Tokyo Tonteki

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

Tokyo Tonteki
3.9
4.0 Stars

52 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 23
  • 3 stars 17
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 58 Reviews
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Nic S.
5.0 Stars
2

Met up with a friend last Friday and we couldn’t decide where to eat. We were walking past Tokyo Tonteki when she started raving about how good the pork steak is and how fluffy their rice is hahaha I don’t eat rice because I believe it’s the culprit to gaining weight but I was prepared to make an exception over lunch!

I was surprised to see that their Pork Steak meal only costs 250 pesos. These days, in Manila, a 250 peso meal is hard to come by. It isn’t the cheapest but at a mall like Greenbelt, it’s a steal! The dish already comes with rice and cabbage which are both unlimited! It also comes with a bowl of Miso Soup.

I’m not a fan of pork to be honest, beef is my favorite but this was so good!! It sort of reminded me of beef teppanyaki / tenderloin steak but with super lean pork. There was hardly any fat and I found myself getting some of the sauce / oil from the sizzling plate to go with my rice (No shame!!! Hahahaha). I also enjoyed that they had sauces that could go with their cabbage and sesame dressing is always a good idea 128076🏼128076🏼128076🏼

From now on, I’m definitely going to be bringing more people here to have a reason to come back hahaha I really enjoyed it and it’ll take a huge reason to get me to order something other than the super yummy pork steak!

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Bella J.
3.0 Stars
3

Had dinner here tonight with my sisters and my dad. We ordered the following to share: kani salad, crispy salmon maki, and California maki. Out of the three, I liked the kani salad the most. Though my sister's description for it is spot on: "di siya mukhang masarap pero masarap"

I ordered the Regular Tonteki set. Good sized portion, the pork was tender, and the unli cabbage + rice + soup will always be sulit for me. Though the dressing for the cabbage was pretty bland

Service was quite slow considering that not all tables are occupied. My dad had to follow up his miso soup refill four times before it arrived. Took nearly as long for the California maki to be served as well.

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Paolo S.
3.0 Stars
2

Hmmm i'm a little bit on the fence with this one. Had the tonteki set, which is their specialty large porkloin steak. It was good naman, it was just that it didn't stand out for me. Honestly i felt like i was eating pork steak tagalog. Well if you know how bistek tastes like, well there you have it, except its pork and it had a more japanese-ish soy sauce slant. Better sana if the pork was meatier but my cut had a lot of taba 128528

But props goes to their miso soup! It was different and didnt taste like the instant type!

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HungryCat P.
4.0 Stars
2

My friend ordered the new product which is beef with tonteki sauce and I ordered the chopped tonteki set , which they said was the best seller. My order tasted like pork adobo. I didn't like the taste of it since I went to a Japanese restaurant. But my friend's order was the good. Beef cooked to medium rare with soft and juicy texture. The service was fast especially for the unlimited salad and rice. Hopefully they would do something about their AC. Place is hot.

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Cherilyn I.
3.0 Stars

if you want a taste of tokyo in small portions, try this place! because for me yabu still worth the price 128517128517 the place has the ambience of tokyo and everything but dude, the servings were not satisfying :( unlimited rice, cabbage and soup. #foodtrails

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
2

Lunch with Grams is always hard.  Why?  She is not accustomed to different types of Cuisines.  She only knows Filipino and Chinese and she is a picky eater.  She likes chicken,  she digs pork only if it's cooked well,  beef is out of the equation,  same with chili. 

Then i saw Tokyo Tonteki.  I remember having dinner here a couple of months back. They specialise in slow cooked meat.  We went in,  got a seat,  my fingers crossed. 

They offer set meals that include unlimited rice,  shredded cabbage and soup.  We got the following

| Salmon Belly in Teriyaki Sauce.  This is an obvious choice for yours truly as I love salmon.  I can eat 'em in all forms,  shapes and sizes.  I ain't too crazy about this,  it's good but it lacks the "Wow"  factor.  (after Your Local,  I turned into a Salmon Connoisseur of sorts). 

| Stewed Pork Belly.  This was served in an iron skillet.  Hefty servings of pork belly with some bean sprouts on the side.  Grams gave her nod of approval.  The pork belly is tender,  that's the beauty of slow cooked meat - no wonder she liked it.  Flavor wise,  it's has the right amount of seasoning.  She said that the rice is cooked perfectly too (yes,  she is very particular with the texture and type of rice used - she can differentiate "bago vs luma,  jap vs thai").

Lunch was a success,  Grams liked her food.  I'll add Tokyo Tonteki to my Approved ni Aling Crising Restaurants.

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Pau G.
4.0 Stars

I really loved their Tonteki set which comes with unlimited rice and cabbage. The meat was tender and goes well with the Tonteki sauce (I add a bit of chili for that spicy kick). You can also ask for additional sauce free of charge. I ordered the marbled potatoes as well which paired nicely with the Tonteki sauce. More rice and cabbage please! #TheQueenMuncherPH

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Linus P.
3.0 Stars

Was OKAY, still prefer the chicken karaage overy everything else in the menu haha

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Howard G.
3.0 Stars

The tonteki was amazing. Tender. Flavorful. Delicious. The rice was top notch which made the meal a treat.
So why three stars? The service. The staff was friendly but each time I ordered for more rice and cabbage, I had to repeat the request not once, but twice. So I basically ordered for more rice six times to get two bowls. I wanted more, the food was cold by then.
The way they serve the rice and cabbage is the problem. They bring each extra item in its own bowl. Aside from the expense of having to do such a thing, it leads to terrible service.
So food: 5 stars.
Service: 1 star.

