Last Saturday, we were invited by our friends from Zomato Philippines to EATSperience Yakumi’s Japanese Saturday Brunch at Solaire Resort & Casino. We said yes right away because who says no to an all you can eat Japanese food EATSperience, right? We both love Japanese food and consider it as one of our go to cuisines when we are in need of happy food after a long day. Anyways, let’s talk more about Solaire’s Japanese restaurant. Yakumi prides itself for using the freshest ingredients possible to its diners. One of their chefs told us that they even fly in fresh fish and other produce (around 3 to 4 times a week) to keep the food that they serve at a high level. Yes, their Saturday Brunch might be a tad expensive but that’s what you pay for if you want to eat dishes with the best ingredients, right? Yakumi’s Saturday Brunch is priced at Php 2,688 (plus 10% service charge). Don’t let it discourage you from trying it though because after reading this EATSperience, you might find yourself booking a table for two really soon. Our tummies are grumbling and we won’t keep you waiting, so here goes our Saturday Brunch at Yakumi EATSperience, enjoy!
The signage outside the restaurant was a little hard to take a photo of but when we entered the restaurant, we instantly loved it. As you saw from the photos above, the lighting is perfect (Mr. Eats had so much fun taking photos). The place was pretty spacious and it even had a view of the Manila Bay. Imagine dining here at sunset! Yakumi’s staff and chefs were really hospitable. The servers readily gave our baby a high chair and even took the time to take her around Yakumi. The chefs were really nice too. We enjoyed listening to their suggestions on what to get and how to enjoy certain dishes more.
Yakumi has 6 stations where you can get the finest Japanese food that they offer. The stations included are Teppanyaki, Cold Salad, Sushi and Sashimi, Robatayaki, Veggie Fried Rice, and Crepe Teppanyaki. They also have an ala carte menu (you can order as much as you can too) that includes a variety of tempura, ramen and chawanmushi.
Are you ready to EAT? Make sure you are because here comes the FOOD!
[Mr. Eats] I had a really hard time picking my favorites in this EATSperience. Everything was just really really good! But I decided to single out the ones that I made this EATSperience truly unforgettable. Those dishes are: Ala Carte Ebi Tempura (super crisp, not greasy and fresh prawns), Ribeye Teppanyaki (cooked to medium rare perfection), Tuna and Salmon Sashimi (Yakumi’s air-flown fish are just too fresh to ignore), Ala Carte Tonkotsu Ramen (heavenly broth, tender pork belly, and superb noodles), and lastly, Buta Kakuni (super thick, tender and juicy slice of braised pork belly).
[Mrs. Eats] If you are a fan of Japanese food, Yakumi is a must-try! Each and every dish that I tried made me love this restaurant. They have a wide selection of fresh sashimi and a variety of chicken, pork, beef and fish dishes. The food which I really enjoyed were, the Salmon sashimi, Ebi prawn tempura, Ribeye teppanyaki, Grilled Blue Marlin and the Veggie Fried Rice. One common factor that made me love these and the other dishes was—freshness. The price is worth it because of the quality of food that they provide is excellent.
Done with the savory dishes and now ready for dessert…
[Mr. Eats] Yakumi’s desserts are surprisingly good! I purposely chose the Filipino ice cream favorites just to see if they can execute it well. And they did! The Macapuno, Mango and Ube were all on point. I felt like a kid again because those were the flavors that I was accustomed to having when I was little boy. The Crepe Teppanyaki was AWESOME! The caramelized bananas and orange butter were enough reasons for me to keep eating even though I was already stuffed. I can proudly say that every single bit of it was worth all the calories.
[Mrs. Eats] The Crepe Teppanyaki is something that I will never forget about this EATSperience. The dessert-lover in me fell in love with it. From how it was prepared and made, to the delicious filling and toppings. The Caramelized banana filling was superb and the orange butter gave that citrus balance that it needed. Plus I had to top it off with ice cream. This is pure love. I would love to come back and have this amazing dessert again.
We really had a great time at Yakumi’s Saturday Brunch! This EATSperience was one of the best we have had in 2016. The food and the service were truly impeccable. Yakumi has set a really high bar for us from here on out. If you are up for a great Japanese brunch EATSperience, make sure you check out Yakumi and have a Japanese EATSperience of a lifetime. We are already thinking of having a feast here again anytime soon. Hopefully, before the year ends. Make sure you watch the video we made about Yakumi have a full idea of what they have to offer. That’s it for this edition of EATSplorations! Till next time!
Solaire Resort & Casino, Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
+632 888 8888
Every Saturday: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Budget: Php 2,688 per person (plus 10% service charge)