7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore | Best of Food 2021
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7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore | Best of Food 2021

Fancy some sushi? How about sashimi, omakase, and sake? Or maybe you’d like some wagyu beef? Other than buffets, Japanese cuisine is undoubtedly one of the most popular in Singapore. In that case, before booking a reservation, please take note first of the COVID-19 restrictions at the moment and be informed of the MOH guidelines in Singapore. With an extensive variety of Japanese food in the market, which then is the best Japanese restaurant in Singapore? In our Best of Food series, we introduce the 7 Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore, providing quality recommendations based on your lifestyle and budget needs.

Table of contents 

    1. The Sushi Bar
    2. Teppei Japanese Restaurant
    3. Shukuu Izakaya
    4. Omoté
    5. Shinji by Kanesaka
    6. Fat Cow 
    7. Sen of Japan

10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore

1. The Sushi BarThe Sushi Bar

Source: The Sushi Bar via Facebook

Indulge in the exquisite dishes served here at The Sushi Bar. This restaurant is one of your best options for authentic Japanese food, serving standard dishes such as donburi, sashimi, sushi, and Japanese-style pasta.

The Sushi Bar’s goal is to serve fine food in a relaxed, unpretentious setting: A carefully curated special menu of constantly changing food items, as well as a wide selection of some common and rare Japanese Sake and Whiskey, round out the experience. They believe in providing diners with food that is good value for money.

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $2.50-$165.90
Ngee Ann City | 391B Orchard Road #05-35, Singapore 238874 (next to Best Denki)
Far East Plaza | 14 Scotts Road #04-28, Singapore 228213
Tampines Central | Tampines 1 #04-09 10 Tampines Central
WEBSITE: thesushibar.com.sg
Ngee Ann City
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 9:45 pm (last order at 9:00 pm)
Far East Plaza
Monday to Thursday:
11:30 am – 3:30 pm (last order 3:00 pm)
5:00 pm – 9:45 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 9:45 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Tampines Central
Monday to Thursday:
11:30 am – 3:35 pm (last order 3:00 pm)
5:30 pm – 9:45 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
Friday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 9:45 pm (last order 9:00 pm)
CONTACT: (SMS reservation only)
Ngee Ann City: (+65) 8818-3535
Far East Plaza: (+65) 9653-6464
Tampines Central: (+65) 8877-353)
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2. Teppei Japanese Restaurant

Teppei Japanese Restaurant

Source: Teppei Group

Teppei, located on the ground floor of the Orchid Hotel, is one of the best places to satisfy your Japanese food cravings. This restaurant, known for its affordable dishes, has gained a large following among both regular and new customers.

Chef Yamashita, a lively chef who enjoys cooking for his customers, creates all of the dishes on the menu himself. Having lived in Singapore since 2006, he attempts to reimagine Singaporean cuisine for his menu. From omakase set dinners to bara chirashi lunch bowls, the restaurant’s extensive menu reflects the restaurant’s efforts to satisfy every palate. If you want to treat yourself or take your loved one out to eat, the omakase at Teppei Japanese Restaurant should be at the top of your list! 

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $11.50-$40 (regular omakase dinner set at $100++)
LOCATION: 1 Tras Link, #01-18, Singapore, Central Singapore
WEBSITE: facebook.com/teppeigroup
Monday to Friday: 11:45 am to 2:30 pm
Saturday: 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm
CONTACT: (+65) 8831 5185
EMAIL: [email protected]
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3. Shukuu Izakaya 

Shukuu Izakaya Japanese Restaurants Singapore

Source: Shukuu Izakaya

 Founded by four lifelong friends, each with different skills and a mutual love for all things Japanese, Shukuu Izakaya is a sensorial Izakaya adventure right at your doorstep. Shukuu Izakaya takes great pride in this title, so much so that it appears directly beneath their name on their website. The owners are certified sake sommeliers who have made it their mission to spread love and awareness for the underappreciated Japanese spirit in this part of the world. 

Shukuu’s menu, which includes more than 90 different types of tapas-style Japanese goodness, is proof of the owners’ and staff’s hard work and dedication to providing a total izakaya experience. You’ll be pleased to know that the dishes are also reasonably priced! 

