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“A fun experience with good food and entertaining chefs”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Robataya

Robataya
Ranked #494 of 10,794 Restaurants in Minato
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Brisbane, Australia
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162 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“A fun experience with good food and entertaining chefs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

This restaurant is great fun with essentially fresh BBQ food, from veges to seafood to meat and it is all excellent. You sit around a large area on which the food is displayed and they cook it all in front of you, and they get you involved in some of the antics throughout the evening. This is with the vista, it is pricey but then what good food inset in Tokyo.

  • Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great fun and High quality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2010

Fresh fish and outstanding customer service! Friendly and English speaking.
My husband and I heard about this place from Japanese friend living in Tokyo.
You can see the chefs prepare the orders in front. They serve very fresh fish, various kinds of vegetables (prawns is fantastic!) and excellent Kobe beef!
All seats were full and we saw both locals and tourists.
We recommend you this place if you want to have high quality Japanese food in Tokyo.

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1 Thank angusm2010
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San Francisco
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140 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
“Touristy and expensive, but fun and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2010

This is a loud, boisterous place where the staff scream out your orders after you have placed them. Two men are perched over a large grill and the make everything to order with incredibly fresh ingredients (the prawns, lobster and crab come right out of a tank in front of you). The noise and energy are a little silly (do NOT go for a quiet meal), but the service is great - fast, efficient, friendly and English speaking. The food is simple (grilled, meat fish and veggies) but very tasty and fresh. Only two out of the twenty seats held Tokyo locals - lots of Americans and Europeans there. This is a great place to take fun, loving folks who don't mind tourists for a "beginner" course in Japanese food - very easy to avoid the exotic here. It is far from cheap, but I think the value was good since the quality is so high.

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1 Thank eh555
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