I always keep on passing by this restaurant at Greenbelt. It was just always there whenever I buy tickets to a movie. But I never got around tasting their food. When they opened a branch near to where I live, I just had to try it now. There was just no excuse in finally tasting their dishes.
I liked the clean design of their branch here. They have a bar for those solo diners or quick eaters, and a more relaxed vibe on their 2nd floor. The servers were pretty attentive, and overall, service was pretty fast. As a starter, they gave us these veggies which one can dip in their miso paste.
I liked this! It tasted fresh with all those greens and mangoes. Maybe I’m biased since I like kani and mangoes together but this was just one good salad.
Both these rice side orders were okay. I expected much from their Yaki Onigiri but it was just plain grilled rice.
And this was nicely fried and had the right amount of coating. I was also surprised too at the serving as it is a good dish for sharing.
I’m used to the huge servings of karaage. Their version is more of bite sized ones paired with ponzu sauce. A bit of an odd mix but still a goodie. The chicken was flavored well.
And this was the main highlight of the day: yakitori dishes! This is their specialty and have a wide array of choices. And when I mean a wide array, one would get lost in choosing. They do have these sampler sets but it might have been a lot for a party of three. Plus, we wanted to try their non-yakitori dishes. All were good and grilled well. I liked the bacon-wrapped salmon (Namajake Sumi Yaki) for that salmon chunk was just big. Their Tsukune was quite flavorful even without dipping in the served sauce. The Shrimp with Salmon Wrap tasted fresh and paired well with the salmon addition. They do live up to being one good yakitori place.
One must always have room for dessert. Unless you’re really full that your tummy is bursting out, you must always have room for sweets. And this was a good way to cap our dining journey here. The vanilla ice cream was a little icy for me but it paired nicely with their coffee jelly. It had that caffeine kick that I always look for.
So glad this opened near where I live! A lot of new restos have been popping up at this corner. We even have The Halal Guys here, and I bet more would come. It’s just better in the south. 😀 Ahahaha. But seriously, even if this was open down north or east, I would most likely visit it. Their yakitoris and other dishes are an absolute must-try. And with the good service that you’re going to get, one would surely have a good time at this restaurant. 🙂
Nanbantei of Tokyo
Corte de Las Palmas, Alabang Town Center,
Filinvest City, Muntinlupa City
Official website: http://nanbanteiphilippines.com/index.html