Kinsa Sushi – Japanese Restaurant at HillV2, Absolutely Delicious Wagyu Beef Bowl

Kinsa Sushi - Japanese Restaurant at HillV2, Absolutely Delicious Wagyu Beef Bowl
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While HillV2 at Hillview Rise near Bt Timah is still a largely unexplored mall with many eateries, the newly opened Kinsa Sushi has been attracting nearby residents, the working class and personnel from MINDEF for its Japanese fare at wallet-friendly prices.

For those who find the name of this Japanese restaurant familiar, Kinsa was first established at Ang Mo Kio’s Jubilee Square (has closed AMK outlet due to leasing issues), and has become popular with those in the vicinity.

While the original outlet had a more casual family-friendly concept, the HillV2 branch’s take was to quality Japanese cuisine (with some dishes usually found at higher end restaurants) at affordable price-points.

A quick flip of the menu would reveal the range of its wide offerings – appetizers (Wagyu Tataki, Tamago Yaki), Sashimi, Sushi, Grilled Items, Hotplates, Deep Fried Items (Tempura, Karaage), Soups, Dons, Noodles (Udon, Soda), Bento Sets and Desserts.

I had my initial reservations. Many of the items seemed similar to the other Japanese restaurants in Singapore, which kept me wondering about its unique selling point.

Kinsa Sushi did have a few stand-out dishes.

The Wagyu Don ($24.80) which contained pan fried wagyu beef on rice and miso soup, was prepared using A4 Grade Wagyu from Kagoshima Japan. Co-owner Shannon Wong illustrated that it was “fine dining quality beef, heartland price”

Not exaggerating, this was one of the best beef bowl I had. The glistering slices were luxurious with their marbling, perfectly cut, tender and flavourful that would leave traces of happiness in your mouth and belly.

I also found my bowl of comfort in the Foie Gras Mizore Mushi ($6.80), reasonably priced for the ingredient it contained, and was piping hot, light but still tasty.

One unique feature of Kinsa Sushi was that they had a seasonal seafood tank near the front of the restaurant for you to pick fresh seafood items (seafood comes from various parts of Japan 3-4 times a week), and have them prepared in cooking methods of your choice.

We had an Ikashi Sashi ($35, price depending on item picked), where the fish was first sliced sashimi style, and subsequently the rest of the parts such as the bones was cooked into soup. Essentially, we had two dishes for the price of one (Kind of reminded me of Peking duck).

Other than sashimi-style, the other common style would be grilling. While this is a practice which may be found at higher end restaurants, Kinsa Sushi’s price makes it a really good deal. Freshness assured.

According to Shannon, office goers also enjoyed their Special Reverse Roll, such as the Fried Seafood Roll ($13.80), Bento Sets ($10.80 to $14.80) and Bara Chirashi Set ($14.80). (Mental note to have the Bara Chirashi the next time.)

Kinsa Sushi offered fresh sashimi and sushi, and some quality signature dishes that could differentiate this restaurant from the usual big boys. Worthy of recommendation, keep a lookout for it when you are at HillV2 or Ang Mo Kio.

Kinsa Sushi
4 Hillview Rise HillV2 #02-02 Singapore 667979
Tel: +65 67107278
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 5:30pm -10pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri-Sun, PH)
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  1. I would order the Wagyu Don as i am a beef lover :)

  2. Definitely the Wagyu Don!!! That perfect runny egg with the glistering beef slices, how not to???

  3. wagyu don!

  4. Wagyu Don.. which melts in the mouth.. yummy!!

  5. Wagyu Don.. which melts in the mouth.. yummy!!

  6. Definately ikashi sashi! Look at the fresh fish they display in the fish tank, who will say no to the fresh seafood when it is in front of their eyes

  7. Wagyu Don.. which melts in the mouth.. yummy!!

  8. Melts in your mouth Wagyu beef bowl a must, iKashi Sashi to share with my friend who lives in Hillv2. Foie gras mizore mushi to start off & that ice cream dessert on your post to finish off…slurp!

