Kumori

G/F Phase 2, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave., Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Kumori
4.5
4.5 Stars

13 Reviewers

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  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
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  • 15 Reviews
  • 76 Recommend
  • 13 Reviewers
Category:
Bakery
Business Hours
Open: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+639176718963

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

More Business Info

Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Dessert

Most Recent Reviews

Mark G.
5.0 Stars
2

Kumori Philippines sent me some lovely Matcha Tarts. I know I was about to munch on something good.
And Yes! They're really good!

I love their Matcha sweet tarts!

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

My Kumori visit wouldn't be complete without buying their cheesetart (60Php). Yummy! I can finish a box of it but it's too expensive. So one at a time will do. Limited choices though at this branch. Also just a couple of tables and chairs available.

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Jonathan R.
4.0 Stars
3

Japanese Bakery and Café

Krone. Wafer-like tube plus the creamy filling. Goodness in every bite.

Cheese Tart. The filling is cheesy and creamy. So yummy!

Original Hanjuku Cheese. Very moist, soft, light, and creamy. I can finish it in 2 bites.

These are delicious!

I don't have a picture of the cheese tart because I ate it inside the car on our way home. 128514

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Annechile S.
4.0 Stars
5

While walking around UP Town Center yesterday we saw this bakery and got curious as it was jampacked. So before heading home we dropped by to see why.

Ordered:
|Krone (55php) Hollow Flaky Danish pastry tube freshly piped with a creamy egg custard filling sprinkled with snow sugar powder.
This is really delicious 128523 Like seriously, really good. The egg custard was just right and didn't have an umay factor.

| Cheese Tart (60php) Sweet tart shell filled with a creamy, melt-in-your mouth combination of cheeses.
OMG! This is delicious, no kidding! No wonder it's a bestseller.

|Hanjuku Cheese (48php) This one's also good!

My gosh! Good thing I only bought one of each because I could finish a few in one sitting for sure.

Service was a little slow as people keep coming. The place is a bit small too and since there's a lot of people it was hot inside.

Will definitely get some more in SM Makati next time. Will have to try the matcha.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

Heaven in a cup. Cheese tart (60PHp) yummy!

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Jm L.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Steffhanie S.
4.0 Stars
3

I have always loved good smelling and yummy looking pastries given that I am such a fan of pastries, cakes, cupcakes, almost all types of bread in general.

It was one weekend night when I got to explore the newest wing at U.P. Town Center located in Katipunan, right beside Miriam College and the Sta. Maria Dela Strada Parish Church.

I was surprised that a lot of new establishments will soon open in this new wing including some of my newly favorite restaurants in the names of Le Petit Soufflé, Dohtonbori, Hello Kitty Café, Niu by Vikings Concept Store and a whole lot more.

As of the moment, a lot are open already including Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, Paper Moon Café, and this new Japanese bakeshop that caught my nose and eyes, Kumori.

Kumori is the latest amongst the growing number of Japanese bakeshops here in the Philippines. Kumori's branch in U.P. Town Center is located at the far end of the area. You will see it beside All Time Fitness, right in front of the opening soon Tuan Tuan Brasserie branch.

Kumori can be seen easily given its inviting colors of white, yellow and brown. The lighting's good too so you'll be able to see how much they have to offer from afar given the bright lights that make the establishment stand out. The ventilation's a bit low though, probably because the doors are always open and the dining area's actually located outside where they just placed a few tables and chairs for some customers.

Along with my cousins, we tried a few of their bestsellers. We tried the Signature Hanjuku Cheese, the chocolate version, that's priced at 48 pesos per piece. Their bestselling Krone was to die for too.

The Chocolate Hanjuku was half-baked and it was made with premium ingredients including legitimate, rich chocolate. With every bite, it really melts in your mouth as it was soft and really tasty in every sense.

Kumori's Krone was so so good too. The creamy and milky custard filling was too die for. It's best eaten once it's handed to you because during that time, it's crispness and crunchiness will go so well with the perfect texture and taste of the luscious custard cream.

