Dinner And a Show – The Ancient Art of Japanese Teppanyaki
Japanese cuisine comes in all shapes, sizes and styles. And we’d like to highlight some of the more fun and exciting elements, specifically Teppanyaki. This post-World War II cooking style is derived from the word teppan, which is a metal plate and Yaki which means grilled, boiled or pan-fried.
So, we scoured the city to put together this list of Japanese teppanyaki restaurants to try. Every one of them is worth a visit. Enjoy!
Inside the Fairmont Hotel Singapore, you’ll find Mikuni. It’s a stunningly decorated and sophisticated Japanese restaurant that specialises in the three main elements of Japanese cooking. Of course, we’re most keen on the teppanyaki here. This Japanese style of cooking the ingredients on a large flat top grill ensures it doesn’t skimp on both flair and style, as the food is prepared in a theatrical manner before your very eyes. Mikuni is fun, exciting, delicious and not to be missed.
You can also find a fantastic sushi bar and robatayaki, which is basically Japanese BBQ here.
2 Stamford Road, Swissotel The Stamford, L3-Fairmont
Keyaki is housed within the Pan Pacific and is an exquisite Japanese dining experience. Here, you can either dine at the western tables or at the more traditional tatami. In addition to teppanyaki, you can also select the omakase menu where you let the chef decide what you’re eating. Or, try the sukiyaki – which is a Japanese dish prepared and served in the nabemono style – or the succulent sushi and fresh sashimi.
Keyaki offers a wide array of teppanyaki options that are all premium quality. A trip to Keyaki is not just a great meal out but is also a fantastic dining out experience that is not to be missed.
7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
Specialising in teppanyaki, Teppan Bar Q is an intimate dining experience that’s not to be missed. Once you enter the space, take your seat at the bar and watch as the chefs make food fly, flip, stir, sprinkle, shake and… in some cases floss, your meal into life. Then, after this fantastic display of skill and showmanship, you’re rewarded with delicious food. It’s win-win!
The menu is brimming with fresh meats, seafood and vegetarian options that are all to die for. It’s a bit cosy and some people might not appreciate having to sit so close to strangers, but if you take a whole bunch of friends you won’t have to worry.
11 Unity St, 01-21/22, Singapore 237995
Offering a seasonally changing menu, Teppan Chef’s Table blends teppanyaki with a chef’s table style of dining to create a new spin on an old classic. Although the two styles naturally go hand in hand, Teppan Chef’s Table has taken it a step further to create an exciting fine dining experience that’s not to be missed.
Located inside the Andaz Singapore on the 25th floor, you’ll find yourself torn between the view and the cooking show. Either way, you’re going to have a great time.
5 Fraser Street, Singapore, Singapore, 189354
Inside the historic Chijmes district, you’ll find Tatsu. It opened back in 1996 as a sushi bar dedicated to bringing authentic Japanese dining to Singapore. Since then it’s expanded to serve teppanyaki as well. And boy do they do it well. The chefs are all trained in-house to not only serve high-quality dishes that are authentic and delicious. But there is also a keen focus on ensuring the best theatrical performances possible. So it really is dinner and a show at Tatsu.
You can still get fantastic sushi and sashimi if you really want to.
30 Victoria St, #01-08 Chijmes, Singapore 187996
Named after what is arguably the food capital of Japan, Osaka Kitchen is passionate about its food. Serving authentic Japanese cuisine in a charming and inviting atmosphere, this exciting restaurant is part of the illustrious Japan Food Town. You’ll really feel like you’ve stepped out of Singapore here – but without the hassle and cost of a plane ticket.
And, come on, how good does teppanyaki-style Wagyu beef sound? Don’t miss the delicious okonomiyaki, which is lovingly and skillfully prepared on the hot plate right before your eyes.
435 Orchard Rd, #04-46 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Shima Restaurant is not only one of the best teppanyaki restaurants in Singapore, but it’s also the oldest. In fact, it was the very first one to open in 1980.
Established since 1980, SHIMA is Singapore’s first fine dining teppanyaki restaurant. With the ingredients air flown…
With all that experience, they certainly know what they’re talking about when it comes to providing Singaporeans with the great taste of Japanese cuisine. You’ll find succulent beef, chicken and seafood as well as imported oysters on the menu, and it’s all prepared and served with style and flair right before your eyes.
22 Scotts Rd, Singapore 228221
Teppan-Ya offers authentic and contemporary Japanese cuisine and a sweeping view of the beautiful Singapore Harbour. When you factor in the visual spectacle of traditional teppanyaki, you’ve got dinner, a show and a fantastic view all at once. What’s not to love!
You can also indulge in an eclectic range of fresh sashimi, handcrafted sushi and divine tempura here. Whatever you’re after, you won’t regret coming to Teppan-Ya for your Japanese food fix.
5 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039797