February 06, 2024

Ikomai and Tochi in Makati City: Savor Japanese Food and Desserts

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    Ikomai is not just your ordinary Japanese restaurant in the metro—it is primarily a space where people meet and enjoy good food. Located just in Salcedo Village, Makati City, this Japanese restaurant and dessert shop is perfect for a chill-vibe hangout place.

    IMAGE from Ikomai’s Facebook page

    Known for serving simple kushikatsu (deep-fried skewered meat and vegetables), Ikomai was previously a food stall in Salcedo Market for about a year and a half before it decided to build its own physical store in Salcedo Village.

    ASSORTED KUSHIKATSU. From left to right: Pork, Okra, Shrimp, Onion, Chicken / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Although it serves Japanese cuisine, Ikomai does not market themselves as a typical Japanese restaurant, but rather, its unique concept is to “create a space where people meet and make friends,” all while enjoying the sumptuous food.

    Casual and classy ambiance / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Having said that, Ikomai’s Japanese owners mentioned that they are people-friendly, which is why this has become their main idea for Ikomai—to not only be a restaurant but as a venue for good conversations.

    At the back of the restaurant is a mini garden outdoor area where potted plants are on display. / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    When it comes to their food, part-owner Taro Hori and Nagoya-based chefs serve a number of specialty street food from Nagoya, Japan. Aside from Ikomai’s kushikatsu favorites, tebasaki or chicken wings and other rice meals are also part of their menu.

    SPICY TEBASAKI / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    KAKUNIDON / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Meanwhile, Pastry Chef James, who is also a part-owner of Ikomai, has his own brand called Tochi Dessert which is available inside. The pastries served here are made in-house. Freshly baked goods such as cookies are available for a luscious, sweet treat after a satisfying meal!

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Ikomai is your home to Japanese street food and comfort food located just in the neighborhood of Salcedo Village. Visit Ikomai at ACI Group Building 147 HV. Dela Costa, Salcedo Village, Makati City and have a homey dining experience over Japanese food!

    General Information

  • G/F ACI Bldg, 147 H.V.Dela Costa Street, 1227, Salcedo Village, Makati City
  • 02-8816-4588
  • 0999-887-0297
  • 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sunday
  • www.ikomai.today
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