Oh my. I will definitely go back here and try their tarts. One look and all their items can really be tempting to try. Just make sure you have a lot in your pocket because the items can be a bit expensive than your usual pastries.

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Kat M.
4.0 Stars
3

128153 FINALLY had the chance to visit Kumori. There were a lot of people in UP Town Center tonight, and there was a short queue at the bakeshop. When you enter the shop, you will definitely smell the goodness of sugar and butter baking. 128523 At first I was a bit hesitant because maybe we need to wait or that *gasp* they ran out of stock, but I was assured by the staff that there is a continuous baking. The bakeshop also had makeshift tables and chairs outside for those who want to dine in. They could do better with the interior design though.

128155 I bought 3 signature cheese tart and 3 matcha cheese tart. The tart itself is good. A bit crumbly, and a whole lot of buttery. There’s a gritty texture to the tart shell (I suppose from sugar?), which contrasts to the softness of the filling. For the filling, I personally prefer the classic cheese tart. It’s cheesy and creamy and wobbly, but at the same time, the top layer of the filling is stabilized which prevents it from spilling outside the tart. When you take a bite though, a bit of the filling oozes. Yummm. The matcha filling is almost the same, there’s a hint of matcha to it but it’s not so strong. The taste reminds me of Green Tea Kitkat.

128154 Will I buy it again? Definitely. For 70 a piece, it’s a good deal. And remember the smell of the bakery I told you earlier? That’s exactly the taste of these cheese tarts. 💯

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
8

The Instagram post i saw a couple of days back made me uneasy.  Don't worry,  it's nothing disturbing but it sports a lovely shade of Green.

My favourite bakery now offers Matcha Tarts!  It is a known fact that i am a lover of anything Matcha.  My decision to travel from Makati to QC would not come as a surprise.  I cancelled all plans for Saturday and rushed to UPTC for dem green babies. 

Note:  this is only available in the UPTC Branch

| Matcha Tart (Php 70 each,  Php 390 - Box of Six). 

My knowledge in anything tart is very limited and i haven't tried the expensive brands.   The crust they used is not as sturdy as it crumbles easily.  Texture aside, the crust is yummy, this is the kind that you can munch on sans the custard.  Now,  the matcha custard sports a smooth consistency,  not sure if this falls on the medium rare category.  There is not enough matcha flavor,  i can barely taste it. 

We ordered some refreshments to pair with the tart.  GTL for me and Hot Chocolate for him.

I know what you're thinking,  it's a lil redundant to pair GTL with ze matcha tart.   I needed more matcha taste and the GTL definitely has that.  Kumori made up for the lack of matcha flavor in their tart with their awesome GTL.  I took a sip of the hot chocolate and it is equally good.  Not overly sweet and has the right amount of chocolate flavor. 

Overall,  i am still glad that Kumori launched their Matcha Tart.  Although it failed in the flavor department.  The other components of the pastry is still good.  The yummy crust and the expertise involved in creating a lovely consistency of the custard. They got the basics covered, a lil adjustment in their recipe, maybe more matcha powder and they will surely pass with flying colors.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars

Back again yesterday at my favorite Japanese Bakery and Cafe, Kumori at GF Urban Turf UP Town Center yesterday morning after fetching my son in school for his group meeting.

Hubby ordered 2 krones for him and our son then mine was chocolate Hanjiku! So good as always. They still don't accept credit cards then they offer free water there.

Their Hanjiku is so soft, bite into the clouds9729

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Nins A.
5.0 Stars
2

The cheese start was super. I love the combination of the sweetness of the crust and the cheesiness of the filling. I also liked the krone. 10084

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Alyssa Denise M.
5.0 Stars
2

A curious person would ask, "Why do people line up for Kumori?" 🤔Wondering from the hype people say, from the cheesecakes to their milkshakes, a hungry me got curious and took an opportunity to buy one when the lines were finally not long.

There were only limited items to choose from at around past 7, their cheese tart (in original and green tea), hanjuku cheese, apple crumble, krone, and pudding. I decided to choose the cheese tarts and hanjuku cheese.

