12 Japanese Restaurants & Cafes At Suntec City, To Dine Like You Are In Nippon
Do you know that Suntec City is home to more than 100 F&B outlets? You are literally spoilt for choices with the wide range of restaurants, cafes and kiosks within the mall.
We love Japanese food, and Suntec City boasts quite a number of Japanese F&B outlets with Eat At Seven (that’s 7 restaurants), Gudetama Café, Ginza Lion, Hoshino Coffee, Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo, Kuishin Bo, KURO Izakaya, Monster Curry Café & Bar (coming soon), Shabu Sai, Sumiya, Sushi Goshin by Akashi, and umisushi.
They are available in all four zones from North, East, West Towers and Fountain Court.
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To help you navigate though the food options if you have cravings for Japanese cuisine, here are 12 HOTTEST Japanese Restaurants & Cafes You Can Find At Suntec City:
Gudetama Café Singapore
Suntec City, West Wing, #01-361/362/363/364
Tel: +65 6677 6195
Opening hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Popular Theme Café Of Famous Sanrio Character Gudetama
“Gude-tamatama… Gude-tamatama” Fans of the popular Sanrio character Gudetama – the lazy, grumpy egg character that sleeps all day long, will be EGG-cited to see their favourite character right here at Suntec City.
This is a garden-themed 112 seater café, comprising of a main dining area and an indoor garden with a green wall and a Gudetama water fountain, with entire food menu revolving Gudetama.
We Recommend: Gudetama Lobster Onsen
There are too many instagrammable, cute dishes to choose from, such as “I’m Cold” Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict ($26.90), “Are You Busy” Burger ($27.50), TA-MA-GO sushi cakes ($17.90) and “Shoyu Ramen” Set ($21.50) which is actually a dessert.
The Gudetama Lobster Onsen ($16.00) is worth a try, with velvety lobster bisque with a poached egg in bread bowl served with seasonal greens.
Suntec City, East Wing, #01-604/605
Tel: +65 6235 1066
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm (Fri), 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm (Sat & Sun)
Japanese Gastrobar Firing Up Robatayaki, Kushiyaki and Small Plates
KURO Izakaya is ramen and donburi shop by day, and a Japanese gastrobar at night – catering to the nearby office crowd who needs to unwind and let their hair down.
Their name is inspired by “Kurobuta” with references in their dishes, that feature the sought-after porcine, wagyu and other charcoal grilled seafood.
Be it Hump Day, Happy Hours, or TGIF, there is a variety of more than 70 dishes available from the Robatayaki, Kushiyaki and small plates menu. Pair your food together with a wide selection of Sake and Whisky.
We Recommend: Kushiyaki Platter
Other than signature dishes of Onsen Tamago ($8), Wagyu Beef with Momotaro ($38) and Kurobuta Pork Jowl ($16), the Kushiyaki Platter ($18 for 6 sticks / $34 for 12 sticks) makes a great dish for sharing.
What you get include thin crispy chicken skin (our favourite), chicken, mushroom, pork, juicy scallop wrapped with bacon. All these with choice of 2 dips – Yuzu Pepper and Wasabi Roots. Certainly value for money.
Suntec City, East Wing, #01-650
Tel: +65 6836 6053
Opening hours: 11.30am – 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11.30am – 11pm (Fri), 12pm – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Famous Beef Hall Established In Tokyo Since 1899
If you have walked past the glitzy streets of Ginza, you would have noticed Ginza Lion, which was started in Tokyo way back in 1899.
This is the first Japanese Beer Hall owned by the Sapporo Lion Group, specialising in quality draft beer.
It has expanded beyond Japan and into Singapore, offering Western-Japanese fusion dishes of Ginza Lion Platter ($75), Fried Chicken ($12 for 4pcs, $20 for 8pcs), Seafood Tomato Soup Style ($18 half / $26 Regular) and more.
We Recommend: Roast Black Angus Beef
Ginza Lion’s Roast Black Angus Beef ($18 for 150g / $26 for 250g) is a signature that was ‘inherited’ from the old beer hall in Japan.
From the photo alone, you can even tell that the roast beef resembles a steak, specially presented in a different way.
The slab was specially grilled using a far-infrared grill, giving the US Angus beef a tender and juicy quality. The slices were also interestingly pleasant when paired with wasabi and Japanese soy sauce.
Suntec City, Sky Garden, #03-333-337
Tel: +65 6341 9200
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Japanese Buffet Featuring Over 100 Varieties Of Food Items
Kuishin Bo at Suntec City offers 100 over variety of buffet items ranging from all-time favourites like Zuwaigani, (snow crab legs), tempura prawns, eel, kaminabe (paper steamboat), oden, cha soba, udon, ginseng porridge as well as fluffy mochi.
