January 28, 2014
KIMUKATSU is a Japanese Katsu franchise specializing in a 25-layered select pork cutlet Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu. Manila is the 5th international restaurant after a branch in Hawaii, 2 branches in LA, California, and one in Seoul, South Korea. In Japan, Kimukatsu has 19 branches.
Looks like the Tonkatsu War is heating up in Manila. Here's our Kimu Katsu experience...
Kimukatsu is located at the 5th floor of Edsa Shangrila Mall East Wing, beside Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen.
KIMUKATSU MENU: About Kimukatsu | Plain, Garlic, Black Pepper | Cheese, Negi Shio, Yuzu Kosho, Ume Shiso | Kimukatsu Assorted Set | Premium Katsu Set | Tonkatsu Meal Set | Donburi | Seafood Set | Rice Set | Side Menu | Dessert | Non-Alcoholic | Alcoholic
The white menu is for the girls while the black menu is for the guys.
The menu is focused on 7 flavors of Tonkatsu, a premium Tonkatsu line, and different variations of side dishes. The Tonkatsu sets come with unlimited miso soup, Japanese rice, cabbage salad, and pickles. :)
We ordered the Kurobuta set instead of the flavored ones because we prefer tasting the actual meat instead of masking it with other flavors.
But for future reference, the bestsellers for the flavored Tonkatsu are Cheese, Garlic, and Black Pepper.
The boys loved this, too. :)
We ordered side dishes like this shrimp coated with mayo as appetizers. But this arrived only after all the Tonkatsu was served.
Japanese Fried Chicken is always a hit with the kids. It was not too oily and still juicy inside.
We also ordered the Katsudon which was OK. It came with rice topped with scrambled egg.
My son Aidan loves tempura so he definitely enjoyed this, with 4 long pieces of shrimp served with creamy mayonnaise on the side.
The dessert was just OK. It tasted like peanut butter with jelly.
I love KIMUKATSU's very juicy and tender 25-layered Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu. It's quite the experience for Katsu lovers out there. :)
The ambiance of the resto feels a bit like a fastfood though, with super light tables and plastic chairs.
Budget is P700/head. Best to go with a big barkada so you can order the 7-flavor Kimukatsu set to get a taste of all the available flavors for P2,400.
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Battle for the BEST Tonkatsu in Manila:
- KATSU SORA's Premium Iberico Tonkatsu & RAMEN SANTOUKA's Shin-Aji Motsu Ramen!
- GINZA BAIRIN Philippines: Authentic Tokyo Katsu Since 1927 now in Manila!
- YABU: The House of Katsu Hype?
- SABOTEN Philippines: The Original Tonkatsu Flavor Now in Manila!
- KIMUKATSU: 25-layered Mille-feuille-style Tonkatsu :)
- TAMPOPO たんぽぽ Philippines: Deluxe Black Pig Shabu Ramen and Top Grade Black Pig Tonkatsu! @tampopo_ph
- TONKATSUYA by 30-year Japanese Tonkatsu Chef Hosoya
- TONKATSU by TERAZAWA by The Bistro Group @Tonkatsuph
Live an Awesome Life,
P.S. What Katsu flavor would you recommend?