We can all agree that Klang Valley has no shortage of international food spots with authentic flavours. Like how you can transport yourself to the town of Akita, Japan, by visiting this crowd-favourite spot for charcoal grilled skewers (yakitori), homemade ume wine (umeshu), grill-smoked saba fish and more.
Yakitori Syokudo Yae: Best Spot In PJ For Charcoal Grilled Yakitori & Varieties Of Alcohol
Located in Jaya One PJ, Yakitori Shokudo Yae oozes a casual rustic charm with its unpretentious decor and industrial-style barrel tables.
It really makes you feel like you’re in an actual Shokudo in Japan. It’s no wonder that this is a popular spot to chill after work with a cold beer in one hand and hot skewers in the other.
You know this place takes their food and drinks seriously as you’re welcomed by the sight of hanging saba fish and homemade ume wine. Yakitori Syokudo Yae prides itself on being the first in Klang Valley to serve grilled-smoke saba (Smoke Saba Ichiyaboshi), a recipe hailing all the way from Akita Prefecture, Japan. It is prepared by dipping it in salt water, air-drying it for one day, smoking it over lychee wood, and grilling it over charcoal before serving it to customers.
Over 40 Types Of Charcoal Grilled Yakitori
During our visit, we couldn’t resist trying the varieties of yakitori on the menu. With over 40 choices of skewers, our favourites are their Tsukune (chicken meat ball) dipped in raw egg, Pineapple Bacon, Gyu Tan (beef tongue) and Foie Gras (duck liver). If you’re new here and want a taste of what they offer, the Yakitori Platter is perfect for trying everything. It comes with pork belly, tiger prawns, chicken skewer and more.
Meanwhile, if you’re craving heavier meals, Yakitori Syokudo Yae also offers a good selection of rice and noodles. The Yaki Soba is a must-try here for stir-fried goodness, perfect for sharing. It’s safe to say that this spot is more on the affordable side too.
Snow Beers & Warm Sake, The Perfect Pairing To Your Yakitori
It’s not a proper visit to an authentic Japanese shokudo without having a drink or two. At Yakitori Syokudo Yae, they have a fantastic selection of alcoholic drinks here. From icy cold snow beer to their unique curated cocktail Syokudo Yae Sour served in a kettle! Besides, here’s one of the few places you can get warm sake as they have their very own sake dispenser. Now that’s something you don’t get to see everyday!
Undoubtedly One Of The Top Japanese Yakitori Spots In PJ
Seeking out a place that has it all? Good food, great atmosphere and perfect for chilling with your friends and colleagues? Yakitori Syokudo Yae is the place for you!
Yakitori Syokudo Yae
Location: 65-G, Block D, Jaya One, 72A, Jln Profesor Diraja Ungku Aziz, Seksyen 13, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Business Hours: (Mon – Thu) 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 11pm | (Fri – Sun) 12pm – 11pm
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