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Kitaro Sushi

Kitaro Sushi
Location: G/F Hanston Bldg, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig, Ortigas  

About this Restaurant: What started out as a small take-out sushi place in White Plains nine years ago has now grown into a thriving restaurant chain of over 30 branches, carrying Kitaro’s banner of excellent food and service.

Signature Dishes: maki, noodles, sushi, tempura

Opening Hours:

Mon.-Sun. 11:00-16:00
Payment Method:
Cash
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Events
Ala Carte/Sit-down
Casual Dining
Catering Services
Delivery
Menu
Offers Value Meals
Parking
Serves Breakfast
Serves Liquors
Take-out
Vegetarian
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Japanese cravings
Just OK 2013-04-19

 

 

Emerald avenue is not only known for the high buildings that home different companies and businesses but also for the different food establishments made available for people who work and pass by there. Hidden in the array of fast food chains and tall buildings was a small Japanese restaurant.

It offered the usual dishes and of course fresh sushi and sashimi! Most Japanese food establishments taste the same, so there was nothing too special about the taste of their dishes here. The servers weren't also too helpful. The only thing that was great about our day is that our Japanese cravings were satisfied. smile
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KITA-KITARO
Smile 2011-12-20
Kitaro Sushi in G/F Hanston Bldg, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Avenue), Ortigas Center, Pasig has a lot of culinary delights to offer. They mostly serve Japanese cuisines. I really enjoyed their California Maki, Spicy Salmon Gunkan Sushi and Seafood Chuukadon. You can enjoy these delicious treats at a price range of 150.00 pesos to 300.00 pesos. Despite that the prices are higher than usual, I will still definitely go back to KITARO for another dinner.

 

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Php300(Dinner)

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Feeling oh so Japanese
Just OK 2011-10-14

 

My friend is a teacher in PUP and he really loves eating Japanese foods. Aside from that he is also studying Japanese languaage, I really don't know what is so special in Japanese that he love it so much. So one day, he asked me out for lunch and just what I am expecting he treats me at a Japanese food - Kitaro Sushi.

I have never been in this restaurant before, so I just ordered tempura and rice plus pineapple. I didn't like other Japanese foods specially sushi but tempura is really great.

We have a nice dine in experience here. good service and good food.
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0728 - Therese goes to Kitaro :)
Just OK 2011-07-21
I belong to a barkada of 11 people at the office and most of them love Japanese food. I like Japanese food but I wouldn't go so far as to say that I love it. I guess it's just not my favorite type of food. Anyway, since my office friends love it so much, we often eat out at Kitaro. It's very close to our office building, the atmosphere is quiet and relaxed (most of the time) and the members of the service crew are always nice and helpful.

I like to start my meal with miso soup. Miso soup is a traditional Japanese soup that is made from dashii stock. It is a clear broth that has a rich and strong flavor.

 

I had Ebi Tempura or shrimp tempura. Fresh and juicy shrimps covered in a light and crisp skin. It is dipped in a ginger and light soy sauce and it is utterly delicious smile

 

My friend had the Pork Katsudon. It is a bowl of steamed white rice and lightly breaded porkchop. The pork was very easy to slice and chew and it had a lot of flavor.

 

My other friend had the California Maki. It is a sushi roll made out of cucumber, crab meat or imitation crab stick, and mangoes. It has a sweet and salty taste that is very good.

 

Finally, my other friend had the Omu Rice, which is basically an omelette filled with meat, vegetables and rice. It was my first time to try it and I must say it was also nice.

 

For a different kind of meal, drop by Kitaro. It will give you value for your money smile
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Kitaro Lunch
Just OK 2011-07-14
Every lunch time in Emerald Avenue in Ortigas is a struggle to decide where to eat. There are a lot to choose from but most of them, especially the fast foods, are always jam-packed with yuppies having their lunch.

Kitaro is another choice if you have enough budget to eat out. Me and my officemates love to eat here usually after or during payday. I love the yakisoba and gyoza, my officemate loves california makki.

