I first tried Tenya back in 2016, when they were fairly new here in Metro Manila. We’ve also eaten at their branch in Akihabara so I can say that the local franchise is spot-on in terms of presentation, taste, and food quality. We all know that almost all business sectors have been hard-hit by the pandemic and so Tenya recently launched its farm-to-table initiative, Tenya Lokal. Tenya has mostly used ingredients imported from Japan but with Tenya Lokal, they will be sourcing directly from local farmers and fisherfolk.
As a result, Tenya can provide a steady revenue stream for communities of farmers and fisherfolk. This local procurement of ingredients is also reflected in the pricing of the Tenya Lokal menu — Donburi prices start at P165 per order, Noodles and Maki sets at P125 per order, and Bento sets at P195 per order. Hubby and I went to take out some food from Tenya earlier today and I can say that the Tenya Lokal prices are much lower compared to the regular menu where a Donburi costs P300+.
I tried the Sukiyaki Bento (P245) and I enjoyed it a lot. The beef is tender, the rice is of good quality, and the makis and dessert completed my meal.
These are the Chicken Karaage Don and Ebi Ten Don. Both are priced at P165. I honestly did not notice any dip in quality with the lower prices.
The Tenya Lokal menu looks like this. You can find it at all Tenya branches. I think it’s great value for money, especially now that we have to be more prudent with our spending. If you can’t go to a Tenya branch, Tenya is available at GrabFood, Foodpanda, and Pickaroo so you can easily order for delivery.
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