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2015-07-06 300 views
Ann Siang Hill has gone through a revamp, with new joints stepping in and up! So when my dearest Agnes Lin (ex-boss, ex-colleague and friend) hunted me down for a dinner catch up with two other pals with her craving for Japanese food - I jumped to try Yen Yakiniku out!Key Takeaways:- Yakiniku means "grilled meat"- Quality food and great service which gives a wonderful and holistic dining experience (foodgasms included) - always comes at a pretty price.- Sake on a work night is never a good idea
- Yakiniku means "grilled meat"
- Quality food and great service which gives a wonderful and holistic dining experience (foodgasms included) - always comes at a pretty price.
- Sake on a work night is never a good idea
(If you are coming from Maxwell Market, it's past Scarlet Hotel and on the left at Ann Siang Hill.) Most places with this concept serves you the meat, grill and leave you to your own devices. But not here at Yen Yakiniku. That's the Owner and they've got 2 others on ground to manage this place. Each chef have the capacity to provide a dedicated service to 4-6people, inclusive or taking orders, providing recommendations and pairings, cooking, serving and interacting with you.
And so, we got our own Chef looking after us the whole night.
Does this mean they were in our conversations? Nope and here's why according to the Chef: the width of their cooking space plus the high table gives both parties (Chef and us) ample personal space yet just enough distance to have a conversation when needed. Though the night, it was apparent that our personal space wasn't breached. (You definitely need this space when catching up with bratty friends!)
Other reasons why I really did like this place:
- 100% about service including their interior and restroom!
- We didn't walk out smelling like smoke or meat.</li>
- Empty on a weekday night, there was one other group of three peeps aside from our group. They have a crowd on Fridays and Saturdays, and only opened for dinner service.
Our bill that night rang up to: $454.30
We were poised while in the restaurant, said our thanks and waltzed out. The second we were out, we gasped at our little bleeding hearts (or wallets) but as we headed over to Indochine for another round of drinks, we agreed that every penny spent was<strong> worth it.
My most expensive dinner to date, and it wasn't even a date!!
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Other Info. : Holistic, Japanese,(The above review is the personal opinion of a user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)