What about sushi, ramen, tempura, sashimi, or any other Japanese dish you’ve been craving? On the island, you’ll find a number of great Japanese dining spots, and we’ll help you find them.
We created a list of the top Japanese restaurants in Singapore based on available menu options, dining atmosphere, and customer feedback.
For your convenience, we have provided a list of some of the restaurant’s best-selling items. Towards the end of this article, you’ll find a few answers to your questions about Japanese cuisine.
|BEST SELLERS||Char-Grilled Japanese Brussel Sprout, Japanese Kegani Crab, Char-Grilled Young Lamb Rack, Roasted Iberico Pork Chop, Sakura Pork Sukiyaki, and Chicken Ramen|
|PRICE RANGE||$22 and up|
|ADDRESS||12 North Canal Road #02-01 Singapore 048825|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6222 0316|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM|
Located on North Canal Road, Tamashii Robataya serves Japanese cuisine. Tradition and innovation are harmoniously blended. There’s no better way to experience an authentic Japanese dining experience than to visit the restaurant.
The restaurant features delicious and creative Kappo dishes full of fresh ingredients, so anyone can satisfy their cravings. Among the many options, there is shabu-shabu and ramen.
Aside from the mouthwatering Japanese food, you can also see how the food is prepared at Tamashii, thanks to its open kitchen. Dining at this restaurant will never get boring.
Small gatherings are perfect for this dining spot as the open kitchen view inspires conversation.
Kappos may seem to be limited to a handful of customers, but you need not worry.The restaurants feature a spacious dining room with counter seats, a chef’s table, and private rooms, as well.
The only downside is that Tamashii doesn’t deliver, so if you want to try it again, set aside some time.
Even though Tamashii Robataya may not be one of the oldest restaurants on this list, its award-winning team has decades of experience.
Chuan Kai Neo wrote this feedback on Google Reviews:
“Choose the counter seat if you are going to dine here. Fresh ingredients are placed in front of you and the chef will prepare the dishes based on your dietary preference and budget. The ingredients are delivered to the restaurant four times a week. As such, diners are expected to be served with dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients. The staff were friendly and prompt in their service.”
The Gyu Bar
|BEST SELLERS||Signature Roast Beef Don, Ishiyaki Bibimbap, Yakiniku Don, Chef’s Selection Beef Platter, and Sirloin Steak|
|PRICE RANGE||$24 to $178|
|ADDRESS||30 Stevens Road, #01-08, Singapore 257840 (near the entrance of Mercure Hotel)|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6732 0702|
+65 9150 3164
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
Gyu Bar offers an intimate and elegant dining experience for friends, family, and colleagues alike. Diners are treated to an artisanal culinary experience in this contemporary Yakiniku restaurant.
The price of the meal seats ranges from $30 to $50, so it is definitely not a place for budget-conscious diners. The menu is split into lunch and dinner courses, so diners will never be short of choices.
Gyu Bar serves premium Wa-Oh Japanese beef that can be ordered in a variety of rare cuts, flavors, and textures. Every cow is raised in a stress-free environment and fed with mainly vegetables.
Those who enjoy meat will certainly appreciate the variety available. A variety of other dishes are also available, including organic seafood, steak, noodle soup, and ramen.
This restaurant only sources sustainable ingredients from Japanese farms, which shows in the quality and taste of their food.
Those who enjoy Japanese sake should check out The Gyu Bar. Our guests are treated to a free glass of sake!
In general, we consider it to be one of the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore based solely on the meat quality.
Here are some comments posted on Google Reviews:
“What a wonderful find in a rather random part of town. We mainly ordered from the yakiniku menu, and everything we ate was delicious, from the different cuts of beef and pork to even the vegetables – how does grilled corn taste so good?! We also appreciated that there was some sort of promotional pricing for the many rounds of whiskey highballs we ended up having. Great food and wonderful service, a thoroughly pleasant evening. We will definitely be coming back!” -Gerald Goh
“First experience having Omakase. The ingredients are the freshest of sorts. I usually don’t like sea urchin but this omakase sea urchin is really the freshest! No tinge of fishy smell. My friend and I sat at the bar counter to watch how the chef prepares the meal. I’m also in awe of the variety of beef cuts there are. Also the rock melon was to die for.. so nice and succulent. The nice touch was the place allowed us to share two different Omakase sets and a nice touch was they split the set stuff into two portions for both of us to try. Thanks for the amazing experience” -Grace Teo
|BEST SELLERS||Sushi, Unagi, Teppanyaki Salmon, Teppanyaki Prawn, Tempura Udon, and Gyuniku|
|PRICE RANGE||$28 and up|
|ADDRESS||30 Victoria St, #01-08 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6332 5868|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM|
Tatsu offers the best Japanese meal sets at the best prices. We chose it for three reasons primarily.
