Tori Chizu: Japanese Comfort Food Craze (SM Megamall Building A)

Have you heard of the Tori Chizu?  I've been hearing about it quite a lot.  My little sister even recommended it to me. 

tori chizu sm megamall
Because of the Japanese sounding name, I just had to check the origin of this concept.   Turns out, it is an original concept by the same company that franchised Bonchon here in the Philippines

tori chizu sm megamall
It has such a inviting vibe.  The menu is with inviting pictures and unbelievably affordable pricing will make it irresistible for you to not try this.


potato takoyaki
Potato Takoyaki (50 php)
It is my first time to try a Potato Takoyaki and I liked it a lot!  What made this different from the usual takoyaki is the zesty cheese flavor and smooth mushy texture.

Japanese Style Chicken
8 pc rack japanese style chicken
8 pc Rack (554 php)
There are three spiciness levels for the Japanese Style Chicken: Regular, Spicy and Extra Spicy.  As a spicy food lover, I instantly took on the challenge to try the Extra Spic.  As you can see, it was well-dusted with chilli powder.  But, it wasn't as spicy as I thought.  You can still enjoy the flavors of the friend chicken.

Doria Japanese Baked Rice
chicken katsu curry chizu bowl
 Chicken Katsu Curry Chizu Bowl (139 php)
The Chicken Katsu Curry Chizu Bowl is my top pick.  I just loved the 3 C's that this dish has to offer: creaminess, crunchiness and cheesiness.

baked pasta with egg
Baked Pasta with Egg (135 php)
When the Baked Pasta with Egg was served, I couldn't believe how geneorus the serving size is.  

baked pasta with egg
Baked Pasta with Egg (135 php)

This Baked Pasta with Egg is way better than your usual fast food spaghetti.  It even has a unique twist by adding its special seasoning.

beef chizu bowl
Beef Chizu Bowl (149 php)

As I am a huge Gyudon fan, I was iniatilly most excited to try the Beef Chizu Bowl.  But well, it felt unfamiliarly new to me that I was inkling for the usual Gyudon.  I think this need a bit of recurrence to be appreciated.

chicken karaage chizu bowl
Chicken Karaage Chizu Bowl (129 php)
Having tried the rest, this Chicken Karaage Chizu Bowl was the least extravaggant but well-justified by the price.  Can you believe that this is only 129 pesos?

Tsinoy Foodies Verdict
I can understand the craze for Tori Chizu.  First, the price point is unbelievably affordable.  It is within the same price range as most fast-food joints.  I've also shared reasoably priced katsu joints before and this is even cheaper.  Second, how can you resist its delicious cheesy doria meals?

Tsinoy Foodies Review Rating Tori Chizu Menu
Ambiance N/A
=Favorites or Recommended 
Tori Chizu
Branches SM Megamall 
Upper Ground Floor, Building A, SM Megamall,  
Ortigas, Mandaluyong City

Salcedo Village
Keyland Bldg. 6797 Ayala Avenue, cor V.A. Rufino St, Makati, Metro Manila

UP Town Center

Trinoma Mall
Business Hours 9am-10pm (mall hours)
Payment Options Cash
Service Charge
Budget/Person 250-500
Free WiFi No

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