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Sushi Restaurants

Try beef in three ways; grilled sumbiyaki-style, shabu shabu and sukiyaki
This “Japanese-inspired meat atelier” is five years old this year — no mean feat considering Singapore’s fickle dining scene. A classic space with pale wood chairs and tables, shoji doors and screens, the centerpiece here is a 16-seat U-shaped counter (where you can watch...
Skewers in Kushiage set are crispy and not too oily
Arakawa Japanese Restaurant is a new kid (restaurant) on the block that has undergone a name and concept change. It specializes exclusively in deep-fried skewers or kushikatsu —“Kushi” means skewers and “Katsu” means a cutlet of meat (usually fried with breadcrumbs)....
The sushi offerings at Kacyo change with the seasons for maximum quality
Inside this intimate 35-seater restaurant, an elegant L-shaped sushi counter takes center stage. From prominent decorative pieces like the byobu Japanese silk screen paintings proudly displayed on the walls behind the sushi counter, to the smallest details like the origami crane-shaped ceramic...
Teppanyaki sets with a choice of sashimi or tempura, wagyu beef sirloin and more
Located on the fourth floor of the Pan Pacific hotel, surrounded by a beautifully sculpted Japanese garden and koi pond, this stalwart in the Japanese dining scene has been around for years and has cultivated a strong, loyal following. The crowd of Japanese expats and local diners return time and...
Chic entrance to IKYU
Helmed by Executive Chef Takuma Seki (formerly of Marina Bay Sands’ Hide Yamamoto) and outfitted with industrial chic elements like exposed pipes, light bulbs, concrete floors and black metal furnishings, IKYU is a cool space catering to a crowd of Tiong Bahru creatives. They do a great seven...
Unagi course served with sides like sashimi, grilled beef, miso soup and dessert
This Capitol Piazza restaurant is a surprising mall find. Traditional Japanese fare is on offer at the family owned establishment run by third generation restaurateur, Hiroyasu Sakuma. The 50-seat space is decked out with traditional Japanese curios including an elaborate miniature Shinto house....
The heaping Special Kaisen Don Set is harmonious and well balanced
Located at Orchid Hotel in the Tanjong Pagar area, Sushi Kou counts a good number of other Japanese restaurants as its neighbors. But what sets this sushi restaurant apart is its affordable and straightforward lunch sets—a boon for the nearby CBD warriors—...
Grilled cod with savory saikyo miso and zesty yuzu
Well-known chef, Hal Yamashita's first restaurant outside Japan is a modern fine dining spot with a focus on the cuisine of Kobe. The space is refined yet minimal, decked out in wood and marble. For the menu, seasonal produce is shipped in from Awaji Island and Tanba. Dig into luxurious...
Scallop nigiri sushi topped with a nub of seared foie gras
Located on the second and third floor of the iconic Customs House, this modern Japanese restaurant and bar is a funky space with a brightly-colored floor mosaic (designed by Miami Ink’s Chris Garver), exposed pipes and light fixtures fashioned from fishing hooks. Servers look as hip as the...
Deluxe Sushi Set – a set of 10 types of premium sushi
Located in the basement of a building in the middle of the bustling Central Business District, Kiraku is a hidden gem of a place, popular with the working crowd of the area that regularly head there for consistent quality sushi and sashimi at reasonable prices, as well as a great drinks menu. Apart...