In order to simulate a ramen restaurant in Japan, the establishment built a 24-seat counter. This is a great place to taste authentic Japanese ramen.
Secondly, the sashimi and sushi are comparable to those you’d get from a proper Japanese restaurant. The freshness of its raw fish is guaranteed since it uses a wide variety of raw fish imported directly from Japan four times a week.
Finally, its lunch sets range from $28 – $36 which makes it one of the cheapest choices for Japanese cuisine on the island. Perfect for a quick lunch break from work.
The restaurant has expanded its menu to offer other native dishes due to continued patronage as well as Japanese Teppanyaki. There is also a wide variety of sakes, beers, and liquors available.
Furthermore, Tatsu offers both private dining for corporate events and regular dining – so lovers of Japanese fine dining won’t be disappointed.
Tatsu’s customers vouch for its delicious Japanese food, starting with the sauces, meat, and seafood. There seems to be an especially strong following for the authentic Japanese menu and seasonal offerings among Singaporeans seeking good food.
Here’s what Great New Places wrote about the restaurant:
“The wide varieties of raw fish available are strictly air-flown from Japan four times a week to ensure the utmost freshness. As a testament of their commitment to provide you with top quality dishes, even their fruits are imported from Japan. Try out their specialties such as Aburi tuna belly, fresh Japanese oysters, grilled baby lobster as well as a wide range of sake to pair with.”
|BEST SELLERS||Sushi Moriawase, Tokujou Donburi, Gindara Miso Yaki, Fat Cow Donburi, and Wagyu Stew|
|PRICE RANGE||Call their hotline for more details|
|ADDRESS||Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02, 1 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248649|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6735 0308|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 10:30 PM|
A visit to Fat Cow is a must for anyone looking for the best Wagyu in Singapore. It’s one of the most famous Wagyu restaurants on the island.
The menu at Fat Cow is one of the best and most elaborate we’ve ever seen in any Japanese restaurant. Only the best Wagyu beef is served here, sourced only from reputable farms.
This restaurant offers premium Wagyu beef, which diners can choose how they like it prepared. Sukiyaki, shabu-shabu, hobayaki, and sumibiyaki (which is most widely known) are the main ways to prepare it.
There are lunch, a la carte, dinner, desserts, and even sake at Fat Cow. The wait isn’t boring either, since you can also converse with the chefs as they prepare your meal.
There’s no doubt that this is not a cheap restaurant, so if you’re on a tight budget you won’t enjoy it as a lunch stop. With its menu and price, it’s a good choice for romantic dates and special occasions.
The menu at Fat Cow is highly rated by customers, as is its casual, cozy atmosphere. Particularly, the chefs were praised for both their food and friendliness.
Daniel Hua shared the following comment:
“This was an experience that I have been looking forward to. All I can say is, the hype is real! I was totally blown away by the preparation, presentation and most importantly the burst of flavors from each and every course. The chef will take time to explain each and every course, the different ingredients and the preparation process. Totally wonderful. Photos and videos do not do justice to this amazing Omakase. You have to go and experience it for yourself. Thank you to the chef and service team at Fat Cow for an evening to remember.”
|BEST SELLERS||Sashimi, Grilled Unagi, Tempura, Wagyu Beef Steak, Tokujou Sashimi, Chirashi Sushi, Dragon Roll, and Ebiten Roll|
|PRICE RANGE||Call their hotline for more details|
|ADDRESS||80 Bras Basah Rd, Level 3 Fairmont Singapore, Singapore 189560|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6431 6156|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Saturday: 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
The Fairmont Hotel also houses the Mikuni restaurant. It is a fine dining Japanese restaurant worth considering.
Mikuni stands out for its selection of dishes. Its menu is divided into a la carte, bento boxes, lunches, dinners, a winter menu for lunch and dinner, and of course, beverages.
Wagyu beef steaks, unagi kabayaki, sashimi, and tokujo sushi are some of the restaurant’s most popular items. A great deal of their main dishes are either composed of meat or seafood, which are both of premium quality.
This restaurant provides a wide variety of meals. Despite that, its most affordable lunch set costs about $80.00.
Vegan options are limited at this restaurant, so vegetarians might want to reconsider dining here. The majority of customers overlook this, given the restaurant’s focus on fresh Wagyu and seafood.
Mikuni has earned a lot of praise from its loyal customers for both its stylish interior and the refined Japanese cuisine it serves.
