Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Ave. Ext., Chino Roces, Makati, Metro Manila
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- Reopens Tue: 6:00p - 11:30p
- 6:00p - 11:30p
- 6:00p - 11:30p
- 6:00p - 11:30p
- 6:00p - 11:30p
- 6:00p - 11:30p
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Toyo Eatery is forever on my list of date night places. They recently opened Panaderya Toyo and I mused to myself, “What the heck I haven’t even tried Toyo Eatery and now they opened a bakery?!” So yeah, decided that I MUST try this place once and for all and set a pre-Valentine’s dinner here with the boyfriend.
Reservation is a must! Even after xx years of being open they’re still fully booked most nights, especially on weekends. Had our reservation at 6:30 and arrived at the place a little earlier and was immediately seated.
The place is just beautiful. It has a warm and elegant ambiance. I loved the dimmed lighting and industrial-type look, it added to the laidback vibe of the place. And man, service here is excellent. Aside from being super attentive and friendly, all the staff here know how to explain each and every dish they bring to your table with attention to detail.
Now let’s go to the most exciting part, the food! They have a 7-course tasting menu for 2,900php/head, a 3-course set menu for 1,000php/head and an ala carte menu. We opted for the set menu which consists with a starter, a main dish and sweets. We had the following:
Complimentary Bread — They served three kinds of bread but all I remembered was the Tocino Bread, sorry guys! 🏻 With Tinapa spread on the side. Usually complimentary bread are just meh, but this one, mygod masarap! Yun lang, masarap!
🍽 Garden Vegetables
Perhaps the most interesting salad I’ve come across. It contains all the 18 veggies from the song Bahay Kubo. Yep, all in that small mouthwatering dish.
Don’t be fooled by the soil-like-looking black thing on top, it’s just dehydrated eggplant and peanuts, mix everything together and scoop a bite. It has this creamy and nutty taste which gives off a nice contrast to the crunchiness of the veggies. I’d be a salad fan if I can have this everyday. Lel.
🍽 Kilaw - Talakitok, Lime and Basi
Raw talakitok in lime and basi sauce with edible flower petals and crunchy seaweed. It’s super good! The kilaw just melts in your mouth.
🍽 Toyo Eatery Three-Cut Pork BBQ with Toyo Eatery Silog
This may be their signature main dish, called three-cut pork BBQ because they use kasim, pigue and liempo. The meat is just so tender, smoky and savory. Make sure to dip it in the coconut cider vinegar for maximum flavor.
It’s indeed the perfect partner for their Silog which is a superstar in itself. Made with sticky rice infused with toyo (what else?, lol), shaved tuna roe, free-range egg yolk and generous chunks of chicharon. I’m sold! Super sarap mga mamsh! The best silog I’ve ever haaad! 🤤
🍽 Grilled Belly and Loin of Bangus with Toyo Eatery Silog
Served on a bed of kangkong leaves, soft and has a buttery-texture, this bangus dish is to die for! It just made me sad that the portion was quite small. But alas, it was made for a tasting menu so there goes, matakaw lang talaga ako lahat bitin! Haha!
🍽 Grilled Cassava Cake and Dark Chocolates
Has a pillowy texture with a smoky taste due to the burnt part of the cassave cake. Together with the cassave cake are two dark chocolate balls with caramel sauce and patis filling on a bed of cacao nibs. Yes, you read that right! It has patis, the fish sauce we all know and love. It weirded me out when the server was explaining this bit, but when I tried it, I understood. The contrasting flavors of salty and sweet was amazing!
Their food is glorious. It celebrates Filipino cuisine on a whole new level. Three words that would best describe it for me — sophisticated, original and unique. They proudly use ingredients which are locally sourced, and everything was just beautifully presented. Each and every dish was well thought of.
I’ve read mixed reviews about Toyo Eatery ever since they opened back in 2016, some weren’t too impressed, some were so impressed that they kept on coming back. Since I’m super easy to please when it comes to food, I genuinely loved everything. The food and the whole dining experience itself was amazing. I’d definitely recommend this for date night or just a casual night out with friends. Though I know some might find shelling out 2,900php for a tasting menu a bit much (I certainly do!), the 1,000php set menu is definitely worth it.
