The first time I saw Saboten, I made a plan to go there as soon as possible. It was that time of the year at work, so… Anyway, we finally had a chance. We had no other choice then because we were stuck at Glorietta 5, it was getting late and it was raining. So it was Saboten’s where we had our Valentine’s Day dinner date. 🙂
Saboten has a lot of choices in their menu. Mostly katsu or fry sets that include refillable cabbage, miso soup, pickles, and rice.
I ordered the Tuna Katsu Set because I love tuna (as if we don’t know yet), I haven’t seen it elsewhere, and they serve the tuna raw and wrapped in fried breading.
Just look at that. Man, now I want some. T_T The katsu wasn’t oily, raw tuna seemed fresh, and it was served at the right temperature that the tuna wouldn’t end up getting cooked. My partner on the other hand had the specialty set, I think the Yuki set, that included two appetizers.
The karaage was a hit. 🙂 Besides the cheese tonkatsu, the boyfriend and I enjoyed everything. Although typical (and I don’t mean negatively), that was a great V-date that I haven’t had in a while. Saboten was worth the visit and I would recommend this for special occasions for the price. Or for dates that’s not too casual or is not as noisy or crazy as the next restaurant I will review. Saboten’s pricier than other tonkatsu restaurants that’s why we had to schedule. Food price range is from PhP500 to 700 per person. The cleanliness of the restaurant, good service, quite average serving time, and delicious food makes up for it.
Saboten has branches in Glorietta 5 and Serendra BGC.
This review was meant to be for yesterday as part of my week-long review of restaurants. Well, that was the plan until the connection at home went shitty delaying more of my tasks. Anyway, this means two reviews today then. One down. 🙂