Dohtonbori

G/F Main Bldg., SM City North EDSA, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Dohtonbori
4.3
4.5 Stars

32 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 13
  • 4 stars 15
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 35 Reviews
  • 53 Recommend
  • 32 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6323724576

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • 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

Leslie Ann B.
4.0 Stars
5

Really enjoyed the Okonomiyaki experience. A must try! 128076

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
3

After our errands, my parents and I had an early dinner at Dohtonbori. Since we were all hungry we ordered rice bowls instead.

We ordered:
Katsudon (260PHp)
Gyu-don (260PHp)
Ten-don (380PHp)

Their serving size was generous and it tasted good.

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Jennifer Mikka M.
4.0 Stars
5

First timers! Since mahilig ako sa takoyaki, panalo to hehe! Nice interiors and attentive naman yung staff. Kaso muntik ng magkamali ng serve samin ng food and dahil chismoso kami, narinig rin namin pati sa kabilang table. Good for 2 yung isang serving ng okonomiyaki pero dahil matakaw ako, feeling ko kaya ko siyang ubusin magisa kahit may rice nako haha! Daming selections, will be back, hopefully magopen na yung MOA branch nila :)

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Ig Plummer S.
4.0 Stars
3

Another Japanese food that I liked. I was so intrigued what Okonomiyaki is so I finally had the opportunity to try it. I forgot what I ordered but it was the one with mozzarella and it costs P240. The service was really good and the staff are very friendly. This was a good okonomiyaki experience.

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Kitkat G.
5.0 Stars
5

Dohtonbori in Osaka is the most awesome place to binge on takoyaki, okonomiyaki, ramen and everything drool-worthy #japaneats. So we finally decided to try this restaurant in the bustling SM North Edsa.

The place welcomes you to the splendor of Dohtonbori. Interiors were cool. There was even a special room where you can sit on the floor. The waiters were friendly and helpful with the menu.

Here's what we ordered:
HIROSHIMA OKONOMIYAKI
I love this dish! Good for 4. Of course, they cook it infront of you. You see how all the ingredients come together. It is amazing to watch and the taste is just wow 128523 So worth the price.

PORK YAKINIKU
The pork was tender and I love it with steaming white rice (haha)

KATSUDON
This probably is the best katsudon I have ever tasted. It was not nakakaumay and it was superbly tender.

MIKAN ORANGE & GREEN APPLE
The waitress suggested that we try the Mikan Orange which tasted like Royal with a hint of spike BUT the Green Apple was way better.

All in all, I highly recomment this restaurant. Will try other dishes on our next visit. Can't wait! 128522

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Rissa C.
4.0 Stars
4

Dohtonburi, originally from Japan, offers a fantastic ambience and delicious, reasonably priced food.

The store is decorated with all sorts of Japanese toys, making for a playful vibe all around. There's a little area for people to sit in the "traditional" style, with tables close to the floor. There's also another area lit with Japanese lanterns.

Now, for the food. The okonomiyaki is prepared right in front of us. We see the server (great service btw) prepare the ingredients right before our eyes: okonomiyaki pancake sauce, egg, cabbage, yakisoba, meat, Japanese mayo, bonito flakes and seaweed powder. It was my first time eating this dish and I really liked it! It was pretty heavy, though, good enough for three people.. I regret not trying other dishes, as well, though. I'd definitely visit again!

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars
6

Because its a different twist of Japanese cooking and great food ... I gave 5127775.

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
8

I've always wanted to eat here ever since I saw their huge banner in SM North. Dotonburi is one of the places I visited in Japan and loved, and it was quite intriguing that a restaurant of the same name was to open in said mall.

So today, my family and I had the chance to try Dohtonburi out. We had to wait for quite some time before we were seated, but it was okay. Their staff stationed in the entrance was very warm and accommodating. One other thing I appreciated was when one of their servers suggested that we may want to get other items from the menu apart from the Okonomiyaki. She informed us that one order is sufficient for two, and there may be an "umay" factor if we only eat the Okonomoyaki. Very transparent and proactive, and knowledgeable of their food and what customers may or may not like.

As recommended, we ordered their 3-meat and Cheesy Pork Okonomiyaki, and one Yakosoba dish. We were then seated and a server/cook introduced us to the basics--the available condiments and what they were for, what our orders were comprised of (ingredients) and how she was going to cook them, etc. Then she proceeded with actually cooking our orders, incorporating the flavors, and serving them to us, right off the pan. Super cool!!! Only downside was that our clothes and hair smelled like cooked Japanese food afterwards.

