Unagiya Ichinoji Dining (Suntec City) is the second outlet in Singapore of the unagi specialty restaurant Miyagawa Honten from Japan. Their first Singapore restaurant opened in early 2018 at Robertson Quay. Always in search for the best unagi restaurant in Singapore, we proceeded to cluster of Japanese restaurants known as Eat At Seven, Suntec City.
Eat At Seven, Japan Food Street Suntec City
Located on level 3 along the central atrium at Suntec is a restaurant zone named Japan Food Street. Here you can find many Japanese restaurants. At the end of the row on the right of the picture above is a group of seven restaurants. Unagiya Ichinoji Dining Suntec City is one of these restaurants.
Here is a picture of the floor map of Eat At Seven. Unagiya Ichinoji Dining is the innermost restaurant (#7). It occupies a stand-alone space on the roof garden.
Unagiya Ichinoji Dining Suntec City
Unagiya Ichinoji is a tall restaurant with big glass windows. It was like dining in a greenhouse. It is nice to have natural light but the glare on a hot Singapore afternoon was a tad strong. There seems to be quite a few unagi fans in Singapore as we saw a constant flow of diners on a weekday lunchtime.
The cooking of the eels take place on a grill behind glass panels.
Here are pictures of some pages from the Unagiya Ichinoji Suntec City Menu. The unagi dishes of course take centre stage in the menu but there are also non-unagi items such as fish, beef and chicken. The most impressive item is the Hitsumabushi XL that costs $84.80. This extra large serving of unagi and rice can feed 3 persons.
We were focused on eel and ordered the regular Unagi Hitsumabushi ($32.80 each). Unagi hitsumabushi is served with a pot of lightly flavoured broth and a set of condiments. There are various ways of eating it by using a combination of the various accompaniments – wasabi, chopped spring onions and seaweed. This website gives a good account of three ways of eating hitsumabushi.
For us we ate our unagi hitsumabushi in a less structured way. First by trying the unagi “neat”. Thereafter by mixing it with rice and different combinations of the condiments.
The eel at Unagiya Ichinoji Dining (Suntec City) was plump and juicy. Not as dry as in Uya or Man Man. There were a few tiny bones embedded in some pieces but not serious enough to bother us. The sweet sauce marinade was slightly sweeter than usual. We like unagi whether with sweet or less sweet flavoring. It is good to have different interpretations and variety. Overall it was a good unagi dish. The plastic utensils were however not very attactive and the presentation of the components on the tray could have been better organised. Which was a waste as the unagi itself was beautiful.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
3 Temasek Boulevard
#03-307 Suntec City Mall
Opening Hours: 11:30am-3pm, 5:30-10pm
For more dining options at Suntec, read our post TOP Restaurants in Suntec City.
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