The Best Japanese Restaurants in Singapore
When it comes to sophisticated dining, it’s hard to top Japanese cuisine. As it just so happens, Japanese restaurants in Singapore are among some of the best in the world. You can’t help but love the elegance of the cuisine’s delicate and delicious flavours.
From succulent sushi and tempura to yakitori and ever-exciting teppanyaki, you can always find something on Japanese menus to satisfy your craving. And of course, there is also the omakase-style of dining, in which chefs select what guests eat based on seasonal ingredients.
But with so much to choose from, it can be hard to know where to go. So we’ve done a little research and found our top five Japanese restaurants in Singapore.
As mentioned in ‘Our Favourite Unique Restaurants in Singapore’, Sushi Airways offers a unique and fun dining out experience. Designed to resemble the interior of a Douglas DC-3 aircraft, Sushi Airways promises to transport you to a land of culinary delights. As Singapore’s first airline-themed restaurant, Sushi Airways offers à la carte dining via a stunning 34-page menu styled as a flight manual. Omakase is also available, for when you really want to elevate your meal to new heights.
Open for lunch and dinner, this charming restaurant is well worth a visit, not just for its styling style and decor, but also for its delicious food.
Fukusen Japanese Restaurant
With ingredients imported directly from Japan twice a week, you can’t argue with the authentic food and flavours on offer at Fukusen Japanese Restaurant. With specifically-crafted bento and rice bowls at lunch and a full-on omakase dining experience in the evenings, Fukusen Japanese Restaurant is not one to miss. Each dish is balanced, delicate and delicious. The restaurant-style is elegant and the atmosphere is charming.
It’s perfect for special family celebrations, as well as gatherings with friends or co-workers.
Megumi Japanese Restaurant
This restaurant was born from a love for Japanese cuisine and the desire to deliver top-quality food at an affordable price. Megumi, which means blessing, serves heart-warming authentic Japanese food that has captured the hearts of the locals.
It’s a cosy restaurant that is perfect for catching up with friends or treating the family, all while you enjoy what can only be described as an honest dining out experience. The menu is bursting with flavour and there is always something to satisfy even the deepest of craving.
Hashida Sushi Singapore
Hashida Sushi Singapore, a fine dining Japanese restaurant that specialises in omakase-style sushi. Helmed by celebrity chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida, Hashida Sushi Singapore presents authentic premium sushi in an intimate and sophisticated atmosphere. The philosophy at this restaurant is to create an unforgettable lifestyle dining experience that is guaranteed to impress.
The atmosphere is exclusive and you can’t help but feel the privilege to be dining in such a space. It isn’t an everyday restaurant, but it is one that should be on your list of places to try before you die.
ShuKuu Japanese Izakaya & Sake Bar
How could we present a list about the best of Japanese cuisine without at least one izakaya? We can’t, we won’t, and thus we definitely saved the best for last. ShuKuu was created by four friends who love all things Japanese and want to share that love with everyone who walks through the door. Hoping to recreate the same “WOW” moment they experience in their first authentic izakaya, and boy have they done a good job.
You can find tasty dishes, epic drinks, a whole range of sake and of course that famous izakaya atmosphere which sets them apart from a usual tavern. If you’re looking to experience something very special, then do yourself a favour and head on over to ShuKuu Japanese Izakaya & Sake Bar.
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Did you know that eating Kushiyaki is a Japanese tradition, dating back to at least the 17th century? A must-have at any Izakaya alongside some good alcoholic drinks, our Kushiyaki showcases a range of skewers recommended by the chef himself. Perfect for sharing among a group of friends!