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Japanese restaurants that’ll make you scream “oishii”!

Devoted Japanese foodies are spoiled for choice in Singapore. Whether you’re on the hunt for sushi, sashimi, yakitori, ramen, or a good ol’ katsu curry, the choice is seemingly endless. From casual eateries to fine dining, the Japanese foodie scene is booming. Here are a few top picks for where to find the freshest produce, awesome sake selections, and seriously good grub. The best part? Pay with a Citi Card and you’ll receive up to 20% off your food bill. Score!

 

Best for fine dining: NAMI Restaurant and Bar

Sitting pretty on the 24th floor of the rejuvenated Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore is Nami; a fine-dining Japanese restaurant with killer views and exquisite cuisine. Choose from the two private dining rooms, the sushi counter, or an al-fresco terrace when making a reservation, and then dig into the freshest sushi, sashimi, tempura, and more. If you’re trying to impress, Nami has got your back.

NAMI Restaurant and Bar,  22 Orange Grove Road, Tower Wing, 258350, t. 6213 4398

Pay with a Citi Card and receive up to 20% off at lunch and dinner, valid until 31 December 2018.

 

Best for curry: Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry

Who doesn’t love a katsu? And for curry lovers, Tengawa is a must-try. It’s the first (and only) Japanese restaurant in Singapore to specialise in white curry. Originating from Hokkaido, the white sauce is richer and creamier than the traditional brown curry we all know and love. And it’s fiendishly addictive; don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry, Millenia Walk, #02-16, 9 Raffles Boulevard, 039596, t. 6265 1314

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for sushi and sashimi: Koji Sushi Bar

When you want crackin’ sushi and sashimi in a low-key setting, Koji is where to head. The cool, casual interior keeps things relaxed, and the simple menu (there’s only sushi and sashimi on offer) ensures efficient service. It’s super affordable making it a great choice for lunch, though if you’re hitting it up in the evening be sure to check out the omakase menu and sake selection.

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Koji Sushi Bar, 3 Pickering Street, #01-42, Nankin Row, 048660, t.6225 6125

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for uni: Uni Gallery by OosterBay

Love it or loathe it, there’s no denying uni is up there on a pedestal in the foodie world. Whether you sit firmly in the “it’s a delicacy” camp or not, a trip to Uni Gallery is worthwhile. The menu is brimming with dishes that celebrate the humble sea urchin, from uni oyster shots to uni chirashi don, and if you’re not a fan already, we reckon you might just be converted.

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Uni Gallery by OosterBay, 7500A Beach Road, B1, 313, The Plaza, 199591, t. 9838 8209

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for ramen: Uma Uma Ramen

You can’t beat a steaming bowl of ramen, it’s the ultimate Japanese comfort food. And the team behind Uma Uma have been serving up its secret recipe for over 60 years. The noodles here are still prepared according to an age-old family recipe, and the tonkotsu broth is 100% MSG free. The perfect remedy to a rainy day in Singapore.

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Uma Uma Ramen, 583 Orchard Road #01-41, Forum The Shopping Mall, 238884, t. 6235 0855

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for Maguro: Kuro Maguro

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Love tuna? Then you’ll love Kuro Maguro. The team here fly in the freshest bluefin daily from Japan to create delicious donburi bowls, sashimi, sushi, and more.

Kuro Maguro, 7 #01-04, Wallich St, 078884, t.6386 8561

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for omakase: Cast Iron

Recently opened in Duo Galleria, Cast Iron is a slick new joint serving up a variety of delicacies including sushi, sashimi, and grilled meats. Though a la carte dining is available, we say opt for the epic omakase; the engaging chefs will keep you entertained as they whip up an array of exquisite bites.

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Cast Iron, 7 Fraser Street, Duo Galleria, 01-32/33, 189356, t. 6581 0159

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for late night eats: Barashi Tei

Serving up everything from katsu curry and tempura, to chirashi and donburi, Barashi Tei is a great all-rounder when it comes to Japanese cuisine. Not only is it super affordable, it’s also open until 2 am daily (apart from Sunday when it closes at 10 pm). Perfect for midnight munchies.

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Barashi Tei, 266 Middle Road, Elias Building, 188991, t. 6837 0506

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for yakitori and craft beer: Toriki SG

For old-school yakitori grilled over binchotan charcoal and top brews, Toriki SG is where it’s at. The menu is bursting with meaty treats including chicken, pork, and beef skewers, plus a smattering of veggie options to boot. Wash it all down with one of its craft beers or IPAs.

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Toriki SG, 2 Jurong East Central 1, #04-12, JCube, 609731, t. 8183 8121

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

Best for donburi: Don & Tori

This all-new mod-Japanese restaurant and cocktail bar adds to the buzzy foodie scene on Tras St. While the menu is extensive, its signature donburi bowls are seriously good. 

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Don & Tori, 74 Tras St, Singapore 079013, t. 9811 7888

Pay with a Citi Card and receive a 15% discount on your la carte food bill, valid until 31 July 2018.

 

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