Crazy Katsu was a small restaurant but it certainly has a homey ambiance. The place was filled with wooden tables and benches. I liked the simplistic design.
Crazy Katsu is owned by musicians Shinji Tanaka (drummer, Gaijin) & Bryan Kong (drummer, Taken by Cars). It explains the list of CDs displayed on the restaurant. We were too busy taking pictures that I wasn’t able to browse through the list of albums. I should check them out when I go back (yes, I plan to!).
The wall piece at Crazy Katsu was really eye-catching! The lighting made it look much better so it’s not surprising that we used that as background for most of our pictures there.
The restaurant had simple interiors, and their food menu is just as simple. They had a one-pager straight to the point menu that listed down Crazy Katsu’s specialties. There were just 5 of us, but we almost ordered everything that Crazy Katsu had, hahaha! So here is a list of things we tried out. Everything was delicious and it made me glad that we took a chance in trying out the place.
- Gyoza (Php 120)
Do you know that Crazy Katsu would everyday make their gyoza from scratch? That explains why I enjoyed this dish very much! We ordered gyoza for appetizer and it was the first dish that we tried out. It paved the way for more exciting dishes to try out.
- Fish & Vegetable Tempura (Php 140)
All Crazy Katsu dishes are served with a cup of rice. I guess they were meant to be eaten by 1 person. However, we wanted to try out all food items we ordered. Whether you decide for them to take out the rice, the price would be the same. So, we kept the rice for the fish & vegetable tempura.
- Iced Tea (Php 30)
Their iced tea was home-brewed! I still thought it was a bit on the sweet side though.
- Chicken Katsu (Php 145)
The house specialty is Chicken Katsu. I must agree! Crazy Katsu’s chicken Katsu was unique. The soy-sauce that they poured over the dish plus the spiciness of it made it a winner in my book. If there’s one dish that you should try out in Crazy Katsu, this must be it!
- Katsudon (Php 150)
I wanted to have Chicken Katsu but I saw that everyone ordered Sukiyaki for themselves. I wanted to try out as many dishes as possible so I went for Katsudon. It’s pan-fried pork cutlets, onions, and egg on top of rice. I didn’t like the dish that much. I guess it has something to do with my lingering taste for their chicken katsu.
- Sukiyaki (Php 190)
Oh, the sukiyaki! The only beef dish that Crazy Katsu serves. This was definitely a hit! I was able to try it and I must say it was tasty and oozing with flavors.
- Pudding (Php 80)
I LOVE Crazy Katsu’s pudding or shall I say, ‘Leche Flan’. The chef made this perfectly and I’m not exaggerating! It has the right amount of sweetness and texture. We ordered for sharing because we were too full already. It’s a good way to end an excellent meal.
There are certainly lots of reasons why I want to go back to Crazy Katsu. Aside from the yummy and affordable food that the restaurant serves. Crazy Katsu also has a pool of friendly staff! Service is definitely top-notch. Kudos to the owners for training them well 🙂
For huge fans out there, Crazy Katsu sells its own T-Shirt designed by Team Manila for Php 500.
#81 Maginhawa St. UP Teacher’s Village, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Mon-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri & Sat 11am-11pm & Sun 5pm-10pm