Teppan Bar Q

Sister restaurant to family-friendly hotpot spot Torikin at Bukit Timah, this Robertson Walk eatery specializes in teppanyaki. Their 20-seat teppanyaki counter takes centre stage: It fills the cozy space (outfitted with modern dark wood furnishings and colourful pop art) almost completely. When the place gets really busy, diners (a good mix of locals and expats who live at the area’s many condos) grab a seat at one of their alfresco tables. The menu has a decidedly East-meets-West flavor, with Fukuoka specialty tonpei yaki ($22.90)—savory cabbage pancake—sharing the menu with tapas items like squid with pesto ($16.90). All their teppanyaki options—think Australian ribeye (from $38.90)—come with three dipping sauces: ginger, sesame and ponzu.