Our Favorite Tonkatsu Place: Saboten

saboten_menu

20161015_125857-800x600

Saboten was founded in the neighborhood of Shinjuku, Tokyo. The name Saboten or “cactus” in Japanese was selected to represent the founder’s vision, which is to build a shop that will thrive with vitality even in the harshest conditions.

The reason why Saboten is our favorite katsu place:

THE PLACE:

Saboten, which has Zen style interiors, is very spacious and clean. The tables are not crowded so there’s a personal space and you can have private conversations.

saboten_place

THE MENU:

I know other katsu place also have set. But in here, their special sets are very very extensive! Plus, they also have Shabu- Shabu set.

saboten_shabu

THE FOOD:

Their set meal also comes with refillable shredded cabbage, pickles, rice, and miso soup.

20161015_130743-800x600

You can smell the aroma of the sesame seeds when crushing them.

saboten_sauce

SPECIAL SHARING SET ( Php 1,080)

saboten_sharing-set

Here’s the variety I’m talking about. They also have solo but the set we selected is prepared for two persons. It includes:

Two Deep Fried Shrimps
3 pcs of Loin Cutlet ( 65g)
Two Crab Cream Croquette, and
4 pcs rolled cutlets ( Choice of Asparagus, Cheese, or Plum)

The shrimps are large, not just full of breading. The loin cutlet is very tender and juicy.
Our personal favorite: Saboten’s crab cream croquette!!! This is by far the best croquette we had. It has the right texture of creaminess.
For the rolled cutlets, you can choose 2 flavors. We picked the cheese since we love cheeeeseee!! Everything in this set is perfect!

When we say we love Saboten’s crab cream, we surely do! We want more!!!

CRAB CREAM CROQUETTE ( Php 75/ PC)

saboten_croquette

FINAL VERDICT:

We had a wonderful meal in Saboten. Ambiance and food are perfect! I recommend the special sharing set which is good to be shared for two hungry persons. If you don’t want to have this, they still have wide variety of sets good for one. I really wanted to try other set, but we can’t help but order this one every time we are here! Just when we thought almost all katsu place are the same, try Saboten! It won’t disappoint!

These are the reasons why we love Saboten. Our favorite katsu place here in Manila!

saboten_table

Food
Ambiance
Price
Average

BGC BRANCH
Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Telephone: 625-2000
Opening Hours: 11AM- 11PM

GLORIETTA 5 BRANCH
Ground Floor, Glorietta 5, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
Telephone: 625-0909, 625-0899
Opening Hours: 11AM-11PM

Tummy Satisfied!

Diane from TummyWonderland.com

Frequent searches leading to this page

saboten serendra, saboten menu, saboten zomato, saboten, saboten bgc

Related Posts

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*