Kimono Ken

LG/F Shangri-La Plaza, EDSA cor. Shaw Blvd., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Kimono Ken
4.3
4.5 Stars

30 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 10
  • 4 stars 18
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 37 Reviews
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  • 30 Reviewers
Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 11:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6326331516

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • 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
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱160 - ₱500

Most Recent Reviews

Kaye A.
4.0 Stars
2

Spicy tuna salad has the perfect taste. Add some extra salmon sashimi and you're sorted!

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
3

Had merienda/early dinner here awhile ago. The place wasn't packed at all. I was seriously craving some Japanese food! So this was just perfect.

I liked their stir fried togue, katsudon, kani maki and coffee jelly.

Service was pretty good. The staff were very attentive and helpful.

I would surely come back for more.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

gyoza 128077128077128077128077
crunchy wasabi wonton 128077128077128077128077 it's like pot stickers

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Dan P.
5.0 Stars

The fam craved for Japanese so we went to Kimono Ken at Shangrila. Ordered Kani Salad (P225.00), Uni Sushi (P180.00), Sakura Roll (P295.00), Melon Shake (P85.00), Tonkatsu (P220.00), Salmon Teppan (P420.00), Yasai Teppan (P150.00), 3 Gohans (P135.00) and 5 pieces of Ebi Tempura (P410.00). Every dish was surprisingly tasty compared to their mediocre branches (especially the horrendous quality in SM North). Salad and Uni were fresh, Teppans were delightful, and Tempura was filling. The Tonkatsu was surprisingly devoured with gusto by our little tempura monster. It was so crunchy and soft that the tempura was put aside. The Sakura Roll is bliss for those who thrive eating their eel and salmon together with crispy flakes on the outer layer. It was paired perfectly with the Tonkatsu as well. Shakes were refreshing and reasonably priced as well.

Service as usual was nothing ground breaking but at least they did their best to put a smile on 3 year old kid and assist us with our needs. Prices were reasonable compared to your regular Japanese restaurant. Kudos for the top notch quality and cleanliness pf this branch. So far if one is craving for Japanese within the vicinity do not hesitate trying them out. Where else can you find 2 humongous Uni for less than P200?128076🏻

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Madeleine A.
4.0 Stars

Shared the Mount Fuji Roll (Php 265) while Ramon L had his staple Katsudon (Php 230), and I the Chicken Teridon (Php 250). Unless I'm forgetting another Japanese restaurant, this would be the more affordable option to the overrated and overpriced SumoSam and the expensive teppanyaki Akira.

It was much better than I expected, leaving me to wonder why I had slightly low expectations of this place.

When dining at a Japanese restaurant, ordering spicy salmon/tuna sushi/sashimi is a must for me and Ramon, unless it's ridiculously expensive, then we pass on the chance and wait till our next Nihonbashi Tei date to spend just the right amount of money for the best possible spicy salmon/toro sushi/sashimi we can find. Kimono Ken's Mount Fuji Roll is a combination of spicy salmon and spicy tuna, which was just okay for me and Ramon. We've had better and bigger elsewhere (note: Nihonbashi Tei, forever and ever and ever) and I wouldn't say that this would satisfy the craving when it hits.

Ramon's Katsudon was definitely one of the better ones I've tried because it wasn't soggy from swimming in too much sauce. It was crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside, and the sauce was at the right sweetness.

My Chicken Teridon was pretty good. The chicken was excellently grilled. It was soft and smoky, without being burnt. The teriyaki sauce was a winner, too. Like the katsudon, it had just the right amount of sweetness which was quite addicting to the last grain.

Definitely would go back for standard Japanese fare, unless of course Ramon and I are swayed by neighboring Pepper Lunch (which almost always happens...).

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Dee S.
5.0 Stars

Kimono Ken is my favorite go to place for quality and affordable Japanese food. I love their Futo Maki and the Dynamite Maki. :) it's always a happy tummy time at Kimono Ken :)

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Patti A.
5.0 Stars

One of our favorite Japanese restos :) .

Look for Nessa or Len --- always smiling, quick service. It's great dining with very pleasant attendants.

