10 Best Yakiniku in Singapore [2022]

Yakiniku Singapore
Yakiniku Singapore

Yakiniku Singapore

Looking for the best yakiniku restaurants in Singapore? Look no further!

We’ve compiled a list of the 10 yakiniku places that will tantalize your taste buds. From succulent meats to delicious sides, these yakiniku spots have it all! These establishments serve some of the best yakiniku in town, and will leave you wanting more.

So what are you waiting for? Check out our list and start planning your yakiniku feast today!

1. Yakiniquest

Yakiniquest - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yakiniquest)
Yakiniquest – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yakiniquest)
Key ServicesYakiniku restaurant
Address333A Orchard Rd Mandarin Gallery, #04-08/09/10, Singapore 238897
Phone+65 6223 4129
Email info@yakiniquest.sg
Operating HoursOpen everyday
Lunch 12:00pm-3:00pm (Last seating 1:30pm)
Dinner 6:00pm-10:30pm (Last seating 9:00pm)

This particular dining experience aims to take customers on a unique yakiniku journey. Only the finest wagyu grade meats with excellent marbling and rare cuts occasionally are used, which are precisely spiced and skillfully grilled with surgical precision to produce meats that melt in your mouth.

Four formal dining nooks with smokeless porcelain charcoal gas grills are also included in this 64-seater, giving you greater freedom to cook the meat to your preferences.

Key Differentiators

  • Opened in 2014
  • Highlights of their yakiniku (Japanese grilled beef) chronicles
  • Well recognised by the Japanese foodie community

Customer Testimonial

This is an amazing place. Love the thoughts that Ishida-san put into the Omakase menu.

There’s a lot of efforts put into preparing the Niku Soumen, the beef was cut into strands to look like somen noodles, served with a soy sauce, seaweed and a dab of wasabi.

The star of the menu was Yakisuki to me. It’s a combo of yakiniku and sukiyaki. Perfectly grilled striploin with option to dip in raw beaten egg. It’s a symphony of beef and seasoned raw egg yolk singing hallelujah in your mouth. I’m not kidding.


2. Yakiniku Like

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Yakiniku Like – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yakiniku Like via Facebook)
Key ServicesYakiniku restaurant
Address10 Paya Lebar Rd, #B1-28 PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057
Phone+65 6970 7397
Operating HoursDaily: 11AM–10PM

Yakiniku Including, a casual restaurant franchise with locations in core shopping centers like PLQ Mall, Sengkang Square, and Compass One, is one of the most practical places to satisfy your yakiniku craving. However, due to its popularity, there is a time limit for dining, so you’d need to cook your meats quickly.

Key Differentiators

  • A Solo Dining Yakiniku Restaurant
  • Enjoy Top-quality
  • Meats at Unbeatable Prices

Customer Testimonial

I haven’t giving 5* for quite sometime already. This shop definitely worth it. The meat are fresh and if you cook it well, it sure melt in your mouth. Price wise is reasonable as 2 pax with so much meat including Wagu A4 200g only cost <$60 with drinks.

The place disinfectant on every customer visit making sure this covid period we are safe is a plus. Safe distancing is well manage but somehow I and my friends are assign into 2 side by side table because of it. Definitely will come again.


3. Renga-Ya

Renga-Ya - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Renga-Ya)
Renga-Ya – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Renga-Ya)
Key ServicesHouse of Japanese Charcoal BBQ
Address30 Victoria Street, #01-11/12, Chijmes, Singapore 187996
Phone+65 6352 1966
Operating HoursTuesday to Saturday: 12–2:30PM, 6–11PM
Sunday: 12–2:30PM, 5:30–10:30PM

This Japanese steakhouse and BBQ joint offers luscious fresh cuts of imported angus beef from Hokkaido and A5 grade wagyu from Kagoshima. Get the Wagyu plate, which includes a free Wagyu hamburger, and have the three Wagyu cuts cooked yakiniku-style over hot charcoal.

Key Differentiators

  • All the Japanese beef ingredients are imported directly from the factories of origin by Renga-Ya
  • Traditional Japanese charcoal BBQ
  • Wide variety of side dishes
  • Sake/Wines are prepared for unique dining experience

Customer Testimonial

Place can get crowded very quickly so best make a reservation. They use very good quality charcoal so it’s perfect for the beef. Ventilation is great and doesn’t get smoky like other yakiniku restaurants in CHIJMES. Quality of food is also much better although the prices are slightly higher. A much better dining experience than most other similar restaurants.


