Tori Q

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A April 24, 2012
 
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Dabao a yakitori lunch under $10
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3.5
I’m always on the hunt for a cheap, hearty meal and when I’m in the mood for Japanese, I make a beeline for the nearest Tori Q for a yakitori set meal.

The takeaway stall offers set meals under $10 that include a generous portion of rice - along with a selection of chicken, pork, unagi, and other yakitori sticks slathered in a rich, savoury sauce.

And with 14 outlets islandwide, there’s little excuse not to spice up your lunch routine and give this skewer stall a try.

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Mecha Yakitori
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3.0
I remember when I was a kid, I would stand outside Tori Q and stare at their Yakitori making machine. My favourite part was when the Yakitori gets dipped into machine’s sauce pool, and comes out of its shower glistening in their spotlights.

Food made by machine can taste as good as handmade ones and Tori Q proves it. By standardizing the heating and cooking times, Tori Q can ensure that their yakitori are cook just right. It brings down the price too!
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Cheapest Yakitori in town
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3.5
Tori-Q is a mid-range restaurant in Singapore that specialises in Yakitori. It has a few outlets in Singapore and they are all situated in prime locations such as Paragon, Junction 8 and Hougang Mall.

Besides selling Yakitori sticks (eg, chicken, pork, quail eggs) customers have to option of adding rice for $1 as well as adding miso soup. While the bento boxes and food packets are disposable, Tori-Q provides tables and seats for customers to enjoy a quick meal. I love Tori-Q as their food are flavourful and taste pretty authentic.

While the Yakitori they serve is cheaper than those in restaurants and taste only slightly inferior, it is still not cheap. A bento box consisting of only 4 sticks of Yakitori cost at least $5.80. However, if you are simply looking for a quick Japanese meal, this is the place to go as the staff are extremely efficient.
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Affordable, good Japanese skewered meats
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4.0
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4.0
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3.5
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3.5
Value 
 
4.0
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4.0
Tori Q's been around for the longest time and they've got outlets everywhere in Singapore. That, I'm thankful for because those fragrant sticks of charred meats often call out to me whenever I'm near a Tori Q outlet. The queue is never-ending but clears fast with those deft fingers behind the panelled glass.

I used to just get a few sticks of skewered meats drenched in flavourful sauces when I'm feeling peckish but recently gave their bento sets a go. These bento sets are surprisingly filling and if you are a fan of seaweed, feel free to request for more - their smiley staff will gladly give you more without charging extra!

These are priced ~$6 so that makes of a reasonably priced meal if you're looking to have your Japanese fast food fix. Oh, I like their chicken balls best out of everything else they have on the menu!

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Ion
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Affordable and hence mediocre.
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3.0
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3.5
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3.0
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3.5
Value 
 
3.5
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3.0
Tori Q has a good many branches all over Singapore - heartland malls, city malls, you name it. Their branches are always distinctly identifiable through the smell of their yakitori cooking and their open kitchen concept which facilitates the wafting of their food's smell. A good marketing strategy indeed.

When it comes to the yakitori itself, it doesn't disappoint, but I wouldn't go as far as to call it 'good' yakitori. There are plenty of izakaya restaurants in Singapore that offer better quality skewers (albeit at higher prices). However, you get what you pay for here - at just over $1 for most skewers, the flavour of the meat in whatever skewer you order is rich. The texture - less so.

My personal favorite are their Chicken Balls, which I find to be rather unique to them as not many other places offer skewered chicken balls (particularly those which taste as good as the ones here). At an affordable $1.40, I'd recommend a try.

They also offer bento sets, which can serve as surprisingly filling lunches. A generous set would set (pun intended) you back around $6, though you do have to go through the trouble of pulling the meat of the skewers yourself. There are certainly more affordable or value for money options but I suppose if you have a craving for Japanese Skewered Meat (in, or out of bento sets), Tori Q is the place for you to go.

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6
Branch Location:
Tampines
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Japanese Fast Food!
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
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4.0
Value 
 
4.0
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4.0
Tori-Q is like Japan's answer to our cries for Asian fast food. Meat skewers dipped into sauce, and then nestled on sticky white rice and drenched with gravy, with a side of sour purple pickles. Yumz. However for me I prefer my rice plain so I ask them to skip the sauce!

