Who doesn’t like teppanyaki? You get to choose your own ingredients, watch your food being cooked right in front of you, and eat everything while it’s still hot.
Teppanyaki is a Japanese style of cooking that mainly involves cooking up pieces of seafood, meats and vegetables on a hot pan in front of diners.
We pretty much love anything related to Japanese, needless to say food included. Here’s a list of 10 teppanyaki restaurants that you can visit for an interactive dining experience.
1. Sakae Teppanyaki
Sakae Teppanyaki is a casual dining restaurant offering affordable teppanyaki. You can choose from a variety of seafood (prawns, oysters and scallops), meats (beef, fish and chicken) and vegetables.
The restaurant is popular for the teppanyaki set menus offered, and don’t leave without trying the garlic fried rice that it serves. If you’re looking to have yummy teppanyaki that won’t break the bank, this is probably your best bet.
Sakae Teppanyaki: Plaza Singapura #B2-52/54, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839 | Opening hours: (Daily) 11.30am – 10pm | Tel: +65 6337 5676 | Website
2. Express Teppanyaki
With several outlets around Singapore, Express Teppanyaki aims to reach out to the masses by bringing affordable teppanyaki into our daily lives. You can choose from the customised sets or a la carte ingredients.
The choice of ingredients include tenderloin, fish fillets, beef ribs and scallops, just to name a few. It can get quite crowded during dinner time though, so get there early to avoid the queue!
3. Ajiya Okonomiyaki
Ajiya Okonomiyaki is popular for its DIY okonomiyaki but you can also opt to have teppanyaki.
Choose from meats like the Kurobuta Pork ($22), US Short Prime Rib ($35) and Japanese Wagyu Beef ($48), then cook it yourself at the teppanyaki counter top or get the chef to cook it for you.
For those who choose not to sit by the teppanyaki table, the meats will be cooked and served on a plate before serving to you.
Ajiya Okonomiyaki: 104 Jalan Jurong Kechil, Singapore 598603 | Opening hours: (Tues to Sun) 12pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9:30pm, Closed on Mon | Tel: +65 6463 3461 | Facebook
4. Teppan Bar Q
Chunks of sizzling meat on the teppan? YES PLEASE. Besides the usual teppanyaki, some recommended dishes at Teppan Bar Q include the vinegared octopus ($6), assorted oden ($15) and natto with yam ($5).
Teppan Bar Q also offers hotpots for two people to enjoy a meal together. The Hakata Gyoza Pot ($28.90 per pax, minimum two pax) comes served with Hakata boiled gyoza, cabbage, tofu, garlic slices and vegetables.
The broth packed with collagen is boiled for eight hours, making this quite a healthy option too.
Teppan Bar Q: 11 Unity Street, #01-21/22, Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995 | Opening hours: (Daily) 5pm – 12am | Tel: +65 6235 0629 | Website
5. Tokaikan Japanese Restaurant
Good news for East-dwellers! There is a newly opened teppanyaki restaurant along East Coast Road called Tokaikan Japanese Restaurant.
The restaurant offers a weekday lunch special (Tues – Fri) at $12.90+, where you get to choose from a selection of chicken, beef or pork to have cooked teppanyaki-style.
Besides teppanyaki, Tokaikan has a second level that is available as an event space, catering to a maximum of 30 pax. Did someone say office party?Tokaikan Japanese Restaurant: 95 East Coast Road, Singapore 428793 | Opening hours: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 5.30pm – 11pm | Tel: +65 6348 2816 | Website
6. Keyaki Japanese Restaurant
Located in Pan Pacific Hotel, Keyaki Japanese Restaurant offers an extensive menu consisting of a mix of set courses and a la carte dishes. Find a variety of omakase, kaiseki, teppanyaki, sashimi, appetisers, grilled dishes, sushi and fried dishes.
The Teppanyaki Prix Five is a selection of five set courses starting from $140. Each set comes with an amuse bouche, appetiser, salad, soup, choice of beef, fish or seafood and dessert.
