Instead, we headed to the new Muji flagship store at Yonge/Dundas.
We settled for sharing a Karubi Don with a Hot Spring Egg and a Hamachi Nabe. Cabbage slaw and miso soup followed shortly afterwards. The former was not so much a "salad", so to speak, but rather a strange, off-putting combination of cream atop dried cranberries and scraggly bits of cabbage. The soup, on the other hand, was tastier than your run-of-the-mill hot-water-and-soybean-paste emulsion and sufficiently seasoned with chopped scallions and aburaage bits.
If Café Bon Bon had set the standard for Short Rib Donburi, You Don Ya has succeeded in achieving the opposite. The rice was dry, while the sauce was lacking (and lacklustre); the overall composition was reminiscent of a bowl of leftovers from home, but with a heavy dose of monosodium glutamate. Moreover, there was such a hefty amount of rice that not even mixing in the hot spring egg helped to increase consumption levels.
One also ought to note that You Don Ya refuses to accept credit as a form of payment. Cash and debit are the only options here.
Needless to say, neither of us left feeling satisfied with the new restaurant.