Tue - Sun: 18:00 - 00:00
We specialize in authentic Japanese Wagyu Beef.Wagyu beef are flown in directly from Japan.
Upon order our restaurant can cater up to 118 people at any one time with up to 10 private rooms to choose from that can be adjusted to fit according to the customer’s requirement.
With our varies creative methods of cooking wagyu beef, we can assure you that you will find whatever taste that you are looking for. Besides other ways of cooking, we specialties in 4 types: Sukiyaki, Steaming basket, grilled or Steak.
Besides from out tantalizing wagyu beef menu, we also have our special “Omakase Course” starting from $50++ per person.
At this day and age where omakase can cost a bomb, Omakaseya Azmaya has arranged for sets that start from as little as $60 a head. At a recent visit, I decided to try their premium omakase, which is priced reasonably at $100 per head.
The appetiser starts with small portions of wasabe edamame, avocado and tomato tartar, Japanese Omelette with Crab Meat Sauce, Wagyu, Ikura (salmon roe) and Uni (sea urchin) and cold boiled eggplant - all in one platter.
For the second course, there is tempura , salmon and tuna sashimi, and a hearty piece of stewed wagyu.
The main course was a grade A4 wagyu tenderloin. This had to be by far my favourite dish of the night as every bite just melted in my mouth.
Finally, there was the Japanese rice with eel and uni on chawanmushi (egg custard).
Dessert was watermelon and papaya.
Overall, while dishes came in light bite size portions, it does feel the stomach pretty quickly. Given the izakaya setting, I recommend having some beer to cap off the relaxing evening. Ideal for catching up with friends and boys night out.
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Yakiniku Azmaya (also known as Omakase Azmaya) is one of the restaurant operated by Azmaya Group in Robertson Quay area. True to its name, this restaurant focus on Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) Kagoshima Wagyu Beef.
LD, QC and I decided to try out their BBQ $49.90 menu. The actual price for this menu is $100, however there is a current ongoing promotion.
The BBQ meat menu consist of Wagyu Kalbi (or Karubi – short rib), Wagyu Loin, Wagyu tongue (not available on the night), Pork Kalbi, Pork Loin, Pork Neck and Chicken leg. For each of the meat you can choose the marination with salt or with sauce.
For the 1st round of ordering, it came with all the meat selection plus a plate of vegetables. We started with the Wagyu Beef Loin and Wagyu Kalbi. It was thinly sliced, so with a quick grill its ready to eat. The result is a nice charred from the marbling, slightly caramelised and melts in your mouth. Yum, its just delicious.
For the pork, the Loin and Kalbi are almost similar to the beef. However, the meat will look slightly pale in colour, and not as tender compare to the wagyu beef. The main difference is the pork collar. Cuts is a long cube size, looks like a block of fats with almost no meat. The last time I had something similar to this a pork cheek in Korean BBQ place in Jakarta.
To accompany the yakiniku, there are two dipping sauce. One is the lighter, vinaigrette dressing like sauce. While the other is closer to tare sauce, which are normally made from soy sauce, sake, mirin, sugar and sesame. My personal preference is the tare sauce as it accentuate the meat flavour.
Shrimp and Squid are the only two option available for seafood. Unfortunately, we are more a squid people instead of prawns. Similar to the chicken, the squid was just all right. Tasted more like frozen squid.
The vegetables selection consist of mushrooms, leek, sliced pumpkin & sliced carrots. Appetizers such as pickled cucumbers and cabbage with sesame sauce are available. Both of these appetizers are also good to order during the meal. They provide a good balance for the fatty meats.
In total, we ordered 5 rounds of beef and pork, so you can say we got a good investment return here.
Located in the 2nd floor of the Robertson Walk, you have a choice of indoor or terrace seating. However due to poor ventilation you can expect to come out smelling like grilled meat afterwards. Service was friendly by the Japanese service staff. To call for the service, just press the bell on your table. However, there are times, they take a bit of time to get to you as they are short staffed.
Overall, we find Yakiniku Azmaya provide a great Japanese BBQ experience. For the Kagoshima Wagyu Beef, my feeling was that we only tasted the A4 grade. For $50, no complain here. Once our Wagyu meat cravings awaken, we will definitely drop by again. Kanpai!! Cheers!!
See my full reviews & photos at = http://chefquak.com/2015/01/17/excellent-yakiniku-omakaseya-azmaya-on-15jan2015/
bought some S$10 for S$20 qoo10 coupons, so went with wife to omakaseya azmaya yakiniku for dinner on 15.1.2015.
restaurant is tucked away in one corner on level 2 of robertson walk, 11 unity street.
restaurant was crowded. service was disorganised & totally ineffective (i basically had to walk in & out of the room to get our orders delivered after waiting for 30mins after ordering with nothing happening). the japanese guy did make some effort to deliver “jap-level” service though the gap was enormous.
they used a drip grill exactly same as what i had at home. i had not used that lately as we did more of teppanyaki with the hot plate. this was inferior to the recessed smokeless charcoal grill at aburiya. also w/o the powerful ventilation suction, we came out after dinner smelling of bbq all over.
fortunately the kagoshima wagyu sirloin was excellent. it was priced at S$65++ for a steak that looked >120g (maybe 150g), so at 50% off, it was really very good c/w (say) kagoshima wagyu sirloin i had recently at mikuni, my favourite restaurant.
& the wagyu karubi (beef ribs) was also excellent. the wagyu sirloin thankfully came last so w/o direct comparison, the wagyu karubi was really very good, very marbled & flavourful. just look at the top photo makes one salivate. ^^
if the wagyu sirloin was heavenly then this was 1/2way to heaven. ^^
the pork belly was surprising poor & tasteless. this is really odd as the sister restaurant down the road, azmaya (shabu shabu) serves an excellent tasting pork belly. fortunately the leek was an excellent dip & condiment & the pork (S$16) tasted pretty ok with the dip.
there wasn’t much on the menu that we liked other than the few meats. we love the complete meal experience at aburiya because it has the kimchi chigae & the bibimen that we like very much. here the meat was superior for the price but no kimchi chigae & my wife was not keen on bibimbab (they did not serve bibimen).
after dinner we learned that we could actually get 50% discounts for all food items at our next visit.
while for a complete meal experience i would go back to aburiya, this is a good alternative venue & an excellent place for very good wagyu yakiniku (of comparable standards to the average yakiniku in japan).
i should be going back shortly with some friends.