Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

One way of trying out restaurants without breaking the bank is to be on the lookout for deals they offer. We chanced upon a deal from a Japanese restaurant in Ayala Center Cebu recently where they offered buy one, take one on their Japanese rolls. Mismukuno Teppanyaki has this offer from 2 to 5 pm. The offer was buy any two (2) kinds of sushi rolls and pay only for the more expensive one.

Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

What we Ordered


So we ordered chicken teriyaki roll maki, salmon skin maki, and a pork teppanyaki plate. They served us some miso soup before we got our orders. Mismukuno specializes in Japanese rolls. Their menu contains ten (10) house specialty rolls: volcano maki, California maki, chicken teriyaki roll maki, sunrise maki, tempura maki, dynamite maki, mango cheese roll maki, Mazinger roll maki, salmon skin maki, and Mismukuno maki. The price for their rolls range from PhP 180 to PhP 230.

They also serve kiddie maki, kani or crab tempura, ebi or shrimp tempura, kakiage or vegetable tempura, kani salad, green tea ice cream, salmon sashimi, tuna sashimi, ika or squid sashimi, ebi sushi, ika sushi, salmon sushi, tuna sushi, kani sushi, beef teppanyaki, chicken teppanyaki, pork teppanyaki, chicken teriyaki, Karubi cut or short ribs steak, Angus beef steak, cube roll steak, strip loin steak, scallops, prawns, yakisoba, Mahi-mahi fish, salmon head teriyaki, mixed seafood, pan-seared salmon, mushrooms, tofu, ika teriyaki, and beef teriyaki bowl.

There was nothing to complain about the rolls we ordered. While the flavors were obviously not original Japanese, they were good nonetheless. I'm assuming they blended the flavors to make it attractive for Filipino diners who prefer their food to be sweeter.

Japanese rolls at Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Japanese rolls at Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

As for the pork teppanyaki, the presentation looked different from what we saw in the menu. We got our bean sprouts along with the meat but they did not serve us cabbage like what we saw on their menu.


Pork teppanyaki at Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Pork teppanyaki at Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Location and Contact Information of Mismukuno Teppanyaki Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

Mismukuno Teppanyaki Japanese restaurant is located at the rooftop garden level of Ayala Center Cebu right beside The Suite Room and across Fudge. It is a diner-type restaurant with a bar in the middle. Business hours is from 10 am to 9 pm daily. For inquiries and reservations call +63 32 238 7880, or connect with them through the Mismukuno Teppanyaki Sushi Restaurant Facebook page. Also take note that they also have dancing crew but we were not able to notice that when we dined in.

Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines
Mismukuno Japanese Restaurant in Cebu City, Philippines

A La Carte Menu at Cafe Breeze in Cebu City

Shortly before I left for America, I was invited to a food tasting event at Cafe Breeze along with bloggers from the Cebu Blogging Community and Cebu Bloggers Society.

Cafe Breeze in Cebu City, Philippines

Cafe Breeze is the in-house food and beverage services provider at Bayfront Hotel at Cebu City's North Reclamation Area near SM City Cebu. It is managed by Red Carpet Catering Services. 

During the event, we sampled the best that the Cafe Breeze a la carte menu has to offer: Spaghetti Bolognese, Aglio Olio, Barbieken, Clubhouse Sandwich, Bury Bury Good Steak, Stewbeef, Spicy Squidly, Chomp Chops, and Rolled and Cordoned.

A la carte dishes at Cafe Breeze in Cebu City, Philippines
A la carte dishes at Cafe Breeze in Cebu City, Philippines

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.