It’s not easy to find a good and authentic halal Japanese restaurant in Singapore but it’s even harder to find halal yakiniku (Japanese BBQ) 😞 Whenever we go on trips to Japan and savour delicious yakiniku, our only wish is that we can have them back home too.


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Fortunately, a halal restaurant is changing the face of halal Japanese cuisine in Singapore. Enter Wakuwaku Yakiniku – Singapore’s very first halal yakiniku restaurant 😱 With a Japanese chef onboard, they promise to deliver the exact same authentic Wagyu beef experience you can find in Japan!

[P.S. Love Japanese food? Then you’d love these 9 Japanese restaurants in Singapore!]


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In case you’re wondering, Wakuwaku is opened by the same folks who brought you Fatpapas Burgers and Shakes – Sheikh Haikel and Bernie Tay. If you’ve been to Fatpapas, you’d know that their juicy burgers are to die for. So, you can probably expect the same quality from Wakuwaku!


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Now let us introduce you to Wakuwaku’s scrumptious offerings. They haven’t put up their menu online yet and not much information has been released but we do know that you can get definitely get your hands on their Beef Platter which consists of different cuts of meat.


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If you’re an expert in Japanese cuisine, you’d be delighted to know that they serve jo-karubi (boneless short rib) – one of the most popular cuts of wagyu. It’s known to have more marbling and it’s very juicy and rich in flavour.


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For the adventurous foodies, here’s your chance to try a Japanese delicacy called gyutan or beef tongue. This particular cut is thinly sliced and cooks quickly. It might have a slightly chewier texture than regular cuts of wagyu but when else can you get to try this northern Japanese specialty?😝


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Of course, as with any yakiniku places, you’re expected to grill the meats yourself. There’s nothing more exciting than the sizzling sound of barbecue and the smell that engulfs the whole room. After that’s done, all that’s left to do is to savour the grilled meat and enjoy that melt-in-your-mouth goodness 🤤

[P.S. Are you in KL instead? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this list of 12 halal wagyu places in KL and Selangor!]


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Besides grilled meat, Wakuwaku also serves a selection of donburi (Japanese rice bowl) such as kaarage chicken and beef which comes with miso soup, onsen egg and assorted side dishes. They also have miso ramen too! Sounds perfect to go with your grilled meats 😊

So, if you’ve been craving a taste of authentic yakiniku right here in Singapore, there’s no other place to go than Wakuwaku Yakiniku. But do note that you’d have to make a reservation if you’re visiting from Mondays to Thursdays. It’s time to call all your fellow foodies for a barbecued meat feast and SHARE this news with everyone you know!

P.S. Wakuwaku is in Kg Glam! Check out our ultimate list of halal eateries in Bugis and Kg Glam for more ☺️

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 27 Bali Lane, Singapore 189863
Opening hours: 5pm onwards (last order at 9.30pm) daily, do note that reservations are needed from Mon-Thur
Reservations: Call 6291 6891, email enquiries@wakuwaku.sg or message them on Facebook
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