Suntec City Japanese Food Guide: 15 Places For Unagi, Shabu Shabu Buffet And More
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Suntec City Japanese Food Guide: 15 Places For Unagi, Shabu Shabu Buffet And More

12th November 2020

Suntec City Japanese food

There are so many Japanese dining options at Suntec City, thereā€™s even a whole section in the North Wing housing a curated list of famed Japanese dining concepts. With such a spread, itā€™s easy to see how a dilemma may arise. We previously shared our picks for Suntec City food, so hereā€™s our extension: the Suntec City Japanese food round-up!

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1. 108 Matcha Saro

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This matcha-centric dessert shop is for all you matcha fans. Hailing from Hokkaido, 108 Matcha Saro uses premium matcha sourced from Uji, Kyoto, which is known for their high-quality matcha. Try theirĀ Matcha Soft Parfait Deluxe ($8.50), thatā€™s decorated with white mochi, red bean, matcha and brown sugar jellies, and soybean warabi mochi. For something simpler, go for the Matcha Soft-Serve Ice Cream Cone ($4.90).

Read our review of 108 Matcha Saro.

Unit number: #B1-K5, West Wing
Opening hours: Sun-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6259 4740

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2. Katsudon Hanakatsu

Promenade Food Places - Katsudon Hanakatsu

Katsudon Hanakatsu is said to be Singapore’s first pork and chicken katsu don eatery. They only serve their rice bowls with either original or spicy katsu, layered with a lightly cooked scrambled egg and their house sauce on a bed of either white or mixed-grain Japanese rice. Order the HA-NA Katsudon ($13.50++) and get a bowl of comfortingĀ TON-JI-RU ($1.50) on the side, which is miso soup enriched with pork.

Read our review of Katsudon Hanakatsu.

Unit number: #03-331, North Wing
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 10am to 8:30pm
Tel: 6560 0290

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Katsudon Hanakatsu - New Katsu Don Restaurant At Suntec

3. Maguro Donya Miuramisakikou Sushi & Dining

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As their name suggests, Maguro Donya is a purveyor of tuna, directly importing their supplies from Miura Misaki Port in Japan. If you’re feeling indulgent, order the Maguro 5 Cuts Sashimi ($52++) or treat yourself to the Hon Maguro O-Toro Sashimi ($58++) for five slices of the tuna’s most precious, fattiest, cut. Otherwise, the Hon Maguro Kamayaki ($36++) is a meaty collar of grilled tuna, available in teriyaki, salt, or spicy flavours.

Read our review of Maguro Donya.

Unit number: #03-314, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2pm, 5:30pm to 10pm
Tel: 6684 5054

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4. Tsuruhashi Fugetsu

Japan Gourmet Hall SORA - Tsuruhashi Fugetsu

Here’s another famous Japanese outpost, this time from Osaka. Tsuruhashi Fugetsu is famed for their okonomiyaki and yakisoba, both of which you definitely have to try if you’re ever in that city. Meanwhile have a taste of these right here in Suntec City, when you get the Omelet Yakisoba ($13.80++) and Cheetama-Buta Tama ($14.80++).

Read our review of Tsuruhashi Fugetsu.

Unit number: #03-316, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9pm

5. Tendon Kohaku

Japan Gourmet Hall SORA - Tendon Kohaku

Even today, Tendon Kohaku attracts queues for their tempura bowls. The affordably priced tendon here also sees seasonal iterations, including an SG 55 Tendon ($18++) drizzled in spicy mentaiko sauce, that was released earlier this year in conjunction with National Day. Ā The regular KOHAKU Tendon is priced at $15++, and includes tempura vegetables, chicken, prawn and other seafood, topped with their house-made sauce!

Unit number: #03-311, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 4pm, 5pm to 9pm
Tel: 6333 4386

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6. Tokyo Sundubu

Japan Gourmet Hall SORA - Tokyo Sundubu Express

Sundubu is typically a Korean dish, but Tokyo Sundubu is yet another Japanese import with 33 branches all over the Land of the Rising Sun. The tofu here is made fresh in their kitchens daily, and then cooked with a variety of Japanese ingredients and seasoned with a homemade, red pepper-based sauce. The Sundubu (from $15++) here has a customisable soup base and four different levels of spiciness, and unconventional toppings such as butter, cheese, mentaiko, and even collagen!

Unit number: #03-312, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 9:30pm
Tel: 6884 4435

7. Aburi-EN

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Aburi-ENĀ specialises in aburi, or grilled meat. Their donburi, rice bowls with grilled meat, come with various meatsā”€chestnut pork, Japanese, or Australian wagyu. The wagyu here is of A4 or A5 quality, which are the highest grades available, and from Miyazaki, a renowned wagyu-producing region. The Premium Buta Don is $15++, while the Wagyu Stamina Don, a bowl of Miyazaki and Australian wagyu topped with a raw Okinawan egg, is $19++.

