The Most Affordable & Yummiest Japanese Food in Davao City?

Ida Damo
Ida Damo | Feb 03, 2015

Upon the invitation of artist, photojournalist and columnist Jojie Alcantara, we all trooped to Tori Grill in Quirino Avenue here in Davao City.

As I was looking at the menu and the corresponding prices for the dishes, I asked the owner, Philip dela Fuente, if he was earning.  The prices were so affordable for servings that were relatively generous.

While waiting for the others to arrive, I was secretly drooling over the Aspara Bacon (Asparagus wrapped in Bacon) and Butabara (Pork Belly).  It turns out that these grilled goodies were the restaurant’s best sellers.  How can it not be?  At 35 and 18 pesos respectively per stick, it is affordable and yes, good!

Then came the rest of the group and the rest of the food.  Miso Soup, Tsukune (Chicken Meatballs), Uzura Bacon (Quail eggs wrapped in bacon), Tebasaki (Chicken Wings), Curry Katsudon, Salmon Teriyaki, Onigiri (Rice Ball) and the twist to the Japanese food? Furikake Aglio Olio!  They also have Carbonara.

Philip was offering desserts but we simply could not take in more food.  We’re reserving it for another day.

And so we left with our tummies full and a promise to return.  The verdict?  Let’s turn Japanese with a Twist!

How to Get There:

Tori Grill is at Quirino Avenue corner Gen. Luna Streets in Davao City.

PAL and Cebu Pacific have daily flights to Davao City from Manila and Cebu.

Quirino Avenue is just 20-30 minutes away from the Bangoy International Airport.

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