Unaju is pan fried eels topped with soy sauce. I haven’t had eel in my entire life (or so I think), and I found it interesting. PHP 373
Katsu-Ju is our beloved tonkatsu—deep fried breaded pork cutlet flavored with signature tempura sauce, onions, leeks, and scrambled egg. PHP 220
Kalbi-Ju was my clear favorite of what was presented to us. It’s thinly sliced beef smothered in original yakiniku sauce. I liked it because it’s simple yet tasty. PHP 221
Oyako-Ju is sliced chicken braised in signature tempura sauce with onions and leeks mixed in egg. PHP 218
Ten-Ju is all-time favorite deep fried shrimp tempura with signature tempura sauce. PHP 218
Chicken and Cheese Rolls are chicken fillet stuffed with mozzarella cheese, rolled in breadcrumbs, then deep fried. PHP 238
Creamy Ebiko Pasta is made of shrimp, karashi ebiko (shirmp egg), and cream. I particularly remember this one because I love cream pasta, and this had a spicy kick to it. PHP 258
Chicken in a Basket is Japanese-style crispy fried chicken with gravy. Starts at PHP 198
Hamburg & Shrimp is a plate of their burger steak patties and black tiger prawns. PHP 268
We tried Tokyo Café’s selection of smoogees or ice blended beverages:
Mango Smoogee was refreshing! Those are mango jelly cubes on top, by the way. PHP 125
Then it was time for dessert:
Banana Hazelnut Crepe has banana slices, hazelnut spread, and whipped cream all drizzled in chocolate syrup. PHP 125
Azuki Parfait has sweet red azuki beans, vanilla and green tea ice cream, and whipped cream on top. PHP 118
Tiramisu is layers of espresso soaked lady finger and mascarpone cheese with coffee liqueur in between. Not too sugary, it was my favorite of the desserts. PHP 145
Japanese Cheesecake is different from the usual. It’s fluffier and has more flour. PHP 120
Verdict: Tokyo Café’s menu is so extensive and could satisfy all cravings. Thankfully, we tried a lot of food; more than enough to make me say they make good food. It certainly isn’t just another coffee shop.
Branches: SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall, The Venice Piazza, GoHotels, SM North EDSA The Block
Hours: varies by branch
Contact: +63 2 556 0517 or http://tokyocafe.com.ph/
Prices: around P300 a meal per person
Note: Major credit cards and Philippine-issued ATM cards are accepted.
Many thanks to Tokyo Café Philippines, AMPR, and Mr. Richard Mamuyac for inviting us. Special thanks to Rome Diwa of The Cuisineuer for the pictures from his camera!