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“Different but great Experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hodori Korean & Japanese Restaurant

Hodori Korean & Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #53 of 321 Restaurants in Baguio
Cuisines: Asian, Korean, Japanese, Sushi
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Baguio City, Baguio, Philippines
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Different but great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

Great service and good food. Service staff took time to explain what was the menu and with very good recommendations. The food arrived on time. During the meal, the staff were very attentive and were very pleasant despite guests continuously pouring in.

Visited April 2013
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19 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Any
English first
Baguio, Philippines
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“It used to be great”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2013

My fiancee and i used to visit the place when it used to be along session road (now Dad&I) even when they transferred beside 5 cents up along Mabini. The staff were courteous and diligent and all the food were at its best quality. Balance of taste and composition of the dish were carefully thought of and checked before being sent out of the kitchen to our table. All the kitchen and restaurant staff were keen to details as what an authentic Japanese or Korean restaurant would be. The area was very clean and well maintained with no trace of rubbish even in the toilets. We enjoyed every visit and look forward to returning since we haven't come across any problem at all. However, after two years of studying abroad and finally returning home, i was craving for some Japanese food which i really missed so much as well as the staff who were really nice. But lo and behold! it was like entering another dimension! a place that wasn't supposed to be there! no familiar faces and the ambiance had drastically changed into something negative urging me to turn back and go somewhere else. but i was persistent as i missed the place so much. i thought it might just be the place or so i thought. we ordered the usual food that we would have in our anniversary(monthsary- if such a word exists) Don buri-rice toppings. it took a very long time than usual before the free appetizers arrived and i was surprised that the quality might somehow degraded or it must be because i was chewing betel nut which could have affected the taste. Then, food arrived. it didn't look appetizing, something was wrong with the presentation as if someone just threw everything in the bowl in a hurry. and the taste? i dunno how to describe it. i need to consult merriam webster for the right adjectives to put how i felt during that time into words. its somewhere between awful and disgusting. I will give credit to the service for there effort but sadly, its not working! everything was a mess and the toilets are not cleaned or maintained. someone needs to save that place or change the menu into something that your chefs have strength and confidence in doing. The price does not correspond to the quality of food nor service. Im just being honest and this is my unbiased review

Visited November 2012
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Baguio, Baguio, Philippines
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“wish it was a bigger place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2012

just another korean restaurant up in baguio. the food is good, where they provide you with the typical korean side dishes. there is a good variety in their menu from samgyupsal to a good number of hot soup.

dining here is good, in fact, it's really good. but the place needs a lot of improvement. not good for a large group as the seats are really tiny. there is also that greasy feel on their tables and everything. you would not be surprised going home and finding your shirt with black patches of greasy dirt.

otherwise, enjoy the food!

Visited February 2012
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1 Thank Herman D
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Baguio
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“Deteriorating Service and Tidiness”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2012

I have been visiting this place regularly with friends due to the service and fairly priced delicious food they have for their customers. But the last time i was there, there was only one waitress giving service, obviously tired and overwhelmed doing the job alone. Our orders was served after a long time of waiting. On the way to the toilet were stocks of dirty containers and the toilet itself obviously needs some renovation. Also smoking should be prohibited on the area because there wasn't enough ventilation of air. It's sad to see this place go down due to lack of maintenance and perhaps effective management.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank MilesExplorer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Recommendable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

They have superb food with considerable price.good and friendly service.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Waxe514
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