Chibo Okonomiyaki

2/F S Maison at Conrad Manila, Seaside Blvd. cor. Coral Way, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Chibo Okonomiyaki
3.9
4.0 Stars

27 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328983333

Hours

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

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Most Recent Reviews

Vie V.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Karissa M.
4.0 Stars
5

I liked it.

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Michelle T.
4.0 Stars
2

Finally got to try their okonomiyaki.
Wasnt as good as i expect it to be but it wasnt bad too. All the flavors were good but lacks something else for me.
We ordered the butatama okonomiya (quite small but i guess it was an ok size for the price) pumonjyo yaki (a good combo of yakisoba wrap in a crepe style) and lastly the soba meshi ( their fried rice was just ok lacks flavor but smells good ).

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April H.
4.0 Stars
4

During our stay at Conrad, my fiance and I opted to have dinner at Chibo Okonomiyaki. I learned to enjoy this savory Japanese pancake when a do-it-yourself okonomiyaki restaurant opened early this year.

There was no trouble finding a table at Chibo. Our dinner consisted of their gyoza, okonomiyaki and their fried rice. We started with the gyoza teppan, which was unique due to its' flat, square shape. It was crunchy with not much stuffing in the middle, so it felt bitin even if it tasted good. We did observe that the gyoza was a bit hard to pick up with chopsticks.

We tried two kinds of okonomiyaki: the butatama, which is their classic pork okonomiyaki, and the mattari, which has asparagus, mochi and pork. In contrast to its predecessor (in Manila I mean), their okonomiyaki is cooked by the staff, away from the eyes of the customers. They serve it on the teppan, where it can remain hot as you make your way thru it. Both the butatama and mattari were good. I don't think I can discern a difference in terms of taste between the two restaurants currently in the local market. I enjoyed the food equally. But I think I kind of prefer the DIY and interactive experience, it makes dining more memorable.

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars
7

Finally got a chance to dine here. There was still a queue for the dining table. We were told that the counter is available. It turned out to be the teppan counter where food is cooked in front. It was really nice to observe the chef doing the food. We ordered Chibo Okonomiyaki, php 380, soba meshi, combination of Soba and rice pho 230, ika squid php 180and tenderloin beef php880, and blancmange, coconut mango purée with pineapple bits php.120, Oh! enjoyed all the food. With entertainment from chef Joshua.

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
6

J and I went on a food crawl date night in SMaison. Chibo Okonomiyaki was our first stop. We're just two Japanese food addicts so this was the perfect date night for us! 128571 We enjoyed our date in Dohtonbori so much, so I was so excited to try it here as well. As usual, J and I consulted |ooloo prior to our visit here so we won't waste time thinking of what to order. Our well-planned menu choice was all thanks to the awesome reviews of Bernisse C, Jayson J and Leo C! So thanks!!! 128571

We started our meal with their Gyoza Teppan (Php 150) and I absolutely loved this! It may look a tad sad, but I just took it as a different take on the well loved Japanese dumplings. The meat was tender and juicy and the sauce made it a whole lot better. The sauce was great, it was just the right kind of spicy and had a nice sweet-salty and tangy flavor that was familiar but really good! 128077🏼

We also had the Tonpei-Yaki (Pork Omelette) (Php 150) and I really liked this too! Again it's their sauce that gave it so much body. Without it, it's just pork wrapped in scrambled eggs. I give props to their Saucier! I told myself if I became a chef, I would've loved spending years of my life developing sauces too. 128568

We also ordered the Butata Okonomiyaki (Php 190) which was the perfect beginner's type of the Japanese pancake. It was served to us as a pancake already and just reheated on our hot teppan, but I'm not complaining just because it was served really quick and warm. 128568 I liked that you can have as much Bonito flakes as you like, which we did. 128569 We asked for more sauce and Japanese mayo and they gladly gave us.

We also enjoyed their Pumonjyu Yaki (Php 230) which was like a savory crepe filled with yakisoba. I really liked this too! The stir-fried noodles was very tasty and it went so well with all the rest of the crepe-like Okonomiyaki! It was very unique and flavorful! 128568

I had to comment on their complimentary cold tea too just because J and I absolutely loved it! It had a nice roasted earthy flavor and it was a great accompaniment to the meal! 128571

All in all, it was a great meal at such affordability! I can't wait to come back! 128568 In terms of taste, I'd still go for Dohtonbori, but this is a very close second! 128571

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Christian S.
4.0 Stars

A must try 128512128512128512

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Midz S.
3.0 Stars
10

This place has been open for quite some time now. I still remember the time when this just opened and we were eager to try it. Sadly, we just had okonomiyaki at a different restaurant and we avoid eating another for awhile since we get sick of the taste.

