Yayoi @ The Star Vista

It has been a while since I visited The Star Vista and I noticed something that I have never tried, which is Yayoi. Yayoi is a Japanese Teishoku restaurant, ‘teishoku’ meaning set meal in Japanese.

Hence, all their meals come with a bowl of rice, miso soup, a main dish of meat or fish and a side dish. Also, the restaurant is noted for being particular about the quality of their ingredients and their rice, which is imported from Japan.

Each table comes with an ipad for you to place our order. There is a language option on the top right hand corner of the screen.

I love how user friendly the system is and when you click on the ‘Check Order’ button, you can see the status of your food!

Buta Yakiniku Teishoku ($9.90), sliced pork on hot plate. An affordable option. For $1.90, the miso soup which comes with the set can be switched for miso soup with clams. This is applicable for all meals.

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[Newly Opened] Imakatsu Japanese Restaurant at Star Vista

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I was one of the few lucky people who managed to sample the tasty morsels from this Japanese restaurant before it opens tomorrow! Imakatsu Singapore had a soft opening yesterday and today, for both lunch and dinner, where 50 patrons dined free provided they gave feedback after their meals. It was a great and effective marketing tactic, as news spread through word of mouth and people reached as early as an hour before to grab a space.

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We arrived at 11.40am, 50 minutes before the stipulated time and yet there was already a queue ahead of us. The line extended as time passed and soon, the staff had to turn potential patrons away.

What I like about how they conducted the tasting is that they let people in by batches, so that they could maintain both service standards as well as quality control.

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