Spoil yourself over Japanese dishes at Kitsho Restaurant & Sake Bar for only P1,395. Yes, for that amount you can get unlimited servings of your favorite tempura, sushi, sashimi and many more. The Executive Chef is a pure Japanese so expect only the best and authentic Japanese Cuisines that you truly deserve.
The whole dining area has a minimalist interior, I would say a typical interior for a Japanese Restaurant. It is divided into two section, there’s a dining area near the kitchen where you can even watch how they prepare your food. This is also near to the buffet bar. They also have private rooms which can fit 10-12 people.
Their buffet is quite different from other Buffet Restaurants in the metro. Kitsho has a few spreads of sushi and sashimi on their buffet bar but they have this ala-carte buffet menu consisting of 32 different appetizers and mains that you can choose from. Just tell the waiter what do you want and they will serve it on your table. Though it may require you a little bit of patience in waiting while your food is being cooked.
Below are some of the items that we ordered from the ala carte buffet menu.
They have 12 seafood items, it can be either made from a shrimp, oyster, tuna, squid and salmon. We tried the three versions of the shrimps. Shrimps that are cooked in garlic and butter (Shrimp Teppan), breaded shrimps with chili sauce (Shrimp with Chili Sauce) and my all time favorite the Shrimp Tempura. A great tempura lies in the batter, I can say that Kitsho’s tempura is a two thumbs up! One serving is composed of few pieces of shrimps which in my opinion can only feed one person, again you can get as much as you want. If you’re in a group make sure to request for several orders so all of you can eat at the same time.
We also had their Oyster Fry, a delightfully fresh tasting oyster covered in a crispy light crust. The Squid Fry is quite different in appearance than the usual calamari, the squid were sliced in half which I find it too tedious to eat. We also had the Tuna Steak with a sweet and tangy marinade.
If seafood doesn’t suits you, you can still enjoy dining at Kitsho as they also serve chicken, beef and pork. We had the Beef Teppan that has a garlicky taste, the beef were tender and juicy, make sure to have it with rice because it tends to taste salty on its own. Another dish that’s good with a cup of carbs is the Chicken Teriyaki, the bite-sized pieces of chicken is utterly delicious with the goodness of the teriyaki sauce. Take note, these are only some of the items from the ala carte menu.
Kitsho’s version of Mapo Tofu has more meat and sauce than the Tofu, but overall this dish was really enticing. Next time, I would keep in mind to request for more tofu. I also tried their comforting Beef Sukiyaki with pieces of beef and crunchy veggies.
Kitsho has limited choices of desserts, during our visit they only have two kinds of fruits (watermelon and orange). The Chef was very accommodating and he let us try some of their homemade ice creams. According to him the ice creams and cakes are part of dinner buffet but you can also have it during lunch time with an extra charge. The ice cream flavors are all interesting they are not the usual flavor that you can buy in supermarkets. They have the matcha, wasabi and sesame which were all great.
Kitsho also sells some authentic Japanese goods like noodles and sake. Overall, I really enjoyed my Saturday Buffet Lunch at Kitsho, I’m sure this is not the last hihi!
Kitsho Restaurant & Sake Bar
Hotel Jen Manila, 3001 Roxas Boulevard, Buendia, Pasay City
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM/6:00 PM to 10:30 PM