There are things you can't do when you're sick with shingles. One of them is not being there when the Mismukuno branch in Ayala opened where the staff danced to the tune of Voltes V.

Soon after i recovered though, my sister and i visited the place and had ourselves seated by the prep area where a train set carrying food makes its trip from the kitchen and back to the customer's area.

The ambiance of the place felt fine, with the large wall to the side painted with several Japanese anime characters ranging from the pioneers like Astroboy, Mazinger Z, and Voltes V to conteporaries such as Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece.

The food that they serve are mostly short orders, with the exception of their maki rolls. To start the meal we were given a bowl of miso soup to be followed by beef teppanyaki, a plate of sunrise roll, salmon sashimi, ika sashimi, hibachi tofu, kakiage, and a bowl of beef gyudon. To end the meal, we shared scoops of matcha ice cream.

The dishes are fairly cheap with the exception of their short rib and angus beef orders.

Ayala Cebu

A: 3.25/5

The food itself is delicious and the beef is tender enough. The restaurant's appeal is to show you your food while it is being cooked.

Not to mention the revolving train moving around the center work area. They happen to have unlimited miso soup, perfect for those who like their hot soups.

The hibachi tofu is to die for, as you can taste the sweet butter sauce on top of the tofu fried in, yes, you guessed it, butter. The sashimi were served in little saucers with ice to keep the temperature of the fish fresh. Overall, i think they did a good job.


As you can tell from the food we ordered, we weren't really too hungry when we dined at Boosog (which is a pun on the Tagalog term for busog which literally means full from food).

The menu here is reasonably priced and their fare consists of traditional Filipino food. We ordered a variety of meat and seafood and we actually still had room for dessert!

This restaurant is worth coming back to but the parking is such a hassle that if you want the same type of dishes, you might as well go to Chika-an at Ayala although you will be paying for a premium.

Verdict: 3/5