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Hotel Okura Manila is delighted to present “The Art of Tempura,” an exclusive collaboration culinary event featuring the renowned Grand Chef of Japanese Fine Dining of Hotel Okura Group, Chef Tadashi Sawauchi. This extraordinary dining experience happening at the Yawaragi restaurant of Hotel Okura Manila within Newport World Resorts celebrates the delicate craftsmanship of tempura, paired with exquisite sake selections.

Event Details:

  • Date:  July 22-25, 2024
  • Venue:  Yawaragi Restaurant, Hotel Okura Manila
  • Menu:  7-course Tempura-Kaiseki Menu with Champagne & Sake Pairing
  • Price:  Php9,500++ or Php10,418.62nett per person
  • Seatings:  Two seatings per day for 30 guests each at 6:00pm & 7:30pm

Meet the Chefs:

  • Chef Tadashi Sawauchi: Grand Chef of Japanese Fine Dining, Hotel Okura Group
    • Formerly managed Japanese Fine Dining “Yamazato” at The Okura Tokyo for 20 years
    • Oversees Yamazato locations worldwide
    • Supervised the Japanese menu for the 2010 APEC Japan summit banquet
  • Guest Chefs:
    • Chef Takashi Karasawa – Founder of Tempura Karasawa in Tokyo, Japan
    • Chef Keiichiro Fujino – Japanese Executive Chef of Hotel Okura Manila

Art of Tempura menu highlights:

  • Crab and broiled scallop with Shuto-an (salted fish guts sauce) 
  • Duck loin with grilled leek and eggplant, served with sesame vinegar and Myoga ginger 
  • Marinated tuna toro, thinly sliced yam, wasabi, nori seaweed 
  • Tempura:
    • Saimaki-ebi (shrimp), Hamo (pike conger), cuttlefish, pecoros (small onion), asparagus, Oba leaf 
  • Hata (grouper), Anago (saltwater eel), sweet potato, lotus root, green beans 
  • Japanese Wagyu wrapped in Shiso leaf, wasabi, carrot, corn 
  • Jellyfish, thinly cut fresh vegetables, tomato, sesame seeds 

Disclaimer: Menu items & dishes are subject to change based on seasonality and availability of ingredients without prior notice.


For reservations, please contact us at +63 917 842 9067 or email

Join us for an unforgettable culinary journey as we explore “The Art of Tempura” with Chef Tadashi Sawauchi. Reserve your seat today!

Apart from Yawaragi, Hotel Okura Manila brandishes Yamazato Japanese restaurant:

Sushi Counter of Yamazato Japanese Fine-Dining at Hotel Okura Manila.

Yamazato is the signature Japanese fine dining restaurant of Okura Nikko Hotels, offering an authentic Japanese dining experience. With a focus on seasonal ingredients and traditional techniques, our chefs craft dishes that are both visually stunning and deeply flavorful. Our commitment to excellence has earned us a spot in the Japanese Fine Dining scene in the metro, making Yamazato a must-visit destination for connoisseurs of Japanese cuisine.For reservations and inquiries, please contact +63 917 818 9868 or email us at You may also book your tables online at

Yawaragi of Hotel Okura Manila’s is a restaurant that offers modern and fusion Japanese cuisine which is dining inspired by Japan and beyond. Located at the fifth-floor atrium lobby, Yawaragi offers international gourmet dishes with Japanese specialties and Filipino favorites.

The restaurant offers a unique dining experience where guests can soak up the feeling of being in a modern Japanese-inspired village. Yawaragi means harmony and to be completely at ease.For reservations and inquiries, please contact +63 917 842 9067 email us at You may also book your tables online at

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