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Weekend Japanese Buffet at Kitsho Trader's Hotel (now Hotel Jen Manila)

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. 

inside Kitsho

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.

sushi bar

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. 

Spinach Sushi

my first plate
miso soup
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. 

Sukiyaki station

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
Lobby Level
Trader's Hotel Manila
3001 Roxas Boulevard
Pasay City
Contact No. 708 4888 ext 2312 or 2313
Email address:
Operating Hours
Lunch: 11.30am - 2.30pm (Sunday to Friday) 
Dinner: 6pm - 10.30pm (Daily)


  1. I LOVE Japanese food! Definitely will try this soon! :)

  2. your first plate was awesome and the plating presentation looks quite colorful because of the sushi. and bongga ha that they use US Beef for their sukiyaki. :)

    1. I'm really into tempura and sushi. :) Yep, the beef tastes great! :)

  3. Wow! Parang ang sarap magpunta! :>

    I'd just like to ask, how does the vouchers from metrodeal/ensogo work? So kung magkano mo nabili yung voucher, ganun na din yung price nung service? :)

    1. It really depends on the deal. May price-specific, meron namang set meal or buffet. :) Better if you read the details carefully before you buy. :)

  4. I envy your knowledge in buying voucher and coupons to try things that's not ordinary, I wanted to learn also, anyway nice place and great food

    1. Feel free to ask me if you need to know something. :)

  5. Hmmm....I want to try spinach sushi! muhkang masarap. perfect for my diet as a vegan

  6. I should really give those voucher sites a try one of these days haha! Will visit this for their Sukiyaki :)

  7. Kakacurious! Now I wanna try this Japanese resto :) Heard about it also from a friend who bought a voucher :)

    Followed you, btw!

    The Misty Mom

    1. I hope you'll try it soon, Sharina! Thanks for following! Will check out your blog too! :)

  8. Japanese food! I miss it. The stuff they have look great. :)

  9. I wish we have that here. There's nothing like unlimited Japanese food! And you're right. The beef sayuki looks really delicious especially with that broth.

  10. Wow! Sukiyaki! I remember eating one before and almost getting a heart attack XD Since then I've avoided it (although I really really wanted to try it again).

    For 700+ it's a good deal! Argh I'm on a diet (T-T)


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