Dohtonbori

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

Dohtonbori
4.3
4.5 Stars

41 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 19
  • 4 stars 16
  • 3 stars 6
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 46 Reviews
  • 56 Recommend
  • 41 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6323724576

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

Gwen I.
4.0 Stars
5

My tita was craving for some yakisoba one afternoon, and so I took her here in Dohtonbori.

I had their Hamburg Cheese Steak okonomiyaki, my sister had their 3 Meat okonomiyaki, and my tita had their yakisoba.

The place wasn't packed at past lunchtime which was good. Although, we waited for 15-30 mins, I think, before we finally get to eat our orders.

I liked everything we ordered, especially the yakisoba. My tita liked it, too. 128522

The servers were nice, so that's cool.

The only downside of eating here is your clothes and hair will smell like food, because the server will cook your okonomiyaki in front of you, and there'll be smoke.

Nonetheless, it was a good visit. 128522

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Chen R.
5.0 Stars

The best okonomiyaki tawag dito hiroshima! Sa laki nyan pwede pang apat na peopl eat! Ang yun mga waiters dito super friendly! Recommended!!!

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Khaye d.
3.0 Stars

Our FIRST time to try this japanese resto and I was really amaze by their greetings whenever new customers will arrive. Not just the usual."irrishaimase", if you know what I am saying. ;)

Food was thumbs up. We ordered their angus steak and it is really really good for me. What really satisfied my taste bud here is their Tiramisu, a little bit pricey but it was sooOoooo yummy than other Tiramisu.

Service was so so, as you can see on the picture. This really ruin our stay. But i'll definitely come back!!

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Jam C.
5.0 Stars
7

Most of the time when i try a new place to eat i don't always come back even though i like the food of the place. The first time that i've been here was with my boyfriend. We were looking of a new place to have our lunch and upon searching we saw this japanese restaurant. The second time that i've been here, i was with my sister and cousin naman.

I had already tried their Pork Yakiniku (180.00), Mixed Okonomiyaki (290.00), Hiroshima Yaki (390.00) and their Quattro Formaggi Pizza (240.00)

My favorite of all the foods that i've tried here was the Hiroshima Yaki. It was sooooooo good. The staffs here were so accommodating and attentive. You can asked them to cook the okonomiyaki for you if you like. (I would like to try myself some other time to cook okonomiyaki but since itlog na nga lang nasusunog ko pa wag ko nalang itry. Sayang yung ibabayad namin hahaha).

Just take note that 1 order of okonomiyaki is good for 2-3 persons. Medyo nakakaumay din kasi siya if ikaw lang mag isa yung kakain. Kaya much better to only order 1 if hindi naman kayo ganung kadami kakain.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

If you can’t decide cant go wrong with Katsudon (Php 260).

Energetic and friendly staff

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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars
7

So it's my very first time to go to SM North and my first time to try Dohtonbori. Lol im such a loser. 128514 Dumayo pa ko ng SM North when MOA is just few blocks away from my place 128527

So we ordered:

128069 Hamburg Cheese Steak (P360) - The main reason why I ordered this is because of the photo on the menu! It looks appealing because of the cheeeeseee! So why not make the Fridate as cheesy as this one! Lol. Win, the server assigned to us was very accommodating. Winner sya talaga! He explained to us what he'll be doing, how many minutes to cook and the like. I like this because it's juicy and cheesy literally. But could've been better if the chili powder is really spicy.128546 It lacks spices for me so I had to add more. PEPPERo, if you're not much into spices, it should be fine. 128518
Nonetheless, it wasnt a miSTEAK ordering this. 128525

1280693 Meat Okonomiyaki (P330) - This was served first! So busog na kami agad after finishing this. Lol 128514 I like this better than the Cheese Steak. It has balanced taste and has different meats! Didnt have to add more spices. I guess mas masarap sya with rice especially when you're haaaangrrryyy!

Overall, i love the experience! The staff were very accommodating too! 128522 And since na-MEAT kita, my heart's even full! LOL 🤣

DOHTONBORI, I got your back 128527128523128517

Sorry just tried the #loolooweeklychallenge 1285869996🏻

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Daryl P.
5.0 Stars
2

Never disappoint!! Always having the best dine every time. From service to food and value. The "You can't have it all" saying isn't applicable at this restaurant.

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Ruth D.
3.0 Stars
5

It breaks my heart to give Dohtonbori 3 stars. Mostly because of poor service. They were slow, one server got an order wrong, and they violated RA 10909/No Shortchanging Act.

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Jomarie A.
5.0 Stars
8

TL; DR: Dohtonbori SHOULD BE your go to place for authentic okonomiyaki, and is also a good option for other traditional Japanese favorites like the monjayaki! Want to know more? Read on! ⤵⤵⤵

The time has come for the much awaited meet-up with my high school best friends, M and C! 127882 We chose to have dinner in SM North Edsa yesterday, since I still had to work until 6PM and it's the closest mall, coming from the office.

