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#302 of 1,268 Restaurants in Makati
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Sushi, Japanese, Asian
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Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Ramen & Karaage set, and Takoyaki My son loved the ramen and the karaage. Takoyaki is good. Its just that its cook yourself. The waitress left us already with the oil. Good thing the other waitress rescued our takoyaki . But overall it we enjoyed...the food and the experienceMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed October 15, 2019 via mobile

Good food, fair for the price. Serving for the rice bowls were generous. Service was okay. Would definitely return whenever I want to have Japanese food without spending too much.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

It was my first time here and I thought everything served was fantastic! from their hot tea to all the plated dishes and desserts. Kenshin is worth spending your hard-earned money if you're craving for anything Japanese. Here's what we ordered: BEEF SUKIYAKI, KATSU CURRY...RICE, KINOKO BUTTER, & MIX FRY. My friend and I initially thought that we ordered too much, but it turns out, we finished everything with no effort! here's what we think about their food, and why you should visit this place: 1. BEEF SUKIYAKI - Really flavorful! the beef was so tender, the broth, noodles, vegetables, raw egg, and all other toppings complimented the overall balance of this hot plate dish, no ingredient was overpowering, and if you love beef, you SHOULD try this. I will definitely order their Beef Sukiyaki again on my next visit. 2. KATSU CURRY RICE - One of the best katsu curry rice bowls I've ever tasted. The curry was thick, earthy, deep, with just the right seasoning and hint of spice. The Katsu was perfectly fried and very tender. An instant favorite! 3. KINOKO BUTTER - If you love mushrooms, then this has to be on your next order. Also perfectly seasoned and sauteed on a hot plate, this sizzling dish will hit all the right spots in your mushroom checklist. 4. MIX FRY - Just like how I loved their Katsu, Kenshin's Mix Fry also did not disappoint! this is a combination of fresh seafood deep-fried until golden brown and served with two sauces. I forgot the names of the sauces but they sure made the already good tempuras even better. The only part of this visit that we did not like is the slowness of service. The restaurant only had 2 female servers (went here on a Sunday night for dinner) and the place was full! many had to follow up their bills, their change, orders, and we didn't escape that fate. Good thing their food was good! Will still recommend and will go back soon!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

Food is great so is the service. Attentive staff and friendly. Price is very reasonable for the food they serve. Tasty with generous portions. They have a good choice of side dishes (which taste good) and mains. Curry udon and Ramen are some of my...favourites. Great ambience and comfortable.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Kenshin is situated at the ground floor of Linear Tower along Yakal St, makati. Parking is an issue, you may ask the building guard to be allowed to park in the residential allocation. Food is good, they have well flavored japanese food and the serving...size is good, might be good for two at times. They offer a make your own takoyaki at around 300pesos. Its a fun experience. Making takoyaki is not easy!!! They have promos ongoing, just read on the tabletop. They also have an unli beer promo at night.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

A great find hidden at the G/F of The Linear Makati. Serves affordable and authentic Japanese dishes. Must try their chix karaage, takoyaki balls, Gyudon bowl, Tuna sashimi and Katsu curry. Parking is free... Not a joke even if this resto is in Makati. 😉

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

If you're hungry after a nite party, this is the place to catch some california maki, sashimi and sushi!! Priced reasonably at Php189 for a platter of California roll and at Php499 for a platter of Funa Mori sashimi, you are in for value for...money! To top it all, they open til 3AM and a drink-all-you-can beer offer at Php299!!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

My go-to orders here are their Philadelphia Roll, Tonkotsu Ramen, Ebi Tempura, and Katsu Curry. I love their food and I can tell that it tastes legit because they have a lot of Japanese patrons as well. Their service needs a lot of improvement though....I've had so many experiences here with servers not talking to us at all and just simply handing us out the menu or the bill without saying anything or even frowning. The firsr time I experienced this, I assumed that the server was just tired. But I eat here a lot (since it's super near my place) and the service is consistent. I am always polite to service personnels in any hotel/restaurant I visit hence I expect them to do the same as well. I hope Kenshin can work on this area because their food is great! 😉More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed February 22, 2018

We ate there for the first time Im not a japanese food lover but Im willing to try something new, lets face it some of the restaurant offering japanese food we first think that it would be expensive, this restaurant offer good food with reasonable...price. The ambiances lights and sound and great. The service is okay. I will recommend this restaurant to my friends.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Ate there first time last Friday with some friends from office. I like the ambiance. Waiting time for food to be served is just right. I like the food in general but nothing really outstanding. Seafood teppan is just like a full plate of togue...with tidbits of seafood. You've got to find where the seafood are. However, I like it that the staff is friendly and I like it that they have a promo of just take a picture, post on social media with their hashtag then you get a free iced tea or coffee jelly. Price is reasonable. Nothing extraordinary except for the staff.More

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

My first visit was dinner time and the restaurant had pretty bright lighting and some walls decorated with sakura. A television is placed above the entrance doorway. What I didn't like was the extremely weak aircon, but seeing many customers, they didn't seem to mind....Katsudon's taste was fair and they gave a generous serving. Some pieces of fat were apparent and tempting enough to eat for extra flavor. Rice was a lot!More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

Kenshin's Food: 9/10 Kenshin's Interior: 10/10 Kenshin's Servers: 3/10 Let's first talk about their food: They offer a wider variety of Japanese food at an "okay" price. A meal for 1 person would cost around 300 which isn't bad at all. Their food is pretty...good too especially their MYO Takoyaki. It was such an enjoyable experience and I recommend it to everybody who would visit Kenshin! Their servers tho... definitely disappointing! We had to ask for water 4 times! Twice from the same waiter... and no, I am not being disrespectful because I was observing this certain waiter and she has been giving us weird stares. She even gave herself water first before giving us (BTW, she wasn't the one who gave us water even though we asked her twice and she wasn't doing anything). The same server who also got my order wrong got mad at me for not making my order clear BUT I was very clear to her that I wanted a different type of ramen and even asked her which was the bestseller. My ramen came and there was no egg LOL. Our MYO takoyaki came but there were no toppings... We had to ask them again. I mean it was okay because I don't mind asking them but it was pretty annoying to have them look at you in a bad way and I personally treat waiters with respect.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed August 17, 2017

To be honest, I was nearby residence there, and we have no where to go for Japanese food in nearby during late night or else we would not go there. (Actually, we want to go for BBQ and nearby place is blackout at that time...in the night) Some of the food dishes are okay when I ate there before during lunch, such as Ramen, set meal, etc. However, my friend and I are so regret that we order one of the sushi platter and those sushi all contains Cheese, inside or outside, 4 different sushi types, but all of them had cheese. I would say the cheese lover would definitely love this type of sushi platter!!! Anyway, their service is fine until we asking for the refilled of the service tea/water for many times. You can see their reluctant emotion shows on their face and talk in Tagalog about how we are asking for many refilled on service tea. This is a restaurant that I would recommend for lunch time but definitely not for leisure time.More

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

This restaurant is wonderful, it's very clean, everything inside this restaurant is Japanese, the decor, wall art, tables, chairs, the food is 5 star and the price is affordable. All the staff wear kimono and they are very friendly and helpful. They greet their clients...in Japanese as they enter the restaurant. You can hear Japanese songs while you eat.More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

I am not a Japanese food expert and is just basing this from the other places I've tried before. I tried their Ankake Ramen and find it a bit less rich and taste compared to usual places that I got it. Other choices are ok...and the servings were proportionate to it's rates.More

Date of visit: February 2017
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 4