Tag Archives: Best Japanese Restaurants Singapore

Wagokoro Hide Yamamoto – Traditional Japanese Kappo Cuisine At The Quayside

Chef Hide Yamamoto opens his second Japanese restaurant in Singapore at The Quayside Robertson Quay, specialising in traditional Kappo cuisine. Kappo? That would mean an intimate over-the-counter experience, where the chef would prepare dishes in front of the customers, served directly across the counter to the diner. The implication is food will be served hot […]

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Syun – Celebrity Chef Hal Yamashita’s Japanese Restaurant At RWS Delights

The term “celebrity chef” may have been overused in Singapore, and may not prove to be the marketing tool to an instant hit, judging the bailout of “celebrity restaurants” here. Syun helmed by Japanese Chef Hal Yamashita is the latest to join Resorts World Sentosa RWS at Festive Walk in their line-up of celebrity chef […]

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Ki-sho – Japanese Omakase At Its Best

There are some Japanese restaurants in Singapore that exhibits the best in traditional Japanese fine dining with extraordinary omakase meals. Ki-sho is one of them. It is of no surprise. Ki-sho is helmed by an affable Chef Kazuhiro Hamamoto, bringing with him a wealth of experience and creativity amassed from his apprenticeship days in Kyoto’s […]

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Sushi Goshin by Akashi – More Upmarket Yet Affordable Japanese Restaurant

I might have walked past this restaurant without going in, because it sensed intimidating. That was before the price banners were up. Sushi Goshin is part of Akashi’s group of restaurants (they also own Gyoza-ya and Grandma’s by the way), and food turned up to be surprisingly ‘affordable’. (Affordability is subjective yah?) The vibes of […]

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Bincho at Hua Bee – Meepok by Day, Yakitori by Night

The Tiong Bahru boy in me feels a little sad when another old kopitiam or provision give way to a hipster café and restaurant. Do we really need another new shop? Yakitori restaurant Bincho, like nearby Two Face, is one which manages to retain the old, while injecting fresh vibes into the same place. Bincho […]

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Tamoya Udon Chinatown Point – Love The Udon, Not The Tempura

Udon, the thick Japanese wheat flour noodles, never really caught on the waves in Singapore like ramen or soba. That was before Tamoya Udon came along at Liang Court, and I know many who are converted fans and swear this is one of the best udon available locally. Tamoya’s udon propelled to fame after it […]

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Tampopo Restaurant – The “Father of Tonkatsu” Pays Attention To Details

People know Tampopo as the Japanese restaurant serving ramen, sushi, tonkatsu and Kurobuta dishes. It is so named after the Dandelion flower, which stays strong and beautiful even in tough environments, and the Japanese comedy Tampopo, about a ramen seller who overcame all odds. “Staying strong despite all odds”, perhaps this can be used to […]

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Tsukada Nojo – Amazing Beauty Pot Opens 2nd Branch at Chinatown Point

Many could not believe that Tsukado Nojo indicated “closed” and “full house” at 7pm. There were still 3 more hours to closing. Well sir, I got my reservation at 5:30pm, and only managed to get in for my collagen soup after an hour’s wait. Moral of the story: Register your name at the counter, give […]

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Sushi Kou – $50 Omakase Meal? Make Your Bookings

Updated: Sushi Kou’s Omakase prices are now $50, $80 and $100. Both the $50 and $80 omakase sets are 7-course affairs (which is indeed more affordable than many other omakase meals). The $80 set comes with more premium sashimi and sushi, while the $100 set has more upscale ingredients with an additional course of Grilled […]

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Tajimaya – The Ultimate Hokkaido Tokachi Beef Yakiniku Experience

Wagyu has almost become the extravagant default if you need some quality beef for a Japanese grill experience. How about Tokachi Beef? Never tried it? Then you won’t know what you are missing out. I was at Tajimaya, a Japanese charcoal grill Yakiniku restaurant at Vivocity, and was hugely intrigued about their Hokkaido Tokachi Beef […]

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