Teppei Japanese Restaurant at the ground floor of Orchid Hotel has been gaining a strong following because of its extremely affordable omakase (prices start from S$50/pax). The last time we checked, its omakase during dinner is fully booked till December. If you are not able to get a table for omakase, go for its barachirashi and tempura set during lunch.
The Barachirashi (S$17.60) is decent and inexpensive – probably one of the cheapest chirashi you can get in Singapore – but it is not worth the hype. It suffices as an introductory bowl for first-timers, decent enough, but there are many more chirashi-don out there that shout freshness and variety way better.
The Tempura Set (S$16.50 – S$19.80), on the other hand, fared much better. Fried individually at the bar, the tempura was crispy, light and not overly greasy. We would go back for it regularly if not for the long queue during lunch.
Teppei Japanese Restaurant
#01-18, Orchid Hotel, 1 Tras Link
Tel: +65 6222 7363
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
For more recommendations, read our guide to the best Japanese restaurants in Singapore.