January 17, 2012

Mogu Japanese Shinsen Bar and Grill at Serendra

Mogu Japanese Shinsen Bar and Grill is Japanese restaurant at Serendra Piazza. They have a nice alfresco dining. Although the sign says Japanese, they also have Italian food.
Mogu Japanese Shinsen Bar and Grill

Interior and Ambiance
They have a long sushi bar, although no one really sits and eat at sushi bars here in our country. As you can see they use it for plates and glasses.
Sushi Bar
Nice table arrangements and almost all tables can be merged into each other.  Having said that, the tables are a bit tight for dates but great for large groups and families.
Restaurant Tables
Maybe you're wondering why a Japanese restaurant has a see through kitchen with colorful writings on the glass and walls? That's because this was formerly Mezzaluna, an Italian restaurant. So you still get an Italian feel to the ambiance. Specially with the wine collections.
Colorful Wall Menu
I love restaurants that have see through kitchens. That makes me more assured that my food is well taken cared of because customers see what the kitchen staff are doing.
See Through Kitchen
Nice wine collection but I didn't quite feel that the wines were appropriate for the restaurant.
Wine Collection
To give a more Japanese feel to the place they use Japanese inspired paper lamps on lights.
Japanese Paper Lamps as Ceiling Lights

The Food
Food was ok. The wagyu beef took forever before it could be served. It was last to be served, it's like saving the best for last. Yummy!
Wagyu Beef
Their fish has really small servings. I'd order other things if you're dining with a group.
More Fish
Gyoza I found disappointing. I love eating gyoza and lets just say I won't order gyoza next time I'm at Mogu.
I forgot what this was called but I loved it.
I think this was noodles
Fried Rice
Huge scallops with pasta on the top. You'll want more of this.
Scallop with Pasta and Tomato Sauce
Fried Squid
Tempura - Fried Shrimp
Because Mogu was formerly an Italian restaurant, they retained some of the menu like the pizzas and pastas.
Cheezy Pizza
Something different. Ordered some good old Chicken strips and fries.
Chicken Strips with Fries, For the Kids

Food was ok with mix Japanese and Italian menu. Ambiance was also ok. Cozy alfresco dining.

Mogu Price per Person:
Php400 to Php600

How to get to Mogu, Serendra:
G/F Serendra, Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Mogu Japanese Restaurant Contact Information:
(63 2) 856-0718, (63 2) 818-0209

What time does Mogu Open:
Daily 11:00 am - 2:30 pm and 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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