Maki, also known as Maki Sushi, is a popular type of sushi that features rice and different fillings like seafood or veggies, all wrapped up in seaweed.

In Singapore, the Sushi Roll has really taken off, with lots of restaurants serving up both classic versions and some new, exciting twists that mix local flavours with traditional Japanese styles.

Whether you’re a sushi lover or just looking to try something new, Singapore’s Maki Rolls are a fun and tasty treat to explore:

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Ume Maru
Far East Plaza #05-26/26A, 14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2pm, 5pm – 11pm (Mon – Sat), 12pm – 2pm, 5pm – 10pm (Sun)

Ume Maru at Far East Plaza looks just like a Japanese bookstore, filled with bright manga comics and anime books.

However, a hidden door leads you into Singapore’s first secret bar dedicated to whisky and bespoke cocktail.

Food-wise, the Truffle Maki ($20) is a showstopper, served sizzling on a hot plate – which also keeps it warm throughout the meal.

You will find baked unagi and crunchy kyuri (cucumber) inside, along with bits of tempura for texture, topped with salmon, tartar sauce, kaiware (daikon radish sprouts), and a sprinkle of tobiko (flying fish roe).

A special truffle cheese sauce is poured over right at your table. Other than the dramatic effect, it creates this light crisp at the base of the maki.

Read more at: Ume Maru (Far East Plaza)

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The Sushi Bar
Ngee Ann City #05-34/35, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:45pm (Mon – Sun)

As a homegrown Japanese restaurant, The Sushi Bar has etched its name as a beloved spot for quality Japanese cuisine, offered at prices that hit the sweet spot of affordability without compromising on quality.

Should I say anything more about their star Salmon Aburi Roll?

Known for its delightful combination of flavours and textures, this sushi roll features raw salmon and creamy avocado inside, wrapped in lightly charred salmon topped with a dollop of mentaiko.

Always satisfying if you pop a piece into your mouth and slowly chew away, eyes closed.

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Tsuta Singapore
313@somerset #01-16, 313 Orchard Road, Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm, Last order 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

While some may think the Tsuta only serves up ramen, there are actually many more, from Donburi bowls, Salads, Nami Maki, Rice Paper Tacos, Sushi Maki, to other sharing items.

Tsuta also offers a Wagyu Beef Roll ($22.80).

This is a luxurious, meaty variant of the usual maki roll, featuring prime U.S. Wagyu beef delicately laid and embellished with steak sauce, fried garlic chips, white sesame seeds, and chives.

When I put the entire piece in the mouth, the mixture of flavours reminded me totally of having the Wagyu Beef Donburi.

Read more at: Tsuta Singapore (Orchard Central)

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SENS Dining
243 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278977
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm Last order 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun) Last order 9:30pm

SENS Dining is known for its wide range of Japanese cuisine and seasonal produce procured from specific regions in Japan.

In fact, produce shipments arrive four times per week from Japan (more than the usual), so that diners can enjoy the freshest of ingredients.

SENS Dining has an extensive selection of Maki Rolls, ideal for sharing and catering to various sushi preferences.

Choices range from Oishi Maki with seared salmon and ebi prawn, Spicy Tuna Cheese, Una Grilled Eel, Soft Shell Crab Avocado, to Dragon Maki.

If you can’t decide on one, try the Aburi Sugoi Maki Maki Roll.

The seared salmon and avocado roll comes topped in a creamy and smooth century egg sauce which makes it quite unusual.

Read more at: SENS Dining (Holland Village)

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Ichiban Sushi
AMK Hub #02-01, 53 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, Singapore 569933
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

Ichiban Sushi offers various Sushi Rolls from Salmon Mentai Roll, Unagi Salmon Roll, to Lobster Salad & Kani Roll.

This Mango Ebi Roll from Ichiban Sushi gets a fruity upgrade with the addition of fresh, ripe chunks of mangoes.

Rolled inside are strips of soft egg omelette and crunchy cucumbers.

Each slice comes topped with prawn, flying fish roe, spring onions and salted kelp. Served with mango mayo for a creamy, tropical flavour.

Read more at: Ichiban Sushi (Ang Mo Kio)

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Kozen Sushi Bar & Restaurant
22 Flanders Square, Singapore 209306
Tel: +65 6816 0253
Opening Hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

At Kozen, you can find freshly prepared nigiri, maki, and sashimi platters.

