Aya Teppanyaki has been getting acrobatic with Japanese food in Armadale for over ten years, over which time they’ve built a reputation for being one of the most wacky teppanyaki restaurants in Melbourne. Whether you’re heading out for a dinner date or bringing a crew of up to 40, let Aya Teppanyaki’s crack squad of teppanyaki and sushi chefs show you how martial arts and delicious Far Eastern food combine. At Aya’s High Street premises you can choose to stay safely away from the action, get a ringside seat, or book the VIP room if you’re bringing the party
Highlights from Aya Teppanyaki’s new menu include the sashimi moriawase, the chef’s selection of whatever’s freshest in fish and seafood on the day that’s always popular with Melbourne diners. The same kind of omakase set up applies to the assorted sushi sets, but you can also indulge in some outre Russianesque delights like the two soft-boiled Czar’s eggs (not the ruler’s, and certainly not Faberge) or Russian-style pancakes. Japan is, after all, quite close to Russia. However, no meal should begin at this Armadale Japanese teppanyaki restaurant without that most reliable beer-friend entree edamame, or some gyoza or chicken yakitori.
You can get stuck into the raw stuff early on in the game at Aya Teppanyaki with the sashimi salad with garden greens and a tangy sesame and soy sauce dressing, but the big guns are the a la carte mains, with eye fillet wafu beef and saikyo-style marinated duck, unagi and lobster tail, tofu and veggies all making it to the chopping block and the teppanyaki grill. Perhaps the best way to test the mettle of these Melbourne maestros is to go for a teppanyaki banquet, with the most lavish option – the Shogun set – taking in an array of starters and sides plus lobster tail, Australian king prawns, Tasmanian salmon, duck, Wagyu beef and dessert. A popular and prominent spot down Armadale’s High Street, be sure to book to secure the best seats.
We took a bunch of 10 year olds to Aya for our son’s birthday. The evening was a great hit, the show put on by our chef was outstanding. He engaged the kids who were completely captivated with all his tricks (and jokes) and wowed the adults with amazing food. Highly recommended, we will be back.
Had the meat lovers set menu. Food was yum, so much food!! Our teppanyaki chef was very entertaining. The staff were attentive. Plus byo is always handy.
Lots of fun and fantastic food. Our chef was very interactive and performed many fun tricks. The food was very fresh. Parking was surprisingly easy for a saturday night
good food and great experience! good prawns, steak phenomenal and staff terrific. the beer was ice cold and the service prompt and smiley! 😁 thankyou
The food is delicious and fresh. The Teppanyaki chef "K" was lots of fun and very skillful. Kids had a ball. The waitress though was very kind and friendly didn't have great product knowledge so had to keep asking the chef questions, but she may have been new, so totally understandable. Over all, excellent. We've been many times, and we will definitely be back again for a fun and delicious meal
We had a wonderful chef, who entertained us and made us feel welcome and comfortable. The food, of course, was delicious and the menu options were quite broad. Perhaps they could be more specific on the menus, as to what people are entitled to (i.e. OR; AND). The toilet area could be cleaner as well. Overall, great first experience!
We were four people for teppanyaki dinner and we loved it. Fabulous sushi and sashimi entrees and then onto the main event. Our chef was a terrific cook as well as being an excellent actor. The quality of the food was superb, especially the lobster and the wagyu. Good wine choices available at very reasonable prices. Highly recommended.
We had a lovely experience and enjoyed the food tremendously. Our teppanyaki chef was highly entertaining and ensured we had a great time. We will definitely try to head back with a group on a weekend for a fun time with great food!
Loved it!!! The chef Steven was great! He was funny and a great cook. I kinda felt bad that we were a silent table but we were all in awe of his cooking and skills so kudos to the chef! Would definitely come back again
We often go to Aya Teppinyaki, particularly with other families or on family occasions, and it never disappoints. Food is consistently fabulous, the showmanship from our favorite chef, Encore, is highly entertaining.