Ordered th $88++ set meal for 2 pax, which consisted of 2 Australian beef, 1 Japanese karubi, and beef tongue.
Other items included in the $88++ set meal was quite pathetic as well, consisting of the appetizer (extremely small portion of bean sprouts, veg, mushrooms with sesame dressing - less than one spoonful for each of them), assorted vege for bbq (weren't fantastic), miso soup for each of us, a bowl of garlic fried rice for each of us, and a dessert (fruits cocktail.. seriously? I can get a huge can of it at supermarts).
That aside, the biggest disappointment was the meat!
The portion was so small and stringrent. All three types on meat placed in a small plate probably about an A5 sized paper. Beef tongue was placed separately. Each of us had only 4 slices of each type of the beef!
Besides the small portion, the beef were all EXTREMELY thinly sliced. I wouldn't even consider these to be for yakiniku. They are honestly ridiculously thin, more like it's more shabu shabu. So thin that most of them stuck to the grill and we couldn't enjoy the meat and bbq at all.
Weren't full after the entire meal, despite having the total summing up to $165 for 2 pax.
I'm not sure whether it's because there was the groupon voucher going on with half of the restuarant packed with people eating from the groupon voucher or the food quality is always like that.
There's a $75++ per pax option for buffet dinner but given such thinly sliced beef, i'm pretty such we won't be satisfied even with that. so luckily we didn't opt for that!
IT WAS SO BAD! Btw, was here with a Japanese colleague and both of us were extremely dissatisfied after the meal. overall it's definitely not worth paying for such quality - will recommend other yakiniku outlets like Ao Chan instead.
Management response from Arashi Yakiniku Japanese Charcoal BBQ Restaurant, published 12 Jun 2014
Thank you for dining with us at Arashi Yakiniku Charcoal BBQ Restaurant.
We would like to apologise for the experience that you encountered. As an establishment, we take pride in the quality of food and service. We regret that we were not able to deliver those expectations. We will take this matter seriously and look into improvements.
We hope to have you and your colleague dining with us again soon.
Arashi Yakiniku Japanese Charcoal BBQ Restaurant