Suju Masayuki Jewel at Changi Airport is the Japanese restaurant’s second outlet in Singapore. Originating from the Nagano prefecture of Japan, Suju Masayuki (酢重正之) focuses on the basics of Japanese food culture such as miso and shoyu.
It was Sunday and the first question on our minds was whether Jewel Changi is crowded on weekends? It was possible that it could be packed like the pre-COVID days. We decided to take a chance as we are seldom in the Changi area these days. It turned out to be not too bad. We were there at about 2 pm, just after lunch peak hour. There were small pockets of crowds especially at basement 2, but the mall in general and the fountain area were fine.
Suju Masayuki first opened in 2005 in Karuizawa, which is located in the Nagano prefecture of Japan. In Singapore, Suju Singapore started their first outlet in Mandarin Gallery and it is a place we have enjoyed on repeated visits. Suju Masayuki Jewel in Changi also has a traditional Japanese restaurant decor but is brighter and more contemporary.
Suju Masayuki Jewel Changi Menu
The entrance to the Suju Jewel restaurant looks posh and expensive but the menu is affordable. There are bentos, set meals, rice bowls and noodle items that are mostly around the $25++ range. We ordered a Suju Bento ($28++) and an Ebi and Yasai Tempura ($24++) with a Suntory draft beer ($14++). Here are pictures of some sample pages from the Suju Masayuki Jewel menu. You can see the full menu online.
Our Lunch at Jewel Changi Airport
The above picture shows the two items that we ordered for lunch. The picture below is our Ebi and Yasai Tempura, which comes as a set meal by default. If just the tempura is adequate, the rice. miso soup and pickles can be excluded with a $2 price reduction. We think that would not be a good idea as the rice and miso soup are better than the typical quality. The tempura items were good, especially the two prawns which large and had a very nice texture.
The Suju Bento was a more elaborate meal. The main item was a piece of grilled mackerel. The smaller compartments contained other smaller but no less flavourful side dishes like egg and vegetables. They are too intricate for me to identify, but suffice it to say, they go well with the chewy rice. The draft beer makes them taste even better. The only reservation we have about this dish is the fish which had quite a few bones. That is a characteristic inherent in mackerel I suppose. Those who are averse to fish with small bones might want to look elsewhere.
A dessert was served with the Suju bento. It was a scoop of vanilla ice-cream that was frozen. This was the weakest part of the meal, but the rest of our lunch was enjoyable. Cheers!
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Suju Masayuki Japanese Restaurant
Jewel Changi Airport Singapore
78 Airport Boulevard,
#01-223/224/225 (Nearest Terminal:T1)
Opening Hours: 11:30- 22:00
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