Cheese tart. 🧀
It was a bit pricey at first glance. But upon taking a first bite, you'll think that it's all worth it. The original cheese tart (Priced at 70 Php per pc) is very rich and creamy. Be careful in eating as some cream may drip off when you bite. I must say that it's a must try. 128077 The taste is not over the top. The green tea does not have a great green tea taste. It's either it lacks the green tea flavor or my tastebuds have been overpowered by the original. I suggest the original cheese tart between the two.

Hanjuku cheesecake 127854
The Hanjuku cheesecake is probably the one that was the best for me. Japanese cheesecakes are unlike the cheesecakes we see in coffee shops. Think sponge cake but super fluffy and creamy. One bite melts into your mouth. Full filling bursts and you savor every bite. Too bad there weren't chocolate anymore because I think that would also taste good. It's like eating a cloud. I can't properly define how good it is that I just compared it to eating a cloud. It's best to eat it in small portions because even if eaten in small amounts, the flavor is full in your mouth.

Matcha Milkshake 127865
Their milkshakes are usually featured in crazy milkshakes. By night time, their chocolate milkshakes were already unavailable. We opted to order the matcha milkshake. I must say that this has a very strong matcha taste. I also use my boyfriend's reaction to know how strong it is. As a non-matcha fan, he reacts negatively if it's very strong, he would make a disgusted face. If only light, he's able to drink more of it. Lo, and behold, he was disgusted. This is highly recommended for matcha lovers. 128523 However, eating the marshmallows at the side can be a struggle. What you can do is get a spoon, scrape it, and put it on the milkshake.

Would I come back here? OF COURSE! I don't wonder anymore why people would line up for these and buy half dozes or dozens. I now understand why they wait. The taste was worth it. Despite the missing green tea flavor of the cheese tart and the little mishap I had at the cashier, the taste was worth it and the staff was nice enough to help me. Still a highly recommended place. 128523

P.S. I can't compare their cheese tarts to pablo because I haven't tasted the latter (expensive tho) 128184128184128184
P.P.S. I never noticed if sm the block branch has a line but the one in uptc usually has 128694128694128694128694128694

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Mica C.
5.0 Stars
2

So, I'm trying to ease my way into consuming less sugar. That means (or as it should) that I eliminate dessert from my daily eating habits. But when I feel the unrelenting need to nibble on something sweet, I find myself looking for Kumori's Signature Cheese Tart. At P60, its quite a steal and serves enough light sweetness that's not too overpowering. I also tried their Hanjuku Cheese which I liken to a Taisan slice but with more custard. I love it here. Despite serving long lines they are always efficient and on top of everything. I'll surely be back.

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Giovan T.
5.0 Stars

A remarkable creamy and dreamy experience. I can't get over how incredibly good their Danish Pastry Tube known as the Krone, filled with their special egg custard.

Hanjuku Cheese - Original / Chocolate (48 PHP)
Heavenly smooth and moist egg custard filled cake sandwiched with chiffon cake. Each nib of the cake is such a delight.

Krone (49 PHP)
A flaky Danish Pastry tube that's hollow on display and pipped fresh when ordered. Expect the creamy egg custard to be cold and highly enjoyable.

The have alfresco seating along the hallway.

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Aileen L.
5.0 Stars
4

Finally my favorite Kumori Japanese Bakery and Cafe is now located at Ground Floor Urban Turf UP Town Center, it's now convenient , no need for me to go to Landmark Makati.

My first Kumori experience was last year as I seen reviews from Looloo about this yummy Cheese Original and Chocolate Hanjuku, tasted like Bite into the clouds ! 1285239729

So when I went to UPTC last October 1, so happy that it's now on its soft opening, the bakery was so nice and this time I tried the Damn so good Flaky Danish pastry , cream egg custard filling with snow powdered sugar, no other than the Krone!

Addition to my favorite at Kumori, will love to try their cheesetarts next time. They also serves drinks and juices , will include it also to my must try on my next visit. Price is worth it and very affordable.

As of now they don't accept credit cards, cash basis as it is soft opening but will soon accept credit cards. Can't wait !

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