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“Extremely good food in a nice atmosphere!”
Review of Robataya

Ranked #544 of 10,882 Restaurants in Minato
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Akasaka / Roppongi
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Extremely good food in a nice atmosphere!”
Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

Went with my wife as recommended by a colleague. We were not dissapointed. Staff are nice and the seating arrangements make it very lively. The chefs put on a show in this "paddle bar". All drinks and food are served with a wooden plank. I even got to participate in making of the "sticky rice" which then was served as a dessert for all customers. I can highly recommend this place

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Holmsjo
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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
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great Put pricey dining experience”
Reviewed April 20, 2013 via mobile

I went with a colleague recently while in town for business and really enjoyed the food (very good beef, prawns, veggies - everything very fresh and delicious), but you have no idea of the prices of anything you are ordering and the bill was high - about 25,000 for 2 although we really did eat quite a bit, plus sake, beer, etc. no dessert though. You also have to be willing to tolerate a high noise level as there is a lot of shouting back and forth between the chefs as they call out orders and do their thing to entertain the guests.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Mags D
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Authentic & truly amazing Japanese restaurant”
Reviewed April 19, 2013

Went here on a business trip & took over the whole restaurant - 25 of us seated in a horseshoe around the two "chefs" and their grill area. A great novelty way to serve beer - on a "paddle" that they used to lean it over to you! The food was fantastic - a non-stop stream of grilled fish, beef, pork, chicken & vegetables. The beef is to die for. I am not sure what sort of deal we had, but the food kept coming. The staff were superb - great fun, and clearly hugely talented, as they handed out each dish on their "paddles". We had some pretty good wine too, although not sure you could afford it on a normal budget! Definitely recommended

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Simon C
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Great food and show”
Reviewed April 11, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to me by my brother who visited Japan several times. This is an authentic Japanese grill restaurant where like tapanyaki they grill your choice of meat, seafood, and veg on a char grill infront of you. All the items they serve are very fresh and the chefs put up a good show as well. The food and service was exceptional.
Note: this is a small restaurant so you need to reserve in advance also on the expensive side.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank dxb67
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Solon, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Excellent food in an entertaining environment”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

I had the best grilled seafood, (prawn and red snapper) and vegetables, (eggplant, asparagus, mushrooms) ever. We also had sushi which was outstanding. Everything is fresh and you get to pick your selections. The chefs and staff are very friendly and interact with the customers in a relaxed and entertaining manner. I even helped prepare the mochi (japanese rice desert). The restaurant is not large, but the atmosphere is lively. There was a good mixture of local and foreign customers dining this night. The U SHAPED counter invites interaction and makes the experience that much more enjoyable. The restaurant is pricey, but what good restaurant in Tokyo is not?? Enjoy both great food and a lively evening at Robataya!!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank raymon7746
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