Japanese Restaurant in Pasig: Asakusa House of Tempura
What makes a food business successful? Is it mere luck, quality of product, or price perhaps? I’m no food entrepreneur but in my opinion, it’s always a mix of all those things, coupled with grit, consistency, and passion. This is the same story the fueled the success of Asauksa House of Tempura. First opened at the Grove by Rockwell August 2015, Asakusa is proud to open its third branch in the new Ayala Malls Feliz, Pasig. Check out all the must-eats at this highly-rated Japanese Restaurant in Pasig.
Bestseller: Emperor Set (Php 638.00) – HTD Favorite!
I normally order pure EBI Tempura but during the grand opening of Asakusa Feliz, I decided to mix things up a little bit. After going briefly through Asakusa’s menu, I decided to go with the Emperor Set.
For just Php 638.00, indulge on a plate of two black tiger prawns, scallop, shiitake mushroom kani, fish, zucchini, and French beans.
Being the house specialty, I have to commend Asakusa House of Tempura for living up to its name. Crisp batter, fresh ingredients, and a special tempura blend like no other (the perfect blend of sweet, salty and seafood aroma). Truly, one of the best in the industry!
Feeling greedy with your prawns? Go for the 3-pc and 5-pc Shogun Set for Php 388.00 and Php 608.00, respectively.
Side: Cold Soba (Php 138.00)
I’ve had cold ramen before but never cold soba. I ordered a set of Asakusa’s cold soba as a side to my tempura.
Basically, you’re given a big twirl of cold soba and a dipping sauce with wasabi. Maybe it’s just me, but I didn’t enjoy this one too much. I found it bland and texture was a bit off for me. (Or maybe I was eating it wrongly? If yes, feel free to enlighten me!)
Salmon Salad (Php 258.00)
In any Japanese restaurant, it’s a must for me to have my share of Salmon Sashimi. If I’m lucky enough, I’ll get to savor it as a salad mix-in. Think sashimi x poke bowl in one. So good!
Australian Beef (Php 618.00) – HTD Favorite!
Japan is known for its Kobe beef. In Asakusa House of Tempura, they offer an Australian counterpart. And I can totally say it’s just as good. It’s soft, tender, almost buttery-melt-in-your-mouth. I also enjoyed the buttered vegetables on the side. You can request their staff for the doneness of your meat.
Wagyuni (Php 388.00, 3 pieces)
OMG, this one you cannot miss! Get this: Torched Wagyu Beef + Uni + Nigiri Sushi. And although the order arrived almost at the end, it was totally worth the wait. I don’t even know how to describe it, except you must try this! A little expensive for three pieces, yes, but definitely worth every cent!
Overall, I’ve always enjoyed the authenticity of flavor and presentation of Asakusa’s food. The freshness of the ingredients, the quality of food, and the service makes Asakusa: House of Tempura a must for any Japanese food or Tempura lover. Come and visit Asakusa Feliz soon! (Plus the new Ayala Mall is huge, so there’s lots to see!)
Asakusa House of Tempura’s third branch is located at the 3rd floor, Ayala Malls Feliz Pasig. Follow Asakusa over Facebook or check their website for updates.
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