Dohtonbori

2/F, 8 Missouri St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Dohtonbori
4.4
4.5 Stars

64 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 28
  • 4 stars 33
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 73 Reviews
  • 274 Recommend
  • 64 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6325702765

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

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Lea H.
4.0 Stars

So my boyfriend and I was craving for some Japanese food that is not Ramen or Sushi. We found this resto at SM North named 'Dohtonbori' and serves a new variation of Japanese dish - Okonomiyaki. Okonomiyaki as per the crew is a Japanese pancake dish with variety of toppings -Cabbage, Seafoods,seaweed flakes and a lot more depending on your prefered combination as per the menu.

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Daryl P.
5.0 Stars
3

Definitely recommendable 128525128525 everything is perfect from food to service to ambience.. a must try and to go restaurant in the metro128525♥️ 2 thumbs up for Dohtonbori128077🏻128077🏻

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Manila E.
4.0 Stars
2

28 May 2017
Sunday, 7:00PM

Dohtonburi is the leading okonomiyaki chain which opened its doors for the first time in Manila 3 years ago. There's just something about Japanese food which I always find appealing regardless if it's fast food or authentic. Made reservations for 3 as a catch up dinner with some folks and good thing we did otherwise we would be queued! Ambience, most people said they get the vibe of how an authentic Japanese restaurant feels like and interiors are nicely made.

What we ordered:
Hiroshima Yaki
Quattro Formaggi
Seafood Okonomiyaki
Chicken Karaage
Extra:
Edamame

Almost finished all of our orders. With an average cost of PHP 500.00 for one person, this restaurant won't disappoint. I like the flavor of their okonomiyaki mixed with a thin, crispy layer of crust to balance out the different ingredients used in our order. I couldn't help but order a bowl of rice and had no regrets at all. Take note, I try to limit my carb consumption and happy that I got one for myself. Don't forget to share a bowl of edamame too with your friends to get rid of that umay factor. I shall return, Dohtonburi!

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Tommy T.
4.0 Stars
2

Invited to dinner. The place to do your own cooking of okonomiyaki, beef steak, pork, chicken, prawn cooked in teppan. Their pizza is a best seller

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Marc M.
3.0 Stars
5

May Ramen pala sa Dohtonbori? But if you are a ramen connoisseur, better skip it and stick with their Okonomiyaki. The Tonkotsu tasted exactly like Nissin's Garlic Tonkotsu Souper Meal instant noodles... What's worse is the after taste it gives, probably from the noodles. Parang yun aftertaste ng Lomi. The Tamago was at least flavored right.

For the Okonomiyaki we went with the one with cheese, I forgot the title. Better consume this fast as the cheese tends to harden overtime, unless you want crunchy cheese.

We also tried the Deluxe Monjayaki, I hope I got that right. 128513 This one looks weird. It kinda looks like 128169 ng 128570 but with all those ingredients mixed in from meat to seafood. It becomes a flurry of flavors with every bite from that small spatula.

But with both Okonomiyaki and Monjayaki they will start tasting the same once you add Japanese Mayo, Bonito Flakes and Nori...

Service was top notch and the place is Wow! 128522

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Erica A.
4.0 Stars

Their dish has cheese and the experience is different.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
7

Quick snack at Dohtonbori. We ordered pork yakiniku (180PHp) and mixed okonomiyaki (290PHp).

Good for sharing but if you have a healthy appetite you can choose other dishes on their menu.

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Dana Mae I.
5.0 Stars

THE BEST OKONOMIYAKI! 128077🏻128076🏻10084️ and the sauce? 12816312816312816310084128525

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Russel F.
4.0 Stars
8

I've been wanting to go to this place ever since it was featured on PopTalk - a TV show hosted by Tonipet Gaba featuring some of the latest trends including the most raved and newly opened restaurants in the country. I was really amazed when they featured Dohtonbori and I was more than excited to try their okonomiyaki or Japanese pancakes!

My work schedule had been hectic so I barely had the chance to try it not until I realized the GC handed to me by Looloo will expire in the next 3 days. Lol. So I immediately planned on going here and tagged Jayson J to join me for having okonomiyaki that night. Also, he had already tried Chibo so he would be more critical with his review of this place! 128539

The place is really amazeballs! Haha. It lets you feel that you're in a restaurant in Japan, at least, for an hour or more of your stay. We tried Butatama and Hiroshima Yakimix all for less than a thousand bucks, mostly around 700-ish!

