We are forever on the lookout for great deals. The reality is, we come from a middle-income family & we have 3 kids. So imagine multiplying everything by 5 (sometimes oftentimes 6 when my babyson eats for 2! :P). That’s no joke! :P High end meals & entertainment are ok for special occasions but most of the time, we have to take care that we don’t go overboard or you’ll be visiting us in the poor house. :P
When I read Sumi’s post on Unli Sushi & Sashimi, I knew Kap would be happy with my latest discovery. m/
For our recent 20th Wedding Anniversary (which is yes, different from our 28th anniversary of being two-gether), Kap & I -with our 3rd wheel, went to GENJI-M for a quick japanese lunch.
I must say, I was a bit hesistant to take Kap & Ate there after I read the reviews on their FACEBOOK PAGE where there are a couple of angry people ranting due to lack of supply vs. demand after a group of bloggers posted great reviews that drew in a sizable crowd. After my recent lunch fiasco, I really didn’t want to have to give another bad review. So I asked Sumi what she thought and I also called up the restaurant to gauge if they were still overbooking. After some assurance, I made a reservation, and kept my fingers crossed all the way to Makati Ave.
Kalayaan Avenue cor. Makati Avenue
San Lorenzo, Makati (02) 804-2883
The first thing I watched out for upon getting there was an abundance of cars. I was prepared to ask Kap to make a U-turn & head for another restaurant if that was the case. Thankfully, it wasn’t. There were several available parking spaces which was a good sign (for us at least!).
I cautiously made my way inside to a very friendly & smiling receptionist. And the place, although full, looked manageable & everyone looked happy & content. We were then led to a private room.
I must have looked too donya-ish with my red lipstick & 1000-watt smile hehe until I whipped out these..
Oh yes, wa ako care to use vouchers. Sumi has downloadable vouchers in her blog good only until May 31 so hurry & call for a reservation now! Anyway, these magic vouchers were good PER PERSON, not per table. I know right! WHAT A DEAL! ;)
As we waited for our food to arrive, I went around to snoop a bit..
When I went back, we had glorious freshly made food on our table! <3 I read a comment on their FB page that said Yakimix & the likes are better because for the same price, you can other types of food on top of the sushi & sashimi. Great point there. But with Genji-M (and I wasn’t paid in cash or in kind to say this. At lalo nang hindi ko crush si Mr. Park please lang), you can see that your food is freshly made & not sitting on a table for goodness knows how long. Of course, we have to be realistic -these, while good & fresh, aren’t the best or the freshest of sushi & sashimi out there. Not for the price that we pay. So a little consideration goes a long way. ;)
For the sushi, we weren’t able to try the following on the checklist: Octopus, Squid, Halfbeak, Flying Fish Roe, and Little Cuttlefish.
We were able to order the shrimp sushi but the chopsticks of my companions were too quick for my camera! :P
After that, you are given a checklist where you can tick off your orders. One check is equivalent to 2 pcs. unless you indicate otherwise.
Anyway, thank you Honey for my Anniversary date. I know you were rushing your job order to be on time to pick me up & I appreciate it. Thank you too for my 28 pcs. Roses for our 28 years two-gether, and my favorite fruit of all.. STRAWBERRIES!!! <3 You have made me very happy indeed! :-*
Happy Wedded Bliss Honey! I love you! <3