If that’s not enough, try the a la carte dishes like the US Beef Tongue ($23 per 100g), Foie Gras ($28), Whole Lobster ($23 per 100g), Oysters ($22) and Garlic Fried Rice ($8). Besides teppanyaki, the range of sashimi Keyaki offers will leave you spoilt for choice: Geoduck Clams ($9), Ark Shells ($13) and Tuna Belly ($18) galore.
Keyaki Japanese Restaurant: 7 Raffles Blvd, Marina Square, Pan Pacific Hotel Level 4, Singapore 039595 | Tel: +65 6826 8240 | Website
7. Heniu Teppanyaki
Not sure where to eat in Orchard Road without spending your entire month’s worthy of salary? Here’s another affordable teppanyaki stall situated in a Kopitiam at 313 Somerset.
Sit by the counter top and you get to watch the chefs in action, flipping and cooking your ingredients on the teppan. At an affordable $9, you can get the value meal with a choice of sliced beef, lamb or chicken.
The sets also come with bean sprouts, cabbage, rice and a soup of the day. Sounds good right?
Heniu Teppanyaki: 313 Somerset, 313 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238895 | Opening hours: (Daily) 11am – 10pm | Tel: +65 9238 3350 | Website
8. Seiwaa Okonomiyaki and Teppanyaki
Pokemon-shaped okonomiyaki? I’m sold!
Seiwaa Okonomiyaki and Teppanyaki is the place to unleash your creativity and DIY your Japanese savoury pancake on the teppan. Choose from a selection of pork ($10), seafood ($14), beef ($12) or mix okonomiyaki ($16) and have fun cooking it yourself.
There is also the Ocean Seafood Grill Set for 2 pax at $38. It comes with salmon, squid, prawns, scallops and vegetables. Meat-lovers can opt for the Flavour Meat Grill Plate ($38) with pork, marinated chicken, beef and vegetables.
Trust me when I say that you won’t leave this place hungry – a slew of side dishes, noodles and rice will keep you full and satisfied.
Seiwaa Okonomiyaki and Teppanyaki: 72 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209400 | Opening hours: (Daily) 11.30am – 10pm | Tel: +65 6291 6084 | Website
9. Osaka Kitchen
If you happen to be in Japan Food Town at Wisma Atria, you should try Osaka Kitchen. The restaurant is famous for its teppanyaki and 9-course Omakase ($60 or $80). It’s also recently been named as one of the Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurants in Singapore!
Try the Bacon Teppanyaki ($15) or Chilli Flavoured Chicken Teppanyaki ($16) to experience very interesting flavour combinations. You can also choose more premium items like the Ohmi Wagyu Beef Sirloin Steak (seasonal price).
Osaka Kitchen: 435 Orchard Road, Wisma Atria Level 4, Singapore 238877 | Opening Hours: (Tues to Sun) 5pm – 10.30pm, Closed on Mon | Tel: +65 6262 3271 | Website
10. Tatsu Teppanyaki
Tatsu Teppanyaki is a cosy restaurant offering premium dishes with quality and freshness.
There are four types of teppanyaki set courses to choose from: The Tatsu Dinner Course ($68), the Seafood ($98), the Wagyu Dinner ($128) and the Wagyu & Lobster Course ($158). Go for the affordable Tatsu Dinner Course which will get you king prawns, salmon, and a choice of beef or chicken served with some side dishes.
Choose to sit by the counter and watch the chefs cook your dishes. The level of finesse and skill here is unparalleled!
Tatsu Teppanyaki: Victoria Street #01-08, Chijmes, Singapore 187996 | Opening hours: (Mon to Sat) 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm, Closed on Sun | Tel: +65 6332 5868 | Website
What about [email protected] Park Hotel? it used to be very good during the 1980s and early 1990s but heard it has changed a lot since.
The place used to be full nightly and they used to have a lounge area where after teppanyaki meal, one can relax in comfort sofas and served with Green Tea and fruits as well as coffee and other drinks were available.
Nowadays and in my opinion, I liked Hide Yamamoto, Tatsu, Ajiya, Keyaki and Mikuni (not in order of merit).
I think Shima has the all you can eat teppanyaki set.