4. Yakiniku Yazawa

Yakiniku Yazawa - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yakiniku Yazawa)
Yakiniku Yazawa – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yakiniku Yazawa)
Key ServicesJapanese BBQ
Address11 Unity St, #01-01 Robertson Walk, Singapore 237995
Phone+65 6235 2941
Operating HoursDaily:

The greatest place to go if you want premium meats is Yakiniku Yazawa. The Robertson Quay staple imports some of the most expensive kuroge wagyu, including premium cuts like the misuji, chateaubriand, and ribeye, directly from Japan.

Don’t overlook the silky smooth Wagyu Tartare Don either; it features a decadent raw egg yolk, marbled beef, and warm sticky, sweet rice. When combined, these ingredients provide a delectable, silky smooth delight for fans of beef.

Key Differentiators

  • Finest of the top-class Kuroge Wagyu Beef
  • Strict standards
  • Quality control

Customer Testimonial

The number 1 place to go to for Yakiniku (Japanese BBQ). Small and dim ambiance like in Japan. The meat are at their best quality and well seasoned. No other sauce is needed to go with the meat. Just grill and straight into the mouths. Must try the raw beef and ox tail soup.


5. Yen Yakiniku

Yen Yakiniku - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yen Yakiniku)
Yen Yakiniku – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Yen Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku restaurant
Address15 Ann Siang Rd, Singapore 069695
Phone+65 8360 0922
Email yen_reservation@theyengroup.com.sg
Operating HoursDaily: 6–11PM

If you don’t trust yourself to cook, head to Yen Yakiniku, tucked away in a charming shophouse in Ann Siang Hill. Here, the skilled chefs of the restaurant will grill your meats as you order them in front of you, allowing you to enjoy the meats in all their beauty.

Enjoy succulent cuts like the Wagyu Oyster Blade, Ox Tongue – Thick Cut, and Wagyu Rib Eye here, or take a trip to the tropics with their variety of seafood, which includes the Hokkaido Scallops.

Key Differentiators

  • Dry-aged specialist
  • Offer an extensive range of hand-selected meat cuts grille
  • Delicious

Customer Testimonial

The food was exceptional. You do pay for the quality so don’t expect it to be cheap. Our bill was 260 sgd per person and it was definitely worth it. It has bar seats only and it’s great to see the chef’s cook right in front of you. if you want your out of town guests to have an outstanding meal, go here


6. Syohachi Yakiniku

Syohachi Yakiniku - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Syohachi Yakiniku)
Syohachi Yakiniku – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Syohachi Yakiniku)
Key ServicesJapanese restaurant
Address 5 Wallich St, #01 – 13, Singapore 078883
Phone+65 9431 8804
Email enquiry@syohachi.asia
Operating HoursSunday to Thursday :11:30AM–11PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:30AM–11:30PM

The first overseas location for the Hong Kong chain, Syohachi Yakiniku in Guoco Tower, features an innovative A5 wagyu yakiniku concept. Since opening in mid-November of last year, the restaurant has steadily grown its clientele, largely as a result of its usage of Sendai wagyu beef from a renowned Japanese ranch and its all-you-can-eat policy.

Key Differentiators

  • All-you-can-eat true Japanese A5 Wagyu beef yakiniku
  • Farm-to-table restaurant
  • Holds an exclusive partnership with the award-winning Hidakami Ranch

Customer Testimonial

We tried the A5 Wagyu Beef 2hr Buffet Lunch. $70++ per person. Friendly and prompt service. Orders were mainly done through the website. We liked the variety and the taste. Recommendation: go for those Thick Slices Pork and Beef to really enjoy the grilled and marinated taste.


7. Wano Niku

Key ServicesHawker stall
Address243 Cantonment Rd, Store 2, Singapore 089770
Phone+65 8803 2961
Operating Hours

This pure A4 Japanese wagyu and Kumamoto pork hawker stall operated by Japanese people is located in Tanjong Pagar. The three flavors of the house-made yakiniku are Original, Special Spicy, and Shiro.

If you’re dining with a bigger company, order one (or both) of the Party Platters; the more expensive version includes premium steak, karubi, pork belly, and pork collar.

