Cuppage Plaza is an old and dodgy building in the Somerset area, but it is also home to many fantastic Japanese restaurants and eateries. Kaiho Sushi, a hole-in-the-wall sushi joint, is one of them. It has been around for years and it is where food lovers in-the-know head to for some authentic Japanese cuisine indulgence.
During lunch, it serves nine sets (at S$30) – pick from Anago Don Set, to Sushi Set and Ebi Tendon Set. But the one that you should go for is the Chirashi Set (S$30 during lunch, S$58 during dinner) which comes with an assortment of sliced mackerel, salmon, tuna, scallop, squid, prawn, octopus, and crab meat. Pretty generous servings, we’d say. And the sweet freshness of the fish is such a treat.
If you feel like indulging, go for the 7-course Omakase (S$100/pax) – begin with a salmon head soft bone appetiser; sashimi consisting of toro fatty tuna, red tuna, salmon and scallop; a nameko & mixed mushroom clear soup; grilled fish; deep-fried tempura; 5 pieces of toro sushi; and Japanese ice cream.
The owners aren’t the friendliest people around, so do not take offence if you are not welcomed with hospitality. They might be cranky, but a nice lunch should make up for it all.
5 Koek Road, Cuppage Plaza, #03-01/02
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6.30pm – 11pm
Tel: +65 9734 9822
Nearest Station: Somerset
For more recommendations, read our guide to Singapore’s Best Japanese Restaurants.