Aya Teppanyaki Restaurant
1193 High St, Armadale
(Ph) 9822 6686
P's birthday I decided to take him to Aya Teppanyaki since he loves Japanese food. I found a deal on LivingSocial so even better =D
They have 2 main teppanyaki tables here and some a la carte tables too. Our booking was 6pm but we came earlier so the restaurant was empty - we waited till fellow LivingSocial guests arrived before they started serving us all together.
They started us off with some warm Sake - we're really not fans of Sake and I had asked the waiter whether we could change it to soft drink or something but she said no =/
This is not much of a platter? =P Though the salmon was quite fresh.
Next was Skewered chicken, gyoza and breaded prawns
PrawnS with a "S" - I thought we'd get more than one of everything though it was done quite well.
Then came the House salad featuring Japanese-style dressing
Fresh salad to accompany the teppanyaki dishes. In front of us were 4 sauces - normal sushi soy sauce, one sauce for meat, one's for seafood and the other for whatever we feel like.
First he did the Tiger prawns - big juicy prawns
The teppanyaki chef doing his show - he's so quick with the utensils! Was a shame he didn't do any throw and catch games like they usually do, maybe 'cause we were on a voucher?
Tada! Fried rice - Japanese shortgrain rice is so much tastier than Chinese longgrain rice =)
Last came the Tender wagyu beef
Done medium rare - this was the best dish of the night, the beef was so tender and juicy and just delicious!
5/10 - maybe because we came on a voucher, but felt like they jipped us on the portions, though we were very full by the end of it!
3/5 - the dishes were prepared very promptly, even the chef felt like he was rushing his cooking performance. I had told them it was a birthday but they didn't do anything, not even write "Happy Birthday" on the teppanyaki plate which wouldn't have been that difficult =(
4/5 - quite a nice small teppanyaki restaurant in the suburbs