Friday, April 10, 2009

When mum is out of town 2: Yaki-Yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant

50% off! Excited e?!

We were super excited after reading this flyer and planned to dine in and try out their dinner. Right away, we called up for reservation. It was fully booked for the night but they do accept walk-ins. Hence, my family and I hurried down town in the evening to grab ourselves a table.

Yaki Yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant is located in the heart of the golden triangle in Federal Bowl. In conjunction with their opening, they come up with this romotion: 50% discount on all buffet, lunch, hi tea, dinner and supper.
The promotion starts from 16 March and end on 30 April 2009.
Price (before discount): Lunch RM65++, Hi-Tea RM55++, Dinner RM75++, Supper RM65++

Inside yaki yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant

Food wise, let’s have a look on what they served.


Due to the pre prepared, they are all cold.
The batter for tempura-ed prawn is thick. All of these are not to my liking. but still have to finish up after taking em.

A variety of sauces for the BBQ-ed food

Besides those raw materials from the serving counter, you can also order others like: beef belly, lamb belly, scallops, unagi… from the menu. It is quite caring that they put up the required grilling time for each of them. But… never really depends on it. It is just the suggestion timing for the food to be cooked. You have to depend on the availability of charcoal and fire/flame as well.

Others from the serving bars/counters

Among all, the flavourful spaghetti and the chawan mushi are the best for that night.

Desserts: gelatomio.

I wondered if the freezer is working right.
On the left, the ice creams are very soft and moist. On the right, the ice creams are super hard for a single scoop.

Yaki-Yaki is mainly focused on the BBQ, that’s why they named as BBQ Buffet Restaurant. Be aware of the BBQ smell once u have finished your meal and stepped you feet out of this place.

Namely for Japanese BBQ, I don’t feel any Japanese-style in this place (besides the decoration, maybe). Most of their dishes are made to suit local people. The range is limited and I don’t quite like the raw material they served. The materials are not really fresh. Moreover the sizes for the material are small. My dad kept complaining that the oysters are very very small in size as compared to Jogoya or Tenji. What’s more I could say?! There is nothing to shout out about and there still lenity of rooooooomssss for improvement!

Yaki-Yaki Japanese BBQ Buffet Restaurant
Ground floor, Federal Bowl,
Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 03-21428111


Sugar Bean said...

Wow, I didn't know about Federal Arcade. When was it build? Haha, so out. Seems like it wouldn't be a place I would go. But if it's 50% off it might still be worth it right?

ai wei said...

sugar bean,
em... i am sure u won't like this place. honestly, given 50% off, i feel it is still not a worth to try. imagine u come here with ur family and spent a few hundreds here for a not so worthy meal.

bad experience. taste wise. not good too.

teckiee said...

Hm... somehow even with 50% ... dont really look attractive. I think too many of this kind of Japanese buffet places already.

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ai wei said...

em, i do think this is not a good place to dine in and maybe should 'stay away' from this for some time first.

it is nothing special anyway.

hi, inspektor sedap. that's is very kind of you in setting up this page. would love to link up this page.


choi yen said...

my chanmushi that day was horrible~~yucks!!

Big Boys Oven said...

hahahah I notice this japanese buffets may turn out to be nitemare. Why? Dont think the food cant be as good as the ala-carte ones. I had tried ones and I decided not to return to japanese buffet, food sucks, the food not properly prepared, defintely not quality food. :(

Shell (貝殼) said...

i went there twice..have a bad experience for 2nd visit, the foods are not fresh=.=

ai wei said...

seems like everyone had a bad experience! they need to improve or else will be down!!!

agree agree!!! the food is not fresh and the seafood stink!!! gosh, i won't return for sure.

~Christine~Leng said...

oh my... cheap stuffs sometimes aren't so good hor?
from ur pics, I thought it'll turn our fine.. but seems like most people had an uninviting experience ;P

bad... ;P

drop-by said...

Emm...haha what do u expect 50% discount cant be compare wif Jogaya n Tenji...If no discount Yaki yaki is kinda cheap...;)

ai wei said...
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ai wei said...

DUN ever tried it once u are back in kl. there are a lot more good food to go for! waiting for u ya!~

ai wei said...

honestly, i have to say. 50% from tenji is very very very much better than yaki yaki.
even if Yaki yaki can't provide the best quality of food, at least they provide fresh food! never un-fresh food.

in F&B industry, fresh food and good cooking skills are important to prepare good food. if the ingredients are not fresh, everything will get spoilt.

and even if without discount, they are expansive. + in this kind of food quality, many will turn way. and most of them had a bad experience too

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