Just wanted a quick snack on our day of shopping so I decided to get a Chicken Teriyaki Sandwich from this place in the food court of the Aberdeen Shopping Centre.
It was $3.96 including taxes, very cheap and as my review title suggests you get what you pay for.
The actual bread roll was large, with two very small pieces of chicken which were unfortunately completely tasteless and fatty, two slices of tomatoes and a small piece of lettuce. I took the chicken out and ended up with just a salad roll basically.
The service was decent enough, they seemed friendly. It would have been value for money if there was anything worth eating in the sandwich. The place looked clean enough but since this was in a shopping mall I can't judge the ambiance on the restaurant itself.
I wouldn't go back here again.
I just don't get it - I always go out of my way to be friendly to people, no matter how crappy my day is going. Took the kids to Aberdeen Centre for some Spring Break fun today, and we stopped for lunch at the Aberdeen Food Court. Haven't been here for a while, so we looked around a bit, and Ajijiman appealed to my son, 'cause he's all about Yakisoba. We should have kept walking - the two women running the front counter looked so sullen and angry - do I really want them preparing food for us? I don't think I've ever met with such grumpy counter service anywhere! I ordered a Chicken Yakisoba for my son, and a Chicken Yaki Udon for myself to share with my daughter. Unfortunately I ended up with a Chicken Udon - maybe they didn't hear me; maybe they didn't care. Whatever. I wasn't about to sit and wait even longer for them to get it right. I also didn't want to stand and watch the two grumpy ladies any longer - wanted to get very far away from them. The udon was okay - three large pieces of chicken, a few mushrooms and a good supply of noodles in a broth that lacked flavour; my daughter liked it, I thought it was okay. My son liked the yakisoba - it had a few slashes of mayonnaise, and a fair number of chicken pieces - my son said it was okay. So - one udon, one yakisoba, and two cans of ice tea came to $20.70. Kind of pricey, considering it was only "okay" and the service sucked. How do people stay in business when they have absolutely no people skills and the food is only passable?
It's difficult for us to judge the food at Ajijiman Hanabi because so many of the items we came for were sold out. We made a trip out here from Burnaby because we wanted a good quality yakisoba sandwich, but these were sold out. We had also learned that matcha ice cream was on the menu, and were looking forward to trying that too, but alas, this item also was not available. A sign above the shop advertises taiyaki, but this apparently is not even on the menu at all, so again we were disappointed.
We ended up getting okonomiyaki, which is pretty rare in Japanese restaurants in the lower mainland and was authentic and tasty. This is not "fast food", as it took 15 minutes for them to cook our okonomiyaki. We were surprised by the presence of cheese in our beef okonomiyaki, though, not having encountered this ingredient in the dish when we ate it in various cities throughout Japan. It seems that it's one of the huge variety of ways that okonomiyaki can be cooked, though, so we tried to keep an open mind and didn't find it unpleasant. That said, I think all three of my family members would request "no cheese" if we ate here again.
Ambiance is hard to give a high rating to, as well, since the restaurant is located in a busy mall food court. However, Ajijiman Hanabi does their best with attractive signage and authentic Japanese plastic food in little cases near the cash register.
This place is always dead! Stay away from this place, they claim to have their $1.99 special with any orders from Monday to Friday and its all a 'LIE", we tried to order their tempura and plus their special, the cashier refused to honour their special. Their Tempura are so oily and their yakisoba is the worst I have ever experienced. Save your money and go to Leung Kee next door, much better food and better value. worst experience ever!!!! I am telling all my friends to stay away from this place.