Tajimaya – The Ultimate Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Yakiniku Experience

Tajimaya – The Ultimate Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Yakiniku Experience
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Wagyu has almost become the extravagant default if you need some quality beef for a Japanese grill experience. How about Tokachi Beef? Never tried it? Then you won’t know what you are missing out.

I was at Tajimaya, a Japanese charcoal grill Yakiniku restaurant at Vivocity, and was hugely intrigued about their Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Platter. (Plus it is a very photogenic plate.) It is said that Tajimaya’s Tokachi beef is air-flown directly from the subprefecture in Hokkaido, hailed as a tastier and healthier rival to the more commonly known wagyu.

Really? Tajimaya Executive Chef Umehara Shigeo explained that Tokachi cows are fed a specially formulated, grass-based diet comprising sweet local meadow grass, straw and dent corns to produce meat of an extremely high quality, creating superb flavour and texture. The cows are said to be fed a blend of traditional herbs to increase their resistance and enhance the flavour of their meat!

All in the mood for authentic Japanese yakiniku barbeque, we ordered a Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Season Menu for 2 ($198++, usual price $268++). The portions are generous, and the three of us were able to share this set.

The special set comes with Kimuchi (Japanese kimchi starter), Kani Chawanmushi (which is really smooth) and Tajimaya Salad (cool and refreshing).

The highlight is really the Beef Platter. When served, we almost could not take our eyes (and cameras) away from the bright and cheery-red beef slices with some finely dispersed evenly distributed creamy white marbling of the fats.

Seeing is believing, but tasting makes it believable.

There were the different cuts of Jo Rosu (loin), Karubi (short ribs), Zabuton (chuck eye roll, portion just behind the neck) and Sankaku (chuck short rib, meat just outside the ribcage), all 90 grams each.

The good news is: everybody had their favourite part, though my preference went with the longest rectangular shaped Sankaku for its intense marbling and tenderness while the cushion-like Zabuton also had an amazingly rich and luscious ‘buttery’ taste.

Comparing the Tokachi with the other types of beef, the words ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ is really an understatement. Where I was most impressed was while it was already tender, the meats had a certain quality of bite and leanness you may not find in lower grade beefs.

I know some customers are always afraid of barbecue because of the possible smoke and greasiness. Surprisingly, I think I still walked out of the restaurant smelling good, due to the high performance exhaust system.

If you prefer Shabu Shabu, the restaurant next door Shabuya also offers the Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Season 7-course menu for 2 ($158++). American Express holders are also entitled to a $10 discount and a complimentary bottle of Sake with each set purchased.

The hands-on Japanese Yakiniku experience over charcoal grill is always fun while catching up with friends. Plus, Tajimaya has an amazing view of Sentosa and Resorts World Sentosa, especially magical looking under the mysterious night sky.

Tajimaya Japanese Charcoal Grill Yakiniku and Shabuya Shabu Shabu
Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), Tel: +65 6377 0070
Opening Hours: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Mon-Fri), 11:30am – 4:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

[Giveaway Ended] Shabuya Weekend Buffet Giveaway
DanielFoodDiary.com will be giving away 2 sets of weekend buffet (worth $44.90 each) to 2 blessed readers to enjoy Shabuya’s Japanese Hotpot! Thank you to Creative Eateries Group.

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  1. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  2. Toh Wei Bin : June 13, 2013 at 2:39 am
  3. Gambette! ^^
    Location : Vivo City

  4. 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  5. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  6. Tinie Toanlk : June 13, 2013 at 2:42 am
  7. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).
    Email: whiteribbon(a)yahoo.com

  8. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT),

  9. Location @ Vivo City

  10. Shabuya
    1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103,
    Singapore 098585
    Tel: 6377 0070.

  11. Vivocity at 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585! Can take MRT to Harbourfront station!

  12. ivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)
    so convenient.

  13. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  14. Oh Lye Choon : June 13, 2013 at 11:06 am
  15. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585
    nearest MRT station—>>>Harbourfront

  16. Serene Choo : June 13, 2013 at 3:25 am
  17. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  18. Victoria Siew Pei Ling : June 13, 2013 at 4:05 am
  19. Nicholas Wong : June 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm
  20. Nicholas Wong : June 13, 2013 at 12:40 pm
  21. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  22. Nicole Leong : June 13, 2013 at 4:56 am
  23. Shabuya is located at Vivocity!

