Tokyo Tonteki

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

Tokyo Tonteki
3.9
4.0 Stars

47 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 11
  • 4 stars 22
  • 3 stars 14
  • 2 stars 0
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Reich T.
4.0 Stars
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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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Debbie Raye S.
4.0 Stars

My friend brought me here and dubbed it as the cheaper version of yabu!

I had my all time fave dory katsu and a side order of california maki my friend had something paired with stir fried mushrooms

Soup was served first before the main. It was good but it was topped with a ton of white onions which overpowered the soup. Dory was good but i missed my layu ponzu sauce and donburi sauce from yabu :( maki was okay they were rather thinly shaped. Sesame dressing too thick. No fruits?

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

It might seem as a bad idea to travel to Makati on a rainy Thursday afternoon via McKinkey road.  Rainy is not the apposite term,  beastly weather sounds a lil better and it best describes the agony of the 60 minute commute from BGC to Ayala.

Traffic and climate change aside.  I met with a dear friend for dinner at Greenbelt 5.  We haven't seen each other for almost a year,  she is my wingman when it comes to scouting restaurants ages ago.  Back when the term foodie is not yet coined.

We braved the deluge of people head on.  Commuters who wants to take their chances with the train.  After x number of minutes,  a few bumps here and there,  we arrived at Greenbelt 5.   I've been planning to eat at Tokyo Tonteki for the longest time,  i always end up eating at a different restaurant after.  Eating at a Japanese joint alone without using chopsticks alone is a daunting task. 

We were greated by the staff and got a seat immediately.  We took advantage of the ongoing promo they have. 

Pork Tonteki Set.  Php 250.00

Pork stew with unlimited Japanese rice,  cabbage and miso soup.  Not bad eh? Tonteki is pork stew for the layman.  Chunks of meat slow cooked in soya and spices.  The meat is tender and oozing with flavors. One of the advantages of slow cooking is that the meat acts like a sponge and absorbs all the flavors of the spices.  The end result,  flavorful and well cooked pork stew. 

Chicken Karaage Set.  Php 250.00

Same perks,  unlimited rice,  cabbage and miso soup.  This is just okay,  similar to the others I've tasted.  Meat is juicy in the inside,  crunchy on the outside.  I think Nagi's version is much better. 

The unlimited add-ons. 

First,  i love shredded cabbage!  Fresh,  crunchy with subtle hints of sweetness.  Add mayo with sesame dressing and I am a happy camper.  I had to ask for a refill after 5 minutes.   The miso soup is fantastic.  Served hot,  each sip satisfying,  perfect for stormy weather.

Oh,  we also ordered Kani Salad.  My friend liked it.  I only had one bite as i was too busy annihilating the shredded cabbage.

I'd love to go back and try other dishes.  First brush with ze pork stew was good.

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Pamela M.
5.0 Stars

We had dined here before and availed their Php 499 meal for 2. 128522128077 Well not bad so we gave it a shot. 128069

What we had was their Regular Tonteki which is similiar to a pork steak then have it with one side dish of your choice well as for us we had their Stir-fried Mushrooms (3 diff. kinds of mushrooms) very delish indeed buttery and soft variety mushrooms. It also comes with two steamed Japanese rice that is for unlimited refills as well as their Miso Soup. 128077 Great great deal!!

We also had ordered their Chicken Karaage which is very flavorful and delicious as well.128522

Service was great!! Very attentive crews. 128513 Place was cozy too. Definitely coming back here!! 128077

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars

Last Friday was Tonteki Night! 128513

I've been reading a lot of good reviews about this place so I wanted to try this sooooon!! Good thing, my cousin from Pampanga went here for a vacation so we have a reason to eat out! 128513128521128588🏼

Since I was the one who suggested this place, they let me order for everyone. I ordered the following: Large Tonteki Set (460), Ebi Fry (360), Chicken Karaage (Side Dish - 250), and Tonburg Steak Set (375). 127857128077🏼

All sets were served with pork miso soup and unlimited rice & cabbage. 128513 The miso soup was good! Really flavorful and there were a lot of pork and onions! 128525 If there's anyone in our table that enjoyed the unlimited cabbage the most, it would be me! Cabbage + Sesame Dressing!! 9786128541128588🏼

The pork tonteki (or pork steak) was good and yummy!! It's my first time to try this type of dish and I looved it! The pork was super tender, tasty and the sauce was just super goooood! 128525 A must try! 128076🏼

The Tonburg Steak was huge! Ohmy thick and huge! 128561 It was not as flavorful as the pork tonteki but it was good -- pure real juicy meat! 128076🏼

The chicken karaage was also good but I think that I would enjoy it more if it was crispy. 128513

My grandma ate all the Ebi Fry that I was not able to try it anymore but the fact that she finished it is enough to convince me that it was good! 128077🏼 The shrimp were not that huge, though.

Service was kinda slow since the place was full that night but the servers were really nice and helpful. Can't complain! 128521

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Ray G.
3.0 Stars

Had to come back for the chicken karaage. Sadly though it failed to meet my expectations. I was really expecting it to be crunchy especially when it's served hot. It tasted okay, which really saved it. I did discover the twist in their miso soup: pork! Of course it had to be pork! It seems to me that if I am going to go back, I will have to stick to their pork steak.

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