Yayoi

3/F Mega B, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Yayoi
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20 Reviewers

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  • 3 stars 4
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 22 Reviews
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Category:
Japanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Tei A.
2.0 Stars
5

Nothing special. The fish wasnt fresh, tasted so "fishy". All the rest were ok.

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Inna A.
3.0 Stars
3

When Yayoi first opened, they were reasonably priced.

395PHP for the Namban Teishoku set meal.

Now it's peiced at 450PHP, plus the miso soup upgrade of 70PHP (which was super sulit imho kasi ang daming clams, as in), I ended up paying 546PHP.

Nope. Too much na. I could feed two people at another restaurant for almost 600PHP. Not worth it anymore.

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Shaine M.
4.0 Stars

Disclaimer: coffee is from Satchmi and this is a VERY late post

The set meal is sooo yummy and filling. The soup and side dish alone were great. Unfortunately due to time constraint, was not able to extend my lunch to enjoy extra rice. Lol

I forgot what is the exact name of my order but it's a set meal of perfectly thin beef and tempura. Side dish of miso soup, cold tofu and pickled veggies complement the whole meal.

The ipad thingy is added bonus. Makes service waaaay more faster than a regular restaurant. And it makes me not so guilty from keeping a server stationed by my side while waiting for me to order. Check the menu, choose, tap away to order, eat, tap to pay. Easy!

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Jancy D.
4.0 Stars
2

The ipad thingy in every table caught our attention, so we decide to try it out... because everything needs to be tap through the ipad the service was amazing. You don't need to raise your hand every now and then if you need something or have an additional order. Even on billing out is as easy as tap tap tap.. But the food is just fine it's not as good as the other katsu that I have had before..
I wasn't able to take note of the price but it wasn't that pricey.

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars
3

Heard a lot about this place ! So whyyy not give it a shot!

Technology technology technology! This place has an ipad ordering system. Pretty cool! Japan is known to be a techy place and I love that they have brought it here in the PH. I love going to restos like this wherein it is out of the ordinary. 128077🏻 it surely creates a one of a kind experience.

I browsed their menu using the ipad and I immediately chose katsu toji jyu which is kinda like your katsudon. It came with rice, soup and a side of pickles.

My katsu was thick and a bit dry. I wish they soaked it more in the sauce. It would have been much better. But I still gobbled it up. I also liked their miso soup and super loved the pickles. Yum! Wish these were refillable.

Service was quick and staff were super attentive and kind to assist first timers 128077🏻

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Karla C.
3.0 Stars

Yayoi sadly failed to meet expectations. It tasted like any other typical Japanese restaurant I've tried before. In fact, I dare say I've had better and they were a lot more affordable.
I was not impressed by the food. Their best seller, Namban Teishoku, was nothing but breaded chicken topped with egg sandwich spread. Although I must admit their concept of set meals is really ideal for Filipinos who are used to budget meals. We also tried the Namban Teishoku and again I’ve had better. Although I would still want to try their other selections. I might be pleasantly surprised.
Ordering was done through an iPad which made it a lot easier and they deserve a commendation because the food was delivered in no time. Their servers were all very pleasant and really helpful.
The restaurant layout and design was generally ok. They followed the Japanese interior design aesthetic.
Overall, it wasn’t that bad but I was hoping for great. Still, do not take this off from your to try list just yet because they haven’t been open for that long when we visited the place so hopefully it can still get better. #UnicornGiveaway

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Marian A.
3.0 Stars

Food was delicious but quantity's not commensurate with the price. I didn't feel full after the meal, which is unusual for a Japanese meal. This wont be somewhere I would eat regularly. Maybe only when I feel like eating Japanese food alone

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Krizta T.
5.0 Stars

I love the eel! A bit pricey but so worth it 9996🏻️

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Kitkat G.
5.0 Stars
3

I've heard good things about this restaurant and it really does live up to my expectations.

