Japanese cuisine is known to be world-class, so you would probably find Japanese food in almost every country worldwide. Of course, Singapore will never be outdated when it comes to offering various cuisines that are 100% authentic, especially with Japanese cuisine..
We have dined in the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore only to give you a very extensive and honest review. We only visited Japanese restaurants that have over 4.0 star ratings on Google to ensure to exceed all of your expectations!
Top Japanese Restaurants Singapore 2022
Shinji by Kanesaka
Wanting to dine in a Japanese restaurant with one Michelin star? Then you should definitely be reserving a table at Shinji by Kanesaka. Art and cooking meets every dish because all customers are truly “wowed” by every dish offered by this restaurant.
Just be prepared to have at least $250, because this restaurant only offers an omakase menu, or a menu which is entirely selected by a chef. They have lunch and dinner sets and we highly recommend that you reserve a table before going to the restaurant.
For lunch time, you can either choose from Omakase Yume ($250) or Chef’s Omakase Special ($350). Dinner comes in a little more expensive, because dinner time is more in-demand to customers.
Dinner set menus consist of Omakase Wa ($300), Omakase Shin ($250) and Chef’s Omakase Special ($550).
When I visited this restaurant for lunch, I was very satisfied with all the fresh ingredients used for the sushi. I had some Otoro, which is the fattiest part of tuna, for my sushi. It really melts inside the mouth and I felt refreshed afterwards!
Other dishes I’ve been given are sashimi, sea urchin, fish dishes, and more. They also offer the highest quality of honey dew and some sweet strawberries which are also very popular in Japan.
- Contact No.: +65 6884 8239
- 76 Bras Basah Rd, Singapore 189558
- 29 Tanglin Rd, Singapore 247911
- Operating Hours:
- Lunch: 12 PM to 3 PM (last order by 2 PM)
- Dinner: 6 PM to 10:30 PM (last order at 9 PM)
Sumo Bar Happy
If you’re up for Japanese cuisine with a major twist, then grab a chair at Sumo Bar Happy! This restaurant offers a great mixture of Japanese and Mexican cuisine.
It seems impossible to think of, but the chefs have made it happen and a lot of customers are happy!
Still curious about how this fusion happened? Don’t worry, I’ll be giving you a quick glimpse of their menu. First, I want you to have a quick glance about their burritos.
Their burritos look exactly like how a Mexican burrito looks like, but it is infused with Japanese flavors like Miso Nagano Pork Burrito ($18.00), Butter Teriyaki Chicken Burrito ($16.00), and Char Siew Unagi Burrito ($22.00).
Even their tacos have a signature Japanese taste like Spicy Tuna Tacos ($16.00). For their nachos, my favorite would be the Furikake Nachos ($12.00).
We all know that furikake is usually seasoned in rice, but it actually tastes just as good when served as a snack!
- Address: 111 Middle Rd, #01-05, Singapore 188969
- Operating Hours: Daily from 12 PM to 8 PM
Keyaki Japanese Restaurant
Craving for some authentic teppanyaki and sukiyaki but you cannot leave Singapore? Don’t you worry, Keyaki Japanese Restaurant has got you!
This is one of the many top-rated Japanese restaurants in Singapore because of the class and quality of the food items they serve.
This restaurant is situated inside the Pan Pacific Singapore hotel, so we can give you an assurance that this restaurant can give you more than what you expect it to be.
Let’s go through their best selling Lunch Set, the Seared Wagyu Beef on Rice ($160).
The said set menu has kobachi (sauteed kale), your choice of sashimi, agemono (deep fried vegetables and fish), Wagyu Beef on Rice, a bowl of miso soup, and a dessert. For $160, I honestly think that it’s really worth every buck spent on this lunch.
- Contact No.: +65 6826 8240
- Address: 7 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039595
- Operating Hours: Daily from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, 6 PM to 10 PM
Who says you cannot find a fine dining authentic sushi restaurant in Singapore? Sushi Kimura is here to satisfy all your sushi cravings today! This restaurant was founded by Chef Tomoo Kimura and he has over 15 years of experience in serving sushi.