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $3.80-$88
LOCATION: 8 Stanley Street, Singapore 068727
WEBSITE: shukuu.sg
CONTACT: (+65) 6327 9240
Contact form
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4. Omoté

Omoté Japanese Restaurants Singapore

Source: Omoté via Instagram

Inspired by flavors from around the world, Omoté creates dishes that marry Japanese cuisine with contemporary accents. Every menu is thoughtfully curated to form imagery that is meant to delight the senses while broadening the horizons of fusion flavors. With Omoté’s extensive menu offerings, it’s no surprise that there’s always a steady stream of diners coming in and out of the restaurant. There is something for everyone here. From raw to cooked, rice to noodles, they have it all!

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $3.8-$128.8
LOCATION: 301, Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza, #03-24A Singapore 574408
WEBSITE: omote.com.sg
Lunch: 11:45 am – 2 pm
Dinner Closed
Closed on Tuesday
Wednesday to Sunday
Lunch: 11:45 am – 2 pm
Dinner: 5:45 pm – 9 pm
CONTACT: +65 9450 1020
EMAIL: [email protected]
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5. Shinji by Kanesaka

Shinji by Kanesaka Japanese Restaurants Singapore

Source: Shinji by Kanesaka via Instagram

Shinji by Kanesaka is an extension of 1 Michelin-starred Chef Shinji Kanesaka’s Edo-style sushi restaurant, which first opened in Tokyo’s exclusive Ginza district. The deep philosophy underlying their endeavor is simply a passionate desire to share an appreciation for age-old Japanese culinary traditions without jeopardizing their integrity.

A native Japanese team of artisan chefs features and expertly executes an omakase menu (a menu selection entrusted entirely to the chef). The restaurant’s Okami-san, which ensures that restaurant guests are well-cared for, further embodies the Japanese fine dining experience. Shinji by Kanesaka is Chef Kanesaka’s first venture outside of Japan, and it honors the same prodigious quality that has made him a celebrated figure in the culinary world.

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $90-$550
LOCATION: 76 Bras Basah Rd, Lobby Floor, Singapore 189558
WEBSITE: shinjibykanesaka.com
Lunch: 12pm – 1.20pm or 1.30pm – 3pm
Dinner: 6pm – 8.20pm or 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Closed on Sundays
CONTACT: (+65) 6338 6131
EMAIL: [email protected]
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6. Fat Cow

Fat Cow Japanese Restaurant

Source: Fat Cow via Instagram

If you’re looking for the best-tasting and finest Wagyu in Singapore, then look no further because there is only one place to go: Fat Cow. It is one of the island’s most well-known Wagyu restaurants. Fat Cow’s setting may be simple and minimalist, but its menu is one of the finest and most upscale of any Japanese restaurant we’ve ever visited. It primarily serves handpicked Wagyu beef sourced only from the world’s most reputable farms. This Japanese restaurant takes pride in its Wagyu beef offerings, which allow diners to select their preferred beef and preparation style. Sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, hobayaki, and sumibiyaki are some of the ways to prepare it (which is the most popular). Fat Cow has different menu options including lunch, a la carte, dinner, desserts, and even sakes so you have a variety of meals to choose from. 

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $10-$288
LOCATION: 1 Orchard Boulevard, #01-01/02, Camden Medical Centre, Singapore 248649
WEBSITE: fatcow.com.sg
Monday to Sunday
Lunch: 11 am – 3 pm (Last order at 2.30 pm)
Dinner: 5 pm – 7.30 pm (Last order at 7 pm)
CONTACT: P: (+65) 6735 0308
M: (+65) 9452 7814
EMAIL: [email protected]
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Check out Fat Cow >

7. Sen of Japan

Sen of Japan

Source: Sen of Japan

Sen of Japan is a contemporary Japanese restaurant and bar that serves traditional Japanese cuisine with a modern twist. With the concept of freshness or “Sen” in mind, their menu features well-flavorful creations made with a medley of fine Japanese ingredients curated by Nakano Hiromi, former head chef at the highly acclaimed NOBU Las Vegas. With one of the most extensive sake menus in Singapore, Sen has a large selection of sake and a sweetness-dryness guide to help you choose the best pairing for your meal.

PRICE INFO: Meals cost from $11-$98
LOCATION: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-86, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
WEBSITE: senofjapan.com.sg
Monday to Sunday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Last Order (Mon-Thur): 9:45 pm
Last Order (Fri-Sun): 10:00 pm
CONTACT: (+65) 6688 7426
EMAIL: [email protected]
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Check out Sen of Japan >

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