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YAKINIKU is grilled meat in Japanese – now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s head on to my delicious lunch experience at Sandaya Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant in Fishermall, Quezon City!

Where is Fishermall?

Fishermall is located at the corner of Roosevelt and Quezon Avenue. Contrary to what others are saying, the mall is I think one of the most easily accessible mall in Quezon City – there are so many ways that you can reach it especially when you’re commuting from Manila and in other parts of Quezon City. Let’s discuss that first, you won’t get lost when you decide to dine at Sandaya Yakiniku – and you will want to dine here, I promise!

  • Anywhere from Manila (From Taft to Ubelt), you can just grab a UV Express going to Fairview or SM North – these PUVs will all pass by Quezon Avenue, ask the driver to drop you off at Fishermall or the Pantranco Overpass.
  • If you’re coming to as far as Paranaque, Pasay and Makati, all you have to do is take the LRT 1 (Baclaran to Roosevelt) trains and go down at the last station which is Roosevelt. From the station walk towards Roosevelt, there are Jeepneys there that will take you directly to Fishermall – all PUVs (Pantranco, Quiapo or Kalaw) will pass by Fishermall.
  • If you’re coming from SM North or Trinoma, go to the other side of EDSA Extention and look for West Avenue, there are PUVs there going to Quiapo, Kalaw, PGH or Buendia – all of these will pass by Quezon Ave., ask the driver to drop you off at Fishermall or the Pantranco Overpass.
  • Even those coming from Cubao can access PUVs that can take you to Fishermall.  Go to Aurora Blvd., the Jeepneys that will take you to Pantranco are located at the other side of Mercury Drug. These jeepneys will pass by Kamuning, Tomas Morato, Roces with Pantranco Overpass as the final station.

Okay now that you know how to get to Fishermall, it’s time to drool over my delicious meal last Tuesday at Sandaya Japanese Yakiniku Restaurant!

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SANDAYA

SANDAYA, according to restaurant owner Alvin Ong, is a well-known local place in Japan that sells premium beef and other raw meat products. So from the name itself, you can tell that the resto carries authentic Japanese dishes but here’s a bit of a surprise – SANDAYA YAKINIKU is not just an ordinary grilled meat Japanese restaurant, it’s an Asian fusion resto that serves both Japanese and Korean specialties.

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You can go Aishiteru Yakiniku on a Monday and then quickly go Saranghae Kimchi the following day! You’ll never run out of choices!

STARTERS

Well, Tuesday’s lunch was all Japanese and it started with a bowl of their delicious Kani Salad (250 Pesos) and Japanese Syle Beef Stew (120 Pesos). The Kani Salad is the best that I’ve tasted – I actually finished the whole bowl which I don’t usually do. The Beef Stew on the other hand is a mixture of various slices of premium beef on a super flavourful beef broth.

Kani Salad
Kani Salad
Japanese Style Beef Stew
Japanese Style Beef Stew

The second batch of appetizers includes a plate of Spicy Tuna Maki (200 Pesos) and Shrimp Tempura (350 Pesos).

Spicy Tuna Maki
Spicy Tuna Maki
Shrimp Tempura
Shrimp Tempura

YAKINIKU PLATE

And lastly, the piece de resistance, a plate filled of an assortment of premium beef strips ready for the grilling! Our Yakiniku set is composed of US Chuck Tender, US Boneless Short Ribs and delicious Japanese Wagyu Premium Sirloin!

Yakiniku Premium Plate
Yakiniku Premium Plate

There are actually four ways to enjoy your Yakiniku plate:

  • eat it plain using a chopstick
  • eat it with Sandaya’s special sauce
  • eat it wrapped in sanchu or lettuce
  • eat it with rice
Yakiniku on Lettuce
Yakiniku on Lettuce

You can order a Yakiniku Set at Sandaya for as low as 1,000 Pesos – the regular set of 500g of US Beef, Local Pork and Local Chicken is already good for 2 to 3 persons and it comes with lettuce, kimchi, crispy cabbage, nira and fresh sprouts salad.

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To drown all that meat down, we were served with their signature BROWN RICE TEA or Genmaicha which tasted a lot like liquid pinipig 🙂 It’s a wonderful and healthier alternative to plain water, sodas or iced tea.

Brown Rice Tea
Brown Rice Tea

For dessert, our wonderful hosts at SANDAYA YAKINIKU served us  Milk Kintoki (150 Pesos) or the creamy Japanese version of the local Halo-Halo!

Milk Kintoki
Milk Kintoki

AMBIANCE

The restaurant is located at the 3rd level of the mall near the Roosevelt-side main escalators. It is actually mildly intimidating on the outside because of its elegant formal dining set-up but as you can see, the price is really very much affordable. For all you foodporn iGers out there, the lighting on this place is good but you might want to get the seats near the glass windows for some natural light when dining at daytime.

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All tables have a built-in smokeless grill – because it’s a Yakiniku restaurant! 🙂

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SANDAYA YAKINIKU ALL YOU CAN

SANDAYA YAKINIKU is having an on-going Eat and Drink ALL YOU CAN Promo with following adult rates:

  • Mondays – Fridays LUNCH  (11AM – 2:30PM) – 495 Pesos
  • Mondays – Fridays DINNER  (5:30PM onwards) – 595 Pesos
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays LUNCH (11AM – 2:30PM) – 595 Pesos
  • Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays DINNER  (5:30PM onwards) – 695 Pesos

Children BELOW 3Ft are FREE / HALF PRICE rate are given to Children 3 -4Ft

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For MORE about SANDAYA YAKINIKU, you may LIKE their Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/sandayafishermall FOLLOW them also on Twitter and Instagram at @sandayafishermall

 


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