What's better than food being thrown at you? The answer is pretty much nothing. And I'm not referring to the misaimed soggy chip at Suncorp Stadium meant for Dave Taylor last State of Oro'. I'm talking juicy, tender, saucy protein thrown into your bowl (or mouth, if you please). Yes, it's teppanyaki. With a whole lot of this Japanese-style nosh around town, here's the hottest on the Brisbane grill.
Here are the best Brisbane restaurants for Teppanyaki. Don't wear white.
With multiple dining settings — from an open kitchen bar to more intimate traditional settings — Sono Portside is renowned for their teppanyaki trade. With a whole menu dedicated to the hot plate, you can dine a la carte or choose one of four exotic banquets. With a strong focus on seafood, The Hokkaido scallops and Wa Moreton Bay Bug are winners. Teppanyaki aside, this Japanese restaurant does a mean lobster miso.
Hand-eye coordination is a must at Kabuki. Let your guard down and you'll quite literally end up with egg all over your face. Housed at the bottom of the Stamford Hotel, I suggest washing the Wagyu beef sirloin down with an ice cold Asahi, or indulging in the Teriyaki salmon with a glass of Choya Plum wine.
Little Tokyo is the spiritual home of teppanyaki in Brisbane. Part performance artists and part chefs, watch the expert hands of the teppanyaki masters cut, cook, and flip before you. The enormous king prawns are my pick. Served with miso, rice and vegetables, drown it all in Little Tokyo's special teppanyaki sauces. The oldest standing Japanese restaurant in Australia, and a constant Brisbane Japanese favourite, this Teppan-yaki House in Spring Hill is the real deal, but you'll have to move fast — this Brisbane icon is sadly closing its doors this month!
Pull up a ringside seat at Oyama's teppanyaki grill and let the games begin. Located on the border of Chinatown in Fortitude Valley, Oyama is as much entertainment as it is delicious. With four set menus ranging from $48 to $92, I recommend keeping it simple and ordering the teriyaki chicken – It's the standout.
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