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4.2 /6 Very Good 140 Reviews

Rocku Yakiniku

Bugis Japanese $$ +100
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About Rocku Yakiniku

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 15:00, 17:30 - 23:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 22:00
Rocku Yakiniku, Victoria Street, #04-06 Bugis+ 201, 198746 Singapore

Further Information

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.

CHEF'S CHOICE

140 Reviews

4.2 /6 Very Good 140 Reviews
Food: delicious
Atmosphere: entertaining
Quality/Price: reasonable
Service: pleasant
Waiting Time: short
Noise: average
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3 reviews so far 6
29.04.2017 09:52

great place, good price, will come back agn. only drawbaxk is that the staff is abit rude, and there was no free flow drinks. the charges for the drinks are high

3 reviews so far 6
06.04.2017 08:52

Food and ambience was great. Me and my friends has a really great time over the delicious meat! Though the drinks could have been free flow..

1 review so far 6
22.02.2017 15:22

Very nice and cozy environment, Staffs there are very attentive and very good services.. Foods are fresh and quantity are generous.. Definitely will come back again.

2 reviews so far 6
17.02.2017 07:24

We have been visiting Rocku for years for important dates like valentine, anniversary, it just kept getting better & better, never disappoint us, with food & live band

6 reviews so far 4
16.11.2016 13:57

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.

1 review so far 5
24.01.2017 07:52

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!

1 review so far 6
25.02.2016 02:25

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!

5 reviews so far 2
17.07.2016 08:50

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.

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 07:10

This is the best place to chill out with friends over food and live music! Both my husband and myself are a regular and never gets tired over the yummilicious food and live music by the trio - Regine, Ernest and Charles. They are amazingly good. Highly recommended place..

2 reviews so far 4
08.04.2017 08:27

Not sure if it's worth the money. Trial platter of meat and seafood would have filled at least one third of my stomach. If you are also going for the free flow beer, it makes you feel bloated. Overall, in 100minutes, you probably wouldn't be able to eat as much of your favourite meat as you like. Plus the setting is relatively dark and music is too loud to do any decent talking

1 review so far 5
07.07.2016 07:42

The staff were fast to respond on orders. The only thing that needs to improve is that the Chawanmushi needs to have more prepared. The cooked food section have pretty decent food as well. Another thing is that the music needs to just tune down a bit on the bass.

1 review so far 5
07.05.2016 15:01

Good atmosphere as there is a live entertainment. The singer can sing Cantonese, Mandarin & English pop songs & also accepts song requests. The food is not bad & definitely is a good choice for group gathering & to chill out with friends & families for a charcoal dinner.

5 reviews so far 6
07.01.2016 21:50

The staff were friendly and a great help, and I love the atmosphere here! Food was really cheap too as my friends and I got the student lunch promotion (12 to 3pm). Definitely would recommend this place for lunch!

1 review so far 5
03.08.2016 08:20

Restaurant staff are helpful, food is decent and signing up membership at $25 can cover the entire cost for one person even if it's weekend dinner, so good bargain. My whole family signed up. There is also live entertain with a singing and guitarist duo.

1 review so far 5
11.06.2016 09:44

The restaurant has a nice ambience and is a good place for friends and family gathering. There is a wide variety of food and drinks. The service is good and the best is that your clothes will not get the BBQ smell after the dinner.

1 review so far 6
12.07.2016 13:28

great place to chill and eat. We had the wagyu portions and it is delicious. They also serve cooked food which is really nice. The only thing i didn't like was that their drinks are pricey.

3 reviews so far 4
13.10.2015 23:46

Food was really so so. Not enough staff and our waitress was not attentive, ordered something and never come, and we didn't bother to follow up! We don't like they turned on the music so loud, i guess it is better for friends' gathering, not for normal diners! May not consider to return!

1 review so far 5
04.09.2016 10:21

Good restaurant and ambience, however those who suffer from epilepsy easily should be wary of the strobe lights. Also vv good as there is no lingering smell of BBQ after eating. Bring your own water as they charge exorbitant prices for drinks

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 07:56

It was good, greeted by waitress, food was awesowm. Service is quite responsive thou it was getting crowded. Meat is good. It will be perfect if the drinks are included as free flow.

1 review so far 5
14.10.2016 15:42

Food is good. Ambience is great. Some days there are live bands too. Great for huge group gathering. Only thing is the Wagyu beef promo not always available so have to check before heading there or make your reservations!

1 review so far 6
03.02.2017 14:19

Love the atmosphere! The unique decorations and the annoyingly addictive K-pop music video. The meat is delicious and fresh. And not forgetting, there was a server who is very attentive! Highly recommended!

1 review so far 5
05.12.2015 23:40

Nice and fresh meat and seafood on charcoal grill. Thumbs-up. Only problem was waiting a while for the restaurant to prepare the heated charcoal. Else everything was good. Have been there twice. And I will go again.

