When it comes to food, I could say I’m pretty easy to please. However, a few favorites always stand out. For example, I think I would never get tired of eating Mami, Batchoy and/ or Ramen. Yummy soup, fresh noodles and meat? Take all my money! I’ve tasted the ones that make me beg for a second bowl and others which are not even worthy of your cup noodles budget. And you see, lately my life just became so much brighter; I’ve just found the best Ramen in Davao city. Where, you ask? At CHIYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND YAKINIKU HOUSE.
Sitting at the not-so-busy thoroughfare of Lanang, near West Insular Village, CHIYO is located at the ground floor of West JBT Plaza, Lanang’s foodie wonderland. In this building, you’ll also find Jaime’s, a super affordable buffet treat (all-in at P450!) and West Empire, dubbed by most foodies as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the region. Chiyo stands out because of their bright, cozy, welcoming ambiance, with plush red seats, zen architecture and a dash of modern taste. At first, if you’re easily intimidated, you’d think eating at this resto will cost you a thousand bucks. Oh well, the chalkboard by their counter will tell you otherwise.
At CHIYO, Ramen and Yakiniku offerings go for only P180-P250, and mind you, the flavors are a blast! For their Ramen, they serve freshly made noodles and soup that’s especially made from fresh produce. So basically, everything is done from scratch. You don’t get to see that from many Japanese restos in the city, do you?
Another highlight is their smokeless grill, where you can grill your own thinly-sliced, flavor-drenched meat and cook ‘em according to your preference. You can do medium-rare, medium-well or well-done! What’s more, it’s healthier, safer and doesn’t leave you with that annoying grill smell on your clothes afterwards.
If you’re in for a full, Sumo-like meal, Bento meals at Chiyo only go as low as P350. That already includes Tempura/tuna, rice, appetizer, miso soup, a main course, veggies, drink and (my favorite bonus) ice cream. It’s like going to a buffet without having to stand up repeatedly.
Ready to get your fill of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine? Visit CHIYO today! (and give em some love, like their Facebook page!)
CHIYO Japanese Restaurant and Yakiniku House is open from Mondays to Saturdays, 10:00AM to 10:00PM and Sundays, from 5:00PM to 10:00PM. SEE YOU at CHIYO! 🙂
Photo credits go to CHIYO