Yayoi in Palo Alto is the latest Japanese chain to come to the Bay Area after Kula Revolving Sushi in Cupertino. The main difference is people come here come here for delicious Teishoku (Japanese meal sets) instead of sushi.
With branches in Japan, Singapore, and Thailand, Yayoi features a high end decor, and a good ambiance. Their iPad ordering is intuitive and efficient so you can monitor whether your order is waiting to be cooked, being cooked or on it's way out. We ordered the hitsumabushi and ginger pork sets and it tasted very authentic and home-style. It even has a small note showing you the best way to enjoy the food.
Last but not least, no tipping is needed. Any tip left will be donated to a charity!
Small tips: No reservations can be taken but you can call in to be put on the wait list.