Upon walking in, you will be greeted by girls in kimonos, as well as an extensive sake collection that lines the walls. Chef and owner, Lee Loon, has been actively involved in the Japanese food scene for a long time, and mastered the recipe for success, ensuring that every customer leaves the restaurant satisfied. From traditional sushi to various izakaya style cooked dishes, the extensive menu will satisfy every palate. For the adventurous, they even have fugu, otherwise known as pufferfish! To serve such a dish is actually no easy feat. The preparation of the pufferfish is controlled by law, and only chefs who have qualified through rigorous training are allowed to deal with this poisonous sea creature.
All in all, this is quaint little establishment is truly a gem for lovers of the Japanese cuisine. Between its central location and very affordable prices, Yumeya makes you want to return with your date or your sake buddies again and again. (Oct 2011)