Chotto Matte

Izakaya Sensu, Net Park Bldg., 5th Ave., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

Chotto Matte
4.1
4.0 Stars

17 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 6
  • 4 stars 8
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
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Francis Y.
3.0 Stars

Japanese stuff is something you don’t mess with. Personally, I think Japanese food is really ment to stay traditional. One may tweak it a bit, but I think they were trying too hard. Only liked their sushi.

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Jaya M.
5.0 Stars
4

This has become one of my favorite places to go to for sushi! I've been here twice already and nothing they do can disappoint. Those who know me know that my go to place is Nihonbashitei but it's so refreshing to get out of that routine and try a new place! I am still smiling about my dinner here, seriously.

What we had:
Spicy Tuna Maki - This is the dish I always ordering when trying out a new restaurant because in my opinion, if the spicy tuna is good then the rest of the menu is probably good too! This Spicy Tuna Maki was actually spicy which was great because not many places actually make it spicy. Generous serving of tuna as well, so that's a big plus! Served as our appetizer for this meal!

Dragon Roll - Unagi, cucumber, crispy tempura flakes and avocado. This sushi was sort of like the main dish of our sushi date! The unagi was so flavorful and perfectly complemented by the crispy tempura flakes, this is definitely one for the books. The avocado made this creamy but the unagi gave a barbequey kick to it!

Dynamite Roll - MY FAVORITE. This was literally a burst of flavors in your mouth. It has all the good stuff - salmon, tuna, spicy mayonaisse, unagi sauce, tempura flakes. It is the sushi of your dreams. We even ended up clearing out the left over sauce using our chopsticks. Ok, fine, it was just me. I love my sauces. Especially flavorful ones like this! Definitely ordering this every time I come here!

PS. The wasabi was fresh, and the soy sauce wasn't too salty! Fresh wasabi is a big plus! 128076🏼

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EJ B.
5.0 Stars
4

We were asked by the host to order some cocktails at Chotto Matte before we proceed to Izakaya Sensu.

We had the following Japanese Cocktails:

127865Melon Chu Hi Sour - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5
127865Sakura Smile - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5
127865Wasabi Watermelon - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5
127865Cherry Blossom - 11088️11088️11088️11088️11088️ 5/5

"Melon Chu Hi Sour was my drink during our visit and among the 4 I've try... Melon Chu Hi Sour standout. It taste sweet but with strong flavor of the alcohol compare to the other cocktails."

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084️

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Kristin A.
5.0 Stars

During our Izakaya eatup, we were invited to have some cocktails from Chotto Matte while waiting. The rest of us had very nice colorful and yummy drinks, some of which you can order as part of their happy hour from 2pm to 7pm!

I had the Chotto Hee To, which I didn't realize until later was their take on the mojito 🤦🏻‍♀️. I loved it, even more than the usual mojito! Definitely having this again 128523

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Marc M.
4.0 Stars
2

Nothing like sitting back sipping cocktails in the middle of the day, watching everyday people walk past you rushing to their next meeting or shift. 9996️128514 While here I am, #tambaymode

Chill na chill lang with Chotto Matte's Suntory Special Blended Whisky in a cocktail of refreshing Grapefruit, Lemon, and Orange Bitters. They call this one the "Bungalow" and it pairs perfectly with their Yakitori!

Cross ordering with Izakaya Sensu is allowed even when it's closed for split shift. 128077

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
2

Hey stalkers. Chotto Matte's new happy hour is now from 2pm to 7pm. You read that right. It's five hours already! Try and compare their drinks from other bars. Theirs is not diluted with pabebe stuff.

Happy hour means BUY ONE GET ONE on selected signature drinks.

Don't forget to drop by every Fridays for "the good stuff" as DJs play their music for your pleasure.

128204128525 watermelon wasabi
This is interesting. Well, this is non alcoholic but I really love the flavor.

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
2

Back again at Chotto Matte to have some awesome creative cocktail mixes. On this visit I got to try the following.
127864Cherry Blossom - this was my pick on their new list of sochu infused drinks. It was lovely pink with skewered watermelon balls. The taste was quite light and refreshing with a little punch of sochu. This one is great for the not too alcoholic peeps.

127864Chotto Hee To - this one is their take on the classic mojito. This one is tasty and one of my fave. If you are a fan of mojito you will definitely love this refreshing drink.

127864Wasabi (Forgot the name) - this is another fave of mine. Love that distinct flavor of wasabi mixed in the cocktail.

Overall if you are a fan of great creative mixes, Chotto Matte for sure got something special for you. Chillax kind of place smack just below the offices. Perfect for breaktime haha. Take note of their daily buy 1 take 1 Happy Hour from 2PM to 7PM. 128512128076

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
6

Finally was able to try this Jap restaurant, just when I was no longer working in the office building beside it (haha). Had lunch with College friends at Chotto Matte; was super excited to see them, and was looking forward to eating in a very posh-looking, slightly intimidating place.

