Tucked away across the corner of 25th St. and 6th avenue, Mecha Uma is a passion project of Manila’s rising chef talent, Bruce Ricketts, in collaboration with the Moment Group's founders - restaurateurs Abba Napa, Eliza Antonino and Jon Syjuco.
Mecha Uma is a privately run chef's table with a menu best described as serving global cuisine with Japanese inflections. This is perhaps the first establishment in Manila to offer a true seasonal tasting menu with air-flown specialties from Japan and an extensive use of local organic produce. Leading the culinary direction of Mecha Uma is Chef & Partner Bruce Ricketts, who helms the kitchen.
The name Mecha Uma is an abbreviation of a Japanese expression, mechakucha and umai meaning absurd, unreasonably delicious, and a good mess.
“Global cuisine with Japanese inflections whilst paying respect to the ingredients” “We'd like to call it ‘ingredient interpretation’ and we work with what we see and find and let that influence what and how we are going to cook for the day. The Japanese influence is reflected in our standards and quality. We use a lot of Japanese ingredients harmonized with what we find locally. The à la carte menu will be regularly updated with dishes of the moment, but the big draw is the tasting menu and the blackboard of specials.”
You may reach us for inquiries and reservations at (02) 964 9605 or 0917 855 7230 from 1pm-5pm daily, except Sundays. We are located at 25th street, between 5th & 6th Avenue, RCBC Savings Bank Corporate Center, Bonifacio South, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila, Philippines
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are your opening hours?
Our restaurant is open for dinner service only, from 6pm-11pm, on all days except Sundays. We offer tasting dinners on Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday; and à la carte dinners from Monday to Saturday.
- How and when can I reach the restaurant for inquiries and reservations?
You may reach us for inquiries and reservations from 1pm-5pm daily, except Sundays. We accept reservations through phone at (02) 964 9605 or 0917 855 7230.
What kind of cuisine is served at Mecha Uma?
We serve global cuisine with Japanese inflections.
What are the different menus on offer?
We offer Tasting and À la carte menus, as well as a Blackboard Menu of rotating seasonal specials. Currently we have 2 seatings available for the Tasting Menu at the Chef's Table. The first seating is from 6pm-8pm and the second seating is from 830pm-1030pm. The Tasting Menu is a menu tailored specifically for the evening by Bruce based on season and availability of ingredients. Our À la carte dining area accepts reservations from 6pm onwards.
How long does it take to dine at Mecha Uma?
Our tasting menu takes approximately 2 hours. Should you dine à la carte, your mealtime is at your own pace.
How large is the restaurant and how many people can it accommodate? Can I book the entire restaurant?
Due to the small size of our restaurant, we regret to inform guests that we are not able to accommodate large groups beyond a party of 10.
The chef's table (high bar seating) seats 10 guests comfortably. We can accommodate 18 guests in total at the à la carte dining area and a further 5 seats are available at our ledge seating area for walk-ins (dining height bar).
Private party bookings for the entire restaurant shall be entertained on a case-to-case basis. Depending on the date and size of the reservation, the restaurant may require a down payment in order to confirm the booking.
Can I change, revise or modify my reservation after I've made it?
Due to the small size of our restaurant, we regret to inform guests that we are not able to accommodate changes in party size for the tasting dinners beyond 12 noon of the day prior.
Due to the seasonality of our menus, we regret to inform guests that we are not able to accommodate changes in the meal preference made upon reservation (from tasting to à la carte), beyond 12 noon of the day prior, as we specially prepare and source ingredients for the tastings each evening.
Unfortunately out of respect to guests dining with us together with you, as well as after you, we can only hold your table and the start of the tasting dinner for 15 minutes. If you are going to be arriving late, kindly call (02) 964 9605 or 0917 855 7230 to inform us.
Do you accommodate allergies/eating preferences/requirements?
We will do our best to accommodate a guest's requirements upon arrival at the restaurant. However due to the fact that both our tasting and à la carte menus are dictated by the season and availability of quality ingredients, we may not always be able to accommodate certain requests. We apologize for any inconvenience.