Eat your fill at these Japanese food places near Promenade
Many know Promenade as merely a stopover between Dhoby Ghaut and Marina Bay, but few are aware that Promenade houses many good food places. With three malls found near the MRT Station, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you head over for a meal, especially if you’re craving for Japanese food. Here’s my list of go-to Japanese restaurants for whenever I’m in the area.
1. Tendon Kohaku
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The most popular restaurant at Suntec City’s Eat At Seven has got to be Tendon Kohaku. Regardless of the time of day, there is always a queue of hungry customers waiting to delight their taste buds with their tendon. The classic Kohaku Tendon ($15++) is not to be missed. While the ingredients are similar to most Japanese restaurants’ tendon, what sets Tendon Kohaku apart is the seasoning and freshness of each ingredient. The batter is light and adds a nice crunch to the dish without leaving you with that jelak feeling. If you are looking for a spicy kick, you can opt for the Kohaku Tendon Spicy Flavor ($15++). The portions are generous, so you can expect to have your fill with just one bowl.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-310/311, Eat At Seven, Suntec City Tower 1, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 4pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 6238 7490
2. Sandaime Bunji
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Sandaime Bunji specialises in beef bowls. The Wagyu Round Roast Beef Set ($19.90++ during lunch, $24.90++ during dinner) is a must-order here. Limited to only 15 sets for lunch and dinner respectively, be sure to head down early to get your hands on this beef monster! The restaurant mimics the warm, cosy feel of a traditional Japanese eatery to take you right back to your meals in Japan.
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-14/15, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 3pm, 5pm to 11pm, Sat 11:30am to 11pm, Sun 11:30am to 9pm
Tel: 6333 1516
3. Katsudon Hanakatsu
Found next to Tendon Kohaku at Eat at Seven, Katsudon Hanakatsu serves only chicken and pork katsudon, available in spicy and non-spicy versions. The non-spicy Ha-na Katsudon (13.50++) is a popular order here. With both chicken and pork cutlets, this is good for those who cannot decide on the meat they want. Six katsu pieces are layered on top of each other and arranged in the shape of a flower before being served. Their servings are large and filling, definitely my go-to option when I’m looking for a good katsudon fix.
Check out our full review of Katsudon Hanakatsu!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-331, Eat At Seven, Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3:30pm, 5pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6333 4386
4. Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry
At Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry, each set meal is served with a side of miso soup, Japanese white rice, truffle chawanmushi and free-flow pickles. The Chicken Katsu White Curry Set ($15.80+) is their most popular order, with juicy chicken encased in a crispy and light batter. The colour of the curry comes from Hokkaido milk, which makes the curry smoother and sweeter compared to standard Japanese curry.
Check out our full review of Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry!
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-16, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6265 1314
OMU serves lava-style omurice that is not only a feast for the eyes, but also for the taste buds. The Mentaiko Cream Sauce Omurice ($13.80++) is my favourite, thanks to the creamy mentaiko sauce on top of the flowy lava egg! Their Curry Sauce Omurice with Pork Cutlet ($13.80++) is worth trying too. With six different sauce choices and flavourful fried rice, a meal here will surely leave you tempted for more.
Check out our full review of OMU!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-301A/301B, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am to 3pm, 4pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 9834 0079
6. Ramen Nagi
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If you are a ramen junkie like me, don’t miss out on Ramen Nagi. Here, you can add a personal touch to your ramen by customising everything from the richness of your soup to the amount of garlic you want. The most traditional Original Butao King is priced at $13.90++, while the garlic and squid ink Black King, spicy Red King, and basil and olive oil Green King go at $15.90++.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-512/513, Suntec City, Singapore 038989
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
Tel: 9144 7482
7. Tsuruhashi Fugetsu
Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is Osaka’s famous okonomiyaki eatery, and it has finally made its way into Singapore. The experience of eating Japanese pancake right off a heated grill at your table is what makes this place stand out. Seven types of okonomiyaki are available here. A best-seller is the Omelet Yakisoba ($13.80++) – fried egg noodles with pork, covered with a blanket of omelette. For cheese lovers, order the Cheetama-Buta Tama ($14.80++). Add Yakisoba (+$2) to make your okonomiyaki a more substantial meal.
Check out our full review of Tsuruhashi Fugetsu!
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #03-316, Suntec City North Wing (Sky Garden), Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6560 0290
8. Senmi Sushi
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Located within Emporium Shokuhin, Senmi Sushi serves a wide variety of fresh sushi and sashimi. The Giant Chirashi ($36++ for up to three people) and various rolls of Super California-Style Maki (from $12.80++ for eight pieces) are worth a try. Try the Dynamite Maki ($16.80++ for eight pieces), which combines torched wagyu beef with ebi tempura and avocado. The roll is completed with melted cheese and tempura crunch.
9. Miharu Sapporo Ramen
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Just as its name suggests, Miharu Sapporo Ramen offers Sapporo-style ramen. Tonkusen Miso Ramen ($14.80++), Tonkusen Ton Shio ($14.80++) and Miso Tonkotsu (14.80++) are popular orders here. Made to counter Hokkaido’s cold climate, their ramen broths are generally richer and saltier than most ramen you’ll find in Singapore. The noodles are extra chewy too!
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-06, Millenia Walk, Singapore 039596
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 3pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6733 8464
10. Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant
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Tenkaichi Japanese BBQ Restaurant is heaven for all the carnivores out there. They specialising in wagyu, and customers have a selection of a la carte dishes and set meals to choose from. If you’re starving, opt for the highly raved Deluxe Yakiniku Buffet (from $44.80++) or Premium Yakiniku Buffet (from $69.80++). The former includes beef, pork, sashimi and seafood. Upgrade to the Premium Yakiniku Buffet to enjoy a more indulgent selection of wagyu, scallops and oysters. You can add $5++ to enjoy a free flow of drinks and ice-cream.
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-129, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6250 8918
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Have your fill at these Japanese food places at Promenade
Japan is famous for many things, but their food must come right to the top. The flavours of Japanese food always bring me a great sense of comfort and satisfaction. For like-minded souls, these Japanese eateries at Promenade should definitely be in your list of must-try food. Gone will be the days where Promenade is merely a stopover point.
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