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The Best Japanese Restaurants In Singapore
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The Best Japanese Restaurants In Singapore

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Updated: 9 February 2017
The tropical nation of Singapore is known as a food paradise for many tourists, and it is one of Asia’s main hubs for international cuisine. From Oriental to Middle Eastern food, you’re bound to find something you love. Singapore houses many fascinating and exceptional Japanese restaurants. Here we guide you through some of the best Japanese venues, sushi restaurants and izakaya bars.
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Ginzawa is located in the Palais Renaissance on Orchard Road. The name of the restaurant literally means the ‘silver river’, and it is an eatery serving unfussy traditional Japanese cuisine elevated with a modern twist. The restaurant produces a luxurious and sophisticated ambience, with soft lighting and design that prioritises the concept of harmony. Wagyu Tataki is a perfect dish for an appetizer, the flavor of the sliced beef is highlighted by the dipping ponzu source. For the main course, Tokusen Hokkai Chirashi Don is a signature dish and it is only available for lunch. It serves together with miso soup chawanmushi and dessert.

Palais Renaissance 390 Orchard Road #01-06/07 Singapore 237781, +65 67360100

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Sushi Airways

If you are looking for an extraordinary dining experience in Singapore, you probably can’t miss Sushi Airways: delicious Japanese cuisine without any turbulence. The do-it-yourself Negi Tori Roll is one of the most unique appetizers: it wraps nori with sea urchin, tuna, fish roe and spring onion. The Sashimi Mori Set is another must try dish. It has scallop, salmon belly, swordfish, yellowtail and prawns.

20 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659, +65 6291 1151

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Kinsa Sushi

Kinsa Sushi is a popular budget Japanese restaurants. Grilled Prawn Mentai is the most exquisite dish; the large prawn is perfectly grilled with marinated roe of pollock and cod. The freshness of the grilled prawn is almost impossible to resist. Kinsa Roll is another must try dish in this restaurant. Try the Kinsa Roll, an avocado and cucumber maki roll, wrapped with salmon and roe. The dish is beautifully decorated, and the mentaiko sauce completely matches all the flavors in the dish.

4 Hillview Rise, HillV2 #02-02, HillV2, Singapore 669320, +65 67107278

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Aoki Japanese Restaurant

Aoki Japanese Restaurant specializes in haute Japanese cuisine. It is often considered one of the premium restaurants in Singapore, and is a popular meeting place for sushi enthusiasts. This restaurant offers well-designed set menus or an omakase menu designed exclusively for you. From sashimi to sushi, Aoki has everything you are looking for.

1 Scotts Road, #01-17 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208, +65 6333 8015

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Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant

What about an elegant night out for a fine dining experience? Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant offers an exquisite and authentic Japanese dining experience. The interior design successfully creates a comfortable ambiance, with wooden furniture that resembles a Japanese home. The restaurant owner believes that using fresh Hokkaido seafood and ingredients that are imported from Japan is a mark of respect for their guests. Bara Chirashi Sushi Bow is highly recommended, as you can taste the thick slices of the freshest salmon. You can also try Ohmi Wagyu Don, which is one the the most famous types of wagyu beef.

81 Anson Rd, Level 9, M Hotel Singapore, Singapore 079908, +65 68846884