Tomo Japanese Dining

137 Araullo St., Addition Hills, San Juan, Metro Manila

Tomo Japanese Dining
4.0 Stars

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  • 5 stars 2
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 0
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
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Carmina A.
4.0 Stars

Exterior and Interiors of the place are well maintained. The place was well lighted perfect for enjoying your food 128523

We went there on a monday and didn't get to try salmon :( Food was good, not great, but has very good value for money. The whole experience (ambience, food, etc) is worth the visit. The oyster (kaki cheese yaki) is a must try. We also enjoyed the mackerel (aji tataki) and curry.

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Kriselle L.
1.0 Stars

Avoid! My dad visited two weeks ago, and 3 hrs later, he had a stomachache and started vomiting. We suspect it was the funny tasting beef tenderloin and somewhat raw tao-ge/ beansprouts with it

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Wennifer C.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Reena C.
4.0 Stars

Tomo restaurant is a hidden gem in Mandaluyong/Wilson area. Parking always get full inside but you can still park along the streets outside of the gate.

We ordered the recommended Wan Mono soup (145) and were surprised when it was served in a teapot! You have to pour the soup in the small cover and drink it like sake!! When the soup is finished, you can open the pot and eat the mushrooms and seafood inside. The taste of the soup was normal, like seafood broth but the presentation made it worth ordering.

The unagi fried rice was tasty! It can be split into 2 as long as you are not starving. Each order comes with 4 small slices of unagi on top.

For dessert, we ordered coffee jelly and green tea cheesecake. Our total bill was around 2k for 7 items.

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Mark L.
4.0 Stars

ebi tempura 128077128077128077128077 eat it while it's hot
yasai itame 128077128077128077128077 the veggies were still crunchy
kari kari kari 128077128077128077128077 sugi's version is still better
hamachi jaw 128077128077128077128077128077
soft shell crab maki 128077128077128077128077
tomo iced tea shake 128077 get the regular tomo iced tea

frozen braso 128077128077128077128077128077
decaffeinated coffee 128077128077128077128077

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Yshkael C.
5.0 Stars

First time to try this place out! Woot woot finally! It is always jam packed even if it isn't like on a commercial spot at all.

What is so good with this place? You might wonder?!? Actually, I heard the head chef here used to work for Sugi-- another famous Jap resto which used to be at GH and is now in Makati.

I tried a lot in their menu. From Tempura, Katsudon, Sauteed Beansprouts, Ramen, Vinegar Chicken and Coffee Jelly!

I super loved the food. I can't say anything bad with it. And the service is pretty awesome as well! The staff were attentive and service was quick.

I also liked the decors here. It is simple and even though I personally haven't been to Japan, I feel like I am there with all the ambience and decors from the outside till you get in.

They even have function rooms for those who want some privacy.

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Cherisse Y.
4.0 Stars

The ambiance was really nice!

I was super hungry so I was super excited to eat here but...

They didn't have salmon??? I know it's a Monday but you should always have it available. I know mababaw lang reason ko for one less star but salmon is lyf.

Anyway, The food was amazing naman!! Definitely gonna go back.

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An J.
5.0 Stars

I went to eat with my family at Tomo Japanese Restaurant last May 20 for dinner and May 22 for lunch.

The place is in San Juan or Mandaluyong.It used to be a ordinary house.The owner bought, renovate this place and turn the place into restaurant.It is very hard to find a parking if there are many customers eating at this restaurant.You can park outside or side streets outside the restaurant.

We ordered California Maki, Kani Salad, Fried Fish Head, Baked Oysters, Teppanyaki Oysters and Fried Mushrooms.All the food are good.

The price is not expensive.Just right.The mode of payment for restaurant is cash only with 10% discount.No credit card payment yet.

The place is big.It has a 2nd floor and has garden space for outside events.

The service is good.You will see the owner serving food or giving the bill to his customers.

I recommend you this place if you are interested to eat Japanese food.If you get a table walk in, you will wait for 10-20 mins for a table.I suggest that you should reserve for a table the day before.You have to be early if you want a parking in the restaurant parking slots.If you don't have a parking inside the parking slots of restaurant, you have to park outside the restaurant or streets.

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Edwin I.
4.0 Stars

Tucked hidden in Mandaluyong is a new Japanese dining destination. The venue is fenced within high walls and a metal gate. They do not even have a signage announcing the name of the place. The only indication that one has reached the place are the huge red Japanese lanterns bedecked along their tall concrete fence. This is Tomo Japanese Dining.

