Ooma Japanese Rice Bar

SM Megamall is home to a a lot of restaurants, but Ooma Japanese Rice Bar distinctly stands out as a favorite. Whenever friends ask me where best to dine in the area, this is the first place I suggest, and each time my friends thank me for the superb dining experience.

Trust me, everything about Ooma is commendable: the food, the service, the ambience, the location and the value for money.

You can easily spot Ooma at the 3rd Floor of the new Mega Fashion Hall. There’s almost always a queue outside, but don’t be discouraged! There are comfy seats available to wait in and the ushers are very systematic, so you’ll be seated in no time.

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Upon entering the dining area, you’ll notice that the decorations inside are so on point that it will transport you to Japan. I read they’re going for the Tsukiji Fish Market feel. There are little details like bottles of soy sauce on the shelves, rain boots on the floor and galvanized iron sheets on the walls. They even use yellow plastic crates for some of their seating.

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When you see the menu, don’t forget to go to the page with the Hanger Steak! This dish is my favorite dish in Ooma and is honestly what keeps me coming back. It’s so good I can say you’re missing half of your life until you try it. This dish is made up of a handful of fine ingredients that includes tender slices of steak, truffle oil and ponzu butter!

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The Hanger Steak goes for 495PHP which is a steal considering you get unlimited hot white rice when you dine! And I know you can only say so much about rice, but I commend Ooma for living up to being a Japanese Rice Bar and serving authentic Japanese rice in all its sticky goodness! (I hate it when Japanese restaurants serve rice you can’t even eat with chopsticks without falling all over the place. Seriously?) 

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I’d say an order of Hanger Steak and unlimited servings of rice is enough for 2, but when you dine with more people, make sure to try their other dishes too! Their aburi makis are another favorite from previous visits, although this time I ordered their Chicken Teriyaki for 295PHP. At first I was disappointed of the serving size, but I was instantly consoled by how flavorful the chicken was. Still, I hope they’d toss the salad out and add a few more slices of chicken instead.

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Aside from unlimited servings of rice, Ooma also takes care of you by serving complimentary tea and iced water. They’re pretty attentive at refilling them too!

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Do you plan on trying Ooma anytime soon? Aside from their Megamall branch, you can also visit their new branch in Rockwell!

Ooma – SM Megamall
3/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Ooma – Rockwell
G/F Edades Tower, Amorsolo St cor Waterfront Drive, Rockwell, Makati City

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