The staff was kind enough to keep us on the list since my brother was not yet physically present for us to eat together which kind of sucked.

We ordered the Teishoku which was composed of the main course with rice, miso soup, and side dish. I had the Miso Katsu Teishoku and my brothers had the Mix Toju. Both equally delicious! The mains were tender and everything was just sarap! And the IPAD menu was super efficient. Love it 128522

Will definitely be back!

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Anthony J.
5.0 Stars

Oh my! The food here is so good! Fall in line. Its worth it.

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Kyle B.
4.0 Stars
2

Got to try this new Japanese resto yesterday with my mommah and brother. Ordering was super quick, thanks to the iPad. Our orders were also served fast, siguro we had to wait for only 10 minutes. Lovette!

I got the Mix Toji Teishoku (P425). It was a combo of Katsu, Beef and 1 pc of shrimp tempura. Set meal na rin siya so it included rice, tofu salad (?) and a bowl of miso soup. I had my soup upgraded to the one with clams but medyo nagsisi ako, I didn't like it that much, sana plain miso soup nalang. 128517 The food tasted good!! Beef was soft and flavorful, same goes sa katsu and shrimp. I didn't get to try my brother's unagi but he was satisfied, to think na maarte yung dila nun. Hehe.

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
3

Japanese cuisine has always been my favorite. I got really excited when this resto opened. Ordering and paying for your food are done through a tablet which is connected to their system. It was so fun and easy to use.

We ordered:
Shoga Yaki Teishoku and Katsu Toji Teishoku which include miso soup, salad and rice. Complete meal in a tray, for only 395PHp each.

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Dennis O.
4.0 Stars
4

November 1 is one of those day that we can convince my dad to go to Megamall since its less traffic and less crowded during all saints day. For this year Nov 1, after visiting my grandparents we suggested to have lunch in Yayoi. We manage to convince my dad since we said the magic word Japanese food!

Yayoi is a Japanese franchise that uses iPad technolgy for their ordering system. You press the ipad to input your order and this will be directly called out in the kitchen. If you are not that techy they have a hard copy of the menu and you can ask the waiter to input the order on your behalf.

Yayoi specialize in Teishoku, which is a japanese complete set meal similar to a bento box. Their Teishoku price ranges from around 300-500PHP. For the price the downside for me is that their rice, salad and miso soup are currently not yet refillable. But the waiter told me that they are planning/studying to make it refillable in the future similar to their japan branches.

My order for this lunch was the mix toji teishoku since I can't decide what to get. This is a great option since its a combination of fried shrimp, porkloin and sukiyaki beef. Tastewise it was very delicious and a little bit on the sweet side because of the sukiyaki. The porkloin and beef were very tender and very well cooked. The fried shrimp is equally good. This came with a tofu with jelly like dessert/appetizer that has quite an interesting taste. I also want to commend the bowl of rice since it was also japnese rice good! For 400+ this set was not bad and worth it.

Also got to try some of my mom Tororo Nanbe Teishoku. It was a pork and chicken balls noodle kind of dish with a with grated yum. I love the soup and the flavorful ingredients. The tororo yum for me didn't taste anything but got a great porridge like texture. This was also good but not sure why combine this with a bowl miso soup and rice. Just a bit weird combination for a noodle set.

Overall I love the concept and the service. Food was delicious! Hoping to comeback when the matcha mochi dessert is available.128522128077

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Ted R.
4.0 Stars
4

Tried this new Japanese place in Megamall. It's a franchise from Japan and it just opened recently. There are Japanese staff supervising the whole operation. The resto space is not big so be prepared to wait for a table during peak hours. There are touch screen monitors at the tables for you to electronically place your orders and to call the staff. They have set meals as well as ala carte dishes. Wide selection of food to order, from meats to fish. They also take particular pride of the rice they serve and they claim that they serve good cooked rice - cornerstone of a good meal, they said. Basically, this resto offers something fresh and new to the Philippine market. The more the merrier.

