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Tanabe Japanese Restaurant Bar

Tanabe Japanese Restaurant Bar
Payment Method:
Cash
Directions:
You can ride any commuting public vehicle going to Malate Manila
Accepts Credit Cards
Accepts Events
Ala Carte/Sit-down
Banquet Services
Delivery
Drive Thru
Offers Value Meals
Open 24/7
Open on Holidays
Parking
Reservations
Serves Breakfast
Take-out
Upstair Seating
Wi-Fi Spot
  First to Review: Therese
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None of that Jap-fusion $%^& in here
Smile 2013-10-25
Oftentimes, we only see the presentation. We only focus on the centerpiece of each dish. Later on we move our attention to the intricacies of the taste. Trying to dissect what is, or what isn't there. However, none of those things are easy when it comes to Japanese cooking.

Seeing first hand and experiencing how everything turns out the way they do, validated my respect towards Japanese culture and their food. To them, taste is a by product of pouring heart and soul to each process of cooking. That is why, whenever we want to old school traditional Japanese food - we go here, at Tanabe

 

I have seen many a Japanese man go through these doors - a good sign that this place is legit ;)

 

Simple, clean, zen like elegance

 

Their mini appetizer of sort: cold tofu with salted "dilis"

 

For me, if always go for the steak kaku bento. Its my everything Jap in one meal. Has cabbage salad, ebi tempura, grilled fish, salmon sashimi, miso soup, and my personal favorite chawanmushin (hot soy with egg whites and shrimp)

 

Second half of my bento is of course the tenderloin tips with sauteed vegetables. A bountiful meal that's rich in flavor. done carefully to make sure nothing overpowers anything. simply amazing.

 

This is the sukiyaki bento meal. Also comes with salad, salmon sashimi, chawanmushin, sauteed veggies, and fresh fruit. Sukiyakis should taste this way - empahasis on letting the noodles and ingredients blend in the soup and not let the soy broth overpower the taste of everything.

Dining at old fashioned Japanese restaurants provides you with a good sense of cultural history. Their food makes you appreciate the amount of time it took to prepare them. And the best way to honor it is to consume it in a calm, enjoying manner smile

Date of Visit:
2013-08-26

Spending:
Approximately
Php680

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Tanabe Japanese Restaurant Bar
Smile 2011-07-22
It was such a great experience dining at Tanabe Japanese Restaurant Bar in Malate553 Remedios St., Malate Manila. I was with my friends jared karlo prince and my girl friend anne when I went there and we enjoyed it a lot. We ordered
Agedashi Tofu for me jared is
Ika Shiomai karlo ordered
Kai Ninyiku Itame and princw ordered are those how much expensive
Wagyu Japanese Beef 2,950.00 but I liked
Ika Shiomai the most because tasty adhesive . I highly recommend dining at Tanabe Japanese Restaurant Bar at malate.. its good and fun for bonding. with your whole friends...

Date of Visit:
2011-02-28

Spending:
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Php5000

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Itadakimasu! (Let's eat!)
Just OK 2010-10-29
Before one of our Thursday dinners, my best friend greeted me with: "Konnichiwa. O-genki desu ka?" (Hello. How are you?) I could immediately tell that she wanted to have Japanese food. Since we were in the QC area already, we decided on Tanabe.

The atmosphere is very lively and energized. It makes you want to eat, talk and just hang out. My problem is that it can feel too stuffy or stifling inside even if no one is actually smoking. The air is thick and heavy even if it is still early. As for the service, I think it can be improved too. We were trying to get the attention of the servers for ten minutes but they didn't notice us.

As an appetizer, we had the gyuhire tataki. This is basically medium rare tenderloin beef cut into thin slices. It is served with Konzu sauce. According to my friend, Konzu sauce is made with calamansi juice with vinegar, a pinch of sugar and soy sauce.

We had the mixed tempura which is always a treat for me because this is my favorite Japanese dish. I love how the tender shrimp is coated with a crispy coating. It tastes great with dark soy sauce mixed with spicy ginger shavings. I also like the eggplant tempura because of the texture of the eggplant smile

We also had chahan or yakimeshi, also known as Japanese fried rice. They take the gohan (plain white rice) and stir fry it with soy sauce, eggs and chopped meat and vegetables. It also has chopped crab sticks to add extra flavor and texture.

I liked the food but I wasn't impressed with the service and ambiance. We can have the same food for a cheaper price at another place so I won't visit here anytime soon.


 

 

 

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  • Taste
    4.7
  • Environment
    4.3
  • Service
    3.7
  • Clean
    4.0
  • Price
    3.7