Checking out Tokyo Tonteki at UP Town Center

I always have a soft spot for UP Town Center because it’s pet friendly… and same goes to all pet-friendly establishments. Anyway, a couple of nights ago, I was able to try Tokyo Tonteki with my family.

Before digging in to their specialty grilled katsudon, we tried some of their appetizers, starting with the Spring Roll of Proscuitto, Avocado and Onsen Egg as their bestseller.

Spring Roll of Prosciutto, Avocado and Onsen Egg (Php175.00)

The prosciutto is a simple spring roll loaded with Japanese mayo and all things fancy. I love how the egg yolk oozes as you slice through the piece and add creaminess in every bite.

Tokyo Tonteki’s Potato Salad is small but definitely filling. One serving is enough to jumpstart your Japanese gsatronomical experience.

Potato Salad (Php150.00)

Next on their starters is Tokyo Tonteki’s Avocado and Tofu Salad. Now, I’m not really fond of eating tofu so this was a bit so-so for me. But props for the unique dish. πŸ˜‰

Avocado and Tofu Salad (Php220.00)

Now, onto the main menu!

Joining Manila’s Japanese chain party, Tokyo Tonteki prides itself with perfectly prepared premium meat spread like a fan and served on a hot plate. Their katsus are grilled, not deep fried–it’s a different twist to your usual katsudon.

Chicken Steak Set with Teriyaki Sauce (Php325.00)

I was so used to dining at Yabu that I was looking for the sauces and rituals done at Yabu. Frankly, it’s a bit strange not to do the grinding ritual (which we have adapted from Yabu). However, it find it refreshing to bite into some tender and juicy grilled meat (versus the normal crunchy deep-fried ones). As usual, all set meals come with unlimited serving of miso soup, rice and cabbage.

Here’s an excerpt of their menu:

For health buff, I guess Tokyo Tonteki is a good alternative since the meat are grilled versus deep fried. But, personally, I’d rather have my usual katsu fix done deep fried. Haha! πŸ™‚

Tokyo Tonteki is operated by Vast Asia Dining Corp. Same group that runs Chili’s, Super Bowl of China, Yomenya Goemon, Red China by Super Bowl, Nanbantei of Tokyo and La Petit Camille.

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Tokyo Tonteki
Level 1 UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
Sundays through Thursdays (10Am-10PM); Fridays and Saturdays (10Am-11PM)
(632) 747-2125.

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6 responses to “Checking out Tokyo Tonteki at UP Town Center”

  1. Pat Avatar

    Not bad looking, although I do also have a soft place in my heart for Yabu (can’t beat that almost unlimited everything). Did you have problems parking at UPTC? One of the reasons I haven’t tried going there yet (even though I live close by!) is the horrendous parking situation!

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      I think the parking is enough naman, they have parking sa front and back πŸ™‚

  2. fati recede β˜€ (@_itsmefati) Avatar

    Gotta love Japanese foods! πŸ˜€ i suddenly got hungry

  3. Sol Felice Avatar

    Is it really pet friendly? Have you tried bringing yours?
    Food looks good, btw. Meaning to dine there soon. πŸ™‚

    1. CouchWasabi Avatar

      I have tried bringing my cats in UP Town Center, but never inside a restaurant yet. I’m sure you can stay by the smoking area, just like in BGC. πŸ˜‰

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