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Will C.
5.0 Stars
3

Whenever im at mega i wanna try something that cant be found at bgc, makati or qc, or at least for the time being, so met up up with a few peeps for dinner and let them choose if its either japanese or pasta/pizza for dinner, all prefer japanese dish so yayoi it is 128522 it looks promising on the reviews so off we go.

As expected were on waiting list but ive noticed that there were 3 big groups who went ahead of us so i cant understand how their queue works but nonetheless i got a glimpse of their ipad ordering system which makes me giddy and afterwards excited for this review, theres nothing better than making a review on a resto that serves quality food.

We were seated on a bar/office type table with net cafe feel and ipad ordering system in front of us, so it feels like your in front of a pc unlike the one at genki. We all went for teishoku but alot of their items at menu are sold out including their best seller namban chicken, my memory could be wrong, please correct me if i didnt got that right.

Instead i went for the pork belly teishoku and seatmate got mix katsu teishoku, bar/net cafe type table only limits sharing to seatmates. Pork belly was good but whats better was the mix katsu. 2 ladies in yayoi uniform sat on my left ( i assume their owners or at least managers) who were eating miso katsu teishoku.... oooh i should have go for that one but next time.

Miso soup was the best here, not too salty and the seaweed force was strong here. Rice is not unli here so it would be a plus if it is. Sides were unique but just okay, its different depends on the teishoku ordered.

Make no mistake this is a 5 star for me and will be back sooner than later coz of the quality of its dishes but the drawback would be the number of items that were sold out during our visit. But... hmmm.. sige na nga 5 stars. 128522

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Karissa M.
3.0 Stars
2

Nothing Special 128541

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Inna A.
4.0 Stars
4

Sarap talaga dito. And today we tried their Karaage, it was delicious! Sobrang tender and juicy and ang crispy nung skin. Yummy din yung dipping mayo.

Pero mga bes, please be warned, yung 90PHP na iced tea dito e Lipton lang na hindi refillable tapos kalahati nung maloit na baso e yelo. Nabuwisit ako. Gusto ko tanungin tanungin sa manager "ikaw ba oorder ng 90PHP na Lipton iced tea na puwede naman bilhin sa 7/11?" Buti sana kung house blend e.

At... amppogi nung boypren ko ayan sa last pic yung mga kinain namen. Haha!

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Inna A.
5.0 Stars
3

Believe the hype. This definitely is worth it.

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Dana Mae I.
5.0 Stars
2

YUMMY! 128557128557128525128525128077🏻

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
5

Teishoku or Japanese Cuisines. 127836

Rushing! After my meeting. I travel to SM Megamall and I arrived few minutes before the mall open.

Walking fast! Until I reached Yayoi at the 3rd Level of Building B of SM Megamall. I am number 9 in the line and I will be included in the first batch to experience Yayoi's Regular Teishoku Set for FREE. 127857

Yayoi Japanese Teishoku Restaurant is the first Teishoku Restaurant in the country. Its a franchise from Japan. They have branches in Japan, US, Australia and Thailand. 🇯🇵

Once seated, the server handed me the menu and aside from that they also have an ipad menu in every table where you can place your order, call the staff for assistance and ask for the bill. Hi-Tech! 128242

I place my order to the ipad in front of me. I got the bestseller in all their branches Namban Teishoku, its a fried chicken steak in sweet and sour sauce with special Yayoi tartar sauce. "I really like the way they did to the sauce. It's really yummy!" I add a dessert Ohagi, steamed sticky rice ball with azuki beans.

Namban Teishoku with Miso Soup, Vegetables and Rice for Php395.00 - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Ohagi for Php145.00 - 110881108811088️ 3/5

I had a "busog day" with Yayoi. Definitely I am going back again for the other Teishoku sets.

Thanks to Mary Love S and Ruth S for the recommendation.

#ilovetoeat 12851510084

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