Yesterday early evening I took my family to Yuki Japanese restaurant to have dinner. It was a rainy day and I felt something hearty Japanese food. I thought I might have unagi because a Japanese cartoon I was watching with Hiro was an episode of unagi donburi.
It was Sunday night but I assumed the restaurant wouldn’t be so packed. I was wrong… We arrived there around 6:30pm, and the place was already nearly full. The waitress said they’re fully booked but they can offer us a table if we’d be able to finish dining before 7:30pm. I’m pretty sure, I replied, because I knew Hiro wouldn’t be able to be here quiet and well-behaved for longer than 30 minutes.
D wanted chicken teriyaki, but teriyaki dish doesn’t come with rice and miso soup unless you pay extra for them. I think it’s ridiculous – who would eat teriyaki without rice? Is it Australian way?
Bento box comes with rice, miso soup, salad and sushi rolls, and the price is not much different with teriyaki dish if you add the extra fee for rice+miso soup, so we all ordered bento box.
I had Chicken Karaage bento box, D had Teriyaki Chicken bento box, and in-law had Fish Teriyaki bento box. I didn’t see unagi on their menu. Even if I did I probably wouldn’t order unagi because I know it’ll be expensive!
Karaage was quite small pieces. I guess that’s how they do as smaller pieces are quicker they cook. I loved the combination of dark sauce and Japanese mayonnaise. I don’t know what the dark sauce was, but I think it’s something like teriyaki sauce…. The sushi rolls that came with bento box were three pieces, and they’re nice too.
I tasted D’s teriyaki, and I know now that they actually make the teriyaki sauce by themselves. Some restaurants here use “teriyaki sauce” they buy from their supplier – they don’t make from scratch.
By the time we finished our meal, the restaurant was full and very busy. It was just before 7:30pm so we could leave there in time. I thought the price was bit expensive considering the food what’s in the bento box, but I guess it’s how they charge Japanese food in Perth.
Yuki Japanese Restaurant
7/113 Collins Road, Willetton 6155
(08) 9259 5544
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00am – 2:30pm
5:00pm – 9:30pm
Closed on Monday