Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant— A New Gem in Manila’s Culinary Scene


Entering the realm of authentic cuisine this month is a traditional restaurant that will give out a distinctly ancient dining experience at the 2nd Floor of The Fort Entertainment Complex in BGC. Fervently built upon a strong foundation of legacy, food lovers can savor and experience true Japanese flavor in our local shores.


The immense passion of food connoisseur and businessman George N. Pua of No Limits Food, Inc., alongside renowned Japanese Chef, Kiyoshi Ogawa, led them to the reality of the newest traditional Japanese Restaurant—Ogawa. Sharing the same dream of wanting to embark Filipinos on how high quality Japanese cuisine really tastes like, Ogawa aims to reach and please palettes amidst the ever growing culinary scene in Manila.


Ogawa stops at no expense in providing the best ingredients: the finest meat, pristine vegetables and freshest seafood in the world. After all, the restaurant is built upon heritage and in Japan, freshness and excellence in preparation is one of their key traditions.


As you step inside the cultured restaurant, there are five elegantly designed private dining rooms to create comfort and ambiance perfect for business meetings, intimate get-togethers or birthday celebrations. Interestingly, the rooms were named after distinct cities in Japan namely: Ginza, Roppongi, Akasaka, Aoyama and Shinbashi. The Japanese wallpaper by Ushio Sekiguchi created a natural atmosphere and as if made one feel of having a breath of fresh air as the layout of pine trees, leaves, branches and sparrows seemingly created a natural landscape in the walls. Even the Ogawa’s antique main door in the reception area embodies the naturalness and heritage that the restaurant upholds.


Customers will marvel at the offerings on their menu including Teppanyaki whose meat , seafood and vegetables are cooked and seared on an iron girdle, the traditional multi-course Japanese dinner Kaiseki, and the original Japanese barbecue, Robatayaki, paired exquisitely with the Japanese staple, Sushi.


The main counter, where the skillfully made cuisines are set to be served to guests, is patterned after “MIKOSHI” traditional festival since it’s like the main stage of Chef Ogawa. The sushi station, on the other hand, is created with a sense of space and a delectable aura to beautifully present the art of sushi.


From design to ambiance to service, the entirety of Ogawa will ring authentic and traditional. The chief director, Hiroshi Yoshida, and main designer, Ryo Konno, were inspired by the unfaltering determination of the founders that they made sure to be consistently aligned on what they believe in from the way the restaurant is urbanely engineered up to its impressive interiors.


One thing is certain about Ogawa, every patron’s dining experience will be of the most authentic Japanese cuisine there is in the metro—it is not just about eating Japanese but the experience of becoming one.


Ogawa Traditional Japanese restaurant is located at the 2nd floor (of Tony Roma’s) of The Fort Entertainment Complex, Fort Strip, 5th Ave. corner 28th St. BGC, Taguig City. For inquiries and reservations, pls contact +632.886.4994 / 886.4996 / 0917-85-OGAWA. To know more about Ogawa Traditional Japanese restaurant, visit its website www.ogawamanila.com or Facebook page OGAWA Traditional Japanese Restaurant