17 places for teppanyaki in Singapore for all budgets

By Gracia Ow June 21, 2024
17 places for teppanyaki in Singapore for all budgets
Photos (from leftt): Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki/Instagram, Teppan-Man/Facebook

Ever had teppanyaki in Singapore? More than just grilling or frying over a hot iron plate, dining in a teppanyaki spot usually includes additional theatrics of chefs deftly flipping their spatulas as they whip up your meal tableside. There’s just something captivating about watching your food prepared right in front of you, with such fervour. 

While teppanyaki in Singapore may not be as commonplace, there are adequate options around the island across all budgets — multi-course menus typically lean towards the pricier side, while value sets are more wallet-friendly. 

From budget-friendly gems to halal options, here’s a curated round-up of our recommended 17 places for teppanyaki in Singapore.

1. Teppan Kappou Kenji 

99 Tanjong Pagar Road, 01-01
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm)

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Chef Okumura performing his culinary magic. Photo: Teppan Kappou Kenji/Instagram

Why visit? As many know, Tanjong Pagar is a treasure trove of excellent Japanese cuisine, and among these gems is Teppan Kappou Kenji, a teppanyaki place that is suitable for lunch or even a fancy omakase dinner. 

Quality is first-rate here, and we know that because its ingredients are personally sourced by chef Okumura on his frequent trips to Japan. The chef also trained rigorously in Japan for 16 years before starting his culinary career in Singapore in 2011. 

Yet another fun fact: He is so good at his craft that he has even had the opportunity to serve the former Japanese emperor Akihito.

Crowd favourites: Drop by for its express lunch sets, such as the teppan pork ginger set (S$12), which comes with salad, chawanmushi, rice, pickles, and soup. Feeling spendy? Give its premium A5 Japan wagyu a go — we recommend the juicy tenderloin cut (S$118).

2. Ki Teppan & Rogama 

Palais Renaissance, B1-08/09/10/11, 390 Orchard Road 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm)

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The finest quality of Japanese wagyu beef. Photo: Ki Teppan & Rogama/Instagram

Why visit? Ki Teppan & Rogama is an upscale dining experience created by the folks behind the popular Ishinomaki Grill & Sake, which is located right beside the former. You get the best of both worlds here at Ki Teppan & Rogama, with teppanyaki and rogama grill (which ensures an even cook), using binchotan charcoal. 

While we’ve recommended getting seats at the counter to see the chefs’ skilful performance, those seeking a more intimate setting can book one of its complimentary private rooms, which require a minimum spend. 

Crowd favourites: Only the freshest seafood is served here for your teppanyaki experience, such as the live abalone (S$48), grilled with a special sauce created from its liver. Celebrating a special occasion? Ki Teppan & Rogama has teppanyaki course dinners which include a Japanese A5 wagyu & seafood (S$200) option, where the star is the melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef.

3. Mikuni

Fairmont Singapore, Level 3, 80 Bras Basah Road 
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10pm)

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Photo: Mikuni/Instagram

Why visit? Apart from being one of the best teppanyaki in Singapore, Mikuni at Fairmont Singapore, which is known for its modern take on traditional Japanese culinary methods, also has live sushi stations where chefs prepare sushi-to-order. 

Perfect for date nights, Mikuni’s intimate and cosy ambience will impress any date. Be sure to plan ahead and reserve its counter seats, though, as you’ll have to pre-order and prepay at least 24 hours in advance. 

Crowd favourites: Don’t miss out on its seafood options for teppanyaki, such as its king crab leg (prices vary) with flavourful garlic butter soy sauce and refreshing sudachi (a small, round, green citrus fruit from Japan). Wagyu beef lovers will enjoy every bite of its juicy, buttery A5 Miyazaki sirloin (200g for S$238), which goes well with its signature truffle onion sauce.

4. Teppan Works

42 Tras Street
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10.30pm)

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This okonomiyaki will have you returning for more. Photo: Teppan Works/Instagram

Why visit? Want to satisfy your teppanyaki cravings in a more casual setting? Look no further than Teppan Works. Given its central location in Tanjong Pagar, those working in the CBD can easily pop by for a quick lunch. 

With both teppanyaki and okonomiyaki available at this spot, you mustn’t miss out on ordering its okonomiyaki — a savoury Japanese pancake fried with various ingredients — dishes. We also hear that if it’s your birthday, you might be greeted with a celebratory birthday song and a personalised dish or dessert. 

Crowd favourites: Try its signature okonomiyaki (S$26) cooked with vegetables, meat and seafood, in Japanese yam-based batter and served with its special sauce and house-blended mayonnaise. 