So we headed to Chibo last Friday since we're ready to eat okonomiyaki again! The place was calm and had dim lightings. We ordered the okonomiyaki and yakisoba set and an order of the spicy Konnyaku steak teppan for the three of us.

The set order (P980 - good for 2) includes a salad, an okonomiyaki, yakisoba, pork omelette and dessert.

And oh, there's a grill on each table, but it's not for you to cook your orders on. Its purpose is to keep your food warm as you slowly finish it.

The salad was drenched with the dressing. I loved the bacon, though 128055

The yam cake (P120) we had was a little bit better than okay. It had the right amount of spiciness that I was able to handle, with what I'm assuming is some sort of a barbeque marinade. Serving size is small.

The okonomiyaki was just okay. The pork slices in it were the highlight of my meal. If it weren't for that, then I'm not sure if I'd be able to eat several bites.

The yakisoba was okay also, although I think I wasn't able to eat much of it because it was loaded with black peppers.

The pork omelette was okay. It's just scrambled eggs stuff with pork slices and topped with sauce.

I'd love to give a comment on the dessert, except we weren't given any, and we only remembered after leaving S Maison.

Overall, ambiance is nice, service is good, food was okay and a bit pricey. Yes, the set meal alone is enough for 3 people, but for the serving size and taste, it's a bit pricey.

So I guess I'm not really a fan of okonomiyaki after all 128517

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

Went here for a late snacks as okonomiyaki might not make me full for a dinner. And also just wanted to try it out as curiousity prevails.

Order their chibo okonomiyaki for around 400, they cook it on their kitchen and just reheat it on the table. Depends on your preference but i prefer that i can watch the overall process. The server left it on the table and i was left wondering how long to wait 128556

Impression on their okonomiyaki, it was good as there were lots of meat inside. The tiger shrimp head with its fingers on the side was not appealing for me. I didnt much taste the tiger prawn body inside the japanese pancake. Nonetheless i enjoy my visit here.

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Bo R.
3.0 Stars
2

Don't expect this restaurant to satisfy your Japanese food cravings. This isn't your typical Japanese resto. They specializes in Okonomiyaki which they describe as a Japanese pancake, but is actually a Japanese omelette/ really huge takoyaki with LOTS of Japanese mayo. (Grabbed a photo from their site cos I wasn't able to take one).
The super thin, fried gyoza was the better part of the meal (see photo).
Definitely for the slightly adventurous eater

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Leo C.
5.0 Stars
2

This is my first time to write such a long review just because I really had a great time in this Japanese resto.

So on a Thursday night my cousin and I went to Conrad hotel to try this new resto specializing on okonomiyaki. I was reading alot of positive reviews here in other sites. and I must say that from the very start it was a very pleasant experience. The place alone was very classy and comfy and has a very nice modern Japanese vibe to it. Their servers greeted us enthusiastically as we went in the resto so then we chose to sit on the couch.

They handed us out this very big menu which contains clear pictures of what was listed. We proceeded to order the pork omelette i forgot the Japanese name, also a gyoza, yakisoba and their best selling okonomiyaki. while waiting for our orders they gave us both a glass of cold tea and also water. after a few minutes our first two orders arrive which were the pork omelette and gyoza. we were both surpirse that the gyoza was flattened as in almost paper thin but it tasted fine. then we tried the pork omelette which I may say has a very generous amount of pork strips in it. After finishing the appetizers the yakisoba arrived and I may say this is one of the best sobas i have tasted. the server will ask if you would like to sprinkle alittle sea weed powder and some fish flakes which we said yes too. the yakisoba was very rich in flavor and my cousin loved it more than the okonomiyaki. so after finishing this the main course arrived which was their pork okonomiyaki and boy it did not disappoint it was delicious and very cheap for the quality. the server will place it on the hot surface in your table and add the mayo and other toppings to the meal. after that they will offer to cut it and serve it to you. after finishing the meal we decided to order the mango dessert and it was nice finish to a great dinner.

We asked for our bill and it was not that expensive considering we ate very good quality and delicious food not to mention their service crew was very attentive to requests and helpful if needed. For me they are offering customers a unique Japanese experience. I will definitely comeback to the place and bring friends here.

i was not able to take good pictures because I was excited on eating everything but I guarantee you it was great!

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Bernisse C.
4.0 Stars
5

Chibo Okonomiyaki recently opened its first branch here in the Philippines last June. It's located at second floor of S Maison, Conrad, just beside MOA. It was said that the chefs trained in Osaka, Japan just for this branch. So you better expect authentic 🇯🇵 food (yum!! 128523).

PLACE: The place feels fancy yet cozy at the same time with teppan warmers on each table.

SERVICE: The service was okay. Although it could be on the slow side. We did have to wait a bit for the food to arrive. The staffs were very polite and friendly.

FOOD: Below were the dishes that we ordered (There was only the two of us).