I used to avoid the pickles, till I tried it one day with the chicken skewer. It went so well together I finished all the pickles and started looking for more. The sour taste goes well with the slightly charred meaty taste.

It amazes me how they always move super quickly despite how long the queue is, and I've never had a rude server at Tori-Q too :) I feel it's quite reasonably priced at a full meal for

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Best Part:
Meat skewers
Branch Location:
Bishan
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Quick fix of Japanese food
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4.5
Looking for somewhere to get a quick fix for some Japanese food? Tori-Q might just be the place for you. From meat of sticks otherwise known as yakitori to bento boxes and set meals, it is suitable for take-outs. In most stores, they have seats for diners who choose not to take away as well.

For yakitori, the sauce complements the meat and it is not a bad combination. However, there is a tendency of meat getting a little charred at the sides. If you are looking for a quick bite or craving for some protein, here is something to look out for! No, unless during lunch hours, the stores do not have ridiculously long queues. As it acts mainly as a take-out place, the waiting time in the queue will not be too long either.

Those looking for a filling meal can go for the bento box or set meal. Each set meal comes with either three to four sticks of yakitori (dependent on price), Japanese rice topped with sauce and roasted seaweed strips as well as shibazuke. Shibazuke is fermented eggplant with herbs and ginger, otherwise known as pickles. It can get a tad salty but it goes well if you eat it with the rice or meat. Overall, it had been satisfactory and the prices are reasonable too. I wouldn't mind going back if I need a quick fix for some Japanese food!
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Cheap and Delicious Japanese Yakitori
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4.0
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4.0
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3.0
Service 
 
3.5
Value 
 
4.0
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4.0
Singaporeans love Japanese food, but it's really hard to find cheap but delicious Japanese food here, especially yakitori. However, Tori-Q is one of my favourite places as the food they sell are really reasonably priced and delicious.

I like how they offer different bento sets, and each set includes a variety of yakitori sticks so that customers can have a taste of different meat in one package. I am attracted to their sauce, which I have failed to find anywhere else. The sauce is very fragrant and flavourful, which compliments the succulent meat.

Also, I like how Tori-Q packs their food into those packaging boxes, which makes it easy for people to eat out of, and also easy for takeaways. Affordable, delicious and convenient.

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Average Spent Per Person:
8
Best Part:
yakitori
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Losing interest i nthis.
(Updated: December 05, 2012)
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2.5
Food / Beverage 
 
2.5
Ambience 
 
2.5
Service 
 
2.5
Value 
 
3.0
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2.5
I remember having Tori Q a lot when I was young, but I guess as I grew older I started to get a lot more picky of my food. I remember I used to like the food there a lot, but slowly, over time, the food prepared at Tori Q started to get disappointing. The rice is often soggy, the gravvy they put over it is cold and it gives a bad after-taste because of that.

As most of the skewers are cooked way before it's sold to the customer, it's cold too. It's still a better and perhaps healthier option as compared to fast food, but I really wish Tori Q stepped up it's efforts in making its food tastier. The pricing is reasonable for the quality and taste. I'd still get my lunch/dinner from them, but not as much.
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Bento sets accompanying me
(Updated: October 17, 2012)
Overall Score 
 
3.5
Talking about ToriQ will bring me and my friends back to our preparation for 'O' level period. With lessons ending late and canteen stalls closing, or being simply bored of school food, we will usually take a 20 to 30 min bus ride to Tampines Mall for ToriQ. The bento sets were, at that time, stress relieving food and rewards for ourselves for all the mugging throughout the week. As we have lessons back in school in the evening, we will take away the bento sets and savour in the delicious meat balls at either the open space garden at Tampines 1 (opposite Tampines Mall) or just back in school. Miraculously, we could eat the sets week after week and not be sick of it. (Well, they have a variety of sticks to choose from!)

I like their purple ginger the most as the sweet and sour taste, or rather, the unique taste goes best with their slightly sticky rice. Thinking about it makes me drool... The sticks and bento sets are sold at reasonably affordable price even for students. The staffs were friendly and recommend their best-selling sticks which never fail to satisfy our taste buds.

The only thing I can complain about is the high calories of the slightly oily sauce. It is quite unhealthy to eat is on regular basis for someone who doesn't exercise regularly. Luckily for us, we are sporty people which enable us to eat abit more with lesser guilt.
Do remember to drink lots of water to replenish all the water loss as well since the sticks can get a little too salty for good.

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