Tatsunoko

452 El Grande Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque, Metro Manila

Tatsunoko
4.3
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11 Reviewers

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
4

Tatsunoko, one of my fave restaurant in BF Homes. This one is located in El Grande Ave near Lopez Village. The look of this place might be misleading since it looks like a deserted old Japanese house. Inside is stay true to that look. It looks like an old house with lots of old Japanese writings.

Tatsunoko is one of the Japanese in BF in terms of taste and quality. Their menu prices are also very affordable for a Japanese restaurant. That's one of the reason why people just love this place. On this visit we order some of my regular fave.

🥒Ingen (45PHP) - This appetizer is a greenbean drenched in sesame seed dressings. Got a bit of sweet flavor that is rally addicting.
128031Tuna Sashimi (145PHP)- served with 8 thick slices of tuna. Their tuna are fresh and I enjoyed it for a cheap price.
🥚Tamago (45PHP) - your typical tamago rolled egg. Another cheap priced item in their menu compared to other Japanese store.
🦑Ika Maruyaki (140PHP) - grilled whole squid. Their version is more of steamed squid. I love the smooth and soft texture of it. Very easy to chew. The flavor itself was also delicious.
127836Mori Soba (135PHP) - chilled soba noodles served on a flat basket. Another great dish. Love their dipping sweet soysauce/mirin.
127844Ebi Tempura (200PHP) - 4pcs of big serving tiger prawn. Big crunchy and delicious!!!
127842Torikawa Yakitori (35PHP/Stick)- Sinful but delicious chicken skin japanese barbeque.
127842Sunagimo Yakitori (30PHP/Stick)-Chicken Gizzard. My fave yakitori. Delicious and chewy.

Overall a must try in BF. tried and tested through the years. 128521

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars
9

Had dinner with my siblings and we decided Japanese! Thanks to a buddy of mine who ate here previously!
Was a little difficult to find thanks to waze but eventually found it! Go early because parking could be difficult! Place was packed mind you!
The restaurant itself is old. More like a house which they converted into a restaurant. Air conditioner w some electric fans and a tv w Filipino drama playing. The tables are covered in plastic. If it wasn't for my friends recommendation... I would seriously doubt this place.
Now to the food. We were 5 in all and we ordered for 7! The food is ok adjusted to the Filipino taste but done right. Everyone in the table said the tempura is the best and can fight the more expensive Japanese restaurants. One thing why I rated this place high was the price... This place was cheap! Paid 1700 for 5 people including drinks! Try it out!

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Ricky d.
4.0 Stars

Cool on a hot day for lunch...
Last orderis the curry.
Will tell u later

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Maia T.
5.0 Stars

Dont be fooled by how this place looks on the outside. Regardless of how sketchy it looks please do give it a chance and the food will definitely leave both your tummy and wallet happy!

They have an extensive menu of food choices in which we did not bother to go through as we were too hungry gawa ng friday madness traffic 128529 We went ahead and asked for the best sellers which were the california maki and the ten don (tempura don) we ordered the salmon roll, california maki, gyudon and ten don.

The makis were big in size and siksik in ingredients! The ten don and gyu don had so much rice, we had to have them for take out. Price wise this is really affordable and sulit for the quality and serving size that you're getting.

They were packed on a friday night! So if ever you're in the south, do give it a try. Pretty sure you wont regret it!

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Paolo S.
5.0 Stars

If you're from the south - BF / Alabang area - then you'd most likely have heard of this semi-hidden Japanese place with an unassuming exterior. Yep, that's Tatsunoko (formerly known as Bento-Ya)!

Food is CHEAP but hella good. Like, authentic good! Heard this was put up by a Japanese guy who used to run a canteen in Japan. And i think its been open for at least 15 years already in the exact same spot. If that sort of resiliency isnt a sign of how good the food here is, i dunno what is.

I've been eating here literally for years and this is the go-to place for delicious and straightforward, unpretentious Japanese food. My all time favorite from their menu would be the oroshi soba - soba noodles in a bowl of sweet soy sauce, with wasabi, spring onions, radish, and fried tempura batter bits. So simple yet so goooood. The flavors all blend so well and the contrast between the soft buckwheat noodles and the crispy tempura batter spell heaven with every mouthful. Dont see too many people ordering it, but do give it a try.

A special mention to their croquette (or koroke in japanese). Its a breaded and fried potato ball with ham, meat, and cheese. This, this is realllllly goood. *drools*

The other popular menu items are their california maki, salmon sashimi, tonkatsu/katsudon, chahan, and their sukiyaki - big, big serving! Those are sure winners for those who'd prefer to stick to the familiar. 128512

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Josh C.
5.0 Stars

Oh hell yes!!! BF's best japanese restaurant! Authentic japanese food karenderia style! For those on a budget, looking for a place to chill, have a few beers and eat japanese food, this is the place to be!

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JC R.
4.0 Stars

...this hole in the wall used to be named bento ya.

...simple no non sense interior and food is cheap.

...i would recommend their sukiyaki. For 190 bucks, they dont scrimp on the beef.

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Flo A.
5.0 Stars

Nothing not to love here! The food is delicious, fill of flavor, filling, and ridiculously cheap! Can't wait to come back.

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Athina Janelle U.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Jasmin D.
2.0 Stars

I disliked it.

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Mae A.
4.0 Stars

At first, I was a little hesitant to enter this place. It looks creepy especially with the somewhat bloody signage. But damn, food was good! And affordable too for a Japanese cuisine!

Their Chicken Curry Rice was flavorful, and stayed true to what a Japanese curry should be. There are chicken bits in that one though the veggies (potatoes and carrots) kinda dominated the dish. Still, it was very good and one that's for sharing. 127835128523127835

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