Best chirashi don in Singapore
One of my go-tos at any Japanese restaurant is chirashi. The combination of fresh sashimi, pearl rice, and a hint of shoyu marinade makes for a satisfying, simple meal that hits the spot every time. If you’re in the same camp, here are some of the best chirashi don you can find in Singapore, with options to suit any budget.
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- Best chirashi don in Singapore
- Where to eat chirashi don in Singapore
1. Chirashi King Kong
Chirashi King Kong is one of the most affordable options there are, with outlets in Tanjong Pagar, Millenia Walk, and more. Prices start from $12.90+ for their Light Salmon Bowl. Their Salmon Mentaiko ($13.90+) is a popular choice, with house-made mentaiko sauce dressing melt-in-your-mouth aburi salmon slices. Otherwise, the Bara Chirashi ($14.90+) is another popular one. Few things on the menu go above $20, including their King Kong Bowl ($18.90+), which comes with luxurious bluefin tuna belly and ikura. All bowls come with truffle rice too, rather than plain sushi rice.
Read our Chirashi King Kong review.
2. Umi Nami
Umi Nami is a hidden Japanese food gem at Holland Village, offering sashimi don bowls from just $10 nett. Order their Bara ($10) don for a mix of freshly cubed salmon and rice, or go straight into treat yourself territory with their Salmon Ikura Don ($26, an umami bomb of fatty fish, salmon roe, and tangy pearl rice.
Read our Umi Nami review.
Address: 8 Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277674
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 11pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 12am
Umi Nami is not a halal-certified eatery.
Hokkaido-ya may be best known for their overflowing ikura bowls, but they do make a decent bowl of chirashi too. Prices start at $13.90++ for the Bara option, which is also available in spicy form, for the same price. Alternatively, get yourself a dose of truffle oil to go with your don when you order their Truffle Bara Chirashi ($14.90++).
Read our Hokkaido-ya review.
Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, #02-153, VivoCity, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6376 8387
Hokkaido-ya is not a halal-certfied eatery.
4. Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi
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Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi is a hidden gem in Zhongshan Mall, Balestier. Their signature Bara Chirashi Don is priced at just $12.90, and comes with salmon cubes, tamago chunks, and crunchy cucumber. Those with a bigger appetite can order their $16.90 portion instead. You can also add four pieces of salmon sashimi for just $5.90 to satisfy your fish cravings!
Address: 20 Ah Hood Road, #01-12, Zhongshan Mall, Singapore 329984
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 9199 3698
Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi is not a halal-certified eatery.
5. Minami Maki
Minami Maki is another under-the-radar eatery in Bukit Merah that serves up a value-for-money Bara Chirashi for just $12.80. Each bowl comes with fresh sashimi cubes of tuna, salmon, and swordfish, along with tamago, cucumber, salmon roe, and bonito flakes for added umami. They also have a small selection of maki rolls that are perfect for sharing among the table!
Read our Minami Maki review.
Address: 321 Alexandra Road, #02-43 Alexandra Central, Singapore 159971
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 9pm
Tel: 6542 0302
Minami Maki is not a halal-certified eatery.
Monzen@Gardens brand themselves as a donburi specialist, with a wide selection of both cooked and raw don bowls available for under $20. There are four types of chirashi on the menu, all of which feature their house-made shoyu marinade: Bara ($15.80++), Aburi ($15.80++), Mentaiko ($17.80++), and Chirashi ($15.80). The last option features sliced, rather than cubed fish.
Read our Monzen@Gardens review.
Address: 82 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555978
Opening hours: Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 12am
Tel: 8383 9977
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Koji may be small in size, but the dishes that come out of that kitchen pack tons of flavour. Though most know them for affordable omakase, Koji also makes a delicious Sashimi Bowl, priced at just $20++ at the Pickering outlet, and $22++ at Raffles City. Fresh cubes of salmon, tuna, and white fish dress the rice, finished with a heaping spoonful of tobiko and puffed rice for extra crunch. The cheapest don at the Pickering restaurant is the Salmon Avocado Tartare Rice Bowl ($19++), which pairs creamy avocado chunks with fresh salmon.
8. Ima Sushi
If you’re an SMU student, and a sashimi fan, you may have heard of Ima Sushi. The sushi and don spot, located within the campus, is known for their affordable chirashi bowls. TGo for the classic Bara Chirashi Don ($15.21/$16.90), or zhng-up your meal with the Black Truffle Chirashi Don ($17.91/$19.90). During our visit, we enjoyed their Kaisen Chirashi Don ($19.71/$21.90), filled with salmon, mekajiki, maguro, and ikura, along with one ebi sashimi. For each dish, SMU students pay the first price listed!
