Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka – affordable sushi in Singapore and more

Where to find affordable sushi in Singapore? We have a suggestion for you – Tsukiji Sushi Takewaka in the heart of Orchard Road. Japan Food Town in Wisma Atria, to be exact. We had visited this sushi restaurant from Tsukiji Tokyo when they first opened in 2016 but they only had a limited menu at that time. We were back recently and were impressed by what we saw (and ate).

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Set Lunch in Lotus Thai Restaurant at Paya Lebar Square

Lotus Thai Restaurant

Lotus Thai Restaurant is, well, a Thai restaurant serving a wide range of Thai food at affordable prices. The New Lotus Thai Restaurant at Paya Lebar Square has a rather extensive menu and very reasonably priced set lunches.

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Set Lunch at The Bravery Cafe

Bravery Cafe Horne Road

The Bravery Cafe

The owners of The Bravery Cafe are quite brave. The cafe was one of the first to be located in Horne Road, when it was a rather unfashionable area. You can’t really tell that it is a cafe from the outside save that “Bravery” is painted on one of the pillars. The facade is made of perspex panels and there is no obvious door. You have to guess which one of the panels functions as a door. The decor inside is as basic as it gets. The furniture, if you could call it that, look makeshift or salvaged from schools’ technical workshops. They currently have a weekday set lunch priced at just $12.90. They advertised the set lunch with a chalk board – which is not placed just outside the cafe but across the road, leaning on a tree.

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En Sakaba Jem – Izakaya and bistro in Jurong East

En Sakaba Izakaya and Bistro is a relatively new restaurant that opened in the Jem mall in Jurong East. It is located on the ground floor near the walkway that links to next door mall, Westgate. En Sakaba Jem takes over the space that was previously occupied by Mado Cafe.

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Shunjuu Izakaya at Robertson Quay

When the sun goes down, the restaurants and bars at Robertson Quay comes alive. In the daytime, the place is very peaceful and tranquil. Many of the restaurants do open for lunch but the mood in the day is very different. There is quite a variety of cuisines available.  We decided to have lunch at Shunjuu Izakaya located in Riverside View, one of the buildings at Robertson Quay. The higher levels of Riverside View are residential condominium units. The retail and dining action takes place on the lower levels. One word of caution if you are driving – the underground carpark has a sharp bend at the exit. Better to park elsewhere if you are driving anything wider than a Camry.

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Black Cow in South Beach Singapore

Black Cow Restaurant South Beach Avenue

“Black Cow in South Beach” may conjure up an image of cows soaking up the sun on a picturesque beach. We, of course, don’t have cows of any colour in Singapore anymore; and South Beach in Singapore is the name of a building development that is nowhere near a beach. What we have aplenty is food. So it should not be surprising that at the mention of “Black Cow in South Beach” someone will say “What’s for lunch”. Black Cow restaurant in South Beach is a modern Japanese Shabu Shabu, Sukiyaki & Sake Bar and they do have a decent set lunch menu.

Black Cow Restaurant South Beach Avenue

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