  9. I’d love to order the Ikashi Sashi. The fresh sliced sashimi looks amazing and I’m sure the bones used to make the broth would taste wonderful and refreshing. Hot (soup) + Cold (sashimi). What a glorious duo! YummY! =)

  10. I love the Wagyu Don!! Can't resist the tender fresh Wagyu beef !!! Yummy! !

  11. Wagyu don! Because I love wagyu, some more this one is using A4 grade wagyu from Kagoshima! Oishii!

  12. wagyu don

  13. Ikashi Sashi, because I would love to taste how they prepare the same seafood chosen in two different ways. How unique! =)

  14. Wagyu Don!

  15. Wagyu Don! Because I love Wagyu beef and this is really value for money using good Wagyu beef.

  16. Wagyu Don…my love..yeah..

  17. I love Wagyu beef so I am going to order the Wagyu Don.

  18. I will order Grilled Teriyaki Chicken On Rice to share with my girl. She love Japanese rice and Teriyaki Chicken.

  19. I will order Waygu Don as this is the one I will orders if I go to Jap Restaurant! Thanks for hosting this giveaway! Happy Chinese New Year to you!

  20. Loves to try out the waygu don!

  21. wagyu don. beef looks juicy and the egg is perfect!

  22. I would order Wagyu Don as it is of a premium grade at a heartland price. It is known to be tender, flavourful with excellent marbling and a melt-in-your-mouth texture. Both my girlfriend and I love beef and this is a must-have for the both of us.

  23. Ikashi Sashi because can taste 2 different dishes with the same seafood at one time

  24. I’d order the Wagyu Don cause EVERYBODY LOVES BEEEEEF!!!!

  25. I would order wagyu beef set and sushi for my family.
    They love it and good things should be shared!

  26. I would like to try Foie Gras Mizore Mushi and pan fried wagyu beef on rice as looks rather yummy! (;

  27. I would order wagyu beef cos I never eaten before in my entire life. Believe it or not!

  28. I would order the Wagyu Don, the beef looks so tender and succulent, making me really hungry right now! Cannot wait to try it for myself!:D

  29. Definately the Wagyu Don since you highly recommended it!

  30. I would order the Wagyu Don because I enjoy beef a lot, and that pricing for a wagyu beef bowl? Totally worth it. The picture and review for the beef bowl looks great too, I would love to be able to get to try it for myself :)

  31. Wow definitely the wagyu beef don! The sushi looks fresh and unique from the photos!

  32. Wagyu Don! It looks super good

  33. Wagyu beef because i will be bringing my mum with me and she loves beef:)

    I hope to spend a good night with her there.

    All along she is the one who brings me to nice places for food.

    This time around its my turn!

    Please let me win this! :)?

  34. Wagyu Don! I can imagine it melting in my mouth already!!

  35. I would order Foie Gras Mizore Mushi because I have never tried Foie Gras

  36. I would like to try the fried seafood roll.

  37. Wagyu Don

  38. I would order Wagyu Don. My chemistry teacher had it and he said it was one of the best dons he had ever tried. I would like to try how heavenly tasting this bowl is.

  39. Omg beef. Omg Wagyu. Omg Japanese food. Omg near my house. Aaawww yissss.

  40. Wagyu Don for the win as they simply know the right mix for this and I will follow them from AMK to HillView2 to wherever else they will expand to!

  41. would order the Wagyu Don, the beef looks so tender and succulent, making me really hungry right now! Cannot wait to try it for myself!:D

  42. I would order Wagyu Don~~
    Super meat lovers
    The Wagyu looks so juicy and tender!
    Wait till it enters my mouth and melt !!!!

  43. I really like the Ikashi Sashi and would order that. I think it's pretty cool that I can choose either sashimi or grilled (but I would definitely go for sashimi <3) and I would get the soup too! 😀 I really love soup stock and sashimi so this is definitely a to-order dish! 😀 <3 and shared on Facebook! 😀

  44. Tammy Tng Sze Pei : February 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    Would love to order their Wagyu Don =9 and Foie Gras Mizore Mushi since it’s their signature dishes. From the photos they look so delish..the beef look fresh. juicy & tender!

  45. 美味しそう. Looks delicious. I wanna try.

  46. The Wagyu Don ! Beef lover here duh!

  47. I will order the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken on Rice to share with my boy because we both love grilled chicken.

