Tuesday, July 12, 2022

First time to try Nabe Izakaya Hotpot at SM Olongapo City Central


It was my first time at Nabe Izakaya Hotpot Restaurant when I met up with my mommy friend, her kids and my daughter for lunch last Saturday at SM Olongapo City Central. I'm delighted to share with you my impressions of the cuisine and service.

We arrived at precisely noon; the restaurant was not full; only a few people were seated. As you enter the eating area, it appears dark and uninviting. They must have been attempting to save energy, haha.

You couldn't view the left side of the eating room because it appears to be blocked by tables and chairs; however, I was unable to check by going around the dining space.

There weren't many employees present at first, but as time went on, more employees arrived for their shifts. Throughout our entire stay, only one male employee attended our tables. He paid close attention to us and periodically asked if there was anything else he could do to help.

Instead of the unlimited grill, which doesn't offer beef slices, we went for the hotpot deal, which included unlimited meat, Nabe balls, vegetables, eggs, noodles, and rice along with two choices of soup (we picked TanTan spicy soup and I forgot the other one). The cost of this limitless hotpot lunch is P588 per person. If I were to compare it to other unlimited restaurants I have been to, I would say it was average for the price and the type of meat they serve.

Have you been to any Nabe Izakaya Hotpot restaurant, how was your experience? Let me know on the comment section and let's exchange thoughts about it. 

Enjoy the rest of the week! 


  1. It sounds like an interesting spot to eat and does sound like a decent price!

  2. I've never eaten at a Nabe Izakaya hotpot restaurant, but it sounds delicious!

  3. This looks like a great restaurant. I would love to try it if I am ever in the area.

  4. Looks absolutely delicious! I love nabe, it's the best food for cold days for me. Izakaya bars are very attractive and definitely were one of the highlights during my trip to Japan. This post actually takes me back

  5. Love these food you shared here dearie! Thank you and not sure if they have branches around Manila?