Teppanyaki, is a style of Japanese cuisine that uses an iron griddle to cook food. It focuses not just on the food itself, but also the showmanship and the skills of the chefs. This style of cooking went back all the way to the 1940s Japan when a Japanese chain restaurant Misono wanted to introduce western-influenced food such as steak to the Japanese food scene.  They soon found the cuisine was less popular with the Japanese than it was with foreigners, who enjoyed both watching the skilled maneuvers of the chefs preparing the food as well as the cuisine itself.

Back in the 90s, only a small number of teppanyaki restaurants can be found in Jakarta, and in them you can only find Japanese teppanyaki chefs showing off their skills. But now you can find the signature griddles everywhere, even in food courts where a more affordable and instant type of teppanyaki can be found. In this list, you can find some of the best and even legendary teppanyaki tables in Jakarta:

1. Kahyangan Restaurant

After the success of their Shabu – Shabu Restaurant, Kahyangan finally opens a Teppanyaki restaurant in April 2012. This legendary Japanese restaurant provides an intimate dining experience with superb views of Jakarta, where their chefs show off their teppanyaki skills, using only the finest and freshest ingredients. Smoking area is available.

Pullman Jakarta Indonesia
Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59 Jakarta 10350

For more information and reservation, please call: (+62) 21 3190 7012


2. Sumire

Sumire serves a full range of Japanese food – however, their Chirashi (a big bowl of rice mixed with fish, vegetables) and the Teppanyaki sets are among the best. At the Teppanyaki station look for the chefs, some of which have worked there for over 12 years, and be prepared for a delightful show for both your mouth and eyes with the artful cooking over the flat teppan surface.

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav.28-30, Thamrin, Jakarta
021- 3150433


3. Nishimura

A popular Japanese restaurant, Nishimura features traditional Teppanyaki dishes and a tempting set lunch menu. The restaurant is a perfect example of how cuisine, art and service come together to create an exquisite dining experience. You can choose from 5 different teppanyaki set courses with US meat and premium seafood selection. Starting from Rp. 558,000++/person.

Shangri-La Hotel Jl. Jend. Sudirman Kav. 1 Karet Tengsin Tanah Abang Jakarta
021- 5707440


4. Shima


This restaurant is one of the oldest fine Japanese restaurants in Jakarta for a long time, was considered the best Japanese restaurant in the city too. It offers authentic Japanese dining, focusing in Teppanyaki dishes and some a la carte menu. For dessert, don’t skip the teppanyaki banana & ice cream flambé. Must try for teppanyaki hunters.

Opening Hours: 11.30 a.m. – 2.30 p.m (lunch) 6.30 p.m. – 10.00 p.m (dinner)

Hotel Aryaduta Jakarta, Jl. Prapatan No. 44 – 48, Senen, Jakarta


5. Edogin

The sleek, contemporary interior of Edogin restaurant offers the perfect backdrop to indulge in delectable cuisine from an extensive à la carte menu or our sushi, Teppanyaki, Robatayaki and tempura bar both ala carte and All You Can Eat.

Jl. Asia Afrika Senayan, Jakarta Selatan, DKI Jakarta Jakarta, Indonesia 10270
Phone: +62 21 5747777