Azabu by Chef Toshi

2/F BTTC Centre, 288 Ortigas Ave. cor. Roosevelt St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Azabu by Chef Toshi
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  • 4 stars 1
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 6 Reviews
  • 23 Recommend
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 2:30p
Phone
+6329422051

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 11:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Reservations:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Norman Lester T.
5.0 Stars
10

If Japanese Fusion cuisine is your thing, then Azabu by Toshi might be the restaurant you’re looking for.

Formerly known as Washoku de Azabu, this restaurant made an overhaul of its menu recently to incorporate the dishes made by Chef Toshi. He is a 38-year old celebrated chef from Miyazaki Prefecture in Fukuoka, Japan. As a true blue Japanese Chef, one can expect authenticity in his dishes.

The restaurant is located at the second floor of BTTC Center in Greenhills, San Juan City. To be honest, it’s quite hidden and may not be noticeable outside the building. If you want privacy and intimacy then this will work. However I wish that more signs and ad will be done for this restaurant to gain the popularity it deserves.

Azabu by Toshi’s interior design is a cross between modern and minimalist. It’s very fancy and lavish without the intimidating feel. I actually like the place.

I was able to sample a lot during my visit here. For appetizer, I had Cobb Salad. This dish is so beautifully plated that it took me a long time to have this photographed. Serving size is not bad for 380php considering all the veggies and cheese in it. I also had Ebi Tempura Moriawase. The tempura was cooked perfectly and best eaten with its sauce.

Next serve was the Chirashi Sushi. Though I’m used to seeing sushi as nigiri (block of rice topped with raw or cooked fish), I really liked how they presented this dish. As per the www, Chirashi Sushi literally means “scattered sushi.” Interesting, eh? I loved the generous amount of seafood in this dish. Totally one of my favorites.

I also had their Mizutaki or their Chicken Hot Pot. Seeing how this dish is prepared made me excited. The chicken, mushrooms, and vegetables are boiled in a large pot. It is best eaten with ponzu sauce.

Finally, I had their Foie Gras with Daikon which is the specialty of Chef Toshi. This French-inspired dish was my favorite during this visit. Big servings of Japanese daikon raddish topped with equally big cut of foie gras – it’s just Chef Toshi’s best dish.

For the dessert, I was able to try their matcha roll + matcha ice cream + red beans. The ice cream has a nice matcha taste that all matcha lovers will like. It’s perfect with the red beans on the side. The matcha roll was an experimental dessert by Chef Toshi and not yet included in the menu. I hope it will be available soon as I really enjoyed it.

Overall, I had a nice lunch at Azabu. If I ever I find myself in Greenhills and craving for Japanese food, I now know where to go.

P.S. They also serve foie gras chawan mushi. You’re welcome.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

there were 6 of us for a reunion of some sort. and when wifey orders, it's a feast..
California roll 128077128077128077128077
salmon roll 128077128077128077128077
spicy tuna roll 128077128077128077128077
ten don 128077128077128077128077
karaage 128077128077128077128077128077
krubi yaki don 128077128077128077128077
ebi tempura 128077128077128077128077
tenzaru soba .. didn't try but was ordered
miso shiro 128077128077128077128077
chirashi sushi 128077128077128077128077
kushiyaki 128077128077128077128077
us beef sukiyaki 128077128077128077128077
zaru soba 128077128077128077128077
salmon sashimi 128077128077128077128077
tanuki soba 128077128077128077128077

nice ambience, friendly staff

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Mary Love S.
3.0 Stars

I would never get tired of Japanese food. I’m too in love with sashimi, sushi and teppnyaki. Just a few weeks back, R and I had two Japanese meals in a row and we didn’t mind at all. One of the places we visited that weekend was Washoku de Azabu where the adorable M celebrated her 5th birthday.

Hello, Washoku de Azabu.

Auntie C mentioned that this place serves good food so I had high expectations. I’ve actually never heard of this restaurant before though I’ve been to BTTC. Anyway…

R and I arrived a bit later than 11am so some of M’s guests were already there. We sat beside J’s siblings and adorable kids and ordered Uni Sashimi (PHP240), Salmon Roll (PHP380), Soft Shell Roll (PHP545) and Aburi Salmon Roll (PHP450).

First to arrive was the Uni Sashimi and it was quite good. It had a slight sweet taste which was delightful.

The soft shell roll was okay too. But it was forgettable. I still prefer the one from Omakase or the tako-maki of Ooma.

The Salmon Roll was filling. One roll is a mouthful. I loved the roe on top of it that added extra texture.

Now for the Aburi Salmon Roll…

I was expecting this dish to be amazing as R and I just had a great aburi salmon last night. And this one fell short.

It had a weird after taste which was like liquor of some sort. I only managed to eat two of this.

Though feeling cold, R and I opted to get an ice cream sampler to end our meal and we got black sesame, chocolate and coffee flavors. The chocolate and coffee flavors were typical while the black sesame tasted like soap. :(

Overall, it was more misses than hits. It will take me a while before I visit this place again. Then again, that grilled beef J’s brothers had looked so good. Okay, I changed my mind. I’ll visit again to give that one a try.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Heard of the place from friends who have dined in, and seems like it has a good following from those living in the GH area. There were some empty tables but the place was at least 2/3rds full. Our staple Japanese good food place is Seryna in Little Tokyo or Umu in Dusit Thani Hotel. But going there is a bit of a hassle if you live in Pasig. This place is a whole lot nearer. Parking in the building is available too so no problem there. 128077

Orders were these - hamachi and shake sashimi, ebi tempura, chicken teriyaki and katsudon. The highlight of course was the saikoro steak. (Pictured)

Everything was made well, taste is authentic. Wasn't so happy with the hamachi cut since it was fibrous so maybe avoid that in the future. Price is authentic Japanese too for those curious. 128556

We will definitely go back, tempura was made with meaty prawns, not the cheap starchy shrimps so that's a plus. The saikoro practically melts in your mouth, which was our staple in Seryna. One of those places we will definitely go back too!

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Shiela P.
5.0 Stars

This deserves a separate review. Sairoko Steak (cubed steak) is the real definition of "melts in your mouth" 128077

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Shiela P.
5.0 Stars

This was our Mother's Day dinner.

On the photo is their super yummy Kame Nabe (Hot Pot)
Yose Nabe (Mixed Hot Pot) good for sharing if you a small appetite but this is their single serve paper hot pot. Its amazing how the paper can handle the heat and the soup 128077 and its PhP580

We also ordered:
Chahan ( Japanese Fried Rice with Soup) - PhP220 good for sharing.
California Roll - PhP288
Ebi Tempura 5pcs - PhP380
Iced Tea - PhP110

Overall the food is awesome! Something new to try to all Japanese Restaurants lovers out there.

But the service needs improvement. They need to be more attentive. 9786

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