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.
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.
Great experience. Friendly live band. Easy reservations made. Though it was stated as 100mins dining only, the service staff was friendly and did not said anything
Love the ambience and food taste great and Delicious. Good services too
Very enjoyable experience in the restaurant. The singers on stage are very entertaining and I cab enjoy eating while listening to them singing. I love it!
Great food and great music! Staffs were friendly and fast to assist us whenever we needed help. Will definitely recommend friends to go down to enjoy the experience :)
The atmosphere is towards pub style, with a spot for gigs. Too bad there wasnt any last night. The coals were already so piping red when placed such that we wasted no time and started bbq! Coals bbqs are always the best. Well marinated meats and coal bbq style. Miso soup was okay. Udon soup was not fantastic when my friend tried. The fruits at the salad bar were not fresh; the watermelon was not even juicy. Didnt try their sushi and didnt get to try the chawanmushi. There is a constant play of MVs to my music style which is a huge bonus. However they are all in Mandarin so might be a con for others. Also too loud for proper conversations if you sit opposite each other. Not good for bondings. Suitable for group hangouts just hanging. High score for the good meats, good bbq pit, and good music. Ridiculous thing that happened was they 'ran out' of membership cards. Else could have saved 20% and at this price it would have been more worth it.
First time visiting Rocku Yakiniku and it was a great experience. Loved that they provided us with the sample platters for us to decide on which meat(s) before we decide which we would like to order more of. Array of cuts to choose from, value for money. Will definitely recommend to friends and visit again!
Rocky Yakiniku is a total different kind of buffet setting, instead of self-servicing the food, rocku yakiniku actually prepare it for you and serve it to you. The ambience of the place itself is also very engaging and interesting, musics of different eras and different genres were played to keep diners engaged. Staffs of rocku yakniku were also friendly and helpful when explaining the foods etc. It was overall a very good experience! Will certainly visit again!
The food is decent, meat for cooking is thickly sliced, menu is rather limited though. Ready cooked food is limited as well, and they are very sparse, especially when it's only one hour from closing, they already don't intend to serve fried rice. Dessert is very sparse as well. Fruits and jelly are meant for dessert but they run out early, and by the time we want to eat dessert, there isn't any left, and when we asked, they say no more. Nice atmosphere with a friendly live band (Thurs night).
Good and well seasoned food. But the enforcement of the 90 min limit was abrupt and assertive. Cut us off after only 60 mins. A line manager approached our table at the 60 min mark, said that its last order time do we wish to order. We said yes we are waiting for our previous order and we wish to order again, to which his response was to shut down and lock the ordering device. And what's worse is that we did not even get the full order. This habit of not giving the full order happened continuously through the night. Necessitating us to make many multiple orders. Going back to the last order action, in every restaurant we have been to, we are always told well in advance when time the last order enforcement will happen so we can pace ourselves. This was an ambush cut off where no warning is given plus the early cut off. What's the point of telling diners up front that it's 90 mins? The last order timing needs to be communicated early. This was our 4th visit and is our most dissapointing one.
Went for dinner buffet with one of my friend and it includes seafood BUT I really feel that I did not get my money's worth and they are not able to deliver whatever was ordered. As I am a fan of prawns, I actually ordered 3 portions of prawns and alas! The portion that came is the same as the one portion previously (they gave one portion of certain stuff when we entered). So, I did an experiment and indicated 8 portions of prawns on the order slip. As expected, what came was still ONE SINGLE PORTION OF PRAWN. The cooked food are average, bbq meat are average but do avoid ordering the bbq items such as baby squid & octopus, those were really fishy and I almost puke after eating one of each. It's that bad. Before visiting I had saw really good reviews on quandoo but after that, I realized other websites do contain really bad reviews too. Be your own judge of how the food/place is. However, service is pretty nice.