Brazilian-Japanese restaurant Uma Nota opens in Manila

Founded by siblings Alex and Laura Offe, Uma Nota draws inspiration from the cultural interactions between Brazil and Japan.  

After serving Brazilian-Japanese culinary flair in Hong Kong and Paris, Uma Nota makes its grand entrance in the Philippines at Bonifacio Global City. Located at Shangri-La the Fort, Uma Nota invites guests to embark on a sensory journey that harmoniously blends Brazilian and Japanese culinary traditions.

Uma Nota draws its essence from the migration of the Japanese to Brazil in the early 20th century, wherein thousands of migrants set sail for the fertile lands of São Paulo. These Japanese immigrants found a home in the neighborhood of Liberdade, which is now home to the world’s largest ethnic Japanese community outside of Japan. Inspired by this moment in history, Uma Nota’s founders, brother and sister duo Alex and Laura Offe, created a space that pays homage to the dynamic between Brazilian and Japanese influences.

Uma Nota founders Laura and Alex Offe
Uma Nota founders Laura and Alex Offe

Uma Nota’s menu includes small plates like the Coxinhas de Frango, a chicken and okra croquette with homemade chili sauce, and the Wagyu no Brioche, made with A5 japanese wagyu, toasted brioche, caramelized onion, karashi mustard, and truffle. Various cuts of meat, from grass-fed Angus beef to Kurobota (black pig) are also available, served with condiments and sauces. 

Other notable offerings include the Crab Udon, the Unagi Roll, and the Berinjela, a vegetarian dish made with eggplant, cashew nuts, goat cheese, and a miso glaze.  

Coxinhas de Frango at Uma Nota
Coxinhas de Frango
Steak at Uma Nota
Uma Nota uses a variety of meats across steak dishes, sandwiches, and other small dishes.
Charred Shishito Chilli at Uma Nota
Charred Shishito Chilli

Complementing Uma Nota’s dishes is a drinks menu combining Brazilian mixology with Japanese flavors. Their signatures include the Liberdade, made with Diaguitas Reservado Transparente Pisco, green pepper, almond, pistachio, lime, and cucumber; and the Red Flag, a mix of Volcan Blanco, Mancino Rosso Amaranto, Mezcal Durango, raspberry chilli, and a togarashi rim.

Liberdade at Uma Nota
Red Flag Cocktails at Uma Nota
Red Flag
The interiors at Uma Nota
The interiors at Uma Nota
The Uma Nota bar
The Uma Nota bar

Uma Nota is located at Shangri-La The Fort, 30th Street corner 5th Ave.,Taguig. The restaurant is open every day from 6 pm till late. Dinner reservations are available all week long, and tables of six or more are required to take the Chef’s menu. For reservations, contact +63 917 307 2766, +63 908 899 2766, or Visit for more information.

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