Tori Box

G/F I Tower Manila, P. Noval St. cor. España Blvd., Sampaloc, Manila, Metro Manila

Tori Box
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4.0 Stars

21 Reviewers

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  • 22 Reviews
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  • 21 Reviewers
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Michelle E.
4.0 Stars

Karaage pops from tori box is my favorite! For 80 pesos you have it in double and if you want chips or fries with it, you just have to add 10 pesos or something.

One thing i don't like about them though is their slow service. Sobrang tagal just for kaarage pops. And wala na silang free water pero they were too nice when i was dying bc i tried karaage pops in chili pepper flavor which is super anghang az in!!! That time they weren't selling water but they gave me water. Haha! Lesson: if ever you're gonna buy chili peppered karaage pops, buy water na. (Okay in my defense, we wanted water kasi and we thought may free pa sila).

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Hazel M.
4.0 Stars

Double Nori + Bbq Karaage Pop with Fries Please! 127881

One thing na napansin ko upon visiting here recently, they don't give out free water to their customers. You need to buy their juice or other beverages, which is a good selling point but they should also take note that their customers are mainly students who are struggling to budget their money for food and other expenses.

#buhaykuripot

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Bea G.
4.0 Stars

We ordered:
Cheese Katsu (faaave)
Mapo Katsu
Karaage Pops

Taste ✅
Value for money ✅

Great for quick and cheap Japanese fix 9786

Bonus because I just have to cross the street to get here from my place 9786

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Aiza A.
5.0 Stars

this is my new favorite :) last time i tried their karaage. it was really crunchy and full of flavor. last night i tried cheese pork katsu. i waited for 15 mins because the rice was not cooked yet. but its really worth the wait. you can really tell if the rice has a good quality and the pork was tender and full of flavor. but i think they forgot the cabbage on my katsu but never mind because its really delicious.128077128077128077

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Aud C.
4.0 Stars

Pop and fries forever fav

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Celine V.
5.0 Stars

So yummy

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Tyn J.
2.0 Stars

Ate here on a Sunday after attending Mass. My brother raved about the branch in Taft and said that it's his favorite and that this one's really good. I let him order the food and for me it was just okay.

Didnt really enjoy it since it wasnt hot. I cant believe that they serve food that is cold!

And for customers that are new to the place, they dont inform you the process of how you will get your food, etc. they just leave it at the counter. E di yung pagkain mo na malamig na nga iseserve, ayun, andun lang sa counter.

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Marianne P.
5.0 Stars

Super sulit:) chickenpops (nori) and fish kara-age (sourcream)

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Kristiana M.
4.0 Stars

We ate our early dinner with my cousin and friend. Their Cheese Pork Katsu was delicious. The meat they used was very tender. I loved the shredded cabbage with the sesame sauce so much that i decided to order another one! 128513 Another plus for me is that the prices of their food is very student friendly. This meal only costs 145!! Super sulit! 9786

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Carmina R.
3.0 Stars

It is affordable. I got this for 95 pesos. You can choose from different flavors like bbq, cheese, sour cream, wasabi and nori. I tried bbq and sour cream.

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Maia T.
4.0 Stars

Student friendly junk food!

Was finally able to try the much raved about toribox! Got the chicken and chips combination along with the italian cheese powder. Chicken was very hot, crispy and tender. So was the mojos that came with it. Kind of found it a bit salty but this could be good for those cheat days 128521

Might come back next time to try the sour cream flavor!

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Jodi N.
3.0 Stars

Tori Box is quite good and filling. I like their selection of meals and it's quite affordable as well. My friend from UST has been telling me to try this place out and it turns out that it's delicious. We got our meals fast and hot. I still want to try their other choices and will most likely come back soon to give it a shot.

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Chloe F.
2.0 Stars

Nakakaumay yung karaage. I'd rather stick to the fries/chips/mojos alone that comes with it

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April H.
1.0 Stars

Dito ko na-realize na matanda na ako!!!128563128563128563

As we were in the area last night, I turned to looloo for the nearest place for good food and found this resto in the database... As it's a hop and a skip away from UST, we headed over P.Noval for dinner... Shucks nagbago na yung area! This tiny restaurant wasn't hard to find... It's located on the ground floor of a new condominium... So we went inside, into the noisy din from the students eating dinner... We somehow got a table despite the crowd... We sat fist, looking at the monitors for clues as to what to order... One of the monitors was busted, so I just guessed what to order from the rest of the pictures lining the walls... I sat on the table, patiently waiting for someone to bus the table, while my bf patiently fell in line...

So, we wanted to order the gyoza, but they were out... So I got the chicken katsu, tori mojos and the orang orange iced tea... My bf got the karaage-fries combo and the pork tonkatsu...

