Aozora Japanese Restaurant: A must-try in Tagaytay

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Here is another food review! If you have been reading this blog for quite some time, I always hang out with my closest friends and try different kinds of restaurants everywhere. Since all live in the South, we usually meet up whenever we want to go on a food trip. We actually love going to Tagaytay since it is much colder there than in our cities. For that reason, we came across the Aozora Japanese Restaurant.

This is good news for those living in the South (like us). You don’t need to go farther just to try some good Japanese food.

About Aozora Japanese Restaurant

Aozora is a Japanese restaurant located in Tagaytay City. Aozora Japanese Restaurant offers authentic Japanese food that is organic, prepared, and cooked in authentic Japanese style and ingredients by their Japanese Chef.

They offer a variety of Japanese foods such as maki, sashimi, katsu dishes, curry dishes, teriyaki, sukiyaki, yakiniku, and even Japanese contemporary meals. In addition, they have also got rice toppings and Tagaytay’s signature dish – “bulalo”. But what makes it differs, it has noodles which they simply call Ramen Bulalo.

Food to try at the restaurant

My friends and I tried some of their best-sellers and it was definitely worth trying for. We enjoyed everything that we ordered. If you decide to dine at Aozora anytime sooner, you the following foods are a must-try!

Aozora Salad

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Aozora Salad

This Japanese salad is actually called Kani salad. The salad includes lettuce, crab sticks, cucumber, carrot, and Japanese mayo. We started our meal with a salad. It was quite surprising that it totally tasted so good! We enjoyed having it while we were waiting for some orders. It is not just delicious, but it is also good for health.

Dragon Maki

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This dragon maki is obviously a sushi roll. It has a long, huge tempura inside it which resembles a dragon. So this is probably why this dish is called “Dragon Maki“. In addition, this sushi roll is made of Japanese sushi rice with nori (seaweed) on top. It tastes better when it is dipped in unagi sauce.

I won’t deny the fact that I am in love with maki rolls! I have already tried different kinds of maki rolls, but this one has got to be my favorite! This dish definitely fits my palate. In fact, I had the biggest bite among us during our lunch date. Haha. I fell in love with it, and I believe that this is something that you would ask for more when you got to try this at Aozora! Moreover, its vibrant color makes the food more appealing. An instagrammable one!

Ebi Tempura

This is actually shrimp tempura. A Japanese dish that is very popular in Japan. Aozora’s Ebi tempura tastes so perfect, most especially when dipped in its sauce. This is definitely a must-try. (Sorry, we forgot to take pictures of it! Haha!)

Ramen Bulalo

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Ramen Bulalo (a must-try)

I believe this is one of the restaurant’s best signature dishes. A very remarkable one indeed. Aozora has got the best bulalo in Tagaytay. More to that, it is one-of-a-kind ramen because it is mixed with Japanese ramen noodles. It was our first time trying this kind of dish and we really fell for its amazing taste. I couldn’t say more.

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This is one of the most important dishes that you shouldn’t miss out when dining at Aozora Japanese Restaurant. Up until now, I still miss the taste of their Ramen Bulalo. I’m seriously dying to come back for this.

Chicken Yakitori

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Chicken Yakitori

One of the best Japanese meals I have ever tasted. Chicken Yakitori is grilled chicken dipped in Teriyaki-sauce. The chicken is soft and tender which makes it tastier.

Japanese Fried Rice

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It is just the typical fried rice that we know. The only difference is, this kind of fried rice has some tiny bits of seafood in it. Thus, it is more flavorful especially when you partner it with chicken yakitori or ramen bulalo.

Aozora drink

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We tried their calamansi drink with cucumber. It feels so refreshing after tasting its sour taste. I really loved it. Although it was kind of too sour for me.

Things to love about Aozora

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Inside the restaurant

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They serve farm-to-plate food.

One of the good things to know about Aozora is they are growing some plants beside the restaurant itself. As a matter of fact, they are growing organic vegetable patches such as lettuce, mints, cucumbers. For this reason, they use each vegetable as one of their ingredients for the dishes they serve.

An overlooking view of the farm.

My friends and I have dined at Aozora The Farm located at Purok 95 (near Riviera Hotel). The restaurant has its own farm that you can overlook from the inside. It feels good seeing those planted vegetables out of the window. So expect fresh vegetables included in some of their foods. They directly come from the farm.

Delicious served meals.

Aozora has truly got the best Japanese meals. You might find their food a bit expensive, but everything is so good! Everything is served is worth paying for. My most favorite ones are their Ramen Bulalo, Dragon Maki, and Chicken Yakitori.

My Overall Experience

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If there is a Japanese restaurant that I like to visit again, that is Aozora. As a matter of fact, we’ve visited the restaurant twice already! That’s how my friends and I loved the Aozora’s food and its services! Every meal served is memorable for us. For sure, I’m going to go back to this restaurant again soon!


Aozora Japanese Restaurant has four branches in Tagaytay.

209 SVD Road corner Tagaytay Main Road, Tolentino West, Tagaytay (Landmark: across Country Suites and in front of Eco Containers Hotel)
Operating Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM, daily

Purok 157, Tagaytay-Calamba Main Road, Sungay East, Tagaytay City (Landmark: in front of Southridge Village)
Operating Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM, daily

Purok 95, Anna Mariane Street, Brgy. Maharlika East, Tagaytay City (Landmark: Beside Riviera Hotel)
Operating Hours: 9 AM to 10 PM, daily

Main Clubhouse, Tagaytay Highlands Country Club
Operating Hours: Thursdays to Sundays 11 AM to 10 PM


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