  48. I would love to order the Wagyu Don because it looks really hearty and satisfying! 😀

  49. I'll order the Waygu Don because so long there's beef, I'm involved!

  50. I would totally order that Wagyu Don! The carnivore in me is hungry! 😀

  51. I would order Wagyu Don~~
    Super meat lovers
    The Wagyu looks so juicy and tender!

  52. WAGYU DON!

  53. I would order Ikashi Sashi again. I ordered this without fail each time I visit them. It's as fresh as air flown from Japan.

  54. Foie Gras Mizore Mushi please :) It is new to me XD

  55. Wagyu Don for me, a beef lover!

  56. WAGYU DON PLEASE! haha never had one before so I would really like to try it

  57. WAGYU DON PLEASE! haha never had one before so I would really like to try it

  58. Pun Teerarungpornkul : February 12, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Going to SG in April. Hope I will get a chance to try this! From Bangkok!

  59. Of course wagyu beef! Bf favourite and because of me, he doesn’t eat good beef nor goes to good wagyu beef restaurants as I can’t enjoy beef. Would love to bring him there while i enjoy the other awesome food!

  60. The Wagyu Don because everyone in my family loves it! ^_^

  61. I would like to try Ikashi Sashi as it is value for money and no wastage of food ..pleased to find a restaurant who tries to maximise on its freshness of produce

  62. I would order Foie Gras Mizore Mushi! Like duh! Foie gras is my favorite! #whatscalorieswhenyougotfoiegras

  63. Definitely the wagyu don, it seems super value for money!! Never tried foie gras so that would be interesting as well (: and the ika sashi looks v v enticing!! Definitely wanna try so many things here (((:

  64. Wagyu Don! Reasonable pricing for the good quality.

  65. definitely the wagyu don!! *___*

  66. I love Ikashi Sashi and Sashimi~~ ♡♡ a fan of Japanese stuff~

  67. Wagyu Don!!!!! So delicious and the tender beef is unforgettable!!

  68. I would go for a mouth-watering Ikashi Sashi as I love sashimi and soup! Wonderful combi!

  69. Wagyu Don ! I can’t wait to try it. It looks absolutely delicious !

  70. I would order the Wagyu Don because I enjoy beef a lot!

  71. Wagyu don!!! Cause I’m a beef lover!! Yumz!!!

  72. To be really honest, after seeing this post I had a look at the menu and saw that there were just too many items I wanted to try. From the seasonal unnamed catches… sashimi I’ve only read but never had chance to try… to the salivating $24 wagyu bowl, I know im gonna have to come here right after I cash out all my Angpaos! Hopefully i’ll get to have a 30 bucks voucher can offset some of my bill… and try even more desserts after!!

  73. I would wana try the Wagyu Don!! Because you shoot until so nice!! :p

  74. Wagyu Don ($24.80). At those prices, it is steal for Wagyu Beef !!

  75. The Wagyu Don looks so yummy delicious! The slices looks so juicy and succulent that it makes you wanna have it right now! Yums!

  76. I will order the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken on Rice to share with my children because we love grilled chicken.

  77. I will order the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken on Rice to share with my children because we love grilled chicken.

  78. i love The Wagyu Don, the pan fried wagyu beef is so tender! I'm a beef lover! The moment i had this dish, i feel happy the whole day!! :)

  79. Wagyu Don!! I’m a beef lover =)

  80. Definitely the wagyu don, tried it once at the amk outlet and it was superbly tender and very well seasoned! The thought of it is enough to get my stomach rumbling!

  81. Fresh high quality food with affordable pricing

  82. Wagyu Don, it look delicious

  83. WAGYU BEEF!!! *slurps*

  84. The Wagyu Don because it looks so yummy

  85. i would order Ikashi Sashi. its truly value for money and epitomises what Kina Sushi is all about!

  86. I would love to order the Wagyu beef don. Looks darn delicious! Can wait to try!!!

  87. “The glistering slices were luxurious with their marbling, perfectly cut, tender and flavourful that would leave traces of happiness in your mouth and belly.” convinced me that YOU(wagyu don) are gonna be in my next #Yummybucketlist

  88. Wagyu beef Don!! Scrumptious!!

  89. I would order their hotate sashimi as it's the sweetest and freshest I've tried.

  90. The wagyu beef simply melts in my mouth! I must try it!

  91. I would order the Foie Gras Mizore Mushi because that sounds like such a fascinating and delicious dish!

  92. Wagyu Don! Why? Simply cos I’ve never felt such an urge to finish it off just from picture! Now that I managed to hold off the temptation to like share and post, can I have some wagyu please!

