Uma Nota Unveils a Gastronomic Journey in Manila Through the Fusion of Brazilian and Japanese Flavors


With a triumphant entry into Manila, Uma Nota follows in the footsteps of its acclaimed Hong Kong and Paris outposts, enticing diners with a sensory voyage that combines Brazilian and Japanese culinary traditions. Earlier this year, the restaurant made its debut in the Philippines at Shangri-La The Fort in Bonifacio Global City with a soft launch, followed by a grand opening a week later.

Uma Nota incorporates a diverse array of cultural elements, drawing inspiration from the Japanese emigration to São Paulo in the past. Every meticulously prepared meal embodies this voyage, expertly combining the deftness of Japanese cooking with the vivacious flavours that are characteristic of São Paulo.

Savoury Menu Complemented by Unique Design Themes

Asmaa Said, creator of The Odd Duck Studio, takes you on a sensory adventure via four separate worlds in Uma Nota. With its magnificent ‘Hanging Tree’ installation, the Living Room effortlessly transforms from an elegant dining room into a lively, alluring nighttime area.

Uma Nota’s selection of sushi and sashimi.

Tropicalia is an homage to the Tropicália movement of the 1970s, whereas The Bar promotes a more personal social environment. The Meiji Room pays tribute to the diverse culture that emerged from the large-scale Japanese immigration to São Paulo in the Meiji period through its Japanese panel.

In an entree that deftly blends culinary traditions, Uma Nota celebrates varied flavours. Every meal, from the alluring Coxinhas de Frango to the sophisticated Wagyu no Brioche, skillfully blends high-quality, delicious ingredients. Exclusive selections like the WX Tomahawk MS7 and Japanese A5 Wagyu Striploin elevate the entire experience.

The Black Cod dish, another Uma Nota best-seller.

In addition to the aforementioned, the Crab Udon, Hotate Tiradito, Unagi roll, and powerful Robalo Assado are noteworthy dishes that showcase innovative cooking. Vegetarians can enjoy a delicious alternative with the tempting Berinjela. Desserts like Uma Nota’s famous Ube Cheesecake and the decadent Amor Por Chocolate are the perfect way to end a dinner. Every dish on Uma Nota’s menu is a symphony of flavours, taking diners on a gourmet adventure that knows no bounds.

Arette tequila, Mancino Rosso Amaranto, Mezcal Durango, and togarashi rum are all components of Red Flag.

Whether you want it raw, wok-fried, grilled, or baked, Executive Chef Gustavo Vargas of Uma Nota has created a menu to satisfy all tastes.

Meticulously Crafted Drinks Selection

A well-curated drinks menu rounds off Uma Nota’s delectable food options, satisfying any pallet. The legendary Caipirinha is a perfect introduction to the exciting world of Brazilian mixology; it combines Cachaça Yaguara, sugar, lime and your choice of fresh fruit. In the Kyoto Sour, you can taste the distinctive combination of grapefruit, agave, green Tabasco, lemon and sake from Atago No Matsu.

Also, try the Maluco Carioca, a Cachaça Yaguara-based limeade that is a trademark of Brazil. Mixing Plantation 3 stars with homemade toasted coconut liqueur, pineapple, cucumber, lime and sesame oil, the Uma Nota Cup Noodle is a wonderfully inventive cocktail. An innovative and tasteful complement to the gastronomic symphony presented on the plate, Uma Nota’s drinks menu is a work of art.

Uma Nota founders, brother and sister Alex and Laura Offe.

In a symphony of Brazilian and Japanese inspirations, Uma Nota has always stood for cultural harmony, according to Uma Nota’s co-founder Alexis Offe. As Offe put it, the journey to Manila is more than just expanding Uma Nota’s horizons; it’s also diving headfirst into the diverse array of tastes and sensations that make this lively city of Manila tick.

Uma Nota
Shangri-La the Fort
30th Street corner 5th Avenue
Bonifacio Global City
The Philippines


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Marky is a travel writer and photographer. He narrates his experiences wandering the tropical paradise of the Philippines, South East Asia, Sri Lanka and India on his travel blog Nomadic Experiences.

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