From the name itself, John and Yoko gives you an idea of unison and love, applied on food of course. The restaurant reminds us of one of the famous members of The Beatles, John Lennon, and his Japanese wife, Yoko Ono. (#NoPapa, we are not from the generation you’re thinking right now. #YesPapa, we love music, and we research, hehe)
Prepare for the rumble, make it double!
John and Yoko Fusion Restaurant
John and Yoko is a cosmopolitan restaurant known for its innovative fusion cuisines. We did just ten cart wheels to get there in Greenbelt 5, excited to taste their intriguing dishes.
The restaurant adopts Japanese theme in their interior and uses pastel colors which are pleasing to the eyes.
Upon seating, we didn’t know there’s a touch of Manila here since we found some Manila paper place mats! Hehe, just kidding.
John and Yoko: What We Ordered
So here are some selected dishes from their menu.
Cheesy Chicken Teriyaki – Php 278
Sounds weird at first for a sushi roll but this one surely did not disappoint our sushi cravings. The cheddar surprisingly went well and made each bite creamy.
Dynamite Roll (#NoPapa) – Php 328
I honestly did not know where to find the “dynamite” in the Dynamite Roll aside from the booming effect of the taste of crispy anchovies on top of the salmon sashimi. Well for us, it made the rolls not just pricey but salty as well.
Salmon Carpaccio (#YesPapa) – Php 358
These are slices of fresh salmon soaked in Ponzu sauce, topped with shredded parmesan and arugula leaves! The cut of the salmon is around 2 millimeters thick each which makes it more absorbent of the taste. This is definitely a must-try!
Crispy Gyudon – Php 348
Classic gyudon savory taste, but with a whole new texture.
Gyu Yakinikudon – Php 348
This is very similar to Filipino’s beef tapa. Although the sweetness is more powerful than saltiness. While we are not fond of sweet viands, this might be enjoyable to you.
The torikatsu curry is good. However, it still does not compare with our favorite katsu restaurant. (Watch out for our revelation on this.)
John and Yoko’s serving of their gyudon and curry bowls is only good for one. We tried to share them but we were all hungry so some of us were not able to try all. Awww. In general, we find these bowls quite pricey.
Chicken and Shrimp Japaella (#YesPapa) – Php 598.00
This tastes like a celebration of love in every subo! You should not miss this one when you visit the restaurant.
Chicken Karaage Paella – Php 558.00
This paella has a calmer taste than the first one, since this one’s focused on the chicken. But both are really tasty and satisfying to our tummies.
The pizza is good on its own. We just realized that it doesn’t go well with the other food we ordered. If you’re planning to have merienda, you should try this.
Their sukiyaki has a fine soup and full of ingredients. Don’t forget to put the egg immediately while it’s hot.
That’s all for our John and Yoko experience. We hope you get to try it too and comment what you think below. Please scroll a little more for Johnny’s recommendations. Thank you!
Note: Prices are subject to 10% service charge before VAT