I am not a great fan of Japanese Food.  I like Japanese Anime! But not their uncooked fish dishes.

However, Tam always did liked those Makis, Sashimis and Sushis.

My eldest liked Ramen.

My youngest,… Tempuras.

And well, I have to settle for Yakisobas.

Whenever we go to MOA (Mall of Asia) our dinner would have to be “Japanese.”

I am still not fond of Japanese Food but what can I do… I’m out voted 3 to 1.

The first commercially successful Japanese Fastfood here in the Philippines was Tokyo-Tokyo and there have been many others who have gone mainstream.

I have tasted meals (except sushi and sashimi) from Kitaro, Teriyaki Boy, Tokyo-Tokyo and Yoshinoya.

If there’s one Japanese Fast Food we’ve visited more than the others I’ve mentioned – it’s Karate Kid.

I saw Karate Kid Restaurant for the first time inside SM Centerpoint Sta. Mesa on the upper Ground Floor years ago.

Last week Tam and I went on a food trip and visited their branch at Robinsons Place Ermita Manila. It’s located at the top floor next to KFC and near the escalators. There were a lot of restaurants on that floor from Max’s to Joey Pepperoni.

What we ordered:

Beef Teppanyaki (oishi rap meals for 2 with all-you-can-eat rice and bottomless punch)

3pcs Ebi Tempura

Potato Balls


Although it’s a little salty the Teppanyaki is great and the Tempura is absolutely delicious.

The Beef is so tasty and easy to chew. It tastes like our native Bistek but with sweet spices. The tempura is cooked just right.

The potato balls however tastes bad and their punch excessively sweet. The punch should be served with more ice so that it’s more drinkable. You get even more thirsty after you drink it because it is so very sweet. Even ants would have a hard time drinking it.

Here are other dishes you’ll find at Karate Kid:

Fresh Finds: California Maki, Sashi Maki, Tuna Sashimi, Kani Sushi and Tonkatsu Maki

Noodles: Gyoza Ramen, Chicken Ramen, Tonkatsu Ramen, Tempura Ramen, Beef Ramen and Yakisoba

Meals with Rice: Ika Fry(95), Gyudon(95), Beef Teriyaki(89), Beef Teppanyaki(95), Tuna Teppanyaki(95), Sukiyakidon(99), Ebi Tempura, Chicken Toridon, Pork Katsudon, Tonkatsu(99), Chicken Teriyaki(130), Sizzling Squid(95) and Fish Katsu(95)

Karate-pid Meals with punch: Chicken Kickers (55), Japanese Hamburgers (69), Pork Katsudon(75) and Chicken Toridon(75)

Japanalo Meals with 2pcs Gyoza, Yakisoba and Rice: Tonkatsu (95), Yakitori (95) and Beef Teriyaki (95)

Side Kicks: Potatoballs(35), Gyoza, Fried Rice(49), Tofu Furai, Miso Soup(15), Yasai Itame(58), Plain Rice(15) and Sizzling Tofu Steak(100)

Drinks: Kido Punch Tea, Bottled Water and Softdrinks

Deserts: Jelly Mousse in Mango, Strawberry, Coffee, Caramel Green Tea and Choco-Mocha

Other Branches:

SM City Manila, San Lazaro, Fairview, Sucat, Marilao, Clark, Sta. Rosa and Dasmarinas

SM Mall of Asia, Waltermart Makati, Landmark Trinoma, 168 Shopping Mall, Enchanted Kingdom and KPMG Ayala Makati

Over-all Rating:

Their affordable.

Their not the best tasting but you’re sure to get your money’s worth.

I recommend their Yakisoba, Tempura and Beef Teppanyaki.

Try also their Japanalo Bento Meals all for 95.00 only.

Dont order the punch, get a softdrink or a bottled water instead. But if you should insist, I’d advise you to have the food servers put more ice on your punch.

Happy Tripping!

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