Where to Eat in Ortigas: Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th
In my last visit to Genki Sushi Philippines (SM Megamall Branch), I found myself in amazement by the unique dining experience and the quality of the food served. Imagine a whole restaurant built with comfy couch seats, with you placing your orders on a tablet, and your food delivered via ‘food trains’. So visiting a new branch at Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th with new menu items to boot, obviously, had me extra thrilled. Here are three (3) reasons to eat at Genki Sushi, ASAP! Choo, Choo!
Location, Location, Location (Reason 1)
I live all the way in Quezon City but I would totally hangout at Ayala the 30th. While still near the Ortigas Center, the mall is located in a quieter part of the area. That means less traffic, less people, and more parking!
Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th itself, on the other hand, is located at the 2nd floor of the Garden-Dining area. Giving diners a cozier ambiance and a good view of the garden below. There’s also an al fresco area outside for those who like natural light and air (like me). But of course, one thing you need to give up are the ordering tablets and food trains inside. 🙂
Fun, Interactive Dining at Genki Sushi (Reason 2)
Here comes the fun part: Order taking and Order Delivery! And the process goes a little something like this:
- Pick a booth as your dining table (good up to 6 persons)
- Browse the menu items pasted on the walls (e.g. Sushi, Gunkans, Rice Toppings, Sides, etc.)
- Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, punch in your orders through the tablet four (4) dishes at a time
- Wait for 8-10 minutes mini Shinkansen-inspired bullet train to deliver the food to your table (drinks excluded)
- Eat, enjoy, and order more!
Dining Tip: For every 10 orders, get a chance to spin the wheel. Spin 3 matching icons and you win a prize! We were lucky enough to win before. But this time, it was Harvard’s day because he just won twice in a row at Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th!
Fresh, Tasty Eats at Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th (Reason 3)
We visited Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th around lunch time. Coming from the WeLoveToEatChristmas Party the night before, I guess we all just decided to skip breakfast that day. Making all of us extra hungry when we arrived at the restaurant. Plus it’s the holidays, so we couldn’t really care much about calories. Hehe.
So a big Genki Sushi feast was the goal. We had plates upon plates of sashimi, sushi, gunkans, rice meals, salads, donburis (rice toppings), and desserts that day. The trains literally just kept on coming and beeping. (BTW, when the train beeps, that means you need to get your orders and send it back to the kitchen, pronto!)
Genki Sushi HTD Favorites
So what exactly are my favorites at Genki? Well, for one, my defaults will have to be anything with salmon and seafood. It was heaven on a plate with Genki Sushi’s Premium Grilled Salmon Belly Nigiri, Hana Sushi, and Salmon Taberu Layu.
For seafood, your best bets would have to be the Tofu Skin with Tuna and Corn Salad, Northern Shrimp Nigiri, Seared Creamy Garlic Scallops, and the Shrimp Roe Gunkan.
Or you can also go fresh and light with the Genki Salad. An assortment of shrimp, salmon, tuna, broccoli, lettuce, and cherry tomatoes tossed in a sweet-tangy Japanese Sesame dressing.
Now if rice is more to your liking, a bowl of their tasty Donburis will surely fill you up. You can never go wrong with the classic Chicken Katsudon. Or you can also opt for the Black Pepper Chicken Don or Salmon Black Pepper Rice. The Chirashi Don looked very delicious and festive but sadly, Harvard ate it, LOL.
OR… You can just go all out and feast on their Bento Boxes. And that’s exactly what we did when we dined at Genki Sushi Ayala the 30th. We had the Shrimp Tempura Supreme Bento (Php 650) Chicken Black Pepper Bento (Php 480.00). Both were quite tasty and very filling. Each bento came with either sushi rolls or gunkan, kani salad, and miso soup.
And for dessert? You should totally go for either the Rare Japanese Cheesecake or the Strawberry Ice Cream. So… who’s game for the next Genki Sushi run?
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