While I was waiting for him to order, the waiter "cleaned" the table... He half-heartedly cleaned the very dirty table, leaving it dirty... Hello... So I called him when he walked away and politely asked him to clean the table... In all my reviews, this is the first time I'll say this--- S**t sya! Sisimangutan ako nung bastos na waiter na yun at magdadabog sakin! Excuse me, kung di lang sya mukhang purely tanga, I would have called the manager... Sobrang nakaka pikon yung itsura nya, yung tipong gusto mo sampalin... Honestly, in my over 1000 reviews, it's the first time that I've ever said anything like this... Gusto ko talaga patulan yung itsura nya... And he didn't even thoroughly clean the table, AGAIN... Pero walang use pumatol sa tanga, so I walked to the counter to ask for tissues, and I was told na kanina pa daw sila walang tissue... Wow, I don't see anybody doing anything about it though... The staff (including the older gentleman in bright yellow) didn't care... Wtf????????128545128545128545 what restaurant doesn't have tissue?! Jeeeeeeessh, apparently this one... And they just dismiss you after... Wow, sorry your highness... Sorry naman sa abala...

We waited so long for our orders, only to find out that it was on the counter... They just leave it there? They didn't even have a number or call out my bf's name clearly... Jeeeesh again!!!128548128548128548128548

On to the food...

The Tori mojos with BBQ flavor were okay... But that's it... The chicken katsu was sooooo dry, yung tipong na sigawan na yung gums ko sa tigas... I broke two cheap plastic spoons trying to eat the katsu... No flavor, just overly deep fried to taste like anything... The rice was cheap, very dry with tutong already... They have a sort of salad that goes with it, which was okay... The iced tea was meh, and expensive at P75... Ummm, Army Navy?!128545 the karaage my bf ordered was also dry... Shheeeeesh, they should just call it Dry Box...

I'm sorry, but it's one of the worst dining experiences ever, to think I've gone to SR Thai, Almers and the like previously... Cheaper dining options with efficient service... I go to a lot of cheap places, not really expecting any service... I just don't like bulls**t, okay lang na no real service... But their prices aren't that cheap for them to act like that... We spent about P600 for dinner... That's not a student-friendly price anymore... Maybe the students let it go and don't mind if the servers are bastos or act uneducated, but we weren't students... I go to a whole lot of establishments, so that kind of treatment doesn't fly with me... They aren't going for carinderia feel, they are going for affordable Japanese fast food...

Yes, deep fried, relatively cheap food will appeal to students, of course... But seriously, for those who aren't students and live in the area, steer clear... There's Army Navy near here, which serves juicy burgers and great iced tea... There's also McDonalds and other coffee shops... Even UST has a multi deck parking with lots of establishments... No need to waste money on unhealthy, bland and dry food with CRAPPY service... I've been sarcastic in precious reviews on restos with bad service, but this is a first wherein calling the staff sobrang BASTOS doesn't quite cut it... Anytime I go to a place and feel the urge to hit someone from the staff, I'd say that's a pretty CRAPPY dining experience...

I'd like to see them try this kind of attitude in the Katipunan area... That won't fly there either...

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Kaye S.
4.0 Stars

Second time to visit in a week because why not. 128523 Wanted to try the Kara-Age pops and fries but I was hungry and ended up buying rice instead.

I was planning to try sour cream because my friends told me it's good but i'm into BBQ. I couldn't decide so the cashier told me that they could mix the flavors. I was hoping that the kara age pops will be half BBQ and half sour cream. But it really is mixed. Which tasted a bit weird. 128532 FOREVER BBQ HIHI. Still coming back ofc. But now I want to try the cheese. Is it good?

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Ralph M.
5.0 Stars

Finally! A Tori Box in UST! The first time I tried Tori Box was on their Taft branch. Then I started to love their Karaage Pop and Fries. Finally, a branch in our school! I will definitely go back again and again there! Too bad I didn't able to take a picture because I was holding too many things and I am late for class. Next time!

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Kaye S.
5.0 Stars

I cannot wait to go back. Met with my bestfriend and ate here but only for an hour and it was lunch time so it was soooo crowded. I love love love the food and ambiance of the place. I want to try everything from the menu 128557

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Charlene N.
4.0 Stars

The food is satisfactory, must try

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Ayen P.
5.0 Stars

Welcome to P. noval! 128079128079128079

Was able to try this new place upon my visit! Hihihi I remember my sister bringing me a box of Karaage and chips at home. 128517

Ive always wanted to go to DLSU just to have this but now, I dont have to go that far. Yay!!! 127881127881127881

Big servings and undeniably good food! 128523
But their rice is sort of pricey, P20 per cup. Hehe but I dont care, Im not a rice person anyway. Hihihi

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Rizelle V.
4.0 Stars

This is a new spot just outside UST.
We ordered the double kara-age pops with rice (P 95). I had to order an extra serving of rice because the chicken pops were a lot. 128077
We also ordered red iced tea (16 oz. P30) which was so bad. It tasted like plain water, no sweetness at all. It was kind of a waste of money. Their AC wasn't that cool either. 128532 Regardless of those, I will definitely come back and try their other dishes. It's just their soft opening so I'm hoping they would improve those pa.

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