What’s not to like at Sukidesu Davao?

What’s not to like at Sukidesu Davao?

“Lami na, barato pa!”

That’s definitely something simple that I can describe  when me and my friends we’re invited to dine at Sukidesu Modern Japanese Cuisine street dining. It’s a small Japanese restaurant that’s situated at Aurora Quezon, Roxas street at the heart of Davao City.

Sukidesu made a noise when they were featured by many Davao bloggers and vloggers and since then, many Davaoeños and even tourists have flocked coming to this restaurant.

Budget-friendly Japanese street dining

We can never deny the fact that most Davaoeños loved Japanese foods and Japanese restaurants are even sprouting like mushrooms from north to south!

However, when it comes to street dining, I know most of us are familiar with Kaizen who made a mark in bringing Japanese street dining to Davao. I have dined there too and without a doubt their Japanese dishes are superb. However, when it comes to price especially for my favourites: Sushi rolls, Sashimi, Ramen and rice toppings – it’s a bit pricy though.

But but but at Sukidesu, even with a budget of Php 200 to Php 500, you’ll definitely enjoy different Japanese dishes.

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Menu by Sukidesu modern japanese cuisine

We also had the chance to interview one of the owners, Chef Tom. I asked him a couple of questions like how they came about putting up the business, the branding, pricing and etc. Sukidesu Davao started small by putting up their own stall at Roxas night market in 2016. Chef Tom and his colleagues were inspired by the street dining in Japan and decided to put up their own. And earlier this year, they built their first physical store (not stall) in order for them to serve people better and just to try out if their business will click in the market. They named it “suki desu” because it means “I like it” in Japanese. The restaurant really lived up to its name because who would have thought that in the span of 6 months, they’ve gained patrons flocking in their restaurants from students, professionals and even Japanese tourists – who are patiently waiting in line just to dine in! Another reason as well it’s because their modern version of Japanese cuisines are taste bud-friendly and tummy-friendly and not to mention expense-worthy!

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With chef Tom
Sukidesu modern japanese cuisine
with chef Tom and co-admins in Inside Davao City Page

Despite of the rain, we still enjoy our conversation with chef Tom. They served us the following (in photos) best selling dishes that I must say have very complementing taste.

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Black Ramen with Pork slice
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Sukidesu Maki
Sukidesu modern japanese cuisine | MJ Crave's Escape
Mt Apo Maki
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Pork Gyoza and Chicken Karaage
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Mango Samurai
Sukidesu modern japanese cuisine
Sorry… I forgot this name but this is Durian Ice cream with chia seeds and fried wanton wrapper
Sukidesu modern japanese cuisine
My favourite… Tempura Ice cream (fried ice cream wrapped in Tempura batter)

Store info:

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/sukidesu.japresto

Address: 679 Aurora Quezon street,  8000, Davao City

Store hours: 5pm to 12 midnight, Monday to Saturday

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