Even if we've already dined here on more than several occassions, I'd still eat here than dine at the Japanese-inspired restos inside the malls. I recommended this restaurant to the first gathering of Astro Foodies. Also, the food here is not that expensive and is authentic Japanese. In fact, if I remember correctly, this resto is owned by a Japanese guy and his Filipina wife.
Konnichiwa Saigosan! A new and funky izakaya recently opened at Uptown Mall headed by Chef Chris Oronce. This izakaya not only serves delectable dishes but is also a visual-feast. Inspired by animes, mangas, and JPop culture, Saigosan even has a train wherein you can hop from Kyoto to Osaka without a JR Pass!