Koya Japan (Metrotown)
Koya Japan is a Japanese fast food chain outlet located in Metrotown’s food court that serves freshly prepared dishes with no added preservatives or additives (including MSG).
Like an expertly tuned assembly line, the chefs use their mastery of their skills to quickly turn out your meal in a couple of minutes. It all starts with the large silo of shredded lettuce that enables them to quickly and easily saute them on the hot grill.
Next, your order is quickly grilled in front of you. The whole process is supposed to be styled around the Western-influenced Teppan method where the art of cooking, flipping, and turning utensils forms part of the whole dining experience.
Don’t expect to get the same skill or entertainment value out of watching these cooks make your meal as you would at an actual teppanyaki restaurant. They are very organized and have it down to a science but I think they are more concerned with getting all of the orders filled quickly.
The Chicken Yakisoba is a pretty generous sized plate. My only complaint is that they use quite a bit of sauce when they cook – almost to the point where the noodles are swimming in sauce.
Food: 3 / 5
Service: 3 / 5