at the corner of Maginhawa and Mahusay Streets near the Holy Family School. They have a very crowded menu of popular Japanese food like sushi, sashimi, katsu, and ramen. There's donburi, bento sets as well as a la carte items. Despite on a soft opening, their staff are very attentive and the kitchen is fast with the orders as evidenced from all tables getting their food not long after they made their orders.
|The menu features a lot of all-time favourite Japanese dishes. At the back are sushi and sashimi items, dessert and drinks.|
|We though at first that it was just another colorful design for the ceiling until we spotted Mt. Fuji in the background.|
|Popular items include sushi, ramen, gyoza and katsu.|
|Tuna and salmon sashimi|
I wasn't able to take photos of the other food we ordered as we were already hungry and started eating once the food arrived at our table. The food is okay. Nothing spectacular but maybe because its still their soft opening? But we will surely be back. We'll probably try their ramen as they have several on their menu. I read their claim about their tonkotsu ramen being authentic and that the broth is prepared 15 hours before serving. The only consideration though will be the parking. There are limited parking spaces at the building where Takeiya is located and on-street parking can be quite a challenge especially when there is school (Takeiya is practically beside Holy Family School.).