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Savy A.
5.0 Stars

Super love their Tokyo Tonteki and Chicken Karaage!! Plus their sauce/dip for the chicken karaage! 10084

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

Steak for lunch? Why not. 128055

Tokyo Tonteki's specialty is their pork loin steak, so I ordered that, even though I seemed to want to try their Tonburg – a huge burger!! 128055

I ordered the Large Tonteki Plate which is quite large. Each set comes with unlimited refills of rice, cabbage and miso soup. Their miso soup is quite different since they have onions and pork bits in it. I liked the onions, the pork bits, not so much.

The pork loin steak was quite good, it really was large! 128514 With some fat portion as well. I enjoyed it, but I'm more of a beef steak kind of gal, so it wasn't really something special. It was tender and the sauce was quite good.

Next time, I'll try the Tonburg. 128513

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Samantha D.
5.0 Stars

We ordered the chicken karaage terriyaki set (P250), chicken karaage set (P250) and mini tonteki beef set (P270). Loved the overall flavor of the three dishes! My set was the tonteki beef one since I wanted to try their best-seller with just the right portion. The beef was tender and the sauce was not salty at all. Just the right flavor of Umami! My colleagues wanted chicken so they went for the karaage sets and they said their orders were good too. Each set comes with unlimited rice, miso soup and cabbage! Very good for its price.

Oh and since my colleagues and I work at an insurance company, we got a free bowl of mixed vegetables. We went for the three kinds of mushroom bowl (P180). Nothing special. Wishing we went for the potato bowl (P150) instead. Overall, service was good too! Highly recommend this place!

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Myzyl C.
3.0 Stars

Initial service was fast but refills are too slow. Serving is big but quite salty (My order was a regular tonteki set). Price is all right but overall experience is not something I'll rave about and recommend.

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Norville L.
4.0 Stars

The place is very nice and the service is very good. The food is ok but not spectacular. I got the mini set that includes unlimited vegetable side, miso soup and rice. I tell you there'a nothing mini about their portions 128077128512. Will try to come back and try their karaage, i hear it's quite good.

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Linus P.
1.0 Stars

They have the worst miso soup.

1. It has onions
2. There are pieces of fat floating
3. No nori
4. No tofu
5. Doesn't taste like miso

But i still love their karaage.

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Reann G.
3.0 Stars

The food was just ok, it's good but not something I'd crave for at any given day. The price is also okay, the one on the photo is just P250 with unlimited cabbage, rice and miso soup. Not bad at all!

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Linus P.
4.0 Stars

I find that i'm ordering this much more than what this restaurant is actually supposef to be known for :))

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Jan Therese C.
4.0 Stars

Eating in Makati area is really a struggle for me and my friends since I live in the North and they live in the South area. But since it's a Friday payday during the convention we have attended and we want to buy time hoping the traffic will be lighter, another food adventure began!

We literally tried to choose from one restaurant to another from Glorietta to Landmark until we reach Greenbelt area.

My friend particularly liked to eat either on a Japanese or Chinese restaurant but of course we want to choose a place that is within our budget range. With the "its not bad to try a new restaurant" kind of mindset, we finally decided to eat at Tokyo Tonteki. We got in without really going through the usual tedious decision making process. This is because we already got really tired and hungry because of the long walk 128514

The staff who welcomed us was very polite and accommodating. Sad to say, she is the only person we liked there 128556 Her name is Ross. Other servers were a bit suplado and suplada or emotionless 128528 This is a shared observation by me and my friends. Giving the benefit of the doubt, maybe they're just too busy since there are a lot of costumers that time. But still.... 128514 haha!

Anyways, the food is really good and worth our money! We ordered their Chicken Karaage (P250) and Mini Chopped Tonteki mini sets (270) with unli refill of miso soup, shredded cabbage and Japanese rice :) The meat both of the pork and chicken is tender :) It is served on a hot metal plate! We enjoyed the cabbage with the sesame dressing too. Their miso soup has some ground beef with it. 128521 Not the usual plain miso soup! I also liked their eggplant dish as their sides. Too bad it's not refillable :( The mini sets is already good for one person. Hindi nakakabitin! Sulit na ;)

The place was a bit crowded. It's best for small groups of like 4-6 people.

However, we got a bit off when we saw one of their chopsticks to have a small bit of leftover food. Huhu! Cleanliness issues for their utensils :(

Overall, it has good food and I spent it with good company! I still recommend you to give it a try :D

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Erika U.
5.0 Stars

Super love the aura of the restaurant,the servers were very nice and snappy! Also loved the interior and the furniture, the tables are kind of a bit low haha, Owww yeah it's Japanese hehe! Over all food was awesome, Unli Miso Soup, Rice, Cabbage,
I highly reccommend their best seller Pork loin Tenteki and Chicken Tenteki, and we also ordered the Ebi Maki, my favorite, shrimps were scrumptuous!! 100841008410084

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Gerald T.
5.0 Stars

Cheaper than yabu n yummier than Ginza bairin!!

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