As Japanese cuisine is typically seen as more expensive in Singapore, I thought I would feature 7 Modern Japanese Restaurants in Singapore – all of them with amazing deals to offer. (Also check out these 10 Modern Japanese Restaurants With Super Dining Deals, happening 24 to 26 September 2019.)

(Click PLAY for highlights at Bincho at Hua Bee.)

Bincho at Hua Bee
78 Moh Guan Terrace, #01-19, Singapore 162078
Tel: +65 6438 4567
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

A mee-pok stall by day, and a yakitori restaurant at night. The hole-in-a-wall Bincho at Hua Bee located at Tiong Bahru (enter via the back door near the carpark) is also opened for lunch now.

Helmed by Chef Asai, the menu boasts fresh produce flown directly from Japan cooked over binchō-tan charcoal, for a more authentic Japanese yakitori experience.

Keeping true to the original yakitori-ya inspired concept, tori (chicken) is extensively featured on the signature dishes list, though you can also find beef, pork, lamb and seafood items.

Its signatures include the Yakitori Shio Platter that consist of chicken breast, wing, neck and thigh ($30), Mentai Wings ($15), Grilled Chicken Breast with Truffle ($28), and Grilled Chicken Neck ($17).

I feel that the must-have is the Tsukune with Egg Yolk ($18), a soft grilled chicken ‘sausage’ patty glazed in a delicious sweet and savory taré.

Chope Deal includes:
$25 for $50 vouchers; $70 for $100 vouchers
Get Chope Deal HERE!

Maru Japanese Restaurant
Icon Village, 12 Gopeng Street, #01-05 – 11, Singapore 078877 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 4pm – 11pm Last Order 10:30 pm (Sat), Closed Sun & PH

Maru is a contemporary Asian fusion restaurant located in Singapore’s Central Business District of Tanjong Pagar.

In Japanese, Maru means “circle”, representing the team behind this restaurant united together in a circle.

Try their signature items like the White Tuna Tataki ($22 small, $32 large), Iberico Pork Jowl ($24), Wagyu Beef Steak ($48), Steamed Spicy Asari ($15 small, $24 large), and Uni Ikura Angel Hair ($26 small, $48 large).

Together, they have designed a one-of-a-kind fusion dining experience, with incorporation of Vietnamese cuisine in a Japanese restaurant. Interesting.

Chope Deal includes:
4 Course Set Meal @ $15 (U.P $30)
Includes Ikura Chawanmushi, Miso Soup, Anago Foie Gras Don and Ice Cream
Get Chope Deal HERE!

Plum & Toro
The InterContinental Singapore Robertson Quay, 1 Nanson Rd, #02-07, Singapore 238909
TEL: +65 9663 9328‬
Opening Hours: 5pm – 12pm (Tues – Thurs), 12pm – 12am (Fri), 12pm – 12am (Sat), 12pm – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon

Plum & Toro is a casual yet modern Japanese dining and cocktail establishment that offers creative Japanese cuisine and beverages.

The space is said to be beautiful and fresh for groups to enjoy gatherings of most occasions.

In terms of food, it provides extensive varieties of bincho charcoal grilled and teppan items.

Recommend items include Yaki Buta ($9) – omelette-wrapped twice cooked pork belly skewer with ichimi togarashi; Sakura Ebi Somen ($20) of stir-fried cherry blossom shrimp tossed with thin noodles and scampi oil; and dessert of Satsuma Imo ($15) which is oven baked Japanese sweet potato with vanilla ice cream topped with snow salt.

The one signature item is the Wagyu Truffle Don ($40). Expect freshly cooked fluffy Japanese rice topped with juicy wagyu slices that is stir fried with special Japanese sauces. This is served with an onsen egg, then topped with a generous amount of fresh seasonal truffle and served warm.

Most ingredients are sourced directly from Japan while the beverage list features a range of Japanese cocktails, rare sakes and fine wines.

Chope Deal includes:
$35 for $50 vouchers; $70 for $100 vouchers
Get Chope Deal HERE!

Don & Tori
74 Tras Street, Singapore 079013
Tel: +65 9811 7888
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 12am (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Tucked away at Tras Street near Tanjong Pagar, Don & Tori is a modern Japanese restaurant that features a more innovative list of signature donburi bowls and makis, as well as yakimono (grilled or pan-fried) items.

Favourites include the Sakura Ebi Angel Hair Pasta ($32), Truffle Wagyu Foie Gras Don ($38), Aburi Spicy Salmon Belly Don ($25), Truffle Salmon Carpaccio ($18), Gyu Steak ($45) and the Scallop Butter Yaki, which are cooked over an open charcoal grill.

With ingredients used flown directly from Japan’s iconic Tsukiji Fish Market, Don & Tori’s seasonal menu is produce-driven, utilizing the freshest possible ingredients as they come into season.

With a live sushi bar, diners are able to witness the chefs’ knife skills and interact with them.

Chope Deal includes:
$35 for $50 vouchers; $70 for $100 vouchers
Get Chope Deal HERE!

YAYOI – Bugis +
201 Victoria Street, #01-08, Singapore 188067
Tel: +65 6636 5448
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

YAYOI – The Star Vista
1 Vista Exchange Green, #02-01/02, Singapore 138617
Tel: +65 6570 2668
Opening Hours: 11am – 9.30pm (Mon – Sun)

YAYOI is known for its Teishoku which usually includes a main dish, side dish, a bowl of Japanese Kinme rice and miso soup.