  93. Wagyu Don as I love the best beef!

  94. Kinsa Sushi for me for sure! because i love fresh Sushi and please let my tastebuds tour the world with Kinsa Sushi 's best & fresh ingredients

  95. I would <3 to try the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken on Rice because I <3 to try the Teriyaki Chicken served at Kinsa Sushi!!

  96. I would LOVE to try the Grilled Teriyaki Chicken on Rice because I would LOVE to try the Teriyaki Chicken served at Kinsa Sushi!!

  97. I would like to order the Ikashi Sashi set as it is freshly prepare for me to pick them ! And of cos.. with a reasonable price that i've seen ! 😀

  98. Wagyu don because I love beef <3

  99. Would love to this place with my husband..

  100. I'd order Ikada sashi for certain! Not only do I get to pick the fish I'd like to eat based on my craving for the day, I get 2 dishes for the price of 1! :)

  101. Wagyu Don. I want to try the glistering and luxurious slices with their marbling, perfectly cut, tender and flavourful that would leave traces of happiness in my mouth and belly.

  102. Wagyu don! The whole family love anything beef!

  103. I would like to try wagyu don as i love beef and see many gd reviews on it

  104. I am definitely giving Kinsa Sushi a try after seeing so many delicious delicacies!

  105. The bara chirashi and wagyu don! Curious to see how good a sub $15 chirashi can be!

  106. Wagyu Don. Because I I imagine it would taste much better than anything I could ever imagine?

  107. I would order the wagyu Don! Looks so yummy and worth every mouthful of calories!

  108. Pun Teerarungpornkul : February 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    I would like to order deep fried items! We’re going to Singapore in this coming May for our wedding anniversary ! (From Bangkok)

  109. Love Jap food!

  110. I want to try the wagyu don. Love jap food!!

  111. Wanna try Wagyu Don cos the beef looks so tender with the juicy egg yolk flowing into the rice is mind blowing

  112. Wagyu don!

  113. I'd order the wagyu don because the slices of beef look stunning, cooked to perfection (I can imagine tasting them already oh god) and along with a runny egg just the way I like it, I'm sure it will be pure ecstasy, bliss and one stupendous party for my tastebuds and tummy hehe.

  114. I will order Kinsa Roll! Since it's their specialty…

  115. I will order the Ikashi Sashi as I love sashimi. It's healthy and I can get to taste two dishes for the price of one. Value for money. Definitely want to try it !

  116. Wagyu Don. With the photo in this blog post, who wouldn't be tempted?

  117. I would order Wagyu Don from Kinsa Sushi as the pan fried wagyu beef is so juicy and tender that it melts in my mouth and the miso soup is so aromatic and irresistible.

  118. I would like to order Ikada sashi bc I like fish.

  119. i would love to try their sashimi as i have tried the wayu beef don. It’s yummilicious.

  120. I would order the Wagyu Don. It's life's greatest pleasure to be tasting Wagyu beef that's just perfectly & skilfully done! Yummmmm

  121. I will order soft shell crab reverse roll, my must-order when I’m at Kinsa ;))

  122. Must order for me – soft shell crab reverse roll!!

  123. Love to try out the Ikashi Sashi

  124. I'll order the wagyu don because I love beef!And if I'm still feeling hungry, bara chirashi would be next!

  125. I would order their Sushi and Bento setd

  126. Wanyu don because it looks nice.

  127. Wangyu Don! My all time Favourite!

  128. I would order the Wagyu Don. Just because it is so affordably priced for GRADE A4!!

  129. I would like to order Wagyu Don please.
    I just started eating beef and would like to give this a try!

  130. I will order the Ikashi Sashi, because I want to eat the fresh sashimi & see how chef will prepare the rest of the parts

  131. I had like to order Ikashi Sashi because it simply look so good and delicious as it is so fresh and I can get 2 dishes together for a price of one.

