Tori Tori Kushiyaki Snack Bar

197 Wilson St., Sta. Lucia, San Juan, Metro Manila

Tori Tori Kushiyaki Snack Bar
4.0 Stars

9 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 4
  • 4 stars 3
  • 3 stars 2
  • 2 stars 0
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Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 12:00a


  • Sunday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a
  • Saturday
    • 11:00a - 12:00a

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Lunch, Dinner

Most Recent Reviews

Chiara C.
4.0 Stars

Great tasting japanese food, open at unusual times. I've eaten here at 11pm and at 3pm when most good restaurants are on break. This time we had for two people


Japanese wagyu - 3
Angus belly - 2


Spicy tuna maki
Salmon cheese roll (meh)

Ans 2 cups of rice. Love the sticks (but then i am an unapologetic fat-lover). Spicy tuna maki was good, just wish it was stuffed more (it was small and airy). Don't order salmon cheese roll.

I think Tori Tori is one of the best restaurants in the area if you find yourself eating a late lunch or late dinner. We ate 540php per person worth of food, but can probably be full at 300 per person.

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Mark L.
3.0 Stars

dinner with the panganay..

place was a bit full.
crazy maki 128077128077128077
bacon rice 128077128077128077 wish the bacon was more cooked
wagyu beef cubes 128077128077128077128077
angus steak 128077128077128077128077128077
bacon quail eggs 128077128077128077128077128077

service was slow. we waited for 40-60 minutes for our main course

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An J.
5.0 Stars

I went to lunch with my family today.There was no line because we went to the restaurant early.

The restaurant is very small and can accommodate up to party of 6 persons per table.There are only 4 tables of 6 people.The kitchen is very small.There is a place for grilling all food.

I tried to eat grilled Fish Tofu, Angus Belly, Japanese Wagyu Beef, Chicken liver, wings, eggplant, shiitake mushroom and Japanese scallops.All the food in the restaurant are good and not too expensive.

The ambiance of the restaurant is good.The place feels like you are eating Yakitori in Japan.

The restaurant accepts credit card and cash.The restaurant opens at 11am until 12 midnight everyday.

I recommend this restaurant who is interested to eat Japanese food on sticks or in short Yakitori.If you want to get a table and good parking, you should be at the restaurant around 11am to 1130am.I will go back to this restaurant to try their other dishes.

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Crichelle F.
4.0 Stars

bacon rice ftw! 127834

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Abe C.
5.0 Stars

"Wrap it Up"

Alternatively, your kushiyaki / yakitori can be wrapped in soft tortilla. Imagine, P85 for the Butabara (Pork belly) grilled to perfection, placed with cabbage salad, with your choice of garlic mayo, spicy mayo or sesame sauce) served on a soft open tortilla bread. 5/5


When you don't feel like rice, have this instead. Won't disappoint.

Addendum to my review yesterday.

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Abe C.
5.0 Stars

Fabulous hole in the wall in San Juan (another of my familiar stomping ground with places with North Park, the HK store, the original Everything At Steak, Little China Store, Bubble Tea, Hai Kang, La Creperie, and Co/op, etc. in the area; not to mention Greenhills 2 km away).

Tori Tori is a yakitori (Japanese skewers) place that's quite affordable but very very delicious. One that my wife and I keep coming back to since we were introduced to it about Sept last year.

Having recently re-opened after buying the property next door (FYI Edwin I), thus doubling its seating capacity, my wife and I didn't hesitate spending lunch there with my Mom, Ate and nephew. Despite its doubling in size, it still retains its hole in the wall charm, and it reminds me of those Japanese resto finds in Tokyo or Osaka in a suburban part of town. Come to think of it, absent of the yakitori bar set up, it almost reminds me of those Yakitori places where the Japanese drink their sake after work near the Tokyo Station.

Off to the food...

Hands down, the Butabara (Pork belly; upper pic) is the consensus favorite yakitori. At P40 (or P45) per skewer, it's certainly affordable. A bit too much fat for my Mom's taste, it's universally good, but it may not be for everyone given health concerns or sensitivity to fat. But the crunchy exterior, with the flavorful pork belly and good seasoning, you can't go wrong with this one. 5/5

Chicken Thigh (boneless P40@; lower right pic) is absolutely good, too. Soft, moist and flavorful. 4.5/5

Japanese Wagyu P125@ (lower left pic) is that perfectly cooked, melt in your mouth small chunks of beef. It's not as flavorful as the Butabara, Thigh or Angus Belly but it's the most premium priced yakitori for a reason. You can't question quality beef with the yakitori seasoning. Wow! 5/5

