Yujin Izakaya

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As the Japanese word for friend, Yujin Izakaya embraces the spirit of friendship. An unassuming modern 50-seater Izakaya tucked away at Zion Road, it showcases rustic yet contemporary Japanese fare that is enjoyed in a fun and vibrant setting. Chef-owner Freddie Lee presents his modern take on traditional Kushiyaki dishes. A perfect place to unwind and let your hair down, guests can enjoy a variety of yakitori skewers, grilled mains and other delicious small bites with friends.

56 Zion Road
Singapore 247781

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Thursday:
05:00pm - 11:00pm

Friday:
05:00pm - 12:00am

Saturday:
05:00pm - 12:00am

Sunday:
Closed

Monday:
05:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday:
05:00pm - 11:00pm

Wednesday:
05:00pm - 11:00pm

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Reviews

From the Burpple community

This udon with prawn tempura in prepared in prawn broth and our first thoughts while having this, is the stark familiarity with Singapore’s hawker version of prawn noodles.

We would say, stick to the hawker version.

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Dinner tonight at the relatively new @YujinIzakaya at Zion Road by #LesAmisGroup, and naturally our expectations run high. To be honest, we haven’t had many versions of Katsu Sando and even @WagyumafiaSando we had in Tokyo was underwhelming for its price.

For $18, this version is a good attempt, though the US Beef is way too tough and we had difficulties biting through it. A more tender wagyu beef definitely does the trick, but it’s always a fine balance between price and quality.

Treat your loved ones to a night out at this hip new Jap spot that was once occupied by Bistro du Vin. Make full use of Happy Hour which runs daily from 5 - 7pm (except Sundays), and start your night with the refreshing Sparkling Yuzu (from $8) featuring sake, jello and yuzu. Food-wise, must-try dishes include the simply delicious grilled Kabocha ($5), the Beef Tataki ($15) with refreshing ponzu onion sauce, and the Tontoro ($15) for delightfully melt-in-your-mouth Iberico pork slices. The Inaniwa Udon ($18) comes highly recommended by Burppler Emily S— think crispy prawn tempura and springy udon in an umami-packed prawn broth.
Photo by Burppler Wei Zhi Chiang

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The Tonsoku ($13++) was pretty ordinary to me. Kind of like a Japanese rendition of 卤肉饭 (Braised Pork Rice), the combination of braised pig trotters with a runny egg on a bed of rice was nothing to shout about... But it could be in part because I'm not a 卤肉饭 fan. Don't shoot me. I love noodles4eva.

Thanks Yujin Izakaya for the hospitality & Burpple for the invite! 💕

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The Inaniwa Udon ($18++) had a pretty awesome umami prawn broth. I mean, the prawn tempura was crispy, & the udon was springy.. But it truly was the broth that stole the show. I wish there were more in the bowl! Dabao pls.

Thanks Yujin Izakaya for the hospitality & Burpple for the invite! 💕

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Last but certainly not least, the Small Bowls menu. These portions are small, like the menu advises you. You're at an izakaya anyway, so you don't expect to be uncomfortably stuffed to the brim.

I preferred the noodles over the rice option we had. Somen ($12++) had cold noodles which were totally slurpable. The ikura on top burst in my mouth as I happily chewed on my mouthful of slightly bouncy noodles, adding a welcomed tinge of the Taste of the Ocean. T'was good because I felt the sauce was lacking in oomph.

Thanks Yujin Izakaya for the hospitality & Burpple for the invite! 💕

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