The stylish and hip Yakitori Bar and Grill, Yayakiya, welcomes summer heat with new menu specials and a late night dining menu, sure to keep diners in this city cool and satisfied. Showcasing the best seasonal seafood selections jet-fresh from Japan, the newly introduced menu items conceptualised by Japanese Executive Chef, Shimoji Atsushi, will be complemented by bespoke designed cocktails.
Yayakiya’s refreshingly light seasonal menu features summer favourite, the oyster shooter. Six different flavours can be enjoyed, including Yam & Wasabi, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Japanese Ravigote Sauce, Spicy Yuzu-miso Ponzu, Yuzu-Pepper with Ponzu, and Rock Salt with Lemon. A perfect happy hour treat, oyster shooters can be enjoyed at HK$28 each from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays. Shooters may also be enjoyed as a single shot of amuse bouche at HK$45, or as a platter of 6 for HK$250 during dinner and late night hours from 7 p.m. to 12 a.m..
Night owls in Hong Kong can enjoy Yayakiya’s newly launched late night special menu which features a variety of crowd-pleasing Hakta-style skewers after 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday; and after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, before and on the day of Public Holiday.
Night owls can enjoy Yayakiya’s newly launched late night special menu which features a variety of crowd-pleasing Hakta-style skewers after9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday; and after 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Saturday, before and on the day of Public Holiday. Priced at HK$360 for two people, the supper set allows diners to select 8 skewers, complemented by Grilled Rice Ball with Pork and Miso, and two Kirin draught beer. Diners can choose from an array of tantilising Hakata skewers, such as Ox Tongue, Grilled Miyazaki Smoked Sausage, Fresh Tomato Pork Belly Roll, Pork Belly Roll, Tokuhsima Awaodori Chicken Wings, Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Enoki Mushroom Pork Belly, Chicken Gizzard, Homemade Chicken Meat Stick, and Japanese Pumpkin.
Late night diners may also enjoy 20% off from Yayakiya’s extensive à la carte menu and set menu.
Those with a sweet tooth may choose to indulge in Chef Shimoji’s summer desserts, a rendition of the local Japanese favourite “Kakigori”, better known as shaved ice. Made with natural spring water, a spoonful of “Kakigori” emulates the texture of powdered snow in ones’s mouth. Dressed with flavoured syrups, including: Strawberry, Sweet Potato, Peach, Coffee, and Shirokuma, featuring condensed milk, small colourful mochi, fruits, and sweet bean paste.
Made with natural spring water, a spoonful of kakigori emulates the texture of powdered snow in ones’s mouth – an effect achieved only with the purity of water.
Enhancing Chef Shimoji’s culinary surprises are three new cocktails which are designed to bring out the flavours of seafood and refresh diners’ palate from the Hong Kong heat. The Yuzu Sour cocktail (HK$88) concocted with Gin, Yuzu, Whisky, and home-made orange liquor is as potent as it is delicious, and pairs well with the freshness of the Yayakiya’s skewers collection. Likewise, the simply named Passion (HK$88) featuring passionfruit, home-made orange liquor, gin, vodka, rosemary, mango and pineapple juice, packs a tropical punch that will leave diners wanting more. In lieu of a dessert, diners may opt for the Caramel Martini, priced at HK$88, a luscious drink utilising fun flavour profiles such as elderflower liquor, caramel, honey, and sugar syrup. Drinks are perfectly enjoyed with the meal or on its own.
“Our late night menu is a great way to bring people together. It is the perfect place to chill out after finishing work late or after the cinema,” says Chef Atsushi. “We are inspired by Yakitori bars in Hakata, so guests will feel transported as soon as they step in, giving them a break from their busy day.”
Helmed by Japanese Executive Chef, Shimoji Atsushi, Yayakiya presents an array of crowd-pleasing fare which includes traditional Hakata-style skewers and other specialities using the freshest ingredients sourced from around Japan.
Seating 80 people, Yayakiya occupies 2,300 sq ft, with sleek glass doors opening up to a dynamic street view of Tsim Sha Tsui with relaxing pop music in the background.
Yayakiya is located on G/F, 29-31, Chatham Road South (or Hart Avenue), Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. Dinner is served on Fridayand Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. and Sunday to Thursday 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m..
For guest enquiries or reservations, please call (852) 2723-9833 or email [email protected]. For more information, please visitwww.yayakiya.com or follow Facebook: www.facebook.com/yayakiya.hk or Instagram: @Yayakiya.hk for latest updates.