Experience exquisite flavorsA La Carte
May 5, 2019
Story By: Dining Out Team | Photos by: Lawrence Tabudlo
A traditional Japanese restaurant, Rokkaku Hamakatsu specializes in Tonkatsu as well as various seasonal dishes.
Ringer Hut, a Japanese corporation with more than 900 restaurants in Japan and Southeast Asia, owns the establishment.
“Our concept is taking seasonal ingredients from Japan to create unique dishes that express the quality and integrity of Japanese cuisine,” shares manager Takuma Suga.
If advance reservations are made, the restaurant staff can also create a full Omakase-style course with a variety of cold and hot dishes.
Besides Tonkatsu, some of the most popular dishes are Sashimi and Grilled Miso Butterfish.
During dinner service, all of the eatery’s meats and fishes are grilled using a special charcoal imported from Japan called Binchotan, which preserves flavorful juices and adds a beautiful sear.
Among the delicious dishes at Rokkaku Hamakatsu is the Assorted Sashimi Platter (market price). This platter is adjustable upon customer request. The restaurant’s sashimi is always prepared fresh and most of the fish is directly flown in from Japan. The chefs order the best seasonal fish and offer Omakase style sashimi as well as ala carte options.
Another oceanic delight is the Grilled Miso Butterfish ($28). This menu item is unique to the restaurant because the staff uses a high-grade “Saikyo Miso” for the marinade. Saikyo miso comes from the Kyoto region of Japan and is known to be sweeter than regular miso and offers a range of health benefits, Suga says.
Meat eaters will also find plenty of offerings to satisfy them. For example, there are the Assorted Hamakatsu Platter ($39) and Wagyu Shabu Shabu ($60 per person).