Sunday, January 28, 2018

Weekend Food Trip at: Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku

It was a quiet Sunday evening when I brought my son to JP Bear (one of his favorite play area) at Banawe area.  Since his preschool is within the area and we always meet up with my parents in the same area, we kinda scoured and tried most of the restaurants.  

Thankfully, Mr. AMW passed by Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku which is near Macao Imperial Tea and Ichiban restaurant (I think they are owned by the same group of owners as you can find all 3 menus in 1 restaurant!)

I checked the place first making sure it is Senior Citizen friendly before I gave my brother directions to meet up!  It was a packed restaurant but thankfully we didn't have to wait for long!  We got our seat at Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku (adjacent to Ichiban Hot Pot) and sat comfortably and ordered these.

We started with Donburi (Rice Toppings) because we wanted to try each of everything!  (Ganyan ka-Foodie family ko!)

Really tasty this dish, most restaurants serve Gyudon with raw egg to give smooth texture to the dish, I was surprised Mitasu didn't have the egg but the texture of the meat and rice is still smooth and tender I don't mind I lost an egg for this! :P


Shrimp tempura is my dad's favorite and all I can say was, he was quiet the whole meal and didn't mutter a single complaint!  My dad came from a restaurant background so he'll know if the dish served is good or not!  

I tried the sauce and it was thick and flavorful!

Another THUMBS UP!  This was Kyle's dish and he didn't complain at all!  I just wish they added more meat to this as I felt the cut wasn't complete!  Most Katsudon you'll see an oval-shaped pork!  As for this, it lacks 1-2 slices :D  Just my OC-ness guys!

My mom has always been a Chicken Teriyaki girl when it comes to Japanese restaurant.  Surprised that this restaurant didn't offer such dish, I went ahead and ordered her a simple Chicken dish which did not fail!  I like whatever sauce or spices the restaurant use because they don't taste "fake" or "medicine-like", instead, you get real flavors like those from Japan.

We also tried their Maki and went ahead to try Golden Roll (Php250.00).  As much as I was happy with the size of the roll, I felt it was too much of the rice and wished they don't taste like rice!  

The thin mango slices wrapped on the "roll" is really yummy because it was fresh!

Of course, there's no point going to a Yakiniku restaurant without trying their BBQ.  I went ahead and order 2 beef dishes.  What I like about Mitasu is that they use real charcoal giving that extra oomph of flavor instead of the electric stove.

US Boneless Short Rib


This is really flavorful and delicious even without marinade.  BUT, if you want to "up" the flavor of this beef, use the special Yakiniku sauce available in the restaurant (original or spicy), I love mixing both sauce together and you'll end up eating more rice than usual.

US Hanging Tender


We enjoyed our meal a lot and will definitely return!  I am also intrigued to try the nearby Hotpot called Ichiban!

What's your favorite Japanese Yakiniku place?

Mitasu Charcoal Yakiniku
785 Banawe St, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
Tel. no.: 632-253-1081

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