Even if Kitaro has a lot of customers as well, at least their staff/waiters are attentive enough to serve all their guests properly. lol

Recommended Dish(es):
gyoza, yakisoba, california makki

Date of Visit:
2011-05-18

Spending:
Approximately
Php200(Lunch)

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Oh so Ramen!
Smile 2011-07-12
I love having a hot serving of soup often. This time, I decided to eat at Kitaro for a hot bowl of ramen. I decided to go for one of their newest ramen choices from the Noodle Festival. I chose the seafood ramen for my dose of protein. The bowl was served hot - just the way I want it. It’s not scalding hot but not cold either. The bowl has enough shrimp pieces in it. The shrimps are cooked perfectly. There are also other ingredients such as crab sticks, carrots and spring onion. This is really good if you’re looking for something hot and filling at the same time.

 

 

Recommended Dish(es):
Ramen, Gyoza

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Merienda at Kitaro
Smile 2011-06-16

Me and my friend Alexis planned to eat merienda. We both craved for Japanese Cuisine. A restaurant pops-up into our mind “kitaro”. Located at G/F Hanston Bldg, Emerald Avenue Ortigas Center Pasig.

Kitaro is known for their sushi. But for this day we ordered California Maki. Their Maki is composed of Mango, Kani (Crab Stick), cucumber in mayonnaise and Ebiko (shrimp roe). When you taste it. The flavor of the mango is strong ad you will enjoy this maki because of the thick slice of kani (crab stick) inside the maki. The Ebiko (shrimp Roe) on the top is delicious because it is not “malansa” unlike the others. Everything is perfect especially when you are going to dip it on a soy sauce with a wasabe. I am sure that for four (4) pieces of this california maki you are already full.

 

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Chicken Teriyaki - Kitaro Style
Just OK 2010-03-30
chopstick

A lunch with a friend in Kitaro, Emerald Branch gave me the opportunity to try out and compare its Chicken Teriyaki with the one I had enthused over in Tokyo, Tokyo Greenbelt 1 in a previous review.

Both are delicious - but I'd have to say I'd prefer Kitaro's. Admittedly, it's being in a bento box makes it less expensive. The veggie servings are varied and plentiful than the one in Greenbelt 1. And when it comes to the taste of the chicken, Greenbelt's generally relies on the sauce. Here, in Kitaro, the sweetness of the chicken oozes out of the meat and the thin layer of oil that overlays it just makes the taste a bit more spicy. The bento box comes with a glass of red ice tea which you can upgrade into a bigger, bottomless one with just P20.

Now the food is one thing, but the service is something else. While respectful, the waiters tend to forget small but significant stuff like the straws for your drinks. Orders can take an abnormally long time to serve - the friend who was having lunch with me had to wait more than 15 minutes for her order that was just simple pieces of meat. We had to remind the waiter several times for our requests of glasses of water. The same thing happened when we asked for our check.

By all means, dig into your chicken teriyaki when you're in Kitaro - but do prepare to be patient when it comes to the customer service.

   Chicken teriyaki

 Kitaro - Emerald Avenue

Recommended Dish(es):
Chicken Teriyaki

Date of Visit:
2010-03-30

Spending:
Approximately
Php200(Lunch)

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carlo
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Japanese Food? Hai!
Just OK 2010-03-26
I’m not partial to Japanese food. Not that I don’t like it, but I tend to veer to the most basic cuisine of choice of most Filipinos – American, Italian, and Filipino, perhaps.

That is, until one stressful night post-work eventually led me to Kitaro Sushi along Emerald Avenue in Ortigas Center. I have known Kitaro for years (remember their comic tv ad that ignite the attention of viewers, where a Samurai is about to aim an arrow at an apple on top of a man’s head). They are famous for their different renditions of the plain and most basic Japanese meal – the Tempura. Who would have thought that Tempura will go excellent with Fuji Apple Sauce? I’m sure Kitaro had.

Anyways, back to my unusual post-office dinner, I had their Shrimp Tempura and their “unusual” Soup with Pork Dumplings (I had to stressed the word “unusual” since never in my life have I ever encountered pork dumplings swimming in a bowl of soup!). I have to admit, the “unusual-ness” of the soup tastes delicious. It even goes better with a bowl of rice. Their shrimp tempura is served generously (and I mean, generously as theirs are served in huge portions). It’s perfect for people with huge appetite (myself, included Ü).

All in all, I can say that I had a great time at Kitaro. I like the portion of every meal they serve, I like that their staff are accommodating to the guests, and that I can have my fix whenever I’m feeling Japanese at times (as their Emerald branch is nearby our office). Way to go, Kitaro!

   Shrimp Tempura

   Pork Dumpling Soup

 

Date of Visit:
2010-03-23

Spending:
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Php200(Dinner)

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