Daily: 18:30 - 01:30
Akanoya Robatayaki offers a fresh selection of seaoof, meat and vegetables that will be charcoal grilled by the chefs upon order.
Akanoya is a place to impress. The pricey restaurant offers well-executed robatayaki using high quality ingredients. The restaurant has no menu, so one picks from whatever is on offer - but buyers be aware given that there is no pricing, the cost of the meal can easily escalate.
During my last visit, we started with the Tebasaki ($8 each) which was grilled to perfection with the chicken meat melting in my mouth. One is certainly not enough.
Another grilled item to try is the Omi Gyu($40 each), four cubes of wagyu beef done lightly with some salt.
Next I tried the Hotate ($25 each) - a large scallop in wine sauce. Tasty but pricey.
Also from the seafood offerings that day was the Yaki Ika ($24), grilled squid which was tender with no "fishy" after taste. Also another must try here.
Finally, they have some giant tiger prawns ($16 each). A little on the tough side but I had to try it as I have not seen tiger prawns at this size.
For the fish of the day, it was the Nodokuro ($84), or grilled rosy seabass. Crispy skin and firm meat. Good stuff.
Washed down the meal with the Asari Misoshiru ($10), clam soup that had a nice after taste.
Overall, a great experience, ideal for impressing the date or a business client.
If you have never been here before, it would be an eye opener. Went to check it out one night and have to say that you probably have to try it once just for the experience even though the grilled items were at best "so-so". The good thing about this place is that it opens till midnight. Price wise it is anything but a cheap eat. Given that it is simply grilled food, there is really nothing much to it.
For a full run-down of my dining experience (yes, the post is really long and detailed), please visit: http://foodiepink.wordpress.com/2013/10/14/akanoya-robotayaki-restaurant-orchard-parade-hotel/
This is perhaps the best found if I am going for robatayaki meal. Ambience is perfect - just like the 'noise' or repeat order said aloud. The setting reminds me of my 3 yrs' stay in Japan - authentic food n decor. The beef is perfect n many others. Like the garlic rice with no taste of bitterness. Will be back soon though its kinda pricey.