Let your taste buds explore two different cultures at Resorts World Manila’s Ginzadon. Stimulate your appetite with Japanese food in harmony with the changing seasons. Then fire up your senses with spicy Korean cuisine. The restaurant’s name was derived from the upscale district in Tokyo ‘Ginza’, and the Korean term for money ‘don’. This rather odd but equally delicious tandem only heightened what the best of both worlds has to offer to fans of both cuisines.
Situated in the second floor of Maxims Hotel, Ginzadon is a tasty and inviting respite after an evening of adrenaline rush at the casino. A sushi and teriyaki bar is available for those who crave these popular Japanese fare, while a wide array of Korean specialties such as the ever-present Kim Chi, and Korean Barbecue are also available. The Korean barbecue can be grilled at the guest’s preference at any of the four tables with grilling stations.
|SASHIMI PLATTER - An assortment of seven favorites: salmon, tuna, uni, tako (octopus), hokegai (scallops), ika (squid), and saba (marinated mackerel) for the ultimate sashimi experience.|
|JAP CHE - Scrumptious Korean stir-fried noodles (potato noodles) with tender beef and vegetables strips, garnished with egg and sesame seeds.|
|GALBI JIM - Black Angus beef ribs braised in soy sauce with carrots and radish, topped with egg yolk, onion leeks and sesame seed. Best savored with steamed rice.|
|EBI TEMPURA - Huge tiger prawns coated in a delicate batter with a delicious sauce made of radish, ginger and soy-sauce --one of Ginzadon's signature dishes.|
While the restaurant is under the wing of 6-star hotel, Maxims Hotel, the prices are reasonable “The servings are big and it’s a bit casual, but you’ll still get the 6-star service, we want it to be a lively place, where you can feel at home and comfortable, where you can go to everyday, and the servers will know you,” explains Katrina Lardizabal, Restaurant Manager of Ginzadon.
Indeed, first-time guests who want the authentic experience are encouraged to take the servers’ advice “For people who aren’t familiar with the cuisine, they tend to order the wrong things, the servers here have tried all the food, so it would be good to listen to them,” Lardizabal says. This is in part of Ginzadon’s wide selection of sake and soju, which can serve as a refreshing complement to the food when paired correctly.
Ginzadon can seat close to 70 people, but maintains its intimate atmosphere with its soft-lighting, tables for four that can easily be arranged to accommodate larger groups, and the prominently displayed selection of sake and soju that hints at the possibilities of fun ahead.
For reservations call 908-8163.
Ginzadon is located on the 2nd floor of Maxims Hotel.
Opens from 11:00am to 2:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm