Pork Cutlets and More at Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant in Cebu, Philippines

Tonkatsu literally means pork cutlets in Japanese. Ton means pork and katsu means a slice or cutlet in the Japanese language or Nihonggo. One Japanese restaurant in the city of Cebu, Philippines specializes in tonkatsu dishes and its name obviously suggests so: Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa at the ground floor of The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu.

Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant

Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa in Cebu City, Philippines

After an informal meet with some local bloggers, I had lunch with Kalami Cebu blogger Carlo Andrew Olano and his fiend Nezte at Tonkatsu Restaurant. For purposes of blogging, we ordered three (3) different meal sets. Of course the ever crazy for Japanese food me suggested we dine there, and also because it was not too far from the venue of our just concluded meeting at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf at the ground floor of The Terraces in Ayala Center Cebu.

Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Me, Carlo, and Nezte at Tonkatsu Restaurant
Carlo ordered the prawn and hire katsu set which was two (2) pieces of breaded prawn, deep fried breaded pork fillet, potato salad, unlimited shredded cabbage, unlimited miso soup, unlimited rice, okra or gumbo, and salted corn kernels. This order costs PhP 555.

Prawn and hire katsu set at Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Prawn and hire katsu set at Tonkatsu Restaurant
Nezte ordered the Rosu Katsu Curry set or deep fried pork loin with Japanese curry sauce served with unimited rice, sip all you can miso soup, eat all you can shredded cabbage strips, okra or gumbo, and salted corn kernels. This set costs PhP 465.

Rosu katsu curry set at Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Rosu katsu curry set at Tonkatsu Restaurant
As for my meal, I had Tokusen Kurobota Rosu Katsu Set or premium deep fried black pork loin set. Kurobota is acclaimed as the world's finest pork. Known as the black hog or Angus of pork, Kurobota meat comes from the pure oriental strain of Black Berkshire hog found in the land of the rising sun, Japan. The difference in the ordinary pork served is distinguishable. The Kurobota pork has a more delicate texture, a richer flavor, and more tender meat. The Tokusen Kurobota Rosu Katsu Set at Tonkatsu by Terazawa costs PhP 655 per order.

Tokusen Korubota Rosu katsu set at Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Tokusen Korubota Rosu Katsu set at Tonkatsu Restaurant
The Tokusen Korubota Rosu Katsu set is served with unlimited rice, unlimited miso soup, unlimited shredded cabbage, a small bowl of salted corn kernels, a small bowl of okra or gumbo vegetable, and deep fried breaded Kurobota pork loin cutlet.

I also placed an extra order for three (3) pieces of prawn tempura. The tempura at Tonkatsu by Terazawa is pretty good, could pass off as one of my favorite prawn tempura dishes in the Queen City of the South.

Prawn tempura at Tonkatsu Japanese Restaurant by Terazawa
Prawn tempura at Tonkatsu Restaurant

Contact Information of Tonkatsu by Terazawa Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Street Address: Level 1, The Terraces, Ayala Center Cebu

There are two (2) other branches of Tonkatsu by Terazawa elsewhere in the Philippines, both of which are located in the island of Luzon:

  1. Greenbelt Branch at Space 2, Ground Floor, Greenbelt 2, Ayala Center, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines with telephone number +63 2 729 9121
  2. Nuvali Branch at Solenad 1, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna, Philippines with telephone number +63 49 502 6546 
Around the world, they have presence in Japan, Singapore, and Malaysia. The Western and Asian fusion restaurant is owned by Akinori Terazawa who opened his first tonkatsu restaurant in his hometown of Nagoya in Japan circa 1976. His dream was to make the best tonkatsu.

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