The assigned staff got all the ingredients from the kitchen and laid it on the table with the griddle. It's quite hot so most of the time, I'm thinning distance from the griddle to avoid my face got cooked! Lol. While cooking, he carefully explained to us what he's doing and what's going on. Lol. It's like we're the audience of a cooking demo right in front of us. We were amazed on how the raw ingredients have incredibly turned into these delectable Japanese pancakes. The server also lets us try to play with it and I failed horribly in turning the other side of the pancake! 128514

Gotta love it when they served the pancakes on our plates and shouts, "Ponpokopon!"

I really like how both okonomiyakis were generously filled. Well, we have witnessed how they stuffed the dough with all those ingredients, primarily the cabbage, egg, meat, spring onions, and a lot more so you can really tell how filling it is! To be honest, a piece of okonomiyaki will do for 2 persons but of course depending on your capacities! You can also have unli mayo, and bonito flakes since it's just right on your table so you can have more of it if you want to.

I like the Hiroshima Yakimix maybe because of its various fillings that were quite unusual for this kind of dish - talking' bout the yakisoba stuffed along side with the pork, cabbage, tempura bits, and spring onions. It's my first time to try okonomiyaki and I find it interesting though I'm quite overwhelmed with it. If you ask me, I prefer the Butatama. It might be a bit lesser than the former, but I like it more because it's figuratively (or maybe literally) lesser to digest. Both are tasty and filling, by the way!

Aside from okonomiyaki, they also serve other popular Japanese dishes like Gyu-don, Katsudon, Tempura, Ramen tonkatsu and a lot more!

All the staff has been really courteous and friendly. They're all trained and knowledgeable with the dishes they serve so that's a plus point, especially for first-timers like me who has lots of questions. Lol.

The overall experience is really good! It's exciting to see how all those ingredients on the table turned into delicious and delectable pancakes! It's also a proof of testament that I sucked in cooking. Lol. 128514128079🏼

Will surely go back to try the Four Cheese and 3-meat okonomiyaki! 128076🏽

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NJ O.
5.0 Stars

It was my first time to eat in this restaurant. I was impressed because the ventilation system is very good despite having griddles jn all their tables. The staff are well-trained. They are courteous and you can see that they are focused in what they are doing. I would like to commend the one assigned to our table, Miss Steph. She cooked for us and she was very nice. She was all smiles despite having a lot of customers that day.

My best friend and I ordered the mix okonomiyaki, steak fried rice and the mix yakisoba. They were all so yummy!!!!!!!!! I am impressed becauss it tasted very Japanese.

I will definitely go back to try the other items from their menu.

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Howard G.
5.0 Stars
2

We tried the four cheese pizza, but my son wanted bacon bits with it. So, we ordered Pork belly and used bits of that with the pizza.
The result?
Very happy children. They loved the pizza.
The okonomiyaki was great. My son who hates vegetables finished his portion with a smile. He said it's as good as the one he tried in Japan. I tend to agree.

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Dana P.
5.0 Stars

Cheesy Pork Okonomiyaki! 128150 I'll be back for sure. The staff were very accommodating as well. 128077🏼128077🏼128077🏼

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Howard G.
5.0 Stars
5

The service here is top-notch. Friendly staff who know most of their products well.
The food is on the pricey side, but the experience makes it worth it. They cook it in front of you and keep you informed with what is happening.
I had their Kiwani Pork, some cold Edamame, and Suji Pon (some beef appetizer incorrectly called beef tendon).
I didn't come out full but I was satisfied.
Will bring my family so we can all try this dish where you make your own four cheese pizza.

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Archie T.
5.0 Stars

Very accommodating staff, good ambiance and delicious food! Definitely a must try for japanese food lovers out there.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
3

It was my first time here! Finally! I have been wanting to try this place out eversince it opened.

We tried their okonomiyaki of course, onigiri, grilled pork and some yakisoba.

Even though people come here for the okonomiyaki. I have to say that their grilled pork was the star among the ones we have ordered. I just love the marinade they used with it. I would come back for their grilled items!

Service was pretty good but the experience is what keeps us customers coming back. I suggest that you request to be seated in their private room.

You get to experience authentic japanese style dining. Taking your shoes off before you enter the room. The place is awesome for taking pics and Snapping as well.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
10

Thanks to looloo, as always, I finally got to try one of the most talked about restaurants now - Dohtonbori Philippines. I made sure to find time to visit and experience the craze for myself.

Located at San Juan, near Greenhills Shopping Center, Dohtonbori Philippines is found at the 2nd floor. You'll instantly see it given that the exteriors are decorated just how they should be - Japanese inspired.

Upon seeing the restaurant, it's as if you'll be transported into the alleys of Japan - where the resto's exterior is made of wooden frames, with hanging ceiling decors made of cloth that has the Japanese flag in it - direct but with an identified statement.

At around past 1PM, the place is still quite full. It was a good thing that the more private area where you can experience a more legitimate dining experience was still available so we decided to stay there.

We removed our footwear, placed them in mini lockers and stepped onto the wooden flooring of our dining area. Sit on the floor and be excited as you get to experience cooking the dishes that you ordered.

Specializing in Okonomiyaki, Dohtonbori Philippines has a lot to offer, from noodles to katsudon to meat overload dishes, drinks of all sorts, you will find it hard to choose from their yummy menu.

We ordered the Four Cheese and Seoul Style Okonomiyaki, Omelette Yakisoba and Pork Yakiniku set meals.

For every Okonomiyaki orders, you will be given the ingredients in separate bowls and will be taught how to cook them. As easy as ABC, you just need to mix everything altogether and once combined well, pour in some oil on the cooking area and slowly pour the mixture on it and give it 5 minutes before you cook the other side. You can actually have it your way, overcooked or not, bring out the chef in you!

The four cheese was really yummy. Imagine mozzarella, four cheese, parmesan and mixed cheese altogether with cabbage, egg, etc., this one looked like your usual omelette but tastes like cheese roll but even yummier. The gooeyness of the cheese inside tastes even better when eaten as soon as you're done cooking it.

The Seoul style was a bit weird tasting given that the kimchi was overpowering the taste of all the other ingredients. Nevertheless, this unique style tasted good with a lot of their Okonomiyaki sauce to balance every flavour there is.

I loved the Omelette Yakisoba. When it was served, I enjoyed looking at the ingredients served - from the vegetables, to the toge to the egg and meat - the colors made me excited to cook it! Combining all the ingredients together, pouring the egg over it and including the separately cooked meat as toppings, this Yakisoba is definitely one favorite of mine given its freshness and yumminess in all ways!

The Pork Yakiniku tasted so yum too! I loved the idea that after cooking it, you'll spread some butter on it to make it tastier and even more addicting.

They serve complimentary tea on the side and they also have a variety of legit Japanese drinks to choose from. Their servers were extra nice and accommodating in attending to our concerns. They always have the smiling face that keeps everything warm and easy.

Their interiors will really transport you to Japan. More than that, the cooking and eating experiences altogether will make you feel like you're really in Japan and that's awesome in every way. I shall definitely come back here with my family! 10084

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Jayson J.
4.0 Stars
10

Okonomiyaki craze. I did not know that i would be trying this out soon after the Chibo experience. This can really be a good time to combat the two in a face off challenge how ever i cannot bring Chibo's teppan sa loob ng dohtonbori, right? Lol. Thanks Russel F for the invite and the GC that is about to expire that day!!

128204 ambiance
🇯🇵 Dohtonbori has a more "festive" ambiance. Tables are set up closer to each other, the servers are more talkative and really loud---ponpokopon!!! Smoke gets in your shirt ang theme. Since there is not much ventilation inside, you'll be smelling like grille after dining here. Low ceiling. The seats were okay. Music was friendly to the ears.
🇯🇵 Chibo on the other hand has a professional and quieter ambiance. The servers are more reserved but still smiling. The tables are close to each other too but there's a wide walk way. High ceiling and has a good air condition and ventilation. The seats were more comfy here. Music is more yakuza vibes.

