John and Yoko Cosmopolitan Japanese Restaurant in Makati
Eating out surely filters out the dullness of life, and once again we found ourselves lost in the beautiful world of food one fine lunch time.
Well, I mentioned in one of my blog posts that I find Greenbelt's food scene starting to dry and pale up, and maybe that's because of familiarity. In Greenbelt 5 alone, I already have an idea of what the restos serve there (except for the posh ones at the ground level); hence, I often don't get enthused dining there. However, I'm starting to adjust my perspective again, especially with this nice experience in John and Yoko.
I was able to try John and Yoko several years back, and I wasn't blogging then. I can't particularly remember if we found the restaurant good, but I gave it the benefit of the doubt, and decided to try it once more.
When I got to carefully examine the interior, I noticed that a lot changed already. The ambiance is more comfortable and relaxing. I didn't expect that it was not only the interior that was changed but also the menu. It became leaner and more focused toward "Japanese" dishes.
California Maki Salad || P218
This salad dish that we had was considerably plain but still good. Nothing is really specifically unique about it, but it was nice enough to consume.
Las Vegas Roll || P248
Salmon Sashimi || P229
The salmon sashimi here in John and Yoko is relatively affordable as opposed to other Japanese restaurants. Plus, with 7 fresh cuts of the salmon, we already found ourselves completely satisfied.
Uni Fried Maki || P228
Now, this was something I really enjoyed - the Uni Fried Maki. I just loved how I found it unique yet utterly lovable, as it possessed a well-balanced set of flavors and freshness, evidenced by the smoothness of the uni.
Sukiyaki || P418
Slightly sweeter than suitable, the sukiyaki featured a relaxing warmness that really soothes the mind. There was also sufficient amount of ingredients that justified the price. Plus this one is already good for 3 making the price more reasonable. Interesting and well-flavored!
Here is a photo of our big group which consists of the FSRM associates and interns. Such a wonderful moment to enjoy great food.
John and Yoko - Overall Ratings and Summary
Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Service ★★★ (the staff need to be more attentive to the needs of the customers; improve speed as well)
Value for Money ★★★☆
Budget: At least P350 each for a group coming in at least 4 for a sharing type of dining experience
This experience in John and Yoko gave a trickle of revitalization of my perception of Greenbelt 5. I just loved how I found the dishes interesting. Also, with proper selection of orders, you may end up finding John and Yoko sulit and relatively affordable. Overall, I'm giving it a thumbs up, since I may come back here again.
Will you be checking this place out?
John and Yoko
Location: 2nd Level, Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center, Makati City
Contact No.: (02) 729 8698
Service Charge: 10% before VAT
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