For families, this Suntec outlet also has a “Kids Haven” section dedicated specially for children. Other than a kids-friendly spread, look out for the popcorn machine, candy floss machine and mini chocolate fountain.
We Recommend: Zuwaigani
Indulge in the fresh, juicy and succulent Zuwaigani (snow crab legs) which are available FREE FLOW, one of the highlights in Kuishin Bo available during dinner time.
Suntec City, Sky Garden, #03-332
Tel: +65 6235 1816
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
1st In Singapore Genshiyaki With Unique Sake Connoisseur Experience
Sumiya which means “Charcoal House” in Japanese, specialises in charcoal grilled items (as what their name implies) and fresh seafood air-flown into Singapore 2-3 times a week.
The menu is specially curated by Master Chef Naoki Tsuzuki, with a focus on Irori Genshiyaki, a traditional method of grilling over charcoal fire. During lunch time, get the Kaisen Bara Don Set ($25.80) which is popular among officer workers.
For sake lovers, look out for the digital sake dispensing machine that houses more than 20 different kinds of sake available in sampling portions, including one made by Master Chef Naoki Tsuzuki. This is possibly the first-in-Singapore circular Sake dispenser.
We Recommend: Mixed Seafood Can Can Mushi
This is something we couldn’t stop slurping. The Mixed Seafood Can Can Mushi ($68.80) arrived with a square-shaped hotpot. One of Sumiya’s signature items, this was inspired by the traditional method of Japanese hotpot in which fishermen would cook their freshly caught seafood in a metal tin can.
You will be given a choice of clear, tom yum, soy sauce, miso-based broth with garlic and dried chilli, each mouthful brimming with freshness from the seafood.
We liked how the soup was rich with a tinge of spiciness, making this one of our favourite Japanese hotpots in Singapore.
Suntec City, Fountain of Wealth, #B1-111/163
Tel: +65 6238 7088
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
For Wide Selection Of Soba, Sushi, Sashimi And Set Meals
Singaporeans would be familiar with the Ichiban Boshi brand, known for its contemporary Japanese cuisine priced affordably.
No two Ichiban Boshi restaurants are the same. Exclusive to the Suntec City outlet is a Soba specialty menu, with 26 different soba dishes to choose from.
Freshly made daily and cooked upon ordering, the soba (buckwheat noodles) at this branch is popular with office workers and gym junkies for being high-protein, low-calorie.
We Recommend: Nishiki Shokado
The signature item is the Nishiki Shokado ($24.90) that is a complete set with a variety of food items from soba, BBQ unagi, salmon sashimi, assorted tempura, appetizer, chawanmushi and fruits.
Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi and Dining (Eat At Seven)
Suntec City, Sky Garden, #03-314
Tel: +65 6684 5054
Opening hours: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Mon-Sat), 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm (Sun)
The Maguro (Tuna) and Sashimi Specialist
Home to 7 of Japan’s top food specialist concepts and restaurants within Eat At Seven, Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi and Dining is one of the most renowned maguro (tuna) and sashimi wholesalers in Japan.
Diners at Suntec City can taste similar quality of maguro and sashimi that can rival those served in the best restaurants in Japan.
Tuna lovers can go for the Hon Maguro Megumi Trio Lunch Set ($49), Five Cuts Hon Maguro Sashimi ($49) and Megumi Hon Maguro Gunkan ($18).
We Recommend: Megumi Hon Maguro Gunkan
A Gunkan is a seaweed wrapped rice sushi, and this Megumi Hon Maguro Gunkan ($18) wins the battle with indulgence ingredients of with fatty otoro (tuna belly) on two rice balls, further topped with generous portion of ikura (salmon roe) and uni (sea urchin).
Tendon Kohaku 天丼琥珀 (Eat At Seven)
Suntec City, Sky Garden, #03-311
Tel: +65 6333 4386
Opening hours: 11.30am – 4pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Edomae Tendon That Captured The Heart Of Singaporeans
Specialising in Edomae Tendon, where bowls of Hokkaido rice are piled with tempura drizzled in a specially made sauce, Tendon Kohaku had been one of the top dining options at Suntec City.
We admit that we do brave the hour-long wait on weekends just to satisfy our tendon cravings.
We Recommend: Spicy Flavour Kotaku Tendon
The options are straight forward – the signature Kohaku Tendon ($15), Vegetable Tendon ($14), Spicy Flavour ($15) and Vegetable Spicy Flavour ($14).
