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.
Our chef, Woosin, was great and kept the whole table completely entertained including the children. It was lots of fun and great food! We will be back for sure :)
Fabulous place, fun chef and very accommodating staff. We had my son’s 9 birthday there and he loved it. The staff were very happy, not only for me to bring a cake, but they also served it and packaged it for me afterwards. The food was beautiful, great experience all around!
Yummy food! Great theatrics! Worth to be on your list of favourites. Definitely we will go back. Bring your friends, the more the merrier, “arigato”.