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“The best Japanese restaurant in Johor Bahru”

Yaoki Japanese Restaurant
Ranked #109 of 1,023 Restaurants in Johor Bahru
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

I usually visit here for about once a week after I first tried it in 2012 and I never get tired of it. It's the best place I can find in JB to have Japanese food.
Fresh ingredients with reasonable price. The teriyaki chicken and sukiyaki is the best I tried so far. Homemade gyoza and yakimono are good too. Besides of good food, the manga provided are up to date, too.

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Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The visit was a disappointment. Our family ordered three food items. One came first and took a long time before the second item arrived. By then the first item was completely finished. After the second item finished..We were still waiting for the third item ( california maki) which never never came. The waitress then explained that the sushi man went on sick leave. Only the sashimi man working..who is not experienced to deal with sushi making. It happens that the sashimi man is the boss!!!! None of the waitresses dared to hurry him!!!! Why can't the waitress inform us ahead to avoid sushi if it is so slow to prepare???

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Reviewed November 20, 2013

Tried the few highly recommended Japanese restaurants in JB, but not to my satisfaction, until I had lunch at Yaoki, I agreed it is the best.

They have so much varieties of food in their menu, imagine they have to stock up so many different ingredients, yet they managed to maintain them fresh. The pricing is acceptable as every thing is so fresh !

They even serves oysters and urchins, the sashimi was so fresh, and all food we ordered tasted great!

This is an old restaurant, a buried gem for years.

Best Japanese restaurant with great service ! keep it up !

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2  Thank NanYang H
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Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

Have frequented the place since its infant days. Maintains its good quality though price has increased quite a bit. Service is tip-top; bosses are hardworking and helpful. Highly recommend trying the bacon spinach salad.

2  Thank QakzTina
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is very well know and liked by the Japanese community of Johor Bahru. It says enough , I believe. I frequently visited the restaurant. I tried other Japanese, but this is still my favorite. If you come here once, you will come back for sure. It has a surprisingly huge menu, a whole big book. They have almost every Japanese food, including sushi and sashimi ( row fish) , but also grill sea food, soups, and a lot of special delicacy like grilled beef tong. Non halal restaurant , they serve pork and alcohol as well, also Japanese beer and sake. All the food has great quality, fresh and tasty. It s not a cheap restaurant, but the quality raw fish is expensive, and they serve really quality food. But if you don't want to spend a lot of many, you can find something cheaper on the menu.
The restaurant is big, it can be noisy. I suggest to book a table if you visit in the weekend days. The have smaller and bigger private rooms, they give more privacy. Very much recommended for lunch or dinner. If you come with a group of people , the Japanese style private room ( sitting lower ) is fun.
It is closed on Tuesday , because of the street market in the evening.
There is a lovely Japanese store just next to the restaurant. All imported groceries from Japan, worth a visit for sure.

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2  Thank AniMari
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