Note: This location is already closed.
A few months ago, I was introduced to this quaint Japanese resto in Kamagong Street in Makati called Suzu Kin. I was really impressed with how delicious yet affordable the dishes were. I couldn't be any happier when Spanky told me that we will be having a weekend lunch at their only branch at Quezon City.
Located along EDSA, the Suzu Kin sign isn't difficult to spot. This branch is actually the only franchise of Suzu Kin. Leslie, Suzu Kin EDSA's owner, shared that it took Mrs. Suzu Kin a lot of convincing because previous franchises weren't successful. The original owners were hands-on in helping them in the kitchen and were strict with all the food preparations.
|inside Suzu Kin|
Compared to the Makati location, this place has modern Japanese-inspired interiors and high ceilings. Our group dined at the videoke room at the mezzanine. You can have the videoke room for at least Php 3500 worth of food.
|it's videoke time!!! :)|
We started with my favorite, California Maki (Php 198 for 12 pcs). We also had some sashimi: Tuna Sashimi (Php 175) and Salmon Sashimi (Php 205). I also enjoyed munching on the anchovies.
We also had deep-fried Japanese specialties: Oyster Furai (Php 181), Tonkatsu (Php 155), and Ebi Tempura (Php 200).
I just love their Ebi Tempura! I still can't believe that it can be that affordable. You may order additional rice and soup for Php 40. :)
We were also served noodles, Yaki Soba (Php 129), and Cold Hiyashi Soba / Somon (Php 162).
|Cold Hiyashi Soba / Somon|
For donburi or rice toppings, we tried the Gyudon (Php 159) and Chicken Teriyaki Don (Php 198).
|Chicken Teriyaki Don|
They made the Gyudon a bit more interesting with some sotanghon mixed with beaten egg. I loved the sweetness of the Chicken Teriyaki as well.
A visit to Suzu Kin wouldn't be complete if you wouldn't try the Yaki Meshi or Fried Rice (Php 68).
For a little bit of everything, you can have the All-Day Everyday Meal (Php 123) or the Suzu Kin Super Meal (Php 210).
|All-Day Everyday Meal|
All-Day Everyday Meal has Chicken Furai, Ebi Tempura, Fried Dilis, Pork Kushi Yaki, Tuna Steak, rice, and soup.
|Suzukin Super Meal|
Suzu Kin Super Meal has Ebi Tempura, Yaki Udon, Sakana Furai, Tamago Sashimi, Crabsticks, rice, and soup. Both meals are really worth the price.
We wouldn't miss having the Suzu Kin Specialties: Dashimaki (Php 119), Oyster Butter (Php 194), and Beef Garlic (Php 172).
Dashimaki is a type of Japanese omelet. It's a bit on the sweet side, which I really liked.
I had Oyster Butter and Beef Garlic the first time I went to Suzu Kin. Both of these dishes are must-tries when you visit Suzu Kin. I love the simplicity and flavor of both dishes.
For desserts, we had Coffee Jelly (Php 80) and Frozen Leche Flan (Php 80).
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are both available at SuzuKin EDSA. They also have milk tea in original, taro, and chocolate.
It was an amazing lunch with my fellow foodies at one of the hole-in-wall places that really impressed me. Suzu Kin proves that delicious food and good service need not be expensive.
I'd definitely go back soon! :)
Thanks to Ms. Leslie Dela Cruz for having us and to Spanky Enriquez for organizing this event.
Suzu Kin Japanese Restaurant
EDSA corner NIA-PDEA Road
(at the Shell Service Station),
Facebook Page: Suzukin EDSA
Another branch is at Kamagong, Makati City