Aozora – the place where your taste meets the sky

January 12, 2020. Amidst the really sudden show of tantrums of the ever famous Taal Volcano (seen from the overlooking) on a Sunday Afternoon, I was privileged to cover a new Japanese restaurant in the area – Aozora The Farm.

Witnessing Taal’s uproar was definitely an experience of a lifetime and one I wouldn’t trade for… except that the food at Aozora looked heartily appetizing so I opted to do my food blog and tried to savour every dish before finally getting a head-on experience of Taal’s wrathful ashfall.

Aozora salad which they claim is their best-seller comes directly from their organic vegetable garden tossed with fried kani in their own special dressing recipe.   

Here, you will find extraordinary foods and no doubt, you will be able to escape the city with their very “probinsya” and calming location.

Starting at 90 pesos, you can enjoy a variety of organic foods, prepared and cooked in authentic Japanese ingredients by Aozora’s Japanese chef.

Dragon Maki – Ebi Tempura (my personal favorite, this maki is just so mouth-watering that I almost forgot about Taal Volcano’s situation haha)
Aozora Ramen – enriched with Tagaytay’s favorite bulalo, this ramen introduces us to a unique Japanese-Filipino dish.
Chicken Teriyaki – incomparable flavor, tender meat, absolutely must try!
Tamago Sushi – not a fan of spicy foods but I loved this sushi – it’s flavor is amazing. Would come back to try this again.
Aozora Fried Rice – best fried rice I’ve ever tried in the whole planet (aside from mom’s). I swear, it’s the best!
Katsu Curry – the taste of the dressing went really well with the katsu. Adding the greens, the flavors are balanced in the mouth.
Wagyu Steak – very memorable!
Maguro Sashimi – ranks as my second favorite.
Aozora Salad – no doubt it’s their best seller. So good. 5/5

Right after I settled at the parking lot, the staff gave his warm welcome and assisted me to proceed to the restaurant’s entrance. They were accommodating to our requests with big smiles on their faces.

If you want to dine away from crowded restaurants along the highway or take a break from the heavy traffic during weekends, then Aozora is the place to be! Enjoy your meal inside the restaurant or have it served al fresco.

Address: Purok 95, Anna Mariane Street, Barangay Maharlika East, Tagaytay City

Landmark: Street beside Rivera Hotel across Max Restaurant Tagaytay.

Contact Number: 0995-426-3498

Business Operating Hours: DAILY from 9AM until 10PM.

I have been to several other Japanese restaurants in the area and so far, this has been and is my favourite. From the food at its reasonable price that I can afford from my weekly savings as a student, to their hands-on assistance during my visit alongside Taal Volcano’s sudden situation, I give Aozora The Farm a 9 out of 10 rating.

Here are more photos:

Aozora The Farm’s seedling nursery
Baby lettuce on their seedling boxes
The food you order is surely healthy and organic!
Al fresco dining area
Aozora is pet-friendly! I found this fur baby roaming around the garden.

Been at the farm? Don’t worry! Experience Aozora at their 3 more locations:

• 208 SVD Road corner Tagaytay Main Road, Tolentino West

(Landmark: across Country Suites and in front of Eco Containers Hotel)

• Putol 157, Tagaytay-Calamba mainroad, Sungay East, Tagaytay City

(Landmark: in front of Southridge Village)

• Main Clubhouse, Tagaytay Highlands Country Club

That’s it! Keep up with Aozora’s latest updates on their facebook account and check out their instagram. Tag me with the hashtag #OpoTitaJa in your Aozora experience!