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Ara H.
4.0 Stars

Chopsticks time! Japanese food is like like like! 128077 hehe. Well, I ordered gyudon, soft beef slices with sweet sauce on top of a big bowl of rice. 128526

Also had the chicken teriyaki maki. I can taste the mango! So sweet and yummy! 10084️ legit sa sarap. Hahaha 128514

Also had the beef cubes in medium rare (i forgot the name) but tasted so good we finished everything we ordered (though we thought we'd take home some leftovers) haha 128077128077128077

Quite pricey but good food means worth it. Good service too. 100841008410084

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Piero T.
5.0 Stars

Always reliable to give you satisfying Japanese food! I like Kimono Ken for their quality food. This branch is hidden in the bottom of Shang Mall and the food court, that makes it a little less appealing than other places, but not less a great find.

I love the asparagus bacon rolls, the California Maki, the Kani soup, their fresh fruit shakes and if you are in the mood get a beer. You can't go wrong with their Tempura dishes or the Tepanyaki. Aiming to try their salads some hot day, but today wanted some comfort food.

You guys judge it !

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Rowen C.
4.0 Stars

This is not a typical, hip Japanese place for youngsters. Its the 2nd time I've been here and still, I've only seen professionals and senior citizens dining in.

I have been craving for Japanese food for weeks now but I wanted fine Japanese food and Kimono Ken first came to my mind.

They have a dedicated sushi chef which is important for restaurants serving raw fish. I've always believed that sushi is an art form, not just food that can be served by anybody.

The place is cozy, not packed like the known Japanese spots in the metro. They were playing Japanese songs, which I think are quite old.

Their menu offers plenty of choices from salads to noodles, from appetizers to desserts. I ordered negi ramen (spicy miso soup) and spicy maguro sushi. Yes, I like spicy food. :) Aside from that, I ordered their sushi platter for take out (the one in the picture). The spicy maguro sushi tasted really good and the wasabi served with is really spicy, which I liked a lot. The ramen isn't what I expected in a miso-based ramen. The soup is not as thick as the one served in Ramen Bar, but it has plenty of toppings which made the experience enjoyable. Though I would prefer a thicker soup for my miso-based ramen, their negi ramen didn't disappoint.

The price in their menu is exclusive of a 10% service charge, and they provide a discount for senior citizens. Be sure to present your senior citizen ID first before ordering.

Its nice to see that we now have different choices when we want our Japanese tabemono fix, but the same thing with fads, others tend to forget about quality and over-all experience. Kimono Ken is one of the first Japanese restaurants here in the Philippines and its still worth giving a try.

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Arman P.
4.0 Stars

I always go to Kimono Ken for my crunchy kani maki (seen at the image). They even serve the best tasting Chicken terriyaki (not so sweet as to my taste buds), miso soup, kani salad and Sukiyakidon! Staff here do their job well and I never had a bad experience with their speed and quality of service. Arigato gozaimasu!

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Michelle A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Argee E.
5.0 Stars

My last review was about their CHICKEN TERIYAKI SALAD. And now, I would definitely recommend their KAKIAGE TEMPURA SPECIAL, it's made with shrimp & veggies. You'll love it dipped in sauce. 128077

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KL C.
5.0 Stars

Our go-to place whenever we are in Shang. Their brewed coffee is very good, and their sashimi has always been fresh. Service is fast and friendly too. Prices are affordable too, for the kind of Japanese food they serve.

Whenever we try other restaurants in Shang, we always end up comparing it to Kimono Ken. XD This place is like our golden standard. HAHA

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Ace P.
4.0 Stars

The food is good and we really like the food that we ordered, kani salad, gyudon and ebi katsudon. Next time I will try their maki and sushi.

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Jingky L.
4.0 Stars

i just love this one! 128522128522128522

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Shu M.
4.0 Stars

Kimono Ken's Donburi, Kani Tamadon! First time to try this dish and It was really good. Fulfilling and worth it. Only P200. Hihi. The crabsticks were BIG. Lol. I thought it was the "normal" size but when it was served, I was like "wow ang laki pala haha". And oh, I sooo love the egg. Delicioso! 12807712852110084

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Camille S.
5.0 Stars

I love Japanese food. I was planning to have chicken for lunch but Kimono Ken's beef teriyaki was a temptation! And so I ordered and little did I know l finished my bowl right away. I guess I am really a fan of beef. Haha!

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Jame F.
3.0 Stars

My first time to try this jap resto. Server will assist you instantlly, I ordered beef curry rice, sweet and spicy, This was close to curry of japan that I tasted. Its a shame because I just got a few strips of beef and more of potato and carrot. I also like their chahan,close price to chowfan of chowking but taste better.

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Fayme M.
5.0 Stars

Loved the food and their WASABI! :)

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