Wagyu beef bowls are, for the most part, hella expensive. Even when cravings for mind-blowing, melt-in-your-mouth wagyu kick in, most of us do not have the capacity to spend a hundred dollars on a wagyu beef don as we wish.
While there’s no doubt that luxurious premium wagyu beef bowls often come attached with a hefty price tag, that there are also plenty of wallet-friendly alternatives all over Singapore. If you want to indulge yet have a slight budget constraint, fret not for there are still options available.
Here are 12 wagyu beef bowls in Singapore to try, with prices ranging from just S$6.50 nett to S$98++.
Dining on a budget isn’t necessarily difficult, especially with plenty of hawker stalls such as Tasty Street around.
True to their motto ‘Premium eats at affordable prices’, their Wagyu Beef Bowl (S$6.50) is certainly one of the cheapest we’ve come across. Granted, the beef slices are not melt-in-your-mouth tender but for its price, it sure as heck is worth every cent!
110 Pasir Ris Central
Pasir Ris Central Hawker Centre
Tel: +65 8333 5170
Tue to Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Pasir Ris
Helmed by young and passionate foodies, Gyu Nami is known for their S$10 Wagyu Beef Don for good reason.
You’d be glad to find generous portions of thinly-sliced wagyu beef slices, which are delicately wrapped around a bed of rice before being topped off with a runny egg in the centre. Complementing the hearty bowl is a yoghurt-based sauce that gives the meal a refreshing element, although we must admit that some may not be able to appreciate the pairing.
277 Orchard Road
Orchard Gateway #B2-06
Tel: +65 8385 1034
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.45pm, 6pm 9pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 2.45pm, 5.30pm – 9pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Beef-lovers, keep your eyes peeled for the Wagyu and Truffle Mince (S$16 nett) bowl which comes served with medium-rare slices of wagyu as well as minced beef that boasts a strong note of truffle.
The juicy and tender wagyu sure hits all the right spots to satisfy any beef bowl cravings and the umami-packed truffle mince gives the dish an extra fragrance. What’s more, portions are rather huge considering the price point!
The Burning Oak
348 Bedok Road
The Bedok Marketplace#02-16
Tel: +65 9873 6093
Tue to Sun: 12pm – 2pm, 6pm – 9pm
(Closed on Mondays)
Nearest Station: Tanah Merah
Priding themselves as the ‘Purveyor of Gourmet Wagyu Bowls’, their menu focuses on a selective but tantalizing range of beef bowls—all at a price that will not burn a hole in your wallet.
The Truffle Wagyu Don (S$23.90 nett) features a sizeable portion of wagyu striploin with a dash of their house-blend truffle soy sauce drizzled over it.
16 Raffles Quay
Hong Leong Building #B1-33
Tel: +65 9151 9572
Mon to Fri: 11am – 9pm
(Closed on Sat & Sun)
Nearest Station: Raffles Place
THE BUTCHER’S KITCHEN
A restaurant outpost by The Butcher at Holland Village, The Butcher’s Kitchen rose in popularity for their flaming beef bowls which are blazed up right upon serving.
The Flaming Premium Wagyu Beef (S$23.90) is the top-selling wagyu beef dish. It features thinly-sliced meat draped over Japanese pearl rice, mayonnaise sauce and Japanese furikake for the final touch.
The Butcher’s Kitchen
3 Temasek Boulevard
Suntec City #02-472
Tel: +65 9616 0111
Daily: 10am 10pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
Loyal patrons would tell you that Tanuki Raw is best for their impeccable range of donburi which—unsurprisingly—also happens to be their bestsellers.
Their Truffle Yakiniku (S$18++) comes with a huge helping of pan-seared US black Angus short rib, an onsen egg, fresh truffles and truffle soy sauce. The superb quality makes paying for this hearty bowl extremely worth it but if you’re looking to stretch your dollar, we suggest that you head over during lunch hours as the prices are lower then!
181 Orchard Road
04-01, Orchard Central
Tel: +65 6636 5949
Daily: 11.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Somerset
If you’re in search for quality wagyu beef bowls at prices that are economical for the masses, look no further than WaaCow! as they serve hands-down one of the best renditions around.
Their Mentaiko Wagyu Beef Bowl (S$21.90) comprises a bed of Akitakomachi rice that is topped with 24-hour sous vide Wagyu beef smeared with creamy mentaiko and a jiggly onsen egg.
5 Straits View, #01-09 Marina One
The Heart West Tower,
Tel: +65 9851 1552
(Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Mon to Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Downtown
Nestled within PasarBella’s last standing outlet in Suntec City is Japanese donburi specialist, Wan Niu Wan who focuses on dishing out meat-based dishes at friendly prices.
They have less than 10 items on their menu, but even so, you’d find it difficult to make a decision as everything seems equally enticing. Beef lovers, make no mistake and get yourself a bowl of Wagyu Rice (S$25 nett) which sees grilled wagyu striploin dressed in a splash of truffle oil.
Wan Niu Wan
3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-455
PasarBella Suntec City Mall
Tel: +65 8309 3212
Daily: 9am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Promenade
Best known for their Kagoshima wagyu beef, Niku Katsumata at Duxton Road serves wagyu beef-centred dishes at reasonable prices without compromising on quality.
Priced at S$38++, their Wagyu Sirloin Don with Bonito Broth is not to be missed. Thick cuts of premium beef slices are nestled atop a bed of rice and complemented by a dashi stock made with bonito flakes.
47 Duxton Road
Tel: +65 9162 7502
Mon to Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 11pm
Sat & Sun: 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar
Founded by the same team behind Tokidon, Kabuke is a Sake gastro bar hidden on the second level of a shophouse in Telok Ayer serving authentic, contemporary Japanese cuisine.
Priced extremely affordably at just S$28++, their Kabuke Wagyu Bowl is the most basic but one that will surely satisfy nonetheless. If you’re hankering after a more luxurious meal, opt for the Kabuke Pleasure Bowl (S$58++) which consists of Wagyu striploin, foie gras, uni, ikura and an onsen egg.
200A Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 8822 5525
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 11pm
Fri: 11.30am – 2pm, 6pm – 12 Midnight
Sat: 6pm – 10pm
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer
A restaurant synonymous to wagyu beef in Singapore, Fat Cow’s rendition of the Wagyu Beed Donburi is quite possibly the most highly raved about despite its hefty price tag.
Their Wagyu Premium Doburi comes with 3 variations, with the Australian Wagyu MB8 (S$98++) being the most affordable option. Alongside a helping of melt-in-your-mouth wagyu beef slices are portions of uni, caviar, foie gras and an onsen egg. This is truly the epitome of luxury in a bowl!
Camden Medical Centre #01-01/02,
1 Orchard Boulevard,
Tel: +65 6735 0308
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Orchard
Using only traditional Japanese culinary preparation methods and execution, Sushi Jiro dishes out top-notch Japanese cuisine and it is one of our personal favourites when it comes to Japanese fine dining in Singapore.
Pop by for lunch and order up their Premium Japanese Wagyu A5 Beef Don Set (S$68++) which sees perfectly-marbled beef slices that are masterfully seared to perfect medium-rare doneness. Accompanying your wagyu beef don is a helping of salad, chawanmushi, Miso soup and ice cream to seal the deal.
Sushi Jiro Keppel Bay
No.2 Keppel Bay Vista #02-01,
Marina at Keppel Bay,
Tel: +65 6252 4333
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Harbourfront