Yong Chief Gooi praised the restaurant in a Google Review:
“One of my favourite restaurants which I have been going to over the past decade even when it was known as Inagiku. This place never disappoints and offers excellent food with great taste! Nice ambience, great service. Three menus are refreshed every now and then and offer great seasonal fare. Truly recommend this place for special events, or even just for a nice meal out. Prices are ok considering the class. Truly recommended to all!”
|BEST SELLERS||Hoshi, Tsuki, Taiyou, Bara Chirashi, Salmon Ikura, Pork Jowl, and Wagyu|
|PRICE RANGE||$15 and up|
|ADDRESS||89 East Coast Road, Singapore 428790|
|CONTACT DETAILS||[email protected]|
|OPERATING HOURS||Tuesday to Sunday: 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM|
Rakuya is one of Singapore’s most unique Japanese restaurants, which serves classic Japanese dishes with a fusion twist.
With more than two decades of culinary experience at Japanese restaurants and hotels, chef Kenji successfully brings his extraordinary culinary experiences to this restaurant.
Additionally, Rakuya’s menu frequently changes, so that every time you visit you will enjoy something new. Fresh ingredients are one thing that doesn’t change.
In addition to the mouthwatering Japanese meals, guests have the chance to pick from a variety of sakes from different parts of Japan. The staff will gladly offer recommendations if you are unfamiliar with sake.
It doesn’t matter if you are on a budget; they offer an array of affordable meals. Its best-selling items are mostly Japanese lunch sets, which cost about $15 to $28.
If you’re looking for delicious, authentic Japanese food, Rakuya is a great place to go. A testament to the freshness and taste of their meals can be found in their customers’ utmost satisfaction.
A review left by Jenny Dew:
“Lovely cosy restaurant with friendly service and great food. Had the wagyu beef set and salmon sashimi for lunch and was blown away by the quality. Beautiful presentation and really delicious. Will definitely be back!”
The following are Kang WeiRong’s Google Reviews:
“Giving it 5 stars due to the good service and value for money. Made a reservation with ease through a phone call. Arrived and the staff even knew my name when we just said the time of reservation. Ordered the $48 8-course omakase meal and added a side with 2 beers. Dishes served were good even though it wasn’t really a surprise as the couple beside us had exactly the same dishes which were served before us. Food is tasty and the portion is just about right to fill us up after all the courses. Do not expect to indulge in premium items though, salmon was the best bet. Service was fast and staff served u wet tissues when requested. Sat to chat a while more and the chef gave us an additional dessert! Thumbs up for the service! This place has very limited seating, so be sure to reserve early.”
|BEST SELLERS||Kushiyaki, Sushi, and Sashimi|
|PRICE RANGE||$15.8 and up|
|ADDRESS||1 Harbourfront Walk, VivoCity #02-120 Singapore 098585|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+65 6275 8766|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM|
Friday to Sunday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
As one of the few affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore, we were thrilled to add Shin Kishuya to our list. These are a few reasons to check it out:
The first restaurant on the island offering kushiyaki dining, Shin Kishuya offers Japanese cuisine at reasonable prices thanks to its kushiyaki menu. Cheap as it may be, the quality of the food isn’t compromised.
As a kushiyaki restaurant, it offers meat skewers made with top-quality and fresh ingredients. The grill used in it is not just any grill.
Shin Kishuya uses a unique type of charcoal for grilling his skewers, Bincho Charcoal. With a regular grill and charcoal, the meat would not have a notable smoky flavor.
If you’re having lunch with colleagues or a night out with friends, Shin Kishuya is the place to get skewers for a great price.
Customer comments about Shin Kushiya:
“Came here with a family of four just before 6pm. Ample seating, all the staff were on hand to welcome us into the restaurant. Ambience is good, though the aircon was a little cold but the staff immediately moved us to another warmer place when we asked for a change. Very touched by their service. Food was very sumptuous and fresh and tasty, especially the 1-inch thick Salmon sashimi. The skewered food was very well cooked to perfection. Will surely return again for more!” -James ZGQing
Here are Singapore’s top Japanese restaurants! The dining experience you’ll have at any of these places will be a top-tier one, regardless of which one you choose.
We hope you found this article helpful in your search for the best Japanese restaurant in Singapore. You and your friends can use this list to find the best Japanese restaurant near you or me (and us too! ), regardless of whether you are searching for one.
The best way to figure out which Japanese restaurant is the best is to try them all! It’s important not to miss the opportunity to try Japanese food in Singapore, especially if you are a fan of the cuisine.
*Images are taken from each company’s official website/social media.