The Promise: Sandaya Yakiniku

by - Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Sandaya Yakiniku
3F Fisher Mall, Quezon Avenue Corner Roosevelt Ave., Quezon City

If you're a foodie, then you probably know all the available deal providers to check for discount coupons on your next restaurant crawl.
That's me. I normally visit several sites to see if I can enjoy my food crawls at a cheaper price.
So while browsing, I came across an offer for Sandaya Yakiniku. I've always wanted to try this restaurant but it's too far from me. I was convinced that this is probably the time to visit Fisher Mall and Sandaya.
I bought 2 vouchers for P365 each (regular price is P495 per person) for one weekday lunch with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday. A week before our lunch, I called the place to reserve a table for 2 at 12:30pm.
When we arrived the restaurant a little after 11:30am, the place was like a ghost town. We were their first customers (although they also just opened). We were led to our table and the server explained how the buffet goes.

The meat-all-you-can promo includes unlimited rice, iced tea, miso soup, beansprout salad, and the platter of pork, beef and chicken.
Here are the pros and cons of my visit:
1. Cheap price. At P365 (discounted) or P495 (regular price), this is one of the cheapest unlimited yakiniku I've encountered. 

2. Outstanding service. Servers were very observant. Even from the distance they already knew what we were about to need and didn't wait for us to ask. 

3. Lovely ambiance. The place looks fancy. 

4. No time limit.
1. Refill is on a per platter basis. You can't ask for a specific meat only. This is a con for me since I really just want the beef. 

2. The beansprout salad did not work for me. It was okay but after a few bites, I got tired of its taste. 

3. Lettuce isn't part of the bunch. I'm not sure if they have them, though.

The food was okay. I've had better yakiniku but this wasn't so bad. They actually also have a special yakiniku sauce and spicy sauce. I don't appreciate dipping grilled meat in sauces but their sauces worked. The special yakiniku sauce tasted like a saltier tempura sauce, while the spicy sauce wasn't as spicy but not bad as well.
Overall, this is already a good bargain for me. Based on what we had, although this place has no clear edge from its competitors, its outstanding service, lovely ambiance and affordable price makes it a deal you won't be able to resist.

My score:
Pricing – 4/5
Service – 4/5
 Ambiance – 4/5  

     Taste – 3/5

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