81 SEIHAI Sushi Lounge is finally open to serve delectable Fusion Sushi dishes for everyone to enjoy. It didn’t just take months of hard work to put all elements together; from the food tasting and experimenting, to thinking of “out-of-this world” ideas to make it “a feast for the senses”, it actually took decades of preparation to get to this very point. All those training locally and internationally; the ups and downs of putting up a restaurant and all lessons learned were put to good use because with 81 SeiHai (seihai means holy grail), is set to disrupt the food industry not just with fusion sushi, but with the entire experience, once you step in the restaurant.
81 SEIHAI is the newest restaurant and only Sushi Lounge along busy Timog Avenue, Quezon City that offers a wide array of delectable dishes to fit one’s budget — from the regular office personnel out for a quick, hearty lunch, to the more discerning CEO who’s keen on eating finely plated sushi works of art. Apart from accessibility in price points and location, it is also open from 10 am to 2 am. Why 2 am? Because at night, it starts to offer cocktails and food that go well with it, plus live entertainment on select nights, and party music on weekends. How cool is that?
Definitely not limited to just Sushi and Tempura, 81 SEIHAI showcases how authentic Japanese cuisine has evolved through the decades, mixing traditional and modern elements from edo style to fusion sushi dishes everyone can enjoy. The Zensai, or what we call appetizers, alone will make your mouth water with offerings like Salmon Sakai and Wakame Salad. You also have the rice toppings, the bento box menu, Special Maki menu, and Sashimi specials. It also has crowd favorites like Teppanyaki in Chicken, Beef and Ika all served with sizzling vegetables and rice. How about Ramen and Noodles? Yes, they’re all there, priced affordably. In fact, any regular Jane and Joe who work nearby can easily afford to have lunch there everyday. Fusion Sushi heaven is definitely within reach!
The battle of the restaurants to get a customer’s attention is really cut throat. Even if some insist on selling with just the taste alone, 81 SEIHAI takes it a notch higher in presentation. Check out these platings.
Isn’t this a piece of art? 81 Seihai calls this handsome, experimental dish Tuna Tartar on Tempura Lotus.
The crab stuffed shitake mushrooms has flavors to die for and truly a sight to behold!
But wait, who are the brains behind this auspicious, now open Fusion Sushi Lounge? The idea of putting up a Fusion Sushi Lounge started as a dream by business savvy Chris Cordero, owner of 81 SEIHAI.
Born and raised in San Francisco, California from a family of successful businessmen, his dad and brothers left an indelible mark in his entire being that says “the best way to lead a fulfilling life is by having your own business.“
In 2009, Chris went to the Philippines, but guess what? He didn’t leave his heart in San Francisco. His heart stayed here in the Philippines. He went back to the States for some unfinished business, but came back to the Philippines in 2011.
So now, here’s a young entrepreneur who’s having the time of his life. In fact, with the right connections from people around the world, he was able to start CPC Luxury Inc. where he sells luxury watches. You can find these watches in its social platforms under Wrist Game Manila.
His love for food, fashion and music is pretty much evident in his lifestyle. The stars aligned one day, when he met a Fusion Sushi Chef who also hails from the United States. This chance meeting lead Chris to hire this young, talented chef.
Tall, dark and ruggedly handsome Chef Ronnie DeGuzman can easily be mistaken for a model you see in fashion magazines. But don’t let his good-looks fool you. Behind all that eye-candy is a kind-hearted sushi chef who is so passionate and rooted in his craft. With 12 years of experience at well-acclaimed Japanese steak houses and sushi bars in New York City, Chef Ronnie can give his diners a unique gastronomic experience through out-of-the-box flavor combinations of his well-loved sushi.
A true passion-filled artist at heart, 81 SEIHAI is a reflection of who Chef Ronnie is. From the food, service, even to the interiors of the restaurant with “tattoo-esque” murals all over making it Instagram worthy from all angles.
What else hasn’t been done that 81 SEIHAI is going to do? Well, it isn’t called a lounge for nothing. 81 SEIHAI transforms into a nightspot where people can drink, eat fantastic sushi (and some non-sushi) dishes as they relax or dance the night away to great music. It absolutely is a feast for the senses!
So don’t forget to write 81 SEIHAI on your where-to-eat list, and experience awesome fusion sushi dishes today.
81 SEIHAI (Pronounced as SAY HI) Sushi Lounge is open from 10 am to 2 am daily. Located at the G/F President Tower, 81 Timog Avenue, 1103 Quezon City. For inquiries, please call (02)355 0367 or (0915)513 7671 or drop at DM through its social media pages, IG & fb: @81seihai.