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Address: #01-102/103, Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, 098585
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27 Dec 2015
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Good charcoal grill place

This is a casual Yakiniku style Japanese restaurant which specialises in its charcoal grill meat. The space at Vivocity is quite spacious and faces the waterfront if you manage to get a table towards the back of the restaurant. If you like beef, they have a wide selection of Beef Loin, Beef Sirloin and Beef Short Rib. The Garlic Fried Rice is a good staple option but I would advise you to share a bowl first to avoid it being too heavy. You can also try their salmon sashimi. The fish is fresh and melts once its in your mouth. 

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A disgrace to the name

I thought it was affiliated with the Tajima-ya in Japan but apparently not... Already starting off on the wrong foot with the rip-off name; ordered the promotion course and EVERYTHING IN THE COURSE ARRIVED ALL AT THE SAME TIME! So I was bombarded with tempura and chawan-mushi and miso soup and garlic rice- while still eating salad! IT'S CALLED A COURSE FOR A REASON! So by the time I finished eating salad the tempura was cold and hard as a rock, and did not have the privilege of finishing the course with miso soup and rice- as they were also cold and stale by the time I got to it... Seriously, hasn't the manager ever been to a proper yakiniku place??? The manager also was keeping on flicking his smart phone in front of the diners. Sure, he must be ordering meat for the next day, but for all we know, he may be playing candy crush!! It's a distraction and he should do it in the kitchen or the backyard... Or even better, wait until he closes shop!!! To top it off, my son threw up everything that he ate at 1 am... Since he was the only one to throw up and also the only one who ate tuna sashimi, it must have been that the fish has gone bad.
Really, with the place run as badly as it is, at least it should give up its name. The REAL Tajima-ya's name is completely tainted. One of the worst experiences ever in Singapore.

To be fair, the quality of the meat is good. If you pay for the price tag it carries.
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Extremely slow

Service was extremely slow. Meat was obviously frozen, maybe the staff were waiting for the meat to thaw in the kitchen... Garlic rice is cold. Sashimi is not fresh. Tea was never refilled and cost 4 bucks?! The only nice thing was the ice cream which tasted like the one dollar ice cream from the pushcart uncle.
the adjacent tables waited so long that they became friends. The captain apologizes to every single table when he brings out their food. I wonder why he still comes to work.
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horrible service

very lousy service. The food came in the wrong order and very slow. One order was wrong. We ordered water but it never came despite two requests. We complained twice but nothing happened.
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Bad service

Reserved a table at 8pm for Valentine's Day but the reservation was not honored. Extremely disappointed. Manager told us to joIn the normal queue and said that we had to call them after successfully making an online reservation - what's the point of accepting online reservations then?!