Tired of ordering the same old a la carte choices whenever you dine at a Japanese restaurant? Why not try an omakase menu for a change? Depending on the price range, you don’t have to worry about picking the dishes since the chef will take charge in this area. That said, here’s the 2021 edition of Top 10 Omakase Restaurants in Singapore!
1) Teppei Japanese Restaurant
For an omakase experience that doesn’t cost you a fortune, Teppei would be an ideal place! But just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean that the quality is compromised. Expect fresh and delicious food, coupled with an overall good ambience and friendly services. Keep in mind the restaurant’s 22-seater often fills up pretty quick. So, it’s highly advisable to book your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.
2) Fat Cow
The word “fat” within the name of this Japanese restaurant actually refers to “fat”, meaning “prosperity” in Cantonese. They specialise in Japanese wagyu beef, where you can enjoy them a la carte or omakase-style. The latter, which is dubbed “Wagyu Omakase” consists of a well-curated menu, namely Miyazaki Tenderloin Steak served with ginger sauce and Shabu Shabu with Himeju Wagyu Striploin. And if possible, try pairing your Wagyu Omakase with Kamiki’s blended malt whisky to help balance the umami flavour of the meat.
3) Ki-sho 葵匠
Located within a colonial-era black-and-white bungalow along Scotts Road, diners can look forward to Ki-Sho’s omakase menu served during lunch and dinner. For as low as $150 per person, enjoy some of the chef’s creations from the Signature Uni & Caviar to seasonal offerings in the form of a hot dish and dessert. You can choose to sit on the L-shaped hinoki wood counter or book a dining room on the upper deck. For the latter, it has two rooms that can accommodate up to 8 and 12 guests respectively — perfect for those who prefer more privacy.
With two prestigious Michelin stars under its belt, Shoukouwa offers diners an authentic fine-dining experience within the comfort of an 8-seater sushi restaurant. The chefs only use quality ingredients and the freshest seasonal seafood possible for their exquisite range of omakase menu. This includes everything from appetisers to nigiri sushi, Japanese omelette and dessert. They also offer a wide range of sake menu, which is best complemented with the meal.
5) Ryo Sushi
Affordability is among the best words to describe Ryo Sushi, where you can enjoy their sushi omakase minus the hefty price tag. They have up to an 18-course menu to choose from, with the likes of assorted & premium sushi, truffled onsen egg and hand roll. If you plan to dine here, it’s best to call ahead to book a seat.
6) Sushi Kimura
Enjoy a cosy yet intimate dining experience at the 22-seater of Sushi Kimura. Led by head chef Tomoo Kimura, his decades-long experience speaks for itself. And it shows with the way he meticulously prepares his omakase menu using only premium and the freshest ingredients possible. Serving both lunch and dinner, sit back and enjoy some of his creations from seasonal appetisers to assorted sushi, tender-cooked abalone and grilled fish.
7) Ginza Sushi Ichi
This Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, which is situated in Orchard Road’s Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel, prides itself in serving its foods using only the best ingredients. They offer omakase menus for both lunch and dinner with various selections like sashimi, seasonal cooked dishes, chef’s choice sushi and dessert.
8) Hakumai Sushi & Omakase
At Hakumai, every dish is well-prepared using only the finest ingredients sourced from Japan, namely Niigata Prefecture. Their omakase menu happens to be reasonably priced, starting at $88.80. They have three types of the aforementioned menus ranging from Sushi Omakase to Sashimi & Sushi Omakase and Hakumai Signature Omakase. Remember to elevate your meal experience by pairing it with a bottle of sake.
9) Sushi Kou 鮓煌
Led by the Michelin-starred Chef Yoshio Sakuta, Sushi Kou only uses the freshest and finest ingredients possible for every meal. What’s more, they even have them air-flown directly from Tokyo’s Toyosu Market. Starting from $380++, their omakase menus include Aya (3 dishes + sushi) and Kou (5 dishes + sushi). They also offer great selections of sake, wine and champagne to pair with your meal.
10) Sushi Ayumu
Sushi Ayumu serves Tokyo’s edo-style sushi, where they only use the finest and freshest ingredients available. When it comes to Sushi Ayumu’s omakase menu, leave it to the chef for preparing the course meal to tantalise your taste buds ranging from the appetiser to sashimi, cooked dishes and signature handroll. Available for lunch and dinner from $320 onwards.
That’s not all! More Top 10s in Singapore are waiting to be discovered!
The compilation of this list was made from accumulation of Public Votes at TallyPress.com.