Interesting Story

History of Komoro

KOMORO Japanese Dining is a Japanese restaurant chain which originated from Tokyo Japan. The history of Komoro in Philippine has started since 1992.

KOMORO Japanese Dining was one of the first pioneers to spread the authentic Japanese food at affordable price in the Philippines and we are satisfying customers ever since.

Since the opening of the store in SM Mega Mall, with everyone’s support, KOMORO Japanese Dining had been one of the most popular restaurants for their Japanese dishes. We were the first one to spread the concept of “Bento”, Japanese lunch box, to the people of Philippines. Now we have branches in SM Mega Mall, SM South Mall, and SM City San Lazaro.


"Dashi" is a trational Japanese broth that creates stronger flavor of "Umami". It's mainly used in Japanese soups and sauces, which provides a rich and comforting taste. The majority of KOMORO dishes consists "Dashi" in each recipe.


"Katsuobushi" is the Japanese name for a fried, fermented, and smoked skip jack tuna. the most traditional way of using "Katsuobushi" is to be shredded and to be boiled in water to extract "Dashi", broth.

Soba Noodle

Soba Noodles are known as buckwheat noodles and because it is made from buckwheat, the noodles tend to be grey in color. It is the one of the traditional noodles of Japan and this tradition originates from the Jomon Period, which is between 10,000 B.C. and 300 B.C. Soba noodles have antioxidants and 8 essential amino acids, including lysine, which is lacking in wheat. It has endless nutrition benefits, such as decreasing chloesterol, lowering the blood pressure, reducing fat accumulation, promoting healthy bowel movement, and keeping low calorie diet.

Sense of Taste

In all of the dishes that we provide, you will be able to taste "Umami". 
BUT... do you know what "Umami" is?

Sense of Taste – “Umami” (English translation: pleasant savory taste)

"Umami" is a flavor, which is recognized as a 5th taste, after salt, sweet, bitter, and sour. This sense of taste has been recognized in 1985 by a Japanese scientist, but people in Japan have recognized this sense over many years ago.
“Umami” can be found in vegetable, meat, cheese, but mostly in "Dashi", which is a traditional Japanese broth made from "Katsuobushi". “Katsobushi” is a dried, fermented, and smoked tuna, which is used in majority of Japanese and Komoro Dishes to create more “Umami”.
The word “Katsuobushi” can be abbreviated as “Bushi”, which also means Japanese warrior (“Samurai”).


Do you have a KatsuoBUSHI in you?