I’ll be coming back, mag-iipon muna ako para sa 2,900php tasting menu. Lol, jk! See you here?
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Toyo Eatery is a casual Filipino fine dining restaurant that opened about a year ago. The restaurant is located at The Alley at Karrivin, along Pasong Tamo. It's a very quaint place but the open kitchen itself amazingly lightens and opens up the ambience of the space. The tables and furnitures, which showcase Filipino Craftmanship, are well thought of as it compliments the theme of the restaurant.
While other restaurants serve fusion type of dishes, Toyo serves new flavors that open up the palate with the familiar taste of Filipino culture. Their produce are harvested from local farms around the Philippines. These homegrown flavors are celebrated on each food served on the table.
I would say, I haven't tasted something so authentic yet so familiar. From their ala carte menu, set menu to their tasting menu, you will surely taste the richness of Filipino flavors. They definitely serve Filipino cuisine at it's finest!
I usually order the set menu, which is like a 3 course meal. Mine consists of their Garden Salad, Bbq with Silog and the house special desserts. They do serve the set menu with a complementary appetizer, their famous tomato meringue, which similarly tastes like a melt in your mouth bicol express. Also, they serve complementary Tocino bread and sourdough bread made from black rice, i think? Let's go to their set menu. One of Chef Jordy's creations, which is wildly popular to everyone who regularly eats at the restaurant, is the Garden Vegetable Salad, or the Bahay Kubo. This is one of my favorites! This dish is composed of all the ingredients mentioned in the Bahay Kubo folk song. Brilliant, right! My other favorite dish is their Barbecue, tender and so full of flavors. Never have I tasted such good barbecue. No kidding! Then of course, what's the best way to eat it but with rice. The Barbecue is best served with their famous Silog, made from malagkit rice topped with that oozing egg yolk and chicharon bits. And then comes the dessert, "what everyone's been waiting for" part of the menu. They served 2 when I ordered: The cassava cake which is more like a fusion of puto and bibingka baked and torched to perfection; and the truffle chocolate with patis that taste like a salted caramel truffle chocolate which melts in your mouth upon eating.
This might be one of the best, if not the best, Filipino themed fine dining restaurants in the Metro. I would definitely keep visiting this place with my family and friends!
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The place is beautiful and the food is delicious. We tried both menus and both were just fine. Cocktail #5 was our favorite.
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New Favorite Restaurant Alert!!! In the span of two days last week, I heard about Toyo Eatery 3 times from friends. Taking that as my sign to go, I made a reservation pronto. Boy I was not disappointed! Toyo is a step in the right direction for the Manila restaurant scene.
Hidden away in Karrivin Plaza, Toyo is the definition of cool. With its minimalist, concrete and wood design, it has an laid back inviting industrial vibe. You will be greeted warmly by one of their waitstaff when you arrive which is a preview of the attentiveness and friendliness they deliver.
The menu is structured into either a tasting menu or alacarte or both, if you so choose. There is a tasting menu for P2900 which will be their highlights or P1,000 for 3 courses. All courses can also be ala-carte. Keep in mind portion size is the same.
- Garden Vegetables - order this! All the bahay kubo vegetables in one salad!! Good for 1, don't share hehe.
- Oysters - just okay.
- Steak (the more expensive one) - worth it
- 2 set menus: (P1000) which included the
Starter: Uni and Squash soup - yum if you like uni, normal if you don't
Main: BBQ - this is a must!!! + Toyo Rice - rich and savory fried rice with chicharon. Perfect with the BbQ. Good on its own too.
Sweets - that casava cake is to die for. That chocolate truffle too, oh man.
Party of 3. Total bill came to P6,000. No alcohol. We were super full.
I love this place. After we left I made reservations again for a different night. That's how good it is. I can have their food again and again. I understand that some may dine once and wait for the menu to change. That's alright too. But i think we can all expect that whatever Toyo puts out will only get better and better.
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