Dinner @ Akanoya Robatayaki

March 11, 2008 in Japanese by thywhaleliciousfay

Went to the newly opened Japanese restaurant by the group behind Akashi at Orchard Parade Hotel. The chefs are actually kneeling as they cook, and because we are sitting quite a distance from them, they would use these long wooden spoons to pass us our orders. Yes, it’s counter seating and there are 3 of such small U-shaped counters. Makes sense since the chefs are kneeling and cant pass us our food in too-long spoons. Haha. And the arrangement contributed to the restaurant being cosy/intimate as everyone has full view of the chef in charge of their counter.

My friend being a regular at Akashi, we allowed the chef to decided what to be served. Omaske style, you can say:-

A very unique experience. The atmosphere is very lively as all the staff (both chef and waiting staff) will be greeting costumers loudly, shouting orders, acknowledging orders loudly, etc. And halfway through the dinner, the staff started clapping and we were asked to join in too.

The traditional way of drinking sake. Sake is poured excessively such that some would overflow into the wooden box. This gesture is to show the host’s generosity. And after we finish our glass cup of sake, we are to pour the excess Saké from the wooden box into our cup, before the whole cycle repeats. So yes! I learnt something new. Haha.

1 Tanglin Road, Orchard Parade Hotel, #01-01, Singapore
6732 1866, Website
Overall: 7.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 8
Mon – Sun : 18:00 – 01:30
Ambience: 8
Value: 7
Service: 7