Aburi Sushi Heishirou restaurant is a relatively new restaurant in Westgate, Jurong East. It takes over the space previously occupied by another Westgate sushi restaurant, Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru. According to their Facebook page, it seems to be an outlet of a famous sushi restaurant Heishiro from the Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan. We did not know all that when we stopped by for lunch. What attracted us was the sign advertising the set lunch at $10.99.
Heishirou Aburi Sushi restaurant Westgate has a clean-cut and bright decor. There is no conveyor belt but there are seats around an U-shaped counter where the sushi chef could serve customers directly. Some set lunch options are available, starting from $10.99. We selected a lunch box ($10.99), a udon & sushi set ($18) and a grilled hamachi collar from the ala carte menu. Here are pictures of some of the pages from the menus.
The udon and sushi set ($18) was a combination of a six-piece sushi platter, a small bowl of udon and chawanmushi. The udon and sushi were quite ordinary. The best thing about this set was the chawanmushi.
Chicken and karaage lunchbox ($10.99) was a better choice. Perhaps because of its lower cost, our expectations were not high. Some pieces of fried chicken, miso soup and rice. You can’t go wrong with this.
We ordered an item from the ala carte menu – grilled collar of the yellowtail fish, Hamachi Kamayaki ($15). The dish was served with two substantial portions of fish – a meaty chunk of fish and a more bony piece with fins attached. The meaty part was quite plain tasting. The bony part was better as the meat had a good grilled hamachi fish taste. This was the best item of the day.
Overall, an interesting lunch at Heishirou Aburi Sushi, a new Japanese restaurant in Westgate shopping mall. With the prominent display of sake throughout the restaurant and the wide choices of Japanese cuisine, this seems more like an izakaya styled restaurant than a pure sushi place. We would certainly want to return to try more of their other items to go with some sake at Heishirou Aburi Sushi.
Overall : 3 TOPs
Aburi Sushi Heishirou
3 Gateway Drive
Tel: +65 63699488