New Restaurant Alert: Make Your Own Takoyaki at Kenshin Makati

Soft and fluffy takoyaki!

Makati is quickly becoming one of the most sought after places for secret Japanese restaurants in the metro. From legit unagi restaurants to the famous Little Tokyo compound, this area is definitely the place to be if you’re looking for authentic flavors from Japan. We spotted this new restaurant that along Yakal that may just be your next favorite spot.

Kenshin Japanese Restaurant

Kenshin is one of the newest hole in the wall restaurants in Makati that specializes in traditional dishes like fresh sashimi, sushi rolls, set meals, and a unique DIY takoyaki experience.

Kenshin pertains to the X-shaped scar inflicted by the samurai sword. It’s also loosely translated from the Japanese characters 謙 (ken) meaning “humble, modest” and 信 (shin) meaning “trust, believe.” They only opened this year and has already gained a steady following among residents in the area and the late night Makati crowd (they close at 3 am). Kenshin is also best known for their make your own takoyaki set that lets customers mix and cook their own fluffy takoyaki balls on their tables.

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Fun fact: Kenshin’s logo seem familiar? If you’re a fan of the anime Rurouni Kenshin, you’ll instantly recognize the x-shaped scar!

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Here are a few of their starters:


California Maki | Photo from @marklouiecc


Their fresh sashimi are very affordable, this salmon sashimi costs P225. They also have an assorted sushi platter (P498).

Salmon Sashimi | Photo from @joshmahinay


Choose from a variety of ramen bowl sets and dry noodles like this sizzling yakisoba.

Sizzling Yakisoba | Photo from @aiveejoy

Set Meals (P248 and up)

Kenshin’s set meals come with a serving of  rice, miso soup, a side dish, and your main course.

Chicken Karaage Set | Photo from @jeffereychow


Their signature dish! Kenshin lets you cook your own takoyaki for only P288! Each serving comes with a pitcher of their special batter, fresh vegetables, seafood toppings and other spices.

Here’s how to make your own takoyaki:

Step 1: Put oil on the special takoyaki cooker

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Step 2: Pour the batter

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Step 3: Mix in fresh vegetables and other ingredients like squid, meats, etc.

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Step 4: Garnish with spices and special takoyaki sauce

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P.S. Kenshin also offers DIY Sushi!

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Don’t forget to finish off your meals with a serving of their sake and special desserts like coffee jelly.

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Reservations are accepted
The Linear Tower, Yakal St cor Mayapis, San Antonio, Makati
(0917) 551-4605
Store hours: M-Su: 11AM-3AM

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