Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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ï»¿Mary Quennie P. Lumanta BST 2-1Joeds Lutong HaponPricePrices start at P35.00 up to P210.00.PlaceJOEDâs Lutong Hapon is located at 257-A Don Jose Avila Street corner MariaCristina Ext., Capitol Site, Cebu City (beside the main entrance of Sacred HeartGirls High School) and at Level 4 of the Ayala Terraces.It does look like a carinderia because of its low ceiling and wooden benches infront of the counter, and the dining tables and seats were nothing near fancy,just regular monoblocs. But the difference is, thereâs no âturo-turoâ fromthe array of caldrons because foods are cooked fresh just like how it is done infine dining restaurants. Despite its localized setting, the place would stillmake you feel like youâre in an old and shabby Japanese restaurant. Thecounter area that served as a table top was decorated with hanging Japaneselantern. The right side which was dimly lit had unique Japanese pieces that Icanât figure out what but it looks like a mini altar. Right on top of that wasa hanging Japanese sword with thick curved blade which looked different from asamurai.A word of caution though for those who plan to dine at their Capitol branch.Thereâs a small parking space for the customers, however, parking can be quitea challenge as many customers flock their place. We recommend you park your carsomewhere safer so you donât eat up your time looking for a parking space.ProductJOEDâs offers an array of Japanese dishes, which cater not just to theJapanese taste but to the Filipino tongue as well. Among the popular rice bowlsare Chicken Teriyaki, Katsudon/Karegadon, Beef Gyudon, and Unagi Egg Rice Bowl.Of course, their California Crunchy Maki Roll and Crab Salmon Strawberry MakiRoll are a must-taste specialty in the house. But the true stars of the menu areSukiyaki Hot Pot and Beef Gyudon.PromotionJOEDâs Capitol branch is open from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., from Mondays to Sundays.They have free delivery services for every Php500 minimum purchase.It is featured in a TV program titled POPTALK in NewsTV11. Owned by a Filipinowho worked in Japan, Joeds Lutong Hapon offers authentic Japanese food atcarinderia prices. It can be found in Cebu.Dating back to 2009, optimistic owners Joan and Edgar introduced their signatureBeef Gyudon and Sukiyakidon dishes at JOEDâs first mini restaurant(âcarinderiaâ) in Mabolo. Much to their delight, these dishes clicked wellwith the people, especially by the Japanese bento fanatics. With successunderway, they pushed forth on bringing this fresh and unique tradition to theCebuano community.JOEDâs variety of Japanese dishes became a steady hit more than ever to sushi-craving gastronomes. With its menu based on pure fresh ingredients that areprocured abroad, customers are surely never to miss the taste of authenticJapanese cuisine. Plus, the affordable prices of their delectable Japanesedishes all the more make their place as inviting as ever.JOEDâs offers an array of Japanese dishes, which cater not just to theJapanese taste but to the Filipino tongue as well. Among the popular rice bowlsare Chicken Teriyaki, Katsudon/Karegadon, Beef Gyudon, and Unagi Egg Rice Bowl.Of course, their California Crunchy Maki Roll and Crab Salmon Strawberry MakiRoll are a must-taste specialty in the house.Indeed, JOEDâs Lutong Hapon has emerged successful as their place iscontinually flocked by a good number of daily customers. JOED customers findthemselves going back to the place every now and then to have a taste of theirauthentic Japanese cuisine.This reputable Japanese restaurant is expanding and now has two branchesoperating in Cebu City. One branch is located in Capitol site which was openedlast July 2011. Since their relocation at the Capitol site, their firstrestaurant in Mabolo has already been closed.JOEDâs is also the professional caterer of the 93rd and 1st Radio Bar Lounge
at Ayala Center Cebu. Opened in 2010, this radio bar lounge showcases Club Radio93.1 FM. Party people can have a good time interacting with radio jocks,enjoying the music, getting a drink, or simply having fun while partying orgrabbing a snack or two. Plus, knowing that the food thatâs going to be servedcomes from JOEDâs Lutong Hapon will surely satisfy your stomachâs cravings.Hapon Suzuki Japanese CarinderiaPricePrices start at P35.00 to P80.00.PlaceLocated at Hermosa St., Tondo. At first glance, you might have hesitations ineating here. Uses plastic plate, not air-conditioned. Space is limited. Seatsare limited with few old wooden tables and chairs. Moves are limited. Everythingis limited. It was more of a bangketa rather than a carinderia. But what isgood, you can see how your food is prepared. The kitchen is out in hte. So youcan be sure that your food is sanitary. Theres also no CR but they have sinkwhere you can wash your hands.ProductThey offer authentic Japanese foods. All foods are readily cook upon your orderusing only a two-burner stove which Ive heard Toshi (chef) brought all the wayfrom Japan and you could also get the chance to sneak and watch while Toshicooks for you. And of course the authenticity of the food that taste like youredining in a classy japanese resto.PromotionJust a tip, if you dont want to wait for a very long time, I suggest that youcall their hotline (which I dont know by the way) and place your orders throughphone as early as lunch time and just dine in during dinner.Chef Suzuki, heâs a retired chef in Japan and married a Filipina until theydecided to just settle here in the Philippines. Toshi, a cruise liner cook oftwenty years who met Editha in Yamagata when she worked there as a culturaldancer (after a stint as a dancer for Pinyo TV shows like Eat Bulaga). They arealso the parents of Suzuki, a past Survivor Philippines castaway. It has beentwo years since Toshi has hung his cruise ship cooks apron and decided to putup this carinderia with Mommy Edith. Here you wont find the overly soy-sauceddishes of commercially franchised Japanese food chains.Hapon Suzuki Carinderia was featured in POPTALK in NewsTV11 way back 2011. Rightafter it was featured in the TV program, a lot of customer visited them whichthey really didnât expect. That is why, it took them almost 2 hours beforethe food is served, it is because it is only Toshi and his wife Nanay Edith whocook and prepare upon your order and aside from the place is really that small.But then again, its worth the wait....a real authentic Japanese food at a veryaffordable price.