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Yayoi’s Japanese Comfort Food Arrives In Plano

The newly-imported eatery opens tonight

Get ready for teishoku-style dinners
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Originally scheduled to arrive last month, Japanese comfort food chain Yayoi is officially ready to swing open the doors at its first DFW location.

A post to Yayoi’s Facebook page announces that the restaurant will quietly open the doors this afternoon, bringing a brand new teishoku concept to 120 Legacy Drive. For the uninitiated, teishoku-style dining means that all dishes for a meal are served at the same time, which makes Yayoi an obvious choice for quick lunches.

The menu at Yayoi is pretty diverse, ranging from light starters like ceviche and sweet potato tempura to salads and heartier dishes. Entrees like pork katsu, chicken teriyaki, crispy, deep-fried tofu are also on offer, along with the teishoku options (a.k.a. a “Japanese square meal”) that pair a main dish with miso soup, rice, and veggies.

The restaurant is a sister concept to massive Japan-based teishoku chain Yayoi-ken, which operates hundreds of restaurants across the world. In the U.S., Yayoi has opened a few restaurants in California, but the Plano outpost is the chain’s first expansion into Texas.

Yayoi will open up the doors on Wednesday, May 3 at 5 p.m.