Konbini Japanese Store

Perhaps Konbini Japanese grocery and restaurant is well-known to people who live near Greenhills. This is a new experience for me, though, since I am more familiar with Japanese groceries/restaurants in Little Tokyo, being based in Makati for most of my career.

Anyway, for those who aren’t familiar with Japanese, “konbini” actually stands for “convenient store”. It’s written in katakana (コンビニ), which means that it is a foreign word that the Japanese localized. It’s also pronounced as “kombini”.

Konbini is such a pleasant place to be in, as the interiors look so very zen. When you want to dine in, you can order at the cashier and then wait for your orders at the table. Unfortunately, I think the cashier wasn’t paying attention since we had to go back and re-order (TWICE) what she forgot. I took photos of the three receipts just in case anyone would like to verify this statement, hehe.

Anyhoo…we ordered our standard Japanese favorites: tempura and ramen. BUT I forgot to take photos of the 5-piece tempura set (PhP360.00) while it was still pretty and not yet eaten up.

This is what the interiors look like. Cozy, isn’t it? I could stay in here for hours on end.

Ooh, look what I got from the grocery store! It’s green tea flavored KitKat (PhP170). For non-Filipinos, you can actually order this online at JList. I love this! It’s probably one of the reasons I’d go back.

Shoyu Ramen (PhP180), an all-time favorite. This is like my healthy comfort food (since most of my comfort foods involve lots of potatoes).

Hee. A photo of the KitKat bar and the cute little paper place mat. For posterity’s sake. =^.^=

Konbini Store is located at:
57 Connecticut St., Northeast Greenhills
San Juan, Metro Manila


  1. nagmamanman

    May 24, 2011 at 2:13 am

    My son's class at the Osaka School of Culinary Arts was adviced by their sensei, “never put up your food shop beside a kombini, you could never win.” 

  2. skysenshi

    May 24, 2011 at 7:45 am

    It's prolly why they combined the resto with the kombini. No lost sales. Haha!

  3. John Ray Cabrera

    May 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    is this cheaper than the ChitoStop at the Little Tokyo?

  4. skysenshi

    May 24, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    ChotoStop? It's prolly the same. It's been a while since I last stepped foot on Little Tokyo. Last year pa ata.

  5. Issa

    May 25, 2011 at 3:05 am

    the resto has really nice interiors!  this is far from me though….

  6. nagmamanman

    May 25, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Apparently, the Japanese are really kombini  folks. There seems to be one at every corner, and they all appear to make money. According to one Japanese friend, the only other type of shop more ubiquitous than the kombini are dentists' clinics. 🙂

  7. Mom-Friday

    May 25, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I live near here BUT still have not eaten there! hahaha….only bought a few Japanese ingredients and KitKat Wasabi!!!  🙂

  8. skysenshi

    May 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Oh, we have the same culture in the gaming industry. We eat at convenience stores. Haha! It's quicker and cheaper eh.

  9. skysenshi

    May 25, 2011 at 9:36 am

    It's far from me, too. 🙁 That's why I can only go whenever I have a class in UP.

  10. skysenshi

    May 25, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Alamo, I'm super curious about that Wasabi flavored KitKat. Haha!

  11. MrsMartinez

    May 27, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Finally na discover mo na din ang Konbini hehe

  12. skysenshi

    May 27, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Ang layo kasi sakin eh. Wah!

  13. Dionisio Santos

    May 31, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I always pass by that cute store, minsan nga masugod hahaha lagi ako kasi na GH, Glast Heim hahahaha 😀

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