Hi guys! We visited Bacolod City’s newest Japanese Restaurant: Nezu Modern Japanese. We popped over to see what food they had to offer.
Nezu Modern Japanese is located inside the new Sunlife building on 20th Lacson Street. It’s the same building that houses three other restaurants – Mushu, Berbeza Bistro and Jib bap. There’s a passageway between Mushu and Berbeza Bistro. Head through that and you’ll see Nezu Modern Japanese..
The interior of Nezu modern Japanese is stunning. It is minimalist and modern at the same time. Wooden beams and polished concrete floors give the place a very home-like and trendy feel. Japanese themed art on the walls break the monotony and give a splash of vibrant red color.
Nezu Modern Japanese has small booths where a party of four can comfortably sit and dine. Red cherry blossoms peek through the wood giving the area a whimsical appearance.
We tried a little bit of everything on the menu. From the start, we were amazed at how pretty the dishes looked when they arrived at our table. We got Shoyu Ramen, Karaage Don, Kamikaze Chicken Rolls and a Matcha Cheesecake tart.
The Kamikaze Chicken roll is basically a rice roll stuffed with breaded fried chicken inside. It is topped with crunchy panko and it has a sweet sauce on top. Delicious. We didn’t feel the need to dip this in soy sauce and wasabi as it was perfect just on its own.
We tried the Karaage Don too. It’s a rice bowl with fried chicken, a lot of rice, onion and seaweed! There is also a beautiful soft boiled egg. We mixed it all up and added a little soy sauce and it was perfect!
We got the Shoyu Ramen – it came with menma bamboo shoots, scallions, chashu pork and plenty of black garlic oil. The broth is rich and flavorful. It’s definitely a quality Ramen at a really affordable price.
We tried the Matcha Cheese cake tart. Although the menu said it came with torched meringue – We didn’t seem to see any. Not enough cheesecake and a bit on the small size. Crust is too thick. Overall, it is okay. I mean, we didn’t go to Nezu for the desserts – we came for the ramen and other things 🙂
Here’s the Menu of Nezu modern Japanese! This is their soft opening menu so things aren’t permanent.
We loved our visit to Nezu and we will be returning in the future. There’s so many things to try!
The Bacolod Food Hunters did not receive any incentives, freebies or payment for this review.
Nezu is open Tuesdays to Sundays from 5pm to 9pm but this may change soon. Please contact them via their Facebook page for further details.
Here’s our video of Nezu!