Angus Belly - pretty good. P60@. Flavorful beef. 4/5

Bacon Enoki - bacon wrapped Enoki veggie. Decent but I only order this from time to time. Depends on your taste. 3.5/5

Bacon Rice - at P100, vs P50 for plain rice, it's a tad pricey. But damn, it's good. Generous bacon bits on plain rice that's been drizzled with sauce. After having it for so long, it may be good to try plain rice for a change. 4.5/5

Crab Salad - with sesame dressing. Yummy! 4/5

Dressing: 3 choices. Japanese Mayo or Spicy Version are the ones they will give you, that is, it's in a dispenser. Ask for the sesame mayo if you want to try a 3rd option (I got that from Edwin I, i believe); for dipping the yakitori's, this 3rd option best compliments.

Service usually excellent. I've been here maybe 10 times. Only once did they mix up my order. 4.5/5

A fantastic place to drink your sake or Yamazaki whiskey, too. Wrap review next time.

  • No. of Comments: 10
Anne Margaux M.
4.0 Stars

I dunno what specifically I've tried (call it chicken and pork. Ok?) but when I'm craving to have another stick right now, that means it was yummy, right?

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Discovered this hole-in-the-wall place by Wilson. It's by the corner of P. Guevarra and it's a great find!

Coming from Tambai which is great for being a practical choice but admittedly being far from where I live. The other yakitori place is pretty expensive (Nanbantei) and the fast food yakitori (Yakitori One) is pretty bad. For me, this is a great balance of all of those.

Pictured was our order for 2, 2 wagyu sticks, butabara, chicken thigh, Taiwan sausage and fish tofu. That with the bacon rice cost me Php600 only!

I've been on this place around 3x already for both dine-in and take-out and it doesn't disappoint. 5 127775!

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Yshkael C.
3.0 Stars

One of the places that's open til 12 am. Glad they accommodated us at 11 55 pm! Wow didn't expect that.

They had good service. Pretty quick too.

I got the wagyu beef, bacon enoki, chicken thigh.
A few menu items were out of stock though... 128532128532128532 we also tried the miso ramen.

Out of all of the sticks I tried. I would say bacon enoki was the best.

The miso ramen for me tastes very cup noodle-y so yeah I wasn't a big fan of it

Very affordable place too.

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Edwin I.
5.0 Stars

Tucked hidden in San Juan's foodie district is a very small hole-in-the-wall shop that offers delicious and very affordable Japanese Streetfood. The place specializes in Kushiyaki or Yakitori. This is Tori-Tori Kushiyaki.

Delicious Kushiyaki or Japanese skewers using different ingredients are offered at a very reasonable price.

The place is really small (at max, some 20 people can easily pack the place). Good thing, it is air conditioned to alleviate the bit of claustrophobic feel. The place can easily be missed. It lies at the end stretch of Wilson Street (coming from Greenhills, one has to cross P. Guevarra). The most visible landmark is Share Tea (just off Mc Do Wilson) which sits at the corner of their strip.

This visit, I am loving their Japanese Wagyu , Enoki Bacon, Angus Beef Belly , Boneless Chicken Thigh , Eggplant , and their Butabara Kushiyaki Wrap.

A choice between their three dipping sauces are offered to diners to accompany the skewers. For my Yakitoris, I went for the Sesame Goma Dip. For my Wrap, I chose the Japanese Mayo.

I must say, I loved all the skewers. The ingredients were basted in a delicious Yakitori sauce and was grilled to perfection. The Japanese Wagyu Kushiyaki (Php 125) was indulgently good in its basting sauce and its tender-melt-in-your-mouth goodness. The Angus Beef Belly Kushiyaki (Php 55) was also delicious and tender. The Enoki Bacon (Php 55) was enoki mushrooms wrapped in good bacon meat. The Eggplant Kushiyaki (Php 35) delicious in its Yakitori sauce. The Boneless Chicken Thigh (Php 40), flavorful and nicely moist yet grilled to perfection.

A fusion of sorts that I loved was their Butabara Wrap. Served on Pita bread with fresh shredded cabbage, tomatoes, and the most flavorful, tender Butabara chunks (Grilled Pork Belly). Yummy with the Japanese Mayo sauce. The wrap for just Php 85.

Their menu is short and straightforward with Yakitori as their main offering. They also offered Japanese rice to diners who wanted some starch with their skewered meal. They also offered Kani Salad, Kimchi, and Chicken Broth Soup. For a "heavier" meal, they offered Ramen with a stick of their Kushiyaki .

For the price, flavor, and quality, this hole-in-the-wall place comes highly recommended to foodies who enjoy Yakitori/Kushiyaki . I can't wait to come back and indulge on more of their skewered specialties.

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