Additionally, they surprise diners with a whole set of inventive creations that are as delicious as they are fancy looking.

Kozen is equally modern in its sushi roll creativeness, offering Sushi Rolls from Salmon Butter, Black Truffle Foie Gras, Soft Sheel Crab, Avocado Tempura, to Engawa Hotate Roll.

For instance, their Foie Gras Salmon Roll combines exotic flavours from the land with classic sea ingredients.

To enhance the taste of the sushi, the chefs flambé the salmon, adding a hint of smokiness before placing the foie gras.

At the same time, the avocado eel and fried tempura flakes balance the sushi and give it textural complexity.

Read more at: Kozen Sushi (Farrer Park)

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Omote
Thomson Plaza #03-24A, 301 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574408
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 2pm (Mon), 11:30am – 2pm, 5:30pm – 9pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Tues

Omote at Thomson Plaza which was previously known as Sushiro, is popular for its range of donburi and value-for-money Japanese food.

Over the years, it has fine-tuned its menu and is now more known for its progressive Japanese cuisine with an Asian influence.

There are also Sushi Rolls with Superstar Lobster, Salmon Expression, Korean Dynamite, Crispy Tiger Maki, and Lucky Strike.

Each coming with four pieces, you would find the rolls generally drenched in rich, heavy-tasting sauces. Accordingly, customers here prefer strong flavours in their food.

Read more at: Omote (Upper Thomson)

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Rollie Olie
The Star Vista #02-05, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Rollie Olie’s menu features an inventive array of signature sushi rolls, each offering a blend of flavours and textures.

The “Caterpillar” roll combines avocado, crab meat, and cucumber with flying fish roe and a drizzle of eel sauce, while the “Heatwave” roll turns up the spice with its mix of spicy tuna, avocado, and crunchy vegetables, all bound by spicy mayo.

The “Dos Amigos” is a decadent option with grilled eel and cream cheese, elevated by the crunch of tempura and the freshness of tamago and avocado.

For something a bit different, the “Cali Dream” roll includes fried prawn and panko crunch, with a surprising sweet note from strawberries and a tang from yuzu mustard.

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Yuba Hut
The Rail Mail, 452 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 678206
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

The highlight at Yuba Hut is the Champion Floss Maki which is so-named probably because the roll is piled with ingredients.

The chef started rolling up slices of salmon sashimi and cucumber within sushi rice, wrapped it up with salmon slices which would be further aburi-ed.

That is not over.

The ‘champion’ was drizzled with never-ending home-made mayonnaise sauce, additionally topped with chicken floss and ebiko.

Seemed like the more OTT it is, the more ‘instagrammable’ and decadent it would become.

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Kai Kai Sushi & Grill
Wisma Atria #04-21, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

The Level 4 space at Wisma Atria in the heart of Orchard Road has undergone a significant transformation, previously occupied by Koh Grill & Sushi Bar.

Stepping into this legacy is Kai Kai Sushi & Grill, under the guidance of Chef Teppei Yamashita, a name synonymous with successful Japanese dining ventures in Singapore.

The curiosity extended to their Maki offerings, particularly the Pidan Salmon Maki ($16).

This roll combined salmon, century egg sauce, avocado, minced tuna, cucumber, and flying fish roe.

While the ingredients promise a fusion of flavours, the result was a safe, somewhat uninspiring choice that lacked the memorable punch of its predecessor’s famed Shiok Maki.

With that said, it was still a not-bad choice.

Read more at: Kai Kai Sushi & Grill (Wisma Atria)

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issho izakaya – One Fullerton
One Fullerton #01-05, 1 Fullerton Road, Singapore 049213
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat – Sun)

issho izakaya found at One Fullerton has both indoor and al fresco dining options, where you can experience waterfront Japanese dining without breaking the bank.

The menu is brimming with a drool-worthy variety of Sushi and Makimonos.

Among the many sushi rolls, you can find favourites like the Dragon Maki ($19.80) featuring a roll of breaded tiger prawn sushi with avocado topping; and Uni Negitoro Maki ($25.80) – a signature sushi with chopped tuna belly and sea urchin.

The Aburi Salmon & Cream Cheese Maki can be a family-favourite, beautifully flame-seared creamy Norwegian Salmon, with the inside comprising of cream cheese and cucumber.

Read more at: issho izakaya (One Fullerton)

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