The restaurant recommends diner to enjoy the set in four different ways – in its original form first, with added condiments, with ochazuke dashi, and the 4th way – your own liking.

Their popular Teishoku choices include Shogayaki Teishoku ($9.90), Saba Shio Teishoku ($10.90), Chicken Namban Teishoku ($14.90) and Sukiyaki Teishoku ($18.90).

If you are for donburi and noodles, their regular favourites are the Salmon Don with fresh salmon and salmon roe on rice ($13.90), Katsu Don ($13.90), Oyako Don ($11.90), Tonkotsu Ramen ($12.90), and Niku Udon ($11.90).

Chope Deal includes:
$37 for $50 vouchers
Get Chope Deal HERE!

Mitsu Sushi Bar
21 Duxton Road, Singapore 089487
Tel: +65 6221 0888
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

Passionate in delivering high quality Japanese cuisine, Mitsu Sushi Bar ships in fresh seafood and produce in small batches five times a week from three of Japan’s most well-known markets, Tsukiji, Kyushu and Hokkaido.

This is to ensure optimum freshness and the best selection of fish.

The restaurant features a 12-seater counter on Level 1 where diners can enjoy direct interaction with the chefs; while Level 2 consists of table seating and Japanese-style private rooms with tatami.

Specializing in a “one fish, three ways” Omakase meal, diners can choose a whole fish from the daily menu, in which the Chef will prepare it in three ways served throughout the Omakase course.

Another recommended on the Omakase menu is their Alaskan King Crab, done three ways. Choose from six cooking styles including kaminabe, tempura, sashimi, grilled and served with vinegar, simmered, or chawanmushi.

Chope Deal includes:
$22 for $50 off-peak dining vouchers
Get Chope Deal HERE!

Tanuki Raw Kapok
111 Middle Road, 01-05 National Design Centre Singapore 188969
Tel: +65 9035 9398
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

You may have visited Tanuki Raw at Orchard Central, but how about Tanuki Raw Kapok at National Design Centre?

This branch blends a café environment with a lifestyle shop, and is a great spot to take a break with coffee.

The Japanese restaurant believes dining out should be a fun experience, and therefore serves up dishes that make you amused and happy. So, you get Japanese food, with influence from American street food.

Expect the likes of Foie Gras Truffle Yakiniku Donburi ($19 during lunch, $23 dinner); Chirashi NDC Donburi ($21 lunch, $24.00 dinner), Wham! Fries ($11.90) and Beef Okonomiyaki ($16).

Tanuki Raw’s Truffle Yakiniku Donburi ($14.80 lunch, $18 dinner) has gained many fans, said to be was one of the first bowls to kickstart the beef rice bowl trend in Singapore.

The special sauce, oozy onsen egg, US short rib beef, and truffle essence feature strongly in the dish, but the secret star is its signature mixed rice.

Chope Deal includes:
$40 for $50 vouchers
Available on Day 5 (Mega Sale)
Get Chope Deal HERE!

If you are a foodie and always looking out for dining deals, mark 1st to 5th October 2018 on your calendar and save the dates for Chope Deals’ biggest Online Food Festival.

During this 5-day online event, there will be the “most insane F&B dining deals” available.

From 1st to 4th October (Mon – Thurs), there will be flash deals happening daily, with deals of specific themes of Asian, Buffets, Cafes and Western each day.

The midnight you need to stay up for will be on the 5th of October (Fri) for the Mega Flash Sale.

There will be over 100 dining deals released, which includes 30% to 60% OFF $50 and $100 cash dining vouchers; and 50% to 85% OFF set meals – so you end up paying $15 and below.

Other than the 7 Modern Japanese restaurants featured above, some of the other participating F&B outlets include HANS IM GLÜCK German Burgergrill (Raffles Place / Orchard), Art (Previously Osteria Art), Maggie Joan’s, Moosehead, Riders Cafe, Plentyfull, Si Chuan Dou Hua (UOB), Mitzo Restaurant & bar, Alter Ego, Brewerkz (Riverside Point / Orchard Parade / Indoor Stadium), Aura, Amò, Ah Hoi’s Kitchen, and Pince & Pints (Duxton/ Katong).

There will also be Michelin-starred restaurants to expect, including Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, Summer Palace and Braci; and several hotel buffets with deals exclusive to Chope.

ChopeDeals’ 3-Day Mega Online Food Festival
The 3-day Online Food Festival is happening from 24 to 26 September.

During the Mega Sale Day from 26 September 12am sharp, there will be over 200 dining deals up for grabs, at up to 75% OFF.

Also check out the variety of 1-for-1 deals on sale, including signature mains and top buffets; and up to 60% off cash vouchers (e.g. $19.8 for $50 cash vouchers).

Do set your alarms for the timed flash deals at 12pm, 6pm and 8pm during the 3 days to score deals as low as $1.

Here’s how you can enjoy massive savings with ChopeDeals in 4 simple steps:
Step 1 – Choose: Choose an offer from a list of curated restaurants available on the Chope app or ChopeDeals website
Step 2 – Get Deal: Purchase the discounted voucher and receive it via your email or the Chope app.
Step 3 – Dine: Inform the staff that you will be using your voucher prior to ordering.
Step 4 – Redeem: Present your voucher during payment to offset the bill and enjoy your savings.

1-day Exclusive Storewide Discount on 26 September, Mega Sale Day:
Enjoy $10 off with a minimum spend of $50 using “10OFF” code. This code is limited to the first 5000 redemptions and is only applicable for diners who pay using DBS PayLah! at checkout page.

* This entry is brought to you in partnership with Chope.


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