Another crowd favourite is its authentic shio yakisoba (S$26), essentially salted fried noodles, which is a simple, yet satisfying main dish that isn’t too often found at other teppanyaki places.

5. Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki 

72 Dunlop Street
Open: Monday to Saturday (11am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm)

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Not many teppanyaki places in Singapore offer monjayaki (a savoury pancake with a more runny consistency). Photo: Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki/Instagram

Why visit? Located in the bustling Little India district, Seiwaa Okonomiyaki & Teppanyaki is a bit of an #IYKYK spot, offering affordable okonomiyaki and teppanyaki dishes. Every table comes with a hotplate so everyone, and we really mean everyone can have a hand in whipping up a delicious, freshly cooked meal. 

You can even try monjayaki, a runnier version of the okonomiyaki pancake, which admittedly doesn’t look very appetising, but tastes like a dream. If you find it intimidating to cook the dishes yourself, feel free to let the skilled and friendly crew know — they’re always ready to lend a helping hand. 

Crowd favourites: Choose from its extensive okonomiyaki menu — we recommend its tom yum okonomiyaki (S$20) for a unique Thai take on this Japanese dish. 

Okonomiyaki fans should also try the mix monjayaki (S$18), which comes with pork, squid and shrimp. This pancake is similar to okonomiyaki but with a batter that has a more runny consistency, its ingredients are more thinly spread and it comes served with a scorched crispy bottom layer.

6. The Straits Teppanyaki

16 Bussorah Street
Open: Monday (11.30am to 11pm), Tuesday to Sunday (12pm to 11pm)

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Carnivores, be ready to devour this wagyu tomahawk. Photo: The Straits Teppanyaki/Instagram

Why visit? For our Muslim friends, The Straits Teppanyaki is a halal teppanyaki place in Singapore with teppanyaki dishes that are inspired by different cuisines, such as Italian and local fare. 

Rather than being served in front of you on a grill, the dishes here are served on individual hotplates, making it less of a messy, smokey affair.  

Crowd favourites: Go for its juicy and generously portioned wagyu tomahawk ($180 per kg), which serves two to five people. It is accompanied by broccolini, thunder crunchy fries and cherry tomatoes, along with a choice of two sauces.

For true Asian fusion fare, opt for its sambal kicap (spicy soy sauce) and green belado (Indonesian green chilli paste) for a spicy kick. Add on some delectable sides to share as well, such as its popular Nagasaki chicken kawa (crispy fried chicken skin, S$11.90), which is served with an addictive belado aioli.

7. Yaki Yaki Bo

Nex, B1-78, 23 Serangoon Central
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

Jurong Point, B1-51, 1 Jurong West Central 2
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 10pm)

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You can’t say no to affordable, quality teppanyaki. Photo: Yaki Yaki Bo/Instagram

Why visit? Whoever said having teppanyaki in Singapaore is an expensive and fancy event clearly hasn’t tried Yaki Yaki Bo. Here at Yaki Yaki Bo, which is conveniently located at heartland malls Nex and Jurong Point, you’ll find affordable teppanyaki in Singapore that’s delicious to book. 

Crowd favourites: We can’t get enough of its mentai okonomiyaki (S$12.90) which comes doused with okonomiyaki sauce and is filled with chewy sliced octopus chunks. If you want something more substantial, get its sliced pork (S$11.90) that can be cooked with garlic shoyu, ginger, black pepper, spicy miso or mustard cream sauce, and is served with beansprouts.

8. Teppan Bar Q

Robertson Walk, 01-21/22, 11 Unity Street
Open: Monday to Sunday (5pm to 2am)

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Take a bite of Hakata’s most popular okonomiyaki-inspired dish, the tonpeiyaki. Photo: Teppan Bar Q/Instagram

Why visit? This one’s a supper spot with a twist. Forget the usual prata and mee goreng, and go for Hakata-style tapas and teppanyaki with a Spanish twist at Teppan Bar Q. Trust us, we were equally surprised when we found out that this spot opens till 2am. 

Lest you’re wondering what a Spanish twist entails, most of its dishes are made for sharing a la tapas style. The menu is still predominantly Japanese-focused, though you can always pair your dishes with anything from Japanese sakes to wines and beers.  

Crowd favourites: If you want to go full Spanish-Japanese fusion, give its octopus Galician style (S$13.90), which features grilled octopus atop boiled potatoes, a go. 

A must-try Hakata special is its tonpeiyaki with rice cake and cheese (S$22.90), which, like an okonomiyaki, comes with cabbage, pork slices, eggs, housemade teriyaki sauce, and mayonnaise, but is fried with an egg batter as opposed to the usual pancake batter.

