Best Japanese yakiniku outlets in Singapore you must visit
It is a truth well-acknowledged that yakiniku has earned a special place in Singaporeans’ hearts in recent years. As a yakiniku fan, learning that new restaurants offering cheaper yakiniku alternatives are springing up across Singapore is incredible news to me. If you’re on the hunt for yakiniku like me, here’s a list of the best yakiniku places in Singapore for you to satisfy your Japanese BBQ cravings.
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- Best Japanese yakiniku outlets in Singapore you must visit
- Where to eat yakiniku in Singapore
1. Yakiniku Go
Located conveniently across the island at six outlets, Yakiniku Go boasts value-for-money options for its yakiniku. We recommend trying their signature Yakiniku-GO Set (from $15.80++) which has three popular cuts of beef: Beef Short Plate, Beef Ribeye Steak and Beef Tongue, accompanied by rice and soup. We were impressed by the four sauces that you get with any of the grilled meat. These four sauces were created in-house by Yakiniku-GO’s very own Japanese head chef: House Special Yakiniku Tare, Spicy Yakiniku Tare, Miso Tare, and Negi Shio Tare!
Check out our full review of Yakiniku Go here!
2. Yakiniku Like
Another powerhouse that offers incredible prices for their meat is Yakiniku Like, which has similar wallet-friendly deals for their set meals, such as their Karubi Set ($10.80 for 100g) as well as their a la carte items including Karubi Beef Short Plate ($3.50 for 50g) and Chicken Thigh ($2.90). Pro tip: come between 3pm and 5pm on Mondays to Thursdays to enjoy their Karubi Set and Pork Belly Set promotion menus at a lower price of $9.90!
Check out our full review of Yakiniku Like here!
3. Yakiniku OK
Housed at White Sands Mall in Pasir Ris, Yakiniku OK takes care of any yakiniku cravings for those living in the East. Their Karubi Set ($16.80 for 200g) is highly sought after as it is an affordable fix for most people. For a la carte items, you can enjoy their Toriniku Chicken Thighs ($5.90 for 100g) or Karubi Beef Short Plate ($6.90 for 100g). In addition, try out their savoury Truffle Egg ($4.90), which you can dip your meat in for extra fragrance!
Check out our full review of Yakiniku OK here!
Address: Pasir Ris Central Street 3, #02-12/13/14, White Sands Mall, Singapore 518457
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6844 9003
Yakiniku OK is not a halal-certified eatery but does not use pork or lard.
4. ROCKU Yakiniku
Calling all buffet lovers! If you always dream of indulging in an unlimited flow of meat, ROCKU Yakiniku is the place that you definitely want to visit. Starting at just $24.90++, you can feast on more than 30 types of meat, including US Short Plate, Pork Belly, Lamb Shoulder, Chicken and even Smoked Duck! In addition, all salads, vegetables and desserts are free-flow at their buffet bar. What’s more, ROCKU Yakiniku has in-house entertainment and live band performances of modern music on Friday evenings to complete the whole dining experience.
Address: 201 Victoria Street, #04-06, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10:30pm
Tel: 6634 3313
ROCKU Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Yakiniku Ohji
Yakiniku Ohji is one of the best yakiniku places to head to for quintessential Wagyu beef. Go for their A4 Wagyu buffet ($54.80+) for as much Wagyu beef as you can eat, with cuts ranging from short rib, sirloin, beef tongue, lean meat, and marinated beef. If you’ve eaten your money’s worth of Wagyu, there’s also pork and chicken, which comes both marinated and non-marinated, and a free flow of salmon sashimi!
Check out our review of Yakiniku Ohji here!
Address: 321 Clementi Avenue 3, #01-01, Singapore 129905
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pm
Tel: 6258 2849
Yakiniku Ohji is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku
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Consider heading to Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku, one of the latest openings at Jewel Changi Airport, when you’re feeling fancy. The yakiniku specialist hails from Hong Kong, where they’ve previously been recommended in the Michelin Guide. Come for their A4/5 Wagyu, which is of such high quality you can even enjoy it as Miyazaki A4/5 Wagyu Sashimi ($45++). For the full Wagyu feast, order yourself a Luxury Wagyu Beef Platter ($158++) that’s got four different cuts of meat, including Wagyu beef tongue!
Here, you’ll also find the Wa-En Bar, the first of its kind in Singapore, with a beef-centred cocktail: Miyazaki Wagyu Fat-Washed Old Fashioned ($24++), topped with a slice of premium Miyazaki Wagyu.
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #01-224/225, Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6246 7488
Wa-En Wagyu Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
7. Hitoyoshi Yakiniku
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Be spoiled for choice at Hitoyoshi Yakiniku with their extensive 90-minute buffets. Their US Black Angus Buffet is priced at S$42.80++ for adults and S$23.90++ for children, offering a lavish spread of marinated meat and seafood. Popular picks here range from succulent Premium US Karubi to tender Iberico Belly, all for you to feast to your heart’s content.
