12 Best Sushi Rolls In Singapore – Sushi Rolling In The Deep


When sushi restaurants have flourished in the West, sushi rolls such as the California Roll made with cucumber instead of raw fish became popular.

The sushi roll evolved and we are starting to see them getting some traction in Singapore, with different types of toppings and varieties.

Here are some of the more common types:
California roll – Usually filled with imitation crab stick, cumber and avocado.
Uramaki – An inside out roll where rice in on the outside, nori inside, with fillings of tuna, crab stick, avocado etc.
Rainbow Roll – Topped with assorted thinly sliced sashimi of different colours.
Caterpillar Roll – Inside out roll with thinly sliced avocado or other ingredients on the outside.

12 Best Sushi Rolls In Singapore

Koh Grill Sushi and Bar
435 Orchard Road, #04-21, Wisma Atria Shopping Centre Singapore 238877
Opening hour: 11.30am to 10.30 pm Daily

Shiok Maki FTW. Gen 1 comes with grilled unagi ($16.80) while Gen 2 has fried prawn wrapped within.

To be really objective about it, Gen 1 works better, with a more creamy moist texture. The star of the dish is really the thick don’t-know-how-many-calories specially made mayonnaise poured over the sushi roll and torched.

Drenched too much actually, can get cloying. But few would complain about the generous toppings of fish roe. (Think everyone comes here for the Shiok Maki, some of the other items we tried were … )

Kinsa Sushi
4 Hillview Rise HillV2 #02-02 Singapore 667979
Tel: +65 67107278
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm -10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri-Sun, PH)
Reserve Online Now – Kinsa Sushi

Kinsa Sushi’s goal is to offer quality Japanese cuisine (with some dishes usually found at higher end restaurants) at affordable price-points. Their latest menu will be a hit with instagrammers with their take of purple rice in sushi.

Yes, purple.

We enjoyed the colourful renditions of Salmon Mentai Sushi Roll ($15.80), Hotate Mentai ($17.80) and ‘Black Beauty’ ($16.80) – that is deep fried shishamo wrapped maki in aburi cheese and miso, topped with tobiko.

Haru Haru
61 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8 #02-03 Jubilee Square Singapore 569814 (Ang Mo Kio MRT)
Tel: +65 6451 3201
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3:00pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri-Sun)

Haru Haru’s menu is extensive (the big book kind where you have to keep flipping), featuring a wide range of otsumami (appetizers), sashimi, sushi, sushi rolls, salad, agemono, yakimono, donburi, noodles, desserts and sake. The type of restaurant that would have something to appeal to each person in the family.

Other than their signature Dragon Roll filled with crispy king prawn ($15.80), you can try the namesake Haru Roll ($14.80), topped with aburi cheese salmon and salmon roe, with inner ingredients of crabstick, omelette, and cucumber.

The Sushi Bar
391 Orchard Road #05-34/35 Ngee Ann City Singapore 238873 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm

Should I say anything more about the Sushi Bar’s star Salmon Aburi Roll ($14.90)? Always satisfying if you pop a piece into your mouth and slowly chew away, eyes closed.

I personally think there are two winning factors – the creaminess of its textures, must be the avocado and proportion of mayonnaise; and mixture of torched and raw sushi interplaying in your mouth.

Sushi Jin
One Farrer Hotel & Spa 1 Farrer Park Station Road Owen Link, #01-11/12, Singapore 217562
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6:30pm – 10:30pm Daily

Sushi Jin by the Les Amis Groups aims to offer a premium dining experience sans the hefty price tag. Quality ingredients are flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market 3 times a week.

The Rainbow Roll ($18) is a Californian roll with assorted sashimi, combining quality of sashimi grade salmon and yellowtail, and aesthetics with a multi-coloured appearance.

SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Tel: +65 6688 7688
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sun – Wed), 6pm – 11:30pm (Thurs – Sat)

The former KU DE TA, perched 200 metres above sea level atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. Few actually know they serve sushi rolls, such as Soft Shell Roll ($26), Spicy Tuna Rolle ($23) and the recommended California Roll ($25) with crab, avocado, cucumber and tobiko.

Not the most wow sushi roll around, but at least the view is fantastic?

