What do you do when you have a craving for Japanese food, but have no particular restaurant in mind? Enter Nihon Food Street at Millenia Walk, which brings together a variety of Japanese restaurants, with quality dishes at a range of price points to suit every Japanese foodie’s need.
Rakuzen sources its fresh seafood, such as maguro otoro (fatty tuna belly) and kanpachi (amberjack), directly from the Tsukiji market in Tokyo. There are no slim pickings when it comes to the generous sets Rakuzen serves up – our pick is the Rakuzen Maru Bento ($48), a mini kaiseki meal with sashimi, sushi, sunomono (pickled), nimono (braised), unagi kabayaki (grilled eel) and tempura dishes. #01-16; Tel: +65 6333 1171
Tokyo Chopped Salad features Japanese-inspired sauces and seven signature salads to choose from–Mentai Teriyaki Chicken ($13.80), Corocoro Shrimp Tofu Salad ($12.80), Premium Beef Tataki ($14.80), Healthy Avocado Mushroom ($11.50), Pork Shabu Shabu Salad ($12.50), Grilled Salmon Salad ($14.50), and Teppei’s Kaisen Salad ($16). #01-102; Tel: +65 6266 0152
Hailing from the region of Hokkaido which serves up ramen topped with sweetcorn, bean sprouts and butter, Miharu Sapporo Ramen’s ingredients are imported from Hokkaido, like their Sapporo Nishiyama noodles and kombu. Ramen options here come in both shio (salt) and shoyu (soy sauce) flavours (from $15). #01-06; Tel: +65 6733 8464
This Japanese café serves up breakfast fare like toast, hotdogs, sandwiches and soup. Our pick is any one of the Singature toasts that are made from the freshly baked bread from Pullman Bakery. Its signature siphon coffee is made from in-house roasted beans. Customised single origin coffee roasting services are also available. #01-96; Tel: +65 6265 4108
Tengawa Hokkaido White Curry is the first restaurant in Singapore to serve up this white variation of Japanese curry. Using premium Hokkaido milk, it is creamier and smoother than Japanese brown curry. The compact menu offers three white curry sets – premium ebi fry ($16.80), juicy Iberian pork patty ($15.80) or crunchy chicken katsu ($15.80). There’s also an Iberico pork katsu ($19.80) and salmon katsu ($16.80). Not in the mood for rice? White curry ramen and udon are also available. Each set comes with deeply aromatic, smooth truffle oil chawanmushi, comforting miso soup and vegetables. #02-16; Tel: +65 6265 1314
While Yoi Sake Bar fronts the exterior of this joint and is visible to the public eye, walk past the veiled doorway to find Kurama Robatayaki. Here, a sprawling selection of seafood and vegetables are laid out for diners to choose from. Point at and order whichever ingredients suit your fancy – some eggplant ($9), shiitake mushrooms ($10), yellowtail collar ($25), followed by pork belly ($9), and some ox tongue ($22). #02-07; Tel: +65 6358 3565
Miyako Teppanyaki & Grill is an all-in-one dining destination which offers up a wide variety of Izakaya dishes, Teppanyaki courses, Yakimono and Kushiyaki. Diners coming in during dinner are in for a treat with traditional Charcoal Grilled Yakitori and Kushiyaki being served. Their Teppanyaki Dinner courses also offer up a range of à la carte specials, which include regal ingredients such as Wagyu Beef to lobster Tail. #02-10; Tel: +65 6258 7118
Originating from Fukuoka, Japan, Uma Uma Ramen is 100% MSG-free, which means guilt-free feasting and all-natural flavours. Their signature is the Uma Uma Ramen ($16) served in a wholesome tonkotsu broth, but there are also interesting choices like the Mentaiko Ramen ($17) topped with mentaiko and char siu (barbequed pork) bits. If you’re craving a rice bowl instead, the ones on offer include the Chasiu Don ($6) and Gyu Don ($12). #02-06; Tel: +65 6837 0827
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Millenia Walk is located 9 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039596, Exit A Promenade MRT (CC4/DT15)