128035 Tonpei Yaki - Some sort of Pork Omelette. The egg was very fluffy and soft which was perfect for the omelette and topped with Japanese Mayo and seaweed powder (??). My friend really loved this one.

128061 Gyoza Teppan (P150) - This is not your regular gyoza as it is flat. I was a bit underwhelmed at first because they look so tiny. But this had a crunch to it and I loved loved loved their gyoza sauce.

128055 Butatama Okonomiyaki (P190) - In Japanese, buta means pork. This is one of their classics and one can never go wrong with it. If you're new to Okonomiyaki and want to try something safe, then try this 128077🏻

🧀 Cheese Yaki (P280) - This dish was exclusively made just for the Philippine branch since we all know how much we love our cheese. This includes Okonomiyaki dough, teppan noodles, bean sprouts, pork and a combination of Gouda, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. An extra layer of cheese is then poured on top of the dough as it cooks. Ohh that cheesy heaven goodness! 128524

127861 They also serve cold tea (for free) which I also loved!

Personally, I really loved this place. It's actually my first time having okonomiyaki. I thought I wouldn't like it but I did. It's perfect for any meal during the day, be it breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner. If you're really hungry, you can devour one whole okonomiyaki by yourself but if not, you can invite a friend and share one. I can't wait to be back! 🇯🇵

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Daylight M.
4.0 Stars
2

okonomyaki 10084️
spent y'day with friends, and this is where we our hungry belly brought us. hahahah, everything we had were all goodl (so good that i didn't mind remembering the names). some celebs are also spotted in the place. also, we were all full, no space for desserts, aaawh.. 128529

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Elise C.
4.0 Stars
9

Just typing these first few words is already making me hungry, I wanna come back!

It was already 2 in the afternoon and we were mostly hungry (mostly me), and we couldnt choose. I've read online that the shirayukihime and the gyoza teppan is a must try, so I ordered it for us, along with their Tabekurabe Set which consists of one butatama okonomiyaki, hiroshima okonomiyaki, chibo salad, tonpei-yaki, and two servings of dessert for just 980 pesos.

The tonpei-yaki or the omelette arrived first and it already won me over. Yum!!!!! Very savory and seasoned quite well, I had to get two slices, sorry, friends! And then the gyoza arrived, this I didnt like, it was very dry and didnt taste like anything at all. I like the normal gyoza better.

Next came the hiroshima okonomiyaki, if I'm not mistaken this one's the okosoba??? There were noodles and some cabbage... It was good, but it's nothing really special. I like Botejyu's better. The butatama okonomiyaki is so much better. Yum!!!

The salad came in between, and it was so fresh. I loved it as well. Loved the parmesan bits. After all this, our shirayukihime still hasnt arrived and we were already full. But after a few moments... A very appetizing okonomiyaki topped with fluffy egg whites arrived. Mouth-watering!! This was our favorite and we really wished it was the first one they served. Loved how cheesy it was and how meaty it was! The only thing we didnt like about it was the bitterness of the green stuff inside. Forgot to ask what it was.

Dessert was equally great!! It was mango panna cotta if im not mistaken. Sweet!

Service is impeccable and food is great. Serving is big and pricing is right! 4.0 because it wasnt overwhelming and doesn't have the umay factor!

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Donna M.
2.0 Stars

Horrible service. Indifferent and inefficient.

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Julie J.
4.0 Stars
7

Visited newly opened S Maison & Conrad yesterday out of curiosity, the place looks pretty and posh but only a handful of establishments are in operation at the moment 128542

Japanese cuisine always wins when it comes to choosing where to have our meal 128541 So Chibo it was! At 11:30, We were #2 in line as the place accepts reservations and was already booked solid... So if you guys plan to drop by, best call ahead to reserve seats! Anyways, the wait time wasn't too bad, we were seated after 30 mins or so.

The place looked really nice and classy...Menus came with photos and brief explanations so it was easy to choose what we wanted...Loving the extensive Okonomiyaki and Teppan choices! 128523 Here's a rundown of what we tried 128071🏼

128204 Chibo Okonomiyaki @380 - Prawn, scallops, beef & pork

128204 Gyoza Teppan @150

128204 Assorted Seafood Teppan @480 - Prawns, scallops, salmon, squid

128204 Hotate (Scallops) Teppan @280 128076🏼

128204 Omusoba @230 - Yakisoba wrapped in an Omelette

128204 Geso Teppan @180 - Squid Tentacles

128204 Cheese, Asparagus & Spinach Teppan @120

128204 Assorted Mushroom Teppan @150

Well, that sure was a lot of Teppan 128514 We liked everything we tried, the Okonomiyaki was good too! Too bad all the cooking was done in the kitchen then served to us (shortage of Teppan chefs?) 🤔 i would have preferred watching them prepare everything in front of us... Maybe next time 128566 Service was pretty good though and dishes are yummy & reasonably priced....Nom!

