Fumizen: The Famous Japanese Tonkatsu Restaurant


When it comes to new Japanese restaurant concepts in and around Manila, there’s been a lot of creativity. This is exciting as a diner since there’s a lot to try and to choose from. A week ago, we went to FUMIZEN, a Japanese restaurant that is known for its reasonably priced high-grade tonkatsu dishes which became popular because members of the Japanese government would order their bento boxes on a regular basis.

Located in Tomas Morato area and was established in April 1977, where it started out in the New Otani Hotel.

The place was homey and welcoming. I loved their minimalist interior which goes perfectly with the Japanese food that they serve. This branch has enough parking for around 4-5 cars storefront.


While a lot of restaurants these days rely on gimmicks and theatrics to wow and stun diners, Fumizen chooses to veer away from that by offering straightforward and authentic Japanese dishes.

 Must try sushi roll right here. Fresh, juicy, and spicy all in one bite.

Spicy Salmon Aburi Maki Roll (PHP 305)

Love the different textures going on here. Every component of this sushi roll works so well together.

Cheese Salmon Aburi Maki Roll (PHP 305)
Hire Katsu Set (PHP 405)
Loin Tonkatsu Set 100 grams (PHP 375)
Prawn Katsu Set

Governed by three pillars, Fumizen maintains its reputation and prestige by paying special attention to rice, quality, and tradition.


I was really happy to have finally tried out Fumizeni! All the dishes from this dining experience were good and well-executed. This coming January 2020, Fumizen will officially be open for guests, curious foodies and hungry patrons to enjoy what they have to offer. But for the last few days of December, they will have their soft opening, where they will be operating under a Cash Basis system.


  • Quezon City. Located at 34 Sgt. Esguerra Ave Tomas Morato
  • Mondays to Sundays,
  • Opening Hours: 11AM to 11PM.
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Jacquelou Colitoy
Jacquelou Colitoy is one of the founders of buzzsetter.com. She is a Nurse by profession and has been blogging since 2008. At the age of 20, she started exploring instagrammable places, discovering fascinating cultures, trying various cuisines, and taking amazing photos from local and international travel destinations.
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