Takeaway sushi to solve your cravings on the go
Sometimes, I need a sushi fix and I need it fast. Sure, conveyor belt places are great, but joining a snaking queue, sitting down and waiting for sushi to arrive – that’s just too much hassle. If you agree with me, these takeaway spots have a great variety of sashimi and sushi rolls to satisfy your craving when you are hopping between appointments or on the way home.
1. Fish Mart Sakuraya
Sakuraya has three outlets around Singapore: West Coast Plaza, Anchorpoint and Parkway Parade. This Japanese mini-mart and cafe prides itself on providing fresh ingredients, so you know that the sashimi you’re getting is of good quality. Their takeaway section features sashimi, sushi and bento boxes, and you can order in advance if you want a large platter. They do delivery, which comes free for orders above $100.
2. Roll Out Sushi Bar
Takeout sushi bar Roll Out offers modern interpretations of sushi. Most rolls look like an inside-out maki roll with rice on the outside and ingredients on the inside. Apart from crowd-favourite sushi ingredients like salmon sashimi, hawker food-inspired sushi rolls have also been rolled out. Like The Hainanese ($4.90), which features poached chicken and ginger sauce on a roll of chicken-flavoured sushi rice. Each roll ranges from $3.90 for a deluxe roll to $5.90 for more premium ones.
3. Isetan Scotts
The food at Isetan Scotts has always been stellar, but after the renovation in May, it truly has become one of the best Japanese supermarkets in Singapore. The 18,000 sq-ft supermarket has tons of Japanese goodies and products, including a dashi bar and Hokkaido milk frozen yoghurt. But the true star here is their takeout sushi. Expect to find fresh sashimi and bento boxes here. Pro-tip: Everything is 50 percent off at closing time, so you can even get a bara chirashi set at $14 (U.P. $28).
Address: 350 Orchard Road, #03-00, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 9.30pm
Tel: 6733 1111
4. Sushi Burrito
Sushi Burrito is a new spin on regular sushi rolls. Sushi ingredients are wrapped into a large “burrito” using seaweed instead of tortilla. The result is a very substantial lunch option convenient for the working crowd. The joint calls itself a ‘healthy Japanese fast food restaurant’, and features lots of veggies in their freshly-rolled wraps. Their bestselling sushi burrito is Rising Sun ($6.90 for half, $12.90 for a full roll), which consists of salmon sashimi, crab meat and lots of greens!
5. Ichiban Boshi
If you encounter long queues during dinnertime at Ichiban Boshi, you might want to consider their takeaway sushi instead. The contemporary Japanese restaurant serves quite a large selection of ready-made sushi, rolls, sashimi, salads and individually-wrapped sushi at their counters near the entrance of their outlets. Prices for sushi starts at $0.80. They also have bentos to-go at $6.80.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-07 Great World City, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am to 10pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6734 3433
6. Kuriya Japanese Market
Kuriya Japanese Market reminds me of a mini Japanese town. They have Japanese goodies, ramen, and a sushi counter with all-time favourites such as chirashi don, salmon mentaiko and aburi sushi. Their seafood is air-flown directly from Japan three times a week, and you can take your sushi to-go or dine at the market after buying. Drop in late if possible because sushi is 30% off when the market is closing!
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Address: 1 Woodlands Square, #B1-17, Causeway Point, Singapore 738099
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6893 3231
If you’re a fan of sushi rolls but always find yourself picking the cucumbers out, go for Maki-San. You can choose exactly what goes into your sushi at this DIY sushi and salad shop. Their customisable Little San Sushi starts at $7.90 and a Mega San Sushi starts at $9.90. This halal-certified spot is great for a quick maki fix complete with pretty boxes.
8. Emporium Shokuhin
Emporium Shokuhin is a Japanese supermarket with a host of restaurants attached to it. Everything sold here is imported from Japan, America, Australia or Europe. You can order salmon or tuna fillets and request to have them sliced and packed for you on the spot. The supermarket also sells live seafood, including Alaskan king crabs, oysters, and other crustaceans. There are packed sushi sets, bento boxes, and thick-cut sashimi at their takeaway section, all prepared daily. Tall tables are available for you to enjoy your food at. Those who want a slow meal can check out the restaurants there such as Umi + Vino and Senmi Sushi, which has a Giant Chirashi Don ($36++).
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Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #01-18, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6224 3433
9. Isuramuya Japanese Restaurant & Marketplace
Isuramuya is a halal-certified Japanese marketplace and restaurant. This gem in the West just got their certification in February, and they offer takeaway sushi platters you can get for your next party – just remember to call and order in advance! The market also sells easy meal fixes such as ramen kits and pre-marinated salmon and halibut steaks. Those who are dining in can expect typical Japanese dishes such as Miso Ramen with Chicken Charshu ($11.80) and Salmon Teriyaki Don ($9.80).
10. Sushi Take-Out
The best thing about Sushi Take-Out is its prices. If you are looking for cheap, no-frills sushi, this joint at Woodlands MRT Station is your spot. Sushi Take-Out is the takeaway branch of Sushi Express, and sushi here is individually wrapped and priced at $0.50 each. Sushi sets like salmon sashimi roll sets cost about $5 per box.
Address: 30 Woodlands Avenue 2, #01-30, Woodlands Xchange, Singapore 738343
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6366 1042
Grab that takeaway sushi
Sushi is one of those dishes that can be both fancy and fuss-free. Go atas by having it at a fancy restaurant, or save some money and head to somewhere with a conveyor belt. As for me, I don’t mind having sushi from a plastic box, comfortably curled up at home.