I heard a lot about Yuujin Japanese Restaurant. I’ve seen tons of reviews from blogger friends. However, I haven’t been there. So when a friend asked for a suggestion to eat at San Juan area, Yuujin Japanese Cuisine immediately came to my mind.
It was an enjoyable all girls dinner out. All the dishes that we ordered were delicious! We were all actually glad that we dined there. It was a great discovery and I’m sure all of us would be back at Yuujin again.
Yuujin is a Japanese word for ‘friend’. It’s such a coincidence that I was with friends when I first dined at Yuujin Japanese Cuisine 😛
Entering the restaurant is like entering a different world. From the gate till we entered the restaurant, all the things that we saw were all shouting Japanese. Yuujin definitely was successful in making us feel that we were going to have a Japanese meal. What a great way to set expectations of dining customers!
When I looked up the ceiling, I was completely shocked. The red/white umbrella covering the lighting was made of pure genius! It was sooooooooo cute and sooooooo Japanese too!
Even the soy sauce dispenser caught our attention! Usually, we just tilt the container so the sauce will pour. This time around, we had to push the gray circle on top of the dispenser before the sauce would come out! How useful and how awesome! Now, we don’t have to worry if we accidentally bump into the sauce container.
I let my friends do the ordering. I spent time taking pictures of the place as well as admiring the beautiful interiors of the restaurant. Yuujin is a one of a kind Japanese restaurant. Its location is good too considering the many establishments in Wilson Street! Parking won’t be a problem either.
Here are the menu items we ordered:
- Homemade Brewed Iced Tea (Regular-Php 60, Bottomless-Php 80)
I love brewed tea. Whenever I learn that a restaurant serve brewed iced tea compared to powdered iced tea, I’m immediately sold! 🙂
- Miso Soup
Will miso soup be ever missing in any Japanese meal?
- Spicy Salmon Maki (Php 200)
Spicy raw (yaiks) salmon and vinegared rice. As this dish contains raw food, I didn’t dare try the dish. I heard my friends raving how good it was though.
- Shake Sashimi (Php 240)
I’m the only one in the group who doesn’t eat raw food. Gee, all my companions that day super love fresh raw seafood! So I have to pass on the raw dishes.
Even when we’re almost done with dinner, they ordered raw fresh salmon. I saw them finish the dish quickly too! I guess, it was that good and satisfying!
- Ebi Gyoza (Php 225)
Restaurants just couldn’t stop innovating! Yuujin’s Ebi Gyoza was a definite unique dish that I’ve seen and tasted for the first time. It’s shrimp dumplings that was stuffed with pork and served with the usual dumpling sauce. I really liked this. A must order when you dine at Yuujin.
- Ebi Tempura (Php 385)
While we tried a new twist to the good ol’ Ebi Tempura, we never forgot to order this classic Japanese dish.
- Moyashi Teppan (Php 180)
The pork was just too good! It was tender, flavorful and super tasty! Perfect with Gohan (Japanese fried rice) – Php 50! Yuujin was generous enough to provide extra sauce on the side. And since we didn’t order any vegetables, the bean sprouts served with the pork was good to compliment our yummy meal.
It wasn’t surprising when I saw one portion of Yuujin Restaurant full of framed articles. The articles were from magazines and newspapers. It just showed that people are raving about the food and Yuujin has become a popular restaurant. I hope that this blog post can be added there hahaha (I wish!).
Yuujin Japanese Cuisine
221 Wilson St., Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines