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Located conveniently at Somerset 313, Yayoiken was easily being found when you took all the way down to Level B3. We were greeted by tempting displays of numerous foods in glass cabinet at Storefront, really made us craze. I quite loved the seat structure here, it was designed like cubicles and there were partitions separating the seats therefore offered a lot of privacy for patrons. Using high-tech Ipad to tap our desired dishes, orders were directly sent to kitchen. Service was rather quick, f
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Located conveniently at Somerset 313, Yayoiken was easily being found when you took all the way down to Level B3. We were greeted by tempting displays of numerous foods in glass cabinet at Storefront, really made us craze. I quite loved the seat structure here, it was designed like cubicles and there were partitions separating the seats therefore offered a lot of privacy for patrons. Using high-tech Ipad to tap our desired dishes, orders were directly sent to kitchen. Service was rather quick, food were served up within 10 minutes time.
Stir-fried Sliced Pork with Ginger Set
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Good balance of meal, my set consisted of Veggies, Meat, Miso Soup, Tofu and one bowl of rice. Shredded cabbages was crunchy and refreshing, it served chilled as healthy Salad. Ginger fragrance was richly burst out and well-blended with pork, spoonful Mayonnaise was put aside to enhance the overall taste. I ate along with fluffy hot rice, nothing to complain about. Plainly square-shaped of Tofu was tasteless, while soup was decently hearty-warm. Only $9.90 for a Japanese set meal, price sounded value for money. Wiser decision to dine here, I would strongly recommend Yayoiken.
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2014-03-10
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10 Minutes (Dine In)
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$10 (Lunch)
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Stir-fried Sliced Pork with Ginger Set
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2013-12-19 91 views
My first visit to this restaurant despite seeing it for quite a number of times before. The food here is of good quality and quantity for its price. Placing order is simple and convenient with electronic panel just beside the table.Ordered a mixed toji set while my gf ordered yofu hamburg set. Both taste really good especially the mixed toji set. The mixed toji set is great for those who like to eat a variety of meats in one meal, it features sliced beef, fried prawn and tonkatsu, all simmered i
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My first visit to this restaurant despite seeing it for quite a number of times before. The food here is of good quality and quantity for its price. Placing order is simple and convenient with electronic panel just beside the table.

Ordered a mixed toji set while my gf ordered yofu hamburg set. Both taste really good especially the mixed toji set. The mixed toji set is great for those who like to eat a variety of meats in one meal, it features sliced beef, fried prawn and tonkatsu, all simmered in egg and cooked to perfection! Hamburg set wise is comparable with other restaurants in singapore.

In conclusion, the food taste really good and the price is quite affordable considering the spread. Really satisfied with the quality and quantity of the food. Shall visit it again soon!
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2013-10-26
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2013-10-06 52 views
Ordered the pork mix toji at $10.90. It is very normal, quite a disappointment compared to most of the Japanese restaurants I've been to. However for the price it is reasonable for the quality of food. What's interesting is the ordering system is fully automated where you can select the food you want without engaging with any of the staff. This makes it efficient but lose that personal touch of service.
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Ordered the pork mix toji at $10.90. It is very normal, quite a disappointment compared to most of the Japanese restaurants I've been to. However for the price it is reasonable for the quality of food. What's interesting is the ordering system is fully automated where you can select the food you want without engaging with any of the staff. This makes it efficient but lose that personal touch of service.
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2013-10-06 40 views
Yayoiken is one of the places I hold dear memories of. I had my first meal in Tokyo Japan at one of its outlets. Quite a disappointment for me to find my experience in the Singapore outlet muted by food that were below standard! Ordered the Pork Mix Toji which came with ebi fry, sliced pork and pork cutlet.Pork has the frozen porky smell which is disgusting. It lingers in my mouth even after other items! I am not sure if I would step back into this place again.
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Yayoiken is one of the places I hold dear memories of. I had my first meal in Tokyo Japan at one of its outlets. 

Quite a disappointment for me to find my experience in the Singapore outlet muted by food that were below standard! 

Ordered the Pork Mix Toji which came with ebi fry, sliced pork and pork cutlet.


Pork has the frozen porky smell which is disgusting. It lingers in my mouth even after other items! 

I am not sure if I would step back into this place again.
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2013-09-03 34 views
I was craving for Japanese food and happened to chance upon Yayoiken so I decided to give it a try. I ordered the Yofu hamburg set which looked rather promising on the menu. The set included a bowl of rice, side salad and the yofu hamburg. The prawn tempura was slightly soggy but still acceptable. The hamburger patty tasted rather mediocre. The portion would be quite big for a small eater so share with a friend if you have a small appetite! In my opinion, this was not worth a try. I'll rate it a
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I was craving for Japanese food and happened to chance upon Yayoiken so I decided to give it a try. I ordered the Yofu hamburg set which looked rather promising on the menu. The set included a bowl of rice, side salad and the yofu hamburg. The prawn tempura was slightly soggy but still acceptable. The hamburger patty tasted rather mediocre. The portion would be quite big for a small eater so share with a friend if you have a small appetite! In my opinion, this was not worth a try.
I'll rate it a 2.5/5
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2013-08-21 7 views
I dont know about you. But for me, when I'm hungry, I always crave for some Japanese food!!! Because they always look so yummylicious especially those food displays outside their glass windows. They just made you drool even more when you're soo famished. So.. I chanced upon this restaurant while I was urgently wanting to get some food and just right my craving was Japanese food! And this is what i ordered~ I forgot the name of this dish. But it was pork cutlet drizzled with a very special type o
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I dont know about you. But for me, when I'm hungry, I always crave for some Japanese food!!! Because they always look so yummylicious especially those food displays outside their glass windows. They just made you drool even more when you're soo famished.