9. Tatsu

Chijmes, 01-08, 30 Victoria Street 
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm)

Teppanyaki in Singapore
Delicious crayfish that’s grilled teppanyaki-style. Photo: Tatsu Group/Instagram

Why visit? Tatsu, which has been around at Chijmes since 1996, is probably top-of-mind when you think of good teppanyaki in central Singapore. Indulge in its wide variety of teppanyaki dishes while being entertained by the amazing flambe performances by the chefs. 

While it previously offered separate teppanyaki and sushi dining, it has recently undergone a revamp, meaning that it can offer more options all within the same space. Do take note though, the space is small, so reserve ahead if you can!

Crowd favourites: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt for its ox tongue wagyu (S$32) also known as gyutan, known to be one of the most tender parts of the cow. Its slipper lobster (crayfish) (S$26) is also worth trying, as it’s an uncommon dish at most teppanyaki joints.

10. Benihana Singapore

Millenia Walk, 01-41/42/42A/43, 9 Raffles Boulevard 
Open: Monday to Friday (11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm), Saturday and Sunday (11.30am to 10pm)

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Dig into your meal while being entertained by the chefs’ grilling skills at Benihana. Photo: Benihana Singapore/Instagram

Why visit? If you’re the sort that can’t do without your fiery theatrics, then make a beeline for Benihana Singapore, the famous Japanese teppanyaki chain originally founded by former wrestler Rocky Aoki in New York. And if the family name rings a bell, yes, Rocky Aoki is well-known DJ Steve Aoki’s father.

The showstopper has got to be Beihana’s vegetable volcano (included in the kaiseki courses), where the chef stacks the various greens and sets them ablaze to resemble a fiery “volcano”. See if you can also catch a glimpse of the heart-shaped fried rice that appears to be beating, thanks to the chef’s skillful spatula maneuvering.   

Crowd favourites: If you’re not already opting for its value-for-money teppanyaki kaiseki courses which start from S$78 and go up to S$118, then get its perfectly seasoned Japanese A4 wagyu steak (S$45) for good measure, and its Boston roll (S$45), which comes with fresh lobster chunks and ebi tempura drizzled with umami lobster sauce.

11. Miyoshi by Fat Cow

Mess Hall at Sentosa, 01-04/05/06, 2 Gunner Lane
Open: Wednesday to Thursday (12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm), Friday (12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm), Saturday (11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10.30pm), Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm)

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Look at that marbling on the Toriyama wagyu from Mount Akagi. Photo: MIYOSHI by Fat Cow/Instagram

Why visit? Miyoshi by Fat Cow is a modern Japanese restaurant that’s topped charts year after year for being a beloved institution that delivers quality cuts. Miyoshi, meaning “three graces” in Japanese, features dishes that incorporate the three traditional Japanese cooking styles: teppanyaki, ramen and omakase. 

This concept, located on Sentosa, is brought to you by the team behind Fat Cow, yet another award-winning restaurant. Its tucked-away location within a charming colonial-style building also makes for quite a unique overall experience. 

Crowd favourites: Its signatures include its A4 wagyu ribeye sukiyaki donburi (S$98) but we also highly recommend its miyoshi wagyu gyoza (S$28), where wagyu takana gyoza is is drizzled with a fragrant chilli oil and white truffle sauce.

12. Shima Restaurant

Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road 
Open: Monday to Sunday (12pm to 2.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm)

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Photo: Shima Restaurant/Instagram

Why visit? Singapore’s first teppanyaki restaurant, Shima Restaurant has been operating at Goodwood Park Hotel since 1980. Over the past four decades, it’s prided itself in serving up high-quality seafood and meats, with some ingredients even flown in fresh from Japan.

If you’re one with a voracious appetite, Shima Restaurant offers a weekday-only teppanyaki buffet lunch (S$59 for adults, S$39 for children), on top of its ala carte menu. 

Crowd favourites: For teppanyaki with a difference, try the Norwegian salmon (price varies), simmered in Shima’s special umami sauce. For a more luxurious option, do try its Isebi live lobster (price varies), grilled fresh, right in front of your eyes, for some tender crustacean flesh.

13. Teppan-Man

Eightways Eating House, 395A Bukit Batok West Avenue 5 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

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What a find; teppanyaki sets at a coffeeshop. Photo: Teppan-Man/Facebook

Why visit? Teppanyaki often gets a misconception that it can be quite pricey, but Teppan-Man, located in a Bukit Batok coffee shop, wants to debunk that — it serves up cheap teppanyaki in Singapore from as low as S$4.50 a set.

Crowd favourites: Try its chicken drum teppanyaki set meal (S$6.50), where tender, savoury chicken is served with stir-fried beansprouts, rice and soup. For more of a spicy kick, order its sliced pork teppanyaki set meal (S$6.50) which comes with an aromatic black pepper sauce. 

