Cheap omakase in Singapore
Japanese cuisine is my favourite. Sadly, good sushi, ramen, sashimi, and yakitori can really burn a hole in your pockets. Worse still is omakase─or chef degustation menu─that features a selection of the chef’s best dishes, and can usually set you back at least $100++. Thankfully, more and more Japanese restaurants are starting to believe in delivering this special experience to the masses, by offering cheap omakase in Singapore!
1. Hana-Hana Restaurant
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Hana-Hana Japanese Restaurant is opened by the same people behind Teppei. Here, they specialise in kushiyaki, which is grilled food on skewers. At $80++, their Omakase Dinner Set is a 14-course meal that will take you through a range of fresh sashimi and other luxurious dishes.
Address: 1 Tras Link, #01-17, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6444 7753
2. Hakumai Sushi
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Trust the chefs of Hakumai to surprise you with a selection of delicious grub with their omakase sets. If you like predictability, get the Hakumai Sushi Omakase ($68.80++), which comprises eight pieces of assorted premium sushi, kawahagi (thread-sail filefish, which some say is similar to fugu), soup, and Japanese ice-cream. But if you have deep pockets and want to be truly surprised, their Hakumai Signature Omakase (from $198++) will be right up your alley, with its seasonal signature dishes.
Address: 10 Anson Road, #01-50A, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6224 4790
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Sit by the counter and enjoy a true chef’s table experience at Miraku, a classically Japanese omakase and kaiseki bar with just 15 seats. Prices start at $88++ for their Miraku Sushi Course lunch omakase, which comes with nine types of nigiri sushi.
Address: 3 Pickering Street, #01-31, Nakin Row, Singapore 049660
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6904 9783
4. Hana Japanese Restaurant
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Hana Japanese Restaurant is best known for their “flying” somen served in custom cup noodle packets, but apart from this IG-worthy dish, they also serve up extremely affordable omakase meals. Priced from $38++ for 15 courses, the cheap omakase menu spans sushi, tempura, soba, and others, though this is subject to change depending on the season. Reservations are only made through Facebook Messenger or calls to 6737 5525.
Check out our review of Hana Japanese Restaurant.
Address: 583 Orchard Road, #01-17, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2pm, 6pm to 9pm
Tel: 6737 5525
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Japanese restaurant Genzo sells both affordable chirashi bowls starting at $13.80, as well as an 11-course omakase option at $100+. Working out to just below $10 a course, expect maki rolls made with premium ingredients, wagyu beef donburi, Japanese oysters, and more to grace your table. Depending on the season, you could also get uni and foie gras served.
Address: 336 River Valley Road, #04-02, Singapore 238366
Opening hours: Tues-Thurs 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 8:30pm, Fri-Sun 11am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 9468 8800
Rappu, run by the folks behind Featherblade Steakhouse, has quite a unique approach to omakase: instead of a variety of dishes, you get a six-course handroll menu for $38++. Don’t think this shortchanges you of variety, though, as all handrolls feature a diversity of flavour and fresh ingredients to keep you excited throughout your meal. Highlights include engawa, kampachi, hotate, and crab rolls.
Check out our full review of Rappu Sushi Bar.
Address: 52 Duxton Road, Singapore 089516
Opening hours: Mon 6pm to 10:30pm, Tue-Thurs 11:45am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:45am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 12am, Sun 11:45am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
7. Unkai Sushi
Chef Eugene Lam, the man behind Unkai Sushi, wants to make omakase dining more accessible to younger diners. His most affordable omakase menu costs $88++, which gets you an appetiser and 10 pieces of sushi, as well as a handroll, soup, and dessert. For a more mid-range menu, there’s also a $138++ set that includes a hot dish and seasonal grilled fish, as well as 11 pieces of sushi.
Check out our full review of Unkai Sushi.
Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-10, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 9634 8508
Unkai Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. JIDAI Restaurant
While many omakase places are focused on delivering a uniquely Japanese experience, JIDAI Restaurant wears its French influences on its sleeve. Their $88++ 8-course omakase set comes with a range of fascinating eats, including premium dishes that use truffle and sorbet as dessert.
Address: 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365
Opening hours: Mon 5pm to 10:30pm, Tue-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10:30pm
JIDAI Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
9. Jun Omakase
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At $68++, Jun Omakase’s lunch menu is a seven-course crowd-pleaser. It comes with two starters, two mains, assorted sashimi and sushi, and dessert. If you’re willing to splurge, however, you can go for the $188++ Jun set, which is also a seven-course omakase meal but with a carefully curated selection of premium dishes.
Address: 3 Church St, #01-01, Samsung Hub, Singapore 049483
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Jun Omakase is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Sushi Jin
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Sushi Jin’s dishes are created with high quality ingredients flown in three times a week from Tokyo’s Toyosu market, so you can expect great things from their $88++ Lunch Omakase. You get an appetiser, an assortment of sashimi and sushi, a seasonal cooked dish, some soup, and dessert. Their Dinner Omakase, meanwhile, is far pricier: the basic set will set you back $168++ while the “premium” option goes for a whopping $268++.
Address: 1 Farrer Park Station Road, #01-11/12 Owen Link, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore 217562
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
Sushi Jin is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Sushi Murasaki
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Located along Millenia Walk, Sushi Murasaki offers omakase menus starting from $48++. That price point gets you the Fuji lunch set, which comes with an appetiser, ten pieces of nigiri sushi, miso soup, and dessert. Going a tier higher still keeps you under $100: Nodake ($78++) comes with an appetiser, two kinds of sashimi, eight pieces of nigiri sushi, miso soup and dessert.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-07, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039569
Opening hours: Daily 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Sushi Murasaki is not a halal-certified eatery.
Cheap omakase places in Singapore
The next time you’re planning date night, bring bae to one of these omakase restaurants for a night to remember! For more Japanese food, check out our Sora review, which offers tasty Japanese dishes at Changi Airport, or our guide to Japanese buffets!