Brimming with dinners chattering amongst each other whilst BBQ-ing their food, this Japanese yakiniku restaurant boasts a very simple menu and puts the focus back on you and your own grilling experience. It’s deceptively, deliciously simple!
The raw food arrives your table swiftly, presented artfully on white plates. We eagerly cooked up a storm on the oiled hot plates, with each piece taking mere seconds to sear on each side. The special beef ribs (¥95) come thinly sliced and boneless. The slivers of meat glisten as they sizzle on the hot plate, and they’re are paired beautifully with the salt and herb mix provided. We also thoroughly enjoy the caveman appeal of the chunky French lamb chops (¥52) that arrive standing jauntily upright on the plate. Tender and pre-seasoned with a spiced salt, the full flavour of the lamb is well-received.
The miso boneless chicken (¥28) is another winner, especially considering the price. We found it was best to cook the smooth chunks until they’re slightly charred, just to offsetting the mild sweet and salty flavour of the miso. We were delighted that the huge scallops with butter (¥24) come on the shell, allowing you pour in a little sauce before grilling–just be careful not to overcook them. Mushrooms are served with each side dish, but our order of Portobello mushrooms (¥10) were still very welcome. Plump and juicy, their simplicity offsets the strong flavours of the meats perfectly.
Attentive service and spotless tables make this a great and reasonably-priced restaurant to enjoy dinner with friends. We’ll be back!
My 2nd review in City Weekend
It’s the “Grill It Up” article 🙂
Love the wood decor at Yakiniku Master Retaurant
They serve hot tea and marshmallows whilst you wait. LOVE THAT!!
An absolutely beautiful bottle of water, with herbs and stuff in it
Dipping sauces and condiments
Calpis soft drink, and Oolong tea
Scallops with butter
Special beef ribs
Boneless miso chicken
French lamb chops
The food merrily grilling away