Beef Donburi, or Japanese Beef Bowls, is quite simply one of the best things you can eat. It is a bowl of happiness, one that is good for breakfast, lunch, dinner, supper… anything.
In Japan, beef bowls are enjoyed at every hour of the day. There are beef bowls for all budgets, but the common chains are usually the budget ones and popular among solo diners. In Singapore, we are blessed to have numerous places that serve good beef bowls. But let’s focus on the premium Wagyu Beef Bowls that are elevated to the next level by using the finest Wagyu, sea urchin, caviar and shaved truffles.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite Wagyu Donburi in Singapore, and you really should try them if you’ve got that extra moolah to splurge on yourself.
the Signature Black Pepper Steak Rice Bowl (from S$58++) features Wagyu petit fillet, a portion of rich and buttery foie gras, topped on a bed of fragrant beef drippings garlic rice, with grilled onion, pickled pumpkin, soft boiled egg, and Bedrock black pepper sauce.
This is available as part of the 3-course Executive Set Lunch Menu (daily from 12pm to 3pm), as well as island-wide delivery.
Bedrock Bar & Grill
96, #01-05 Somerset Rd
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard
BLACK COW – PREMIUM WAGYU BEEF DON
Specialising in prime cuts of genuine Japanese Black Wagyu and high-quality ingredients derived from the seasonal best of different agricultural regions in Japan, Black Cow’s Premium Wagyu Beef Don comes with glazed foie gras, sea urchin, caviar, onsen egg, shaved truffles. You can choose from A3 Wagyu Beef (S$88) or A5 Wagyu Beef (S$118) for your wagyu don.
26 Beach Rd, #B1-20 South Beach Avenue
Tel: +65 6386 6720
FAT COW – DRY-AGED A5 NAGASAKI PREMIUM DONBURI
Fat Cow is our favourite wagyu restaurant in Singapore and it showcases at least 8 prefectures of wagyu at any given time.
Fat Cow’s Dry-aged A5 Nagasaki Premium Donburi (S$148++) is what we call ‘happiness in a bowl’. A5 Nagasaki wagyu is used for this luxurious beef bowl. The prime cut is aged for at least 21 days and prized for its exceptional taste and fine texture. Complemented with ikura, foie gras, and an onsen egg on top of Fat Cow’s signature fat rice, luxuriate in all the good stuff; you will never see gyudon the same way again.
This is easily the best wagyu donburi you can get in Singapore. It is worth every cent!
1 Orchard Blvd, #01-01/02 Camden Medical Centre
Tel: +65 6735 0308
HIRYU – PREMIUM MIYAZAKI WAGYU DONBURI
One of the best omakase restaurants in Singapore, Hiryu is a modern Japanese restaurant along Tras Street which is helmed by chef-owner Raymond Tan who has also worked at Kinki, Fat Cow, Sushi Jin & Sushi Murasaki.
Hiryu’s Premium Wagyu Donburi is included in its omakase, but you can also order it from the a la carte menu. The Premium Wagyu Donburi features Miyazaki Wagyu (S$85 for Wagyu A3 or S$115 for Wagyu A5), Foie Gras, Uni, Ikura, Shaved Truffle, Onsen Egg with Homemade Truffle Soy Souce over Rice.
Whoever said that money can’t buy happiness, simply didn’t try Hiryu’s Wagyu Donburi before.
39 Tras St, Singapore 078978
Tel: +65 6788 9188
Located on the second floor of the Intercontinental Singapore Robertson Quay, ISHI serves exquisite Japanese fine dining which focuses on seasonality and traditional techniques.
ISHI has a Wagyu Beef Donburi Set (S$78) during lunch which includes a starter, the Wagyu Beef Donburi, Miso soup and dessert. Enjoy A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef which is seared to perfection. The rice bowl is topped with a generous amount of crispy fried garlic chips.
1 Nanson Rd, #02-06
Tel: +65 9829 8239
This modern 20-seater Japanese restaurant has an A5 Wagyu Beef Bowl set (S$80 served with salad, soup and dessert) which is limited to only 5 sets a day. This divine creation features perfectly seared chunks of A5 Wagyu beef, buttery foie gras, white truffle shavings and creamy uni that was balanced on a soft-boiled egg.
11 Kee Seng Street #01-12
Tel: +65 8788 3535
KINKI RESTAURANT & BAR – HIGH ROLLER OHMI A4 WAGYU DONBURI
Located in the heart of the CBD, Kinki Restaurant & Bar is an urban Japanese concept with an underground vibe that offers one of the best views of the waterfront and skyline of Marina Bay.
The highlight of Kinki Restaurant & Bar’s High Roller (S$98) is naturally the Ohmi A4 Wagyu and the beef rice bowl is also topped with Hokkaido Uni, Ikura, shaved summer black truffle, and onsen egg.
Kinki Restaurant & Bar
70, #02-02 Collyer Quay, Customs House, 049323
Tel: +65 6533 3471
Matsukiya at Paragon—a Japanese charcoal grill concept by Sushi Tei—has a pretty value-for-money Donburi Set lunch (S$65++). The Miyazaki A4 wagyu ribeye donburi has a generous serving of Ikura on the side and the set also includes an appetiser, salmon tataki, a prawn soup with a charcoal-grilled prawn and mushrooms, as well as a scoop of ice cream.
290 Orchard Rd, #05-04 Paragon, Singapore 238859
Tel: +65 6219 1771
A clever play on the word ‘chateaubriand’—which is a prime tender cut of wagyu—Shatoburian is the most talked-about Japanese yakiniku restaurant in town now. Famed for their extensive menu of prized Hida wagyu cuts, this contemporary Japanese BBQ restaurant is a heaven for wagyu aficionados.
Go for the Signature Yakiniku Don which comes in three variations—Kurobuta Pork (S$85), Japanese Wagyu Beef (S$118) and Chef’s premium selection of Japanese wagyu beef (S$188).
The Japanese Wagyu Beef Yakiniku Donburi is presented with foie gras, uni, caviar, onsen egg and topped with shaved truffles. This heavenly bowl of treasures will make your day, regardless of which variation you go for. This is, hands down, one of the best wagyu donburi in Singapore.
390 Orchard Rd, #02 – 08, Singapore 238871
Tel: +65 6904 3308
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