John and Yoko

2/F Greenbelt 5, Legazpi St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

John and Yoko
3.9
4.0 Stars

87 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 20
  • 4 stars 42
  • 3 stars 20
  • 2 stars 4
  • 1 star 1
  • 91 Reviews
  • 60 Recommend
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327298698

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱300 - ₱1,200

Most Recent Reviews

Arjay M.
5.0 Stars
4

John and Yoko hontoni suki desu (really really like it)!!!

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Angelo A.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
7

I've been to this restaurant before, but we weren't too satisfied with their food that we never thought we'd come back again, until a news about it emerged. John and Yoko underwent massive renovation that you won't see a trace of its old design to the new one. I'm not sure if this change includes the revamping of their menu, though. Because of this, the foodie in me convinced me to give the restaurant another try.

My friends and I have been planning on having a Christmas dinner last month, which obviously didn't push through because of our schedules, until Tuesday night. Since it's been decided that we have our dinner in Greenbelt, I suggested that we have our dinner at John and Yoko.

Okay, I love their interiors. It's good that they good rid of their dark ambiance, which is the only thing I remember from my previous visit. The baby pink, blue and white theme is calming to the eyes. The wooden furnitures, paintings and small displays are also a nice touch and perfect for my date with my girlfriends. One small thing though, the setup doesn't give any clue about the place being a Japanese restaurant. But nevertheless, it's still better than before.

We ordered the spicy chicken rambla, salmon carpaccio, shoyu grilled beef, and salmon aburi teishoku.

127744SPICY CHICKEN RAMBLA P298
•Sweet and spicy chicken fillet•mixed greens•wasabi mayo dressing•
Salad good for sharing. I loved the fried chicken fillet on top. It's flavorful and crispy. The wasabi mayo dressing was okay. I was first worried that the wasabi taste might be strong, but it wasn't. There was also only a hint of spice both in the dressing and chicken. It wasn't overdressed as well.

127744SALMON CARPACCIO P358
•arugula•salmon•shredded parmesan•truffle ponzu•
Around 10 thin salmon slices in a light truffle and ponzu mixed sauce, the taste of which is very obvious in the dish. I loved the ponzu because it added the citrus flavor. It's also best eaten with the arugula, parmesan and salmon altogether so you can enjoy the combination of the different flavors.

127744SALMON ABURI TEISHOKU P448
There's ramen (I think it was shoyu chasyu. I just don't know if you can choose your ramen. We weren't asked, though) salmon aburi, tamago. This is one super sulit meal! It's good for sharing especially since both are carbs. There are also other combinations available. I wasn't able to try the salmon, but I got a taste of the ramen and it was good. I'd love to come back and share this with someone 128516

127744SHOYU GRILLED BEEF P328
I wasn't able to have this, but my friend has tried it before. She immediately said yes when I suggested to eat at John and Yoko because she wanted to order this again. It must be really good.

I have mixed feelings about their service. Some of the servers were friendly while the others weren't so much. They didn't get any of our orders wrong but they did forget to give us some water (even if we asked for it). Although, they were able to provide us with their service tea. There's just something about their service that's unsettling, but not to an extremely bad level. It's still okay.

Needless to say, I enjoyed this visit compared to my previous one. I'd love to come back to try more of their dishes, although some I believe are a bit pricey. That Teishoku set is something I'd definitely take advantage of.

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Cherry R.
5.0 Stars
2

Their Salmon Capricciosa is a must-try. We were smiling and had that 'kilig' feeling while eating it because it's just so delicious! I was treating my cousin dinner for her birthday, and she was very satisfied with the food.
Don't forget to order the unique Chicken Teriyaki and Mango pizza. Yes, I know it sounds weird, but it really is amazingly delicious. 128077128077128077

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Ian V.
4.0 Stars
5

5 August 2016

Tuna Sashimi
Salmon Sashimi
Uni Sashimi
Miso Soup
Seafood Teppanyaki
Ebi Tempura
Shibuya Steak

Thank God they got rid of that horrid, depressing, gloomy interior. They redid the whole place and it now looks like a chic cafe. With the wooden tables, pastel colors, and better lights. It's interiors before were just too dark and creepy. Now, it's more inviting.

They also redid the menu. It's more well thought of and filled with with curated photos. I thought I was looking at a lookbook - food edition.

Since we were with our dad, we ordered our usual sashimis - Tuna, Salmon, and Uni. They all looked great (great color on them) and fresh.

Everything was great and came with in big servings. The food was pricey so at least the serving size of the dishes weren't small.

We liked the variety of the food included in the Seafood Teppanyaki. There was tuna, shrimp, squid, oyster, etc. on that dish. The Ebi Tempura was good. The ebi was big and long and the breading was crispy.

The highlight for me was the Shibuya. I ordered it at medium rare and they cooked it to perfection. The meat was tender and flavorful. And it went great with the sauce.

Overall, the food was great. Although I wished the servers looked happier serving us. The one who took our orders was scowling for some reason, it's disturbing. Like you'd wish someone else would take your orders. Or maybe you can do it yourself instead and just past it on to the kitchen. Hope they can improve on that.

