Nanbantei of Tokyo – A Different Japanese Experience


With branches originating from Tokyo (40 years old), Singapore, Shanghai, HongKong and Makati (14 years), Nanbantei of Tokyo now opens its doors in Bonifacio High Street Central in Taguig.




WHEN IN MANILA and craving for roasted bite-size pieces of meat or veggies, let Nanbantei of Tokyo give you that yummy yakitori fix.



The interior reminds me of Sushi Kushi Toyo, a Japanese restaurant in Lake Forest, Illinois that also serves super yummy skewers and other Japanese dishes. As you can see from the picture, Nanbantei can get pretty crowded – that’s because everyone loves the food here.



Nanbantei offers a free vegetable appetizer and a fresh towel before you start your hearty meal.



The vegetable sauce from Japan can be very addicting – perfect with any yakitori dishes. It tastes like smoked soybean paste. Yum!


Spicy Tuna Maki (Php 160)

This was delish! The negi added more flavor to the spicy tuna mix while the tempura flakes gave it its crunchy texture. 


California Maki (Php 180)

Usually, a california maki only contains crab meat, cucumber and mango. Nanbantei makes it special by adding ebi in it. Plus, they use a bigger kind of ebiko in their rolls. *chomp chomp*


Poteto Maki (Php 95)

Bacon wrapped potato – a sure hit to kids and adults alike. The potatoes were like huge fries. So good!


NOTE: Yakitori orders are two sticks each unless otherwise specified


Beef Yakiniku (Php 180)


A MUST TRY in Nanbantei! It was very juicy, tender and flavorful. I was raving about this all day! I had to ask what made it so good. I got my answer: Nanbantei only uses U.S. imported beef for all their beef items.


Yakimeshi (Php 100)


Japanese fried rice – a perfect complement to Nanbantei’s skewers


Shishitou (Php 50)

Imported Japanese pepper – another must try on the menu. Don’t forget to dip it in the special Japanese vegetable sauce.


Aspara Maki (Php 80)

If your kids do not eat veggies, then give them Nanbantei’s veggie yakitoris wrapped in meat. They wouldn’t notice that they’re already eating some greens.


Pork Garlic Yaki (Php 125)


Enoki Maki (Php 125) – definitely one of my favorites




I enjoy eating yaki-onigiri (grilled rice balls) and when I saw it in Nanbantei’s menu. I just had to order one. 



I had the onigiri with salmon flakes inside and asked the staff to grill it for me. It was okay. You might want to order this for the kids – best enjoyed using their bare hands 🙂


Tebasaki (Php 110) – Chicken wings on stick


Shitake Maki (Php 190)


Shitake wrapped in juicy imported beef. This is Nanbantei’s beef yakitori equivalent of enoki mushroom wrapped in bacon.


Kawa (Php 65)


Chicken skin skewers seasoned with salt. It was so crispy on the sides and juicy inside – reminds me so much of CHICHARON BULAKLAK 😀



Nanbantei sparsely marinades the food that’s why you get that clean taste of the meat and veggies; and, they use an electric griller for a more even temperature to provide customers perfectly grilled yakitori dishes.


Namajake Sumi Yaki (Php 235)


A good treat for seafood lovers out there – Nanbantei’s grilled salmon rolled with bacon. 


Unagi (Php 350) 


OMG! This was so good! I ate it whole – even the skin, which was grilled to a crisp finish. YUMMEH!



I have no idea how we finished all those sticks but we did and we will definitely come back for more.


Green Tea Ice Cream (Php 100)


Yes, it’s not a cactus plant but a yummy Big Scoop green tea ice cream.


Coffee Jelly (Php 110)


Nanbantei makes the coffee jelly from scratch – you can really taste and smell the difference.


WHEN IN MANILA, go to Nanbantei of Tokyo to thoroughly enjoy a memorable Japanese culinary experience; and, have a beer bucket for only Php 360 – best enjoyed with Nanbantei’s best seller platters.


Nanbantei of Tokyo – Makati

3/F Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center Makati

Contact Number: 757-4130 to 31


Nanbantei of Tokyo – Taguig

Bonifacio High Street Central
Fort Bonifacio, Global City, Taguig


Operating Hours:

Monday – Thursday:
Lunch: 11AM – 2:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM – 11PM

Lunch: 11AM – 2:30PM
Dinner: 5:30PM – 12MN

Saturday: 11AM – 12MN
Sunday: 11AM – 11PM


Menu: Nanbantei Menu


WhenInManila photos by JoTan23

Nanbantei of Tokyo – A Different Japanese Experience


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