For a premium experience, go for the A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Buffet priced at Adult for S$86.80++ for adults and S$29.90++ for children. Help yourself to quality A5 Wagyu beef, including JP Miyazaki A5 Yaki Shabu Karubi and JP Mizazaki A5 Premium Steak, on top of what you get on their Black Angus buffet menu. Both buffets also have a wide variety of side dishes, including sashimi, maki, Japanese vegetables, and desserts.
Address: 380/382 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, Singapore 678040
Opening hours: Daily 11am – 9:30pm
Tel: 6980 6859
Hitoyoshi Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. Yak Kin Yakiniku
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Yak Kin Yakiniku is known to be the first yakiniku store that offers a fusion of Thai-Japanese yakiniku. Nestled in a quiet part of Serangoon, Yak Kin Yakiniku prides themselves on the tasty marriage of their authentic Thai dipping sauce, and freshly imported Japanese meat and seafood products. They’re open till 1am too, perfect for late-night supper jaunts!
Their hot seller is the Buta Set ($42.80++) for up to three diners, consisting of thick bacon steak, pork jowl, pork collar, and Thai-style pork neck. Much cheer for Thai food fans━you can get Yak Kin’s Thai Pork Satay (Moo Ping) at $3.80++ per stick.
Address: 15 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 3pm to 1am
Tel: 8769 3788
Yak Kin is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Yakiniku Warrior
If you thought that yakiniku can only be found in restaurants, Yakiniku Warrior proves that wrong. Boasting meat platters at extremely affordable prices, they won acclaim for dishes including Marinated Chicken ($6 for 100g) and Premium Karubi Set ($14 for 100g). Come early, because the lines for this hawker stall start forming as soon as they open!
Check out our review of Yakiniku Warrior here!
Address: 121 Geylang East Central, #01-90, Singapore 380121
Opening hours: Mon-Wed, Fri 12:15pm to 9:45pm, Sat-Sun 3:15pm to 9:45pm
Yakiniku Warrior is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Waa Cow! Yakiniku
You might be already familiar with Waa Cow! for their signature Wagyu and seafood bowls, but new to their empire is Waa Cow! Yakiniku in Serangoon Gardens. They boast a plethora of beef cuts in 100g or 200g options, ranging from Karubi ($6.90++/$11.90++) and Oyster Blade ($13.90++/$25.90++) to Ox Tongue ($18.90++/$27.90++).
They also have other meat choices such as Chicken Thigh ($4.90++) or Pork Belly ($5.90++) to complement their beef selection. To add a tantalising punch of flavour to your BBQ meat, you can get their five house-made sauces including Truffle Sauce and Mentaiko Sauce in their Signature All Dips Platter ($3.90++).
Check out our review of Waa Cow! Yakiniku here!
Address: 1 Maju Avenue, #02-10/11, myVillage, Singapore 556679
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 10pmTel: 8223 0550
Waa Cow! Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Syohachi Yakiniku
Hong Kong’s famous Syohachi Yakiniku reached cult status in Singapore when they first landed in 2020, attracting hordes of people to their premium free-flow meats buffet. The restaurant is located conveniently at Tanjong Pagar, and you should definitely try their 90-minute Yakiniku Ala Carte Lunch Buffet ($22.50++ per person), which comes with a whopping 42 items for you to choose from. If you are only able to make it for dinner, their 120-minute Yakiniku Ala Carte Lunch Buffet ($68++ per person) is not overly costly too, and you get two hours of dining time.
Check out our review of Syohachi Yakiniku here!
Address: 5 Wallich Street, #01-13, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 9431 8804
Syohachi Yakiniku is not a halal-certified restaurant.
12. 59 Hutong Yakiniku
Located along the scenic Singapore River, 59 Hutong Yakiniku stands out for their exquisite selection of Wagyu beef and seafood. Our writer was mind blown by their stellar dishes here, starting with AUS Wagyu Thin Cut Tongue ($28++), which he loved for its texture. It’s pricey, but the A5 Wagyu Ribeye Roll ($72++) stole the show with its melt-in-the-mouth finish. Have it alongside Wagyu Beef Japanese Rice ($10++) for a Wagyu version of the Taiwanese lu rou fan!
It’s not all about the meat here, because our writer also had much praise for their Raw Crab Roe ($18++)━a medley of miso-tossed crab roe with chunks of crab meat.
Check out our review of 59 Hutong Yakiniku here!
Address: 35 Boat Quay, Singapore 049824
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 6235 3818
59 Hutong Yakiniku is not a halal-certified eatery.
Where to eat yakiniku in Singapore
If you haven’t had enough of all-you-can-eat food, check out our recommendations for the best Korean BBQ buffets in Singapore. Or if you want to explore other Japanese food, here’s our guide to affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore.