Chicken Nanban is a variation of friend chicken, and it is one of our customer's favorite Teishoku meals.
Crispy and succulent friend chicken with its sweet and tangy sauce matches the best with our deliciously cooked "Kinme-mai" rice.
Chicken Nanban originated in Miyazaki prefecture in Japan. It was first served as a staff meal at a restaurant called "London". Later on a couple of the former employees opened their own restaurants and started serving the dish on their menus. This juicy Chicken Nanban became popular regionally. When the Bento chain, "Hotto Motto", adopted it on their menu it came to be more than a regional dish. That's how it achieved the current status in Japanese comfort food.
Drop by for a bite!
*Hotto Motto is our sisiter brand specializing in boxed bento meals in Japan.
Ever wonder why Sukiyaki is called SUKIYAKI?
The word "Sukiyaki" is a portmanteau word, a combined word of suki(like) and yaki(broil).
But why is this traditional hot pot dish called Sukiyaki?
A) We eat with people we like.
B) We put anything we like in it
C) The dish used to be cooked with a plow (a plow is "suki" in Japanese)
Hint hint: Sukiyaki was originally eaten by farmers.
The answer is ....C!!
Farmers used to cook the dish using their plows during farm work.
*This is just one of many stories behind sukiyaki. Don't get mad if it's different from what you hear from other sources:)
Attention all CHOCOHOLICS!
Just in time for Valentine's, We are offering Chocolate cheesecake for a limited time at our Palo Alto and Cupertino stores. Come on down to satisfy your loved one's sweet tooth!
Chocolate Cheesecake $4
*Available 2/9-2/18 only at our Palo Alto and Cupertino stores
YAYOI Cupertino 1 Year Anniversary
Today marks the one year anniversary of our YAYOI Cupertino location! We're extremely grateful to have received so much support this past year and to celebrate, we will be offering 50% off all orders of our Asahi Super Dry Draft Beer at our Cupertino location! We will be running this promotion from December 4, 2017 to December 10, 2017 or until supplies last. Thank you for all the support you've given us!
A Microbrewery with a purpose.
Let's take a look into the variety of beverages we offer and look at the famed history of COEDO.
Kyodoshoji Corporation which eventually gave rise to COEDO Brewery, originally started as an organic farming initiative in the late 1970s. This agricultural site grew up alongside the city of Kawagoe, Japan which was committed to creating safe, reliable, and delicious produce.
In 1996, local farmers succeeded in brewing a beer derived from the delicious sweet potatoes in the Kawagoe fields. This idea sprouted from the initiative to reduce food waste as these sweet potatoes were too unshapely or too large to sell in the local Supermarkets.
COEDO Brewing therefore was born out of a commitment to sustainable and organic Japanese farming practices.
To perfect their craft, COEDO invited a true Brewing Master, Christian Mitterbauer IV who comes from a long line of Braumeisters to mentor them. For a full five years, the artisan brewers at COEDO worked alongside Mitterbauer and inherited his pride in strict, time-tested craftsmanship and a passion for keeping traditional techniques alive.
Today, COEDO prides itself on their artisan techniques from an authentic braumeister paired with fine quality ingredients to to create a unique brew that COEDO can truly call their own. With our offering of five different unique and premium COEDO beers, you'll be bound to find the perfect pairing of flavors creating an unique experience only accessible with our Teishoku! Whether it be a nice citrusy COEDO Kyara with our Salmon Carpaccio or a light and crisp COEDO Ruri with our savory Toji's, let our restaurant be your flavor playground!
*Available only at our CA locations.
Planning your holiday get-together? We are offering half-priced bottles of wine at our 120 Legacy dr.
Hearty Teishoku + Your friends and family + a bottle of wine = The BEST.
*Offer ends on Dec. 31, 2017. Only available at YAYOI 120Legacy Dr. Plano, TX
Single's day campaign 11.1 - 11.11 $11 (Exclusively at our Plano TX store)
$1 of every Wine purchase will be donated
In the light of recent events, we at YAYOI have decided to help aid those who have been devastated by the North Bay fires. From November 1st to 14th, we will be donating $1 from every Wine sale to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund hosted by the Redwood Credit Union. Take part in helping us give back to our community!
More information for this relief fund can be found here: https://www.redwoodcu.org/northbayfirerelief
Get out your spookiest costumes!
This Halloween at YAYOI, we're getting into the spooky spirit by hosting our very own Halloween Contest! We want to see the best costumes that you have! Let's get into the Trick or Treat festivities together! To enter our Halloween Costume Contest this year simply,
1. Take a picture of your costume(s) with our YAYOI chopsticks or our food in any of our YAYOI restaurants.
2. Upload that picture onto Facebook or Instagram with one of the hashtags: #yayoicupertinocostume #yayoipaloaltocostume #yayoiplanocostume (Don't forget to tag us!)
3. Follow us on Instagram or Facebook @yayoi.us (You can upload on both platforms for two separate entries!)
4. The contest will begin on October 27th and will end on November 1st. The winners will be announced on November 6th!