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🇯🇵 Dohtonbori's okonomiyaki is really malaman! You could taste the cabbage cabbage cabbage pork pork dough dough proportions! There is a bottomless BONITO POWDER and nori flakes at the table--So is the Japanese mayo unlimited! The butatama okonomiyaki is filling but it's cloying at the end. The hiroshima yaki mix is really thick!! I like the yakisoba in it. More flavorful! The service tea was okay. Bottomless. This can really be a food fir main meals
🇯🇵 Chibo's okonomiyaki is not that malaman but the thing is the taste of the okonomiyaki sauce was there-- sauce sauce dough dough pork proportions ba. This means their butatama is less cloying than Dohtonbori's but the yakisoba okonomiyaki loses over Dohtonbori's really thick and tasty yakisoba okonomiyaki. The service tea is bottomless as well. And their BONITO FLAKES? FLAKES talaga. Yung tipong kumakaway kaway pa habang it's being grilled! This can be a food choice fir snacks unless you order more. In their menu you can find more highclass and very nice plated dishes.

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🇯🇵 Dohtonbori is casual, fast paced and lets the customer feels comfy and knowledgeable of what the server is doing (to the point they tell you what nori is) like telling you how many minutes will it take before they flip your okonomiyaki. Since the place is small, it's easier fir them to see you if you raise your hand. The servers makes your okonomiyaki from scratch--as in from pouring the oil on your teppan.
🇯🇵 Chibo is again, "professional" and slow in service. They do it very clean and high classed. They dont talk much while doing it maybe more on "watch and learn" style. Some reasons why they're slow maybe they make your okonomiyaki inside their cooking station.. When they bring it out to your teppan, it's already done, they just add the mayo and nori and flakes.

In defense to Chibo's slow service, i think it's because you are less entertained unlike dohtonbori who really entertains you making your okonomiyaki. In chibo kasi you'll just eat your okonomiyaki pero if you're gonna weigh it, matagl rin ang dohtonbori because it does take time to cook your okonomiyaki before letting you enjoy it.

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Amazingly mas mahal ng konti ang dohtonbori (as for the butatama)

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🇯🇵 Chibo claims to be the first to introduce fusion of okonomiyaki and teppenyaki.
🇯🇵 Dohtonbori humbly states what okonomiyaki is... So who's first?

No doubt Dohtonbori and Chibo has its different plus and minus and it just depends on what your personality is. If you wanna go casual or formal type. As for me, check which restaurant i liked more by viewing the stars! 128513128513

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars
10

Its great to have finally found a place whose okonomiyaki is just as good as the one found in Little Tokyo! Dohtonbori is as authentic as they come, and the okonomiyaki variations they have are mind blowing - its impossible to try them all in one sitting, even if you're a big group.

For my first visit i tried the gyu-sentai(?) okonomiyaki, their mixed meat okonomiyaki with noodles, and their four cheese okonomiyaki pizza - think okonomiyaki pancake batter used to form the dough, then topped with honey and melted cheese! 128525

Okonomi-yummy i'd say! And all this is best paired with some draft beer and cold sake!!!

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Dada M.
5.0 Stars
5

OKONOMIYAKI IS SCREAAAAAAMING YUM!!! :) We had their Deluxe Okonomiyaki for 360 php
Gyudon for 260php
Pork Yakisoba for 260 php not sure tho.

It is indeed a great escape, the ambiance is cozy, people are very accomodating and nice.

Cheers to Analou who cooked ny Yakisoba perfectly!!!

OKONOMIYAKI at its best, a must try!!

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Finally we get to use our ROTW GCs from the looloo crew! We've been wanting to eat here for the longest time but our attempts before failed since we couldn't get seats. So we made sure to go early this time around.

Got here 1130am and the place is just starting to get packed, we still managed to get a table by the tatami mats inside for a more authentic experience. Remove your shoes and put them in the lockers provided.

We ordered the cheesy pork okonomiyaki with buttered corn, the rice onigiri with cheese, pork marinated in yakiniku sauce. Pretty obvious that my wife likes cheese. 128522

We both liked our lunch - we found the okonomiyaki really filling so it was a good thing that we only ordered the rice onigiri. Pork yakiniku slices were deliciously sinful being cooked in butter! The corn gave a good balance to the okonomiyaki since that was more flavorful than the other items we ordered.

Next time when we go back, it will probably be when we don't have anything to do after since you will smell of the food you ate. Aside from that negligible thing, I would go for thinner okonomiyaki cake patties instead of the one big pancake as it made the cooking somewhat uneven being quite thick, so that burnt the egg batter since you really want it cooked well anyway. Really good experience, we'll go back next time with the nephews.

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