  132. I will order the ikashi sashi, not only we can taste two styles but important is the freshest of seafood direct from Japan 3/4 times a week!

  133. Michelle Lim Xiu Hui : February 16, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    I will order the Ikashi Sashi as I love sashimi. It’s healthy and I can get to taste two dishes for the price of one. It is affordable and value for money. Definitely want to try it !

  134. Wagyu Don simply mouth watering !!! Slurps

  135. One look at the all the food is simply irresistible, if possible I want to try all!

  136. Wagyu Don!!

  137. I want The Wagyu Don ($24.80)! Becos it is so nicely pan fried wagyu beef on rice! It’s using A4 Grade Wagyu from Kasoshima Japan! Lovely!!!! Delicious! Give me 2 bowls anytime!

  138. Would like to try The Wagyu Don simply because it's “fine dining quality beef, heartland price”!

  139. Hi Daniel! I'd pick Wagyu Don! I don't really consume much beef, but my bf adores succulent and tender meat. *.* We weren't able to celebrate V'day together, and now that he's back by my side, I'd love the chance to celebrate a belated one with him at Kinsa Sushi! +++his house is just a stone's throw away from HillV2 sooo pleaseee make this happen for us <3

  140. Hi Daniel! I’d pick Wagyu Don to try ^.^ I don’t really consume much beef, but my bf adores succulent and tender meat. *.* We weren’t able to celebrate V’day together, and now that he’s back by my side, I’d love the chance to celebrate a belated one with him at Kinsa Sushi! +++his house is just a stone’s throw away from HillV2 sooo pleaseee make this happen for us ♥

  141. I would try the seasonal fish because I love the concept of using all parts of the fish for a meal. It showcases the chef's skill and creativity.

  142. seasonal fish

  143. I would love to order the ikashi sashi because hubby and I are both sashimi lovers!

  144. Yummy..thanks..

  145. Of coz will be Ikashi Sashi. Its so appetising and instagram-able. Without eating it has already melted my heart

  146. WAGYU DON! I need to taste for myself how good it is and I'll be visiting this place either way!

  147. I will order the wagyu beef don coz itz done the right way with the runny half boiled egg.. it just makes you swoon!

  148. Would definitely order Ikashi Sashi and the wagyu Don! I'm obsessed with sashimi and beef.

  149. Of course wagyu beef don coz I am a big fan for nicely done beef, smacks

  150. Wagyu Don would be my prime choice! The finest quality beef makes it a mouth watering dish difficult to resist and it would excite my taste buds and be the best comfort food for the tummy!

  151. I would definitely order the Ikashi Sashi because I’m a lover of sashimi, especially salmon! Also, being able to taste 2 dishes for the price of 1 sounds like a really great deal to me!

  152. I would order the Ikashi Sashi because of the freshness of food and affordable price.

  153. would order the Wagyu Don as the beef are of high quality and delicious.

  154. I will want to order Wagyu Don , it looked so yummy and juicy !especially the beef , feel like tasting it !

  155. I would definitely order the Wagyu Don, the beef looks really well-flavored and juicy! The photo of Wagyu Don already looks so droolworthy, can't imagine seeing and tasting the real thing!

  156. HillV2 has been my to-go for meals especially since my home is just a 5 min walk away! I've been to Kinsa Sushi twice but have not tried their Wagyu Don – definitely will try it the next time I head there!

  157. Cheng Yuan Hong : February 18, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    The Wagyu Don looks amazing, I’ll get that for sure

  158. I will definitely order Wagyu Don for my love one. She had wanted to try this for the longest time! Hope I can fulfil her wish before she go for her operation in March.

  159. Sashimi sashimi and more sashimissss!

  160. Christopher Seah : February 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

    Give me the Wagyu Don, anytime anywhere!!! 😀

  161. definitely the Wagyu Don cause the meat looks succulent. 😀

  162. I will definitely order the Wagyu Don. I am salivating by looking at it.

  163. I will order The Wagyu Don!! beef lover here!!

  164. Wagyu Don hands down

  165. wagyu don and chirashi don definitely. Both sounds oishiii already and i totally love jap food since 5yrs old no kidding

  166. I wil definitely order Bara chirashi don

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