To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.

Japanese Izakaya Restaurants

The secret lies in the complex condiment spooned atop the grilled chicken leg
Part of the Tomo Izakaya group of restaurants, Akari Japanese Dining & Baris conveniently located at the heart of the Marina Bay Financial District. Serving up both izakaya-style a la carte dishes as well as more refined kaiseki multi-course menus, the well-appointed restaurant is good for...
Little pork skewers marinated in flavorful mineral-rich salt
At this minimalist 12-seat bar, tuck into steaming bowls of Hakata-style ramen while sipping from a selection of around 90 sake labels including citrusy Bijyofu yuzu schwa and light, dry Bijyofu Junrei Junmaiginjo. Bar snacks like Oden (clear soup with white radish and boiled eggs) and Crab...
Beef Tartare sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with a side of cucumber
This dark cavernous eatery on club-lined Neil Road features black walls and a large bar counter. Slow, jazzy tunes give the restaurant a lounge-y vibe. The place is just as much about the drinks as it is about the food. Snacky tapas such as grilled salmon with grilled rice yeast...
Cold somen tossed with truffled egg yolk emulsion, salted kelp & sakura ebi
East-meets-West small plates are the focus at this two-storey bar-restaurant. Order up innovative tapas such as Tako a la Espanol ($20.80) — octopus cooked sous vide and then a la plancha, served with smoked potato mash — Uni Pasta V1.1 ($35.80), Capellini Braised inUni and Yuzu Stock....
Order from their simple menu scrawled on the walls
Folks usually pair gyoza with beer. But this chic joint matches the dumplings with fancy champagne (from $98). A new concept in Singapore, gyoza wine bars are already popular in Japan. Hidden on the second floor of a North Canal shop house (just upstairs of sister eatery Ramen Matsuri), this spot...
Goma tofu topped with rich umami Hokkaido Uni
Izy
This club-like izakaya helmed by chef Narisawa from Tokyo is a long narrow concrete-lined space offering Japanese bar food. There’s colorful Pop Art on the walls and cool light fixtures made from repurposed drink bottles. Food options include Fried Chicken Karaage ($12) — smeared with a...
Spicy cod roe baked mentai potato
This izakaya is part of multi-concept restaurant space Eat at Seven. Drop by for drink-friendly eats like Jya Jya Men ($16), cold noodles with minced meat sauce, and the restaurant’s signature Katsuo Warayaki ($16), a slab of smoky thick cut tuna served in a foil packet. There are also sweets...
Savor a range of meat, mushrooms and more on skewers
Located at Owen Link — a quiet mall just by One Farrer Hospital — this izakaya’s surrounds might seem a little sterile. But the interior of the casual eatery is anything but. Old school Japanese posters are plastered on the walls and funky chandeliers made of sake bottles hang...
The futomaki here comes with rich toppings like sea urchin and salmon roe
Much like the original Tomo Izakaya outlet in Clarke Quay, this 100-seater izakaya on the ground level of Esplanade Mall plays up its rustic tavern vibe with dark wood furniture, dim and cozy lighting and furnishing accents like sake barrels, paper lanterns and vintage...
Traditional Japanese wooden accent forms cosy ambience
Tucked along the row of shophouses at Kampung Bahru is Manpei, an intimate izakaya that specialises in Hokkaido cuisine. The 40-seater is popular among Japanese chefs not only as it opens till 4am but also because of the hearty and heart-warming...