A taste of Tonkatsu by Terazawa


Ever since Yabu came, there has been a steady rise of tonkatsu places in the city. Or maybe I just noticed other tonkatsu places because of them. Anyway, one such place that I’ve been wanting to try was Tonkatsu by Terazawa.


The restaurant’s interior seems to mimic the exterior of a Japanese restaurant. Traditional Japanese paper lanterns and Japanese banners adorn the place. Design is just the right mix of traditional and modern. I especially liked this corner (photo above) with the brick wall and viewing area where you can watch your food be prepared by the chefs.


We were first served with their house tea which was good. In order to prepare the tonkatsu sauce, they have this sesame mill instead of a mortar and pestle. It makes the grinding process easy but I still find the other method appealing.

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Tokusen Kurobuta Rosu Katsu Set (P 595)

We tried their Tokusen Kurobuta Rosu Katsu Set. The pork was quite tender though I’ve tasted better ones out there. It was just okay for me.

Prawn Set (P 495)
Prawn Set (P 495)

Check out the artsy photo above! Yeah, that’s the only photo I got of their Prawn Set. This was just okay too.

Chicken Katsudon Set (P 385)
Chicken Katsudon Set (P 385)

Though it burned my tongue a little, I liked their Chicken Katsudon. I had to wait for a couple of minutes before I could devour the whole thing. It was that good. I do find it incongruous that I would like and order this the next time around rather than their tonkatsu. There’s something about that special sauce that makes this dish, indeed, special.

Iced Tea (P 65)
Iced Tea (By the glass: P 65; Refillable: P110)

Their iced tea was just okay too. Just enough to quench my thirst.


Overall, my dining experience was just okay. Would I go back? Probably but not for their tonkatsu. Dishes were quite steep that it doesn’t justify the taste.

Tonkatsu by Terazawa
G/F Greenbelt 2,
Ayala Center, Makati City
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonkatsuByTerazawa
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TonkatsuPh


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