7 Japanese Restaurants In The West To Satisfy Your Japanese Food Cravings

Eat | Sep 22nd, 2016 |

Who says you have to fly all the way to the Land of the Rising Sun to get your Japanese food fix? Westsiders, rejoice! Here’s a list of 7 Japanese Restaurants in the West, and the best part – you won’t even have to travel out of your comfort zone to feast to your heart’s content.
1. Menya Musashi KodouMenya Musashi Kodou's ramen -
One of Japan’s most highly-ranked ramen shop, Menya Musashi Kodou is a testament to authentic ramen. Enter Menya Musashi Kodou, and you’ll be spoilt for choice for it offers noodles that come in myriad of soup bases and textures to satisfy different palates. With a soup base that is creamier than other run-of-the-mill ramen, Menya Musashi Kodou’s ramen is served in red, white and black versions. When in doubt, go for their rich signature white tonkotsu broth boiled with pork bones.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #02-07, Singapore 608532 (Menya Musashi Kodou)
2. IppudoShiromaru Motoaji Ramen -
Having established itself as a ramen empire, Ippudo never fails to satisfy one’s ramen craving. IPPUDO at Westgate aims to provide diners with a casual dining experience, so bond with your friends and family over a hearty bowl of ramen. Their bestselling ramen include Karaka-Men, Shiromaru Motoaji Ramen, and the Spicy Tonkatsu Ramen.
If ramen’s not your cup of tea, fret not. Take your pick from their other signature dishes such as Hakata Gyoza, Tori Karaage, Oroshi Ponzu Gyoza and more.
Just a heads up though, you might want to head down early before the lunch/ dinner crowd hits, but hey, good food’s always worth the wait.
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #03-03, Singapore 608532 (Ippudo)
3. Ichiban SushiIchiban Sushi Set Meals -
Feast on quality sushi without burning a hole in your pocket at Ichiban Sushi.
A combination of quality and affordability, the contemporary Japanese restaurant prides itself as a fun and lively casual Japanese dining for families to enjoy.
Featuring a variety of conveyor belt sushi, sashimi and kaminabe (mini paper steamboat), you can always tuck in on comfort food here. Value-for-money meals also come in the form of combination set meals, and end your meal on a sweet note with their offerings of homemade pastries and desserts available on conveyor belts and takeaway counters.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Address: IMM, 2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-23, Singapore 609601 (Ichiban Sushi)
4. Kotobuki Japanese RestaurantSashimi Bowl -
Tucked at an inconspicuous corner at the end of Yuan Ching road, you might be surprised to find that there’s a Japanese restaurant nestled in the neighbourhood.
The leading authentic Japanese restaurant offers Kanto cuisine in a casual yet elegant Izakaya style setting. Known for their delectable executive set lunch choices and bento take-outs/delivery, you can have your Japanese food fix even if you’re in a hurry. For those looking to have a leisurely weekend meal, opt for their private dining in a tatami room with traditional Japanese ambience, and be instantaneously transported to Japan sans the exorbitant flight ticket.
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Address: 3 Yuan Ching Rd,  #01-02A, Singapore 618642 (Kotobuki Japanese Restaurant)

5. Tsukada NojoTsukada Nojo -
Tsukada Nojo first introduced the collagen soup trend in Singapore with its Bijin Nabe Beauty Collagen Hotpot. Enjoy a piping hot bowl of collagen soup with succulent chicken accompanied with an abundance of organic seasonal vegetables for that additional natural sweetness of the broth. Tsukada Nojo is definitely the to-go place for a quick collagen boost!
Opening Hours: 11.30am – 10pm
Address: Westgate, 3 Gateway Drive, #03-04, Singapore 608532 (Tsukada Nojo)
6. Kyo by SakaeKyo by Sakae -
Fun fact: Did you know that “Kyo” in Japanese language means happy? This was also how the restaurant derived their brand name, so you can be rest assured that you’ll leave the restaurant feeling blissful after a good meal.
The subsidiary of the reputable Sakae Sushi offers a diverse menu with over 200 amazing Japanese dishes made with only the freshest ingredients, and constantly rolls out pocket-friendly deals such as 50% off selected dishes, $10.99+ set lunches and $18 buffet promotions at selected timings.
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Address: JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, #01-05, Singapore 609731 (Kyo by Sakae)
7. Itacho SushiItacho Sushi -
This popular sushi joint offers delicious sushi made from seasonal fresh fish and first class ingredients which their chefs instantly prepare upon your order. Best of all, they constantly offer promotional themed menus for you to snag those extra pieces of sushi at a fraction of the normal cost.
Have a taste of innovation with their unconventional sushi, such as scallop with black truffle paste, roasted duck sushi and more. Definitely not to be missed if you are a looking for a new twist to Japanese food.
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm
Address: JCube, 2 Jurong East Central 1, #02-14, Singapore 609731 (Itacho Sushi)

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