CoCo Ichibanya

Forbestown Rd., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, Metro Manila

CoCo Ichibanya
3.8
4.0 Stars

24 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 27 Reviews
  • 15 Recommend
  • 24 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 12:00a
Phone
+6327209779

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Will C.
4.0 Stars

Service was good. Place was clean. Japanese curry at its best. Curry that ive order was a tad spicy, too bad it should be 5 stars 128522

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Emily T.
4.0 Stars
3

I liked it.

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Cindy S.
5.0 Stars

I'd never know that I love curry if I hadn't tried Coco Ichibanya. They have mastered the perfect curry down to an art.

Coco Ichibanya in Forbestown is just a short walk from my workplace, so whenever I'd crave for curry and a heavy meal, this is my go to place. All that rice, the super soft and fluffy scrambled egg, and the amazing curry sauce is just to die for. 128525

This time I went for Chicken Cutlet Curry instead of my usual pork. And it didn't disappoint. I normally don't eat lots of rice but everytime I'm here I just could not help it! The curry sauce was very generous that the plate was drowning in it, in a good way of course! The chicken was fried to perfection, and oh my gosh the egg, the egg was sooo fluffy and soft it literally melts in your mouth.

By the time I was done eating my tummy is close to bursting. But not a single regret. It was worth it! They may be on the pricey side but it's definitely worth it for the quality (and quantity) of the food. So if you're craving for GREAT curry, this is your place! 128522

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Brie K.
5.0 Stars
2

I consider Japanese curry as my comfort food and one of the best place to get this is here at Coco Ichibanya. This restaurant originated in Japan, spread across the country and literally mean "Here, Number 1 Store."

The ambiance of the store is great, well-lit and interior design is awesome. It is more sophisticated compared to their stores around the streets of Japan. The price of food is at par with other specialty stores who sells, tonkatsu or ramen.

I ordered Pork Cutlet Curry with Egg and Rice. The rice is only set to 200g and no option to add more unless ordering it ala carte. Options on spicyness can also be chosen, so make sure to select the appropriate one for you. All their offerings can also be bundled to add, a soup, mini salad, dessert and a drink. You can check the prices at the top portion of the menu.

The arrival of food is less than 20 minutes. They served the drinks followed by the mini salad, then my main meal. You can really smell the curyness (is there a term?) of the meal. The egg was perfectly placed on top of the rice and it was really Instagrammable. The pork cutlet is prepared well and perfectly cooked for me. It was crispy on the outside yet tender inside. Make sure to eat it with the curry sauce to ass some spicyness.

After eating, the 2 scoops of ice cream was served. One strawberry and one cookies and cream, with some small slices of fruits. I really love the strawberry as it has real fruits in their while the cookies and cream was just okay.

So, if you wanted to enjoy some Japanese curry, make sure to visit Coco Ichibanya and it will never fail you to enjoy this awesome dish!

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars

Last lunch out for the year and we're having CURRY. 128563128563128563

My friend's a curry lover so she was excited to eat here. I, on the other hand, will never be a fan of curry 128529 So again, I ordered salad. One tuna salad with roasted sesame dressing, please? 128513 Their salads are not the best but for just 100 pesos, choosy pa? They have different options available. Greens with egg, tuna, fried chicken, calamari, sausage, and everything on it. 2 salad dressings are available - roasted sesame or Japanese vinaigrette. Prices are from 100-250 pesos only. Very sulit na, diba diba?! 128077🏼

Service was weird, though. I asked for the dressing to be separated. Said it twice para sure. But still, they did not separate the dressing. Asked them why and they just said "ay, nalagay na po kasi eh, picturan niyo po ba? ayusin na lang po namin". Uhm, okay?? 128563128563128563

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Dianne C.
4.0 Stars

Love their food128522

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Arlene S.
4.0 Stars

Pork Tonkatsu is love.

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
4

Legit Japanese curry right here! Well to be honest, Japanese curry more or less tastes the same in any legit Japanese restaurant, but this place pulls out the stops to give you that authentic curry house experience.

The menu mostly consists of variations of what they have + curry sauce: katsu, beef, veggies, a rice omelette, seafood, etc etc. Being my first visit. I kept it basic and close to what i think the basic curry is - katsu, curry, and rice... but i also switched to the omurice variant for good measure. One kasama had her curry with oysters and veggies! All orders allow you to set the spiciness level to taste and add any combination of soup, salad, dessert, a drink, or all 4.

