At Hide Yamamoto, diners can enjoy four different menus – namely: sushi, robatayaki, ramen and teppanyaki. The Japanese Restaurant is located on the second floor of the Marina Bay Sands Hotel and Casino, and it is the brainchild of renowned Chef Hide Yamaamoto.
We dropped by for teppanyaki during dinner on a weekend, and it was a splendid experience.
During dinner, Hide Yamamoto has several teppanyaki sets ranging from $180 to $380. For a more affordable option, they serve a teppanyaki lunch set at $80.
We had four sets of ‘A’ course ($180), and also ordered several items from the ala carte menu to share. The ‘A’ course set dinner includes an amuse bouche, mixed green salad, chawanmushi, tiger prawn, scallop, Japanese wagyu, assorted vegetable, garlic rice, miso soup and a dessert.
First up we had a silver cod ($30) and salmon ($20). Both dishes (from the ala carte menu) were good, but nothing to shout about.
After which, the chef served us scallop ($20) and tiger prawn ($18). The scallop was plump, meaty and flavourful; while the prawn was sweet and very juicy. Also good: chawanmushi with a strong coating of truffle oil.
Next, we had the kurobuta collar ($38) from the ala carte menu, and while the meat was nicely done, it was not enough to send me into food coma. The crab leg, on the other hand, was excellent.
The highlight of our meal was the wagyu beef ($98) which was superbly prepared. Also worth mentioning are the accompanying grilled vegetables – asparagus, capsium, and mushrooms.
“Foie gras is as good asa sex,” I told my partner after taking a bite at the luscious and fat slab of goose liver. If you love foie gras ($38), you must order it when you are at Hide Yamamoto.
We were almost full after having the delicious garlic rice, but we got greedy and made a last minute order of lobster ($80) and abalone ($70/130g). What a brilliant ending to a good dinner.
There’s only one word to describe our meal, and overall experience at Hide Yamamoto: exquisite. While prices are steep, I’d recommend Hide Yamamoto restaurant at Marina Bay Sands if you like teppanyaki.
8 Bayfront Avenue
02-05 Casino Side Level 2, Marina Bay Sands
Tel: +65 6688 7098
Daily: 12.00 – 15.00
Mon to Wed: 18.00 – 23.00
Thu to Sun: 18.00 – 03.00
For more recommendations, please read my list of Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore