When the Food Club heard someone talking about the grand time they had at Tajimaya Yakiniku Restaurant in Mall of Asia, we immediately tried to set a date to try it out ourselves. Tajimaya actually has two branches, one in Rockwell and the other in Mall of Asia but the MOA is the only one offering the eat all you can.
This is the view in the main dining area. Jam packed that rainy Saturday night, this was the start of the horrible flooding we had a couple of weeks back.
Good thing, Fran made reservations and was able to snag this room for us. We could talk to our hearts delight and not bother any one else. The room was a bit cramped because of their awful and lousily designed furniture, they were super heavy and unwieldy.
What makes Tajimaya’s eat all you can different is their charcoal grill, food just tastes so much better with a bit of the smoky flavor.
There are two kinds of buffet, more like order all you can since they bring your picks to your table, no getting up and getting in line with people (a BIG plus!).
- P420 – You get unlimited servings of pork, beef, chicken, fish balls and sausages.
- P580 – Aside from the unlimited meats, you also get shrimp, refillable ice tea, unlimited rice and salad as well as a serving of their appetizers.
- Kids 11 and under get 50% off.
We got one of each while Lauren just got the regular one so we were only charged P210.
While waiting for our orders to arrive, we got busy making our own sauces, to which you can add the soy bean paste, hot soy bean paste and aqua colored garlic. The color of the garlic was so weird it deserved its own picture. I’ll have to ask why its that color next time I venture over there.
The appetizer, only one serving, kimchi and bean sprouts. I have no idea why they only serve you one of these. I was sadly not able to take a pic of the salad but thats so not important once the meat arrive and you start grilling.
|Sausage and Fish balls|
Everything was really good. The pork when grilled a little longer makes it seem like bacon. The beef had lots of marbling/fat which made it a hit and Lauren exclusively ate that, forgoing the other stuff.
We had a great time also despite them running out of fishballs for a while not foreseeing the number of customers they were going to have. We all loved just pushing a button and having our food brought over. Lauren enjoyed not only the food but the experience of cooking over the fire. As an added surprise, Tajimaya gives you a great view of the weekend fireworks show at Mall of Asia.
Tajimaya Yakiniku Restaurant2nd Level North Veranda (facing the carousel)
Entertainment Mall, Mall of Asia
Pasay City 556-8929