Rollie Olie
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-05, Singapore 138617 (Buona Vista MRT)
Tel: +65 63165710
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sat), 11:30am – 10pm

The signature rolls have international flavours incorporated such as K Kop ($12.95) filled with spicy crab meat and kimchi, Bollywood ($14.95) with curry prawn and avocado, Dos Amigos with grilled eel and cream cheese and Go Green ($12.95) a vegetarian version filled with asparagus, sweet potato and avocado.

Our favourite of the lot was the Beachcomber ($16.95) rolled with deep fried soft shell crab, prawn salad, avocado, cumber and jaama.

Other than the fact that it could be Instagram-worthy, we liked the creaminess of avocado and flavoured mayonnaise coming together, and a slice of strawberry which gave each piece a refreshing sweet touch. Pricey for a box of 8 pieces.

Maki San
2 Handy Road, #B1-17/18, The Arcade @ Raffles Place, #01-12 & 112 Katong, #B1-19, Singapore 229233

Maki San allows you to design your own sushi roll. You can customize salads and sushi, with over 80 ingredients to choose from, including a twist with some of the localized dressing. Chilli Crab, Honey Mustrd, Japanese curry, Yuzu Sesame, Thai chilli sauce?

The extra specials ($2.50 per potion) some of my favourite fillings such as teriyaki chicken, smoked duck, grilled unagi, tempura prawn and roast beef.

Fry your sushi for a top up of $1.50. (Isn’t sushi supposed to be healthy?)

1 Park Road Level 6 People’s Park Complex, Singapore 059108
Opening Hours: 4pm – 11pm (Tues-Thurs), 4pm – 12am (Fri), 11am – 12am (Sat), 11am – 11pm (Sun)

It is only a matter of time that local chicken rice finds its way into Japanese sushi.

Lepark’s Poached Chicken Sushi ($8) combines a homemade chicken rice recipe infused with fresh herbs and garlic rolled into a sushi ball, topped with traditional poached chicken, a dollop of garlic chilli and all tied together with a strip of seaweed. Can image that it is almost like the real deal.

Tanuki by Standing Sushi Bar
Orchard Central, #02-03 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896 (Somerset MRT)
Tel: +65 6636 5949
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

Tanuki opened by restaurateur Howard Lo (also behind Standing Sushi Bar and Shinkansen) is a Japanese-inspired raw bar.

Their Tanuki rolls are somewhat like sushi, all with a twist. My favourite was an American Roll maki sushi inspired by a cheeseburger, with cheddar cheese, sliced beef and pickles deep-fried (I may want to rename this as ‘guilty sushi’), and a Shrimptastic fried ebi roll sprinkled with sakura ebi and drizzled with spicy sauce. Hey, sushi can be fun!

Emporium Shokuhin – Senmi Sushi
6 Raffles Boulevard #01-18 Marina Square, Singapore 039594 (City Hall, Esplanade and Promenade MRT)
Tel: +65 6224 3433
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

Sashimi and sushi bar offering Giant Chirashi with 8 kinds of seafood, including salmon and maguro ($34) and California-style maki. Some hits and misses – we liked the freshness of the fish, though the chawanmushi was extremely bland with uneven texture.

Recommended sushi roll is the Dynamite Maki ($15) with torched wagyu beef slices, shrimp, avocado, topped with crispy fried tempura batter.

Sushi Tei
391 Orchard Road #05-30/31 Podium Block Ngee Ann City (5 min from Orchard Road MRT), Singapore 238873
Tel: +65 6737 8878
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm

(I hope you don’t judge me for including Sushi Tei in, but their Dragon & Phoenix rolls not bad what.) Kani Mentai Mayo Roll ($9.60) – it already sounds good. Imagine an uramaki where the rice is on the outside, seaweed sheet on the inside, topped with generous mentai mayonnaise cod rice, and crowned with crispy thin fried carrot shreds.

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2 Responses to “12 Best Sushi Rolls In Singapore – Sushi Rolling In The Deep”

  1. zeen
    December 15, 2015 at 4:16 pm #

    I think Sushi Tei’s rolls aren’t flavorful enough – they tend to skimp on the mayo/sauce

    • admin
      December 17, 2015 at 10:06 am #

      I realised depends on the branch also. Some more stingy than the others, or more haphazardly assembled.

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