With the welcome break of sunshine after several days of bad weather, a friend and I decided to have lunch out. We have not gone far from our office building when we noticed a newly opened Japanese restaurant nearby. Eager to try out something new (and not wanting to walk too far while wearing my wedge heels), we decided to give Kazoku a try.
Kazoku is the Japanese word for “family.” It can also refer to the Japanese empire’s hereditary peerage, the nobility, in feudal Japan.
The restaurant displays several Japanese design sensibilities which include elegant lines and the restrained use of color. Here and there in the spacious dining space are splashes of elements that add personality to the space such as a line of Japanese dolls displayed on a counter or the long chandeliers hanging from the high loft-style ceiling.
What ultimately drew us in to this resto is its bento meals. Reasonably priced at Php188 each, our bento orders of yakiniku (grilled marinated strips of beef cut sukiyaki style) and chicken teriyaki (tender and juicy chicken pieces broiled with a savory-sweet glaze of soy sauce, mirin and sugar) came with miso soup, cabbage salad, sticky Japanese steamed rice, slices of tuna sashimi and California Maki, quite filling meals considering their price point.
Other bento offerings include Tori Karaage and Tonkatsu also priced at Php188 each, and Gindara, Shake and Tempura priced at Php288 each. Bento meals are available weekdays from 11am to 2pm.
If you brought more of an appetite with you, you can go for its Yakiniku BBQ All You Can Eat offer. At only Php488++ per person, you can grill and eat your fill of barbecued beef, pork, chicken, sausage and shrimp. This comes with refillable soup, salad, appetizers and rice, as well your choice of juice or beer. You can even add Php188 to make your beer refillable.
Kazoku Japanese Restaurant is located at 2nd Floor, The Grandia Place, 143 Mother Ignacia Avenue, Quezon City. It is open daily from 11am to 11pm. For inquiries and reservations, call +63 917 8219841.
Check out my reviews of other Japanese restaurants:
- Yabu, Robinsons Place Magnolia
- Sandaya Yakiniku, Fisher Mall
- Dads-Saisaki-Kamayan, SM Megamall
- Katsu Sora, Greenhills
- Cafe Shibuya, Glorietta
- Ariake, Tomas Morato
- Rai Rai Ken, SM Taytay
- Tokyo Bubble Tea, Tomas Morato
- Ramen Nagi, SM North
- Yoshinoya, SM City North EDSA
- Hiro, SM East Ortigas
- Ramen Nagi, Robinsons Galleria
- Katsu Sora, Trinoma
- Isaribi, Tomas Morato
- Zipang, Tomas Morato
- Omotenashi, Tomas Morato
- Saboten, BGC
- Osaka Takoyaki, SM East Ortigas
- Tenya Tempura Tendon, BGC
- Hanamaruken, Trinoma
- Teriyaki Boy, SM East Ortigas
- Ramen Kuroda, SM Marikina
- Don Bao, Kapitolyo
- Ramen Nagi, Greenbelt
- Menya Noodle & Bento Bar, Greenhills
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