To be honest, I'm giving this almost-perfect score primarily for the whole unique and authentic experience, amazing customer service, and look and feel of the place. The taste of the food was good, but not eye-poppingly WOW. Probably because I wasn't that hungry, or I'm just not a fan of Okonomoyaki.

Our dinner cost us around PHP900--not bad. There were other more cost-efficient options (ie., the Butatama pork was only PHP199!), which I may try out in my next visit. Needless, will definitely eat here again in the future 128522

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Karla C.
3.0 Stars
4

Excellent service!!! The servers were very pleasant and accommodating. They seem to know their products well. The food though fell short of my expectations. I ordered the 3 meat Okonomiyaki. It was not worth the anticipation (you have to wait around 30 minutes for the food to be cooked in front of you so don't go here if you are starving). That was one of their best sellers and it tasted just like a humongous takoyaki. My companions were happy with their orders though so I wouldn't mind going back to try their other dishes.

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Hannah V.
5.0 Stars
2

The restaurant atmosphere was cool and great, *very japan-nice* you can feel the Japanese theme of the place. Servers were very friendly and approachable. They are willing to cook for you instead if you cannot cook your own. I got to *chitchat* a bit with the server and told me that Okonomiyaki is usually called a *Japanese pancake* but the word actually means as "what you like" (okonomi) and "grilled" (yaki). Okay! Service was excellent.
I ordered their cheesy pork okonomiyaki okonomiyaki (240PHP) and it was very delightful. *super yummy* The okonomiyaki is topped with flour, cabbage, seaweed flakes, japanese mayo and bonito. Ramen tonkatsu (290PHP) was also good. will definetely come back for more!!!!128513

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Roy T.
5.0 Stars
6

A superb experience as usual. Very friendly, accommodating, and prompt servers. I think they have close to a 1:1 server table ratio. Good job to their team!

We dined here last night and we're seated fast, yehey!

We ordered: Deluxe Okonomiyaki and Dohtonbori Pizza

Both were really really good! The usual yummy okonomiyaki I tried before. It was my first for the pizza, and I also liked it. It had four big and thick slices of pork bacon, the cabbages, an egg, and the kewpie mayo. You have to wait at least maybe 10 minutes for this to be cooked.

Paired these dishes with the CHU-HIGH, an alcoholic drink mixed with various fruits. I got the Green Apple and at 9% alc content, it was a good drink!

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Jen S.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Midz S.
3.0 Stars
3

First, the line was long for this restaurant. At around 5pm we decided to have our names listed on the waiting list, and we were the 7th in line. But after 15 minutes we were able to take our seats, yay. Second, thumbs up to the staff for being so friendly and helpful. Really good service. Third, of course it's a nice experience to cook your own okonomiyaki, but after awhile you'll start to feel the heat, and will wish that your food will finish cooking soon. Fourth, it all goes down to taste. Honestly, I didn't like the taste of the okonomiyaki. It just tasted like a big takoyaki (I don't know if it's supposed to taste like one). Nakakaumay. I guess it just didn't meet my expectations (btw, I was expecting something like the okonomiyaki I ate from a ramen place I visited earlier this year). Overall, I can say that it's a good experience, and at least the service was good, but if you were to ask me if I would come back to this place, then my answer is no. Word of advice, if you're going to eat with your friends, don't order a lot of okonomiyaki (since this is really good for sharing). Perhaps an order or two will suffice, then just choose other dishes (the kalbi yakiniku tasted okay as well, but be prepared for the small serving).

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April G.
4.0 Stars
3

Love okonomiyaki! If you've never been to Osaka, you can get your fix here.

Order your chosen mix--- mixed, 3 meat, seafood, etc. So many to choose from.

You can follow the instructions for cooking it on your own at the teppan or have someone make it for you.

I reco for first timers to have it cooked for them. It'll look better. 128518

Most of the items on the menu are cooked on the teppan, but they have ramen and donburi for those who can't wait to eat.

Was sad their gyoza was of the frozen kind.

Prices are reasonable.

Pro tip:

Don't eat here if you'll have somewhere else to go. The smell sticks to your hair and clothes.

Don't eat here if you're pressed for time. It takes a while for the food to be cooked.

Bring friends along. It's more fun to cook and eat with a group!

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Joy Vee A.
3.0 Stars
10

Slow service, they need to assign staffs at specific tables so they could focus more. Ang tagal bumalik nung assign samen. 128517 Yung okonomiyaki hindi na nya na designan. Tinuro lang yung sauce na ilalagay. 128514

Kalbi Yakiniku was good without any sauce.

Dissapointed with the Okonomiyaki since clueless kame sa end result 128513.