For a lunch time schedule, the place was fortunately not packed. We were immediately seated and handed over the menu. Took us a good 10 minutes-ish to order, as there was so much to choose from. I ordered the Chicken Teriyaki bento meal, one of my friends got another bento with Chicken Karaage as the main viand plus a side of Spicy Tuna Maki, while my other friend ordered the Tomato Ae-soba, plus a side of Sensu Kara-age.

No we were not hungry. At all.

Our table barely had space for anything but food, but we were not ashamed as everything tasted really great! I even liked the soba, which was surprising as I'm not partial with cold noodles. But the soba was quite refreshing and am open to ordering it next time, probably. The Spicy Tuna Maki was also very fresh, and had the right level of spice. Not the best I've tasted, but definitely in my top 5.

And of course, I loved my Bento box as well. We were jokingly calling it the "Pamana ni Lola Barkada Package" because of the presentation and size of the meal. But it was a positive jest--the side dishes, which I no longer remember the names of but were very delish, had different flavors-- some were salty, sweet, slightly bland and "fishy" but everything surprisingly complemented each other.

The dessert was a fruit jelly that wasn't too sweet which I usually wouldn't give the time of the day of, but I also liked it and was a good ending to a fulfilling meal. So now, I'm not so sure if they served unique and quality Japanese food, or I was just extremely hungry (kidding 128556).

Customer service was great. Food was served quickly and the staff had sufficient knowledge of the food we ordered eating and were kind enough to answer our questions. Our bill was at around PHP1,500 which was "sulit." I enjoyed every minute of our lunch.

Needless to say, will definitely be back and try their other dishes!128522128077🏼

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
3

It's been a while since I saw some of my friends so we wanted to grab a drink but apparently they were closing early so we just had one.

Ordered Fukuoka in Bloom (Php195) it has a bitter taste with citrus flavoring.

Place was ok, cozy ambiance. Will need to try their food next time.

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars
3

I enjoy having their sake-based cocktails!

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Ej C.
5.0 Stars

THey have FRESH sashimi! ... For a fair price at taguig!! :)

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Sarah L.
2.0 Stars

I don't get what the fuss is about. Went there around 1030 and only 2 tables were occupied. The chubby man by the entrance greeted us with- they only serve cocktails nalang. I was surprised so I asked "no food?" He replied "only tempura" I asked again "that's it? " and he said and yakitori. So i said that's fine. It seems he was dissuading us from entering. I understand sashimi isn't available anymore since the restaurant adjoining the bar is already closed but he could have said that only hot dishes were available. It seems they dont want customers to come in anymore. I also noticed a couple who came in after us didn't even get seated they must have said the same thing so they wont come in anymore. Come ordering time a lot of hot dishes weren't available. The fried rice arrived 45 mins after we ordered and i asked why the servers reply was its standard. 45 mins for fried rice? All our other food was cold already. Cocktails were basic. LIT has better drinks. Ooma has better food. And Mcdonalds (yes I am comparing them to a fastfood chain) has better service. Save yourself the hassle and do not go here. Its nothing special. And service sucks. They also forgot to take out from our bill the order that was unavailable. Awful service plus so so food= waste of money.

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Kristin A.
4.0 Stars
2

Long overdue review of a K eatup!

I work in the vicinity of this place but I still arrived after EJ B, ikaw na! He generously shared his "get one" of the highball, which was OK with me (disclaimer: I kinda like sweet drinks and alcoholic ones are just a blur for me, soooo... )

Pricing was kinda ok, especially when the drinks are on BOGO. Just don't be surprised if you racked up a bill ordering one drink after another.

It was Monday night so the place wasn't so packed. The dim lighting was very conducive to privacy (like if you're wary of people seeing you have a drink on the first day of the workweek 128521). We all sat at the bar as we were waiting for people to arrive, and it's a perfect meeting spot especially if you're meeting unfamiliar faces - you're kinda easy to spot 128522 Plus, watching the bartenders in action is a good conversation starter. Take it from a shy extrovert.

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
5

Everything we ate and drank was delicious!

Wagyu was cooked perfectly.

Hamachi was fresh.

Yakitori Platter had variety.

This melon drink I had was awesome.

No picture of the Karaage, but that was good too.

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Christina R.
4.0 Stars
2

Sakura Smile - 250 - Lychee infused sake, cherry-infused vodka, lychee puree, cherry bitters.

Pretty pink cocktail in a glass. i was hoping I could taste the lychee but sadly it tasted a bit watery to me. I got a gentle punch of the sake halfway through my drink. Perfect buzz just before dinner.

Liked their happy hour buy one, get one which lasted until 8PM, I think. I like the feel of the place, a bit dim, high ceilings, Japanese inspired interior. Nice place to sit down (or stand up in my case) and chat with friends. I prefer eating here than in their izakaya.

Coming back for the sours and yakitori.

Hello to the K's, AA's, and new friends!

Bar Hopper's Badge!

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Tei A.
4.0 Stars
4

Speakeasy bar that is the perfect place to hangout after work. Known for its highballs and cocktails infused with Japanese whisky, sake, beer.

