Last week, we were finally able to visit one of the most sought after foodie districts in Metro Manila, Kapitolyo! The place is known for good eats of all sorts cuisines, ambiance, budget, concepts and so on. That is why when we received an invite to visit a restaurant in the area, we immediately said yes! That restaurant was Nori—A restaurant that serves sushi burrito. According to the owner, its concept originated from San Francisco. As he was inspired by the sushi burrito craze there. Nori also has other items in their menu such as yakitori, rice bowls and noodles. Nori is located just across Kanto Freestyle Breakfast in Kapitolyo’s 1st Street. So if you know where Kanto is, just cross the street to spot where this sushi burrito serving restaurant is. Are you ready to find out more about Nori? Here it goes, let’s EAT!
Nori has two floors and both has great lighting which we love. The ambiance might be a bit dark for some but we kind of like it because it complements the colorful food that they serve. It looks nice to chill out and enjoy a sushi burrito and a couple of sticks of yakitori in the second floor where you can have a nice view of the street.
After a quick look around Nori, let’s move on to the best part of every EATSperience, the FOOD!
Mr. Eats: I love anything grilled and good thing Nori didn’t disappoint. Their Chicken Isaw was on point flavor wise and it also had a lovely char on it. Crab Balls were fine too but the Saikoro Steak was the winner! Perfectly cooked, super tender and really tasty. My hands down favorite!
Mrs. Eats: Adding a local favorite on their skewers was a good take by Nori. I enjoyed every kind as the teriyaki sauce played a huge role in making these skewers sweet and tasty.
Mr. Eats: Just by looking at it from the menu, I knew I had to order this one. Loved it because it was filling and flavorful at the same time. Great acidity on the pork tapa. Super tender and fragrant too!
Mrs. Eats: Another local favorite served in a fusion. The pork tapa was juicy and tender. If you want a rice bowl with a Filipino flavor in it, order this.
Now, it’s time to say hello Nori’s Sushi Burritos and its sauces!
Mr. Eats: This one was surprisingly delicious! I loved the flavor of the beef and how fragrant this sushi burrito was because of the truffle rice. I chose to dip in the the teriyaki sauce and it worked perfectly! If you are into beefy burritos, you will surely love this one.
Mrs. Eats: When I learned that this burrito has truffle rice in it, I knew that I would really enjoy it. The beef was flavorful enough to complement the truffle rice. And the cheese made every bite sweet. I paired this one with the eel sauce and it worked for me.
Mr. Eats: This was one of my favorites of this EATSperience! Because who doesn’t love salmon in there sushi? Thanks to Nori for making this into a sushi burrito because it had heaps of salmon in it. It already had eel sauce in it but I chose to put more because it complemented the sweetness of the fresh salmon perfectly.
Mrs. Eats: This was my favorite among the three burritos that we had. Aside from being a salmon-lover, I paired this one with another favorite of mine which was their teriyaki sauce. Every mouthful was heavenly for me. And the pickled ginger gave that refreshing taste that cleansed my palette. I will definitely come back for this!
Mr. Eats: The best of all the sushi burritos that we tried! No doubt about it. I am not a big fan of tuna but this made me a believer. Nori doesn’t skimp on their fish and this had a generous amount of tuna and all the veggies in it. The poke sauce was just their to season the fish and did its job well. I loved every bite I took out of it. Next time no sharing! 😀
Mrs. Eats: The freshness of tuna and the sweetness from the peaches blended well. I paired this one with their wasabi mayo and it tasted really good. The kick from the wasabi mayo made my EATSperience worth it. Another sushi burrito that sushi-lovers should try.
This EATSperience was great and truly memorable! Our first time to try the sushi burrito concept and for us, it worked really well. We thought it was just a supersized sushi roll but Nori proved us wrong. It was really a unique EATSperience. In our honest foodie opinion, the marriage of sushi and burrito worked perfectly. Nori’s simple, monochromatic interior might turn some people off but their vibrant and tasty dishes will quickly turn things around. We had a great time at our first Kapitolyo EATSperience and we will surely come back for more, thanks to Nori. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Till next time!
Bro Building, 1st Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
+63917 307 8480
11am to 3pm and 6pm to 12mn (Mon-Thu)
11am to 12mn (Fri-Sun)
Budget: 500-1000 php for two