The pork cutlet was tender enough to cut with a spoon, it was flavorful, and with an apt amount of breading for that right crispiness. And the egg on the omurice was really fluffy! Both went really well with my spicy curry sauce! Couldnt help but add a dash of togorashi for a lil more kick hehe.

Coco Ichibanya is gonna be top of mind when my next curry craving comes along! 127835

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars

Another first! I don’t know why but I was never a fan of curry. After my experience here, everything’s changed! Haha!

I went safe with my order and tried the Pork Cutlet Curry with mild spicy curry and 200g (smallest serving) rice. To my surprise, I actually liked it. I was even able to finish the rice! The consistency of the curry looked oily but I wasn’t able to taste that during my meal. The pork cutlet was good, too.

I think that the service in this branch can be improved too. It took some time before we got our bill which we had to request for minor changes. We also requested for an official receipt with our company details and it took them more than 10 minutes to return to us.

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Ruth S.
3.0 Stars
2

One night after a successful and productive meeting with the coolest society ever, @foodsocietyph (please like and follow their FB and IG accounts!!!), Reich, Ruth and I had dinner here.

Before anything else, can I just say that I never ever imagined myself eating here! Never! Why? Because CURRY. 128563128115🏼128567128566

Good thing, the place does not smell 100% curry. There's a slight hint but not too overpowering. Nagpaparamdam lang. 128518 And most importantly, non-curry items are available like SALADS. I love salads so I was happy to know that their salads are curry-free! 128513128588🏼

They have different kinds of salad - tuna, chicken, squid, corn, and egg! Prices are from 100-200 pesos only. Super sulit, diba diba!!! 128077🏼

So I tried the Tuna Salad (100). Asked our server if it's good for sharing and she answered yes, so for 100 pesos, WOW!!

But don't expect good for sharing size. Once served, you'll see why the salads were priced that way. Serving size was just right. Just the size you're supposed to expect given that you're only going to pay 100 + service charge. Enough lettuce with tomato, cucumber, and corn. But was pretty surprised with the amount of tuna added, it's the canned tuna type but I'm not complaining because they added a lot of tuna! And salad dressing was my ultimate fave: roasted sesame!! 128513

Ruth ordered the Cheesy Hamburg something which is a burger steak with gooey melted cheese inside and of course, with lots of curry. 128563 You can customize your order by choosing the level of spiciness of the curry and the amount of rice you want. Tried this and hello, curry. 128518 It was cheesy but the curry was just too much for me to appreciate/enjoy it. Sorry! 128586 And then we also tried Reich's Udon Ramen something. It was just okay. Again, you can really taste the curry. 128563

Service was good. Place is nice, clean, and spacious. 128077🏼 As much as I don't like curry, I am still looking forward to eating here again. Definitely going back for the salads! 128521

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Reich T.
3.0 Stars

I was with The Ruths one Friday night.  We just finished a productive meeting and our stomachs are growling in unison,  screaming FOOD!

The plan was to have dinner at Manam but the line is discouraging.  We found ourselves loitering around Burgos Circle.  After x number of minutes we dediced to celebrate Friday with some good old fashioned curry.

Friday Night is Curry Night!

Curry Udon.  This marks my first time to try anything with udon in it.  I gotta admit,  ze curry swayed me (i am a lover of anything curry).  I dunno,  maybe i aint cultured enough to appreciate udon but i find the noodles too heavy (i guess i aint used to noodles on the thick side).   The curry infused broth is delicious though,  perfect for the gloomy weather.  The only beef i had is that the "spicy"  variant is not spicy at all.

Anyway,  I'll stick with the hamburger with cheese curry thingy in my next visit.

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Jem C.
4.0 Stars

I am not a fan of curry but among the rest that I have tried this could be one of the best. Here you can customize the size of meat and the level of spiciness. I tried beef curry with rice( not just "A RICE" but a lot of rice )... Gave it a four star because I think it will be better if they could allow minimal serving of rice(hehehehe)..

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
5

This place is beautiful!!! Doesn't even look like it's just a simple, not so expensive curry place! The restaurant has beautiful interiors, with the lightings and just everything about its design still amazes me. Even the bathroom is really a comfort room!

The food is not bad. We ordered the curry udon and the pork omelet curry. We were asked about the hotness level of our curry. I love curry but I can't handle spicy food, so I went with the mild, but my boyfriend wants a challenge so he went with the spiciest. I loved that even if I ordered the mild version of the curry, I didn't feel like I missed the real essence of curry dishes. I was still able to taste the curry and the dish was what I expected. Oh, and good thing their staff recommended that I try a special sauce to mix with my order. According to her, the pork cutlet curry goes best with that sauce, and she was right.

