Mikuni
The buzz: The Fairmont has closed Japanese restaurant Inagiku and replaced it with… Japanese restaurant Mikuni. The vibe: It’s a big, well-dressed space with touches of blue and a primarily earth-toned color scheme, which comfortably houses a main dining room, an intimate live...
Fairmont Singapore
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It’s hardly a secret anymore, what with a Makansutra stamp of approval and subsequent buzz among foodie bloggers, but Meii Sushi still “feels” like one, thanks to its unlikely location, easy-to-miss frontage and cramped quarters. The menu at first seems limited, but not when you...
Kilo
The reincarnation of Raw Kitchen Bar has planted itself firmly in Lavender and sits comfortably just above Loysel’s Toy (Papa Palheta’s second offering). While it’s farther out than we’d like, therein lies part of its charm. There’s something incredibly appealing about...
To deem the food at Miz Japanese Restaurant “value‑for‑money” would be a gross understatement. The simplest of dishes—cold garlic butter udon with caviar ($12) and even the Japanese rice tea—ace the taste test. Their salmon tataki, or seared salmon, is heavenly.
Don & Grill Bistro
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There are over 100 food items here (we kid you not) to choose from, making Don & Grill Bistro one of the most ambitious restaurants in the East. Boasting two separate Western and Japanese menus, proprietor Michael Tham decided to set up this 70-seater restaurant in the East because “of...
grilled vegetables
A multi-concept restaurant by chef Hide Yamamoto, where you can choose from four different menus. Enjoy the freshest fish air-flown in daily from Tokyo's famous Tsukiji market at the sushi counter, or enjoy robata (charcoal grill), ramen or teppanyaki. Like your fish firm, tender, fresh and...
Marina Bay Sands
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We’re a little jaded when it comes to this whole celeb chef business. After all, it’s no secret that quite a few of them open up and, like Cake sang, are almost “never there.” Michelin-starred chef Kunio Tokuoka swings by every so often to check in on things in this...
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This quirky Japanese restaurant is where you can dine either at one its conveyor belts or at the comfy sofas while being viewed by passers-by. Its fresh sushis and generous udon portions are what draw regulars back to the establishment time and again.
Japanese buffet restaurant Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant features everything from sashimi and sushi to cold seafood, paper steamboat, teppanyaki and tempura. There are also hot food counters like a "fry-to-order" counter and a "live" teppanyaki station. If you...
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We’re big fans of Japanese cuisine, so you can imagine that there was a bit of a scramble to go eat at Sui Japanese Dining when it popped up on our foodie radar. Located at the trendy end of Neil Road, Sui is set inside an old two-story dwelling. It was a little warm (and we were here for...
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One thing you can’t fault this tiny bento and yakitori joint in the heart of Kampong Glam for is the emphasis on fun. Everything from the constantly changing menu to the Asahi mini-can beer drinking challenge is in keeping with their promise of delivering a whole box of surprises. So what can...
Customers have raved about the impeccable service provided at this Japanese eatery. Expect wallet‑friendly and perfectly executed bento sets such as the grilled teriyaki cod bento set.
It's sushi galore at this casual eatery inspired by Tokyo's standing sushi bars. Order classic items like toro (tuna belly) sushi, or better yet, go for set meals like the omakase set, which comes with eight pieces of sushi and 10 pieces of sashimi, or the salmon aburi sampler, which...
Famous for its five-star Japanese buffet, the seats at this hotel restaurant are as busy at lunchtime as they are every evening. Robatayaki, teppanyaki, a variety of sushi, sashimi and salads, along with a noodle bar and dessert station are available to diners, to experience the complete spectrum...
Hotel Nikko Jakarta
The buzz: Caffe B is another entry in the ever-expanding Italian dining scene. The restaurant’s culinary team places a strong emphasis on using quality ingredients air-flown from Japan to create Italian food with a distinct Asian sensibility. The vibe: Thanks to interior designer Takeshi...
Waku Ghin, Singapore
Named after the ‘silver metal’ knives in the chef’s collection, Waku Ghin, located in the Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort, is fast becoming one of the hottest tables in town right now. Here, your meal is very much up to master chef, Tetsuya Wakuda's whims and fancy where he...
Marina Bay Sands
En Japanese is one of the Japanese restaurants to have a provincial specialty.
Long before Robertson Quay became saturated with Japanese restaurants, En Japanese Dining Bar was one of the first to throw open its doors. More than 10 years on, this long-standing establishment still manages to pull in the crowds night after night; they’ve also expanded and now take up...
The buzz: B@Rochester is a new contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar that opened just under a month ago at Rochester Park. The vibe: It’s got quite a classic layout, with a sashimi counter set within the main 40-seater dining room, and modern, understated décor. There’s also the...
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Disciple to six Japanese chefs, chef Jeffrey Choo definitely knows his stuff. Relocated from 6 Battery Road (previously called Six Restaurant) only in February this year, Ichidon is no newbie in the dining scene. Notable promotions include Donburi set meals ($7.90++) and buy 2‑get‑1 free set...
Menchikatsu set lunch
Weekends are not the time to come to Millenia Walk. Too little traffic, not enough opportunities for watching what other people are eating. But coming for lunch at the weekend does have some benefits; your choice of seat, attentive service (if it’s even half as good when the crowds are here,...
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Short for “Revolution Burger;” R Burger is co-owned by MediaCorp artiste Adam Chen, who totally dug the burger when he first tried it in an R Burger outlet in Bangkok. Originating from Japan, R Burger prides itself on providing a healthy alternative to fast food by substituting...
You can’t swing a bat without knocking into a Japanese eatery in the Robertson Quay area. And not all are as good as we’d like them to be. Sure, the menus look similar enough and most have the usual décor, but when it comes down to it, the food is often lackluster and uninspiring. So...
This modern bar and restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine; its sushi ranks among the city’s best. Its intimate setting and cozy decor suit its regular clientele’s penchant for sipping fine wines and premium champagnes.