I feel so touched that my high school friends picked me up at my home and we had a nice lunch in Kimono Ken. We haven’t seen each other for years! It was nice to catch up with each other & enjoy nice Japanese food at the same time. Some of us had restrictions: Ann & I doesn’t eat raw food and Chris doesn’t eat chicken. We compromised, we still ordered raw food but we still have some other dishes that we can share.
It wasn’t my first time to eat at Kimono Ken but I remember that I had a pleasant experience when I dined there before. I also got feedback that their food is worth trying for. I had high hopes. Fortunately, the experience was as expected 🙂
The ambiance during lunchtime is good especially with them using natural light. It was refreshing and we didn’t feel like we were enclosed in a secluded place. There weren’t too much people as we arrived almost 2pm already. We were really starving then. Just glad that service was fast and we didn’t have to wait for long.
Here’s a list of our orders:
- California Maki (Php 135)
California Maki will always be in everyone’s table in a Japanese restaurant. I do not know if this is a tradition in the Philippines or all over the world. I may have to check when I get to visit Japan if this dish really is a hit there. Basically, all california maki dishes taste the same. Kimono Ken’s california maki was no exception.
- Sashimi Moriawase (Php 300)
If you love sashimi then you will definitely love this sampler! It has sea urchin, egg omelette, crab sticks & tuna sashimi. Since I don’t eat raw food, I only took one serving of crabsticks. I totally forgot about the egg omelette but just seeing those sashimi made me wanna run away hahaha!
- Spicy Maguro (Php 120)
As soon as I saw this dish, I knew that it was raw! RAW! I stayed away from it. For your information though, this dish is fresh tuna with spicy sauce. They finished it so I guessed it was good.
- Uni Spaghetti (Php 180)
It’s rare that I eat fried noodles in a Japanese restaurant but Kimono Ken’s Uni Spaghetti was definitely nice to look at, mouth-watering and you would wanna try it right away. It was basically sauteed sea urchin with butter sauce on spaghetti. Not so bad.
- Katsudon (Php 165)
Another usual order in Japanese restaurants – Katsudon. I love Kimono Ken’s version as the porkloin was flavorful. It must be because it was deeply breaded. Egg was also mixed into the porkloin. This was served with rice.
- Beef Teriyaki (Php 200)
This was my favorite, I cannot get enough of it. I love the sweetness of the sauce and the tenderness of the beef. The teriyaki sauce was the perfect mix into the thinly sliced beef with sesame seeds. This was the winner dish among the ones that we ordered.
- Gindara Teriyaki (Php 480)
If you love to order california maki & katsudon in a Japanese restaurant, I, however, wouldn’t miss ordering Gindara teriyaki. I just love this cod fish cooked with teriyaki sauce. Of course, there’s always this impression that you’re eating something healthy but I can’t deny how delicious this dish is. I loved Kimono Ken’s version but I think they cooked the fish too much that it was burnt on the sides. You can see the black thingy in the picture. I had to take it out before eating.
- Kimono Ken’s Special (Php 75)
Kimono Ken’s specialty drink which is a fruit punch but this has more orange-y taste.
- Green Tea Shake (Php 100)
You must ORDER this green tea shake from Kimono Ken! Please don’t ever snob this drink in the menu! I never thought that green tea shake would taste this good! It wasn’t too sweet and it wasn’t watery! I was sipping through it until I noticed that I finished it already. We may like Green tea ice cream but gosh, it works too as a drink! Yummy!
I’m glad I can finally share with you what Kimono Ken offers. Sometimes, I do admit that I tend to forget to share with you some of my food experiences.
Kimono Ken has decent food. Their place is good for friends who wanted to hangout too! Price is a bit on the expensive side but still acceptable. The picture below is me with my high school friends. Aren’t they pretty? We’ve finished eating and was just capturing our moments 😛
I was actually about to eat dinner at Kimono Ken again earlier but couldn’t find any parking. They do offer valet parking though. Have you tried Kimono Ken? What do you think of their food?
256 Tomas Morato corner Scout Fuentabella, Quezon City, Philippines