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NEW RESTO ALERT: Chef Samurai In Subic

Chef Samurai is the brainchild of Bambi and Michelle Meer whose kids happen to love Japanese food- that's why they came up with their very own Japanese restaurant. The location in Subic was their old Surf & Havaianas Shop which transferred to the nearby mall so they have this "free" space to work with. But they're not really neophytes when it comes to food business especially Bambi who is at the helm of Meat Plus Cafe, also located in Subic.

The restaurant is just a few days shy of celebrating its first month but it has already attracted the attention of locals and tourists who both agreed that Chef Samurai doesn't only serve good Japanese food, but it is reasonably priced as well. *** Hope they open a branch here in Manila soon. :)

I love the clean lines and light concept of the restaurant. Very relaxing. I just wish that they add some touches of color here and there. But then again, its a relatively new place so I'm sure they're working on that already. The place has a capacity of about 50pax and has a space for meetings and small private functions.

Unagi-Cream Cheese Maki. P215. I've had a bad experience with this kind of maki before and was hesitant to have a bite. But I'm glad that I did because it made me realize how much I've been missing when it comes to this brilliant creation. Two thumbs up!

Mixed Sashimi. There's uni (sea urchin), salmon, tamago, and tuna.

Kani Salad. So good! The kani doesn't taste dry and synthetic. Highly recommended.

Seaweed Salad. Not everyone likes seaweed but if you're an adventurous eater, then order this salad. Besides, seaweed is healthy too. :)

Prawn Tempura. In most Japanese restaurants, the bestseller (especially if you have kids) is the tempura. Chef Samurai's prawn tempura are really huge and juicy. Five huge tempura only costs P300, how cool is that?

Mixed Sushi. Everything tastes yummy, its really hard to play favorites here.

Spicy Tuna Salad. I didn't get to taste this because I refrain from eating spicy food but the plate was wiped out so I'm guessing its good. ;)

Spicy Tuna Maki. P215. Didn't get to taste this also. My loss, their gain. :)

Salmon Belly Teppanyaki. P330. This is good especially with rice. I love salmon belly so this is definitely a winner for me. Rice please! ;)

Seafood Chahan. This is a meal by itself since there are generous (big) bits of seafood. And its only P105. Wow!

Shoyu Ramen. Pardon the photo if it doesn't look appetizing but this one tastes very, very good and comparable to those ramens here in Metro Manila. Costs less, too- P290.00

Grilled Wagyu. This is not on their menu yet but we were given a chance to taste it. Bambi mentioned that its still on the experimentation stage. We were given a shot of soju so as to make the wagyu experience more memorable. Super melts-in-your-mouth-goodness. Hello cholesterol let's be friends! ;)

Japanese-inspired pasta and burgers are also included in the menu.

Lovely couple, Bambi & Michelle Meer with Father Nelson Osorio, OSJ. Father Osorio was invited to bless the restaurant but surprised the couple by offering a special mass and personal blessings to the staff and guests (including me) as well.

Chef Samurai
Lot 2 Raymundo cor Samson Roads,
Subic Bay Freeport Zone
Tel- (047) 2500655
Cell- (0917) 8474516


  1. Yum!! Would want to taste the seafood salad!

  2. Looks like a lovely new restaurant. Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely look for it when I travel to Subic.


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