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I Chi Ban Teppan-Yaki

August 27, 2010


Doesn’t that photo just bring out your inner pyromaniac? Well, if not, you’ll just have to imagine me and my gleeful face, snapping away behind the camera as our gallant teppanyaki chef squirted yet more oil onto the raging flame.

I know, so unnecessary, so extravagant, but so FUN right?

I’ve been to Teppanyaki a few times before, and it always goes the same way. I start out extremely nervous and apprehensive thanks to my exceedingly poor hand-eye coordination, and then end up having such a good night (clothes perhaps slightly worse for wear). This occasion was to celebrate the birthday of a good friend. And what better way to celebrate your birthday than being pelted by copious amount of egg :D!

We went to I Chi Ban Teppan-Yaki this time, and went with the set-menu “Matsu” for $35 each, which includes:

Fresh Salad
Miso Soup
King Prawn
Teriyaki Chicken
Misoyaki Steak
Fried Rice
Fried Vegetables
Fresh Fruit
Japanese Tea

Phew! Quite a lot, so if any of your food falls on the floor, hopefully you’ll still be full ;).

All the food, ready to be cooked/tossed/caught/thrown onto the floor

For sure, the point of Teppanyaki isn’t really the food, but my favourite was the garlic king prawns. Which of course, also had the flame treatment


Miso yaki steak

And we had the best chef ever. Look at his crazy egg towers!


After we’d eaten our fill, all the games began. He had all the usual Teppanyaki chef tricks, like catching eggs in our bowls, catching bits of omelette in our mouths, and catching perilously spinning bowls of fried rice.

I didn’t quite catch mine 😦

Making the omelette

And of course the birthday girl got special treatment:

Machine gun egg

Dinner and a show, what more could you ask for.

I Chi Ban Teppan-Yaki
355 Sussex St,
Sydney NSW 2000‎
Ph: (02) 9283 4628‎

6 Comments leave one →
  1. August 28, 2010 10:52 am

    did you know ‘TEPPANYAKI’ stands for japanese chef’s legally throwing food at western diners and charging for it 😉 hehe sounds like a reasonably priced version of it. i haven’t seen the eggs being stacked up before. that’s quite impressive. i love fire! i’d go just to see the fireball 🙂

    • August 30, 2010 11:51 pm

      Hahah! You’re very generous to call it “Japanese” 😉

      Yes I was just so impressed with the stacked eggs hahaha! And FIRE! I love a good gimmick!

  2. August 29, 2010 11:48 pm

    Heh last pic is priceless

  3. Dave permalink
    July 7, 2011 7:07 pm

    Did you grab the name of the chef by any chance?

    • July 8, 2011 9:59 am

      Noo sorry I didn’t. It was a while ago now, if I did I don’t quite remember.

  4. January 5, 2012 7:11 am

    Dear Mel,

    I prefer teppanyaki at these cheaper restaurants because they always have the teppanyaki tricks and the food is tasty. I remember Teppanyaki at the Rock to be really delicious but quite pricey and is more subdued without the entertainment.

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