Open kitchens have been the talk of town, but the Japanese have long been ahead of the game when it comes to skilful theatrics and interactive dining. Step into the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and experience Teppanyaki at the Robata Grill.

Whether you want to watch blades move at dizzying speed across a grill or watch flames soar high into the air, teppanyaki is where it’s at. It’s for everyone and here at the Robata, you will see families, corporate guests and groups of friends ready to chow down!

The interior blends beautifully well into the dark, soft room with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the busy streets.Hospitality continues to remain the centre of attention as the staff courteously greet you as soon as you enter and steer you to the teppanyaki grill. Seating up to ten comfortably, it’s your own private space bringing you the finely tuned art of Teppanyaki. Onion volcanoes, food flying through the air and flourishes of the hand as the talented Teppanyaki Chef presents a meal to remember.

The Teppanyaki dinner menus start at 3,850/= ranging from the surf & turf with American beef striploin, grilled prawns, garlic rice and stir-fried vegetables to more elaborate combinations from salmon steak to Australian lamb cutlets. All served with a healthy bowl of miso soup and a platter of sushi and maki.

The lunch menu is simple yet filling with prices as little as 1,350/= and a menu ranging from chicken teriyaki, US beef striploin or Seer fish, all served with miso soup and freshly cut local fruit.

With the hotel’s impressive location and free basement parking and valet parking services, head down to the Robata and experience teppanyaki – an impressive show of culinary wizardry. Call 7 450 450 for reservations.