Most places will be on hiatus this coming Holy Week so finding a restaurant to eat in might be quite a struggle. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be stuck with your own cooking from Maundy Thursday all the way to Easter Sunday.
There’s an authentic Japanese restaurant in Metro Manila that’ll have its doors open for you! The best part: they have a menu filled with seafood and vegetable dishes that are ~perfect~ for the lenten season.
Dig into tempura, tendon, and sashimi at Tendon Akimitsu this Holy Week
Tendon Akimitsu’s story started way, way back. By that we mean 126 years ago when samurais still walked the earth. With that much experience on their hands, it’s safe to say that they’re a pro at cooking Japanese food. Most especially tempura (it’s their bestseller!)
They first opened in Asakusa, Japan but they now have branches in Manila. They don’t adjust their recipes for the Filipino palate though so expect their dishes to be strictly authentic! If you still haven’t tried their food, make your way over to Tendon Akimitsu this Holy Week and indulge in their lent-friendly entrees.
There’s the classic Ebi Tempura (₱560), an order of which will give you five pieces of prawns, shrimp, and seasonal vegetables, all battered and fried to a golden crisp.
If you want some carbs to go with that, go for the Ebi Don (₱490). You’ll get four pieces of prawns, shrimp, vegetable tempura, and rice!
For something that’s not your typical prawn tempura, there’s the Anago Tendon (₱780). A bowl of this will give you soft anago eel and vegetable tempura served on top of rice.
But if you want something that will give you all the kinds of tempura you could ever dream of, get yourself the Godaime Chef Special Don (₱695). There’s anago eel, prawn, oyster, fish, shrimp, bone cracker, and vegetable tempura in there, plus rice too!
If you find that you still have space in your belly for more food, be sure to try out their different kinds of sashimi and maki too! The Salmon Sashimi (₱280) and Tuna Sashimi (₱260) are familiar options while the Spicy Salmon Maki (₱290) and Spicy Tuna Maki (₱280) are for those who want more of a kick.
If you want sushi that features their bestselling tempura, go for the Ebi Tempura Maki (₱430)!
Tendon Akimitsu’s branches in TriNoma and Ayala Malls the 30th will be open on Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday while their NAIA branch will be open for the entire Holy Week (so if you’re flying out for the long weekend, you know where to eat at the airport)!
For more information, you can check out their Facebook Page.
Tendon Akimitsu can be found at these locations.