Jap Jap Jo Diner: Aromatic Spices, Inspiring Dishes

Iloilo is not just a Korean Restaurant haven but slowly becoming a Japanese foodie favorite. Flavors from the land of the rising sun are well-loved by the people from the city of love. The taste of Japan is worlds apart from the taste of our local dishes yet Ilonggos are loving it.

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One solid proof is the number of Japanese restaurants around the busy streets of Iloilo City. One of these mention-worthy spots that you must try is Jap Jap Jo Diner. They serve delicious yet affordable meals.

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Jap Jap Jo Diner Menu

Aside from ramen, you can have a lot from here. From gyoza to sushi, they have a good number of Japanese meals that the locals can try.

jap jap jo iloilo menu

jap jap jo menu

Read also: The Best Restaurants in Iloilo

What We  Had

Tonkatsu

Tonkatsu is a Japanese dish that consists of a breaded, deep-fried pork cutlet.

Tonkatsu
 

Shoyu Ramen

Shoyu ramen is a ramen dish with a broth made of soy sauce. Shoyu means soy sauce in Japanese
 
shoyu ramen
 

Tantanmen

Tantanmen is a Japanese version of Chinese Sichuan Dan Dan Noodles. It consists of fresh wheat-based ramen noodles served in a savory broth of sesame or peanut paste and soy milk.
 
jap jap jo tantanmen
 

Tempura

Tempura is a popular Japanese deep-fried dish of seafood and vegetables encased in a light yet crispy batter.
 
jap jap jo tempura
 

Gyoza

Gyozas are Japanese dumplings that are typically made with pork and vegetable filling. They are pan-fried or steamed and are often served with a dipping sauce.
 
jap jap jo gyoza

See also: The Best Ramen in Iloilo

How to Get There

This branch of Jap Jap Jo is located inside Central Park in Taft, Mandurriao, Iloilo City. There are several jeepney options you can ride for convenience.

If you are from Festive/Megaworld area, the exact ones passing Taft road are the following:

#21 TAGBAK – FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB VIA SM CITY/ATRIA

#23 MOHON – MANDURRIAO BUSINESS DISTRICT

Central Park is located in the middle part. You can actually ride any jeepney passing by Diversion Road and drop by Jollibee Taft North and walk a little going Central Park. Here are the possible jeepneys:

#4 UNGKA-ILOILO CITY VIA DIVERSION FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB LOOP

#5 FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB ILOILO CITY PROPER VIA SM CITY

#12 MANDURRIAO – MOLO VIA FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB LOOP

# 13 HIBAO-AN – ILOILO CITY PROPER VIA TABUCAN/ FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB

#14 HIBAO-AN TO JARO VIA ABETO/ WESTERN/ FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB

#20 VILLA -JARO VIA SOOC/OÑATE/FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB

#21 TAGBAK – FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB VIA SM CITY/ATRIA

#23 MOHON – MANDURRIAO BUSINESS DISTRICT

#24 LA PAZ – FESTIVE WALK TRANSPORT HUB VIA NABITASAN LOOP

Read also: The Ultimate Guide to Iloilo City Jeepney Routes

 

 

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Sheila is a digital marketing enthusiast and obsessed in promoting Iloilo. She is a kdrama fan, a dog person and a certified foodie!

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