Food Scoops: 5 New Affordable Japanese Restaurants To Check Out In Singapore

Sen-Ryo
This casual Japanese chain restaurant, which has a strong following in Hong Kong, opened at Ion Orchard few months back and offers affordable Japanese fare in a luxe setting. You can get a close-up dining experience with the chefs at the sushi and grill counter seats, and fresh seafood is imported from the famous Japan’s Toyosu Fish Market twice weekly. Expect fresh sushi, sashimi and you can order the DIY Hokkaido Uni as well. [Read more here…]

Where: 2 Orchard Turn, Ion Orchard , #03-14, Singapore 238801

IKO Restaurant and Bar
New Mod-Jap restaurant along Neil Road, expect contemporary Japanese creations and Robata-grilled bites, as well as a wide collection of sake and Japanese-inspired cocktails. Some highlights are the Uni, purple cauliflower pudding simmered in dashi broth with a layer of homemade dashi jelly made with a combination of kombu (kelp) and katsuobushi (bonito flakes); Asari, a bowl of clams cooked in sake broth and dashi with enoki and butter; and Iberico Pluma, a glistening slab of pork loin served atop a bed of house-made carrot puree and raisin. [Read more here…]

Where: 65 Neil Road, Singapore 088897

Ushio
A Japanese Sumiyaki & Sake Bar restaurant in OUE Tower, Ushio boasts a splendid view of Marina Bay. The dishes here focus on Japanese-style charcoal grilled dishes, sharing plates and smoky donburi. There is also an extensive range of sakes from major prefectures in Japan. We like the Zucchini Blossom Tempura, Koji Karubi Sando and Truffle Karubi Sumiyaki Donburi. [Read more here…]

Where: OUE Tower, Level 8, 60 Collyer Quay , Singapore 049322 

Pipes by Hattendo 
Located at Outram in Dorsett Residences, Pipes by Hattendo opened a year ago and is Hattendo’s first Cafe Bar & Roasting Gallery in the world. The Hattendo brand hails from Hiroshima, Japan, and this Outram operates as Hattendo Cafe in the day serving a fusion menu and cream buns. In the evening, the 30-seater space transforms to an izakaya concept. Dishes we enjoyed are the Gyu Katsu Sandos, Oysters and Sashimi. [Read more here…]

Where: 331 New Bridge Road, #01-02 Dorsett Residences (Beside Outram Park MRT Exit H), Singapore 088764

Kakurega (The Lair)
Located at along Smith Street in Chinatown, Kakurega (The Lair) is a causal Japanese restaurant that occupies the 3-storey shophouse. The food here leans towards the Izakaya style with varied options from skewers, fried dishes and charcoal-grilled items. At wallet friendly prices, go for the Gyu Tataki, Hotate Mentai and the varied Skewers. [Read more here…]

Where: 12 Smith Street, Singapore 058926

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