What to Eat at Hodai

What to Eat at Hodai

5 Unli Japanese and Korean Food to enjoy at Hodai

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Hodai opened its doors in May 2019 marking their 100th day with an anniversary promo, for the whole month of August and September. Owned/operated by Korean siblings, Hodai imbibes a fusion of Japanese and Korean culture in a Philippine setting.
what to eat at hodai

Korean restaurants now are competitive, the way they observed how Filipinos enjoy the Japanese food in spite of the high-end market it caters. While Korean restaurants in the market share a fair amount of followers. All sorts of thematic Korean are popping in and out of Manila and their prices are less expensive compared to Japanese restaurants. “Actually, Korean and Japanese ingredients are very similar. In Korea, there are many Japanese restaurants, so what they did (the Japanese chefs) is to develop their recipes using Korean ingredients. They were able to cut the cost a little lower,” according to Ms. Sam Chung. The same concept they thought in putting up Hodai, to make it more affordable so other (common) people can taste both cultures without sacrificing the quality of food. With Hodai, majority of the ingredients are imported from Japan and Korea, while the supplemental ingredients such as the flour, sugar, salt, and other condiments are locally procured. They used Japanese ingredients and mixed it up with Korean ingredients. “Actually, Japanese food is more salty and sweet, but Koreans love spicy and salty food. Based on my experience for five years here in the Philippines, many Filipinos who eat in Korean resto likes something spicy” said Ms. Chung.

What to eat at Hodai: 5 Unli Japanese and Korean Food to enjoy at Hodai
The best Hodai experience are these JapKor dishes, available in value set, silver set, and gold set. Prices from the promo until September 2019 starts at P199 per head.
what to eat at hodai
1. Mixed ebi and vegetable tempura hodai, with kani salad and tofu with special sauce hodai. 

what to eat at hodai
Roll tower, served on special occasions

what to eat at hodai
2. Mixed sushi roll platter hodai

what to eat at hodai
3. Cheese cream spicy BBQ bowl hodai, one of Hodai's bestseller. Served in hot grilled plate. 

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4. Korean Fried Chicken (like karaage) and pork tonkatsu hodai

5. Rose cream pasta hodai, is a mild spicy pasta with seafood.

Suit yourself up, Hodai has a station where you can serve yourself with unlimited rice and miso soup. Refreshments and desserts are available at a separate cost.
what to eat at hodai
People find Hodai unique and modest, this is why they are making a buzz in Quezon City through word of mouth from family and friends on social media. They have a spacious place and strategic location, only a few blocks from the main road of West Avenue. Since Filipinos enjoy gatherings and celebrations, this is an ideal place to try – a JapKor fusion buffet setting. Hodai targets the middle age group, even the kids as Ms. Chung observed, they learn to embrace the tempuras and tonkatsus as they did in comparison to these kids who used to frequent our local chicken fast food. For birthdays, they offer an alternative to layered cakes, this time it’s made up of layered sushi rolls presented as Roll Tower.
what to eat at hodai
 1960's residential house converted into an Asian fusion restaurant

Hodai captures the Filipino dining preferences, they love to eat out, party around with good food, and enjoy unlimited or “eat all you can,” after all Hodai means unlimited and everything in Hodai is unlimited.

Thanks to Mr. Rence Chan of Walk with Chan and Ms. Sam Chung.

View Hodai's interior on Foodamn Philippines IG 
Don’t forget to book an appointment to secure your foodie adventures.

AUG-SEPT Promo: 100th Days Anniversary with 50% OFF on weekdays and 40% OFF on weekends/holidays.

Weekday (Mon to Fri)
Value Set - P399 to P199
Silver Set - P499 to P249
Gold Set - P599 to P299

Weekends and Holidays
Silver Set - P499 to P299
Gold Set - P599 to P359

what to eat at hodai

Hodai Restaurant
14 Examiner Street, Barangay West Triangle, Quezon City
(Globe) 0956-460-5848 / (Smart) 0920-234-1200
Operational Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM


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