Monday, June 13, 2016

Food Review: Tonkatsuya, Poblacion Makati City

When the sister-in-law came home a couple of weeks ago, of course, there's got to be a lot of eating out. Lol! 



This time, we tried this restaurant in Poblacion in Makati. It was hard to find, it was actually hidden if I may say. We got there around 12 in the afternoon already, and I was surprised as it looks like we're the first customers, even the staff looks surprised because we're too many and it doesn't look like they're used to it. They looked overwhelmed actually. I think because as I've said, the place was really hidden, you've got to go inside a building first to get into the restaurant, and the building's pretty small.

When we sat down, they gave us their menu and served us their tea. Apparently it was not a hot tea as what most Japanese restaurants serve, but a cold one. It doesn't taste like the commercial iced tea, I think it tastes like an authentic one but it would have been better if it's a hot tea. But it's just me, so.

BTW, they don't have high chairs. This disappointed me. I mean, you wouldn't expect families with babies/toddlers to eat in the restaurant? It's just me being a mom. Lol. Our solution was to stick 3 chairs together and make Maco sit between the husband and I. It was hard. The little one was so kulit, that she wanted to roam around the restaurant. Well, fine by me as it was only us eating there.

These are what we ordered:

Tonkatsu Set | P 235.00
 I ordered the Tonkatsu Set and I liked it. The serving was big, I think it would be good for 2. It has cabbage with Japanese mayo and rice, and the pork was tender.

Ebi Tempura Set | P 295.00 
I wasn't able to taste this set but as what they've said, it was also good. Btw, the sets include rice, miso soup, and the bean sprouts thingy lol. I personally didn't like the bean sprouts :(

Ebi (Prawn) Fry | P 255.00
The husband ordered this. I was actually confused what's the difference between this one and the photo before this (Ebi Tempura Set), because the two were both shrimps. IDK. I love eating Japanese food, but I'm not really good with their food, y'know what I mean? Hehehe! Anyway, maybe because of it's breading? IDRK. Anyway, this one was also good. It's quite similar to Tempura but not really. The breading with this one is similar to Tonkatsu's.

Katsudon | P 255.00
I wasn't able to taste this one unfortunately. But when I asked how the dish was, my SIL said it was good. Sorry I can't elaborate with this dish.

So, as you've seen the orders were pretty big and you could probably share an order. So with the price, I think it's fine. And surprisingly, the food were great.

Honestly, the food were great, it's just the place was too hard to find. And as you can see, it's not really appealing, you wouldn't even think that a dish would cost P200 each, because it doesn't look like it, and the trays, come on. Maybe if they revamp the place, the price of the dishes would be fine. And maybe they could add a high chair or two, too.

Tonkatsuya Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

32 comments:

  1. I love katsu, rosu katsu is my usual order but I haven't tried this restaurant pa. Their price is cheaper compared sa mga nakainan ko na.

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    1. It's hard to find kasi haha! Although I think they have other branches pa :)

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  2. I love Japanese Food, but I haven't tried this Restau yet. Will check them out when I pass by Poblacion Makati.

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    1. Yes, please do! The food is great naman hihi :)

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  3. Food looks great on your picture. Price is reasonable too given the serving sizes.

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    1. Yes, big servings talaga so if you're a light eater, it's better for sharing :)

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  4. I haven't eaten Japanese food since forever! This reminds me of the Japanese place we used to order from when I was still working in the office. I love tonkatsu!

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    1. You should have some Japanese food now! Hehehe :)

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  5. Sana they have high chairs. That will really make their place more family friendly. Agree with you though that the dishes don't look like it is okay for the amount you pay for.

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    1. They should have high chairs talaga

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  6. I also like katsu dishes! And as a mom, too, I am also disappointed with restos who don't have high chairs! Ang hirap kaya kumain ng may kalong kang baby in your lap diba? We usually don't come back sa mga ganung restos.

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    1. Hahaha kaya nga ang hirap esp kapag malikot na ang bata! :)

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  7. I love Japanese food but yes I think the food are overprice. I also look for high chair whenever we and our toddler dine in. If they don't have, we leave the restaurant.

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    1. I think they could change the presentation or whatever para mas maging reasonable ang price hehe ;)

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  8. We ate in a Japanese restaurant, too, just yesterday. I hope they read your post and heed your suggestions to improve their service.

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  9. I've seen so many restaurants with no high chairs, and exactly the same thought as you - seriously? Who's their target customer then? Everyone except moms with kids? lol.

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    1. Hahahaha! Kaya nga eh, nakaka-disappoint lang hehe

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  10. This is the first time I'm hearing about this restaurant. We don't really find ourselves in Poblacion much. But we love Japanese food in our family so we'd love to try this out some time.

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    1. Yes please do hehe! They have great food naman hehe :)

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  11. Back when my kids were younger, I'd always bring my own portable booster seat. It was for cases when there was no available high chair or for defective chairs. Yes, the difference between the 2 dishes is the type of breading. I prefer the tempura type more than the katsu type.

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    1. Unfortunately we don't have portable booster seat :( I like the tempura type more, too!

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  12. I love katsu and always on the lookout for the next best katsu place this one sounds good to try~

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  13. I rarely eat japanese food but if it is a must try then why not! Hoping to visit this soon!

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  14. I'm always on the lookout for good Japanese 😊 Tnx for sharing!

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  15. Ive come to love Japanese food because most of my friends and even husband and my first born love them. Nway, I agree thay high chair should always be readily available as there would be surely family who would dine in-- that is if they find the place. Ihihi.

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    1. Hahaha! Hopefully they'll add high chairs na! :)

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  16. I love anything katsu!! Do they have other branches? I would love to try this resto.

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  17. Yay for Japanese. Malapit lang din sa amin. :) Must try this one soon.

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