Situated in the swanky Bugis+ central Singapore shopping centre, Rocku Yakiniku is a haven for all those who like to indulge in the great Japanese tradition of yakiniku, or grilled meats. Here on Victoria Street in the Bugis district, it is all about the meat and the beat, with an ever-changing repertoire of carnivorous treats to throw on the grill, ice-cold beverages to throw down your neck and Japanese, Korean and Western pop hits to throw shapes to.
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Delicious Japanese food with good ambience for my small group
First time visiting, it looked understaffed but the service was pretty prompt & immediate to us!
The Bugis+ shopping mall is one of the bright lights of the Bugis district in central Singapore, and at Rocku Yakiniku, you can enjoy a red-hot night of your own. They specialise in yakiniku – as their name suggests – which is the Japanese form of barbecue. Meats are selected from the menu and then grilled by the selector themselves right at their table. Accessed by Victoria Street, this is a Japanese restaurant with a fiery twist.
The range of meats on offer at Rocku Yakiniku is, of course, extensive. Pick from beef short rib or chuck, pork belly or chicken. Seafood lovers abound in Singapore, and at this Victoria Street barbecue joint they don’t go home disappointed, as both salmon and squid make it onto the menu. Veggies get a look-in as well, with a range of Shiitake mushrooms, leeks and mixed vegetables also grillable. The soundtrack is also important – over the sound of a thousand grills expect to hear K-Pop, Western music and Singapore favourites. Fortunately – and somewhat surprisingly for a Japanese restaurant – though, the music is recorded and not karaoke’d. You might have to cook for yourself, but at least you won’t be singing for your supper whilst you’re at it.