Dining in at Takashi Japanese Cuisine (Updated)Saturday, October 01, 2016
Hey Maven-ers! It's been a while since I last posted something for #sundayfoodie! It's not that I am on a diet or anything (some of you will LOL on this), it's just been crazy busy lately trying to manage a toddler at home and another one on the way!
I have a love for Japanese food and most specially for ramen. Specially now that I am pregnant, Japanese food is the only one that can most of the time satisfy my taste buds.
Not to mention, his family (I'm sure you recognize the name) runs and owns one of the best culinary schools in the Philippines.
So this branch we ate in is located in Pioneer in Pasig City, and has since opened a new branch in Salcedo Village which is the best news I have ever heard because it is walking distance from my parents' house where I am staying temporarily. More on that later.
|Takashi Restaurant, Pioneer Pasig City|
Located at the heart of Pioneer, Takashi is very accessible and they have abundant parking. It's an outdoor parking area so you can park as near the restaurant as you wish. Depending on the hour you visit though because there is a rush hour. Hubby and I made sure we got there before noon on a Sunday too.
A place where Japanese food lovers can go to and enjoy awesome authentic food that is, at the same time, yuppie-friendly.
|Chef Erns Reynoso Gala, Photo taken from Facebook|
I'm a kid like that.
One of the reasons why Raul and I decided to eat at Takashi is because way before I found out that this restaurant is owned by my friend, I have heard lots of good reviews on their ramen. And Raul and I being ramen people, it was in our list of must-try places.
I will definitely order this on my next visit, which is very soon I imagine.
Talking about it now makes me want to run to Takashi and eat just this. We ordered two of these because I didn't want to share mine with Raul. But I also ate half of his order. (Erns, please tell me what that spice is? LOL)
Takashi is less likely to give you a light headed feeling from the richness, so if you are not so much into the thickness, Takashi's is the way to go. Although I am yet to update this post and ask if this Black Ramen is still available because I know this was in their limited edition menu.
It's filling, but you won't get dizzy from the richness of the broth. A bowl will definitely fill you up good.
I love how slightly crispy the shell of the gyoza is and how creamy and soft the inside is. I don't like it when the gyoza gets all soggy, and how re-heated it looks. These ones from Takashi is freshly made each time.
UPDATE (October 2, 2016)
New food items added to their menu this month! I am excited to try the Assorted Sashimi and the Wagyu Saikoro Steak with Wagyu Chahan! How about you?
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS:
- Comfortable seats!
- Tables are not placed so close together.
- Place is well lit and not loud. It's actually quite cozy!
- Food is excellent! Everything is prepared to perfection.
- Food is prepared fresh and served fast.
- Wonderful flavor combinations.
- Great location with easy parking.
- Staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and courteous. And did I mention well-spoken?
- Clean facility! Well kept restrooms.
- Kid friendly. Family friendly.
- No loud music! Yay!
- Menu is not too complicated. Great food description (with photos!).
- Affordable! Reasonably priced.
- Umm... Nothing!
Will I visit again? Yes.
Will I recommend it? Yes.
MY OVERALL RATING: ★★★★★