Wagyumafia.The restaurant known for their ¥20,000 beef cutlet sandwich (that’s roughly PHP9,500 or US$200)– aka the world’s most expensive wagyu sandwich— will be opening in the Philippines this June/ July 2018! Wagyumafia Manila will be the first overseas branch outside of Japan and will be located at Bonifacio Global City (BGC). (*They are meant to open in San Francisco this year, too.) It will have three concepts: 1) a yakiniku, 2) a butcher shop, and 3) a member’s only kaiseki restaurant.
This is brought to you by five young entrepreneurs: Amado Fores, Carlo Alvarez, Lui Clavano, Mico Clavano and LA Vergara, in partnership with wagyu master, Hisato Hamada— who flew in to the country for their pop-up announcement (in collaboration with Bruce Ricketts of Mecha Uma/ La Chinesca) last February 4.
How do you become a member? “We’re a mafia; we handpick who becomes a member,” shared Alvarez. “No criteria.” Sounds like a joke, right– but it’s true! This is the same way they do it at Wagyumafia in Japan!
Here are some photos as we anticipate the opening later this year! PS Don’t panic, they do have US$10 (or PHP500) sandwiches, too— depending on the cut!
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