A go-to place for Japanese comfort food and cult classics at Saigosan

 Japanese comfort food

Filipinos love Japanese food and we are always searching for something new and exciting. What if I tell you that I just discovered and izakaya style that is very appealing to both adults and kids?

saigosan uptown mall

Saigosan is Chef Chris Oronce's take on an izakaya that serves great burgers, chicken, and donburi. The Nobu-trained chef wanted to build a small "eatery" that caters to young families—especially fathers and their sons who are fans of everything anime, manga, Japanese inspired tv and movies, old samurai films or even Mr. Miyagi and the gang. Being a father himself, owner Raymund Magdaluyo aims for Saigosan to be the go-to place for fathers and sons alike.


With its unique design, walking inside the store transports you to a dreamlike Japan set in the middle of a commuter train and a ramen shop. The bright colors and neon lights make the store stand out and immediately catch the attention of passersby. The art inside gives tribute to Japanese cult classics, making the ambiance appeal to different generations.

sashimi platter

Saigosan offers Japanese comfort dishes that people know and love. We offer a sashimi platter, ebi tempura, classic gyoza, and spicy salmon roll. However, we also like adding twists to the classics to give them variety. We have our own take on the California roll in the form of our mini volcano rolls. Our truffle wagyu steak macaroni will satisfy both parents and children alike, as well as our coffee jelly and matcha panna cotta with jelly.

grilled teriyaki burger

For burger lovers, the grilled teriyaki burger in brioche buns with onion rings is a definite must-try. The roast beef sukiyaki burger is for the ones who like something a little unique. But if you’re looking for something you and your kids will love, you can choose either (or both) the tori teri sando and tori katsu sando .


Love chicken? Saigosan offers a variety of dishes with chicken as the star. There’s the classic wings and tenders with three different sauces to choose from: teriyaki, wasabi mayo, and creamy mushroom. Our gyoza stuffed fried wings is something you can’t go wrong with when choosing what to order from our menu. The fried chicken ramen is a twist on a traditional dish that features a crispy chicken katsu served in miso-paitan broth. If rice is more your speed, we have a chicken katsudon.

chasu bacon & egg donburi

Speaking of donburi, our chasu bacon & egg donburi is a crowd favorite. We also offer familiar dishes like the grilled yakiniku donburi with egg and grilled tori teri don, as well as our version of the buta kakuni don. As a bonus, the miso butter lobster will surely hit the spot for seafood lovers.


Enjoying my sake. Kanpai!!!! 

The dishes are perfect for not just for the young but for the young-at-heart, too! Whether you’re getting a quick meal for lunch or looking for somewhere to unwind after a day at work, Saigosan is the perfect place to go. If you can't decide where to dine at Uptown Mall, and even the whole Bonifacio Global City make sure Saigosan is the first thing that comes to mind. Being near the cinema, the menu offerings are suited to satisfy your cravings before or after watching a movie.


Saigosan comes from the same minds that launched brands such as The Red Crab Alimango House, Blackbeard’s Seafood Island, and Pier at Clawdaddy’s. With the help of Chef Chris, they were able to create a blend of authentic Japanese dishes and modern favorites.


Saigosan is located at 3rd Floor, Uptown Mall, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. It is open daily during mall hours from 10AM to 10PM. For inquiries or reservations, contact Saigosan at 0915 812 6855 or email them at saigosan.bgc@gmail.com.

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