If you’re in the mood for grilled beef, listen up! We’ve found the best yakiniku restaurants in Singapore to satisfy your meat cravings.
If you love Korean barbecue, you’re probably a fan of yakiniku too. There’s just something about cooking your own meat and eating it hot off the grill. While the two may seem similar, this Japanese barbecue dining experience uses premium cuts. Imagine enjoying succulent beef slices that are grilled to perfection. Are you hungry now? Here’s our list of top yakiniku places in Singapore to visit.
The best yakiniku restaurants in Singapore
The name may be unusual (it sounds like an arcade game, if you ask us), but don’t be too quick to write this place off. The menu offers yakiniku omakase style. All you have to do is pick the course you want to devour and leave the grilling to the skilled staff. Each menu features carefully selected wagyu beef cuts such as rump and thigh. Those who don’t consume raw meat and egg, tongue, and uni are advised to inform the team beforehand.
Yakiniquest, #04-08/09/10, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238897
2. Yakiniku Yazawa
Grilled beef connoisseurs consider this the best yakiniku restaurant in Singapore, and we know why. Its thinly-sliced beef, directly imported from Japan, is flavourful and melts in your mouth. The trick to sizzling the meat is to cook each side for between three and five seconds. Don’t fret if you’re worried about overcooking, as the staff is on hand to take over the reins. The tokusen tan (ox tongue) comes highly recommended. Don’t be put off by the name or price!
Yakiniku Yazawa, #01-01, Robertson Walk, 11 Unity Street, Singapore 237995
3. The Hitsuji Club
Yakiniku is typically associated with beef. But at The Hitsuji Club on Circular Road, lamb reigns supremacy. This hidden gem specialises in Jingisukan, a Japanese grilled mutton dish from Genghis Khan. Now, you’re probably worried about the gaminess. We can assure you that its meats, imported from Australia, don’t have that flavour. Savour prime cuts, including premium lamb chops, fillets, and loins. Add the iburigakko with cream cheese and wasabi-flavoured edamame to your order if you’re still peckish.
The Hitsuji Club, 65 Circular Road, Singapore 049419
4. Yen Yakiniku
This cosy, modern restaurant in Ann Siang Hill is a haven for meat mavens. It offers premium farm-to-table cuts like A4 Miyazaki striploin and American wagyu tomahawk steaks. Feeling a little adventurous? You’ll appreciate the dry-aged cuts with rich flavours and tender textures. You don’t have to get your hands dirty here – the staff will grill everything for you. Just sit back and enjoy!
Yen Yakiniku, 15 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069695
5. Yakiniku Shokudo
We know just the place if you’re looking for halal yakiniku in Singapore. Pop by Yakini Shokudo, where you can enjoy mouth-watering wagyu beef and chicken slices. Tip: the beef karubi set is the most popular. Pair your grilled meats with sauces recommended by the chefs. The restaurant also offers rice and noodles as a la carte sets if you don’t have time to cook your own meal.
Yakiniku Shokudo, multiple locations including Funan and IMM
6. Syohachi Yakiniku
How about an all-you-can-eat meat buffet? Yes, you read that right. This yakiniku specialist’s dinner buffet lasts two hours. You can enjoy free-flow premium Japanese A5 wagyu beef cuts, including brisket, chuck, and round. Can’t make it for dinner? That’s okay, its buffet is also available for lunch, though that runs for 90 minutes.
Syohachi Yakiniku, #01-13, Guoco Tower, 5 Wallich Street, Singapore 078883
If you’re yearning for delectable grilled beef, Renga-Ya has got you covered. This top-notch culinary gem is known for its two cooking methods: traditional Japanese charcoal barbecue and flame-grilled steak. The team personally visited each factory before importing the ingredients, so you know you’re feasting on the freshest and best ingredients. Looking for a private dining experience? The restaurant’s room can seat up to 40 guests. Raise a sake toast and enjoy!
Renga-Ya, #01-11/12, Chijmes, 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996
Those on a budget can enjoy grilled beef at this casual eatery. Take a seat and enjoy a wide selection of beef, chicken, and seafood. Once your meat’s cooked to your liking, dip it in the four unique sauces created in-house by its chef. We like that it’s smoke-free here, so you don’t have to worry about the greasy smell sticking to you when you leave.
Yakiniku-Go, multiple locations including Seletar Mall and Jurong Point
What are you waiting for? Have a sizzling good time at the best yakiniku restaurants in Singapore.