    Full address: 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Vivocity, Singapore 098585

    Nearest MRT station: Harbourfront MRT

  24. Cincin Chong : June 13, 2013 at 5:33 am
  25. Cincin Chong : June 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm
  26. Justin Chong : June 13, 2013 at 6:39 am

    The variety of food and the physical appeal of the restaurant is just as

  27. Justin Chong : June 13, 2013 at 6:41 am

    The variety of food and the physical appeal of the restaurant is as scenic and welcoming as the location (Vivocity @ 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585).

  28. Location of Shabuya:- Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfont mrt)

  29. Justin Chong : June 13, 2013 at 6:43 am
  30. WeeSan Teng : June 13, 2013 at 7:01 am
  31. Chai Xin Ni : June 13, 2013 at 7:09 am
  32. Shabuya is at Vivocity (1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585).

  33. Alyssa Chong : June 13, 2013 at 7:22 am
  34. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  35. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  36. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  37. Vivocity 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  38. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  39. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  40. Teo Yee Long : June 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm
  41. Joeanne Shim : June 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm
  42. drooling! I want to try this soon!

  43. Mildred Ang : June 13, 2013 at 7:34 pm
  44. The location of the restaurant is at,

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

    Awesome wagyu beef!!!

  45. Restaurant is at,

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

    Wanna Try it!!!

  46. The restaurant is at,

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

    i wanna try it!!!

  47. The restaurant is at,

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

    I wanna try it! I don’t care!

  48. Restaurant is at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

    CHEERS!

  49. Chiu Lai Yan : June 13, 2013 at 8:46 pm
  50. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  51. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

    • Mmmmm, daniel’s food diary indeed portrays an accurate assessment of the awesome unique food in town. Especially for this new outlet in vivo city! It’s a must-try especially for all those japanese foodies!! What are you waiting for? Get your butts down to:

      Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

      You will have one hell of a shiok time there!.

  52. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

    You already have my email, I entered when making this comment :)

  53. Mmmmm, daniel’s food diary indeed portrays an accurate assessment of the awesome unique food in town. Especially for this new outlet in vivo city! It’s a must-try especially for all those japanese foodies!! What are you waiting for? Get your butts down to:

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

    You will have one hell of a shiok time there!.

    Email add: [email protected]

  54. Yee Wen Xuan Max : June 13, 2013 at 3:14 pm
  55. Shabuya’s located at Vivocity #01-102/103 at 1 Harbourfront Walk Singapore 098585 :)

  56. Guan Thye Sim : June 13, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I am just staying not too far across the road. 😛

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  57. Guan Thye Sim : June 13, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Location >> Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

    Email >> [email protected].

    Comments >> It would better if it was facing the Sea, its lovely in the evening with the setting sun. In its current location, its able to draw the crowd and stand on its own despite close to other food outlets. I like the food variety and freshest choice.

  58. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

    Looks yummylicious!

  59. vivocity 1 harbourfront walk 01~102/103

    looks delicious yummylicious!

  60. Lu Siu Ching : June 14, 2013 at 10:54 am
  61. That beautiful beef marbling…m.mmmmm~ droolz.

    Location – Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Nearest MRT: Harbourfront MRT).

    Email: reifoh AT gmail DOT com.

    Itadakimasu~~~

  62. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).
    Hope I get lucky!

  63. Shabuya is located Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.

  64. I’m don’t believe ill win, but ill try!

    Location: Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), Tel: +65 6377 0070
    Opening Hours: 12:00pm-3:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Mon-Fri), 11:30am – 4:00pm, 6:00pm-10:00pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

  65. Benjamin Long : June 14, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Can't wait to try the awesome beef at Tajimaya, Jap restaurant in Jap designed shopping mall! (VivoCity is designed by internationally acclaimed Japanese architect Toyo Ito). It will be a great homecoming dinner at my favorite shopping mall.

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), Tel: +65 6377 0070.

    [email protected]

  66. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  67. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  68. its at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  69. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  70. Chan Zorana : June 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm
  71. Chua Yi Xin : June 15, 2013 at 1:26 am
  72. Shabuya is located at 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102103, VivoCity

  73. Shabuya is located at 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, VivoCity

  74. Shabuya is located at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585. Heard it has got an amazing view too 😀

  75. Shabuya is located at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  76. Shabuya is located at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 😀

  77. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103

  78. Shihabul Haque : June 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Stay away from this restaurant if you don't want to ruin your quiet evening dinner. They have the rude most waiters in the world. Have you ever heard a waiter snatched the menu from your hand and asked you to get something from the next table? Horrible man! Horrible!

