Konbini Store

57 Connecticut St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Konbini Store
4.2
4.0 Stars

46 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 25
  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 2
  • 1 star 0
  • 54 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Phone
+6327224263

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Jonats P.
3.0 Stars

Ok for its price. But if you are looking for great Japanese food, go to little tokyo

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

weekly Friday lunch..
ebi tempura 128077128077128077128077
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pork gyoza 128077128077128077

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Abbey A.
4.0 Stars
4

Don't be deceived, because this tiny dining area in the Konbini Japanese Store has some good food to offer. 128523

I came here with my family earlier without knowing what exactly to order. But eventually choice to try the following:

1. Konbini Salad - Their version of Kani salad with fresh mangoes and avocado bits. I really liked this. It gave me the big appetite I needed for the rest of the meal. This is a must order, as appetizer!!! 128077

2. Tonkotsu Ramen - I liked how flavorful the soup was, plus the super tender pork slices and noodles! This also came with Gyoza on the side, which I skipped cause I'm not a fan.

3. Yakitori (Chicken Thigh) - Good stuff! Tender bite-sized thigh chicken pieces on a barbecue stick. I just wish it was basted with more sauce. Huhu bitin yung barbecue flavor. 128546

For dessert, I had a Lotte Japanese Wafer covered Vanilla Ice Cream treat! Medyo kunot yung wafer part but that's how it always is naman. Lol

I would definitely come back for the Ramen! I'll get my own bowl next time hehehe! 10084

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

yakitori 128077128077128077128077 why do they take out the skin?
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chahan 128077128077128077128077

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Benjie G.
5.0 Stars

Ordered Tonkatsu ramen.

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Sorry forgot to take picture. Try visit the place they have lots Japanese food and drinks you can buy.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

Hidden in the busy streets of San Juan lies a Japanese Grocery that serves authentic Japanese food. 

Went to Konbini to eat Ramen.  Yes,  they serve Ramen!  I got myself a bowl of pipping hot Tonkotsu Ramen.  Some refer to it as the holy grail noodle soup broths. It’s thick, creamy and nearly white in color, consistency is similar to milk.  The broth is made from pork bones and fat boiled for extended hours until the right amount of consistency is achieved. 

I absolutely loved the Ramen,  gives confort on a gloomy day.  The broth is flavourful,  perfect consistency and oozing with pork goodness.  Noodles has the right texture,  fresh veggies and fall-off-the-bone pork goodness from the meat.  If you have tried the other Ramen joints,  it is highly recommended not to compare.  For me each bowl has it's own character and has unique flavors that will either knock you off your feet with euphoria or disappointment.  Konbini didnt deliver euphoria but left me satisfied and smiling after my meal.

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Triggerhappyfoodie C.
5.0 Stars

We went into the Konbini Store not to do some grocery shopping but to have dinner.

On the Table
Tonkotsu Ramen - my fave from their ramen selection. It uses pork broth and is very flavorful. I can finish this all by myself.
Shoyu Ramen - corny when compared to the Tonkotsu Ramen
Miso Ramen - not a fan of the after taste but dad liked this
Tonkatsu - the usual breaded crispy pork cutlets
Beef Yakiniku Pita Pan - aka Japanese Shawarma. The sister wanted a light snack. Boy was she surprised to be served this. It was yummy and super filling. There were veggies underneath and the sauce was good.

We love the ramen here and i want to try their other offerings too. I'm sure we'll be back soon.

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Sas R.
5.0 Stars

Yummm

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Earl M.
4.0 Stars

It was a pleasant surprise stumbling upon this grocery-slash-mini resto. I knew something was up with the expansive front lot for parking so I consulted Looloo and I knew I had to take a peek inside. Inconspicuously operating as a convenience store and restaurant, casually driving or walking by this establishment doesn't reveal much of what's inside. A lot of legit Japanese convenience/grocery store items inside, but I may have to cross check with other retailers how reasonable these prices are. The resto food items are well priced enough for the generous portions. I had the "Japanese burger" and the chicken yakitori. The staff were helpful, polite, and courteous. After some patrons were done, the table was immediately cleaned, while my table was prepared already even as I explored the small grocery. The BGM tracks playing were Japanese songs btw.

