There’s just so many Japanese restaurants in the country and so little time to visit them all! Just to make things easier, here’s a list of a few restaurants that I frequent to quench my weekly thirst of sushi cravings.
I am a fan of Akashi’s version of the California Maki, which comes topped with generous amounts of crunchy roe. Depending on the season, they have different types of Uni Sushi available so they might not always taste the same. But overall, they are usually the good quality ones that taste great and do not leave a very bitter after taste.
1 Tanglin Road, #01-01 Orchard Parade Hotel, Singapore
Itacho Sushi is quite popular with the masses, with snaking queues observed during peak hours/weekends at their popular outlets like the one at Ion. Many diners like how they can order 1 piece of sushi per order versus the usual 2 pieces in other Japanese restaurants, this leaves more room in the tummy and allows one to try more varieties in one visit. The quality is pretty decent and Itacho Sushi tends to have many value for money promotions in their menu. An example is the soy sauce salmon skin sushi that goes for $0.40 a piece, however it is limited to 2 orders per individual and while stocks last due to the overwhelming demand for it. Yes, we ‘kiasu‘ Singaporeans love things that are ‘cheep cheep’ ;] The soy sauce salmon skin sushi has come to be a widely known signature of Itacho Sushi and tends to run out fast, so be early or be left hungry! The restaurant has recently relocated their Ion outlet to basement 3 last year.
#B3-20, Ion Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn
Tel: 6509 8911
KOH GRILL & SUSHI BAR
Koh Grill & Sushi Bar’s Signature dish – Shiok Maki (Eel and Avocado rice roll topped with seared salmon and drenched in a sweet mayo type of topping)
Many have raved about the famous Shiok Maki of Koh’s Grill and Sushi Bar, and it is indeed a crowd favourite. My friends and I love it. The other sushi offerings here are decent as well but the highlight is definitely the Shiok Maki. The restaurant usually has long queues during the peak lunch and dinner hours, however the service here is almost non-existent (takes forever to refill my tea and the servers are not that friendly and courteous as well). Service wise, I don’t expect anything top notch since it isn’t a 5-star dining place and is after all located somewhat inside the boundaries of a food court, hence it doesn’t bother me. But I do know that for some people it really spoils their dining experience. So if you are just looking for a quick and super casual meal, this place is great. If you are looking to impress your date then it’s a no no. See more…
Koh Grill & Sushi Bar
Wisma Atria Singapore Level 4, #04-02/14, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore (238877)
Tel: 6836 0609
Sushi Tei is another one of my favourite go-to places for casual Japanese dining, it is where I go to chill with friends when we have a last minute Japanese food craving. Their assortment of sushi and maki rolls always keep my tummy happy and satisfied.
3 Lorong Liput, #01-08 Holland V Shopping Mall
Opened in August last year, Sushi Kuu has been steadily attracting sushi lovers with its tantalizing and luxurious looking bowls of sashimi and sushi. Of course, the price is on the high side as well, but with such satisfying raw goodness, people just keep coming back. (See more…)
390 Orchard Road, Palais Renaissance, #01-06/07, Singapore 238871
Tel: 6736 0100