They also have a great selection of Japanese appetizers snd sashimis!

I enjoyed my Sakura Smile and Bungalow Blush. 127864

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Angela Marie C.
4.0 Stars
2

So finally we got here to meet with other |ooloo-ers! My bf, Josh G and I got to meet Jayson J, EJ B, Christina R and Kristin A for some drinks before having dinner. Eventually Elaine O, Dennis O and Patrick V joined too. So glad this place had happy hour then so yey, 2 drinks for the price of 1! Plus it was so nice to spend time with people that share the same love for food, and also spend at least 3 minutes taking foodie photos before actually starting to drink or eat. 128568

I was so excited for this meet up that I spent most of my afternoon looking at the IG account of Chotto Matte. They posted a photo of "Sakura Smile" that day, and I pretty much had my mind fixated on trying the drink. I love lychee so I was so excited to try it!

I liked the cocktail creation but I found out it too strong, or maybe I was expecting more of something like a Lychee Martini of some sort. I don't really drink Sake, but I just thought having "lychee infused Sake" would make the lychee flavor stand out more, but it tasted he alcohol more. I still enjoyed it though. 128570

The place was very nice too. It has quite a number of seats and with just the right ambient lighting. It is a very good place to chill after a long day's work. 128571

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars
3

I'm glad Angela Marie C and Josh G decided to wait a minute (english translation of the establishment's name) here at Chotto matte before gigi flies to Cebu.
I called Chotto matte on my way here but disappointed they don't take reservations. But buti nalang there's EJ B who's now stealing the early bird seat together with Kristin A who's outfit is so.. Formal! Lol it's okay because the ambiance of Chotto matte is really formal and dark. Guys we found another yakuza's hideout!

Me and the very gorgeous Christina R who's sporting also her very posh work outfit arrived almost the same time, she was excited to order because it's happy hour!! Buy one get one on selected drinks only me and christina shared

128204 sakura smile
This is lychee infused sake and cherry infused vodka with cherry bitters. I must say the alcohol taste is strong. It has cherry inside a lychee skewed in a toothpick.

Happy hour-- ej and tin, angela and josh, me and tina! Pairs! Dennis O and Elaine O arrived next--they shared and we really occupied the bar--it's about 10 seats and there are still some tables good for around 36 more for other people who like to have a restaurant feel. Still hindi pa rin because it's dark all over.

The service here is great, super courteous, really inculcated Japanese discipline. They open the door for you and greet you "kon banwa!" Upon entering--that the ever late comer Patrick V also experienced this from the servers. They give you towel and water as you are seated.

CR--they share with izakaya and you gave to enter the bright world of izakaya if you feel like 1 or 2. Nice and simple 2 unisex rooms with common washroom outside.
WIFI is available as well! But no power outlets.. The music is so formal jazz as well. Enjoy high class drinks and ambiance will be a good reason for a next visit. 128077🏼128077🏼

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Patrick V.
4.0 Stars
2

If it's within BGC on a weekday, madali akong kaladkarin! Lol.

So tumakas ako last night to meet up with the usual kaladkarins plus got to meet new people rin. (Hello Angela Marie C Josh G EJ B! It was nice meeting you.)

Upon arriving(medyo late), they informed me of the Buy 1 Get 1 Promo from 5-8PM!

EJ and I got the Fukuoka In Bloom(P195 for 2 because of the Happy Hour promo! Sulit na diba?) which is a blend of mango infused tequila, grapefruit, lime juice, bitters and salt rim. I didn't taste anything else except the grapefruit. It was like a grapefruit juice infused with alcohol.

What I love about this place is the ambience which is why I'm giving it 4/5 stars. Feels like the perfect place to hangout alone - I would just sit by the bar so I could watch other drinks being made, drink and think about life decisions. Char! 128514

I would definitely go back and try other cocktails! 128076🏻

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
3

It's 6:30PM, time to go to Chotto Matte. 127863127864127884127886127887

Seated in the bar, I availed the Buy 1 Take 1 Happy Hour Promo of Chotto Matte. While waiting I got a Highball Liquor called ANDRES (Tanduay Dark Rum, Coca-cola, Panocha Syrup, Orange Bitters and Fresh Calamansi) for Php150.00 (2 glasses). Then Kristin A came and get the other glass of Andres... Followed by Jayson J, Angela Marie C, Josh G, Christina R, Dennis O and Elaine O. They have different and separate cocktails. Then chat and picture galore! Until Patrick V came and ordered Fukuoka In Bloom (Mango-Infused Tequila, Housemade Grapefruit Syrup, Lime Juice, Bitters, Salt Rim) for Php195.00 which he shared the other glass with me.

Andres Highball - 11088️11088️11088️11088️ 4/5

Fukuoka In Bloom - 11088️11088️11088️11088️ 4/5

Happy Hour Promo is valid daily from 5:00-8:00PM. Come and visit Chotto Matte at Net Park Building, BCG.

#ilovetoeat 12851510084️

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