Japanese Omakase: A type of Japanese dining where the chef gets to pick a fresh, exquisite and artistic dinner made with the finest ingredients available.
These chefs tend to customise the menu to their speciality and frequently include seasonal ingredients to create a unique dining experience. Without further ado, let’s dive into these 7 Japanese Omakase restaurants!
1. Sushi Kimura - Michelin Star Restaurant That Makes You Feel Like You're In Japan
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Sushi Kimura is a one Michelin-star restaurant run by Chef Tomoo Kimura. The chef takes pride in his work as he even uses premium-grade rice, nori, water and vinegar even though its basic ingredients. He also liaises with organic producers to source fresh seafood, ensuring premium quality.
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Sushi Kimura pays attention to the finest details, ensuring the ambience makes you feel like you are in Japan itself. Prices range from $180 to $450 per pax where you get to indulge in seasonally curated Edo-style meals.
Address: 390 Orchard Road, #01-07, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:30pm – 3:00pm (Last seating 1:30pm) | 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Last seating 7:30pm)
Contact Info: 6734 3520 | Sushi Kimura Website | Sushi Kimura Instagram
2. Ki-Sho - Enjoy Luxurious Dishes Such As Caviar With Uni Sauce
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Ki-Sho is one of the few Omakase restaurants providing the most authentic Japanese fine dining through an exceptional meal. Chef Nakatake strives to add meaningful viewpoint to traditional Japanese food.
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Expect to enjoy luxurious dishes at Ki-Sho - Caviar with Uni Sauce, Shirako Tempura with shaved black truffles, Awabe and Uni Donabe. Depending on the which course meal you pick, the prices range from $180++ to $450++.
Address: 29 Scotts Road, Singapore 228224
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 12:00pm – 2:30pm (Lunch) | Monday to Saturday 6:30pm – 10:30pm (Dinner) | Closed on Sundays
Contact Info: 9061 6109 | Ki-Sho Website | Ki-Sho Instagram
3. Oshino - Michelin Star Restaurant With Exceptional And Authentic Menu
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Chef Koichiro Oshino is an award-winning Edomae sushi Chef that leads Oshino, another one Michelin star restaurant. The chef strives to communicate the elegance and distinct legacy of Washoku cuisine by bringing out the finest in the meal while retaining its purity and flavour.
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At Oshino, you can opt for their Sushi Edomae lunch or dinner course meal but if you want something more unique, go for the Chef’s Special or Chef Omakase. Although prices are slightly steeper at Oshino, the quality you get is exceptional.
Address: 328 North Bridge Road, #01-11, Raffles Hotel Shopping Arcade, Singapore 188719
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00pm – 2:30pm | 6:00pm – 10:30pm | Closed on Mondays and Sundays
Contact Info: 9012 3938 | Oshino Website | Oshino Instagram
4. Kaunta Singapore - Contemporary Modern Restaurant Specialising In Aged Sushi & Sashimi
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Kaunta Singapore is run by the same team behind The Sushi Bar. Kaunta Singapore is a 20 seater restaurant contemporary modern Japanese restaurant that specialises in aged sushi and sashimi.
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Kaunta Singapore offers omakase dishes starting from $80++—Aoi, which includes Toro Temaki and aged sashimi. The Kashiwa set, which includes a uni chirashi bowl, costs $100++, followed by the Tsubaki which costs $118++ and it includes a Uni Toro Temaki.
Address: 11 Kee Seng Street, #01-12, Onze, Singapore 089218
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday Lunch 12:00pm – 1:30pm (1st Seating) | 1:45pm – 3:15pm (2nd Seating) | Monday to Saturday 6:30pm – 10:00pm (Last seating 7:30pm) | Closed on Sundays
Contact Info: 8788 3535 | Kaunta Singapore Facebook | Kaunta Singapore Instagram
5. G Izakaya - Affordable Omakase Restaurant With Wide Selection Of Sashimi, Tempura & Yakitori
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G Izakaya is located at Golden Mile Tower which is very affordable compared to other Omakase restaurants. They have seasonal omakase and a large selection of sashimi, tempura and yakitori.
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For just $68++, you get to enjoy a 6 course meal while their 8 course meal costs $108++. The lunch course meal. Both of these sets are only available during specific times - 12pm, 6pm, and 8:30pm from Monday to Friday, and 6pm and 8pm on weekends.
Address: 6001 Beach Road, #01-52A/B, Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday 11:30am – 2:00pm | 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Contact Info: 9183 5393 | G Izakaya Website | G Izakaya Instagram
6. Ryo Sushi - Affordable Sets That Cost Only $18 For 10 Course Meal
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Ryo Sushi is well known for its pricing and affordable sets that can go as low as $18 for a 10 course set meal. However, there is limited seating available at the restaurant which means it can be tricky to get a reservation there.
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There are 2 different Omakase sets which cost $98 while the other is $128, but both of the sets is a 18 course meal. The $128 meal comes with uni sushi, which I am sure many of you love. A Small Sea Urchin Rice Bowl is also on the uni menu, where it is topped with fresh uni.
Address: 1 Tras Link, #01-06, Orchid Hotel, Singapore 078867
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 11:45am – 2:45pm | 6:00pm – 10:30pm | Closed on Sundays
Contact Info: Ryo Sushi Facebook | Ryo Sushi Instagram
7. Hamamoto - Exclusive Michelin Star Restaurant That Only Has 12 Seats Available
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Hamamoto is quite an exclusive restaurant as they only have 12 seats available with a private room that can cater up to 5 people. Chef Hazuhiro Hamamoto used to be the face of Ki-Sho and he managed to win a Michelin star when he opened Hamamoto.
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There is only 1 set available for lunch – Sushi Experience for $280 per pax. For dinner there are 2 sets available – Hamamoto Experience for $425 per pax while the other set is Fancy Omakase which costs $550. I would recommend you to get the Fancy Omakase set if you manage to secure reservations.
Address: 58 Tras Street, Singapore 078997
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm (Last Order 1:00pm) | 6:30pm – 11:00pm (Last order 8:00pm)
Contact Info: 9672 7110 | Hamamoto Website | Hamamoto Instagram