Thursday, December 30, 2010

Finally... a trip to YAKIMIX

I was really excited when I found out that Yakimix will open another branch in Greenbelt since I find the MOA and Tomas Morato branches too far from my place. But alas, my plans to visit the place always get canceled for several reasons—stomach ache, flu, friends on diet, etc.

Anyway, I finally had the chance to eat at Yakimix (yey!) and I was not really surprised when I saw some people waiting to be seated. We waited for an hour before we could get a table (and yes to those evil minded readers, with chairs). I first took the salmon sashimi since that’s my favorite followed by kani sticks and several kinds of maki such as veggie maki, kani maki, and kappa maki.

*Off to the REAL food area* I also took some chapche (Korean stir fried noodles with vegetables), kimchi, lechon macau, fried rice, broccoli with shrimp, mushrooms, and samgyeopsal. I had a hard time finishing my plate (and I had to if I want to avail the Php. 499 no left over price). I was not able to go back for another plate but I can’t help get another serving of salmon sashimi.  I still made sure though that I get to try the desserts. I tried the macaroon, chocolate crinkle, coffee jelly, and blueberry cheesecake, and this chocolate covered pastry (I do not know what it is called). 

VERDICT: The main dishes, sashimi, and maki are good. It was well cooked and the sashimi is fresh unlike other restaurants. The dessert was a bit of a disappointment. It was on the bland side. The cheesecake lacked the tangy taste I was looking for. In fact, it tasted like warm whipped cream. 

For Php. 499 (plus Php. 65 for bottomless drink) it was a good deal. Just make sure you stuff yourself with lots of sashimi and maki since those are the dishes I find most expensive.  Do not bother going to the pastries area. Ice cream will do to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Service was quite terrible though. Servers were not smiling and they were quite rude when serving us drinks. They must remember that even though the restaurant is always packed with people, it does not mean that EVERYONE will go back. Service is part of the total restaurant experience. It might take me a while before I consider going back just because of the bad service.

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