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Tommy T.
3.0 Stars

Went for a late lunch/ snack at 3pm. The place has been renovated. Ordered mini tacos, salmon truffle and soft shelled crab. Crispy teriyaki chicjen, sukiyaki soup, and salmon sushi with mango salsa. Food was ok. Service a bit slow considering there were only 4 tables at 3 pm

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Wiljohn M.
3.0 Stars
2

To avoid the Friday traffic, the wife and I decided to hang out in Greenbelt and have dinner at John and Yoko.
The place has a better interior now. It is well lit and the ambience is a fusion of japanese and steampunk.

I noticed however that the restaurant was undermanned so the staff was a bit overwhelmed handling the weekend crowd.

We ordered smoked salmon in truffle and ponzu sauce as well as their own version of paella. Both were not that exceptional. The salmon was tender but the flavor got drowned in the tarty acidic taste of the sauce. I also did not taste the truffle which was supposedly a main ingredient too. As for the paella, I was disappointed when I did not find a single slice of chorizo unlike what was on the menu. There was chicken teriyaki, shrimp and squid but paella is incomplete without the chorizo.

My verdict for this place us just average.

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Mika M.
4.0 Stars

Double date after work. :) We decided to have dinner at John and Yoko. We thought it was already closed because they changed their interior. Well for us, it looks better. It's more cozy and looks like a cafe. Anyway, we ordered sushi onigiri, uni cheese and bacon croquet, all-meat pizza, scallop dynamite, chicken terriyaki and mango pizza, and tonkatsu. Everything we ordered was superb. The best dish for us is the dynamite scallops! Aaaah! Imagine we all became quiet and busy when scallop dynamite was served. I will order the same dish when we get back. 5 stars for everything. I just gave them 4 stars because of slow service.

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Denise Dominique A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars

JOHN & YOKO Cosmopolitan Japanese:

Chicken Teppan - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Assorted Sushi - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

Tendons - 11088110881108811088️ 4/5

#ilovetoeat

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Janille T.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Bea Patricia J.
4.0 Stars

John and yoko part 2.

Ohh new seating arrangement! couch + wooden chairs in pairs.

PHILADELPHIA roll because CREAM CHEESE, the dynamite roll of course, and ramen because SOUP badly needed.

The maki rolls, I enjoyed most. Tightly packed without the grainy texture (though from the photo you think it'll scatter before it lands in your mouth) and won't leave a sticky or slimy sensation - well you know. . . when the nori is like tape or when there's just too much mayo.

The ramen ---- just don't get this please :D Yo mama's chicken noodle soup is way better. If you want ramen, go ippudo or ramen nagi or mendokoro or hanamaruken etc. had to constantly tease Rainer P but stopped in between so he can at least enjoy his meal. HEEHEE >.<

Still enjoyed the evening though :)

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Larah L.
1.0 Stars

big disappointment. mas ok pa sa yoshinoya o tokyo tokyo

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Mark C.
5.0 Stars

The sushi was as good as it looks in the photo. I love the lightly seared salmon and tuna. John and Yoko is basically Sumo Sam with fancier seats and more upbeat lighting.

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Bea Patricia J.
5.0 Stars

Long over due post hence the shortage of distinct foodie after taste. Celebrated a huuuuge milestone in his life here! Hi Rainer P 127881

CHICKEN TERRIYAKI AND MANGO PIZZA
Pizza would seem kinda off the hook, but it's one of the the best recommendations from our server, I must say! I love thin crust pizza, and this is just MMMMMM delicious!

DYNAMITE ROLL, SMOKED SALMON AND TUNA ROLL. I LOVE EVERY PIECE. Enough said.

Dine, to taste!

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Sandy B.
5.0 Stars

*speechless* yum yum

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Mervin Paulo R.
4.0 Stars

Ordered wagyu ramen, two thumbs up 128077128077

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Julie J.
3.0 Stars

This place used to be pretty packed, you had to line up to get seats...food was a lot better then too, But gone are the glory days, it felt gloomy and sad when we visited today 128533 Only about 5 tables were occupied.

Anyways, Blame it on Japanese food cravings, we agreed to have lunch here for our #NBW with Yina M and Kirby G 127843127857 ordered the Cheese Gyoza , Clam Miso Soup , Ebi Rolls and Chirashi.. Everything was just average, no Wow factor, just typical japanese food you can get anywhere 128529 I thought the Chirashi wasn't worth 500, measly sashimi toppings and some Uni 128557 pffft...

Probably not coming back again anytime soon 128529

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Jodi N.
4.0 Stars

One of those Japanese restaurants that has that cool and modern vibe. And that look works! The decor is fun and modern. Everything we ordered was expertly cooked with a simple yet elegant plating. I enjoyed their rendition of Spicy Tuna Salad. The price may be a little high but thats a given from the location. I wanted to try their “Steak of The Nation” but perhaps on my second visit.

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Albert T.
3.0 Stars

New wave vibe + Japanese resto = cool!

Dimly lit with modernized pics of Japanese period samurais and shoguns, I felt a little bit an uneasy at first meeting up with a friend with this ambiance. In fact, in one corner, a black and white samurai movie was playing quietly. But as the conversation went along, the place actually grew on me.

Food on the other hand, was not a stand out. I had the Tempura Soba which was fairly tasty and satisfying. The noodles were firm and the broth flavorful. I was served 2 pcs of shrimp tempura (standard for this dish) and a few other pieces of vegetable tempura. Shrimps were larger than average which was a plus.

Attentive and friendly servers definitely added to the "chillness" factor.

Deserves another visit and a try of other dishes but 3 stars for now. 128524

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