Saboten: Delicious Tonkatsu and Seafood

January 07, 2015

Saboten offers one of the most satisfying tonkatsu meals in the country.

From Shinjuku in Tokyo, Saboten is now in the country to take advantage of the emerging katsu craze with unlimited sides and drinks. We had the chance to have dinner at Saboten after one of our visits to Bonifacio Global City.

Tonkatsu at Saboten

Saboten: Delicious Tonkatsu and Seafood

    The ambiance at Saboten

    Inside, Saboten is extremely relaxing and comfortable, with nary a sound which I liked because it lets you converse with your companions without straining your ears nor your vocal cords. 

    Pestle for crushing sesame seeds at Saboten

    The interiors were well-lit because of the large windows. The seats were likewise extremely comfortable. The walls are spartan, adding to the easy ambiance of the place.

    What I like in a restaurant is the experience it offers. It need not be grand; for Saboten, it's as simple as letting you grind the toasted sesame seeds yourself for your sauce. 

    Sesame seeds and sauce at Saboten
    Sesame seeds and sauce

    This activity, we enjoyed so much. We ground the seeds until they were powdery before adding the tangy tonkatsu sauce. The crushed sesame seeds were also very aromatic, which made us all the more hungry.

    The food

    I got a large tenderloin katsu. It's a huge slab of lean meat which will definitely satisfy a huge appetite. But before our orders came, we were served unlimited shredded cabbage that came with a sesame seed dressing. 

    Shrimp fry set at Saboten
    Shrimp fry set

    It's a good appetizer or a side dish to fill you up if you will opt to skip rice which, by the way, is also unlimited. The miso soup, likewise unlimited, is also noteworthy. It was warm and invigorating.

    Sides and pickles at Saboten

    The tenderloin was very tender and juicy. I wanted mine a little salty so I added a little sprinkling of salt to my tonkatsu before dipping it in the sauce. 

    Cabbage salad at Saboten
    Cabbage salad

    The sauce coats the meat well with a deep and rich sweet-sour flavor that goes well with rice. This is one very filling meal. In fact, the serving was so big, I almost did not finish my tenderloin. Of course, I still ended eating it all up.

    Our verdict

    The service is very quick and efficient. Price is a bit high at around P500 per head. This a perfect go-to restaurant when you want to splurge and treat yourself to a not-so-ordinary meal.

    Saboten is located at Ground Floor, Serendra, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City. For inquiries, you may call telephone number +636252000. Credit cards are accepted at Saboten.

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    1. I'm not familiar po sa saboten pero dahil s seafood lover ako kaya bigla Ko nag crave s food nila 🤗Must try po lalo na base on your blog po mukhang maganda nga po ito and para matikman din ang ibang food🤗.

    2. For sure masarap po ang pagkain nila dito. Must visit din po talaga dito lalo nat tulad ng sinabi nyo, Ang Saboten ay labis na nakakarelax at komportable.❤️

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    4. if you want to treat yourself for a special delicious meal then Saboten is the place to be. experience Japanese taste with unlimited soup and rice. you will surely enjoy their dishes and also the place gives a relaxing experience

    5. Mellinia Joyce Dayego8 May 2022 at 03:16

      Saboten offers delicious foods, we can see it from the pictures. Perfect din sa mga seafood lovers! Craving alert 😍

    6. ROXAS EDGARDO8 May 2022 at 03:17

      This is really yummym, seafood my favorite, and this kind of dishes mas lalong pinasarap at love that presenation to serve this food 😋😋😋