Albeit still being on soft opening and being under the foodie social-media radar, it is quite surprising that getting a table reservation at this place can be quite of a challenge. Word of mouth from the Mandaluyong -San Juan residents have made this place packed daily for both lunch and dinner. Its popularity among the residents can be traced to the fact that Tomo's kitchen is under the helm of a Japanese Chef formerly from Sugi (it is said that he used to head the defunct Sugi Greenhills branch).

The fenced venue opens into a huge sloping tree lined property (it used to be a home prior to being converted into a restaurant). The restaurant is a white modern looking 2-storey structure decked with huge red Japanese lanterns and bamboo accents. A coi pond adds to the Japanese touch. From the parking area, guests climb a flight of stairs under a huge Tori arch to get to Tomo's main entrance.

It's interiors carry that modern Japanese vibe. With wood , glass, and Japanese accents.

"Tomo" loosely means "friends".

This visit was for a friend's birthday lunch. Our host said that reservations were made as early as 3 weeks ago. It was quite evident that reservations were a must (all the tables literally had "reserved" signs with the names of the parties holding the said reservations).

Their menu is quite extensive. The stand outs from this visit were:

-their sashimi/nigiri sets: I must say that their seafoods were quite fresh and sweet (loved the salmon, tuna, unagi, uni,ebi, ika).

-their Tori Karaage was also quite good: perfect crunch of the batter and right levels of seasoning and sweetness.

-I also enjoyed their mixed Tempura (quite reminiscent indeed of Sugi's)

-their Uni Yakisoba was also divine. The rich creamy Uni sauce perfectly mixed with the thick chewy Yakisoba noodles.

- their Kaki Cheese Yaki (grilled oysters with cheese) was also perfect.

-not to miss is their Frozen Brazo. Though being "out of place" in a Japanese restaurant, I must say that their Frozen Brazo perfectly caps a filling Japanese meal (and their claim that this was a best seller dessert is quite justified).

The only underwhelming dish that I tasted was their Grilled Salmon with Wasabi Cream. The dish was under seasoned and the Wasabi-Cream lacked the wasabi kick.

Since they are on soft opening and at this point is still forgivable , improvement on service is desired. Their staff is quite friendly but needs some fine tuning specially with food service:

-We had to ask for wasabi for our sashimi/nigiri.
- we were served with a wrong dish that had to be replaced.

As a whole, Tomo Japanese Dining can easily be considered as a must-visit for Foodies who love Japanese cuisine.

As of this writing, should you do plan to dine at Tomo, I highly recommend that you call them earlier to book and secure a table (specially for weekend dining). It was sad to personally see that there were 2 huge separate groups of diners who decided to check the place out without reservations and were turned away.

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Julie J.
4.0 Stars

Nestled in the quiet residential neighborhood of San Juan along M. Araullo St. corner P. Burgos, you can easily miss this place if not for the red Japanese lanterns outside the compound...As is the trend nowadays, this place is a house converted into a restaurant.

A month old and still on its soft opening, they are offering 20% off until tomorrow, May 31. Cash basis only. We arrived at 11am on a Sunday without any reservation and was told the place was booked for lunch as well as dinner 128513 Miss Apol (in charge of reservations) was kind enough to give us a table provided we finish before 12:30.

I like the ambiance instantly, Cute design, very Japanese, the servers were all nice and chatty. It's a fairly big house with quite a few parking slots and a garden area, dining area on the ground floor and more seats upstairs, I was told they can accommodate between 130-150. I spotted the Japanese Chef (sushi chef from Sugi i was told) was at his station getting ready for the crowd 128522 Now, onto the food we tried...

🇯🇵 Kaki Cheese Yaki (Robata) @320 - 5 pcs of Oysters with cheese and vegetable agemono - This was soooo good 128523 grilled to perfection and super tasty 5/5

🇯🇵 Kani Pomelo Salad @295 - this one one just ok, very typical... It had a generous amount of pomelo though 4/5

🇯🇵 Chicken Teriyaki Gozen @580 - bento set served with soup and salad. I loved this one as well, the chicken was crispy yet tender, the sashimi fresh 128077🏼 5/5

Overall very happy with this place, definitely worth a visit although Prices are a bit steep 128513 but food was good sooooo.... 128557128184128184128184

I'll be back... there are still lots of dishes to try 128055 Service was ok since we were early, I just don't know how they'd fare during peak took awhile for the bill though and they forgot to put wasabi for our take out order of Chirashi 128514 blame it on the dry run for now!

Please reserve a table before going specially during weekends...


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