Urameshi-Ya is Back!

by - Monday, October 22, 2018


My siblings and I have been coming to Urameshi-Ya for dinner ever since we learned about their unlimited yakiniku offer. Back then, I didn't have the interest to blog about it because taking photos in its old location seemed impossible, so here I am now. 

For those who didn't know, Urameshi-Ya closed down their tiny restaurant at Little Tokyo this year, and we missed it so bad. But just last month, we learned that our favorite Yakiniku has reopened at a new location, and so we went to visit an old friend. 

Urameshi-Ya is now located along Pasong Tamo Extension, and I am happy to reveal that they have a bigger area now. Say goodbye to the long lines, and a near 2-hour wait! 

They still offer their unlimited yakiniku, but is now priced at P600 per person. The offer is also available for lunch and dinner daily, compared to the old Monday to Wednesday, dinner only offer.

The offer gets you 45 mins of unlimited yakiniku, with unlimited salad, soup, rice, and dessert (yes, they have dessert now, too). 

For those who don't know, Urameshi uses a roasted sesame dressing for their salad, which happens to be my favorite! And I think a lot of other people feel the same way.

So here's the gist: you get to choose all the items you want to grill for 45mins, but you get to order one last time 15 minutes before your time runs out (so technically you can only order what you want for a span of 30 mins). 

There are a lot to choose from - they have oysters, shrimps, scallops (which ran out during our visit), yakitori, wagyu cubes, and several other marinated meats (chicken, pork, fish).

Now that I've mentioned all the rules and mechanics, I'm ready to share what I think about the experience. Is it still the same, good old Urameshi-Ya? My answer would be - no. 

We didn't enjoy it as much as we did back then. The wagyu cubes, which is the reason why we keep coming back, looked and tasted different. We thought that the shift from charcoal to electric grill may have played a huge factor. 

They added something new to their unlimited offer - free dessert. It's some sort of almond lychee pudding with mango syrup. It's nothing much, really.

Did I just expect too much out of my excitement? I highly doubt it. Nevertheless, this won't be my last visit to this yakiniku restaurant. I simply refuse to believe that everything has changed. I'll try it again the next time I crave for wagyu cubes. 

My Scores:
Pricing - 3.5/5
Service - 4/5
Ambiance - 3.5/5
Taste - 3/5

Hungry for more,

Address: G&A Bldg., 2303 Chino Roces Ave Extension, Magallanes, Makati City
Operating Hours: Lunch - 11am to 2pm; Dinner - 5pm to 10pm
Contact: (02) 808-8829/ 0939-2181968
Budget: from P660 per person
Parking: Limited Parking + Paid Parking at Ecoplaza (bldg next to it) 

(Date of Visit: September 26, 2018)

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