Sushi is a very big part of Japanese food culture and in Singapore, we are blessed with many great Japanese restaurants that are able to satisfy our sushi cravings. These Japanese restaurants range from affordable to mid-tier and right up to the fanciest restaurants that will cost you an arm and a leg when you dine there.
We have heard of sushi dishes that come with exorbitant price tags but not all of us are able to afford that kind of luxury on a daily basis. Then again, who says that good sushi has to be expensive?
If you are looking for good sushi bars in Singapore serving sushi at wallet-friendly prices, carry on reading this guide to find out more.
Japanese food lovers, you need to know about this secret Japanese restaurant on the rooftop of Orchard Central—Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurant! It houses 5 different restaurant concepts in one, serving up flavourful Japanese fare in generous portions at fairly affordable prices.
Dishing out a vast variety of Japanese food options spanning from sushi and sashimi, ramen, tempura and an assortment of chicken dishes and wagyu dishes, to say diners will be spoilt for choice is an understatement. And the best part is being able to order from any of the 5 menus and having them served and billed together!
181 Orchard Road, #12-02
Tel: +65 6634 2803
Mon to Thu, Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
Do not be put off by Senmi Sushi’s fancy interior—the prices on their menu are actually very reasonable for the quality. Tucked in Marina Square’s Emporium Shokuhin, Semi Sushi is one Japanese restaurant you have to drop by for their scrumptious sushi sets and donburi bowls.
Our favourites at the Japanese restaurant have to be the Chirashi Don, (S$19), Salmon Lovers Platter (S$17.80) and the all-time favourite Dynamite Maki (S$16.80).
6 Raffles Boulevard
Marina Square #01-18
Tel: +65 6812 2179
Daily: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall / Esplanade / Promenade
A hidden gem in HillV2, Kinsa Sushi is one of the most popular restaurants in the area among residents living nearby as prices are kept affordable, despite the premium ingredients used.
Most dishes are priced under S$15, and the star dish is definitely the Wagyu don (S$24.80), served with Grade A4 Kagoshima Wagyu. Some other recommendations include the Kinsa Roll (S$14.80) and Salmon Mentai Maki (S$16.80).
4 Hillview Rise
Tel: +65 67107278
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri, Sat & Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Bukit Batok
Any Japanese food lover would have heard of ‘Shiok Maki’ (S$16.80) from Koh Grill & Sushi Bar in Wisma Atria. The melty cheese sauce was the perfect companion for the charcoal grilled eel wrapped with salmon maki.
For those who have not been keeping up, the Japanese restaurant has since launched a second generation of Shiok Maki which replaces unagi with tempura prawn instead. If you are looking for more options, consider their Pork Sukiyaki (S$14) or Yaki Udon (S$10).
435 Orchard Road
#04-21 Wisma Atria
Tel: +65 9180 3805
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Tucked in China Square, along Nankin Row, Koji Sushi gets naturally packed with people during lunch hours. Most people would have a bowl of the Chirashi Don (S$17) on their table, and we can safely say its popularity is due to its friendly price tag.
This stylish sushi bar has a curated menu featuring nigiri sushi sets (from S$9) and donburi bowls (from S$17).
3 Pickering Street
Tel: +65 6225 6125
Mon to Sat: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
STANDING SUSHI BAR
Standing Sushi Bar’s comprehensive menu includes a good variety of handmade sushi, fresh sashimi, agemono, robatayaki, noodle, grilled items and a large collection of sake stocked behind the bar counter.
The sushi bar runs various promotions throughout the week and loyal customers will know that Mondays and Thursdays are the best days to visit for salmon sashimi as they are going at only S$3 for five pieces. What a steal!
8 Queen Street
#01-03, Singapore Art Museum
Tel: +65 6333 1335
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Bras Basah
Originally a small sushi place at Far East Plaza, The Sushi Bar has seen tremendous success amongst Singaporeans and currently has two outlets, with the other one located at Ngee Ann City.
They serve the standard dishes like sushi, sashimi, and donburi bowls, but if you only have room for one dish, you must try the famous Salmon Aburi Sushi (S$14.50).
#04-28 Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road
Mon to Fri: 12.30pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Sat: 12.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Tomi Sushi may not be the cheapest restaurant on this list, but the no-frills Japanese restaurant is still considerably affordable for its high-quality ingredients—prices range from S$20 for a tempura set to S$38 for the sushi bento.
9 Raffles Boulevard
#02-12/13 Millenia Walk
Tel: +65 6238 1123
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Promenade/ Esplanade
RYOSHI SUSHI IKEIKEMARU
Ryoshi Sushi Ikeikemaru charges by the plate, and prices range from $1.80 to $6.80 for different sushi. In addition, they also have a selection of à la carte dishes such as Tempura Udon ($9.60), Ebi Fried ($5.80), Chawanmushi ($3.80) and Salmon Avocado Salad ($7.60).
Their sushi dishes may not be the most outstanding when it comes to quality but certainly value-for-money and makes for a great everyday sushi restaurant without burning a hole in your pocket.
177 River Valley Road
Basement 1 Liang Court
Tel: +65 6337 1022
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Clarke Quay
Fish Mart SAKURAYA is a Japanese supermarket-cum-eatery that has branches at Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, West Coast Plaza and Parkway Parade.
You can find all kinds of Japanese food-related items in their mart—ranging from fresh sashimi to Japanese snacks and frozen ingredients to buy home. The SAKURAYA dining area is further inside and that is where you can enjoy air-flown fish from Japan and a wide array of affordable Japanese mains.
370 Alexandra Road
Tel: +65 6474 2495
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Queenstown
For more recommendations, read our guide on 10 Cheap Chirashi don in Singapore for S$18 and under.