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Two cultures, two cuisines, one city

Two very different cuisines, from two different cultures, served in two distinct styles. Tapas are served in small proportions as quick bites in between conversations. Teppanyaki dishes are all about the flair and style.

Tapa, literally means ‘cover’ or ‘lid’. It is believed that, since one would be standing while eating a tapa in traditional Spanish bars, they would need to place their plates on top of their drinks to eat, making it a top. Hence, the word ‘tapas’ was born.

Sources suggest that teppanyaki cooking started in the southern Japanese port town of Kobe at the beginning of the 20th century, where the fresh local fish and sea-food would be displayed and cooked in front of the customers. The style is known and loved throughout the world.

Bangalore is home to a few tapas and teppanyaki restaurants. Here are a couple of Bangalore’s finest tapas and teppenyaki restaurants

The Tapas Lounge, Caperberry Restaurant

The sophisticated ambience and menu reflects creativity, innovation and passion, complemented by impeccable service and warm hospitality blend together at Caperberry to create a delightful sensory journey.
The Spanish-influenced Tapas lounge at Caperberry is an extension of the restaurant. With some fine lounge music setting the mood for a relaxing evening, choose from a selection of cocktails, single malts, wines and much more.

Their tapas menu include marinated olives, bravas potatoes, empanadas with mojo, lettuce wraps and more. For the meat lovers, Tapas Lounge offers a selection of tapas such as grilled chicken skewers, squid rings with alioli, non-vegetarian crostini duet, amongst others.

The Tapas Lounge
48/1 Ground Floor
The Estate Dickenson Road
Ph: 2559-4567

Oko, The Lalit Ashok

Oko is the rooftop restaurant at The Lalit Ashok. Large bay windows overlook the sprawling golf course and dim blue lighting adds an aura of oriental mystique to the lounge and fine dining areas.

The Oko modern Teppanyaki grill showcases this technique with the choicest of meats, vegetables, Japanese rice and noodles. The Oko Teppan Station also features multiple prix fixe menus for its valued guests, such as Jasmine Seafood Menu, Orchid Meat Men' and Bonsai.

Oko's specials are the Teppanyaki John Dory with spring onions and bean sprouts, spare ribs with honey chilli sauce and char-grilled mushrooms with Malaysian spices.

The restaurants teppanyaki menu also includes Scottish salmon, Canadian scallops, Chilean seabass, lobster tail, yasai teppanyaki, silken tofu, among others.

The Lalit Ashok
Kumara Krupa Road
High Grounds
Ph: 3052-7777