Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open!

Monday, March 17, 2014

     Finally the long wait is over! Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces is now open to serve you with the best beef bowls in town. I was very giddy when Ms. Cha of Travel on a Shoestring Budget invited me to the opening of my fave Japanese restaurant. To tell you honestly, I've only been to three Japanese restaurants in the metro to date and I rate Yoshinoya as the best among the rest because of the delectable taste and price of their dishes. I know most of us love Japanese food and Yoshinoya is the best place to dine if your craving for authentic Japanese cuisine :) I love Japanese food and when I've tried Yoshinoya years ago when they opened their first branch at Sm North Edsa, I frequently dine there after school. For those of you who haven't tried eating at Yoshinoya, here's a little info about them and prepare your eyes for sumptuous Japanese dishes at affordable prices after the jump! Click CONTINUE READING to find out their menu offerings :)
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
     Yoshinoya was born in 1899 under the ingenuity of its founder, a Japanese, named Eikichi Matsuda. Our story begins at Nihonbashi, a humble fish market in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, on the outskirts of Edo Castle where Mr. Matsuda created a delicious recipe of beef and rice known as Gyudon (beef bowl). 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Nihonbashi fish Market 1899
   Named for his birthplace of Yoshino-Cho, Osaka, Mr. Matsuda’s restaurant featured delicious, affordable and fast meals. It was an entirely new concept in Japanese culture, and both the hard-working fisherman and market visitors embraced it. Yoshinoya was an instant hit. In 1923, Japan was hit by the Great Kanto Earthquake and Yoshinoya had to move to Tsukiji with the rest of the fish market and throngs of hungry patrons continued to enjoy Yoshinoya’s original gyūdon, or Beef Bowl.
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
     In 1946, Mizuho Matsuda, son of Eikichi Matsuda, turned the business into a 24-hour restaurant and rapidly gained wide spread popularity in Japan. In 1958, it became a corporate company operating on a chain store system. Yoshinoya boasts of more than 100 years of tradition. Yoshinoya has grown to be one of the most important brands in Japan and boasts of more than 1,000 outlets, making it one of the biggest fast-food chains in Japan. To date, there are more than 1200 outlets around the world, namely Japan, USA, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia and the Philippines. Soon, it will open in Thailand and Vietnam as part of its expansion program in the Asian region. 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
     The opening/blessing day was a blast. After the press, bloggers and guests went inside the store, customers were giddy to try their menu offerings. There's a long qeue of customers outside waiting to be seated. Aside from the delicious and budget friendly dishes, they offered different kinds of promos for orders on the opening day like free umbrella, free photo souvenir and free power meal. So enough with the blabber, let me share with you Yoshinoya's famous beef bowl-gyudon that was served to all the guests. There are 4 variants of Yoshinoya Beef Bowls to choose from. There's the original beef bowl, Veggie beef, Beef Misono and Beef Yakiniku. My fave is the original beef bowl. What you see is what you get! Generous servings of gyudon that is simmered in a mildly sweet sauce with onions on top of white rice. The beef stip loin is very tender and juicy. 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Original Beef Bowl- Gyudon
     Here's another variant of beef bowl and this is called Beef Misono. I wasn't able taste it because this bowl belongs to our seatmate. He allowed us to take a photo of it though. From this view, I can say that this is the mildly salty and savory version of gyudon. 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Beef Misono
     They also served us their Ramen. They have four flavors for this: Beef Ramen, Chicken Ramen, Ebi Ramen and Chasu Ramen. I'm surprised that their ramen doesn't look oily unlike the ramen from competition that I always see on my instagram account. I'm not expecting too much from this food since the price is very affordable but when I sipped the soup, rich flavors burst into my mouth. Definitely became an instant fave from Yoshinoya's menu!
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Beef Ramen
     Yoshinoya also have bento boxes or budget friendly meals that's served with side dishes and a dessert. It's a complete meal in a very affordable price. They have four variants to choose from: Ebi Tempura, Mixed Tempura, Pork Tonkatsu and Japanese Fried Chicken. I believe that the bento served to us was Chicken Karaage. I also like the side dishes for this set like the shredded cabbage and the beet salad. The tiramisu was heavenly. I don't know but after eating a portion of this, I came back the next day and ordered two slices. Sweet tooth much? Hahaha! 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Japanese Fried Chicken
     While enjoying the food, Congressman Alfred Vargas arrived. He's a regular customer of Yoshinoya. Since I wasn't able to take a close up shot of Mr. Timothy Yang and Congressman Vargas, I just took this stolen shot. Pardon for my blurry photo, paparazzi moment here :) 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces Now Open! 
Congressman Alfred Vargas and Moi
     After eating, we had a chance to have a photo op with Congressman Vargas. Cheers to another Yoshinoya branch! Now that Yoshinoya Fairview Terraces opened a branch near my place, expect me dining here every now and then. So to all my Fairview readers, visit Yoshinoya now and taste the famous beef bowl of Japan! I'm sure once you've tasted it, you'll come back for more. They have promos this month, so do visit them now! Enjoy eating!