2 reviews so far 6
24.06.2016 07:06

Awesome place! Great ambience, Live Band was great!! Service was excellent!!! Food was good, Price was very reasonable (there was a 25% discount) very good ventilation. Will definitely be back

1 review so far 5
08.04.2017 15:41

great food good dining experience, great entertainment from the live band. will bring more friends down for a great dining experience again. will be great if there is more dining discount on my next visit

1 review so far 6
19.01.2016 08:08

Very happy place the price is worth it for the premium meat cut, fresh mushrooms and the entertaining liveband. They have a beer competition and we won a jug!

1 review so far 5
03.07.2016 12:23

The service is fast only the food is a bit unexpected not that great. But overall environment is great.... Hope they will look into their food. Pleasant environment for gathering and easy accessible location

1 review so far 5
18.10.2016 14:45

nice ambiance and food, we made a table reservation ahead and when we told the staffs, they were unsure about it and looked blur. Had to wait for the table because it was packed.

1 review so far 5
16.10.2016 12:58

Good food and great live band performance to go together! Service Is not as snappy as we want it to be due to the lack of staff but on overall an amazing experience.

1 review so far 6
20.09.2016 14:53

Very nice atmosphere, good food and service is good , waiter is very friendly and helpful. Will go again , and ask more friends to go .

4 reviews so far 6
27.08.2016 21:49

Band was interesting n entertaining. Service was good as well. My company enjoyed my recommendation as well. Will visit again for sure! Keep up the good work!!

1 review so far 6
08.11.2015 18:19

nice lunch with some friends. the music here is nice, loud but relaxing. A wonderful place to hang out with friends. and the price is quite reasonable.

1 review so far 4
16.03.2016 20:31

Generally, nothing much to shout about. In term of food: some items listed are not available and range of items are very limited. In term of service: food replenishment are slow and basic utensils like spoon and bowl are missing.

3 reviews so far 5
11.11.2016 13:25

The service was excellent, environment and ambience of the restaurant was great, quality and quantity of food was nice. However, it would be better if the restaurant serves free flow plain water.

3 reviews so far 5
26.12.2016 08:05

Good ambiance, very nice food, good service by staff, it's very reasonable price rate for the lunch. i specially like the beef with the fatty part! Will recommend to my friends thanks!

1 review so far 6
19.09.2016 16:08

Good atmosphere and food. The charcoal bbq is very nice and food is fresh. It will be even better if there are more selection of food.

1 review so far 6
28.09.2016 16:15

Great good great live band. My group thoroughly enjoyed our experience in the restaurant. Highly recommended and we would visit love to visit the place again

1 review so far 5
21.06.2017 08:03

A few of the buffet items were sold out when we were there. Despite that, there were many selections. I love the pork collar and chawanmushi (also freeflow). Overall, satisfying meal.

4 reviews so far 5
17.03.2016 16:07

the over ambience nice, they also have singers which build up the amtosphere, the crew good not so strict on the curfew if there are no new customers coming in.

5 reviews so far 3
18.01.2017 09:02

I called the restaurant before making the reservation online to check if they had wagyu beef. End up when we were seated we were told that today there were no wagyu beef. It is quite disappointing. Aside from that the beef variants are not much. The desserts are quite nice.

1 review so far 5
01.07.2016 07:35

Nice place, value for money, great food. Could be better if there were more staff on duty as at times, we couldn't get refill of beer or request for food.

1 review so far 6
22.07.2016 08:47

It is a very good place! I love it so much! BBQ uses charcoal not just electronic, no oil added makes it healthy! Live songs!

4 reviews so far 5
17.05.2016 10:43

It is a nice atmosphere restaurant. the food is okay. and the live band is good. we all are very enjoy. will go for the next gathering with my friends.

1 review so far 5
01.05.2016 00:53

The worker servicing not bad and the food got lots choice, environment is ok although there is no air circular out the oily smell but price reasonable. Overall not bad.

1 review so far 6
29.08.2016 10:31

Great experience of having dinner and listening to the music at night :) fantastic atmosphere and nice service. would like to go there again XD

1 review so far 5
16.04.2016 10:17

Good service. And the price for weekday lunch is quite cheap. The source is nice too! Just the music is a bit too loud. But overall, I'm satisfied with it.

2 reviews so far 5
02.04.2016 10:03

the foods were nice..great atmosphere. great live music with both chinese & english songs.. bbq using charcoal hence can't adjust the temperature & fire are quite aggressive at some point

3 reviews so far 6
13.10.2016 11:21

Nice ambience and atmosphere. Foods was fresh and variety was good. Looks a little understaffed. Happen to visit on a weekend and there was liveband.

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 10:16

food is not bad live band is interactive, good environment.price is reasonable for it quality, in general this a restuarant worth coming. be it for birthdays or casual dinning.

1 review so far 5
16.02.2017 10:18

Space seating too squeezes, not a comfortable eating environment. For food, I rate 4 only, selection too little but quality is consider good. Hope got more improvement in future

1 review so far 5
19.01.2016 12:35

The meat are fresh and delicious. Great with the free flow of supply through the dinning session. Enjoy much with the nice ambience too. Will definitely recommend to friends.