So.. I chanced upon this restaurant while I was urgently wanting to get some food and just right my craving was Japanese food!
And this is what i ordered~
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I forgot the name of this dish. But it was pork cutlet drizzled with a very special type of sauce which I've never tried before. A sweet kind of sauce. The pork cutlet is just nice, not too soggy and not too hard. I love the egg and potatoes as well!
All in all, the food was good! (Or maybe i was just too hungry)

Oh, and i forgot to mention, you ordered food there with something like iPad. I think that makes everything easier. Kudos to technology.
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Look at the pork cutlet, aren't you craving for some now?
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2013-08-10
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$16 (Dinner)
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Yayoiken offers set meals whereby there is a meat dish, accompanied by a bowl of Japanese rice, Miso soup and Tofu. The Yayoiken outlet at 313 Somerset is actually located all the way down at Level B3 where all the other eateries such as Yoshinoya, Fish and Co are situated. So it's quite easy to find. I loved the seat structure of this Yayoiken restaurant as it is designed like cubicles and there are partitions separating the seats. Hence it offers a lot of privacy. There are 2 types of menu : t
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Yayoiken offers set meals whereby there is a meat dish, accompanied by a bowl of Japanese rice, Miso soup and Tofu. The Yayoiken outlet at 313 Somerset is actually located all the way down at Level B3 where all the other eateries such as Yoshinoya, Fish and Co are situated. So it's quite easy to find.

I loved the seat structure of this Yayoiken restaurant as it is designed like cubicles and there are partitions separating the seats. Hence it offers a lot of privacy.

There are 2 types of menu : the Ipad menu for the tech-savvy and the hardcopy menu for the technologically-challenged. So thoughtful of Yayoiken! We made our orders by tapping on the Ipad menu and the orders were sent to the kitchen.

The Mix Toji Set ($13.90, below) was a mixture of fried prawn, pork cutlet, pork slices and eggs. The set also comprised of miso soup, tofu and rice. The crispy meat, enveloped with the the battered moist egg, was rich and sumptuous. It kept us going for more.
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The Miso Katsu Set ($14.90, below) had a breaded pork cutlet simmered in a thick gooey miso paste. The first bite into the meat delivered a salty savory taste. But after a while I thought the miso paste was a bit too intense and salty, and I got sick of it after a while. Probably a wrong choice made. My friend was enjoying her Mix Toji Set very much. Luckily, the comforting bowl of miso soupthat came with the set meal helped to counter the overly-rich miso paste.
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Ikageso Kaarage ($3.90, below), a dish of deep fried squid tenacles, was chewy and flavorful when dipped with the mayo and eaten with the lettuce that was drizzled with a tangy sauce.
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You can also get a hot/cold green tea (free flow) for just $1.. However, we had to press the "call for service" button on the Ipad for three times before the service staff came to refill the tea.

Tip 1: For the hungry customer with a stomach that is like a bottomless pit, this is a really value-for-money place as you can top up your rice for free.

Tip 2: Being the sharp bargain hunter, I saw a promotion for a free dessert if I joined as member of Yayoiken. Just need to go to this website Http://jpremium.asia, fill up a short form and you can redeem a free Matcha ice-cream or free Shiratama Zenzai (red bean soup) on the spot. Other privileges of being a new member include 1-for-1 Santouka ramen, free drink at Maison Kayser, 50% off Ginza Bairin pork menu etc. Wheeee!
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Here is my free Matcha ice-cream (worth $3.50, below).. We felt it tasted more milky than green tea.. Nevertheless, a refreshing end to a big meal.
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The warm Shiratama Zenzai (worth $4.90, below) is actually red bean soup with four glutinous rice balls. Although the red beans were overly sweet, the soup was subtle and balanced (it absorbed the sweetness of the red beans) and the glutinous rice balls were soft and chewy, another great way to end the meal.
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The meal cost only $20 per pax after GST and service charge, which was extremely affordable considering I left with a very full stomach that was going to burst. Will definitely be back again to try other dishes (not the Miso paste Katsu).

For more pictures and a less-concised review, please visit http://weekendeatwhatsg.blogspot.sg/2013/08/yayoiken-313-somerset.html
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2013-06-30 13 views
Came here with dinner with friends. Didn't really planned to eat here but I have seen this chain restaurant before and it had an extensive menu. Perfect for gatherings! They serve bentos, hamburgs, udon but lacked ramen. Anyway, I had the Buta Shigayaki Set, which is more chinese than Japanese. The set came with a small piece of fresh tofu, miso soup and a small salad. I really love the salad, somehow the sauce was very tasty. The Stir-Fried Ginger Pork was a little disappointing for me because
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Came here with dinner with friends. Didn't really planned to eat here but I have seen this chain restaurant before and it had an extensive menu. Perfect for gatherings! They serve bentos, hamburgs, udon but lacked ramen. Anyway, I had the Buta Shigayaki Set, which is more chinese than Japanese. The set came with a small piece of fresh tofu, miso soup and a small salad. I really love the salad, somehow the sauce was very tasty. The Stir-Fried Ginger Pork was a little disappointing for me because firstly, it was too fat. It had a lot of fatty parts which i had to tediously remove. And somehow the pork taste is very very strong. So I really didn't like it.

The other dish we had was the mix toji set--Sliced beef, fried prawn and Pork cutlet topped with egg. It was a nice portion and you because it is a mix of ingredients you do not feel as sinful as having the entire Tonkatsu.

For the price I think its quite alright though as any casual Japanese restaurant do not expect great quality. Order came quite fast as you order from the screen.
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2013-06-27
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$15 (Dinner)