Yakitoria

Posted on August 2nd, 2007 in Green Tea London,Mission - Japanese Restaurants by Stephanie

Went to Yakitoria for my Japanese Restaurant Mission last Saturday with a booking through Toptable to get their 50% off the bill offer.  The restaurant is located in Paddington just near the station overlooking Paddington Basin.  The interior of the restaurant is very modern and the tables are nicely laid out for big groups as well as couples. Unfortunately the food did not meet the same standards, it was probably the worst Japanese food I have ever had.  My friend and I ordered some yakitori to share which included pork, duck, beef, lamb and bacon and also 3 different types of sushi rolls – california roll (crabstick, cucumber, avocado, tobiko), alaskan roll (salmon, prawn, tobiko) and cornish crab roll (crabmeat, avocado and smoked herring roe).  We expected to get large rolls that you would find in most restaurants but when the sushi came out, they had managed to fit 18 rolls onto one small plate.  This wasn’t really a problem for us as they were quite filling (partly because the rolls consisted of mostly rice), the main downfall of these rolls were that they had no taste and the rice lacked any flavouring.  The yakitori was a disappointment too as the meat was overcooked, dry and hard with again no flavour.  What saved the evening was the to-die-for desserts.  I had a green tea creme brulee which is something that I had never tried before (see other green tea foods that I have found in London here) and my friend had a nougat ice cream.   Service was very attentive when we first arrived but as the restaurant got busier the waitress was nowhere to be seen and we waited around half an hour to sort out our bill.  All-in-all, the food was below average and not very authentic but I think I will go back to Yakitoria just for the desserts! :-)

Yakitoria Address: 25 Sheldon Square, London, W2 6EY
Telephone Number: 0203 214 3000
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 12pm – 3pm, Mon-Sat 6pm – 11pm

Yakitoria Restaurant Paddington

Yakitoria Restaurant Interior

Skewered meat - lamb, bacon, duck, pork, beef

Yakitori (skewered meat – pork, lamb, duck, beef, bacon)

California roll, alaskan roll and cornish crab roll sushi

California Roll, Alaskan Roll and Cornish Crab Roll

Green Tea Creme Brulee and Nougat Ice Cream

Green Tea Creme Brulee and Nougat Ice Cream

6/11/08:- Please note that Yakitoria has since closed down on the 10th October 2008.

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10 Comments »

2007-08-02 03:40:12

Yummy! I would kill to try the skewered lamb :)

 
Comment by Joe Midway
2007-08-02 04:24:06

Wow, those look so delicious. I spent 6 months in Japan last year and yakitori is one of my favourite foods. If I were stuck on an island, I’d be ok with some sushi, yakitori and sun lol.

 
Comment by DOMESTIC DIVA
2007-08-05 22:30:11

Looks great!

 
Comment by Max Infoway
2008-10-25 14:04:29

Yakitoria Restaurant and The interior of the restaurant is very modern and the tables are nicely laid out.

 
Comment by cheap iveco parts
2008-11-27 14:30:57

I spent 6 months in Japan last year and yakitori is one of my favourite foods. If I were stuck on an island, I’d be ok with some sushi, yakitori and sun lol.

 
Comment by zenostore
2009-09-29 14:22:29

I spent 6 months in Japan last year and yakitori is one of my favourite foods. If I were stuck on an island, I’d be ok with some sushi, yakitori and sun lol.

 
2009-09-30 12:34:14

i am residing in japan from many years first time i have heared this reasturant name

 
Comment by barter firmalari
2009-10-14 11:07:02

I spent 6 months in Japan last year and yakitori is one of my favourite foods. If I were stuck on an island, I’d be ok with some sushi, yakitori and sun lol.

 
Comment by Nena
2009-10-20 11:42:42

These Really looks very delicious Specially California Roll is really mouth watering

 
Comment by Winnebago hire
2010-08-18 11:11:40

Thanks looks very good…

 
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