Food Review: Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant

The Place I have been looking forward to checking out Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant for the longest time and I finally had the chance to visit one of its outlet at Oasia Hotel in Novena. It was not very packed at thhis outlet which I patronised, unlike the other 2 outlets in Dempsey and Far East Shopping Centre. Still, I would recommend making prior reservations to avoid any disappointment.

Rakuichi is well known for its Aburi Sushi and its fresh Sashimi from Japan, and I don’t deny I have some high expectations prior to my visit.

The Food The set meals are the highlight at Rakuichi as it offers much more value for money than the à la carte items. We decided on 2 of its sets for our dinner, the Mini Course ($48) and the Rainbow Sashimi Set ($38.60).
IMG_8920 IMG_8925For a start, we were served Baby Squids.IMG_8916Next up from the Mini CourseTamago (Egg), green peas and baby prawns.
IMG_8918Chawamushi and soup served in a teapot.IMG_8936I was pleasantly surprised by the effort taken in terms of the presentation of its fresh Sashimi in crushed ice. IMG_8931TempuraIMG_8939Yakitori – Pork and ChickenIMG_8935Finally the highlight of the Mini Course has got to be the Aburi Sushi. IMG_8940More Aburi Sushi from the Rainbow Set to satisfy our insatiable appetite. There is only one flavour of each type of Sushi to choose from, so take your pick carefully. I have to conclude that the standard and quality of each sushi is consistently good. 
IMG_8943What is a Japanese meal without some soup? Salmon, mushrooms and cabbage never go wrong in a soup. IMG_8948As part of the Mini Course,  our desserts include the Sesame ice-cream which I thought was surprisingly good.
IMG_8950Rants As compared to the dinner sets, the lunch sets are definitely much more value for money as it is significantly cheaper. Service wise, there is really nothing to shout about even though this is more of a mid-range Japanese restaurant. The service standard actually reminds me of my dining experience at Sushi Tei.

Will I return again? I desire to come back for its lunch sets which offers practically the same deal as the dinner sets, and at a different outlet the next time round.

TheRantingPanda says:

Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Ambience: 3/5

Rakuichi Japanese Restaurant
8 Sinaran Drive
#01-05 Oasia Hotel
Tel: +65 6659 6683


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