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Gretta L.
5.0 Stars

Thumbs up for Chicken Yakitori! 128077128523

Super hot and super good! A definite must try!

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Joeŷzee T.
2.0 Stars

Used to be better quality, but now twas just so-so. The chahan is bleh!! Ddnt have any other choice cuz soo caught up in the traffic 128553

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Tanya P.
3.0 Stars

The japanese food is ok. Had tempura, gyoza and Cali maki. Pwede na.

Love their groceries though! Found powdered dashi for my homemade sukiyaki. Sarap!

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Elmer R.
4.0 Stars

Wanted to visit this quite sometime now and only after my Tokyo visit last week that I had the drive to go here in search of some good and affordable Japanese food having missed it so much. This is inside a grocery selling Japanese condiments, sauces and even ice cream. You have to pay at the cashier for your food and proceed to the tables, get seated and wait for your orders. Ordered for ebi tempura which had a good size and crispness to it and with a delectable veggie soyu ramen and also Gyoza with chahan rice. The food was affordable and delicious and would definitely go back to try the yakitori and everything. 128522

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Adrian L.
4.0 Stars

In a nutshell, Konbini is a grocery store specializing in Japanese goods that also happens to offer affordable Japanese meals. 12 pieces of California maki at 330 pesos and a decent bowl of Tonkotusu ramen for only 240 pesos. And in keeping with the Japanese theme, no need to tip. It would be best to pair your meal with a drink from their wide selection of Japanese goodies.

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Maria C.
5.0 Stars

The California Maki was the best ever I've tried anywhere in the world that I've been, except in Japan, of course. Now I know where to go if I want a quick fix of maki. Plus everything else I've tried here were so good. What a find, this Japanese store, which although the items sold are pricey, the food they serve are just awesome. And so relax, no-frills ambiance. I hope to meet the Japanese owner next time I go there and request that they add sashimi in their menu.

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Carla O.
5.0 Stars

This Japanese specialty store in Greenhills has a secret: they serve good food! Albeit a small menu, Konbini's store design is similar to those in Japan, simple, no-frills kind of place but with good authentic food. I heard a Japanese owns it, go figure. The products they sell are a bit more expensive that the typical grocery but for items you can't find at the grocery, this is definitely a place to go to.

The food: I know what goes into a California Roll but I don't know why theirs is so good! I can't seem to pinpoint the 'secret ingredient' if ever there was any. The picture is actually a 6 piece serving but I couldn't help myself when the order arrived, sorry 128517 the dining crowd here is quiet, those who want a good lunch with a client, a friend or even alone.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

konbini

the ramen was ok. it was good before. but this is not bad. what i mean is i think their ramen is still good. our taste just levelled up while their recipe is still the same.

the karaage is nice and crunchy.

the ebi tempura was good.

the yakitori (my favorite) was superb.

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Troy G.
5.0 Stars

What I love about this place is that it serves as a restaurant/ramen bar, and a Japanese convenient store (hence Konbini in Japanese).

Food is delicious! I think it is under-rated. But my personal favourite is their pita pan burger and momo yakitori. :)

The best part of this place... Is the store! You can buy hard to find Japanese ingredients here, from okonomiyaki mix, to wagyu, to strawberry cheesecake kitkat!

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Gilbert T.
2.0 Stars

expensive Japanese resto. it's what I can say.
not the place when you want to have authentic Japanese food. better go to makati instead.

California maki is very sticky. too sticky just like wet rice.
shrimp tempura is tough and not fresh (old stock I think).
shoyu ramen not bad.
gyoza so-so.

authentic Japanese place but not authentic in taste (if there is such a description)!

Japanese grocery products are expensive too.

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Sas R.
5.0 Stars

My favorite japanese grocery has a small restaurant too! They serve the best ebi tempura! not the typical japanese resto they only serve ramen, gyoza, chicken fried rice, chicken yakitori(Super sarap), california maki or california maki with unagi on top and ebi tempura hahaha but everything is MASARAP!

My dad loves going here kasi he's addicted to japanese snacks, chocolates and coffee hahaha.

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