14. Righteous Teppan 

Midtown Residences, 01-01, 1187 Upper Serangoon Road
Open: Monday to Sunday (11am to 9pm)

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Photo: Righteous Teppan/Facebook

Why visit? Come visit Righteous Teppan in the heart of Hougang for a wide array of mouth-watering teppanyaki in Singapore, that’s easy on the wallet. Unlike other budget teppanyaki options, Righteous Teppan has its own space in an apartment complex, though we have to say the small space can feel a little squeezy when it’s full. 

Chef Keogy, who’s behind the grill, has been serving teppanyaki for more than 20 years — don’t be too surprised if he chimes in with his personal recommendations on which sake to pair with the delectable food he serves. 

Crowd favourites: Get its tomahawk pork rack set (S$26), tender and torched to attain that perfect char. Seafood lovers should also opt for the seafood course (S$28), featuring salmon, scallop and king prawn, all seared with mentaiko sauce for extra creamy goodness.

15. Kaizenki Teppanyaki

Punggol Container Park, 01-K37, 50 Punggol East
Open: Monday to Sunday (3pm to 11pm)

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How adorable do these individual hotplates look? Photo: Kaizenki Teppanyaki/Instagram

Why visit? Probably one of the most hidden places for teppanyaki in Singapore — Kaizenki Teppanyaki is located at Punggol East Container Park, and is accompanied by a pet-friendly and spacious outdoor space.

Enjoy personal teppanyaki hotplates at this Japanese street-themed bistro, while taking in the gentle breeze and surrounding greenery. The laid-back ambience is perfect for a casual hangout for both friends and family. 

Crowd favourites: You can’t go wrong with its signature mini chicken teppanyaki (S$9.90), where the chicken is succulent and tender. If you’re willing to splurge a little more, go for its kaizaneki premium beef teppanyaki (S$21.90).

16. Kou Teppan

Great World, B1-134, 1 Kim Seng Promenade 
Open: Monday to Sunday (11.30am to 3pm, 5.30pm to 10pm)

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Fresh and premium seafood here at Kou Teppan. Photo: Kou Teppan/Instagram

Why visit? There’s nothing like an affordable lunch omakase set to keep us going throughout the day. Indulge in value-for-money teppanyaki at Kou Teppan, which offers a unique dual teppan experience, featuring both main and personal teppan griddles.

The restaurant is helmed by executive chef Sawada Ko, who has over 15 years of experience honing his craft in Kanagawa prefecture in Japan.

How does it work? The main teppan stage is where entertaining culinary performances happen, while the personal teppan grill is for crafting specific dishes. This way, diners get to customise their meal to their preferences. 

Crowd favourites: Opt for its attractively priced six-course Enya lunch omakase (S$68), where you can choose mains like japanese pork, seasonal fish or a seafood mix. The dinner omakase set (S$88) has eight courses, which includes Japanese A5 wagyu.

17. Nanjya Monjya Waterfront

Grand Copthorne Waterfront, 01-03/04/05, 390 Havelock Road 
Open: Monday to Sunday (5.30pm to 11.30pm)

Teppanyaki in Singapore
Sizzling okomoniyaki, in all its glory. Photo: Nanjya Monjya Waterfront/Facebook

Why visit? Try your hand at grilling your own okonomiyaki and monjyaki here at Nanjya Monjya. You know the place is authentic when it’s a hit with the Japanese community living in Singapore, too — we heard so much Japanese being spoken when we were there, it felt like we were in a Tokyo restaurant. 

With so many different okonomiyaki and monjayaki variations to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice, for sure. After picking your flavour, you’ll be served a bowl of raw ingredients for you to mix and grill at your tables fitted with teppan grills. 

Crowd favourites: Its mixed seafood okonomiyaki (S$24) is an easy choice, with its generous portion of seafood. For punchier flavours, try its beef with curry okonomiyaki (S$28).

Hungry for more? Find out what we thought of the latest steak spot Yappari Steak or check out the newly opened cafe June Coffee, a sister cafe of the popular September Coffee.

Teppan Kappou Kenji, Mikuni, Teppan Works, The Straits Teppanyaki, Yaki Yaki Bo, Teppan-Man, Righteous Teppan Teppanyaki and Kaizenki Teppanyaki are on the GrabFood Delivery Service and offer free delivery (up to S$3 off) with GrabUnlimited.  

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Gracia Ow

Gracia Ow


A self-professed foodie, Gracia searches for good food everywhere she goes. Her go-to comfort food is anything with noodles or soup.

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