Sukiya すき家, a popular Gyudon chain in Japan, has opened its Singapore outlet in Suntec City. It offers very affordable gyudon beef bowls with a variety of toppings, yakiniku, Japanese curry as well as chicken karage and unagi.
すき家 Sukiya in Suntec City
すき家 Sukiya is the leading chain of gyudon (beef bowl) restaurant in Japan and is owned by Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Zensho Holdings. There are about 2,000 Sukiya outlets throughout Japan and over 600 stores in East Asia, South-East Asia & Latin America. When there are that many outlets, you know that it is more “Uniqlo” than “Issey Mikake”. So you can expect Sukiya to be targeted at the masses, serving good value Japanese meals fast food style.
The first Sukiya restaurant was opened in Yokohama, Japan in 1982. Sukiya in Suntec City, which opened in February 2021, is the first outlet in Singapore. It occupies a space at the ground floor atrium of Suntec City Tower Four. The restaurant has bright interiors with layout and furniture fairly typical of the average fast-food restaurants.
Menu of Sukiya in Suntec City
There are on display replica models of food, commonly used in restaurants in Japan, to represent the dishes available in Sukiya in Suntec City.
The menu items can also be seen on digital display boards as well as in a menu book. Below are random pages of the menu book of Sukiya Singapore.
Lunch at Sukiya Singapore
We ordered a Gyudon, Vegetable & Miso Soup Combo ($6.20) and a Beef Curry, Salad & Miso Soup Combo ($11.40). The prices were inclusive of GST and no service charge was added.
The food was simply presented. The signature rice bowl was topped with a fairly generous amount of sliced beef simmered in a savoury-sweet soy sauce mixture. The thinly sliced beef was tender and flavourful and we liked the soft and moist steamed rice. We thought the miso soup was rather delicious.
The Japanese Beef Curry Combo came with a serving of refreshing crunchy salad. Again, we thought the portion of the sliced beef was fairly generous. The curry was rather unexpectedly spicy. It was slightly sweet. On the whole the curry had a nice balance of spiciness and flavour.
Value for money casual dining
Our lunch at Sukiya in Suntec City was a satisfying one. The food was nice, the place was pleasant and the service was good. We enjoyed our simple meal. Sukiya is a great value for money casual dining option.
Sukiya has a separate takeaway counter.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Sukiya Suntec City
#01-647 East Wing,
3 Temasek Boulevard
Operating Hours: 10.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m.
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