I had not eaten in a Japanese restaurant for the longest time and so I did not really know what to expect when my sister and her husband invited me, along with my mom and my sister-in-law and my niece, to eat in Wakanatsu Yakiniku, a quaint Jap resto. I, of course, know of sushis, sashimis, and tempuras and that's about it.
Wakanatsu Yakiniku is located on the second floor of a buiding in front of Wishing Well bar in Angeles City.
The restaurant offers unlimited Japanese food. Forgive me but all I have are few photos and not a list of food of what we've eaten. It is the experience I had which I would like to share.
Wakanatsu Yakiniku could sit less than a hundred customers, with about ten tables. It is relatively small for a place that offers unlimited food. It is quiant but I could not say cozy.
When we arrived in the restaurant, the first words I heard from the servers were "tanggalin po shoes nyo" ("take off your shoes") and not pleasantries nor greetings. At that time, I got a feeling of the kind of service we will be getting.
And I am right in most aspects. The servers looked very tired and unfriendly. They lacked courtesy and politeness. There were a few times I had to stand from my seat just to make the server place the food on our table. Each time we ask for our orders, it felt very uncomfortable as the servers seemed not to be accommodating.
The food was great but it could have tasted better if we were served properly and in a friendly manner. I can go back for the food but I will look for other options first.