Kimono Ken - Taste of Modern Japanese Cuisine

Kimono Ken Taste of Modern Japanese Cuisine

After more than a year of trying out Kimono Ken in Tomas Morato (read more), I got to be reunited with it once more in Blue Bay Walk of Pasay. Oh by the way, this place is charming! It got this BGC and Paseo de Sta. Rosa of Laguna feel wherein there is a wide breathable space with motherly surroundings from the plants and trees.

Kimono Ken, Blue Bay Walk

The Kimono Ken here in this branch has a contemporary design. However, I found the layout slightly disorganized. I can't explain it that much, but there something about the place that does not make me fully comfortable. Maybe it's the lighting or again the layout. Well, anyway, let this photo speak for itself, and I'll let you assess.

Interior of Kimono Ken in Blue Bay Walk

Now, as suggested in the title, Kimono Ken offers contemporary Japanese food. It blends with the core Japanese cuisine modern techniques and ideas. Well, for me, this made the restaurant interesting. Shall we then explore the dishes here? Let's begin with the famous Agedashi tofu for the starter.

Agedashi Tofu || P130
Fried tofu with tempura sauce
Agedashi Tofu of Kimono Ken

The tofu was delicate and suitably silky making it really momentous to indulge in. Plus, it was powered by the sweet and ticklish tempura sauce. Thumbs up for this!

Uni Sashimi (Sea Urchin) || P220
Uni Sashimi (Sea Urchin) of Kimono Ken

The uni was fresh and sulit considering its serving! It's a definite recommendation!

California Maki (6 pcs) || P150
Crabstick, mango, lettuce with Japanese mayo
California Maki Sushi

This California Maki was just like the usual ones you enjoy; however, it was good enough to satisfy my sushi craving!

Beef Teriyaki || P295
Beef with teriyaki sauce
Japanese Beef Teriyaki

The beef teriyaki was not as tender and suave as those that I have tried in other restos. Well, it was still tasty witha light sweetness from the teriyaki sauce. There was also this push and pull of saltiness and sweetness making interesting. However, due to the lack of sauce, the pull of the saltiness was stronger, slightly tipping off the balance.

Kisu Tempura (5 pcs) || P180

The tempura was nice and crunchy. It borrowed most of its great flavor from the sweet and gingery tempura sauce! Nice dsh.

Crunchy Chicken Teriyaki || P210
Chicken with a sweet wine sauce fried to perfection
Crunchy Chicken Teriyaki of Kimono Ken

The karaage was excitingly crunchy and considerably tasty with its sweet and savory sauce, but again the insufficiency of the sauce undermined its potential to become really superb!

Omu Rice || P185
Omelet rice with chicken and mushroom
Japanese Umu Rice

The omurice is something you should avoid. It's not that it was bad or something (although it was almost like a kechup rice). It's just that the chahan or the gohan was more tasty and sulit respectively.

A Not-So-Popular Kid in Kimono Ken, Blue Bay

Kimono Ken - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: Unshaded stars are equivalents of half-stars. The ratings apply solely to this dining experience.
Place ★★
Taste  ★★
Value for Money ★★
Budget:  At least P300 each for a sharing type of dining experience coming in a group of 4

The sauces in all the dishes we had were amazing, but they came in a little short. Parang tinipid sa sauce. Still, my overall experience here in Kimono Ken was fantastic! I just loved the food!

Well, perhaps, here in this branch they may want to work on the service as well as the ambiance. I'm sure this will further improve the dining experience, but who am I to suggest right? 

Kimono Ken
Location: Blue Bay Walk, Macapagal Avenue Corner EDSA, Libertad, Pasay City

Contact No.: (02) 779 8685
Service Charge: 10% before VAT

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