Tokyo Tokyo Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Those who know me very well knows how much I love Japanese cuisine and that I will go out of my way to try Japanese restaurants around Cebu, Philippines. In fact, if you notice, there are a lot of articles about Japanese restaurants in this blog. How happy I was when Tokyo Tokyo finally opened at the SM Seaside City Cebu. 

Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

I first dined at a Tokyo Tokyo restaurant in Manila in 2011 and was craving for it since then. They finally opened their first store in Cebu, Philippines at the ground floor of SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties. It was April 2016 when I visited with my brother Nathan. Here is what we ordered:

Sumo Meal at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines 

It was cherry blossom season in Japan when we dined at Tokyo Tokyo. Because of that, Tokyo Tokyo had a limited time promotion on a sumo meal which we ordered. The meal served in a bento box had ebi tempura, yasai itame, beef misono, chicken karaage, and a vegetable salad. It also came with two (2) bowls of rice and two (2) glasses of cherry mist drink, which was Sprite mixed with some cherry flavors. The beef and vegetable dishes were alright, others below expectations.

A sumo meal at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
A sumo meal at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Chicken Katsu at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines 

Part of the promotion that Tokyo Tokyo was running at the time was a discount on chicken katsu that came along with the sumo meal. And so we availed of it. I do have high expectations with katsu dishes and this one was below par. The breading was too hard, was overcooked, and the sauce that came with it was uninspiring. In my opinion, they should have served the sauce in a separate bowl.

Chicken katsu at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Chicken katsu at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Ebi Tempura at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

I remember the first time I tried the ebi tempura at a Tokyo Tokyo branch in Manila that it was pretty good. It was below expectations when I tried it again in Cebu.

Ebi Tempura at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Ebi Tempura at Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Online Presence of Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant

The first Tokyo Tokyo Japanese Restaurant branch that opened in Cebu is located at the ground floor of SM Seaside City at the South Road Properties, Mambaling, Cebu City, Philippines. To know more, visit the Tokyo Tokyo Philippines website or like the Tokyo Tokyo Facebook page.

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