Address: 70 Stamford Road, #B1-24, Singapore Management University, Li Ka Shing Library, Singapore 178901
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 8pm, Fri 11am to 9pm, Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm
Ima-Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Ichi Umai
Northsiders can check out Ichi Umai for their chirashi don fix. The Yishun eatery has an affordable Bara Chirashi Don at $16.90, which boasts a good mix of raw salmon, scallops, and swordfish, lightly marinated in soy sauce, on a bed of sushi rice. You also get a generous dashing of furikake, ikura, and sweet prawn sashimi for added flavour. Those who prefer cooked meat can try their popular Kuri Buta Belly Kare ($13.90), AKA pork belly curry rice.
Address: Yishun Avenue 9, #01-19, Junction 9, Singapore 768897
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 8887 1976
Ichi Umai is not a halal-certified eatery.
Many come to Omote to feast on their array of Modern Sushi Bowls, starring chirashi don in a variety of flavours. Some highlights include the classic Omote Chirashi ($17.80++), which comes with a mix of marinated seafood. You can also get the upsized version at $22.80+ if you’re out to splurge! Those who love mentaiko should go for their Tamago Mentai Chirashi ($21.80+), which sees juicy salmon and tuna torched and served with mentaiko tamago and prawns.
Read our Omote review!
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-44C Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 8:45pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9pm
Tel: 9899 3670
Omote is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Waa Cow
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Waa Cow’s Premium Chirashi ($18.90++) sees a medley of sashimi-grade seafood tossed in a house-made sauce with aged shoyu atop sushi rice. Expect to get a duo of tobiko and ikura, salmon, tuna, squid, and more in this decadent bowlful. If you prefer your chirashi with mentaiko sauce, then choose between the normal ($20.90++), and spicy ($21.90++) options. They also have a medium rare Mentaiko Salmon don ($21.90++) for those who don’t eat raw fish.
12. Tanuki Raw
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Go to Tanuki Raw for lunch and get your hands on their Chirashi ($22.90++). This bowlful contains a whole spectrum of seafood, from tuna and aburi salmon belly, to swordfish, white tuna, yellowtail, and more. Level this up with their Tanuki Kaisen Chirashi ($26.90++), which includes uni, negitoro, and scallops in the mix. If you prefer to have udon instead of rice, then add $1 to swap the grains to their signature Chilled Yuzu Udon.
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Tanuki Raw is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. The Sushi Bar
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The Sushi Bar has long been a staple in the affordable Japanese restaurant scene in Singapore. Their Bara Chirashi Don is priced at $23.90++ and comes with cubed sashimi over a bed of sushi rice. There’s also an Aburi Salmon Don ($25.90++) that features torced salmon slices. Otherwise, splurge on the Kaisen Chirashi Don ($27.90++), featuring thick-cut slices of salmon, yellowtail, tuna, aburi salmon belly, scallop, ikura, and tamago atop vinegared rice.
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Famous Japanese restaurant Sen-ryo is home to high-quality Japanese restaurant fare at relatively affordable prices. Their Premium Kaisen Irodori Don ($48++) is one to go for if you’re giving yourself a payday treat—a bowl of rice is heaped with premium ebi, scallops, fatty tuna, salmon, crab meat, and even uni. Fresh, real wasabi is served alongside to add a bit of a kick to the meal. For something slightly cheaper, but no less atas, get the Maguro Sashimi Trio Don ($32++), a bowl with three types of tuna: belly, lean fillet, and mince.
Read our Sen-ryo review!
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #03-14, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6974 6782
15. House of Chirashi
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Another Eastside gem for some of the best chirashi is House of Chirashi. Each don bowl is immaculately presented and comes loaded with premium ingredients. Their Chirashi Don ($21.80++) sees assorted thick cubes of fish, including salmon belly and two types of ebi, dressed wih a medley of toppings. The rice here is premium Hokkaido sushi rice as well, so every grain is extra fluffy. If you want to share your meal with friends, then go for the XXL Signature Chirashi. Prices start at $188++ for a portion that feeds two.
Address: 430 Upper Changi Road, #01-05, East Village, Singapore 487048
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 8718 8666
Where to eat chirashi don in Singapore
Here are all the best places to eat chirashi don in Singapore, according to your budget. For more delicious Japanese food, read our guide to the best ramen in Singapore! Otherwise, we also have a list of the best food places for Japanese teppanyaki.
Feature image adapted from Otou-San Hokkaido Donburi
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