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Serena M.
4.0 Stars
6

After Uma Uma and Horse's Mouth...

Our 3rd stop...

Chibo Okonomiyaki 🇯🇵127887127884

Spotted... Karyll (Zsa Zsa's daughter) which is seated right next to us!! Well, since I'm not a big fan of hers, we continued checking on Chibo's menu.. 128541128541128541
I've noticed that their menu is quite extensive! So many foods to choose from. They also have seafood teppan, beef teppan, foie gras, etc. Quite impressive! 128521

Actually, we're a bit full already that's why we just ordered their house specialty which is the Chibo Okonomiyaki (P380) which consists of prawn, scallop, beef and pork. I thought they'll cook it in front of us like in Dohtonbori but they did not. Instead they cooked it in their kitchen and warmed the okonomiyaki on our table. Surprisingly, we like the taste of their okonomiyaki!! Taste better than Dohtonbori's!! 128077🏻128077🏻128077🏻 We weren't able to finish it coz we're thinking of having some coffee and desserts pa 128539

So off to our last stop.... Huma 128517

#happy_tummy=happy_me 128131🏻

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Ruth D.
4.0 Stars
4

Chibo Okonomiyaki has a relaxed vibe since there are only a few tables in contrast to Dohtonbori. Interiors are very different too, so that's another factor. Also, the dishes are already cooked in the kitchen so there's less "chaos" here.

We had the following and we liked every dish. And I'm surprised that the prices aren't so bad.

🔹 Hotate (Scallops)

🔹 Tonpei-yaki (pork omelette)

🔹 Cheese Asparagus and Spinach Teppan

🔹 Mattari Okonomiyaki. Ingredients were asparagus, spinach, mochi, cheese, and pork.

🔹 Hiroshima Yaki. This had cabbage and bean sprouts, pork, shrimp, squid, scallops, and noodles.

Service was great. Servers were attentive and very knowledgeable of the dishes they offer. Operations Manager David Guevarra has done another great job with this new Japanese restaurant. 128077🏼

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
5

After the uma uma experience, we hurriedly went to chibo, since this is quite far from our area, and even though we were quiet deep inside the uma uma sharing experience is a bad idea for hungry people.

Now Chibo sounds really new to us, but this restaurant long started 1973 at Osaka at is claiming to be the first to introduce fusion of okonomiyaki and teppanyaki. While dotonbori (it's a name of a famous food arcade in Osaka) is where Chibo's largest establishment is located.

Well, the place really is high class. It's a type of place where yakuzas can meet. There are a couple of function room and a very very frigid CR. There's no wifi and no power outlet as it does not proclaim to be a good tambayan place.

We also decided to share two orders muna
128204128525 butatama okonomiyaki @190php
Buta (豚) is pork in japanese. TAMA! Lol.
As i am writing this review i have already tried dohtonbori, but i still love how plain and elegant they do their okonomiyaki.

128204128525 pumonjyu yaki @230php
Yakisoba inside a crepe with squid and pork. Worth trying as well.

Kristin A did try the avocado tuna tartar (5th photo) on our second visit (within the day LOL)

As i've said (which i plan to talk more about it on my dohtonbori review) this place is high class. You see they make things professional. The way the splat the Japanese mayo on your teppan is worth video recording and "boomeranging" they are also formal too when it comes to accommodating customers. There's a downfall though (in which many of us have observed too)--the service was freaking slow.

Do i like this more than dohtonbori? Maybe? Some aspects! I'm still ok with giving this place a more than okay score. I love how elegant and professional they are. 128521

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Muffy T.
5.0 Stars
8

Found myself at S Maison yesterday and decided to try two of the three restaurants already open.

Chibo, has one of the best okonomiyaki ive had here in the phils. (Yes, a lot better than that other popular "D" place imho).

Okonomiyaki is a popular snack in japan made from soybean paste and baked flour. Its basically a pancake made with any ingredient you want. The roots of this dish go as far as the Edo period when food was scarce and people tried to increase calorie intake by mixing protein with starch.

Their signature dish is the Okonomiyaki Chibo made with sirloin, shrimp, squid, and scallops. If you're feeling a little adventurous, you can also try their okonomiyaki pozza made with sirloin, shrimp, squid, scallops, pizza sauce, and cheese.

Another dish i would suggest is their seafood tepan. The dish is a mixture of scallop, shrimp, salmon, squid, and wild mushrooms cooked on the griddle. Everything was fresh and seasoned perfectly.

The servers are efficient and polite. I i really enjoyed everything from the food to the ambiance.

Ps: no outside food is allowed, as it is with most of our restaurants.128513

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