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.
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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
Hana-Hana Japanese Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 ($98++), 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 $268++) 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 12pm to 2pm, 6:15pm to 9pm
Tel: 6224 4790
Hakumai Sushi is not a halal-certified eatery.
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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 $108++ 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: Wed-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm, Mon 6pm to 10pm, Tue 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6904 9783
Miraku is not a halal-certified eatery.
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.
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
Hana Japanese Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
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 for $36++. 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: Tue-Sun 11:45am to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Mon 6pm to 10:30pm
Rappu is not a halal-certified eatery.
6. 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 $68++, which gets you sashimi, appetisers, chawanmushi, three pieces of sushi, and more. There’s also the five-course set lunch from $26++, which includes miso soup, salad, chawanmushi, a main course of your choice, and dessert of the day.
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.
7. 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++ Eight-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: Tue-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 5pm to 10:30pm, Mon 5pm to 10:30pm
JIDAI Restaurant is not a halal-certified eatery.
8. 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.
9. 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 2pm, 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Sushi Jin is not a halal-certified eatery.
10. Sushi Murasaki
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Located along Millenia Walk, Sushi Murasaki offers cheap 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
Tel: 6341 9668
Sushi Murasaki is not a halal-certified eatery.
11. Cho Restaurant
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Cho Restaurant offers affordable omakase options, on top of minimalist and homely interiors reminiscent of traditional sushi restaurants in Japan. Their Lunch Omakase (from $78++) comprises two appetisers, assorted sashimi, two mains, rice dish, soup, and a dessert. Also, they have three types of Dinner Omakase options to choose from, with the cheapest priced at $128++. It includes two appetisers, assorted sashimi, cooked seafood, cooked meat, assorted sushi, soup, and a dessert.
Address: 63 Chulia Street, #01-03, Singapore 049514
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6223 1276
Cho Omakase is not a halal-certified eatery.
12. Katachi Sushi Bar
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Centrally located at Orchard Plaza, Katachi Sushi Bar serves a good selection of cheap omakase menus, drinks, as well as an a la carte menu. Their Tsuki Omakase ($68++) consists of an appetiser, eight pieces of sushi, and a maki dish. If you’d like something more filling, you can opt for their Fuji Omakase ($98++), which features three kinds of appetisers, seasonal sashimi, an omelette, 12 pieces of sushi, fish bone soup, and a maki dish.
Address: 150 Orchard Road, #01-49, Orchard Plaza, Singapore 238841
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm to 11pm
Katachi Sushi Bar is not a halal-certified eatery.
13. Sushi Kyuu
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Sushi Kyuu is a mere five-minute walk from Outram Park MRT Station. Here, they offer two omakase options. Their Standard Omakase ($129++) is a 20-course menu that features smoked salmon, unagi sandwich, negitoro roll and more. On the other hand, their Premium Omakase ($159++) is a 23-course menu that comprises uni, overflowing ikura rice and more. Both the standard and premium options include a monaka ice cream to end your experience on a sweet note.
Address: 29 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089136
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 5pm to 11pm
Tel: 8669 7068
Sushi Kyuu is not a halal-certified eatery.
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A stone’s throw away from Fort Canning MRT Station is Rakuya, a Japanese restaurant that provides lunch and dinner omakase options as well as private dining services. There are five types of lunch omakase, while there are three types of dinner omakase. The 12-course lunch menu is named Kaiso ($98++), and you can expect an appetiser, assorted sashimi, chawanmushi, five pieces of sushi, a hot dish and more. For dinner, their Nekojita ($198++) menu comprises premium sashimi, eight pieces of sushi, appetiser and more.
Read our Rakuya review!
Address: 25 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 238969
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 9189 6459
Rakuya is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Kaunta is an omakase restaurant that specialises in aged sushi and sashimi. Here, there are three omakase options for both lunch and dinner respectively. If you’re heading down during lunch time, you can consider getting their Kashiwa ($100++), which includes aged sashimi, nine pieces of sushi, an uni chirashi bowl and more. Alternatively, their Masa ($195) dinner menu consists of 12 pieces of sushi, five types of sashimi, two appetisers, miso soup, and a dessert.
Address: 11 Kee Seng Street, #01-12, Onze @ Tanjong Pagar, Singapore 089218
Opening hours: Mon 5:45pm to 10pm, Tue-Sat 11:45am to 3pm, 5:45pm to 10pm
Tel: 8788 3535
Kaunta 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 cheap omakase restaurants for a night to remember.
For more solid Japanese food in Singapore, read our Butahage review to see if the famous Hokkaido restaurant is worth a visit. Otherwise, check out our Tsukimi Hamburg review for wagyu hamburg don under $20 in Raffles Place!
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