TOP 10 Japanese Restaurants in Singapore

Here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) list of the ten best Japanese restaurants in Singapore that we have tried. Japanese restaurants are popular in Singapore. They range from Michelin Star Japanese restaurants to regular restaurants that are both suitable for a normal family meal or special occasions. These are the Japanese restaurants which we are happy to recommend to our readers.

Nami, Shangri-La Hotel
Nami, Shangri-La Hotel


Ishi Japanese Restaurant
Ishi Singapore Lunch Menu - Botan

ISHI, loosely translated as ’stone’, presents Japanese fine dining at an affordable price in the InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay. At ISHI, you can easily feel like you are dining in a classic restaurant in Japan.  Read more.

02-06/07 InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay
1 Nanson Road
Singapore 238909

Tel: +65 6826 5000

Opening Hours:
Tue-Sun: 12 noon to 2.30 pm;  6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Closed on Mondays


NAMI sits on top of the Shangri-La lhotel on Orange Grove Road. They take up the space on the 24th floor which previously housed the BLU Bar. Nami now provides the formal Japanese dining venue at the Shangri-La after Nadaman had apparently ended their term with the hotel. Pricey, but expect top quality Japanese cuisine. Set lunches provide an affordable option. Read about our lunch here.

Level 24, Shangri-La Hotel,
22 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258350

Tel: +65 6213 4398

Opening Hours: 12noon to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm


It took us a while to discover Japanese Restauant Suju in Mandarin Gallery. They won us over not by expensive cuts of beef or tuna, but their well-cooked and reasonably priced teishoku set meals. Read our review here.

Restaurant Suju
Mandarin Gallery 333A Orchard Rd #04-05
Singapore 238897

Tel: +65 67377764

Opening Hours: 11.30am to 10.30pm

Shinji By Kanesaka

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Shinji by Kanesaka St Regis Singapore

Michelin-starred Chef Kanesaka set up Sushi Kanesaka in Tokyo’s prime Ginza district in 2000 and has enjoyed great success ever since. His first overseas foray was to Singapore. Currently, there are two Shinji By Kanesaka sushi restaurants in Singapore. They are in the Carlton Hotel and St Regis Hotel. Both restaurants  were each awarded one Michelin Star in the Singapore Michelin Guide 2018. They are often featured in any list of best Japanese restaurants in Singapore. We can understand why.  Read Shinji By Kanesaka @ St Regis Hotel Singapore.

Shinji at Carlton Hotel
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Shinji by Kanesaka
The St. Regis Singapore
Lobby Floor
29 Tanglin Road
Singapore 247911

Tel (St. Regis): +65 6884 8239

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12noon to 3pm (last order at 2pm)
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)
Closed on Sundays

Shinji Carlton Hotel
76 Bras Basah Road, Lobby Floor
Singapore 189558

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12noon to 3pm (last order at 2pm)
Dinner: 6pm to 10.30pm (last order at 9pm)
Closed on Sundays


Shiraishi Japanese Restaurant Great Value

Shiraishi is a small Japanese restaurant located in the Singapore Ritz Carlton Hotel. It only has about 15 sushi-counter seats, a tatami room and another private room with regular dining furniture. It serves top flight sushi and as you would expect, the ala carte menu is rather pricey. Fortunately for ordinary patrons without expense accounts, Shiraishi’s lunch options are reasonably priced. Read Lunch at Shiraishi Japanese Restaurant, Ritz Carlton.

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Shiraishi Japanese Restaurant
Ritz Carlton Hotel
7 Raffles Avenue
Singapore 039799

Tel : +65 6337-8888

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12noon to 2:30pm
Dinner:  6:00pm to 10:30pm

Nearby Stations : Esplanade, Promenade


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Aoki is a small, traditional Japanese restaurant in Shaw Centre. It has sushi counter seating and some quaint booth seats that seat up to four but are perfect for couples. Their sushi lunches are good value for money.   Read Japanese Set Lunch at Aoki Restaurant, Singapore.

Aoki Japanese Restaurant
1 Scotts Road
#01-17 Shaw Centre
Singapore 228208
(Opposite HSBC Bank, Tanglin Branch)

Tel : +65+ 6333 8015

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12noon to 3pm;
Dinner: 6.30pm to 11pm
Closed on Sundays


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Keyaki Japanese Restaurant is located on level 4 of the Pan Pacific Hotel. Keyaki serves a wide range of Japanese cuisine. They are perhaps most well-known for their teppanyaki, which we think is the best in Singapore. Read Keyaki Teppanyaki – a delicious and entertaining dinner in Pan Pacific Hotel.

Keyaki Japanese Restaurant
Pan Pacific Hotel, Level 4
7 Raffles Boulevard,
Marina Square
Singapore 039595

Chope Reservations

Tel: +65 6826 8240

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 11:30am to 2:30pm
Dinner: 6:30pm to 10:30pm

Ippoh Tempura Bar

Ippoh Tempura Bar By Ginza Ippoh is one of the restaurants at the Como Dempsey lifestyle cluster on Dempsey Hill Singapore. Ippoh is said to be Osaka’s oldest premium tempura restaurant. The Dempsey restaurant in Singapore is their first outlet in South-East Asia. This small Japanese restaurant in  Dempsey has a 12-seater bar counter and a small table for four. Read more.

Ippoh Tempura Bar
17B Dempsey Road
Singapore (249676)

Chope Reservations

Opening Hours :
Tue-Thu: 12noon to 3pm to 6pm to 10pm
Fri-Sat, PH Eve & PH: 3pm to 6pm , 6pm to 11pm
Sun: 12noon to 3pm to 6pm to 10pm
Closed on Mondays


Tenshin 天信

The Tenshin restaurant 天信 is located at the Regent Hotel along Cuscaden Road and is a specialist tempura restaurant. Read Tenshin 天信 Tempura restaurant at Regent Hotel.

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Tenshin 天信
#03-01 The Regent Singapore
1 Cuscaden Road
Singapore 249 715

Tel: +65 6735 4588

Opening Hours:
Lunch: 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm
Dinner: 6:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Closed on Mondays

Tempura Kohaku


For tempura that does not break the bank, we suggest tempura rice bowls (tendon) at Tempura Kohaku which opened in July 2016 in Suntec City. It is one of the restaurants in the Eat-At-Seven Japanese food cluster. Not all top restaurants need to be expensive. This is one of them. Read our review here.

Kohaku Tempura, Eat at 7, Suntec City

Kohaku Tempura
Eat At 7
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-311 Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983

Tel: +65 6333 4386

Opening hours : 11am – 10.30pm (Last Order 10pm)

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This brings us to the end of our list of TOP 10 Japanese Restaurants in Singapore. Cheers!

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弱肉強食 jaku niku kyō shoku
The weak are meat; the strong eat.

– a Japanese proverb


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