Saboten Japanese Cutlet

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. πŸ™‚

They had rose petals on the floor and every table.

Saboten has a lot of choices in their menu, most of which are katsu or fry sets with refillable cabbage, miso soup, pickles, and rice.

As a tuna lover, I ordered the Tuna Katsu Set, which was breaded raw tuna. I haven’t seen something like it elsewhere.

Thick slices of tuna

Just look at that. Man, now I want some. T_T The katsu wasn’t oily, the raw tuna seemed fresh, and it was served at the right temperature that the tuna wouldn’t end up getting cooked. Archie, on the other hand, had the specialty set, I think the Yuki set, with two appetizers.

The one on the left is my favorite. I forgot what’s it called.
Pork Loin Karaage

The karaage was a hit. πŸ™‚ 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.

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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. πŸ™‚

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