Monday, October 8, 2012

Japanese Buffet at Kitsho

Sashimi Galore!

My wife and I went to Kitsho Japanese Restaurant located at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City last Sunday, October 7, for a lunch buffet.  She bought this lunch voucher from Metro Deal that cost around Php 600 pesos for a lunch buffet that includes free unlimited ice tea/juice drinks.

We arrived at around 11:40 am with the restaurant already packed with customers. We have reserved a table as part of the promo mechanics that guaranteed us a seat if we arrive by 11:45 so we were seated immediately.

Already hungry (and excited), I first visited the sushi bar area.

The sushi bar area

The first one that caught my eye was my favorite, SASHIMI!  The assorted sashimi of Salmon, Tuna and Crabsticks arranged so nicely and appetizing that I wanted to lift the big bowl and put it in my table!  Of course, I won't be able to finish it. 

Sashimi Galore!
I usually start with sashimis (salmon, tuna, in that order) to jumpstart my Japanese meals.  I just love sashimis especially salmon!

The quality of the fish used in the sashimis were very good!  You can taste the yumminess brought by the freshness of the fish. Really enjoyed both the salmon and the tuna sashimis.

Returned to the sushi bar and looked at what were there again together with the salads.

Yaki Nasu (Grilled Eggplant)

Macaroni Salad

Greens Salads you can dress with Miso or Shoyu dressings

Tamago Yaki (Sweet Egg Roll)

Oshinko (pickled vegetable) Maki

The sinfully (high in cholesterol) delicious Uni (Sea Urchins)

Another plate of sashimis, maki and sushi
I enjoyed another round of sashimis but this time include a California Roll and a Tuna sushi.  I had 2 servings of the heavenly Uni but limited myself to the pleasure to control my cholesterol intake.

Ordered from the waiter two bowls of Miso soup to complement the sushis for me and my wife.  The soup was good for me. My wife actually liked it better than I did.

Miso soup
Having the Miso soup reminded me of having Sukiyaki, which was next to the sushi bar area.

The veggies, beef and the noodles that goes into the broth to complete the Sukiyaki
When I went to that Sukiyaki station, the chef was mixing another batch.

My Sukiyaki being prepared by the chef:

The Sukiyaki was really fantastic.  With its sweet salty broth, the nicely blanch veggies and the highlight, the delicios US Beef thinly sliced cooked in the broth, was a soup/stew made in heaven. It was so good that I went for a second helping.  I requested the chef to put more beef.

Sukiyaki, a soup / stew made in Heaven!
Tempura time!

Shrimp Tempura
Ebi Tempura with Tempura Sauce
I tried the shrimp tempura and found it quite just ordinary to my taste. I find the batter a bit bland to my taste.

I then move to the next phase of the meal! Rice + Viands.

The rice and viands buffet area

Fried Rice
I really loved the fried rice matching with the Japanese Beef Curry.  I remembered the Japanese sushi train resto in Dubai where they prepare the Japanese curry fried rice that I loved.

The sauted vegetable was nicely flavored as well. Chicken was ok.  Initially they had the grilled yellow fin tuna but by the second helpings it was replaced by the salmon!

Grilled Salmon

The grilled salmon with the fried rice
I really enjoyed the grilled salmon! It's definitely preferred than the tuna.  So yummy!  Salmon grilled is really a treat for me.

Me enjoying the meal with the also tasty pineapple juice (canned not powdered drink)

Me and my wife enjoyed the Japanese buffet meal

Time for desserts!  A healthy way to end the meal with fresh fruits. 

Selection of fresh fruits: Pineapple, melon, watermelon

My healthy desert (wish there were tarts and cakes :)
The fresh fruits were sweet and enjoyable to it. I loved the sweet and sourly taste of the pineapple.

The Metro Deal of the Japanese buffet with unlimited juice was really a fantastic offer for a classy Japanese Restaurant.  Without the offer, Kitsho offers the buffet every Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays for Php 748++ which comes around Php 915 but without the unlimited juice drink.  The juice drinks ranges around Php 120.

I would recommend Kitsho for the good quality and tasty authentic Japanese dishes.  The ambiance was nice and they have partitioned areas as well.  Service was very good.  Since we were seated and by the time we left, there was a good turnaround of customers between people leaving and people waiting to be seated, therefore I recommend you make reservations.  The place seems to be very popular during the weekends especially Sundays for families and groups.

At the entrance
So if you love to eat Japanese Food and looking for a place to eat lunch during the weekends and holidays, I highly recommend Kitsho Restaurant and Sake Bar located at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City.


  1. Got to grab this deal too! :) Due to inevitable circumstances, my date and I arrived late and we only got to stay and eat our lunch for 45 minutes. It was the day I got so stuffed with sashimi! hahaha :D

  2. i guess there is no need to read the texts in this post because the pictures can explain everything... another must visit place!

  3. I love Japanese dish and I can consume a bunch of Ebi Tempura even-though I am allergic to it. Your photos has made me crave for Japanese dishes right now =)

  4. We just had our Japanese bingeing last Thursday together with a travel/food blogger in KL. But I think your buffet escapade at Kitsho is more enticing :) It truly showed how you both guys enjoy that sumptuous Lunch :)

  5. Wow ang sarap nung SASHIME GALORE. KITSHO Restaurant have different kind of style in serving Japanese food. This is great.

  6. Sashimi and Maki will do for me. Great Japanese resto.!

  7. The fresh salmon and tempura are FTW!!! Super sarap. I can live wih them everyday. Haha!

  8. I have a heart for Japanese food. Thanks to your awesome review of Kitsho restaurant, we'll surely try this one of this days. :)

  9. Hi Ted! Why haven't i seen this deal? Seemed liked you had a great date at kitso with your wife!

  10. Ang sarap ng kain nyo. Kailan ko kaya mapupuntahan yan?

  11. Whenever I am in a Japanese restaurant, it's always shrimp tempura for me. I'm afraid I'm not much of an adventurist in food.

  12. Try some of the makis with tempura shrimp, that's safe :)

  13. Kayang-kaya Tess. Pag vacation mo rito sa Pinas, food trip ka rito :)

  14. Yes, we did! It was a great find really!

  15. Must try, you won't regret it! Don't forget the beef sukiyaki!

  16. Same favorites pala tayo sa Jap food :)

  17. You have to try the beef sukiyaki!

  18. Yes, Pal Raine, the place is quite cozy din.

  19. Yes we did Sky :)

  20. Ricky, you are like my daughter, allergic pero mahilig pa rin. Laging may dalang claritin :)

  21. Yes! Don't forget the video :)

  22. You definitely need 1.5 hours to enjoy the variety! Did you try the beef sukiyaki?

  23. Yup, the bf and I shared 1 bowl though to save time.. haha.. When they offer another deal, I'll make sure to grab the chance again. We weren't able to really savor all the flavors 'cause we were in a hurry :))

  24. Ha ha ha so mass production pala ginawa ninyo para masulit :)

  25. woah! raw fish! i haven't tried them but i think I'm brave enough to try :)
    Looking at the photos, P748 is sure worth it.