This #Aesthetic Japanese Restaurant In Tagaytay Has Ramen, Sushi, Donburi, And More

Move over, bulalo.

IMAGE Facebook/Cafe Yama

It's no longer just bulalo that can bring you warmth when you're enjoying the colder weather of Tagaytay, there's also ramen too! So, if it's ramen with a view you're after, you should check out the new Cafe Yama

Photo by Facebook/Cafe Yama
Photo by Facebook/Cafe Yama

The Japanese word "yama" translates into "mountain." It seems only appropriate to name the Japanese restaurant as such as it it's situated in what looks like a hillside. Their al fresco dining area overlooks the city and offers a beautiful view of the gradient sunset.

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Another aspect that makes the restaurant eye-catching is the interiors exuding the Japanese look. Cafe Yama is adorned with chochin (Japanese lanterns), wagasa (Japanese parasols), and a few Japanese murals.


The main event, of course, is the Japanese food! Cafe Yama's noodles are here to give you warmth in Tagaytay's nippy weather, one bowl at a time. There's the Tenzaru Udon (P675), Tonkotsu Ramen (P545), Zaru Udon (P495), Seafood Yakisoba (P515), Hiyashichuka - Cold Ramen (P595), Niku Soba (P695), and Beef Yakisoba (P545).


You can complement your noodles with Cafe Yama's teppanyaki! They have all sorts of teppanyaki that use different kinds of meat. For seafood, they have the likes of Salmon Teppan (P825) and Seafood Okonomuaki Teppan (P695) but for those who like to stick to meat, go for the Beef Teppan (P845), Chicken Teppan (P495), and Pork Teppan (P525).

They also have unique sandwiches on the menu such as the Yakisoba Dog (P395) and Potato Salad Dog (P395). You can also opt for classics like the Egg Sandwich (P425) or the Chicken Katsu Sandwich (P555).

Photo by Facebook/Cafe Yama

If you want something heavier, heftier, and heartier, you can order one of Cafe Yama's donburi (rice bowls) instead. They have four kinds of donburi: the Unagi Gohan (P1,500) is the most expensive of them all as it is Japanese eel, Gyudon (P595) for those who prefer tender beef cuts, Katsudon (P595) is perfect if you love pork, and finally, there's also the Chicken Katsudon (P575).


Of course, this Japanese restaurant has sushi, maki, sashimi, and tempura, too. Ones that stand out from the menu are the Unagi Sushi (P695), Pinoy Maki (P495), Chicken Karaage (P450).

For your drinks, you can have your coffee fix here, but if you happen to be more thirsty than that during happy hour, Cafe Yama also offers beer and sake. The price ranges from P325 to P650 for their beer, while for the sake, it ranges from P600 to P11,450.

Cafe Yama is located at Crosswinds Tagaytay, Barangay Iruhin, Tagaytay, Cavite.

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