Kimukatsu: 25 Layers of Mille-Feuille Katsu in Various Flavors at Shangri-La East Wing

If you think that Kimukatsu is just another Katsu chain, I'm telling you straight out it isn't!  Kimukatsu offers 25 Layers of Mille-Feuille Katsu goodness that comes in 7 different flavors.


Compared to its neighboring restaurants, Kimukatsu's facade may not seem as noticeable with only the hint of its small "Kimukatsu" lighted sign against the blackness.


But once you step in, you'd be awed with the beauty of the place.  It has glowing lanterns and a cherry blossom wall.  The plastic chairs are not only stylish but are very sturdy too.


They also have private rooms available.  It can also be merged into one for big groups.

Find this through the pebbled track on the side.

Complimentary Hot or Cold Brown Rice Tea
Upon being seated, we were served our choice of Complimentary Hot or Cold Brown Rice Tea.


Side Menu
Kimutaku (110 php)

The Kimutaku is a hybrid between kimchi and picked raddished topped with sesame seeds.
ebi mayo
Ebi Mayo (210 php)
The Ebi Mayo is soft shrimp battered and topped with Japanese mayo.

agedashi tofu
Agedashi Tofu (180 php)

The Agedashi Tofu is delicious!  This is one of the best I've tried.  

Kimukatsu Assorted Set
kimukatsu set
7 flavor KIMUKATSU SET (2,400 php)
The 7 flavor KIMUKATSU SET includes 7 flavors of kimukatsu: Plain, Garlic, Ume Shiso, Yuzu Pepper, Negi ShioCheese and Black Pepper and 6 rice set with unlimited Cabbage and Miso Soup: White and Red.

kimukatsu set
Look at that layers of pork meat with the right amount of fats so each bite has the right amount of crispy, tender and juiciness.  With the Plain one, you can also appreciate the natural tastiness of the pork meat or pair it with their dips and salt.

kimukatsu garlic
The Garlic comes with crushed garlic bits which garlic lovers like me adore.  

kimukatsu ume shiso
Ume Shiso
The Ume Shiso is filled with sour plum and shiso leaf.  This has an interesting twist that will surely enlighten your taste buds.

kimukatsu yuzu pepper
Yuzu Pepper
The Yuzu Pepper gives off an initial citrus flavor from the yuzu fruit and ends with a spicy kick from the chili pepper.  Spicy lovers will surely enjoy the tickling spice to their taste buds.

kimukatsu negi shio
Negi Shio
The juiciest among all the flavors is the Negi Shio. This actually reminded me of pork gyoza stuffings upon first bite.
kimukatsu cheese
The Cheese is of course a sure hit to everyone.  The oozing cheese is simply irresistible.

kimukatsu black pepper
Black Pepper
The Black Pepper has layers of pepper before the coating.  It was a bit dry but nevertheless simple but nice.

The staffs demonstrated how the dipping tradition is done.  First, you grind the sesame seeds.  Then, pour some tonkatsu sauce on the first partition and some ponzu sauce on the next.  Lastly, add some Himalayan salt on the third partition.

Unlimited Cabbage with roasted sesame dressing and ponzu based dressing
Kohikiri Rice
The Kohikiri Rice is so fragrant and delicious! I couldn't resist loading on some carbs.

Miso Soup: White and Red
It's actually my first time to encounter a  White Miso Soup It was sweeter and smoother than the Red which is more commonly served by Japanese restaurants here in the Philippines.

Pickled Vegetable Side Dish

They also serve a Pickled Vegetable Side Dish.

Kimukatsu Sandwich
kimukatsu sandwich
Kimukatsu Sandwich Plain (210 php)
kimukatsu sandwich
Kimukatsu Sandwich Plain (210 php)
If you want to share the experience with others, I highly recommend that you take out the Kimukatsu Sandwich Plain.  

kimukatsu sandwich
Kimukatsu Sandwich Plain (210 php)
I brought some of this home and my family is quite thrilled with it.  I'm sure even kids will enjoy this.

kimukatsu sandwich
Kimukatsu Sandwich Plain (210 php)
This lasts up to one day.  The soft buns, tender and crunchy katsu and savory sauce makes this a delectable snack.

macha parfait
Macha Parfait (250 php)
Their Macha Parfait is a nice meal ender.  The macha ice cream is top quality and the mochi, red bean paste as well as chest nut are excellent complements too.

soy cotta
Soy Cotta (160 php)
The Soy Cotta is a soya gelatin with sweet syrup.  My friends seemed to like it but it didn't appeal much to me.
japanese panna cotta
Japanese Panna Cotta (110 php)
The Japanese Panna Cotta is the best Japanese dessert I've ever tried.  I'll order this on every visit!

Other Katsu Reviews
Ginza Bairin
Katsu Cafe

Tampopo たんぽぽ 
Tonkatsu by Terazawa
Yabu 1 | Yabu 2

Other Reviews on Shangri-La East Wing
Green Pastures
Ikkoryu Fukuoka Ramen
Zao Vietnamese Bistro

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
Kimukatsu is a must try for katsu.  It's a whole new and upgraded katsu experience!  After our first visit, my little sister went back immediately with her better half.  That's how good it is.  I'd like to try their Kurobuta on my next visit and their Kurogama Pudding which was unavailable during our visit.

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Kimukatsu Menu
Ambiance Katsu 1  | Katsu 2  |
Kimukatsu Set  | Premium Katsu  | 
Tonkatsu Meal  | Donburi | Sandwich  | 
Seafood | Vegetable  | Ala Carte  |  
Side Menu  | Dessert  | 
=Favorites or Recommended 
Business Address Shangri-la Plaza Mall
5/F Shangri-la Plaza Mall, East Wing, 

Shaw Blvd cor EDSA Wack Wack, 
Mandaluyong, Metro Manila
Business Hours 10 am - 9 pm (mall hours)
Payment Options   Cash
Service Charge 10%
Budget/Person 400-1,000
Free WiFi No
Unlocked Foursquare Perks None
Other  Website
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