Yayoi - Palo Alto - Nagoya-style unagi hitsumabushi


Clearly that’s the house specialty.

The bowl is quite deep so there’s lots of rice. Everything was great. Best dashi I’ve ever had.

No tipping.


Yea it’s not bad. They’re also opening in Hillsdale mall in San Mateo I believe. I tend to get the unajyu - I’ve spoken up about portion size before and they’ve corrected it quickly with no complaints. A good unagi don is supremely satisfying.


I returned to Yayoi a month ago and had the same thing, don’t know what happened but the quality plummeted or I just was very unlucky. It felt like they took less care in the overall execution. The dashi is good, but maybe a touch off balance. Still, there isn’t another place that does something like this.