Among the many types of foreign cuisines available in Singapore, Japanese food is one of the most popular. Expensive sushi places come to mind when we think of Japanese food in Singapore. Fortunately for ordinary consumers, there are some places where we can find affordable Japanese food in Singapore. Here is our list of affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore specialising in different types of Japanese cuisines. We have provided links to our reviews which have more pictures of the respective restaurants, food and menus.
Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish
If you like grilled fish done Japanese style, this restaurant may be of interest to you. Hidden in one corner of the lowest level of Takashimaya in Ngee Ann City is the Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish restaurant. The speciality of this restaurant is grilled fish, done in Japanese style and at a reasonable price. Read about our lunch at Nakajima Suisan here.
Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish
391A Orchard Road
#B2-01-01 Takashimaya Food Hall
Nearby MRT Stations : Somerset, Orchard
Kanshoku Ramen Bar
We continue our list of affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore with Kanshoku Ramen Bar – a ramen joint that was started by a pair of good friends in Singapore. How does a locally created ramen concept compare with something imported from the Land of the Rising Sun? We were impressed with not just the ramen but also the gyoza as well. Read about our visit to their Orchard Gateway outlet here.
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #01-06
Tel: +65 6384 4770
Opening Hours : 11.00AM – 10:00PM
Tsukada Nojo Chinatown Point
Tsukada Nojo’s specialty dish is Bijin Nabe (美人鍋), or Beauty Collagen Hot Pot. They have outlets in Plaza Singapura, Liang Court, West Gate and Chinatown Point. The secret of their Golden Collagen chicken soup are the free range JIDORI chickens that are raised in their own poultry farms in Japan, stewed and the chicken stock shipped to Singapore. Read Bikini Babe or Bijin Nabe @ Tsukada Nojo.
133 New Bridge Rd,
#02-37 Chinatown Point,
Tel: +65 6444 8840
Opening Hours: 11:30am–3pm; 5pm–10pm
Nearby MRT Station : Chinatown
天勝 Tensho by MOF
Fans of tendon – bowls pf rice topped with tempura items may like 天勝 Tensho by MOF, a Japanese Specialty Tendon restaurant at The Centrepoint. With many choices costing less than $15 it clearly qualifies as one of the affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore. Read about our lunch here.
天勝 Tensho Japanese Specialty Tendon
176 Orchard Road
#B1-20 The Centrepoint
Tel: +65 67330449
11:30am – 10:00pm
Nearby MRT Station : Somerset
Misato Centrepoint is a casual diner which believes that beauty is an essential ingredient of a Japanese meal. The artful arrangement of food on beautiful tableware adds much to the enjoyment of our simple meal in Misato.
176 Orchard Road
#01-33E The Centrepoint (Gastro+)
Tel: +65 6235 2822
Opening Hours: 12 noon – 10 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka
So far you may have noticed that we have not included sushi restaurants in our list of affordable restaurants in Singapore. Finding affordable sushi or sashimi is most challenging as fish consumed raw have to be of high quality. We have two sushi restaurants in our list of places for affordable Japanese food. The first is Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka located in Japan Food Town on Orchard Road. It is a branch of a restaurant operating at the famous Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. Read Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka – affordable sushi in Singapore and more.
Tsukiji Takewaka Sushi
Japan Food Town, Isetan
Wisma Atria Level 4
435 Orchard Road
Anzu Tonkatsu another Japanese restaurant in the Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria, Orchard Road. It is the Singapore branch of a restaurant from Kyushu, Japan. Anzu is said to be a “farm-to-table concept eatery ” from Kyushu. They don’t just serve fresh vegetables – they grow it themselves. Read about our $15 set lunch here.
Japan Food Town
4th Floor Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Rd
Tel: +65 6262 3408
The izakaya is one of the most fun type of Japanese restaurants. With a wide range of food, reasonable priced beers and sake and a casual atmosphere, it is the kind of place to go right after work. Kanpai Izakaya in Holland Village fits this description. Daily promotions and long happy hours provide extra incentives to visit. Read Lunch and Happy Hour at Kanpai Izakaya Holland Village.
Kanpai Izakaya and Bar
Address: 40 Lorong Mambong S277695
Tel: 6314 2368
Mon-Sun: 12-2pm, 5pm-12am
Tomi Sushi has a few outlets in Singapore. We have tried their Millenia Walk and Katong V outlets. They are both simple Japanese restaurants serving Niigata cuisine. This is the second sushi restaurant in our list of affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore. Notwithstanding its name, the restaurant offers much more than just sushi. Tempura, sashimi, grilled fish, hot pots, soba and udon are among the many items on its menu. Read about our visits to Tomi Sushi outlets at Millenia Walk and Katong V.
#02-12/13 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Tel: +65 6238-1123
Tomi Sushi Katong V
30 East Coast Road
#02-14/15/16 Katong V
Tel: +65 6348-7897
There are very few restaurants specialising in grilled eel (unagi) in Singapore. Uya Unagi is a new restaurant in Wheelock Place that serves freshly grilled eel coated with a sauce that has been a trade secret over four generations. Read about our lunch at Uya Unagi here.
Uya Unagi Singapore
501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place
#02-15/16, Singapore 238880
Tel: +65 6732 1096
Lunch : 11:30 – 15:00 (Last Order 14:30)
Dinner : 18:00 – 22:00 (Last Order 21:30)
Nearby MRT Station: Orchard
We hope you found our list of affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore useful. For a wider selection of Japanese food in Singapore you may like to read our post – The best Japanese restaurants in Singapore that we have tried.
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