Asakusa: Home of Tempura

2/F Ayala Malls Vertis North, Mindanao Ave. cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Asakusa: Home of Tempura
3.5 Stars

6 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 2
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 6 Reviews
  • 16 Recommend
  • 6 Reviewers
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p


  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Most Recent Reviews

Gene G.
4.0 Stars

Before we watched a movie last night, my mom, her other officemates and I decided to have dinner. Since I was craving for some Japanese food and it’s been a long time since I last ate tempura, I decided to try this restaurant out.
Here are the following dishes we ordered:

• California Maki 8pcs (238php)
• Gyoza 6pcs (198php)
• Chicken Karaage Teriyaki 4pcs (158php)
• 2 Samurai Set (368php)
• 2 Seafood Catch (318php)

In all honesty, I am not a fan of tempura. But when I tried their tempura, in all fairness, I enjoyed it. Compared to other tempura’s I’ve ever tried, theirs was tasty and it wasn’t too thick. This gave me the chance to enjoy the food I got to eat.

I wasn’t really happy with their California Maki. Take Home Sushi have better California makis than theirs. Their gyoza was good too but I found it quite expensive for its servings. As for their chicken karaage teriyaki, I wasn’t able to try because this dish was for my mom’s officemate who is allergic to seafood. He told us that it was quite good and tasty.

Servers were attentive and made sure our orders were complete. The place had the right size to it. I love the fact that they give you free hot tea once you start dining in.

Am I going back? Only if I’m craving for tempura hehe.

As of the moment, I can’t wait for Ippudo to open in Vertis North!!!

  • No. of Comments: 2
Julie L.
3.0 Stars

It was my dad’s birthday and he was craving for Japanese food. I wasn’t aware that Japan Fudo Street is already open. So the first Jap restaurant we saw, we just went in and ordered.

My parents ordered:
Chawan Mushi (Php 98) We were surprise on how small the serving was. it was served in a tea cup and they server didn’t even tell us what it was. So they assumed it was included in their tempura set. Taste wise I wasn’t able to try it.
Emperor Set tempura (Php 608) They were disappointed on how expensive it was for only having two tiger prawns (that were thin by the way), 1 scallop and the rest were veggie tempura. Taste it was ok but the price threw us off.
Australian Beef (Php 588) 1/3 beef 2/3 sautéed veggies. The beef was tender though I give them that but its another expensive dish.

The only sulit orders we had were their rice bowls and the serving size was generous. It was Php 298 each for their Gyudon and Katsudon.

Despite how much my parents ordered they weren’t satisfied with their food. Their expensive dishes maliliit ang serving.

  • No. of Comments: 1
Ruth D.
3.0 Stars

Salmon salad and cold soba were good. Service was okay.

  • No. of Comments: 2
Angelo A.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

  • No. of Comments: 0
AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars

Japanese cuisine has continued its growth in our local scene. We Filipinos have been experiencing quite a surge of different restaurants offering specific Japanese offerings. On a recent Food Crawl at Ayala’s Vertis North, I was able to indulge in Asakusa’s mouth watering Tempura.

This restaurant is named after a place in Japan which the owner frequents to. This explains why the ambiance gives a feel of authenticity. Their staff also make sure you experience dining here like no other. They were all very accommodating.

My palate had Spicy Tuna Salad first, its taste was beyond fresh, it was addictive good. It wasn’t too hot, perfect for a non spicy eater like me. This was accompanied by vegetables too, giving it a boost on nutrients, color and crisp.

Here at Asakusa, the choices for Tempura is beyond the normal. They got variety extending to oysters, scallops, squids, eggplants, among others,besides the usual prawns. These bunch of choices can be mixed with side dishes and sauce to make your type of set.

What separates them from other Tempura stops? It’s their own recipe for their batter. It’s tastier and gives you a wild kick of crunch. It’s not serve too thick, given us more ‘meat’ on every bite.

Asakusa also prides itself with other bestsellers like Sashimi, Kitayama Wagyu beef and Australian beef. This second branch is ready for you, are you up to meet them soon too?

  • No. of Comments: 0
Elaine T.
5.0 Stars

Dane was craving for some Japanese food. Good thing Asakusa is on its soft opening!

We ordered Hot soba, Salmon Salad, and Salmon Maki. Everything tasted delicious! Especially their complimentary hot tea. :)

Accommodating staff and they've got wifi! :)

Will try their Valrhona Chocolate Brownies with Green Tea Ice Cream next visit.

Your fellow Salmon Lover,

  • No. of Comments: 1