Prices here are reasonable given the serving. It was enough for me. Although I'm not sure if it'll be enough for other guys out there. I didn't have a hard time finishing my food, but it did fill my growling tummy up.

I love their service. Food was served to us in less than 15 minutes (if I remember correctly). Also, I think the servers are trained to watch out for the glasses of their customers, since it's expected that the customers will need water for their spicy curry dishes. We never had empty glasses of water. It might be something small for other diners out there, but not for me.

You may not always consider a restaurant's ambiance, or service, or pricing when deciding where to eat, but once you experience the full package, it's only then you'll realize the great impact it creates on your whole dining experience. And for that, I thank this restaurant. Kudos!

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Kal K.
4.0 Stars
2

I think my only mistake was expecting their tonkatsu to be on par or at least close to, Yabu or Saboten. Maybe it is in other branches, but for this visit I think the breading is quite different but to be fair the pork was good and it was cooked well.

Got the number 3 which is extra hot, but it wasn't that spicy. I guess my taste buds may have a higher tolerance than some other people.

But then curry itself was quite good so I think I may have ordered wrong, so I'm going to have to go back to be sure.

It's a bit on the pricey side if you compare it to what you get from Yabu or Saboten, who give you more value for your money. And I know you can ask for curry sauce on the side in Yabu, so I wanna give Coco Ichibanya another shot. :)

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Dark H.
4.0 Stars
2

I love Japanese Curry. I guess they are setting a right price for their curries. The ice cream though was not that promising for its value. Anyhow, if u guys want to try good Japanese Curry u better try Coco 128525

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Moritz S.
4.0 Stars
2

We ordered the Pork Cutlet and Vegetable Curry and the Shrimp Curry Rice Gratin. Great curry flavor! I like that the rice servings are customizable as well as the spiciness level. The gratin has a nice balance of curry and cream too. Recommended for curry lovers out there!

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Daniel O.
2.0 Stars
2

I don't know why a lot of people are saying they have enjoyed dining here.

Didn't enjoy it a bit. Got they're best seller, I can't even remember what the name was. It came with omelet and rice.

I had the curry decorated cuz I picked the "crazy hot" choice but it's really not that spicy.

Oh well...

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Will C.
4.0 Stars
4

Been looking for an authentic japanese curry and i can only name afew here in manila but that was before i got to try it here, i was very impressed by the fresh taste of its curry here such that i was able to finish it till the last curry sauce.

I ordered pork katsu with omelette which was very good and add another 100 to have 3 sides including dessert. Also order shrimp gratin which was equally impressive in taste so there would be another take in terms of curry.

Might come back soon. 128522

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Vlad A.
4.0 Stars

The pork tonkatsu was tender and the level 2 spiciness of the curry was just right for me; borderline "taking a sip of water with spoonful" hot. Combined with the rice omelette and it was a nice crunchy, juicy, spicy mix of goodness. And i definitely walked away full so a single dish is more than enough to satisfy. Good stuff!

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars
2

Coco Ichibanya has such a huge space in Forbes Town, more like it's neighbor Casa Italia. We first tried Coco Ichibanya in Estancia and loved it. Other than offering good food, they have kid friendly options and that's just a PLUS PLUS for me as a mom.

In this particular visit, I got my daughter their Children's Curry Set. It has sausages, breaded pork, potatoes, jellies, rice and curry. Cherienne loves the sausages and the curry, but of course the jellies too. This set even has orange juice in a cup.

I got myself a Naan with Curry as dip and opted to add cheese into the dip. I was hoping they can put cheese into the Naan itself but sadly they only have a plain one. That's okay because the Naan was really good - warm and soft and light. The curry, I chose mild level of spice, with the cheese was a perfect dip for the warm naan. Coco Ichibanya's curry isn't overwhelming. Compared to other Japanese restaurants with curry bowls, their's doesn't give me a headache afterwards. I would say it's milder or more subtle in terms of flavor and spices.

Hubby got their Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry. He usually likes this but during this visit, the pork cutlet was overcooked as seen in the picture. It totally changed the experience coz the meat was dry and he didn't enjoy it. I urged him to tell the staff about it so that they can replace it but he's too hungry to wait lol

Overall, it was still a pleasant visit. They're always friendly with kids. My daughter loves tomatoes and they gave in to her request of more cherry tomatoes at no extra cost.

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