Hot surface so kawawa yung nasa tapat ko, the only enjoyable part for me was Im with my closest friends so enjoy ang kwentuhan. 128515

Accepts credit card payment, needs to call their attention thrice 9786️, needs improvement on service, pricey menu. 128523

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Jette J.
5.0 Stars
7

I've seen this place while it was under construction and it got me curious. When it opened, I had no chance to try it since it was always full. It was only now that I got to try the place since it was still early and there are only two customers inside. I only ordered the yakisoba kunch set menu because I am a noodle person. It was the best yakisoba I've tasted. The sauce was just right, not salty. I'ves never trued yakisoba with japanese mayo before. They even added bonito powder. Lots of it. I think thats what made it taste different. I will definitely comeback and try the other items in the menu. Highly rcommended. Its a bit pricey , so bring someone to split the bill with.

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Cel C.
5.0 Stars
8

Been wanting to try this place since I first saw a review on the Greenhills branch. Friday night around 7pm, 5th on the queue. Got to order while waiting. I think we only waited for 10-15mins for our table. It's a full house! Our drinks were served right away. The iced tea is bottomless at P90, good enough for me but Gerry's Grill iced tea is still the best.

We ordered pork okonomiyaki, chicken shio and kalbi for yakiniku, radish and seaweed salad and rice set, which is rice+miso soup.

The servers will cook the okonomiyaki and the yakiniku for you but I think you can also do it yourself. We just didn't wanna cook kasi kaya nga kami kumain sa labas para di kami magluto. 128514

The chicken shio yakiniku is a but too salty, I think it's the sauce. Kalbi is good. 128077🏼 reminds me of sambokojin. The salad is good too! Interesting that the radish wasn't bitter at all. The okonomiyaki is really good! We loved the kewpie too! I want to try the seafood okonomiya next time. I'll definitely come back.

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Jamie S.
4.0 Stars

Okonomiyaki!
- If you are a food enthusiast.. better bring one or two friends with you because this food is for sharing!
- Price: $$

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Daylight M.
4.0 Stars
2

tried the okonomiyaki craze and we liked it!!!
ordered the mixed and 3 meat okonomiyaki, the staffs were nice and makes it sure that they come back after a certain time (or the okonomiyaki and other dishes will be overfried/cooked) the okonomiyaki prep really takes some time, so we ordered ramen shoyu and ramen tonkotsu (not in the pic, since we are starving that time) we added the dohtonbori pizza (since we wondered how does it taste like) they put an egg on top and waited for a certain time before serving it. oh well, will definitely dine in here again 128513

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Muffy T.
4.0 Stars
6

I've been looking forward to visiting Dohtonbori since reading about them opening a branch here in the Phils. Lets face it, there aren't a lot of places where you can get good okonomiyaki here. Believe me, this place delivers!

Dohtonbori's exterior is really eye-catching because it is reminiscent of the shops we see in Japan. We were lucky because we just missed the lunch crowd and got seated at the tatami room right away.

We ordered their mixed okinomiyaki, and two kalbi (beef) lunch sets. Both orders were served to be cooked on the griddle in front of you.

Our beef kalbi is part of the lunch menu available from 11-2pm. 260php would get you six slices of beef, japanese rice, and miso soup. Add 50 bucks and you get a refillable drink too.

The beef... Well, tasted like any other grilled beef dish you can get anywhere. Not the best i've had, but decent. I wish they provided scissors for cutting-up the slightly tough meat. Miso soup had good flavour, but it tasted instant to me.

'Okonomiyaki' literally means "what you want" and "grilled" in japanese. It's basically a grilled pancake made with whatever ingredients you can find. Our mixed okonomiyaki had shrimp, octopus, squid, sliced beef, tempura bits (that looked like pinipig), cabbage, and ginger. The ingredients were mixed together, grilled table-side, then brushed with their sweet sauce and drizzled with japanese mayo. You could tell that all the ingredients were of top quality.

The taste and structure of the okonomiyaki is complex. You would expect it to be dense because of the ingredients, but ours turned out to be light and somewhat fluffy. At first bite, it is mainly savoury with a sweet aftertaste because of the sauce; but the inside reminds me of the doughy taste of takoyaki with a hint of ginger. Very good but hard to describe.

The okonomiyaki was quite filling, and is best shared. Fairly priced at 290 for the order.

The service at this Dohtonbori branch is pretty good. Servers, especially Janine and AJ, were very attentive and cheerful even after attending to a full restaurant during lunch. Service was fast and efficient, and i hope they keep this up.

The best part of our visit was being able to stay at the tatami room. Sitting on the mat added just that final japanese flavor which tied up our whole experience quite well.

Glad to have visited Dohtonbori today. Our first time definitely wont be our last.

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