So, you have to expect that all of the sushi servings at this place are truly costly! But if you have the budget, you can enjoy the freshest sushi that you could ever have in Singapore.
Chef Kimura is known for his Edo-mae style sushi that starts at about $120. The restaurant also offer set meals and here are the details below:
- HAGI: $180
- RAKU: $250
- RIKYU: $450
- RIKYU: $450
This restaurant only has 22 seating capacity, so if you are planning to dine here, it is better to always have advanced reservations to ensure that you have a seat once you get there.
- Contact No.: +65 67343520 / +65 84280073
- Address: 390 Orchard Road #01-07 Palais Renaissance Singapore 238871
- Operating Hours:
- Open from Mondays to Saturdays (Sunday is closed)
- LUNCH 12:30 – 15:00 (last seating 1:30pm)
- DINNER 19:00 – 22:00 (last seating: 7:30pm)
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant
I have always been a fan of grilled food, so when I heard that Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant is popular for their yakitori, I immediately went to the restaurant to try it for myself!
If you’re not familiar with yakitori, it is a Japanese dish where different parts of chicken (even internal organs) are grilled in a skewer.
Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant offers the very famous Yakitori Bento ($18) that has the signature yakitori with some toppings.
There is also a cup of rice and vegetable sticks along with the bento. It is perfect for people who want some affordable yet delicious lunch or takeaway meals after work.
Now, let’s focus on the yakitori offerings from this restaurant. They offer everything from grilled vegetables to pork and chicken wings. If you’d like to take a quick look about the yakitoris that Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant can offer you, here’s a list for your reference:
- Asparagus Maki: $8.00
- Butaba Yuzukosho: $8.10
- Ebi (prawn): $8.60
- Garlic Pork: $7.80
- Hostage Gai: $9.10
- Kaki Maki (oyster wrapped with some pork): $9.10
- Mini Tomato Maki: $7.70
- Nehima: $7.10
- Okura Maki: $7.70
- Okura: $6.10
- Uzura Tamago (quail eggs): $6.20
- Wagyu Hamburger Amiyaki: $13.10
- Yaki Moriawase: $28.00
This list above is not everything yet, you can check out their website for a full list of all the yakitori that you can enjoy from Nanbantei Japanese Restaurant.
Aside from their yakitori, you can also enjoy their Donburi, and this is basically what they call their rice meals that are topped with any kind of meat. If you’re ordering some donburi at this restaurant, you can get
- Aburi Salmon Don (Salmon with Japanese Sweet Soy): $15
- Aburi Salmon Mentai Don (Salmon with Mentaiko Mayo): $16.50
- Aburi Wagyu Don (Wagyu Beef with Black Garlic) $21.50
- Chicken Teriyaki Don ($13.50) $13.50
- Gyudon (Tender beef with egg and onions): $15.50
- Kaizen Chirasi Don (Salmon Sashimi): $17.50
These items above are just a glimpse of what they have to offer at the restaurant, but there are actually a lot more to choose from.
The good or bad thing about this restaurant is that they offer a very extensive selection of food items. You can either enjoy choosing different foods, or get tired from the long list!
- Contact No.: +65 6733 5666
- Address: Far East Plaza, 14 Scotts Rd, #05-132, Singapore 228213
- Operating Hours:
- Monday to Thursday: 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Friday and Saturday: 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM
- Sunday: 11:45 AM to 2:30 PM, 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM
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Finding the Best Japanese Restaurant in Singapore
I really enjoyed looking for the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore because this is one of the most intricate cuisines across the world.
After a long day at work, you deserve some Japanese food to comfort your tired mind and body.
We hope that this list will help you find your next favorite Japanese restaurant! We are still continuously looking for other restaurants to review and recommend, but if you want to help us by giving any of your suggestions, we will be happy to read those in the comments below.
If you’re someone who has never tried Japanese cuisine before, we highly recommend starting off with these top 5 amazing restaurants that we have reviewed above. Trust me, you’ll love it!
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