Panda Picks: 10 New Japanese Omakase Restaurants To Check Out In Singapore in 2023

Located at level two of The St. Regis Singapore, Tentsuru is a tempura centric Japanese Omakase restaurant in Singapore which has been opened for slightly over a year. There are not many tempura focused Omakase restaurants in Singapore, and I really like the space of Tentsuru from its entrance to the interior of the space. Most ingredients are air-flown from Japan, where Master Chef Daiki Kawaguchi presents elegant seasonal dishes that bring out the maximum umami. The restaurant does lunch and dinner Omakase menus, where lunch is at S$120++ or S$240++ per person, while dinner is at S$280++ or S$400++ per person. [Read more here…
Address: The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247911

Orchard Plaza is not a typical mall we visit along Orchard Road and Yuta is one hidden gem. Located on level two of the mall, you cannot miss that bright blue box exterior of Yuta which serves only an Omakase menu. There is only one dinner Omakase menu for now, and it priced at a competitive S$115++ per person. [Read more here…]
Address: 150 Orchard Road, #02-12 Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841 

Masa Saito
A relatively new restaurant, Masa Saito is a modern Japanese restaurant established by Chef Masa Saito. The space is an intimate L-shaped counter seating where you get a close view of the open kitchen. The restaurant only opens for dinner and offers set menus only for now where Chef Saito uses fresh seasonal ingredients to create a different dish each day, and unlike other traditional omakase restaurants I tried recently like Sushi Sei, it offers a completely new menu a few days later. There is only the 8-course Chef‘s Signature Course dinner menu. [Read more here…]
Address: 6A Shenton Way, #01-04 OUE Downtown Gallery, Singapore 068815 

Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine  
A new restaurant which opened at Suntec City recently, this is the Hokkaido brand’s first overseas outpost after 29 years and is often frequented by politicians, celebrities and even the Prime Minister of Japan and the Japanese Imperial Family. Founder Chef Shinchiro Nagai established the outlet in Hokkaido with his 54 years of experience alongside his son Makoto Nagai. Chef Makoto Nagai has 16 years of experience and now helms Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine Singapore. There are 15 lunch sets from S$28 as well as four omakase set menus, priced at S$98, S$138, S$198, and S$380. Each set and menu continue to focus on dishes prepared in the local Hokkaido traditional way, using ingredients from produce to meats and seafood flown in from Hokkaido. [Read more here…]
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Tower 1, #03-314 Suntec City, Singapore 038983 

La D’Oro
Italian-Japanese fine-dining cuisine is not that common in Singapore and La D’Oro (meaning gold in Italian) located at Mandarin Gallery is one of the newest restaurants to open in Orchard Road that spans Italian-Japanese casual and omakase dining. The 8-courses Dinner Omakase is a mix of Italian and Japanese dishes such as pastas, wagyu beef and a secret noodle dish. [Read more here…]
Address: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #01-16/17, Singapore 239987 

Sushi Sei 
Tucked away at level one of Holiday Inn Singapore City Centre in Orchard is a newly opened Japanese Omakase restaurant, Sushi Sei. It is an intimate size Japanese setting with a counter seating which can accommodate ten diners, so there is close interaction with the chef. Ingredients are specially flown in from Toyosu Market in Tokyo and Hokkaido several times a week, where the Omakase Sushi Kaiseki Dinner Courses are priced at S$400, S$500 and S$600, comprising of up to six appetiser dishes followed by nigiri (sushi), dessert and freshly whisked matcha (green tea) to conclude the meal. [Read more here…]
11 Cavenagh Road, #01-13/14, Holiday Inn Singapore, City Centre, Singapore229616 

Sushi Kyuu By Shunsui 
A relatively new restaurant concept under the same group as four-time Michelin Plate awardee Kappo Shunsui, choose between two omakase course menus – the 20-courses Omakase (S$129++) or the Premium Omakase (S$159++) that offers 2-3 more courses including the Uni roll. If you are up for variety and conscious of budget, this is one to check out. [Read more here…]
Address: 150 Orchard Road, Orchard Plaza, #03-55, Singapore 238841 

Located right beside Jinhonten, this is a causal Japanese Omakase restaurant by the Les Amis Group where Lunch Omakase is at S$68++ for seven courses while Dinner Omakase is at S$98++ for eight courses. Head to Kissajin if you are looking for a competitively price Omakase experience in Singapore. The catch is that do not expect ingredients like fatty tuna (otoro) or sea urchin (uni) in the courses here, though you still get a variety of ingredients presented in different cooking preparations. [Read more here…]
Address: 1 Scotts Road, #01-11 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208

Nestled within Odeon Towers is Shinsora, a cosy 10-seater restaurant which can be accessed via Standing Sushi Bar, and is helmed by Chef Sky Tai, the World Sushi Cup Champion 2018. Chef Sky serves Edomae sushi and uses sasanishiki rice, where lunch Omakase menu comes in 9-piece menu (S$90++) and a 15-piece menu (S$200++). Head here if you love a good value sushi omakase meal. [Read more here…]
Address: 331 North Bridge Road, #01-04 Odeon Towers, Singapore 188720 (Accessed via Standing Sushi Bar) 

A new modern sushi-focused Omakase restaurant located in Newton, Hatsu is helmed by Chef-owner Leon Yap, who has 15 years of Japanese cuisine experience under his belt. Expect a modern twist to Edomae-style sushi which is Chef Leon’s forte using seasonal ingredients from Japan. The Omakase courses range from S$60 to S$120 for lunch and S$128 to S$250 for dinner. [Read more here…]
Address: Hotel Royal, 36 Newton Road, #03-01, Singapore 307964 

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