a type of grill used in Japanese hibachi restaurant for cooking food in front of the customers; also, food cooked in this manner
The highlight of the menu is the robata - a traditional cooking style of Hokkaido in northern Japan where the day's catch is grilled on small fires.
1980; short form of Jap. robata-yaki
The cuisine is Asian-inspired and prepared in the kitchen, robata grill, or raw bar.