While driving along the street of Banawe in Quezon City, we finally decided to try this “All You Can Eat” promo from Tempura Japanese Grill. We’ve seen it so many times but never had the chance to avail of its promo. It’s a refreshing idea to dine in an “eat-all-you-can” restaurant but not the usual “buffet table” style. This comfortable Japanese restaurant has several branches nationwide: Trinoma, Alabang Town Center, SM Mall of Asia, U.N. Avenue, Convergys Makati, SM Pampanga, SM Cebu and SM Cabanatuan. However, this “All You Can Eat” promo is only available in Banawe and Alabang branches.
Tempura Japanese Grill
Address: 77 Scout Alcaraz Corner Banawe Street, Sienna, Quezon City, Philippines
Contact No: +63 2 7409544
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tempurajapanesegrill/
There is enough parking space for around 4 cars.
Photo grabbed from Tempura Japanese Grill Facebook page.
All you can eat is available from 11AM – 5PM at Tempura Banawe and 11AM – 9PM at Tempura Alabang Town Center only.
1. Choose 1 “Signature Dish” per person
2. Order anything from the “Unlimited Dishes” list.
3. NO Left-over, NO Takeout. Double Charge for left-over food
4. DINE IN transactions only
5. All guests per table must order the All You Can Eat promotion.
To start our meal, we ordered their Kani Salad. It’s nice considering the fair blend of Japanese mayo and lettuce. It could have been better though, if they added more of crab sticks and mango chunks.
Gyoza (3 pcs.)
We were also curious to try their Gyoza. It was delicious most especially when dipped in their sauce. The stuffing of meat and veggies are fine. We couldn’t help but ask for more.
Shoyu Chasu Ramen
This is the first “special food” or “signature dish” that we ordered. This pork-based ramen surprised us when we found “letson kawali” as the main meat ingredient. However, the taste of the soup was a bit salty that it wasn’t able to release the full flavors of the pork broth. The noodles are soft and OK. We did not ask for more of this.
Ebi Tempura (5 pcs.)
Another “signature dish,” their ebi tempura is cooked perfectly and the shrimps are fresh. Undeniably, when they proclaimed themselves as “Manila’s Best Tempura“, it was well founded.
Sukiyaki with wooden cover to maintain its temperature
The last “signature dish” that we ordered is their Sukiyaki which was served in a “nabemono” (an iron pot topped with a wooden cover). The soup had the right balance of sweetness and saltiness and this is not because the cook gave equal amounts of the ingredients but he knew how to play with the mixture of sake, mirin, sugar and soy sauce. The beef strips were undoubtedly tender, no wonder we all fell in love with their sukiyaki instantly. We certainly recommend this to anyone especially those who love salty-sweet, full flavored dishes.
We love their Tempura Japanese Grill of Katsudon. The deep fried pork cutlet was crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside. The mildly sweet sauce complements the dish perfectly. Thankfully, this was part of their “all you can eat” list so we ordered it again and again. Indeed, this is comfort food at its finest! We will be back just because of this dish.
I don’t know but, maybe because we enjoyed their katsudon so much that we did not enjoy eating their pork tonkatsu. Don’t get me wrong….their tonkatsu was well-fried and had a gorgeous golden colour. It also tasted fine with the help of the thick sauce. We just loved their katsudon better.
They usually serve 2 pieces. of salmon sushi per order. Since we have much love and cravings for salmon, we asked for 3 orders (6 pieces). Although the meat was indeed served fresh, the rice on the other hand had very little vinegar and was sweet and the amount is too generous. I think this is a strategy to make us feel full as early as possible. We also noticed that the salmon strips were sliced with a knife that needed a bit of sharpening because some of the salmon slices had sides that looked frayed. Nevertheless, it was awesome when dipped with Kikkoman soy sauce.
The stir fried noodles was OK, with generous amounts of vegetables and sliced pork. It was not too salty so we liked it.
Their iced tea was so refreshing and we liked it because it’s not too sweet. Did I forgot to say that it is part of their unlimited promo?
The place was nice. Several tables are available for families and friends who want to try out their limited time promo. Overall, we enjoyed our dinner. We will recommend Tempura Japanese Grill for:
- People who love the “all-you-can-eat” idea where you can order as many foods as you want, as long as you are willing to wait for them to prepare your meals. Don’t worry, waiting time is not that long. It’s good compared to the traditional restaurants with buffet tables because it is guaranteed to be served fresh and hot with lesser chances of bacterial contamination since food is not displayed to a lot of people.
- Hungry people who want to enjoy comfortable Japanese food for an amount of PHP 499. We certainly recommend their katsudon, sukiyaki and ebi tempura.
PS – I hope that their ramen will taste better the next time we visit.
This review is the opinion of the author based on actual experience. The establishments may have changed in terms of ownership, prices, decor, service, food preparation and food presentation after the posting of this review. This is not meant to influence the reader’s decision.