Due to popular demand, please make your reservations at Hide Yamamoto at least one day in advance.
Hide Yamamoto is Singapore’s the flagship restaurant of the chain (the other is doing brisk trade in Jakarta) that has taken Japanese food beyond cliched sushi joints. Under the guidance of Hidemasa Yamamoto, the head chef from which this Bayfront Avenue restaurant takes its name, diners are invited to choose from one of the kitchen’s five concepts when they dine at Hide Yamamoto. Diners can choose from: sushi, teppanyaki, robatayaki, ramen and the bar. These discrete elements sit stiffly next to each other, each honouring their culinary traditions.
Diners at Hide Yamamoto are faced with a decision the moment they enter into the Bayfront Avenue’s chic dining room – do they want to opt for sushi, teppanyaki, robatayaki, ramen, or are they just here for the (wonderfully well-stocked) bar? This decision is made all the more difficult once diners notice the skill and care that goes into each of the restaurant's offerings. The sushi bar works only with the freshest fish and is prepared by the restaurant’s famously friendly chefs. Whereas if you go for the teppanyaki you’re liable to find your chefs absorbed tending to the smoky meats before serving up searing hot morsels of this Japanese favourite. If you’re tempted by robatayaki (for Japanese cuisine newbies, that’s Japanese barbecue, literally fireside-cooking) you’ll find meat and vegetables being roasted and chunks of wagyu beef too. The ramen side serves up noodles made in-house and doled out with warming favourites.
Of course, Hide Yamamoto also has a particularly good bar with a cocktail menu enough to draw punters over to the Bayfront Avenue’s restaurant for the bar alone. The signature sake cocktail is a guest favourite, but Quandoo recommends going for the shochu cocktail to get a real sense of the bartender’s skills. This wall-to-wall coverage of Japanese food (and drinks) is the brainchild of chef Hidemasa Yamamoto, whose restaurant pedigree runs across Europe and the United States. While Yamamoto’s other restaurants in Singapore display much of his international experience, in Hide Yamamoto he has returned to his Japanese roots, and it’s paying dividends indeed. This is a serious restaurant with serious ambition, and as such diners are well-advised to make a reservation before they visit Hide Yamamoto – getting a table can be difficult otherwise.
As usual, Chef Max's teppanyaki skills does not disappoint the palate. One of the better teppanyaki in Singapore. Chef Max tries to vary his cooking style to make every dining experience different. Recommended
Great service and food quality. I had the weekend lunch special which boasted good variety and fresh sushi. All the food was made skillfully and efficiently.
Wonderful food masterfully prepared! Food at the teppanyaki counter well prepared by teppanyaki master! Great ambience, lovely family restaurant. Ramen was tasty as was the dessert.
Enjoyed the lunch prepared by Chef Max. It was one of the best teppanyaki that I ever had. Good recommendations on the type of dishes to share with my Wife.
The food at Hide Yamamoto is refreshing & unique, wonderfully plated and really delicious :) Also it is definitely more worth it to come for the lunch set! We ate the lunch set and the ramen.
The sushi and sashimi were good. The grilled meat was average. We ordered the robata wahygu and the pork ribs. The wahyu was good. However the pork rib was difficult to eat as it was not off the bone. Perhaps this is due to the nature of robata cooking but we still expected better. The eating atmosphere was smart casual and quite relaxing. Service was good but not to the standard of fine dinning. All in all, it was an enjoyable experience mainly due to watching the robata counter. Not a "wow" experience but enjoyable.
Excellent food, beautifully prepared. Staff very good. A little pricey but a great experience overall. Teppanyaki tables are a good way to share an intimate evening as there is only the food preparation and each other to focus on. You can not watch the rest of the diners in other parts of the restaurant.
Service was good, but food was pricey. The premium sashimi dish was definitely not what I expected with that kind of price tag, consisting of normal fishes such as tuna, salmon, yellow tail etc. Uni dishes were good, especially the claypot uni one, and they prepare very good foie gras. Beyond that, felt that overall experience lacked a wow factor.
The Tonkatsu ramen was delicious, and so was the Cod fish. That said, service was a bit rush, even though there was relatively no one dining at the restaurant on a weekday noon. Some may enjoy the peace and quiet!
reservation was taken accurately. The preferred seating was also granted. However, the restaurant may have missed my "birthday celebration" note or they don't have such practise. Had to make arrangement on the dining day itself when I order the dessert.