Tori Box Cafe (403 F. Calderon St., Little Baguio, San Juan)

PhotoGrid_1385301700495Date visited: October 2013

What we ordered:

Kani Salad, Beef Yakiniku Pita and Tori Katsu


Taste = 3.5/5

–          Since the restaurant’s name had “Tori” in it, we decided to try their Tori katsu (deep-fried breaded or battered chicken). It was somewhat of a scary experience since the meat looked a little undercooked. But on closer inspection and a few tastes, it was cooked. The taste was good but not really exceptional. We were looking for something special since katsu is what they say their specialty is. But it was just ok, including the sauce and side salad. The Beef Yakiniku Pita likewise tasted good but not out of the ordinary. The taste was like beef with sweet soy sauce inside pita bread. The Kani salad was ok. Fortunately, the taste was that of Japanese mayo and the lettuce was crisp.


Service = 3.5/5

–          There were only two tables filled and one of the tables was only ordering take out/take away when we got there. Unfortunately, we had to exert much effort in just calling the servers’ attention.


Ambience = 5/5

–          Although the dining area was small, the place had a good vibe to it. It was bright and clean and had interesting pictures and things on the walls and some were even hanging from the ceiling. It had a feeling of being a fun place to have a snack with someone.


Value for money = 3/5

–          The dishes were expensive considering the taste, quality and serving size. On the brighter side, the place had a good feel to it. Hopefully they can improve on the quality of their dishes so the good dining experience would be complete.

Click here for their Facebook page.

2 thoughts on “Tori Box Cafe (403 F. Calderon St., Little Baguio, San Juan)

  1. Liz says:

    I thought I didn’t know “Tori” but it turns out am very familiar with deep-fried breaded or battered chicken; I love it so much, but rather disappointed with the taste of the one you ate and the average service. At least you had a lovely ambience. Have a lovely week!

    • rey & lyn says:

      Fortunately the Tori katsu was not under-cooked or it would have caused a lot of trouble to our tummies. Good thing their place is very nice and neat, which made our experience a bit better. Have a splendid week too! 🙂

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