For more information and exciting promos:
Like their Facebook Page: Yoshinoya Philippines






24 comments

  1. That was so oh-so-yummy dishes from yoshinoya! I would love to try their japanese food! They look deliciously good! <3 Kakagutom! Haha.

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    1. Yes, yes yes! You'll definitely love the food they have in their menu :) Hope you can dine there soon!

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  2. wow! the food looks so good :) and that's so cool that you included the pics of what the restaurant used to be back then and such! what a difference! and OMGGGG si Erebus!? hahaha that's so awesome that you got to meet him! pogi! eeek!

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    1. Yep, I really love their food :) Yup, si Erebus yun. Hindi nagbago looks nya pero he gained weight nga lang, tatay na kasi.

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  3. Is the promo only for this Fairview branch? I've dined in Yoshinoya only once. Prices are affordable and food is good.

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  4. wow Such awesome looking dishes.Love to have some.

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  5. Looking forward for this resto in Cebu!

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  6. Japanese food remains one of the best and unique tastes enjoyable to an Asian palate. Congratulations Yoshinoya on your new store.

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  7. can't believe i still haven't tried Yoshinoya's beef bowl.. heard it's really good and very affordable! Will try it next time since the bf loves gyudon so much! :)

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  8. I never ate japanese food but I'll would likt to try it. Unfortunately, here in Romania, japanese food is really expensive..

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  9. Do you think that the beef gyudon has to be added with the sauce to make it taste good?

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  10. Yoshinoya looks like a really cool place to eat Japanese food and nice that you even met Congressman Alfred Vargas.

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  11. It is always good to know how one business started as there is always an interesting twist to every story.

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  12. I really shouldn't read posts like this before lunch. Now I'm starving!

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  13. Thats what I like about Yoshinoya, they're so affordable!

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  14. Yoshinoya is a family favorite. This was our affordable comfort food when we were in Times Square in New York City! Thanks for recommending their ramen. I want to try it soon.

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  15. I want their beef ramen since I have a bad case of colds now.

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  16. I want the bento meal and that ramen! I hope they'll open a branch here in Davao and I swear, I'll be the first in line! :D

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  17. I bet you will have an amazing dining experience in Yoshinoya. Gyudon = heaven.

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  18. New and original concept of food business most likely to have a success means everything to the creator and the guests. This is really awesome food outlet to try!

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  19. Wow super yummy naman ng Beef Ramen nila. been wanting to try to eat on a Japanese resto but my hubby doesn't want to try their food. di siya ganaun ka adventurous pagdating sa mga foods and searching for good resto to eat. hayyy. looking at photos above makes me so hungryy.. hehehe i hope someday maka kain den ako sa yoshinoya. :)

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  20. I miss dining at Yoshinoya, their Beef Misono looks yummy in the picture. I need to visit their store soon.

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  21. I love Japanese cuisine but I have not tried Yoshinoya yet, must look for it the next time I go out with my boys....

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  22. I love Yoshinoya. It's a good thing they are opening new branches.

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