Yuri turned 4 almost a couple of months ago. Ergo, this is a late post. Tee hee.
Yuri’s birthday celebration was a very simple one because it coincided with this year’s Black Saturday. Many establishments were closed the day before so I couldn’t really plan a day-out. Also, it was expected that people would be flocking to the resorts so that idea was scrapped as well.
Instead, we just went to Yellow Fin, one of the best restaurants in the city, bought a birthday cake at Bistro Rosario and grabbed a tub of ice cream, and went home. Simple as can be yet the little boy had fun!
I couldn’t believe I haven’t blogged about Yellow Fin yet. Along with Tiny Kitchen and Lachi’s (both of which I believe I haven’t blogged about yet, too!), Yellow Fin Seafood Restaurant is one of the must-visit restaurants in Davao City. So let’s talk about Yellow Fin!
There are currently 4 branches in the city (at least that I know of) — the original one in Sandawa, one in Torres, one fronting SM Lanang Premier, and another one in Lanang in front of Guadalupe Village (where we used to leave). The last one is the branch nearest to our house so we went there.
It’s a very simple looking-restaurant but I like that it’s spacious, clean, and cool. Here are the interiors:
There are booths with couch seats (like the one we were seated in) but I wasn’t able to take a picture of them. Anyway, Yellow Fin is famous for its turo-turo style so there are a lot of dishes in display that you can directly order. However, you can choose short-order meals, too. Here are some of the dishes that you can buy turo-turo:
And here were the dishes that we ordered!
We also ordered an ensalada but I forgot to take a picture of it.
Food is good, as always. Really good, in fact. All of the dishes we ordered, fish, meat, and chicken, were very tender and flavourful. Nothing was dry; everything was perfectly cooked. I could personally eat at Yellow Fin everyday (crossing out money and weight factors, of course).
It is my first time to eat at this particular branch of Yellow Fin, and so far, it is my favourite. I might be a bit biased because I live in the North and it’s near us, but I find that this branch is the most maaliwalas among the four.
One of the things that make Yellow Fin so popular aside from the yumminess of their food is the price. The dishes are very affordable — a meal here shouldn’t burn a hole in your pocket.
I’m a big sucker for great service, so I make sure to take note of places that offer it. Unfortunately, Yellow Fin fell short of my expectations. It’s not that we were treated badly. The waitresses took our orders swiftly, but it was all very rigid and business-like. I prefer personalised, friendly service that treat clients as human beings and not mere customers.
Here’s the menu, by the way.
Have you ever eaten at Yellow Fin?