  79. Tan Janette : June 16, 2013 at 1:35 pm
  80. Tan Janette : June 16, 2013 at 1:36 pm
  81. Janette Tan : June 16, 2013 at 5:37 am
  82. Angeline Yeo : June 16, 2013 at 10:03 am
  83. Angeline Yeo : June 16, 2013 at 6:09 pm
  84. Moo Moo LooMoo : June 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

    noted. :)

  85. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  86. Jeremiah Lim : June 16, 2013 at 10:34 am
  87. Charmaine Yang : June 17, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585
    (Next to Harbourfront MRT station)

  88. VIVOCITY – 1 HARBOURFRONT WALK #01-102/103

    xoxo

  89. Teoh Pei Ling : June 19, 2013 at 12:00 am
  90. Vivocity’s #01-103
    1 Harbourfront Walk
    Singapore 098585

  91. Sherri Fayth Chong : June 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm
  92. Shabuya Shabu Shabu.
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT.

  93. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.
    [email protected]
    lovely!

  94. Looks faaaaantastic!
    Shabuya is located at 1 Harbourfront Walk, Vivocity #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  95. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  96. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.

  97. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT),

  98. Winnie Tan Wl : June 24, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Location: Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  99. Ng Wei Chieh : June 24, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  100. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  101. tung kian boon : June 24, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  102. This luxury restaurant is located at Vivo City #01-102/103, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

    Enjoy and Have a new dining experience!

  103. Email:[email protected]

    1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  104. Shabuya is at Vivocity, 1Harbourfront walk #01-102/103 Singapore 098585 near Harbourfront MRT
    My Email: shann.12240@yahoo.com.sg

    Thanks!!

  105. yummy!!

  106. That looks delish, hope to go there with the voucher!

  107. Had a wonderful time in Korea having Kobe Beef with my Husband and we have yet to find another restaurant that is quite like it.However after reading Daniel’s Food Diary and seeing the pictures of the ultimate Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Yakiniku Experience I’m really excited and it would be wonderful to try this place out as the pictures look fresh and delectable!

    Still Shabuya located at Vivocity,1Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 Singapore 098585 near Harbourfront MRT
    My email is shann.12240@yahoo.com.sg

    Thanks!!

  108. Looks delicious, hope I can go there with the vouchers!

  109. Sylvester Thang Fedor : June 24, 2013 at 3:58 am

    God that looks delicious, hope I can go there with the vouchers!

  110. The location is Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  111. Chin Ying Shi : June 24, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    The location is Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  112. lydiaseah@yahoo.com.sg looks great! hope to try and share my experiences too! Shabuya is at Vivocity; 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.

  113. Eugene Chen : June 24, 2013 at 4:20 am

    yummy!

    Location of Shabuya:- Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.
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  114. Shabuya is at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT) email: magical_may89@hotmail.com.

  115. Liked and share. Shabuya is @ 1 harbourfront walk #01-102/103 singapore 098585
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  116. OMG beef I love.
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  117. Located at :
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT).

  118. Michelle Loh : June 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Jin Ho Jiak! Wanna go taste also!!! Let me win please!!! Lol…
    Michelleloh1806@gmail.com
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, S098585

  119. Michelle Loh : June 24, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Michelleloh1806@gmail.com
    Jin ho jiak! I wanna win!
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585

  120. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  121. Pray that I will win this! looks jin ho jiak!
    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, S 098585
    michelleloh1806@gmail.com

  122. Tajimaya Japanese Charcoal Grill Yakiniku and Shabuya Shabu Shabu
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  123. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), email: hellboi86@yahoo.com.sg

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  126. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), email: lia.joann@gmail.com

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  127. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), email: lia.joann@gmail.com

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  130. Location of Shabuya:- Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfont mrt).
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  131. Location of Shabuya:- Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfont mrt).
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  132. Donavan Angelo Goh : June 24, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), email: donavanangelO@gmail.com.

  133. Christine Sim : June 24, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Located at vivocity – 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 S(098585)
    Email: christinesim81@hotmail.com

  134. Christopher Chionh : June 24, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    It’s at Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103 Singapore 098585

    Email: cchionh@singnet.com.sg

  135. Jeremy Hpesoj : June 24, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT), email: jeremyoh7@gmail.com.

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  144. Missy Grace L : June 25, 2013 at 4:40 am

    Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585 (Harbourfront MRT)

  145. Congrats to Teoh Peiling and Suet May Lee for winning vouchers from Shabuya at Vivocity to enjoy a buffet spread! [Giveaway Ended]

  146. Kaori Lizaso : June 25, 2013 at 3:27 am

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  147. Vivocity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #01-102/103, Singapore 098585.
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