Last Updated: April 10, 2018
Japanese restaurants are aplenty in Singapore, and one is spoilt for choice when it comes to trying to decide on whether they should have sushi, sashimi, yakitori, ramen, or donburi to satiate their hunger. But what if you could have all that in one place?
Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant at Orchard Central gives diners a unique experience with its five dining concepts that span across Japanese cuisine.
Named after the famous fish market in Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant proudly serves diners a wide range of authentic Japanese dishes on the scenic 12th floor of Orchard Central.
You can choose to sit in the common dining area, or in full view of the chefs, as they prepare your dishes right before your eyes!
The menu is pretty extensive, so you can rest assured that you’ll definitely find something that’ll whet your appetite. The best part is, the restaurant has a Tori-Sho Chicken Cuisine that’s currently having a 1-for-1 promotion from Monday to Thursday for dinner (with a one-day advanced reservation required), for their Yakitori Omakase 12-Course ($88++ per pax, with a minimum of two pax) that serves a special Tori-sho chicken cuisine.
Every trip will guarantee you a different menu, as they prepare what is freshest for the day. Every set includes three appetisers, sashimi, six skewers, chawanmushi, a deep-fried entree, Soboro Foie Gras Don and Chicken Collagen Soup, along with a side of sauce (tare, miso or spicy).
We especially loved how innovative and creative the chefs are with utilising almost all parts of the chicken, such as chicken heart and gizzard, and all the skewers were absolutely scrumptious! The Soboro Foie Gras Don was savoury and rich, with the foie gras simply melting into the warm rice.
Apart from their omakase promotion, they are also extending a 20% off the a la carte menu from Monday to Thursday during lunch and dinner, so you have more reasons to try more of their food!
Why not give Takumen Ramen Gallery menu a shot and try their Sakuta-ya Ramen (Ajitama) ($16.80)? Its depth and aroma come from the pork and chicken broth, while the springy iekei ramen retained a nice bite, making every spoonful a delight.
From the Tsukiji Dinner menu, they serve amazing Fresh Oysters (Six Pieces) ($17.80) that had low salinity, boosted only by the addition of the accompanying soy sauce. It was a smooth swallow and had very little chew.
If you’re absolutely in love with sashimi, and also from their Tsukiji Dinner menu, you can’t afford to miss out on their 7 Kinds Of Tsukiji Sashimi On A Ship ($39.80). The types of raw fish served is also seasonal and changes up according to what chef feels is best, but no matter what, you’ll always be getting some of the best sashimi in town!
We especially loved the generously thick cuts of salmon, scallop and tuna; they had great fattiness and sufficient sinewy bite.
Take a pick from their Ebi-zo Tendon menu and crunch your way through their hefty portion of Ebizo Special Tendon ($20.80), great for sharing or if you’re feeling famished. It consists of prawns, eel, crab legs, squid, soft boiled egg, and mixed vegetables, all on a bed of fluffy rice.
Everything in this bowl was not only crunchy with larger-than-usual servings, but it actually tasted very satisfying. Our pick was the fried pumpkin and large prawns. The former was exceptionally sweet, while the latter was springy.
Another must-try from their Tsukiji Dinner menu is their 8 Kinds Chicken Yakitori ($18.80) should be able to win you over! Grilled to perfection, these dainty skewers consist of chicken balls, chicken breast, chicken cartilage and chicken heart; talk about a protein-packed meal!
We highly recommend the chicken hearts, even if you’re a little intimidated by them. They were very well-seasoned, only subtly chewy and quite addictive actually.
Indulge in every Japanese food lover’s dream, and order a decadent bowl of bara chirashi from the Tsukiji Dinner menu. The Tsukiji Special Bara Chirashi Don ($19.80) was filled to the brim with all the goodness of raw sashimi cuts, including salmon, tuna, and swordfish. All this was balanced out with spoonfuls of ikura (salmon roe), tobiko (flying fish roe) and uni (sea urchin gonads).
Considering this was a sizeable portion, we recommend this as a sharing dish if you’re planning to order sides as well. But it sure was tempting to finish it off, as the fish was fresh and plump and the saltiness of the fish roes and the uni really made the dish very difficult to say ‘no’ to.
Take the opportunity to order some of their grilled items from the Hamayaki menu, like the Grilled Squid With Mayonnaise & Ponzu ($12.80). Contrary to what many may fear, these delightful squid rings weren’t chewy at all; they were very tender, and the char from the grill created a delectable contrast to the squid’s natural bite. For the affordable price point, this dish comes highly recommended.
Should you prefer your shellfish cooked (as opposed to enjoyed raw), you have the option of ordering their Grilled Butter Scallop With Japanese Ponzu Sauce ($12.80) and Sake Grilled Oyster With Ponzu Sauce ($12.80), also available on the Hamayaki menu.
Order either one, and we can safely say, you’ll be more than satisfied. Be sure to enjoy them while they’re piping hot like we did, and you’ll get to enjoy a seafood sweetness complemented by a smoky note. Just like a good ol’ barbecue, this one is bound to have you wanting more.
The variety of Japanese food that Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant serves is comprehensive and rather value-for-money, with menu items starting from below $15.
To enjoy the promotions above, simply show the staff that you’ve followed Sethlui.com and Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant on either Facebook or Instagram.
You won’t have to have to fight over where to dine for Japanese cuisine with your friends again, and with the current promotion going on till 30 April 2018, you’ll get to stretch your dollar too!
Expected damage: $15 – $100 per pax
*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant.