Japanese Restaurants in Resorts World Manila: MR. KUROSAWA in Newport Mall is serving Euro-Japanese Fusion Food

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February 24, 2012 by jotan23

Japanese Restaurants in Resorts World Manila: MR. KUROSAWA in Newport Mall is serving Euro-Japanese Fusion Food

Mr. Kurosawa Euro-Japanese hits its 3rd year of operations (for the Eastwood branch) and 2nd year (for the Resorts World Manila branch).”  

“Inspired by the late Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, the flagship restaurant opened last February 12, 2009 at the ground floor of the Eastwood Mall, Libis, Quezon City, promising a new concept in fusion restaurant dining which is a notch higher than what the founders had done before – Japanese cuisine with a touch of European flair.” 

“The concept doesn’t end with the food itself, but with the whole package of the restaurant, as it is completely true to what it promises to be. The bold architectural design of the interiors that generates hip ambiance and chic atmosphere exhibited through red velvet curtains, dark furniture and orange bricked walls which are pretty much very European, with stark accents of purple and red through the unlikely combined chopsticks-inspired wall design, the cleverly designed backlit posters hanging on the ceiling with animal skin patterns as displays that are very contemporary mixed up with classic samurai and geisha graphics, the wide mirrors giving a spacious illusion to the place, and the music that has touches of the sound of the Tokyo Fashion District, make the diners feel the amazing clash of the east and the west.” The interior and the ambiance makes Mr. Kurosawa Japanese Restaurant a great party place for friends and family 🙂

Mr. Kurosawa has found an extension of its home, the 2nd Floor of Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. The people behind it promise to give more of what it had given before more than what is only seen by the eyes – excellent food, unparalleled value for money and passion for outstanding service.”

“Set to raise the bar this year, the 3 chefs behind the success of Mr. Kurosawa are ready to serve you 3 new items this first quarter of the year:”

1. Fish Katsu (Php 268)
2. Shrimp Katsu (Php 398)
3. Ebi Katsu with Wasabi Mango Mayo (Php 398)
4. Tonkatsu or Torikatsu (Php 288)


1. Red Angel or Sakura (Strawberry Yakult Milk Tea)
2. White Forest or Sanjuru (Winter Melon Milk Tea)
3. Rhapsody in Spring or Yojimbo (Matcha Milk Tea)


1. Last Samurai Chicken Wings (Php 298)

FISH KATSU (Php 268)
Fish lovers will love this fried dory – crispy on the outside, juicy inside!
It comes with fries, salad and spicy ebiko mayo.

The shrimp pancakes come in 5 pcs. 
I just love how they made the patties with the mix of chopped shrimps, veggies and bread crumbs.
The chili plum sauce is the perfect partner! 🙂
super yummy!!!

This dish comes with 5 pcs of fried shrimps.
It was like eating huge “camarons.”
It was so crunchy that I ate all part of it – even the tail!
The sauce was surprisingly NOT spicy. 
It tasted more like MANGO MAYO with a hint of wasabi 🙂
(perfectly safe for kids)

TONKATSU (Pork Katsu – Php 288)
TORIKATSU (Chicken Katsu – Php 288)
The tonkatsu-torikatsu dish is served with a 3-way sauce:
spicy ebiko mayo, tonkatsu sauce, wasabi mayo
I tried the pork and chicken, which are both good but the torikatsu made a more lasting impression on me.
The breading was fried to a golden brown finish, locking all the juice of the chicken fillet in.
FYI, this is served with Japanese coleslaw salad and  rice (plain gohan or Japanese fried rice)

TIP: Mix the ebiko mayo and tonkatsu sauce. Dunk the katsu. 
Eat and enjoy! 

(Left to Right) Sanjuru, Sakura, Yojimbo 
(Regular Php 65-70; Large Php 95-100)
All drinks come with chewy sago (tapioca) 
and cut crytals (nata de coco)

SANJURU or WinterMelon Milk Tea
This is Assam Black Tea mixed with powdered milk and sugar syrup. 
Mildly sweet. Very refreshing!

Sakura or Strawberry Yakult Milk Tea
The sweet smell of strawberries brought delight to my senses. 
The strawberry iced tea was carefully blended with Assam black tea and yakult which gave it a sweet tangy taste.
YUMMY to the last drop.

Yojimbo or Matcha Milk Tea
Imagine green tea ice cream with red beans put together in a drink.. yep! That’s Yojimbo!

Think Japanese Chicken Bonchon!!!
Four HUGE yummy chicken wings were deep-fried in a special sauce, dipped in corn syrup and Korean sauce with peanuts on top.
This was the favorite among the group! ♥♥♥
It’s amazing how the chickens stay crunchy even after an hour 🙂


Chef Christine Nicole Nicolas

“A very familiar name in the list of today’s new breed of restaurateurs, she graduated from the Center of Culinary Arts in Manila, and continued her studies at the Culinary Institute of America in New York, U.S.A. Her first work was with her family business, the renowned Red Crab Seafood and Steaks. At present, she is the corporate chef and part-owner of SumoSam Group of Restaurants (SumoSam Steaks Seafood and Sushi, John and Yoko Cosmopolitan Japanese, Marciano’s Pizza Pasta and Steaks, Mr. Kurosawa Euro-Japanese).”

Chef Benjamin Gonzales
“The executive chef of the SumoSam Group of Restaurants (SumoSam, John and Yoko, Marciano’s, Mr. Kurosawa), he has gone a very long way in the restaurant business. From his humble beginnings working as a kitchen helper at Ray Mariz Catering Services from 1978 to 1982, he further acquired more exposure in the industry by joining the famous Furusato Japanese Restaurant as a server and eventually as a cook, from 1985 up to 1993. In those years, he became the head chef taking charge over the branches at Roxas Boulevard and Glorietta. Concurrently, he managed to take the same position as head chef at the Zen Restaurant. In 2005, he became part of the SumoSam family, continuing to explore and extend the boundaries of Japanese cuisine, passing on the knowledge and expertise to subsequent generation of aspiring chefs.”

Chef Florabel Co-Yatco
“A recognizable character in the restaurant industry, she is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Managementin University of Santo Tomas in 1995, a consistent Student’s Achievement Awardee and a medalist in the Market Basket Category (Mini Chefs on Parade) during her college days. She carefully and continuously made her mark in the industry, setting off at the commissary of Via Mare Seafood Restaurant and Le SouffléRestaurant and Wine Bar. In 1997, she was a chef tournant at Fashion CaféRestaurant. She became executive sous chef and operations manager at Le SouffléTop of the Citi from 1998 to 2004. From 2005 up to present, she is the president and CEO of her chain of 12 restaurants (Florabel, Floring’s, Crisostomo, Market on 5th, Sweet Pea, Johnny Chow, Elias). She is also one of the important people behind the success of Mr. Kurosawa Euro-Japanese. “

Euro-Japanese Restaurant

Ground Floor of Eastwood Mall, 
Libis, Quezon City
Store Hours: 
Sunday to Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., 
Friday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Telephone Number: (02) 901-0825.

2nd Floor, Newport Mall, 
Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, 
Store Hours: 
Monday to Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Telephone Number:  (02) 973-6213.

MR. KUROSAWA complete menu:

Japanese Restaurants in Resorts World Manila: 
MR. KUROSAWA in Newport Mall is serving Euro-Japanese Fusion Food

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