Founded in 1978, Nogawa Japanese Restaurant prides itself on being the first sushi restaurant in Singapore. Yoshio Nogawa, the chef behind the success of this historic restaurant, has been named as the ‘God-father of the Japanese cuisine in Singapore.’ The chef takes Japanese cuisine as a tradition, and is fully dedicated to provide the guests with authentic and traditional food, especially when handling food which require meticulous techniques.
Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant
Located in the M Hotel, Hokkaido Sushi Restaurant is an expert in Japanese cuisine. The interior design successfully creates a cosy ambience, with wooden furniture that resembles Japanese homes. The restaurant offers everything you can think of when talking about Japanese cuisine, including tempura, sushi and sashimi. They recognize the importance of having fresh ingredients, and therefore, the ingredients are imported on a daily basis from Japan.
M Hotel Singapore Level 9, 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908, +65 6221 3075
Mikuni offers an exquisite and authentic Japanese fine dining experience. The restaurant has three live counters, which prepare teppanyaki, sushi and robatayaki, each mastered by a specialised chef, and the food is prepared right in front of you. The intriguing cuisine is well complemented with the luxurious decoration. The use of a dark colour tone with soft lights is the making for an elegant evening.
Swissôtel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178882, +65 6338 8585
Being the first aircraft themed restaurant in Singapore, Sushi Airways welcomes you with affordable Japanese cuisine. With a specular view of Baghdad Street and Arab Street, the restaurant offers a unique and relaxing ambience. Sushi airways offers an la carte menu, as well as Omakase, which is decided by the chef, or the pilot of the restaurant, depending on the seasonality of food. For those who want a Japanese meal with a twist, Sushi Airways is definitely a restaurant you don’t want to miss.
20 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199659, +65 6291 1151
Shinji by Kanesaka
Located in the five star luxurious St. Regis Hotel Singapore, Shinji by Kanesaka starts your evening with a luxurious and sophisticated ambience, with lighting design that prioritises the concept of harmony. Head chef Shunsuke Kikuchi stands proud of his country’s culinary tradition, and provides the most authentic and premium Japanese dishes to his guests. Guests can also order the Omakase menu, where their dinner will be designed by the experienced chef with the freshest ingredients of the day.
The St. Regis Singapore, 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911, +65 6506 6888
The Tuckerbox Lunch
The Tucketbox Lunch is located right in Raffles Place, the Central Business District of Singapore, and offers a budget Japanese meal. The Tuckerbox Lunch don’t sacrifice quality for lower costs, instead, they bring you good quality lunchboxes, for those on a busy schedule. Sashimi rice is a must try item in the restaurant, which mixes shrimps and sashimi in a bowl of sushi rice. This spot is a big blessing for the busy ones in the central business district.
4 Amoy St, Singapore 049947, +65 6228 1790
Located at the beginning of Scotts Road is the petite restaurant, Aoki. Aoki Restaurant is well decorated with Japanese style wooden furniture and warm lights, which provides a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy exquisite Japanese dishes. Fresh ingredients, together with original and sophisticated culinary techniques, create an authentic Japanese meal that you won’t forget quickly. Mazechirashi is the signature dish of the restaurant. Be reminded that the capacity of the restaurant is small, so it is recommended to make a reservation in advance.
1 Scotts Road, #01-19 Shaw Centre, Singapore 228208, +65 6333 8015