February 23, 2024

CoCo Ichibanya in Pasig: Japanese Curry Extraordinaire

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  • Updated as of February 22, 2024.

    CoCo Ichibanya is a renowned Japanese restaurant chain specializing in a beloved and comforting dish: curry. With a rich history dating back to 1978 in Aichi, Japan, CoCo Ichibanya has established itself as an institution when it comes to curries. Its name, “Ichibanya,” translates to “number one” in Japanese, reflecting its commitment to providing top-notch curry offerings.

    IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    First opened in March 2015 at the Estancia Mall, CoCo Ichibanya now has a total of 11 branches. Other branches include Mitsukoshi Mall in BGC, the Greenhills Shopping Center in San Juan, One Rockwell in Makati, and Eastwood Mall in Quezon City.

    One of the standout features of CoCo Ichibanya is its ability to allow diners to personalize their curry experience. Customers can choose their preferred spice level, ranging from mild to spicy, ensuring that every dish meets their exact spice tolerance. The menu offers a variety of protein options, including chicken, pork, beef, seafood, and even vegetarian choices, allowing everyone to enjoy their curries in a number of ways.

    Diners who have gone to CoCo Ichibanya have praised their Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry (Php 420) as it’s their most recommended item for first-time diners. It’s a flavorful masterpiece that combines a fluffy omelette with a hefty portion of crispy breaded pork cutlet. The dish is then generously paired with their renowned Japanese curry sauce, offering a delightful fusion of textures and a harmonious blend of flavors that will definitely delight the palate.

    Pork Cutlet Omelette Curry / IMAGE from Philippine Primer

    Their Hamburg Steak with Cheesy Curry (Php 390), however, is the best one by far. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary home-made burger patty on top of a bed of rice and curry sauce. But in reality, is a delectable dish that features a juicy and flavorful burger steak paired with their creamy and savory Japanese curry sauce infused with melted cheese. The combination of the tender hamburg steak and the creamy, cheesy curry creates a satisfying harmony of flavors and textures, especially if the sauce is spicy.


    Cheese Hamburger Curry_editedCheese Hamburger Curry / IMAGE from CoCo Ichibanya

    Not a fan of meat? Try their Shrimp Cutlet Curry (Php 390) if you’re looking for something lighter. It features shrimp cutlets coated in a crispy golden breading served alongside their signature Japanese curry sauce.

    In addition to their curry offerings, CoCo Ichibanya provides a selection of sides and beverages to complement the meal. The restaurant’s commitment to quality and consistency has earned it a devoted following both in Japan and internationally, with branches across the world. Whether you’re a Japanese curry fan or simply want to try its flavorful offerings, CoCo Ichibanya promises a memorable and delectable dining experience to everyone.

    General Information

  • Unit B1-006, LG/F, Capitol Commons, 1605 Meralco Ave, Estancia Mall, Oranbo, Pasig
  • 0908-655-1675
  • 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • https://cocoichibanya.mugengroup.ph/
  • CoCoIchibanyaPH/
  • cocoichibanyaph/?hl=en
  • Unit WS-105, G/F, Rockwell Drive, One Rockwell, Rockwell, Poblacion, Makati
  • 0956-279-2970
  • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Unit A6, Bldg 7, G/F, Forbestown Rd, Burgos Circle, Forbes Town Center, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
  • 0977-260-2870
  • 11 a.m. - 12 m.n.
  • 4/F, Mindanao Ave, Ayala Malls Vertis North, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City
  • 0916-362-0137
  • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Unit PB-105A and 105B, G/F, Connecticut St, Connecticut Carpark, Greenhills Shopping Center, Greenhills, San Juan
  • 0953-173-4342
  • 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • G/F Midtown Wing, Pedro Gil St cor Adriatico St, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
  • 0961-775-3696
  • 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
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