Read our review of Aburi-EN.

Unit number: #B1-121, West Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6251 7173

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Blow-torched and Chargrilled Japanese Rice Bowls In The CBD

8. Menya Kokoro

Suntec City - Menya Kokoro

Mazesoba, translated, means “mixing ramen”. Here at Menya Kokoro, winner of Tokyo Ramen of the Year’s Best Mazesoba award, that’s precisely what you’re invited to do. Each bowl of Chashu Tokyo Mazesoba ($12.80++) is topped with a house-made meat sauce, various chopped aromatics, a semi-cooked egg and torched chashu. Add some vinegar as you mix and coat the thick noodles in the savoury sauce, so it’s less jelak.

Unit number: #03-313, North Wing
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 9pm, Fri 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 9:30pm, Sat 11am to 9:30pm, Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6235 3386

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9. Hoshino Coffee

Chope Dessert Delivery - Hoshino Coffee

Come to Hoshino CoffeeĀ for yoshoku, or Western-influenced Japanese cuisine. The ‘Hoshino’ Spaghetti with Eggplant, Bacon, Shimeji & Sausage ($14.50++) is a fine example of this, while the ‘Omu’ Souffe on Tomato Rissoto with Shrimp & Broccoli ($16.80) is an appetising and ‘gram-worthy main that comes with a pillowy, light-as-air souffle omelette on a casserole of tangy risotto. End your meal on a sweet, but not too sweet, note with the Matcha Pancake Souffle Style (from $13.50++).

Unit number: #01-651/652, East Wing
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6836 9881

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10. Ichikokudo Ramen

313@somerset food festival - Ichikokudo Hokkaido Ramen

Halal-certifiedĀ Ichikokudo RamenĀ serves Hokkaido style ramen, made with a chicken-based broth that’s simmered slowly for hours, then finished with bonito, mackerel and 100% Hokkaido kelp. The ramen here is also made with a special blend of flour, including Hokkaido wheat, giving it its signature texture and firmness. Their Original ramen goes for $10.90++, but you could go for the Extra Rich ($13.90++) for a punchier flavour.

Unit number: #B1-135, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm

11. Ramen Nagi

Ramen Nagi ION Orchard

Award-winning Ramen Nagi has more than 40 outlets worldwide, with each bowl cooked with premium ingredients air-flown from Japan. They’re also known for their whacky, limited-edition ramen like Clam Chowder King, Tom Yummy King or Wild Cheese Curry King, so keep an eye on their Instagram for their latest creations!

There are four signature soups here: Original Butao King ($13.90++), Black King ($15.90++), Red King ($15.90++), and Green King ($15.90++). Each bowl’s striking colour comes from additions like black garlic and squid, chilli oil and cayenne pepper, and basil and olive oil topped with grated Parmesan.

Unit number: #01-512/513, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 9144 7482

12. Una Una

Bugis Restaurant - UnaUna

Una Una has what’s possibly the cheapest Hitsumaboshi in town, with prices starting from just $9.80++. Their charcoal-grilled unagi is coated with a sauce that’s specially brought in from Japan, cooked to perfection with fluffy insides and a crisp, well-charred exterior.

Read our review of Una Una.

Unit number: #03-315, North Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6238 1011

13. KEI Kaisendon

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Sashimi lovers should make a trip to KEI Kaisendon, where the sashimi rice bowls start from just $12.90++. Each KEI Signature Kaisendon comes with a good amount of fresh, cubed assorted sashimi, which you have the option to upgrade with add-ons such as ikura ($3.90). Alternatively, try the Mentaiyaki Kaisendon ($17.90), which comes blanketed with torched mentai sauce.

Unit number: #02-372, West Wing
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6251 9170

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14. Shabu Sai

shabu sai

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Throwing a buffet onto the list of Japanese dining options in Suntec City, Shabu Sai gets you more than 60 different items and seven different soup bases to choose from, whether you want to go for shabu shabu or sukiyaki. Prices here are as low as $14.99++ for lunch on weekdays, although you’re only limited to a 70-minute window to dine in.

Unit number: #B1-133, Fountain Court
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 10pm
Tel: 6336 6129

15. Ichiban Boshi

ichiban boshi

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This casual Japanese dining concept is popular for its wide selection of affordably priced bento sets and seasonal menus. Whether you’re looking for sushi, sashimi, kushiyaki or even nabe, Ichiban Boshi has such an extensive menu that there’s bound to be something to please any palate. Prices here start at just $2.70++ for kid-friendly Egg Mayo Sushi, while a bowl of Chicken Katsu Donburi costs $12.75++.

Unit number: #B1-111, Fountain Court
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6238 7088

Japanese food in Suntec City

Although we can’t travel to Japan right now, there are plenty of Japanese dining options right here in Singapore. Whether you want unagi, sashimi or ramen, Suntec City’s got your Japanese cravings covered.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983

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