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Nezu Modern Japanese: Bacolod’s newest Japanese Restaurant

Updated to include Nezu 2.0 – Nezu Modern Japanese second branch on La Salle Avenue

Nezu – an awesome Japanese restaurant becomes even bigger and better! They’ve just opened their second branch at The Hub, La Salle Avenue, Bacolod City! They’re open from 11am onwards! Telephone number: 454-7870

The inside of Nezu is gorgeous! They have a beautiful theme of wood, white half circles and blue that evokes waves, clouds and land.

Gorgeous Nezu 2.0 interior
Long cushioned seats

If you’ve got a big group, don’t worry! Nezu 2.0 has a gorgeous function room for privacy!

Here’s our favorites on the menu!

Spicy seared crab. The seared crab has a nice smokey flavor. Very addicting!

Shoyu with delicious pickled bamboo shoots.. (menma) and delicious pork chasyu.
Chicken Karaage with a soft poached egg!

Here’s our review on the first branch Nezu Lacson!

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.

Kamikaze Chicken Roll – 150php

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!

Karaage Don – 155php

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.

Shoyu Ramen – 250php

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 🙂

Matcha Cheese cake tart – 180 php

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!

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