We chose Dohtonbori because: we love Japanese food, we're all curious about the food and their unique way of presenting them (raw at first, then they will cook everything in front of you -- so make sure not to come here if you're starving, as food takes quite a while to be prepared), and because Josh's Japanese colleague recommended this to him, too (so it muste be legit). 128541

Here's what we got, and the order in which they were prepared in front of us:

✔ MIX YAKISOBA (Php 330) - 11088110881108811088
It was served as a plate with all the toppings (pork, squid, shrimp, octopus, vegetables) together, and another bowl containing the noodles. The serving size of the toppings was so big! I initially thought it was 70% toppings and 30% noodles. 128586 Alleli (our server) cooked the toppings first, then proceeded to add the soy sauce-like sauce, and the noodles. This was cooked in no time, so we ate this as she prepared to cook our other orders. The finished product had a huge serving size, good for 3 people to share. 128076 The noodles were al dente, and I love it! The toppings were plenty, and they all tasted very fresh. However, she might have put in too much of the sauce, as it gets really salty as you eat it. 128542 Maybe next time, we'd have to request for less sauce in this noodle dish.

✔ DELUXE OKONIMIYAKI (Php 360) - 1108811088110881108811088
Next in line was their supposed bestselling item, the Deluxe Okonomiyaki. We were disappointed when Alleli told us that the Kiwami Pork Okonomiyaki was unavailable, and suggested this instead. 128557 We felt better when we saw the bountiful toppings, and felt excited to try this. She even explained to us how long each side should be cooked to achieve that optimum doneness. After waiting for around fifteen minutes, the beautiful Japanese pancake was set before us, ready to be devoured! The taste of the toppings aren't that distinct, (aka, I was not able to say, "Oh this bite has pork!" etc) but there was a certain freshness to them. I love how their okonomiyaki is not floury nor bready (unlike some of the ones I've tasted before), and was not cloying, too! Best eaten when hot 128076 They also provided bonito flakes, crushed nori, and Japanese mayo, if you deem the ones sprinkled on by your server are not enough for you. You may also opt to add Php 90 for rice and miso soup, but we skipped this since we had the yakisoba already.

✔ 4-CHEESE MONJA (Php 260) - 1108811088110881108811088
Monjayaki originated from downtown Tokyo. It is a watery paste in its raw form, but has a sticky texture once cooked. Alleli told us this is meant for pica-pica, and is best paired with beer. Since we don't drink, we just enjoyed this on its own. She started off by pouring the batter onto the griddle, and started to skillfully and quickly mix it in, using her two big spatulas to cut the ingredients and spread them out evenly. The cooking process is quite noisy, and other customers were all looking to our direction! 128584 After a few minutes, it was ready, and we were given mini spatulas to scrape the monja fresh from the griddle. It was so fun to eat, and it tasted awesome! The chesses blended well with each other, and the slightly sticky texture was a welcome variation, compared to the thicker and softer texture of the okonomiyaki. Like what M said, it is a Japanese version of the cheese fondue. 128525 Very addicting--A must try! 128076

Most of their serving sizes are for sharing, and are actually quite affordable! I love how the food is freshly prepared on your table, although after a while, it might get a bit warm, and your faces will get oily eventually. 128513 Their serving style also allows their friendly servers to interact more with the diners, and I love how professional but fun our server, Alleli, is! We talked about so many things, she was practically part of the group last night 128541 She even waited patiently for me to finish taking photos of the food, both raw and cooked. Impeccable service coupled with good food is always a formula for return guests! 128076

Ambiance was just okay. I've seen photos of their UP Town Center branch, and I feel like this branch lacks in the authenticity of the decor. It has more of a chill, hole-in-the-wall type of ambiance, which in hindsight, wasn't really that bad.

We will definitely come back to try their other dishes, especially the Kiwami Pork Okonomiyaki, a must try (according to Josh). Hooray for good Japanese food! 128158127884

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#EatDrinkSplurge

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Alyssa Denise M.
5.0 Stars
5

Have you had those moments where you have prejudiced a resto only to be proven wrong? That happened to me. I always wondered what made this restaurant so special. I always thought nothing's special with okonomiyaki. However, on this day, my boyfriend decided we try this place. I am so thankful for that decision. The place had 2 other rooms beside the main hall (?). I thought we were going to sit on an Indian sitting position but was glad to find out there was room below to spread your legs. I was worried because my bf has a rod on his hip and couldn't bend much and sit for a long time in Indian sitting position.

Tip, if you are already very hungry, order a non-okonomiyaki place. Each would take probably up to 10 minutes to cook. They are cooked in front of you and your mouth would savor. My boyfriend ordered the mixed okonomiyaki that has mostly seafood. It tasted like a big takoyaki but I loved it. 128557 The noodles were tonkutso yaki ramen. They also tasted good, filled with vegetables and pork. I actually thought it has soup since I was craving for hot soup. I was still happy despite getting a different order. We would probably even fuller if it was noodle soup. At the end, we were so full. We only shared 2 orders but damn that was good.

They also have rice, but this is a separate order. Rice is 60 Php and an added rice and miso soup combo is 90 Php. We were good without it. The table next to us ordered 1 okonomiyaki and had rice and soup instead. Drinks are expensive. A can of soft drinks is 65 Php. Though they do have bottomless options for 90 Php and iced tea is 120 Php. They also serve alcoholic drinks (probably Japanese brands).

I wish I could try more. I would love to come back. We were lucky enough to be seated (we arrived quarter to 12). After we ate, there was a line waiting at the outside already. I have been proven wrong by this resto. This was so good I'm excited to come back. 128525

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Angelo A.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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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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