Friday, June 22, 2012

Toki Q : First Ever Rotating BBQ in the Philippines

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Tonight, I left the office later the usual as I had to attend a work-related event. It's a Friday night and with no other plans for the evening, I invited Paul to join me for late dinner. There's a newly opened restaurant in the neighborhood called Toki Q and I've been excited to try it as I see it every day on my way to work. Finally, it's now open and ready to serve the public.

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Toki Q boasts of being the first restaurant in the Philippines using the Rotating BBQ griller. Contrary to traditional grillers, it takes one Yakitori stick 3-5 minutes to grill while others would take more than 10 minutes, give or take. This allows them to serve your order fresh and hot just the way a yakitori should be.

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I tried the Combo 2 with Miso soup and Drink (Php. 149). All orders except for the group platters come with Unlimited Rice. This is perfect for office workers looking for a good lunch option nearby. The rice was sticky and fragrant which I like. The Combo 2 comes with a stick of Chicken Balls, Tontoro Pork (Pork Belly), Pork Balls and Chicken Fillet each. Among the four, I loved the Tontoro Pork the most as it was very tender and the coating had a delicious sweet-salty flavor. I would have wanted more of Toki's Special Sauce on my rice!

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Paul got the Combo 4 with Miso Soup and Drink (Php. 184) too. His order also came with unlimited rice and 6 pieces of Awesome Chicken Wings! I know it's bad that we have been eating chicken wings but when coated with Toki Special Sauce, it makes it so good to munch on. I love how the meat stays tender and sweet. I highly recommend that you try this. :)

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To go with our Combo meals, we also had a stick of Asparagus Wrapped Pork (Php. 28). Not so bad as well.

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Paul tried the Toki-Bbq Corn (Php. 48/3 sticks) and gave this his seal of approval. It's covered with some Japanese spicy powder which perked up the taste of the sweet corn.

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♥ Lovin' my purple nails! ♥

Lastly, we also had the Kara-age (Php. 75). Deep-fried chicken fillet drizzled with the Toki Special Sauce and served on a paper cone. This makes for a great afternoon snack together with a glass of Milk Tea from the store across. :P

I find the prices really reasonable given that you can have unlimited rice and a full meal for less than Php. 200! They also have Group Platters available which I'm planning to order on my next visit to bring to one of our family dinners.

Visit Toki Q located along Wilson street corner P. Guevarra street, San Juan City. Call them at 425-9867. They accept advance orders and will soon be delivering to nearby areas too. Yahoo!


  1. I want to see that griller in action! Food looks good too :)


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