But the bowl that stole our hearts was the Spicy Flavour Kotaku Tendon ($15) piled up with ingredients of long beans, mushroom, chicken breast, squid, crab stick, baby corn, and shrimp. VERY filling, very fulfilling.
Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo
Suntec City, West Wing, #02-391/392
Tel: +65 6337 7919
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11.30am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Ramen King With Special Crab Stock Ramen and Niboshi Ramen
Chef Keisuke Takeda is no stranger to Singapore’s F&B scene with a total of 12 dining concepts in Singapore.
He is known for Japanese culinary dishes with a different touch inspired by his French cuisine background, and his ramen shops have constantly attracted long, long queues.
We Recommend: Niboshi Ramen
You get a variety of ramen from Crab Stock Ramen ($13.90), Miso Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.90), and Spicy Miso Tonkotsu Ramen ($13.90) here.
Exclusively at Ramen Dining Keisuke Tokyo is the Niboshi Ramen (dried fish stock ramen) made from a tailored combination of pork, chicken and fish stock and simmered over long hours for a flavourful and aromatic broth.
The Niboshi ramen (13.90, $18.90 for all toppings special) may look like a heavy portion, but in fact, the clear soup was light and refreshing on its own, distinctively different from the common Tonkotsu (pork-based) ramen.
Sushi Goshin by Akashi
Suntec City, West Wing, #02-389/390
Tel: +65 6338 5760
Opening hours: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
Epicurean Concept With Over 100 Dishes
With over 100 dishes on the menu, Sushi Goshin uses the finest ingredients imported from Japan which are personally bought from Tsukiji market and air-flown to Singapore daily to maintain the freshness.
We Recommend: Botan Uni Chirashi Don
The hearty bowl of Botan Uni Chirashi Don ($28) was full of sashimi toppings, from salmon, tuna, salmon roe, uni to prawn.
Also look out for the $0.80 per piece sushi promotion, with a choice of up to 20 types of sushi. So worth it!
Suntec City, East Wing, #01-651/652
Tel: +65 6836 9881
Opening hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat-Sun)
Hand-Dripped Coffee, and Soufflé Pancakes
Specialising in hand-dripped coffee and fluffy soufflé pancakes, Hoshino Coffee has launched new dishes to celebrate their 4th anniversary.
These include Hamburg Steak Plate served with rice or toast ($17.80), Angus Beef Steak Plate ($21.80), Beef Stew Plate ($18.80), “Omu Rice” & Angus Beef Steak Plate with salad ($18.80), Beef Stew “Omu” Rice ($16.80) and Fuwa Fuwa Hoshino Soufflé with Beef Stew Doria ($17.00).
We Recommend: Pancake Soufflé Style
Known for their soufflé pancakes, we had their seasonal spring menu – Pancake Soufflé Style with Strawberry ($14.50 for single/ $17.80 for double).
The soufflé was known to be soft and fluffy, freshly baked upon order, and therefore required a minimum of 20 minutes waiting time.
Suntec City, East Wing, #B1-K2
Tel: +65 6238 0882
Opening hours: 10am – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)
Cakes That Marry Passion And Artistry
When you walk past Rive Gauche at the basement of Suntec City, you may find their cakes hard to hard to resist;especially their signature Guanaja bitter sweet chocolate cake with a crispy bottom layer.
The name of the cake shop actually refers to the left bank of Seine River in France, and has been a hit with customers since 1992.
We Recommend: The Strawberry Shortcake
With a selection of French and Japanese pastries, one of the best sellers is the Strawberry shortcake, in signature Japanese light and fluffy style.
What you get is a sweet delight of sliced strawberries and freshly whipped cream sandwiched by two layers of sponge, complete with fresh strawberries on top.
A Chance To Dine For Free (till 21 May 2017)
With a minimum F&B spend of $30 in a single same-day receipt, receive 3,000 Suntec Rewards points, a ‘Match & Win’ card and a complimentary parking coupon. Collect 2 matching cards to win a $50 e-voucher. There are a total of $150,000 worth of rewards up for grabs.
On top of that, American Express® Card members will receive a complimentary $5 Suntec City voucher when they charge to their card.
Not to be missed are a plethora of 1-for-1 dining deals from participating tenants! For full deals listing, more information and other exciting events, click here.
Also, do not miss out on the 1855 Wine & Whisky Week and Urban Farmer’s Market happening till 30th April!
1855 Wine & Whisky Week
19 Apr to 30 Apr, Suntec City East Atrium
11am – 10pm
Urban Farmer’s Market
20 Apr to 30 Apr, Suntec City North Atrium
11am – 9pm
3 Temasek Boulevard Singapore 038983
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape and Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary. This entry is brought to you in partnership with Suntec City.
May 25, 2017