72 Circular Road
Singapore 049426

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06:00pm - 10:30pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm

06:00pm - 10:30pm

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I need one month in advance to book this place for weekend dine-in 😅.
Feature my top 3 yakitori:
💕chicken tail.
It's very juicy and soft inside with slightly Char on the outer layer.
💕Chicken Skin
Very crispy, not hard or rubbery.
Is not a common yakitori, it's soft but yet still crunchy.
💰$2.5++ /each.
72 Circulad Road, #01-01

They are THE. ABSOLUTE. BOMB. I’m not a fan of pork belly myself cause I really hate eating fats — the accompanying waxy feeling on my lips is something I utterly abhor — but the skilled chef at Yatagarasu grills these so beautifully. The fats are rendered off wonderfully, crisping up the edges of the pork belly while keeping the meat and fillings juicy and tender. The Shiso and P-Man Cheese wrapped ones were my personal faves, but really you can’t go wrong with anything from that section.

My curiousity was piqued by the name: “Cold Soupless Dan Dan Noodles” but it wasn’t at all what we expected.
While @heyrozz picked up the scent of licorice and my niece @linosaur tasted sweetness in the noodles, I was surprised by the absence of a creamy nut-based sauce which I thought was the fundamental of Dan Dan Noodles.
Nonetheless, it was quite fragrant overall and I didn’t mind the touch of “mala” spiciness. Plentiful fresh coriander and bits of chicken meat contributed extra flavour.


On our recent ladies night, @heyrozz, @linosaur and I managed to cut quite a swathe through @yatagarasu72’s menu, ending with a respectable 24 skewers, and this is on top of the food that didn’t come on skewers. Frankly, everything at this Japanese izakaya is so tasty, I could have kept on going but fortunately, sensibility prevailed.
We started with an appetiser of Seasonal Bamboo Shoot ($3.30) that packed a lovely succulent crunch. And because we are such fiends for coriander, two bowls of Coriander Salad ($6.50 each) with different dressings of a light Japanese ponzu sauce and creamy Sesame (my preferred) were necessary.
Being a greedy bunch, we practiced a no-sharing policy, so nearly every grilled-food-on-stick item was ordered in threes. They included:
* Pork Belly with Snap Garden Peas ($3.85 each) - Loved the contrast between the perky veg and smoky, salty meat.
* Pork Belly with Shiso ($3.85 each) - Still my favourite thing here, and that night’s was extra juicy and tasty. Lin and I couldn’t resist seconds.
* Chicken Fillet ($2.75 each) - I learnt from Roz that @iamjaynedoe had introduced @yatagarasu72 to her and this was a favourite of Jayne’s. The pale-coloured, very tender chicken which came dotted with yuzu kosho, was different from the grilled items as it tasted much cleaner. If you’re ordering this, I’d recommend eating it first so as to better appreciate its lighter flavour profile.
* Chicken Hearts and Chicken Liver ($2.75 each) - Only Lin and I went for these “spare parts”. Both were grilled perfectly but the skewer of chicken hearts was the one that stole ours.
* Pork Belly with Asparagus ($3.85 each) - It is impossible for me to walk into a Yakitori place and not order this because asparagus and pork belly is a tried and tested success.
* Grilled Chicken Wings - They do it really well here. I wouldn’t have minded a few more - haha.
* Pork Belly with Spring Onions - Decent but not something I’d repeat.
* Pork Belly with Yakisoba / Fried Noodles ($6.60) - Embellished in mayo and a tangy sauce (the kind you get with your Tonkatsu), this was interesting for want of a better word. But not an item I’d have again either.
* Grilled Onigiri ($7.70 each) - The triangles of pressed rice were tastier than I’d imagined plus they were accompanied by a wasabi-seasoned miso and pickles.

Most chicken skewers are $2.50 each while most of the pork skewers were $3.50. Of all the ones I had, my favourite skewers were the chicken thigh, chicken giblet, chicken wings and pork slice wrapped with enoki. They even have some creative ones like noodles or rice wrapped with pork slices. For those who like liver, the chicken liver is also really well cooked, still tender and not over cooked. Wished there was more variety on the menu though.

As others say, the skewers are little towards the salty side but not a big deal. We also got the chicken soup which while good, was nothing special.

Under “Today’s Special” menu, cooked in sake broth and the clams were very plump.

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