Key Differentiators

  • Offering a variety of delicious Japanese beef
  • Carefully curated by professionals
  • Three in-house flavors

Customer Testimonial

Tried this yesterday due to the hype and wasn’t disappointed.
Can cook the different cuts to your preference and i liked it a bit burnt. Meat is juicy and tender. Price is certainly affordable for its quality.
Advise to come at 4:30pm to get a seat so as to avoid the queue. You come at 5pm, u will have to queue for a table already.


8. Whack-Yu Yakiniku

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Whack-Yu Yakiniku – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Whack-Yu Yakiniku)
Key ServicesYakiniku restaurant
Address 18 Sin Ming Ln, Singapore 573960
Phone+65 8851 8603
Email whackyusg@gmail.com
Operating HoursDaily: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

The meat and seafood at Whack-Yu Yakiniku are grilled on a special lava hot stone that enables a highly uniform dispersion of heat, as opposed to the traditional charcoal or hotplates used at most yakiniku restaurants.

The all-inclusive Whack-Yu 4896, which includes seafood, chicken, pig, veggies, and three different cuts of wagyu, is one of the restaurant’s hallmark platters. For an additional decadent treat, add a second side of aburi tamago cheese or foie gras.

Key Differentiators

  • Generous portions
  • Great customer service
  • Uses special lava hot stone

Customer Testimonial

Pretty value for money yakiniku. We order wagyu, short plate and pork belly. The tamago cheese is really yummy. For all that the 2 of us ordered, the bill came up to $27+, which I thought was quite alright. Will come back again sometime soon.


9. Japanese BBQ Tora

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Japanese BBQ Tora – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Japanese BBQ Tora)
Key ServicesYakiniku restaurant
Address321 Alexandra road, Mall, #01-01 Alexandra Central, Singapore 159971
Phone+65 6261 6601
Operating HoursMonday to Friday:
11:30AM–3PM, 5–10PM
Saturday & Sunday:

In Alexandra, next to IKEA, the Japanese BBQ Tora express yakiniku restaurant serves up separate beef, pig, and chicken sets.

All sets come with rice, soup, salad, or kimchi as side dishes. You may rely on the Prime Karubi Set or Tora Set, which includes skirt, loin, and short ribs of beef and is a crowd favorite.

Key Differentiators

  • Quick service
  • Multiple meal options
  • Excellent value for money

Customer Testimonial

Excellent value for money. There are multiple $10 meal options which include meat, salad or kimchi and rice. Topping up with a few extra sides also doesn’t break the bank. The beef is outstanding but there are also good pork options and various cuts to choose from. Quick service and cool decor too.


10. Yakinikutei Ao-Chan

Yakinikutei Ao-Chan - Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Burple)
Yakinikutei Ao-Chan – Yakiniku Singapore (Credit: Burple)
Key ServicesJapanese restaurant
Address100 Orchard Rd, #02-22/26 Concorde Hotel, Singapore 238840
Phone+65 6735 6457
Operating HoursMonday to Friday:
12–2:30PM, 6–10:30PM
Saturday & Sunday:

Head to Yakinikutei Ao-Chan, a somewhat low-key establishment hidden away in Concorde Hotel, for a more tranquil yakiniku experience in the area. Choose from a retro menu that includes dishes like the Iberian Ton Toro Karubi, Ox Tongue Prime, and Japan Wagyu Stick Karubi.

For work lunches or to lighten up a dreary weekday, the AoChan Special Set, which includes prime belly tender prime, prime ox tongue prime, bibimbap, seaweed soup, kimuchi, potato salad, and fruit, is perfect.

Key Differentiators

  • Great service
  • Flavorful
  • Quality meat

Customer Testimonial

One of the best yakiniku restaurant for quality meat! One of my friend brought me here and told me that he has been visiting this restaurant for many years. Indeed the quality of beef served was awesome. Oh ya, the thick cut beef tongue was extremely tasty. It offered another whole new experience about eating beef tongue.

The texture while chewing was very different as we were used to the thinner cut. I think I have fallen in love all over again with beef tongues.

Great service rendered during our lunch there!


Yakiniku Singapore

Out of all the yakiniku places in Singapore, these 10 are the best of the best. They each have something special that sets them apart from the rest, whether it’s the quality of meat, the selection of sides, or the overall ambiance. So if you’re looking for a great yakiniku dining experience, be sure to check out one of these restaurants. You won’t be disappointed.

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