Trinoma -2nd Level (Garden area)
They have been called “Manila’s Best Tempura”, From “Japanese Tempura Grill” they have upgraded themselves to be called, what we see now as “TEMPURA”, (It’s a trend know a days that our fave childhood joints are into the whole upgrade thing). They will celebrating their 15th year next year.
First, when I got the invitation to blog for “Tempura”, I was a wee bit ecstatic because I love Tempura, more of a shrimp tempura fan here!. Well I know I won’t be dismayed since I’ve seen Tempura around the Metro and I’ve heard they’ve served hella good dishes.
THE PLACE – I like the comfy asian vibe, playing around with red and black hues for the interiors. (Don’t worry, not that striking red) The lighting is good for taking food shots (As you could see with the shots I have). Well for now, you won’t be seeing the grills on top of the tables since its more of providing and serving the best – cooked and good quality tempura. Perf, for family get togethers.
SERVICE – I was able to dine again to Tempura with friends, but another branch early this week. Service was alright, not too fast nor not too time consuming- JUST RIGHT. The servers are very accommodating and greet you everytime you get in and exit.
PRICE RANGE – Affordable to mid range (Meals start atleast P195 above). If you are a student, there are meals good for sharing.
MENU – Not word heavy, just straight to the point , Font size is alright, they’ve highlighted their best sellers to avoid misleading context. Foodshots are enticing to scan and food types arrange accordingly. Represents, very asia and not too flashy colors.
BEST SELLERS – Their wide range of TEMPURAS, ofcourse. “The Classic” is their most known tempura.
If you have a sweet tooth, try their molten lava cake (P110) . For me, the Green tea ice cream (P85) is my fave on the dessert menu (SARAAAAAP!) – you can request it, to go with your molten lava cake instead of Vanilla <3
Molten Lava Cake
They still have their platter selection for bulk orders and your fave, California Maki(s).
Sa pinoy hindi mawawala ang RICE! , the Kaisen Raisu (P210) is so MASSIVE and the flavors and spices play right in your mouth – Good for 3-5 people
Their special House tea will be served when you dine – It’s not rice tea like other Japanese resto serves 🙂
What’s new? Well They’ve wanted to showcase their PREMIUM TEMPURAS – To watch for.
The KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA, HOKKIADO GIANT OYSTER TEMPURA, SOFT SHELL TEMPURA, JAPANESE SCALLOPS TEMPURA
Tip: Drizzle with sauce and lemon zest 🙂
Especially, KING SIZE PRAWN TEMPURA– Its Massive though its P480 (not very pang student price) but its worth it. Proportions are good for sharing. – MY FAVE.
HOKKIADO GIANT OYSTER TEMPURA (P285)
SOFT SHELL TEMPURA (P325)
JAPANESE SCALLOPS TEMPURA (P360)
Check out their branches located at TRINOMA, BANAWE, LEGASPI VILLAGE, ALABANG TOEN CENTER, ERMITA, MANILA AND MALL OF ASIA. Like them on Facebook and Follow them on INSTAGRAM @TempuraJapaneseGrill