Yakimix-ing great food and family fun-A A +A
Friday, October 18, 2013
SHARING a common passion for eating, the brilliant idea of opening Yakimix began when four good friends opened a restaurant to cater to their love and passion for Asian cuisine.
Eventually, what started out as a hobby became a full-time business as more and more people patronized the restaurant raving about Yakimix’s food which proudly showcases authentic Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Filipino specialties.
The name, Yakimix, is derived from the Japanese word, “yaki”, which means, grilled, broiled or pan-fried and the word “mix” or put together.
Twelve branches and counting Yakimix started its first branch along Macapagal Avenue (Manila) in December of 2008. As it was an instant sensation among foodies, a second branch followed at Tomas Morato Avenue in only six months.
In the next five years, an average of two to three Yakimix branches opened yearly at prime locations such as SM-MOA, Trinoma Mall, Greenbelt 3, Hobbies of Asia, Robinsons Place Manila, SM City Masinag, SM North Edsa, The Podium, and Alabang Town Center.
“In 2013, observing the rapid economic growth that was taking place in the Mindanao area, Yakimix expanded its presence down south by opening its 11th branch in General Santos City and recently, its 12th and latest branch in Davao City which is the biggest smokeless grill buffet restaurant in town!”, shares Chito Manlapaz, Yakimix Davao manager.
Yakimix Davao, which is conveniently located at Abreeza Mall, can comfortably sit 200 customers in a posh and relaxed setting. It boasts of having the longest buffet area among all its branches, serving an impressive 150 to 200 dishes every lunch and dinner.
With a total of 27 Hong Kong chefs nationwide and two of them based in Davao, Yakimix guarantees to meet its high quality standards at all times.
Families can enjoy grilling Yakimix’s wide selection of pre-marinated beef, chicken and seafood dishes. Best of all, unlike other restaurants, their built-in smokeless grill located at every table ensures that every happy eater leaves without “smokey”-smelling clothes but with a huge smile and a full stomach.
“We would like to invite Dabawenyo families to experience Yakimix. For only P390 for lunch and P470 for dinner, inclusive of unlimited drinks, one can feast like a king!”, smiles Chito.
Yakimix Davao is located at Abreeza Mall, 2nd floor beside Power MAC Center. It is open Mondays to Sundays, 11am-3pm and 5pm-10pm. For reservations, please call 2853333 or 3212333 or cellphone numbers 0917-3053333/0925-7430333.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 19, 2013.