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“Disappointed”

YAR Japanese & Korean Restaurant & Bar
Cuisines: Japanese, Korean
Neighborhood: Southbank
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Southbank
Level 5 Contributor
42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Had booking for 4- arrived to find table was given away and the staff were very confused and offered a downstairs table, after 5 mins of us standing there. Rang I'm the afternoon to confirm walked out and went to Saki where we had an amazing night. Would not recommend on principle of terrible service

  • Visited May 2013
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A pleasant & surprising experience, but ...”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

We recently went to Yar in a group to catch up with some interstate guests and were pleasantly surprised by the quality and quantity of the food. There were 7 of us for dinner and we ordered the $35 ph "all you can eat" banquet and let me tell you there was plenty to eat and the quality was very good!! However, what let the place down a little was the speed and quality of the service. Although friendly, the communication was rather poor with several errors in our ordering, which were nevertheless corrected without issue and they were slow in servicing our requests.
However, on the whole it was a pleasant dining experience enjoyed by all.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Dallas N
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice, but....”
Reviewed February 6, 2013

Went for lunch. Service was a little off - friendly enough, but communication/language issues and general confusion with orders had one order from another table attempted to be left at ours, and one of our group of eight getting their meal after everyone else had nearly finished theirs (no doubt their order had been given to another table).

No condiments were offered or available other than perhaps by stealing from another table (and no chance to catch the attention of the staff), so dishes such as my dolsot bibim bap were bland due to lack of seasoning. There was also major variations on the amount of food in each bowl - most were generous servings justifying the price, but some (such as mine) were at low tide in the bowls.

On the positive side, it was comfortable to sit there with a good view of the Southbank promenade, and the staff were friendly if a little on the Fawlty Towers side. Those people who had chosen well (chicken dolsot ie teriyaki chicken, and the vegetarian tofu dolsot bibim bap) were very happy with their meals. So overall I would happily go again if someone asked me, but it probably wouldn't be my first choice.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank ninhursag
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Australia
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Expected more for the price”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

The beef fillet and grilled prawns were wonderful but other than that, the rest of the menu was disappointing. Staff seemed over-wrought and diners didn't get enough attention.

Visited November 2012
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Thank mrsseah
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Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Yummy dolsot!”
Reviewed September 27, 2012 via mobile

Love the vegetarian dolsot!! The silken tofu is sooo silky :-) service great too, staff very friendly and polite.

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