Note: Trader's Hotel is now named Hotel Jen Manila
I purchased a voucher from Metrodeal a couple of months ago for an eat-all-you-can buffet at Kitsho, Trader's Hotel Manila. Kitsho ("happiness" in Japanese) is a Japanese Restaurant and Sake Bar offering authentic Japanese dishes, and now they are opening their resto for weekend lunch buffet. The voucher also includes unlimited juice or iced tea. We got the voucher for Php 699 (original price is at Php 748).
Reservations are required for the voucher. They have 2 batches for the weekend lunch, we chose the 2nd batch, which was for late lunch. I suggest that you take it since it's a bit longer than the first batch. They were also kind enough to cancel our first reservation and move to the next available date, since my friend, Lovelee, and I wouldn't make it since it was raining hard then.
The place is quite spacious, with a sake bar and rooms for private functions or meetings. The kitchen can also be viewed from the dining area.
Kitsho has a good selection of sushi and sashimi. Though I didn't grab the sashimi, I tried almost every sushi available. They also have a tempura moriawase, but I grabbed the Ebi Tempura, which I find really delicious. They also have California Maki, Mango Sushi, and Japanese Mackerel Sushi. For sashimi, they have tuna and salmon.
|my first plate|
|Japanese mackerel sushi|
They also have a Sukiyaki station, where they cook as you order and serve it at your table. They claim to use US Beef for their sukiyaki.
I have to say that this is the highlight of this meal. The beef was so tender and flavorful, that I felt that I should grab another serving.
The buffet also includes other Japanese cooked meals like Japanese curry, tori karaage (which was a bit Pinoy in flavor), which you could eat with chahan or plain Japanese rice. For dessert, they have sliced fruits like watermelon to clean your palates.
Overall, I recommend Kitsho for an excellent service, as our server would always make sure that we have everything we need. Thumbs up for that! For the buffet selection, Kitsho has a lot to improve on. Add more sushi variants, perhaps? But the sukiyaki was really good that I'd give it another try, even for ala carte meal.
Kitsho Restaurant and Sake Bar
Trader's Hotel Manila
3001 Roxas Boulevard
Contact No. 708 4888 ext 2312 or 2313
Email address: email@example.com
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Sunday to Friday)
Dinner: 6pm - 10.30pm (Daily)