Ten Affordable Japanese Restaurants in Singapore

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.

Tsukiji Takewaka Sushi

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.

Affordable Japanese Restaurants in Singapore

Nakajima Suisan Grilled Fish
391A Orchard Road
#B2-01-01 Takashimaya Food Hall
Singapore 238872

Takashimaya Website

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.

Kanshoku Ramen
277 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway #01-06
Singapore 238858

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.

BIJIN NABE at Chinatown Point

Bijin Nabe by Tsukada Nojo at Chinatown Point

Tsukada Nojo
133 New Bridge Rd,
#02-37 Chinatown Point,
Singapore 059414

Tel: +65 6444 8840

Opening Hours: 11:30am–3pm; 5pm–10pm

Nearby MRT Station : Chinatown

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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.

Tensho (天勝) by MOF is a Japanese Specialty Tendon

Tensho Menu

天勝 Tensho Japanese Specialty Tendon
176 Orchard Road
#B1-20 The Centrepoint
Singapore 238843

Tel: +65 67330449

Opening Hours:
11:30am – 10:00pm

Nearby MRT Station : Somerset



Misato Centrepoint

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.

Misato Centrepoint

Misato Centrepoint
176 Orchard Road
#01-33E The Centrepoint (Gastro+)
Singapore 238843

Tel: +65 6235 2822

Opening Hours: 12 noon – 10 pm

Nearby MRT Station: Somerset

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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.

Affordable Japanese restaurants in Singapore
Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka


Chope Restaurant Reservation

Tsukiji Takewaka Sushi
Japan Food Town, Isetan
Wisma Atria Level 4
435 Orchard Road
Singapore 238877


Anzu Tonkatsu

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.

Anzu Tonkatsu
Japan Food Town
4th  Floor  Wisma Atria
435 Orchard Rd
Singapore 238877

Tel: +65 6262 3408

Opening Hours:
Weekdays 11:30~23:00
Weekends 11:00~23:00


Kanpai Izakaya

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 holland village

Chope Restaurant Reservation

Kanpai Izakaya and Bar

Address: 40 Lorong Mambong S277695

Tel: 6314 2368

Mon-Sun: 12-2pm, 5pm-12am


Tomi Sushi 

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.

Tomi Sushi Millenia Walk

Tomi Sushi
#02-12/13 Millenia Walk
9 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039596

Tel: +65 6238-1123

Tomi Sushi Katong V
30 East Coast Road
#02-14/15/16 Katong V
Singapore 428751

Tel: +65 6348-7897

Opening Hours:
11:30am -2:30pm
5:30pm -10:30pm



Uya Unagi

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

Opening Hours:
Lunch : 11:30 – 15:00 (Last Order 14:30)
Dinner : 18:00 – 22:00 (Last Order 21:30)

Nearby MRT Station: Orchard



Kanpai Izakaya Happy Hour

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.

Cheers !


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